Archive for July, 2011

Beauty and the

Posted on July 31, 2011 12:10 am under Microfiction
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The lizard surveyed their pale soft bodies. Why had that ugly species been allowed to proliferate? (99)



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 proliferate.

Succinctly Yours – Week 19

Posted on July 30, 2011 11:08 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, August 1st.

Word Of The Week:


Click link below for next week’s photo.

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Posted on July 29, 2011 1:06 am under Story Ideas
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Adam stared at the pretty girl on the sidewalk and then at his friend-filled car.

“Sure Katie, you can come too, but you’ll have to squeeze in next to me.”

Adam plans on a carefree summer. KD2 plans on surviving in a primitive civilization.

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2011 Weekend Writers Retreat #30

Posted on July 28, 2011 11:30 pm under Weekend Writer's Retreat
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  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 you have written.

Lone Wolf – Conclusion

Posted on July 27, 2011 12:46 pm under Short Stories
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If you missed the previous installments, begin here.

Laurie hadn’t gotten the full story, of course. There are some things you don’t tell your children. There are things you don’t tell your spouse.

After my epiphany, I called Jodie’s house and got the answering machine.

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