Archive for March, 2012

Succinctly Yours Week 54

Posted on March 31, 2012 12:41 pm 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

Photo for Monday, April 2nd

Word of the Week:bounce

Thanks to Pat and Jerry for this week’s photo.

Photos for our weekly challenge are greatly appreciated. Please let me know if you’d like to contribute.

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The Rod

Posted on March 30, 2012 11:29 pm under Story Ideas
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He that spareth his rod hateth his child …  
Proverbs 13:24

Reverend Jackson Pruitt had practiced what he preached. Penelope Pruitt carried the physical and emotional scars of learning right from wrong at the hands of a father, who believed that shades of grey were the rationalizations of sinners.

Penelope’s nights are spent in a terrifying dream world, where blood provides the only relief in a grey kaleidoscope of charred walls, melting bodies and black holes. Read more »

Virtually Safe

Posted on March 29, 2012 1:02 pm under General
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Remember Citi’s identity theft commercials? I thought they were some of the funniest I had ever seen. Although identity theft was no laughing matter, I wasn’t too worried. I protected my cards and passwords. I carefully shredded documents with identifying information before discarding them. I had no problem recognizing phishing scams. I felt that most victims of identity theft had failed to take the proper precautions. Read more »

An Alpaca’s Life

Posted on March 26, 2012 11:08 am under Microfiction
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No one was surprised when Pearl became the newest Alpaca Idol. She’d always been a crowd pleaser and Simon Cow’s favorite contestant. (134)

Smokey and Pearl had a great relationship. Her tempestuous nature was nicely balanced by his laid-back personality. (116)

It’s fine to look, but don’t get too close. There’s a reason why humans are fenced in. (87)

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 tempestuous.

Education and Unemployment

Posted on March 24, 2012 5:01 pm under General
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Statistics show that unemployment rates have begun a slow decline. While that is happy news for job seekers, the rate is still dramatically higher than those experienced in the months following 9/11. In the face of these statistics, those seeking employment must find a way to stand out in the crowd of job seekers vying for available positions. Read more »