Archive for the year 2012

Auld Acquaintance

Posted on December 31, 2012 3:01 pm under Microfiction
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He said he was an old acquaintance. She didn’t want to offend him, but he’d certainly been forgot. (98)

He’d overheard a friend call her by name. Now he smiled as she struggled to remember his. (91)

His nose looked like Pinocchio’s. Was he lying? She could tell him to leave, but who wants to be alone on New Year’s Eve? (123)

By the time the clock struck twelve, they felt like old acquaintance. (70)

Wishing all a happy and safe evening and a very Happy New Year!

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This week’s word was offend.

Posted on December 29, 2012 4:41 pm under General
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Photo for Monday, December 31st


Word of the Week:offend

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Cruising

Posted on December 29, 2012 1:28 pm under General
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It has been more than twenty years, since Al Gore coined the term “information superhighway”. Although I understood the basic concept, I had no idea how large a role the internet would play in my life.

An early version of Internet Explorer was installed on my workplace computer, but it was more of a learning novelty for the programmers. My employer, like most others, didn’t have a website and HTML code was still in my future. Slowly, I found some use for this new toy. I opened my first Yahoo mail account, which I have kept for eighteen years. Read more »

Santa Says

Posted on December 23, 2012 3:47 pm under Microfiction
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“A whole workshop full of presents and Mrs. Claus wants jewelry from Tiffany’s.” (83)

“The elf who laundered these gloves will be spending next year in the unemployment line.” (89)

“Why are we sitting behind a car stuck in neutral? Have you forgotten how to fly?” (83)

You think you get stressed during the holidays? Just be glad you don’t have Santa’s job! Don’t worry. He sounds a bit grumpy right now, but I’m sure he’ll much more cheerful, when he’s finished his deliveries!

Wishing you and yours much joy during this holiday season and throughout the coming year.

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 neutral.

Succinctly Yours Week 92

Posted on December 22, 2012 5:21 pm under Succinctly Yours
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Photo for Monday, December 24th


Word of the Week:neutral

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