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You sold how many pickles?

You haven’t heard loud until you’ve heard a gymnasium stuffed to the gills with people—1,200 to 1,500 of them—all waiting to walk through your church’s outreach drama. 860 more words

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Quote of the day

“You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.” 7 more words

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10/25/14- Daily Prompt:

Don’t forget your parachute, are the last words you remember hearing as the flight attendant hurls you out of the plane…


Saturday Sample: Fleder Murphy

The Burnt Bean and the Bat

Holly Williams heard two taps on the back door, a pause, then two more taps and a scratch. She set down the bag of coffee beans, threaded her way past the ovens and racks of pastries, and opened the door. 1,378 more words

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Beware What You Ask Google

I like to make my stories as realistic as possible. Believable characters. Believable situations. Believable settings.

One of my favorite things to do is search the internet to find good places to make things happen. 429 more words

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What's your writer's budget?

There’s a dollar sign attached to everything these days—writing classes, MFA (always), writing prompts, online publications, print publications, books (of course).

What do you think is worth buying or purchasing as a writer?

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Making Time for Small and Simple Pleasures

I have a question for you. What is something very small or small that brings you great joy? Consider something experiential more than material. Today’s reflection is a simple one.   784 more words

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