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First Things First – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS #NewYearsEve #amwriting

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“First things first, Ida,” Allie’s voice said over the phone. “Before I tell you what happened with Martin, tell me, what are your New Year’s Eve plans?”

“What?” Ida replied, instantly becoming defensive. She knew her friend all too well and could tell the question wasn’t simple curiosity. “Why? What have you got up your sleeve now, Allie?”

“Just tell me, Ida,” Allie replied, and Ida pictured her friend rolling her eyes.

Ida sighed. “Nothing. I’ll probably just stay home and marathon a TV show.”

Allie scoffed. “Oh, that’s no good, Ida. You need to get out and have some fun. Ring in the New Year the right way!”

“And I suppose you know just the right place, huh?”

“Of course!”

“What did you have in mind?”

“Actually, I’m having a little get-together at my place. Just for close friends. And I’d like you to come.”

To Ida, that was code for “I have someone I’d like you to meet,” and Ida rolled her eyes. Allie was always trying to fix her up with someone, even though she didn’t have the best track record when it came to relationships herself.

“Ida?” Allie asked tentatively when she didn’t get a quick response. “What do you think? Will you come?”

“What’s he like?”

“Huh?”

“What’s he like? I know you just want me to come so you can try to hook me up with someone.”

“That’s not true! I just want you to get out and have some fun for a change! And it’s New Year’s Eve! You have to celebrate it right!”

“And?” Ida prompted.

Allie sighed. “And he’s a great guy. Dark haired. Green eyes. Handsome.  A real gentleman. Has a sense of humor. Enjoys the outdoors. Animal lover. Your type of guy.”

Ida had to admit, he did sound like her kind of guy. Maybe Allie’s party wouldn’t be so bad, after all.

“Ida? Well?”

“Okay. Fine. I’ll come. The way this year’s gone, I probably should do something fun for a change to bring it to an end.”


This post is part of the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, “first/last”:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 31/16


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Funny Life – RIP Carrie Fisher – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds

“If my life wasn’t funny it would just be true, and that is unacceptable.” – Carrie Fisher

RIP Carrie Fisher. You will be greatly missed, Princess. 😦

(quote image found on Pinterest)

This post is part of One-liner Wednesday:
One-Liner Wednesday – One of Those Days


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Severance – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

For a few years, Richard had been enjoying his severance from his family after leaving home and escaping all the family drama, but after going through yet another lonely Christmas holiday he came to appreciate everything his family had provided him aside from the drama and he resolved to reach out to his parents and siblings and try to renew their relationship.

 

 

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

https://stephaniecolpron.wordpress.com/2016/12/27/tuesdayuseitinasentence-severance/


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It’s All In Christmas Fun – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds

 

“No matter how old you are, an empty Christmas wrapping paper tube is still  fun thing to bonk someone over the head with!” – anonymous

 

This post is part of One-liner Wednesday:

One-Liner Wednesday – Hiding? Or Trapped?

 

(quote image is from my Pinterest)


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Tackle – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

Kneeling on the floor, Jenny rolled her eyes and sighed, then moved the cat off the wrapping paper so she could tackle wrapping the tackle box her father had kept asking for for Christmas even though he hadn’t gone fishing in a long time.

 

 

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

https://stephaniecolpron.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/tuesdayuseitinasentence-tackle/


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O Christmas Tree – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds

 

“It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree that matters, it’s who’s around it.” – unknown

 

This post is part of One-liner Wednesday:
One-Liner Wednesday – Big Brother

 

(quote image found on Pinterest)

 


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Ugly – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

Chris and Crystal were enjoying opening presents Christmas morning with their parents until they were down to their last gifts – the ones from their grandmother. The soft, bulky packages were instantly recognizable and the two kids let out a small groan as they opened the packages to reveal the ugly Christmas sweaters that their grandmother insisted on giving them every year.

 

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

https://stephaniecolpron.wordpress.com/2016/12/13/tuesdayuseitinasentence-ugly/

 


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7 Reasons Not to Anger an Illusion Caster

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You might laugh at the gnome making funny illusions in the bar.  Right now, he’s trying to win the heart of a lovely woman.  That’s the mood you want him to stay in.  There are many reasons not to anger a master of manipulating reality.  Sure, you might be able to see through the spells, but can you do it before you’re defeated?

  1. Illusionists may affect the senses, but that can trigger other reactions.  Allergies are one option if you’re going for pranks.  Another is using illusions to physically push a target to the point of collapse.  If you can’t summon ghosts then make some of your own. A dragon might be tough, but you can always have only the head come bursting through the wall.  This is extra deadly if you have a heart condition.
  2. You will never live down the picture of you making out…

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