Monday Motivations Challenge: Stop what you’re doing, now!

I’ve been a total blogging slacker, because I’m posting writing challenges back to back. I promise everyone yet another riveting episode of middle-class suburban family life real soon. In the meantime, I have another installment of the Monday Motivations challenge from the esthernewtonblog. This week’s challenge was to write a flash fiction piece of between 50-100 words which somewhere […]

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Six Word Story Challenge: Insult

Someone just called me “Ma’am.” Again.   That’s my entry for this week’s Six Word Story Challenge at Sometimes Stellar Storyteller. This week’s theme is “insult.” And I’m thinking other women know what I’m talking about here, that moment when your Ma’am to Miss ratio starts getting lopsided. Unless you live in the South, that […]

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Limerick Poetry Challenge: Whisper

Today marks my first entry in the Limerick Poetry Challenge at Mind and Life Matters! I’m hoping I follow her rules correctly. We’re supposed to write limericks containing a weekly theme word, and this week’s is “whisper.” So without further ado: She spoke to her Love in a whisper Of her pain at the ways he […]

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Six Word Story Challenge: Suspicion

“She smiled warmly with frozen eyes.” That was my entry for this week’s Six Word Story Challenge at Sometimes Stellar Storyteller. Entries are now restricted to one per cycle, so I used this one instead of my other idea, which was: “Winding his watch throughout the explosions.” Though now I’m wondering if my alternative wasn’t […]

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3 Day 3 Quote Challenge – Day 3

Today is my final installment of the Three Day, Three Quote challenge! Thanks again to Simon for nominating me. Since I went with inspirational quotes for the first two days, I thought I’d change things up on Day 3 with something funny from Tallulah Bankhead (who was a real character). My quote of the day:  (Upon seeing a […]

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3 Day 3 Quote Challenge – Day 2

Thank you again to Simon for nominating me for the Three Day, Three Quotes Challenge. We’re onto Day 2, but first,  a recap: The rules for this challenge are as follows: 1  –  Thank the blogger that nominated you. 2 – Share one new quote on three consecutive days on your blog. They can be from anywhere, anyone, […]

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Six Word Story Challenge: Pleasure

“Pleasure reminds us what suffering forgot.” This was my entry for this week’s Six Word Story Challenge  (open through the 6th) at Sometimes Stellar Storyteller, on the theme of pleasure. These challenges have become fun writing exercises for me, a chance to experiment without investing loads of time into a long blog posting. Sometimes fretting about our work […]

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