Archive for July, 2011

Lone Wolf – Part 3

Posted on July 26, 2011 9:09 pm under Short Stories
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If you missed the previous installments, begin here.

The second agency asked more questions and a temp wasn’t available until the following day. Karen was worth the wait. She answered phones, completed forms and charmed the clients, especially the men. Jodie’s suits seemed far more professional than Karen’s clinging tops and minis, but I hadn’t received any complaints. Karen got the basics done. I wistfully recalled that Jodie had worked with the accountant,
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Simpler Times

Posted on July 25, 2011 1:08 pm under Microfiction
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Four new power tools and five hundred bucks for a lopsided dog house. How had Grandpa built his home with the tools in his humble work-shed? (140)




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.

Using the word of the week is an arbitrary decision. It’s not in my microfiction, but at least I used it!

Lone Wolf – Part 2

Posted on July 24, 2011 4:30 pm under Short Stories
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If you missed Part 1, you can check it out here.

The temp surveyed the reception area.

“This sure doesn’t look like a wolf rescue agency.”

This was not an auspicious beginning. I took a minute to explain that my name was Dan Wolf and my company matched independent consultants with clients who needed their services. Heather was disappointed. When she saw the leather furniture, she was outraged.

“Oh, those poor wolves.”
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Succinctly Yours Week 18

Posted on July 23, 2011 11:30 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, July 25th.

Word Of The Week:


Photo for Monday, July 25th.

Word Of The Week:



2011 Weekend Writers Retreat #29

Posted on July 22, 2011 12:01 am 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.