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Weekly Writing Challenge: Age: What’s In A Number?

This week’s Weekly Writing Challenge: Golden Years, poses the following: “explore what age means to you. Is it the loss of youth, or the cultivation of wisdom? Do things get better as you grow older, or worse?” For those of you … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Challenge: The Sound of Silence

Those who know me, rarely associate me with silence. I am not generally a quiet person– in public. Privately, I crave silence. I love the days when Smart Guy and the boys are gone and the house is all mine, … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Challenge: My Funny Valentine. It’s Not Always FUNny.

This week is my is 27th wedding anniversary. We got married on Valentine’s day, 27 years ago, after dating for four years. There’s some irony for me in the Weekly Writing Challenge prompt “My Funny Valentine”: we asked the pianist … Continue reading

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“She said what?” Weekly Writing Challenge: Dialogue

            “The problem with figuring out realistic, tight dialogue,” Piper continued, “is knowing your character. If you really know who your character is—what they think and how they act, it’s a lot easier to understand … Continue reading

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Daily Challenge: Fiction

Note: This is from last week’s Weekly challenge. The prompt provided this photo, and asked for a story of 1,000 words or more, to explain the subject. Life with kids home, and guests got in the way, but I wanted … Continue reading

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12 Minute Memory

Note: This post is in response to the Word Press Weekly Challenge. The prompt states: “THE CHALLENGE: I REMEMBER You’ll need an egg timer or a some sort of stopwatch for this challenge. Set a countdown timer for 10 minutes, … Continue reading

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A Bonus, Love Story

I’m writing this for the Weekly Writing Challenge: Characters. Check it out and give it a try. Her scent often announced her presence, long after she’d come and gone. Shalimar and cigarette smoked lingered in any room where she’d been, … Continue reading

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