Archive for November, 2013

Toil and Trouble

Posted on November 10, 2013 10:53 am under Microfiction
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Sit down and let the boys steer. If you had any aptitude for the job, we’d still be on the ship. (97)

stewing

“They think we’re going the wrong way?”
“When they meet the natives, they’ll stew over their error.”
“At least it won’t be dog stew.” (131)

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This week’s word was aptitude.

Succinctly Yours Week 138

Posted on November 10, 2013 1:30 am under Succinctly Yours
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Word of the Week:aptitude

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Different Drums

Posted on November 8, 2013 3:37 pm under General
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LindaRonstadtGolden Oldies aren’t always so golden. Sometimes I catch myself grimacing as I wonder why I had ever loved a song. Different Drum doesn’t fit that category. Whenever I hear Linda Ronstadt belting out the lyrics, I get nostalgic for the days when it seemed that nothing could “pull the reins in on me”. Some of that spirit has stuck through the years and more than one person has called me a rebel. Rebellion has never been my intent, however, I just strongly believe in following my heart.

Decades later, I am pleased to watch Miss Muffin develop a strong sense of self. At least I am most of the time. When it comes to homeschooling, Read more »

The Perfect Wedding

Posted on November 4, 2013 10:51 pm under General
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Several friends have gotten married in recent months. The weddings were as different as the couples, but most of them had to cost a pretty penny. Curiosity made me do a little research and I got a real shock. The average cost of a wedding is now estimated at $28,000. That’s a fair chunk of cash for most of us and it doesn’t include the honeymoon expenses. That much cash could buy a car or make a down payment on a home. Those items last for many years, if not a lifetime. While a marriage may last that long, the ceremony and reception last for just one day.

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Lofty Thoughts

Posted on November 2, 2013 11:07 pm under Microfiction
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A Touch of Spice
Snowball loved birds – preferably with a pinch of sage and a hint of cilantro. (78)

Better Think Twice
Nestled in the pines, the birds were twittering. “He thinks he’ll catch us like that? What a catbrain idea!” (110)

It Sounded Nice
Cozy starter home with view.
Real estate ads could be so misleading. (67)

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 cilantro.