Call the tech guy!

Okay, it’s not as traditional as the dog ate my homework but… my desktop won’t boot and I can’t get to my most recent edits… I was going to edit this afternoon, I really was, but my desktop has decided it doesn’t want to boot and unfortunately (or fortunately) I’m my ‘tech guy.’  This means, […]

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May 4, 2014

FlashFriday Flash-Versary

This week, FlashFriday ( is doing something different – a special celebration of their first annivesary, their flashversary… 350  words (exactly ) and the prompt was posted on Monday.   I thought this would be so much easier: one story, 350 words and 5 days to write it.  The only problem was… I ended up […]

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December 7, 2013

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Flash Fiction Challenge – Race the Date #1

This story was written for the first “Race the Date” a flash fiction challenge,  (a weekly flash fiction contest hosted by Cara Michaels ) The Universal Truth of Time Travel They say that time travel is difficult, if not impossible, but they have never tried to conjugate a verb into the pluperfect-past-participle, present indicative, future […]

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November 6, 2013

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Flash Friday #47

My last few entries, while fair weren’t really ‘worth writing home about,’ but this week’s entry made me smile… Start with a still from from the black and white move:  “When the Clouds Roll By”, add 37 writers and allow them about 200 words each and you’ll be amazed at what they come up with. […]

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October 26, 2013


Flash Friday #45 part duex

So… two stories today, again based on the image. is up with a new Friday Challenge. The prompt: Word count: 200 words (give or take 10) Why So Sirius Major was not your average dog, yes, he was intelligent and he loved sticks and balls as much as the next dog, but he had […]

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October 11, 2013


FlashFiction #37

My entry for The challenge: 95-105 words – based on a picture (available at FlashFriday) – used with permission. (The picture depicts a 6 month old baby in a wagon being pulled by a goat, there is also a man (hard to see) in the picture) Tune in each Friday when some very talented writers […]

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August 20, 2013

Never take a scientist to a Science Fiction Movie

While I was writing about the woes of taking a writer to the movies, I remembered my own childhood,  and having to tell my dad: “just sit back and watch…” I was too young to know the phrase “suspension of disbelief” but I understood the concept. To my dad’s credit, he was trying to teach […]

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June 16, 2013

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