Transported

“Today, choose a place to which you’d like to be transported if you could — and tell us the backstory…” —Writing 101, Day 2 I received this photo last year from ideflex over at her Across the Bored blog. The idea was to exchange photos and then edit the other one’s work. She did a…

Unlock the Mind

Magic mirror won’t you tell me please Do I find myself in anyone I see? Magic mirror if we only could Try to see ourselves as others would —Leon Russell, Magic Mirror (1972), Carney LP “…Today, take twenty minutes to free write. And don’t think about what you’ll write. Just write.” —Writing 101, Day 1:…

Friday Fictioneers: Arches

Genre: Personal Reflection Word count: 100 One look at the golden arch set my mind reeling. Stone arches have keystones, the wedge that holds the other pieces together. Pennsylvania is the Keystone state—her delegates cast the deciding votes for the new government. Both sides of my family immigrated to Western Pennsylvania and started working in…

How to Change the World

“While these lessons were learned during my time in the military, I can assure you that it matters not whether you ever served a day in uniform … It matters not your gender, your ethnic or religious background, your orientation, or your social status.” —Admiral William H. McRaven This video gives us a look at…

Fiction in 50: What Comes After

“What comes after, ‘I’m sorry’?” “I’m really sorry.” “Really?” “I’m really very sorry?” “That’s it?” “I’m really very sorry and it will never happen again.” “How about showing some remorse?” “Whaat?” “For what you did.” “For what I did? All I did was temporarily misplace the remote to our TV!”

Friday Fictioneers: The Fog

The early morning fog wrapped a cold wet shroud around Paul Wertza’s body. The scent of the distant pine trees offset his recollection of the smell of fish that was forever linked to his memories of fog. Paul’s thoughts returned to the late afternoon of 1950 when he was rescued in the frigid waters off…

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