Saturday, November 20, 2010

Break Time

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Work is kicking my ass. My word count for NaNo is sad. The edit on my novel needs attention as do the real live people and puppy in my life. 

OK, I admit it: I am an internet addict. There I said it. Let the twelve steps begin. (It’s not December yet so don’t think of that song.)

Your excellent comments and your wonderful blogs are a distraction I can not control at the moment (does that qualify as a successful completion of step one?)

I will be back on December 1st (with the exception of my traditional Thanksgiving Day Turkey.) In December, I will celebrate my five year blogiversary which is actually on November 23rd.

In the meantime, I must take care of things in my non-cyber world. I will miss all of you but I must detox.

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Merry meet and blessed be.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Flash 55 – Eat Your Vegetables

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  During my annual health check-up, 
my doctor said I looked pretty good but 
I should eat more green vegetables. 

I thought I was getting enough fiber but 
he is the expert with a medical degree and all, 
so I took his words to heart. 
I would like you to meet my new hubby, 
Mr. Da-Doo.
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Do you know who Da-Doo is?

Write a story in exactly 55 words.
flash 55
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Thursday 13 - List of Lists

Here’s a list of 13 lists I found when looking for ideas to make up my own list.

These can be used for more than what their titles imply. All of them can jog a blog post topic out of your brain or help in your non-internets world.

None of them refer to that holiday in December whose name may not be spoken until Santa arrives in the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

  1. Journal Writing Ideas
  2. Ways to Simplify Your Life
  3. Bucket List Ideas
  4. Blog Post Topics
  5. Science Fair Projects
  6. List of Hobbies
  7. Kids' Crafts Links
  8. A List of Rewards
  9. Ways to Make Your Blog Sizzle
  10. Cheap Gifts for Your Sweetie
  11. Money Saving Ideas
  12. Fun Date Ideas
  13. Scavenger Hunt Ideas




Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Picture This

November Dawn

dampened sound
fog invading the morning
invisible hand

Picture This

I ran out the door this morning
hair still wet from my shower
coat collar cold and clammy
left shoulder in a Notre Dame hunch
from purse, brief case, camera, lunchbox
I paused on the top stoop
afraid to step
broken bones in my imagination
aching joints in fact
looking for a proper footing
I saw the sugar frosted grass
freckles of white on the roof of my car
clouds reflected in the windshield
sloe and heavy with snow
compressing my perception
I took a deep breath

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Write a haiku based on the week’s theme.



Link your poetry, prose or short story on Wednesday.


One Stop Poetry - Where Poets, Writers and Artists Meet

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010


The past speaks to me
at times when I least
expect it, when I least
want to hear it, when I am least
able to deal with it.
It has a power far
beyond its value, rattling round
the inside of my head, bouncing
from ear to ear and back again
until I wish I could dash my brains
out on the walls of a padded cell,
the white cushions absorbing
the blood sprays of memories
haunting me.
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Write a poem on this week’s theme.


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Monday, November 15, 2010

microfiction Monday – R and J, redux

Susan’s Picture:


My Story:

Roland and Jules knew it would never work. 
They came from different 
socio-economic backgrounds: 
Roland's poncho - dazzling, 
Jules' - dull.

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Write a story in 140 characters
using the picture Susan provides as inspiration.


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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Autumn Assoluta

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I glanced out of my kitchen window, 
shadows and light playing tag 
in my peripheral vision, 
to see the leaves of my miniature, red maple 
kissing the heat of sun. 

Sunday 160 - Tell a story in 160 Characters.

Weekend Reflections - Show us your shiny bits.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

It's Silly Time

* * * WARNING! WARNING! Naughty bits below. Do NOT look if you are easily offended. * * *

I said NOT

Oh, well, it was your choice.

A legal question . . . 

Is  this statuetory rape?
Or is it just a moosedemeanor...

Stop laughing! This is serious.
(Received this week in an email)

Play Weekend Funnies and help spread the laughter.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Flash 55 - A Writer's Dilemma

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I do my best writing in the shower, 
while I am driving in heavy traffic or 
tossing clothes in the washer but 
my mind doesn’t have an automatic save feature. 
My secretary’s off duty, 
I have no pen and paper and 
the batteries in my recorder are dead 
(my voice is annoying on the replay anyway.)

Write a story in 55 words.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

13 Things I’d Like to Do But Probably Won’t

1. Make my own wine from snow pea pods or lavender.

2. Make a sun dial.

3. Make a bird bath.

4. Learn to throw knives.

5. Knit a sweater.

6. Design my own cloths.

7. Get my motorcycle license and a Harley.

8. Hire a personal assistant.

9. Sleep whenever I want for a whole week.

10. Get a piano.

11. Make snow angels in the nude.

12. Go one month without buying anything.

13. Learn belly dancing.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010



sunshine gold, flame red
leaves fall to nourish the earth
birthing rich black soil

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In the Moment

here I am in time
working out a rhyme
wishing for something sacred

ruing the mundane
making me insane
I should be thankful instead

there is such beauty
in daily duty
if I just take time to see

dishwater rainbows
fragrant dying rose
each small thing brings its own glee

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[This form was presented by Blogging with Amanda] 



wafting on the wind
skirring among stars
glances twinkling fine hairs
as if they really were watching
over the times
I should’ve died
yet lived
hearing voices
with diaphanous breath
like sheer lace curtains
of flickering light
wrapping warmly around me

Link your poetry, prose or short story on Wednesday.


One Stop Poetry - Where Poets, Writers and Artists Meet

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Write a haiku based on the week’s theme.