Archive for September, 2012

Mars and Venus

Posted on September 30, 2012 4:22 pm under Microfiction
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“I told you to stop for directions, Stanley.” (47)

“You said you wanted to enjoy the high life.” (43)

Attempt to placate: “At least I brought a six-pack.” (63)

Her thoughts as he falls from the ledge: No more seats left up. (63)

His last thoughts: PMS can be hazardous to you health. (57)

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 placate.


Posted on September 30, 2012 11:37 am under General

Calico brings home at least one freebie tee-shirt every week. Everything from school promotions to sponsored event advertisements has a free tee associated with it. She calls it the collegiate version of cheap urban clothing.

When it comes to fashion, I’m pretty clueless. To me, cheap urban clothing sounds like something worn by stylish homeless as they trudge city streets. I decided to visit Auntie Google and see what she had to say. Read more »

Succinctly Yours Week 80

Posted on September 29, 2012 4:47 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, October 1st

Word of the Week:placate

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The Great Popcorn Fiasco

Posted on September 29, 2012 1:04 pm under General
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The lights flickered out for a few seconds last night. There was some light rain outside, but no lightening, so I’m not sure what caused the momentary disturbance. It was enough to send Calico out to the storage shelves in the back of the garage to find some alternate lighting. She located some solar lanterns, that should have been out on the patio soaking up the sun, a couple of flashlights minus batteries and a few chunky candles, which haven’t been used for years, due to safety issues when Miss Muffin was young and then with cats that are undeterred by the highest of shelves. The battery powered lanterns, however, weren’t there. Hopefully, they haven’t become another moving casualty. They are far safer than candles and throw enough light for reading, even for my imperfect eyes. We got them after I knocked the power out at our Memphis home for almost a day. Not just for us, but for our entire neighborhood.
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Entrecard: The Ugly, The Bad and The Good

Posted on September 28, 2012 4:49 pm under General

For those who like to read the end of the book first, go right ahead. I’ve included links to Entrecard bloggers at the end of this post. For those of you, who enjoy hearing Grandma ramble for a bit (anyone? anyone?), just keep reading.

While some are mourning Entrecard’s demise, others seem quite jubilant. The relief from daily clicking and a reduced bounce rate top the list. I certainly understand that, however, my own feelings are a bit more mixed. Here’s how I see it. Read more »