On Maligning the Poor Pear

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The pear gets a bum rap in Randy’s latest column about the fruit and all of its dire consequences. Read the rest of the story…

Friday Fictioneers – So, I’m Sitting in Jersey, or Sandy II Redux

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Friday Fictioneers – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about. This week it’s:                                         So, I’m … Continue reading

The Sands of Time Slip Away: Picture It and Write

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Picture It and Write from ermiliablog@wordpress Write a paragraph of fiction or a poem to accompany the image. The picture prompt for this week is below:                             … Continue reading

Mud, Old Shoes, and Toilet Paper: To Whimsy Mimsy

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Whimsy Mimsy posted this challenge: Write a poem, sensual or romantic, and include the words (or ideas based on them) mud, old shoes, and toilet paper.                             … Continue reading

To You, My Love, To You: Five Sentence Fiction

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Lillie Mcferrin posts a “Five Sentence Fiction” prompt. This week it is: TIME                     To You, My Love, To You Midnight is a long way off, and I’m still not sure … Continue reading

Friday Fictioneers: My Little Ho-tela-dee (also known as The Hotel Dick)

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Friday Fictioneers – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about.

A Manic Clash: Sunday Whirl “wordle”

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The Sunday Whirl blog invites writers to write a poem or short prose using some or all of the “wordle’s” 12 word.   This week’s words are:                           … Continue reading

The Pills’ Grim Progress from this Major to that Which is to Come

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Picture It and Write from ermiliablog@wordpress Write a paragraph of fiction or a poem to accompany the image. The picture prompt for this week is below:                         The Pills’ … Continue reading

Of Girls and Hair: The Other Great Depression —— Picture It and Write

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Picture It and Write from ermiliablog@wordpress Write a paragraph of fiction or a poem to accompany the image.

Meanwhile, On Some Distant Marble, Playing Pool with the Universe

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If you haven’t started following, or at least reading, Whimsygizmo’s poetry, please try clicking here. I find myself inspired to write my own poems spinning out from her works.

Free Will, Sin, and True Power

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I used to philosophize but it would sound so superficial; so instead I became a philologist. I studied that superficially so I could then at least talk in depth about it.

The Android Family Enjoy Their Friday Dinner: Friday Fictioneers

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Friday Fictioneers – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about.

A Bewitched Silence: Julia’s Place 100WCGU

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What is 100WCGU? Each week there is a prompt: a few connected words, a selection of individual words or a picture. The prompt is: … the silence was deafening …

George and Gracie Practice for Gracie’s Sports Medicine Class: Picture It and Write

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Picture It and Write from ermiliablog@wordpress Write a paragraph of fiction or a poem to accompany the image.

His Spirit: Life Slices

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Life Slices explores living moments. Exposing the best and the worst in everyday experiences, Life Slices shows how life affects each of us in significant ways.

Word Beaters

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In the beginning there was the light, then the word, then the debate over which came first: the light or the word, because you couldn’t have known there was light in the beginning unless there was the word to write … Continue reading

Thinly Veiled Affairs: Picture it and Write

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Picture It and Write from ermiliablog@wordpress Write a paragraph of fiction or a poem to accompany the image. The picture prompt for this week is below:                             … Continue reading

The Elusive: A Poetic Representation of an American Illustrator

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Images flutter like Maxfield Parrish F. X Leyendecker Norman Rockwell Harrison Fisher                                     The Elusive At night she grasps the elusive. Moon beams, … Continue reading

Going Through the Candidates to Date: Five Sentence Fiction

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Lillie Mcferrin posts a “five sentence fiction” prompt. This week it is: CANDIDATE                     Going Through the Candidates to Date Jim, what did you just say that my husband said I … Continue reading

John and Karen Hawk the Fair: Friday Fictioneers

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Friday Fictioneers – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about. This week it’s:                         John and Karen Hawk the Fair Karen. This is smart. … Continue reading

Anti-Austerity Rage: A Multinational Limerick Poem

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The Spanish, the British, the Italians, the Israelis: All of them cry, “We’re being pinched.” Throw open up the windows, everyone, and yell, “We’re not going to take it anymore.”                 pic from … Continue reading

Well Ollie, You Did It Again: Julia’s Place 100WCGU Re-do

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I did it again.                                   Well Ollie, you did it again. Mmmfrretstfffaggeb bmmmmmmm. Is that all you have to say for yourself? It is … Continue reading

It Is Not My Fault That There Are 282 Words In This Story! (Somebody else threw in those extra 182 words. I swear it is not my fault) Julia’s Place 100WCGU

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What is 100WCGU? Each week there is a prompt: a few connected words, a selection of individual words or a picture. The prompt is: … It Is Not My Fault … As usual you have 100 words to add to … Continue reading

Voting is Really About My Father

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                                The first time I voted was 1968. I had just started college, the Vietnam War loomed large, flower power was blossoming, and the world … Continue reading

Watson and Crick Go DNA: Picture it and Write

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Picture It and Write from ermiliablog@wordpress Write a paragraph of fiction or a poem to accompany the image. The picture prompt for this week is below:                 Watson and Crick Go DNA What … Continue reading

Dorothy Parker Quotes

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Dorothy Parker From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Dorothy Parker (August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) was an American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th century urban foibles. … … Continue reading

Jobs for the Unemployable – No, Make that Unemployable Jobs

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Looking for a job? I’ve been scouring job postings and have listed here a few of the most interesting ones. Let me know if any of them seem like something you may be qualified for or would like to apply … Continue reading

Presidential Potions: Five Sentence Fiction

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Lillie Mcferrin posts a “five sentence fiction” prompt. This week it is: Potions Below is the picture she has posted on her site:                     Presidential Potions Neither side spoke anymore. He … Continue reading

Job Placement Program for Unemployed Seasonings (or the Seasonally Unemployed): Friday Fictioneers

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Friday Fictioneers – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about. This week it’s:                         Job Placement Program for Unemployed Seasonings(or the Seasonally Unemployed) I … Continue reading

It was the worst of times: Life’s Slices

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Life Slices explores living moments. Exposing the best and the worst in everyday experiences, Life Slices shows how life affects each of us in significant ways. Inspired by Boy With a Hat’s “50 Word Story a Day Keeps the Boredom … Continue reading

The New Victims: A Sonnet for the Wealthy

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They cry that they are the new victims. Taxes will strip away their ability to create jobs. Taxes hurt the economy. Yet they spend millions on an attack ads, lobbyists, on campaign funds and junkets, on a multitude of tax … Continue reading

And Winter Will Bring? Julia’s Place 100WCGU

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What is 100WCGU? Each week there is a prompt: a few connected words, a selection of individual words or a picture. The prompt is (click here to visit this week’s post): … and winter will bring … As usual you … Continue reading