Succinctly Yours Week 192

Posted on November 22, 2014 1:34 pm under Succinctly Yours
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How low can you go?

Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words.Click For Details

Photo for week beginning Sunday, November 23rd

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Word of the Week:rubber

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Pets At Work

Posted on November 22, 2014 11:07 am under Microfiction
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When she approved pets at work, the CEO hadn’t met Bedlam, an aptly named feline. Now she gathered evidence to justify policy revocation. (140)

Gina hoped her pet flea had jumped inside the camera. She didn’t want him associating with those mangy dogs. (109)

Succinctly Yours offers a weekly photo and word as inspiration for your microfiction. How low can you go? Choose the 140 character or 140 word option.

This week’s word was bedlam.

Succinctly Yours Week 191

Posted on November 16, 2014 12:24 am under Succinctly Yours
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How low can you go?

Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words.Click For Details

Photo for week starting Sunday, November 16th

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Word of the Week:bedlam

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Limited Edition

Posted on November 21, 2014 10:20 am under General
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Nothing is impossible.
You can be anything you want to be.
If you think you can do it, you can.

Sayings like these make me cringe. I’m sure they’re intended to motivate, but they also imply that those who don’t achieve their dreams, just haven’t tried hard enough. I’d love to figure skate in the Olympics, win the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions, and write symphonies that rival Beethoven’s. Age, intellect, and natural abilities say that isn’t going to happen, no matter how hard I try.

It’s not just the big dreams. Read more »

The Home Team

Posted on November 17, 2014 10:29 pm under General
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Football season is in full swing.  In our small college town, it’s hard to find anyone, who doesn’t support the home team.  When the game moves up to the NFL, however, the boundaries get a bit blurry.  I think most people still like to cheer for the home team, but for some of us, “home” is not easily defined. Read more »