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22 Tumblr Posts That Will Make All Writers Laugh And Then Hysterically Cry (Link) #amwriting

Hahaha! Brilliant!

G.L. Cromarty

I particularly like the…trying to write characters whoare smarterthan you…Enjoy 🙂

22 Tumblr Posts That Will Make All Writers Laugh And Then Hysterically Cry

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Tame – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

As Janet overheard her wayward young son making plans to go out partying with his friends at the strip club for the third time this week, she wished there were something that could be done to tame his wild streak and she thought perhaps there was  a nice girl at church she could introduce him to.


This post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “tame”:





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Through The Screen – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS



She sat in the window, relishing the breeze blowing in through the screen and watching as birds flew by and alighted in the trees in the back yard. Her attention was caught as a squirrel began to hop across the yard, pausing now and then to nibble at the large nut it carried in its mouth. Then another bird came flying by and landed on the window sill in front of her. She instinctively reached out to try to touch it, but the window screen got in the way. Her sudden movement startled the bird, and it flew off. She watched it go, wishing she could chase after it.

A sound from the kitchen caught her ear, and she hurried off to see what it was. Through the screen of the open patio door, she saw him standing at the door, and she hurried to greet her friend Roscoe. She hadn’t seen him all day, and missed his company. She always had so much fun playing with him.

In her haste, she hadn’t noticed Melanie over by the refrigerator, and she almost ran into her as she was closing the refrigerator door and backing away.

“What the… Mitzi, you silly cat!”Melanie blurted out as she narrowly missed stepping on the gray tabby cat that ran through the kitchen.

Mitzi ignored her and ran up to the patio door, where she and Roscoe, the fluffy black cat, touched noses in greeting through the screen door.

Melanie sighed and walked up to the door. “Alright, Mitzi. You can go out and play with him for a little bit.”

She opened the patio door and let Mitzi out onto the patio. As the two cats greeted each other, Melanie also stepped out and closed the outside door on the screened-in patio so the cats could play outside safely. Then she returned to the kitchen to finish making her sandwich.


This post is part of the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, “screen”:
The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 15/16


Lovely Thorns & Singing Vultures – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds


“Life is not all lovely thorns and signing vultures, you know.” – Morticia Addams, Addams Family


(quote image found on Pinterest)

This post is part of One-liner Wednesday:

One-Liner Wednesday – I Thought We Were Roommates!




Narrow – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

His mission having gone awry after he’d somehow managed to be spotted in spite of his best efforts, Agent Kyle Nixon narrowly avoided capture by his pursuers by cutting through a narrow alley to the adjoining street where his partner awaited him in their getaway car.



This post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “narrow”:


Spare Coins – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS



Milo sat on the street corner with a hat placed on the ground in front of him. Next to the hat was a sign asking for spare change. Dressed in dirty, ragged clothes and badly in need of a shave, the man strummed a guitar and sang a song a little off key but not too badly. A small dog on leash sat beside him, watching  the people walking past them. Those people, for the most part, ignored him, but once in a while a person would stop briefly and toss a coin or two into the hat.

Milo was beginning to get discouraged at how little he had taken in and was about ready to stop for the day when an old man in a suit a few years out of fashion stopped in front of him. He just stood there, staring at Milo as he watched him play. When Milo stopped, the old man requested a song. Milo didn’t usually get requests, so he was a little surprised but went ahead and played.

The old man stood there and listened to Milo play and sing, and a distant look crept into his eyes along with a sad smile. When Milo finished, he thanked him and tossed a handful of coins into the hat and walked off.

Milo watched him walk away, then put the guitar aside and looked in the hat. He was surprised to find a large pile of coins. As he emptied the hat to count them, he noticed that all the coins from the old man were very old and possibly worth quite a bit.

Milo cast a look in the direction the old man had gone, wondering who he was. Then he gathered his things and headed off with his dog to find the nearest appraiser to have the coins checked out.

Milo found an appraisal shop a couple of blocks over. He had the coins inspected and when the appraiser told him the coins were actually rather rare and worth thousands of dollars, he about fainted from surprise and again wondered who that old man had been and why he’d given him the coins.

The appraiser asked him how he’d come by them, and Milo told him. The appraiser nodded and told Milo he’d heard about him. The old man was a well-known collector in the area, and he’d recently been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and he was probably looking to do some good with some of his things before he was gone.

Milo thanked him and sold one of the coins to him for some immediate money, then left with the others while he decided what to do with them.

This post is part of the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, “coin”:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 8/16



Glass – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

Alice glanced into the looking glass hung over the fireplace mantle and shivered. Ever since she’d been little, she’d occasionally catch a quick glimpse of other people in it, but no one would believe her when she’d tell them about it. Now she was grown up, and as much as she’d like to get rid of it, she just couldn’t bring herself to part with the family heirloom. Giving it another quick look, she caught a glimpse of a grinning cat in the corner of the glass, and she gasped and quickly turned away and hurried to the little bar to pour a glass of wine.


This post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “glass”: