Archive for June, 2011

Succinctly Yours – Week 14

Posted on June 25, 2011 11:57 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. It doesn’t have to be exactly 140, just not more.

Want more challenge? Use the word of the week in your story. This part is optional.

I’ve changed the Linky time to accommodate those who prefer to play on Sunday. It will open on Sunday at 12:15AM, although I will continue to be more of a Monday player.

How do I come up with the weekly word?
I don’t. I ask my daughter for a word. She hasn’t seen the picture. That makes it more fun for both of us. Hopefully, you are enjoying it too.

Photo for Monday, June 27th.

Word Of The Week:

Please check back on Monday evening for next week’s photo.

I had adjusted the linky opening time to Sunday, because I wanted to accomodate those who prefered that. Unfortunately, those who post on Monday, particularly later in the day, seem to get very few comments. I hope that this will be a reminder to view those entries, when getting the next week’s photo.

Photo for Monday, July 4th.

Word Of The Week:


A Tangled Web

Posted on June 24, 2011 3:00 pm under Story Ideas
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Two months before graduation, star athlete and student body president, Scott Pleckan, disappears along with his prized red Mustang.

Police found no evidence of foul play. “He’s not the first kid to bail before college.”

Three women harbor guilty secrets.

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2011 Weekend Writer’s Retreat #25

Posted on June 23, 2011 11:55 pm under Weekend Writer's Retreat
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Weekend Writer's Retreat

  1. Write a post on your blog that shows us your original creative writing.
  2. Somewhere on your sidebar or post use our button or provide a text link back to the Weekend Writer’s Retreat.

    a meme for writers of all kinds

  3. Add a direct link to your WWR post, not your blog, on the current week’s Linky Tool.
  4. Have fun reading and commenting on other’s submissions and finding out what they think of your writing.

We look forward to seeing what’s been written this week.

Just An Attempt

Posted on June 22, 2011 10:03 pm under Family, Grandma Tidbits
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Every month or two, we give my daughter a break from cooking duties and order a pizza. Usually, she orders online and has the pizza delivered.

This didn’t work so well, on the last order. Read more »

Goodbye Columbus

Posted on June 21, 2011 3:46 pm under Short Stories
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Hello life, goodbye Columbus

I’ve got a feelin’ that you’re gonna hear from us

You’re gonna know that we’ve taken the world by surprise

The Association

The song played continuously in her head. Donna substituted Franklin for Columbus as she watched the town disappear in her rearview mirror. Granny had loved that song. She’d dance around the kitchen as she sang. The youngest grandchildren always enjoyed the performance, but it wasn’t long before adolescent skepticism stifled that enthusiasm. Gran had never left Franklin, never taken the world by surprise. Donna had vowed that she would do more. Read more »