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Monthly Archives: November, 2015

Article #13: Common Core Conundrum

I teach adults and for a time I tutored high school students.  It breaks my heart when I get students so beaten down and anxious that they’ve convinced themselves they … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · 9 Comments

Yeah Write #5: The Whole Megillah – Fiction #242

“Hey, kid, now don’t fret.  No one will miss ‘em.   I can’t stand to see a little miss cry.  You did good.  Can you help out an old man?  I’m … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · 17 Comments

Writing on the Fly #4: What She Is (Excerpt) – The Call Home

Note:   I write in a non-linear way and sometimes I am at a loss for where the story is going and then something else will pop into my head.  I … Continue reading

November 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Yeah Write #4: What She Is (Excerpt) – Moonshine#241

Troy moved to sit beside her seeing only the face of the woman he’d woken up with every morning.   She hissed, growled, and grabbed his throat so suddenly that he … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · 8 Comments

Musings #29: One Liner Wednesday – Living

“Turkey is the path to the bloated side.   Gluttony leads to bloating.  Bloating leads to gas.   Gas leads to suffering.” Enjoy More One-Liners for November 25th at LindGHill.

November 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Poems Not Prose #4: Heartsong (A Ghazal)

Yeahwrite.me had a prompt about writing a ghazal. I’ve never done one before, so I thought I would try my hand at it.   What does it feel like to … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · 4 Comments

Yeah Write #3: Microstory #241 – Outriders

Dust assaulted.  Two horses in braided, bit-less bridles hung head to hoof.  Riders pulled brims low, bandanas high, and duster collars straight. “You’re barkin’ at knots.” The other dug, found … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · 6 Comments

Writing on the Fly #3: Neuron Dance (A Haiku)

In my head words live. Neurons fire chemical pens. I dream; stories wake.  

November 24, 2015 · 15 Comments

Yeah Write #2: Fiction#241- What She Is (Excerpt) #amwriting

By the time she’d emerged from the woods a sliver of moon cut the sky and the rain was steady. It washed the dirt from her cheek, hands, and feet, … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · 16 Comments

Writing On the Fly #2: Late for Dinner (#amwriting #writing #shortstory)

This is an exercise I do for myself from time to time.  Where I actually listen to a nagging in my head and write something until it is done.   No … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Yeah Write #1: Moonshine240 Weekend Writing Showcase

Writer’s Dilemma My writer stalks me Buzzes in my ear When I am busy Sits upon my lap When I eat dinner Complains in the car When I drive to … Continue reading

November 21, 2015 · 16 Comments

What’s Up Doc #8: I Have Completed a Short Story! ( #amwriting )

Yes, I did! I have a Sci-Fi short story with an actual conclusion to go along with the beginning and middle.  It might even have an interesting plot! And I … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Picture This Picture That #38: Writer’s Truths ( #amwriting )

Relate a minute to Writer’s Truths

November 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #41: Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup #homecooking

To continue on our soup theme for the cold weather a-coming, join me for another exciting, satisfying, entry into the world of nontechnical cooking.   For the full effect of … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · 8 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #40: Semi-Homemade #Ramen

As the daylight has gotten shorter and the weather colder, I find myself desiring to hibernate.    I suffer in the cold and I am convinced I was born much … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

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