Archive for January, 2014

Trying To Get Ahead . . . phone

Posted on January 24, 2014 3:13 pm under General
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Buying headphones isn’t difficult, but at our house, it is a challenge to keep them intact. LucyFur, Calico’s favorite cat, has developed a taste for headphone wires. We’ve lost several pairs to her wire chewing penchant. We used to leave our headphones plugged into our laptops, readily available for listening. LucyFur changed that and we began to hide them away before going to bed. That worked until she began to ruthlessly stalk them. Even a five minute absence can result in frayed-wire consequences.

In addition to vigilance, we’ve started purchasing bargain-bin headphones. My heart may yearn for the five-star, Ultrasone headphones, but my brain dictates the Dollar Store version. It may be the logical choice, but the static offends my music-loving soul.

Succinctly Yours Week 148

Posted on January 18, 2014 9:34 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 Sunday, Jauary 19th
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Word of the Week:quake

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Pointless

Posted on January 13, 2014 10:30 am under Microfiction
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SY_Jan12

Pink-tutu confidence eroded, when only her heels left the floor. Soon she’d learn that mean girls and glue are a deadly combination. (134)

“Back in line, Arabesque!”
Arabesque maintained her stance. She might be flat-footed, but she was determined to stand out. (122)

Miss Plié groaned in despair. Two weeks to recital and the only polish in this routine was on the floor. (104)

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 erode.

Quality Links

Posted on January 12, 2014 11:00 pm under General
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Last month, Rap Genius got their hands slapped by Google. Knocked to the floor and kicked is probably a more accurate description. The website, a self-described “hip-hop Wikipedia”, lost first page ranking after it offered to link back to bloggers, who included links to Rap Genius’s Justin Bieber lyrics in their posts. Their attempt to rank high in searches for the lyrics of Beiber’s new album backfired, when Google quickly penalized their ranking, causing them to drop off first page and lose an estimated 80% of their traffic. Read more »

Succinctly Yours Week 147

Posted on January 11, 2014 9:51 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 Sunday, January 12th

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Word of the Week:erode

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