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“What right had they to make me suffer like that?”
Anna Sewell, Black Beauty


The Twelve (Plus) Prompts of Christmas 2014

Dear friends,

It’s almost Christmas, so it’s time for my gift to you, a whole promptapalooza of writing starts. Use them right now to start stories, poems, articles, songs or whatever or squirrel them away for when the muse is hiding in the closet saying, “No, I don’t want to come out.” Feel free to share the results or your own favorite prompts in the comments. 110 more words

Advice For Writers

Leather and Red Hair - Eclectic Corner #2

This week I was challenged by the lovely lady over at Eclectic odds n sods to take part in one of her photography challenges. I am sad to say that it took me a bit to figure out what picture to use. 204 more words

Writing Prompts

Over the Years

The holiday season: can’t get enough of it, or can’t wait for it all to be over already? Has your attitude toward the end-of-year holidays changed over the years? 337 more words


Inches of Insane

Wanted: Santa Claus. CC artwork by Kevin Dooley.

Inches of Insane

It’s staring at me.

Keeps staring at me.

I’ve grown to loathe this time of year. 156 more words


The Morning

I was shivering when an obnoxious flapping sound, coming from the roof of the pod, woke me up. The hatch was open, and my emergency blanket was clinging to the switches of one of Xing’s control panels, on the brink of being lost forever in an unknown world. 1,763 more words