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Something So Bad It’s As If It Was Good

The simile and metaphor are powerful tools in the right hands. An elegant comparison can be used to bring a description to life and enhance the reader’s experience. I did an entire post on similes and metaphors over a year ago and I encourage you to explore those two literary devices in much more detail. […]

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Five Sentence Fiction — Business

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 Business. Here is my offering: The company costume party was […]

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Five Sentence Fiction — Composure

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 Composure. Here is my offering: It had been a tight, grueling […]

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Five Sentence Fiction — Pirates

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 Pirates. Here is my offering: “Bring this bucket to th’ starboard […]

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Downward Spiral

Ideas don’t always come easily. Writing is hard. Not writing must be easier. Creativity takes too much effort. If I give up on writing, I can stop worrying about spelling things right and hoping all my commas are in the right places. There are so many other people out there who are better than me, […]

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Exploring Frontal Lobotomies, Freezer Burn, True Facts and Hippopotami

I find the English language fascinating. I’ve posted observations on a few of the oddities of the English language: similes, metaphors, purple prose, malapropisms, homophones, and cliched phrases. Well, here are a few more to add to that list: spoonerisms, oxymorons, pleonasms, and non-standard plurals. Spoonerisms, named after Reverend William Archibald Spooner, are not technically […]

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Five Sentence Fiction — Orange

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 Orange.  Here is my orffering: “Assholes,” Eric mutter from the top […]

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