Archive for August, 2011

2011 Weekend Writers Retreat #34

Posted on August 25, 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.

Insurance and Assurance

Posted on August 24, 2011 5:24 pm under General
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When my daughter was young, I started to think about purchasing more life insurance for myself. I had a small policy through my employer; the kind meant to pay for burial expenses, but not much else. I knew that my parents would raise my daughter, if something happened to me. They weren’t wealthy and retirement was looming in their future. I worried that the cost of raising another child could have a negative impact on their retirement security. Read more »

Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing

Posted on August 24, 2011 10:44 am under General

A close friend decided to get a facelift when she reached her mid-fifties. She said she had more energy than most 35 year olds and wanted her exterior to reflect that. I saw her new look about ten days after surgery and decided I could live with my wrinkled forehead and baggy eyes. Time didn’t shake that opinion. It wasn’t just the pain of the surgery or the months of applying makeup to cover the scars. The results didn’t seem worth it. My friend’s face didn’t look that much younger, her neck still looked fifty and her once warm smile seemed pinched and tight. She was quite happy, however. I suppose that’s what mattered, but I still have a hard time understanding why someone would face the risks of surgery for this kind of procedure. Read more »

Different Strokes

Posted on August 22, 2011 3:03 am under Microfiction
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His tepid approach to home improvement had enraged the Neighborhood Association, but later received high honors from the Spirit League. (137)



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 tepid.

Succintly Yours – Week 22

Posted on August 21, 2011 12:01 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 22nd.

Word of the Week:tepid

Click photo for full-sized image.

Link toNext Week’s Photo