Monthly Archives: February 2012

TRIFECTA WRITING CHALLENGE


– WRETCHED ‘3: being or appearing mean, miserable, or contemptible <dressed in wretched old clothes>’  Wretched are the truly mean: With avarice consulting Means they as sorry sights are seen, Contempt for them resulting; No means can save them from … Continue reading

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STORIES ILLUSTRATING THE VALUE OF BLOGGING


–           It is amazing the connections, collaborations, and genuine friendships which can arise from blogging.           As a recent ‘illustration’ (haha) affecting me, back at the end of October last year a lady living in Avostan and blogging under … Continue reading

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: INDULGE; AND ANOTHER CHALLENGE IN BREVITY.


– My response to the Indulge Photo theme: – And now for something totally different, I have tried moving down from 55 words to only 33: ‘For this weekend’s Trifextra Challenge, we are asking for a 33-word response to the … Continue reading

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SATURDAY CHALLENGE FLASH FICTION 55


–  Kragenhai commented as follows on my Friday Flash Fiction:  I knew you were going to say that!At least it proves that it is pure fiction, but that is as far as the story goes. Care to write a 55 … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FLASH FICTION 55


– I have missed the themes that used to be set by Jingle for 55-word fiction on Fridays. Just to keep my hand in, I started this without much clue where it was going. Then I pruned it until the … Continue reading

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RIP, FELINE FAMILY MEMBERS


– A sad day for us again. Yet another of our kitty companions had his timer run out. Last week we had Skink treated for an upset tummy – possible virus – and it was noted his kidneys were starting … Continue reading

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A VELLY SWELL TIME …


– Small things amuse small minds. Small things that amuse me by getting bigger are therefore increasing my intellect?   I am fascinated by one of young R’s Christmas stocking-fillers which came out of China with instructions as follows:   … Continue reading

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