Archive for November, 2011

Noah’s Children

Posted on November 25, 2011 3:15 pm under Story Ideas
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In 2412, a madman pushed a button and destroyed all life on the surface of the planet. Despite the global turmoil which preceded its demise, few had anticipated total destruction.

Noah Daniels had. Ten years earlier, the brilliant botanist had recruited a multi-disciplinary group of humanity’s best. By the time the destruction occurred, they were living in a self-contained civilization, nine thousand feet below the surface of the earth. Read more »

2011 Weekend Writers Retreat #47

Posted on November 24, 2011 11:22 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.

Home For The Holidays

Posted on November 23, 2011 1:59 pm under General
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We will be spending our holidays at home this year. I prefer that to travelling, but I’ve certainly done my share of it. I remember the first time I flew out of Hartsfield Airport in Atlanta at Thanksgiving time.

I had a 5pm flight, so I packed my bag before I left for work. I planned on working until 2pm. I don’t thrive on close calls and I usually allowed ninety minutes for travel, parking, ticket lines, and the trip to my gate via the airport’s internal subway system. I would arrive with plenty of time to spare and read a book while I waited to board my flight. I had heard the airport was busy at the holidays, so I had doubled my travel time, just to be safe.

It was about 10am, when my coworkers learned of my plan. Their faces told me that I was in trouble. Read more »

Very Little Discretion

Posted on November 22, 2011 12:15 pm under General
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It’s the thought that counts. Well, maybe. But I have to wonder what a guy is thinking, when he broadcasts his search for cheap engagement rings. Cheap is a misnomer, for sure. Even the smallest diamond is not inexpensive. I’m not so shallow that I equate price with affection either. There is just something tacky about hanging out with your buddies on the sidewalk and asking them where to find cheap engagement rings. Our neighbor’s son was doing that yesterday. I hope his girlfriend didn’t hear him, although half the neighborhood did.
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Tons Of Junk

Posted on November 22, 2011 10:41 am under General
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From Powder Springs to Piney Point Village junk removal can be a hassle. When we first moved into our new home in Powder Springs, junk removal wasn’t a problem. Moving from a small condo to a large new home presented a different problem. There wasn’t nearly enough furniture to fill the space. The sleek glass-topped table that had fit perfectly into the condo’s tiny dining room, now appeared lost in a dining room three times that size. Read more »