Two Word Tuesday: Beaucoup

Welcome to Two Word Tuesday where you can come to challenge your vocabulary and word choices. You will be given two similar, yet distinct, words for inspiration. The first prompt is an ordinary, oft used word; the second prompt is a little more expressive, maybe even unfamiliar. Each word will include a definition to help get you […]

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Stay with the classics

Thumbing though her tattered Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper, Elise muttered to herself. “This job screams, ‘classic’,” she said. “But, he doesn’t want ordinary.” Filled to overflowing with a sundry of keepsakes – handwritten notes, old newspaper clippings, yellowed photographs, movie tickets – the binder was Elise’s manual of mayhem. It was where she kept all […]

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100 Word Challenge: Classic

My Mister’s grandmother, his mom’s mom, was a crafter. She did needlepoint, cross-stitch and crochet. When his grandmother died, his mother, knowing I also crocheted, gave me all of her mother’s patterns – stacks of magazines and type-written patterns from the 1930s, 40s and 50s – classic shawls and home decor items considered vintage today. […]

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Nightmare Carousel

Her arms and legs were leaden with fatigue, weary from the mundane muck sucking at her feet. It was like treading molasses. If she stopped inching forward, she would drown in her ennui. Life around her was zooming passed at the speed of light but her body refused to catch up, a never-ending nightmare carousel. […]

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New tenants

For the past few years, I’ve had the honor of moderating Two Word Tuesday and The Darkroom for Our Write Side. With the support and participation of our friends there, OWS has enjoyed tremendous growth. To address that, a little restructuring and reformulating has been brewing. Beginning next week, May 1 and 3, Two Word Tuesday […]

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100 Word Challenge: Moving

This time next week, I’ll be sitting in a practically empty house waiting for a furniture truck to show up sometime between 7 a.m. and o’dark:30, so I can accept delivery of a living room suite and a dining room table because my daughter will be at work. My daughter began moving into her own […]

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Tea and intrigue

What has come before… Sabine, still shaken, sipped bitter valerian tea. “The Elders’ll never listen to you,” Sadella, her twin sister, said. “Bernd is senior to you, and they won’t even let him in the council room.” “I have to try,” Sabine said. “The devils are getting bolder.” “Only you’ve seen them,” Sadella said, trying […]

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Dust devils

The story continues… One by one, the swirling dust devils gathered at the base of Cedar Knoll, the drove’s path through the fall grass of Harper’s Field a twisting labyrinth. They waited, gathering dry leaves and pine needles into their vortex, darkening their malevolent features. An angry chittering built to a threatening crescendo, startling a […]

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