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Glorious Fail, Not Epic Fail – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds

“If you know you are going to fail, then fail gloriously!” – Cate Blanchett


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This post is part of One-liner Wednesday:

One-Liner Wednesday – Words to live by




Wage – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

As Tony listened to the morning news and heard all the various crime reports he once again imagined himself as a caped crusader who could wage war on crime and protect his city, then he sighed and left to go to work at his minimum wage job.



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


Pretty – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS



“What do you think?” Anya asked as she studied her reflection in the full-length mirror.

“That dress looks very pretty on you,” her friend Ingrid replied from where she sat on the bed across the room. “It’d go great with your hair pins.”

“Do you think Mark will like it?”

“I’m pretty sure he will.”

Anya studied her reflection a few more moments. “I don’t know,” she finally said. “What about that other dress?”

“Which one? The one you tried on first? Or the one you tried on second? Or the third one? Or the fourth?”

“I don’t know. Any of them.” She saw Ingrid roll her eyes in the mirror and huffed. “Fine. The first one.”

“It was lovely. They were all very pretty and they all looked good on you. You look great in anything, you know.”

“Thanks. But which do you think Mark will like better?”

Ingrid sighed. “I’m pretty sure he’d like whatever you end up wearing.”

Anya rolled her eyes. “You’re not helping, Ingrid. I need to decide on something to wear to dinner tonight.”

“So, pick something then.”


“I don’t know. Where are you going for dinner?”

“I’m not sure. He’s surprising me for my birthday.”

“Then go with the third dress. It’s nice, somewhat dressy but not overly so. It should be fine for just about any restaurant you end up going to as long as it’s not one of the really upscale ones.”

“He didn’t say anything about it being anything really fancy.”

“Ok, then. The third dress should would out just fine.”

“Are you sure?”

“Trust me. I have a pretty good eye for these sorts of things.”

“And you’re sure Mark will like it?”

“He’d be a fool not to.”

Anya smiled. “Thanks.” She spotted the clock’s reflection in the mirror and let out a small gasp. “Oh, I’d better hurry! It’s getting pretty late! Mark will be here any minute!”

Ingrid got up from the bed as Anya struggled with the zipper of the dress she had on. “Here, let me give you a hand.”

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

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 26/16

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28 Reasons Why A Writer Might Be Having A Sleepless Night #Writer #AmWriting

Usually it’s #3, #12, or #21 that gets me.



There are so many reasons why a writer might be having a sleepless night:

  1. They are bubbling with literary excitement about a new story idea. It is very difficult to sleep in this situation.
  2. They feel that they have more ‘tweets’ left in them. Sometimes it’s hard for a writer to say goodnight to Twitter.
  3. Their excitable creative muse refuses to go to sleep.
  4. They can’t stop thinking about how much they dislike their latest draft. Why is it that our writer demons always come out to play in the early hours?
  5. They are questioning their entire literary career.
  6. Their blog stats are spiking due to their latest piece of flash fiction.
  7. Their blog stats have flatlined ever since they posted their latest piece of flash fiction.
  8. They are waiting ‘patiently’ for an international writer friend, who is living in a different time zone, to answer their ‘writer in literary…

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Preparing a Fantasy Thanksgiving Dinner

Legends of Windemere

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Celebrating Thanksgiving in a fantasy world?  Follow these steps for the perfect meal that promises to be delicious, affordable, and minimal on casualties.

  1. Stock up on healing potions.  These can help with the prep work, family fights, bandit raids, food poisoning, and zombie turkeys.
  2. Hunt down your own turkey to save money for the other dishes.  They’re fairly plentiful in certain regions, so some traveling might be needed.  It is not recommended to use magic or anything else that obliterates the animal.
  3. Apologize to the griffin you mistook for a turkey and run.
  4. Find wild yams for mashing.  Earn extra money by doing this in public and claiming to be a stand-up comedian.  Due to copyright issues, always refuse to add a watermelon to your act.
  5. Buy green beans to steam.  What could go wrong?
  6. Finish wrapping scalded hand.
  7. Make bacon and eat most of it.  Give last…

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