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Word for Word

“With proper attribution, to quote another’s thoughts and words is appropriate; plagiarism, however, is cheating, and it may break copyright law as well.” —Kenneth G. Wilson  I wish the words had been better.  Actually, what I mean is I wish The Words had been better. My wife and I went to see the newly released […]

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Five Sentence Fiction — Memories

Tuesday is when I tackle some Five Sentence Fiction. Feel free to take Lillie McFerrin’s challenge to write a five sentence story based on a single word prompt. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just used for direction. This week’s word is Memories. Here is my effort for this week: It was November […]

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Love Lost; Lust Found

I had a minister who on occasion would tell us that his job was to “comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” When I get too comfortable I have to convince myself to get out of my overstuffed comfy chair and find something with a higher back and stiffer seat. So in an effort to […]

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Well Spoken

Sometimes it is best to let those who have already expressed ideas speak.  I have gathered some quotes that speak to me as a writer (and a creative) to share with you. On some days writing can be devilishly difficult. Writers, I think, love to bemoan the fact that inspiration can be fleeting, ideas—at least […]

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Five Sentence Fiction — Faces

Tuesday is when I tackle some Five Sentence Fiction. Feel free to take Lillie McFerrin’s challenge to write a five sentence story based on a single word prompt. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just used for direction. This week’s word is Faces. This one is a little different, I hope you enjoy […]

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Cutting a Fine Figure (of Speech)

A figure of speech is defined on dictionary.com as: noun, plural figures of speech. Rhetoric . any expressive use of language, as a metaphor, simile,personification, or antithesis, in which words are used in other than their literal sense, or in other than their ordinary locutions,in order to suggest a picture or image or for other special effect. […]

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