Archive for July, 2012


Posted on July 23, 2012 8:29 am under Microfiction
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Men made while it was sleeting,
soon learned their lives were fleeting.
He gloated as one washed by,
until his power cord started to fry. (134)

He thought he’d been placed on a pedestal. Then he learned it was the gathering point for the cleanup crew. (110)

At some juncture, Succinctly Yours participants realized that Grandma had lost her grip on reality. Snowmen in July? (117)

Need to cool off? Watch this for a minute or two.

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 juncture.

Succinctly Yours Week 70

Posted on July 21, 2012 5:00 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, July 23rd

Word of the Week:juncture

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Finely Aged

Posted on July 21, 2012 2:04 pm under General

What bothers you most about aging?

In my late twenties, I dreaded the thought of turning thirty. It seemed that fateful day would mark the end of my youth. I spent time plucking grey hairs out of my head and looking for wrinkles. By the time I approached forty, I laughed at that foolishness. My twenties had begun with the need to be a bit rebellious, but most of it was spent in pursuit of traditionally accepted goals. By the time my thirties ended, I had learned to accept and appreciate myself. I gave up worrying about age and pursued a life that reflected my interests and personality. When I received a bouquet of black balloons for my fortieth birthday, I just laughed. Life wasn’t over; it had just started getting interesting. Read more »

Safety in Numbers

Posted on July 19, 2012 1:16 pm under General
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The move has caused our budget to take a bit of a beating. A lot of the items we need to purchase aren’t high cost. After having food packages spill, even after careful taping, we’ve given up trying to transport most open food items in our cupboards. Anything refrigerated or frozen wouldn’t have survived the trip either. Particularly since we had to wait until the floor installation was completed before the refrigerator could be moved into the kitchen and plugged in to cool. Bathroom items like shampoo and mouthwash also had to be replaced. Many of the rooms had only one light bulb in the ceiling fixtures, despite multiple sockets. None of these items are very expensive, but taken together, they do punch the budget.
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Posted on July 16, 2012 10:47 pm under General
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After our moving hiatus, it really felt good to get back to blogging activities. The separation isn’t a bad thing, since it lets me look at my blog with fresh eyes. I don’t hate my landing page design, but the urge for a change has been growing over the last few months. It occurred to me that absence might make the heart grow fonder, but it has only whet my appetite for change.
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