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When a Man Loves a Woman - conversation overheard in a restaurant

“Hello?” She held the cellphone tightly against her head, her slim fingers white with tension. Only moments earlier, the restaurant’s host seated the young woman in the booth across from me. 2,351 more words

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Am I Pretty? - the story continues

I’m working to write every day through NaNoWriMo, though not necessarily aiming at 50,ooo words. I want to finish this story, and I want to edit it properly as I go. 1,067 more words

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Asian Redneck

This is a 100-word challenge from Friday Fictioneers. Have fun, and let me know what you think. Photo by Douglas M. MacIlroy

Bubba didn’t care what others thought about his fish. 96 more words

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What did the Buddhist say to the Hot Dog Vendor? - (on banishing writer's block)

Make me one with everything

The zen approach to writing is simple: There is no such thing as writer’s block. It’s all in your mind. If you tell yourself that you can’t write, your mind believes what you say. 434 more words

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Am I Pretty? - WIP

I’m not trying to write 50,000 words this month, even though I’m taking part in NaNoWriMo. Instead, I’m using the yearly challenge as motivation. I’m working to write every day. 399 more words

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Thirteen Words + Thirty-Three - a Trifecta prompt

33 words for the Trifecta Prompt:

In The Scorpio Races, author Maggie Stiefvater writes, “It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.”  Give us the next thirty-three words of this story, as you imagine it.   103 more words

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NaNoWriMo Roundup: Seasoned Authors Share their Secrets | The Daily Post

At the stroke of midnight on Thursday, aspiring writers everywhere took  a deep breath. One second later, their blank screens weren’t  blank any longer — for quite a while. 53 more words

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