Archive for October, 2011

The Athiest

Posted on October 29, 2011 11:15 am under Story Ideas
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Janet Haskins has always wanted a stained glass window for her foyer. Her dreams of sunlight streaming through a colorful array of flowers ends, when she returns from a trip and sees her husband’s surprise.

“Salvaged from an old church. Isn’t it a beauty?”

Stretching from the floor to the top of the vaulted ceiling, the window is both overpowering and inappropriate. Read more »

2011 Weekend Writers Retreat 43

Posted on October 28, 2011 12:05 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.

Fairly Tedious

Posted on October 26, 2011 10:49 pm under General
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In the eighties, I worked for a small health-related agency. Several times a year, it participated in health fairs. Because the staff was small, everyone, myself included, had to spend a few hours at the agency’s booth. Those were some of the most tedious hours of my life.

Don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against good health or its promotion. Standing behind a table with your agency’s name in bold letters dangling from the front and a few stacks of pamphlets sitting on top, Read more »

Hide And Seek – The IP Game

Posted on October 25, 2011 9:43 pm under General

I love the traffic widget on my blog. How fun to see that people have travelled halfway across the nation, or even the globe, to sample some of Grandma’s Goulash. Or have they?

Increasingly, I see online chats about hiding IP addresses. For me, the question was not how, but why. I decided to check that out.

A quick explanation for my non-techie friends. An IP address is the address of your computer. Although it is numeric, it can identify the location of your computer, just as your home address identifies where you live. If you wanted Read more »

Are You Kidding?

Posted on October 24, 2011 12:05 am under Microfiction
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Carvey was such a joker. Winkie loved his pumpkin vomit trick. Star was ambivalent about anything that didn’t keep the spotlight on her. (138)

Carvey was horrifed, then sickened. A lighted candle inside him? What about pumpkin rights? He needed a good lawyer before nightfall. (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 ambivalent.