Archive for September, 2011

Beyond The Mist

Posted on September 30, 2011 12:16 pm under Story Ideas
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Surrounded by incredible beauty, Natalie walked along the shore of a twilight world. Mist rose from the water and swirled around her, obliterating everything. Then she awoke.

Natalie’s mother had been an adept fortuneteller, dispensing what customers longed to hear. Natalie had inherited the business. Unlike her mother, she actually saw the future. Each day, she struggled to give hope to desperate people, while seeing lives with dim futures.
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Weekend Writers Retreat #39

Posted on September 29, 2011 10:10 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.


Posted on September 28, 2011 9:03 pm under General
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Have you ever had a day when your phone didn’t ring? Maybe you relish the silence for a bit. You certainly don’t miss wrong numbers, survey requests and sales pitches. After a while, you start to wonder. You pick up the phone and check for the dial tone. Yes, it’s there. Then why isn’t anyone calling?
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Titillating Spam

Posted on September 27, 2011 11:24 am under Spam
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Almost 200 comments jammed my spam folder this week, but this was certainly the best.

I’ll immediately grab your ass as I can not find your email subscription.

My email? I’ll give you directions to my house.

Wait. Calico says they meant my rss feed. Dang!

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Posted on September 26, 2011 11:13 pm under Microfiction
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“I’m going to get the leaf bags. You kids stay out of those leaves.”

“Yes, Dad.” (81)

Jim really admired his little sister’s fighting spirit.

Jim was mired in leaves. Her big brother was sweet, but wimpy. (118)



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 mired.