Archive for August, 2011

The Better Half

Posted on August 31, 2011 2:12 pm under General

By nature, I am a DIY person. When my husband started his business, I assured him that I could take care of the books. I was working on a degree and had taken an introductory accounting course. Unlike many of my peers, I had enjoyed the class. The chance to put my education to practical use seemed like a lot of fun. It was. I even did the taxes, supplementing my knowledge with a two-day class in tax preparation for small businesses. Read more »

Tempting My Daughter

Posted on August 29, 2011 4:25 pm under Microfiction
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“The shortest distance between two points is a straight line” GrandmaG said sagaciously.   “So why are you insisting on a right-angled route?” (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.

This week’s word was sagacious.

Succinctly Yours – Week 23

Posted on August 28, 2011 12:05 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

These posts were getting quite long, so I have started posting a link to next week’s photo instead of the photo itself.

Photo for Monday, August 29th.

Word of the Week:sagacious

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Link to Next Week’s Photo

To The Lowest Bidder

Posted on August 27, 2011 4:06 pm under General
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While I’m not fond of winter, I occasionally find myself dreading warm weather. No sooner have daffodils pushed their way through the earth, than we are besieged by a plethora of salespeople. Kids selling candy for their sports team, missionaries selling their brand of faith and hoards of earnest looking consultants selling their home security systems. Read more »


Posted on August 26, 2011 2:27 am under Story Ideas
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Fifteen years before, world-renowned director, Charles Clement, had come to this rural location to shoot a film. He left with a scrawny orphan. Under his loving guardianship, Gabrielle lost her shyness and transitioned from an illiterate child to a respected pediatrician.

After Charles’ death, Gabrielle is the only heir to his fortune, including several mansions and her childhood home. Why had Charles bought it? Gabrielle feels compelled to return.
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