Advantages of Writing Short Stories

Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today. This post is short and sweet. (Pun intended.) Let’s talk about short stories. A collection of shorts. (Wait, those are dachshunds.) There are advantages to writing shorter pieces of fiction. Not only does the writing process take less time, but many readers these days have shorter attention spans. […]

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Confused Confetti – Six Sentence Story

The puzzle looked like confused confetti so I jumped right in to set things straight. No piece was totally benighted because each had a right side though some of them displayed their wrong sides up. I was grateful for those few that had edges. With all pieces properly placed (except for those the dog ate) […]

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5 Merits of Wonder

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand. ~Neil Armstrong Earlier this week, I was watching Dr. Gay Hendricks, psychologist, body-mind therapist, & author of over 40 books, in an interview, and the concept of wonder came up.  Human beings thrive on wonder, he said, and gave examples of his […]

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Thursday Doors Writing Challenge– Under the Rainbow

This short story was written for Dan Antion’s (No Facilities) Thursday Doors Writing Challenge. It was inspired by a painted door I saw at a local artists’ village. A little warning, this story is a bit darker than the other ones I’ve shared.   Under the Rainbow                                                                                       Dorothy shifted uncomfortably in her hard plastic chair. […]

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Trip to Paris: Part I

We love regular trips by train to Paris to catch up with the latest exhibitions (and restaurants). Consequently, we never need an excuse to visit but this time we had one, seeing our football team OGC Nice play against Nantes in the French equivalent of the FA Cup final. We travelled up on Thursday morning […]

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Blaaskaken – frogs

Blaaskaak* (officieel kwaakblaas), ik vind het zo’n prachtig woord voor de kikkers die hun kaken opblazen. Veel mannelijke kikkers hebben een of twee kwaakblazen, die ze gebruiken om middels kwaken vrouwtjes van dezelfde soort aan te trekken. Niet alle soorten hebben een kwaakblaas, maar de kikkers die er een hebben kunnen een enorm kabaal maken […]

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May You Be Happy: 8 Interesting Links To Share On A Tuesday

ADVICE, IT’S EVERYWHERE I’ve been asked to explain why I sometimes write posts that are filled with links. You see… A long time ago I read an article, written by a marketing professional, about personal blogging. This article had advice about how to ensure that your personal blog had a balanced mix of content that’d […]

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