50 Word Friday #17: Submission

Sweaty fingers hover anxiously over computer keys. The harried writer rereads the work yet again. Is she within the word count? Are the font, line spacing, and header as requested? Better check that one sentence to make sure it isn’t a comma splice. Ready? Ready as she’ll ever be. Submit.

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50 Word Friday #16: Tinker

Bend. Fix. Knot. Glue. To make it better than new. Saw. Tie. Wrench. Many tools lay within reach on the bench. Hands covered in grease and paint struggle to unmask (improve) the latest conundrum brought to him by iron and steel. What will it become by the time he’s done?

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50 Word Friday #15: Pearl

Something beautiful came from something insidious. That little moon, nestled in the creases of your hand is there because life always struggles towards survival. Turn it this way and that, this little speck of celestial imitation. Iridescent, isn’t it? A masterful harmony of ocean and sky there for the taking.

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5 things about me that have nothing to do with writing

I say I don’t have a caffeine addiction…but I do. I love coffee. I used to try and tell people that I could live without it, but I’m wrong. I can go without it if we’re camping or doing something where coffee isn’t readily available, and I don’t get the “withdrawal” symptoms that people talk about […]

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50 Word Friday #14: City

The city lights glint off the wet roads as I turn onto the freeway. I watch the lights disappear around the corner as I head for the mountains. The freedom of the snowy mountains so close to the convenience of the city seems impossible. The freedom is much more alluring.

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5 Rambling Writer’s Thoughts

It’s seriously 2 AM and I’m just getting around to writing this. This is what happens when I have zero concentration during the daytime… Below are five mini-epiphanies that I stumbled upon during my past week of writing. Sometimes I have these same thoughts multiple times during the week, or I’ll have these same thoughts multiple […]

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50 Word Friday #13: Colors

When I see a person I always imagine a color. Do you think that way? The colors always deepen and grow more complicated the longer I know people. Even if I’ve just met someone I can see a spark in each person. I wonder what color people see in me.

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How Many Words A Day Keeps the Stress Away?

Heads up, because if you don’t want a ticket to the stress symposium you might want to tune out this week’s blog. For those who are close to me, and I’m sure some of you have figured it out too, I tend to stress myself out. My work days are usually accompanied by at least one […]

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