My mother had completely lost it. She was marking down prices as if it was Black Friday and she was a bouncing yellow smiley face. Only problem was she didn’t look happy at all with her clenched teeth and her grimacing face.
This rummage sale wasn’t about making friends or earning extra cash, it was about getting rid of crap, eliminating clutter and reclaiming the garage.
Although the prices were already slashed, if a customer reconsidered and put an item back on the…
Added by Christine Schoenwald on November 8, 2011 at 10:26am — No Comments
look at this place,
where i scratch and scrape,
where i ask
and wear away my eyes.
the ground comes up to meet me,
and nothing covers me
Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on November 8, 2011 at 10:21am — No Comments
wind sounded, candled room,
i sit writing, waiting.
cold is not a season,
love is not the weather,
i am not perfect.
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Kirkfield, Stuart – The Fine Bamboo Fly Rod: A Master’s Secrets of Restoration and Repair – Colorado Springs, 1999, Cork & Cane Press, 2nd Edition, Hardcover, Dust Jacket, Brand-New – Signed.
When I write a post…Continue
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I blogged a few weeks ago about a particular grammar pet peeve of mine, and today I have a new one: capitalizing words that shouldn't be capitalized. Unfortunately, I see this a lot. Here are some typical examples of mistakes authors often make, both in their books and their marketing communications:
Added by Caitlyn Levin on November 8, 2011 at 9:15am — No Comments
One of the main issues I face is sleeping. Past menopause, however since that time my brain doesn't shut down.And now with this challenge I find that my mind is writing long after I have left the computer. Sometimes I make myself stop early and other times I just have to get that thought in...don't want to lose it. Write it on paper you say...oh I do...but I still can't turn it off. I am sure that is how I got this bug...I can't rest. I have so much I want the characters to experience,…Continue
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Please join us live on Sunday, November 20, 2011 from 7-7:30 pm EST as we interview J. P. Dancing…Continue
Added by Donna Baier-Stein on November 8, 2011 at 8:07am — No Comments
When you purchase an item it often has a warranty. New cars, five years or 60,000 thousand miles, high definition televisions a year or two, even something as small as an electric mixer has some kind of guarantee that it will work for a certain amount of time. Some homes even come with warranties. The roof is guaranteed not to leak and the electric, plumbing and septic system is supposed to be in tip-top shape. But sometimes there just are no guarantees.
We have no warranties…Continue
Added by Sarah Martin Byrd on November 8, 2011 at 7:38am — No Comments
"Birder's Tales" is a series of three-line poems inspired by a friend's blogpost.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 8, 2011 at 7:25am — No Comments
Here I am, having decided to blog and throw all these personal, intimate, details out to the wind. I'm wondering though, am I alone? It certainly feels like the loneliest place I've ever been, like nothing else I've experienced. And when I try to meet others like me and to connect, I only find those still continuing in their journey with treatment and hopeful, not those like me who've come to the end.
I've been reading up on being childless and child-free, and I am definitely the…Continue
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Phew! Barely made my goal today, but truthfully it was not my fault. My muse did such a good job of inspiring me yesterday with her vivid imaging and emotions that I simply could not land solidly in front of my computer today. So thorough was her inspiration that I could see this amazing story come to life as if it were a movie.
Last night I fell asleep with this amazing drama still all around me, its color temperature still on my skin, ethereal breezes wafting beneath my nose, and…Continue
Added by Nekesa Sepiwe on November 8, 2011 at 12:08am — No Comments
I watched the beginning of the New York City Marathon yesterday morning. At the exact moment it began, yours truly was on the DREADmill (refer to earlier post Trot Forrest Trot) just trying to sweat…
Added by Lisa Stonitsch on November 7, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments
I've just set up a new Discussion at The Submission Mission:
It's a place to state your specific, reasonable goal and to report your progress on that…Continue
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Well, the first week of NaNoWriMo is behind me. The first couple days, as I successfully wrote my target word count (about 1700), walked my dog, did some freelance work, made it to work on time, continued to plan my wedding, AND made progress on the anthology I’m editing, I thought, “Hey, nothing to this! I’m going to be just fine!”
By the end of the week, I remembered, “Oh yeah — I have to keep up this pace all month long.”
So far, I’ve…Continue
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“The Great Famine was one of the most important events in Irish history.
However none of my older relatives from Ireland ever mentioned it. Yet their parents and neighbors must have lived through it. Neither did I learn about it during all the years of parochial education.
Finally, when a young man, I learned about The Famine. I keep seven books about The Famine on my bookshelf, and I will…Continue
Added by Jack O'Keefe on November 7, 2011 at 2:58pm — No Comments