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In Search of Good Descriptions

I am reading The Red House by Mark Haddon.  I promise to give you a full review when I finish it. It is beautifully and creatively written. I have been captivated by his style. Haddon is a master of description. His book is about the families of two estranged siblings—a brother (Richard) and sister (Angela)—coming […]

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Breathe. It’s Going To Be a Good Year

The Christmas holidays are behind us, some of you may have even braved the crowds yesterday to stand in returns lines to purge yourself of unwanted gifts.  This year is nearly over and 2013 is bearing down on us with its high beams glaring. Are there any Triskaidekaphobes out there? If so it’s gonna be […]

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Five Sentence Fiction — Vision

Tuesday is when I usually tackle some Five Sentence Fiction but I suspect that I will be otherwise occupied this Tuesday so I am posting this one a day early. 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 […]

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Yes, BusRider’sDaughter, There Is a Santa Claus…

I sat down on the bus the other morning and got a pleasant surprise.  Reader, Steve Meitz, who is a big, silver-haired albeit beardless Santa Claus kind of a guy, told me that his teenage daughter (aka: BusRider’sDaughter) has not only caught the Five Sentence Fiction bug, but has joined the after school Creative Writing […]

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Shiny Stuff

I got an early Christmas present from Sandra Crook. She has bestowed the Blog of the Year 2012 Award upon me. Sandra has been one of those supporters who returns week after week making my efforts seem worthwhile. She also wields a wicked pen. She writes some wonderful flash fiction. I am never disappointed. You […]

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Five Sentence Fiction — Devotion

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 Devotion. Here is my offering: They always sit together on […]

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Too Many Tears

I’ll keep this short because it is unbearable. Today I would like to take a moment to honor the families and victims of the unimaginable shooting in Connecticut this past Friday. I am disturbed and deeply saddened by such wanton destruction and callus disregard for innocent lives. How is it that one man can take this magic […]

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