Philosopher in Meditation (Rembrandt)

Philosopher in Meditation (Rembrandt)

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Quarter of Two

Harry Buschman

Seems to me it's been quarter of two forever, but it don't make a particle bit of difference in this town––nobody's goin' nowhere anyhow. Nobody's meetin' nobody neither. In fact, in this town if you got somewhere to go, you'd better not be here. It's hard to get someplace from here.

That there clock used to be in front of 1st Royal Trust National Savin's and Loan until somewheres back in the thirties it went belly up. Right after FDR told everybody we had nothin' t'fear but fear itself, it went bust. Well, I don't reckon it meant a lot to FDR but it sure was a kick in the ass to a lotta folks here in Fort Royal.

All that was eighty years ago and you'd think by this time we folks would have forgotten all about it. We woulda, too, exceptin' we're right back in the same kinda thing again. Along comes another depression and we're left holdin' the bag. There's a pizzeria where the bank used'ta be and that's gone bust too––only thing that's left is the clock out there on the street tellin everybody it's a quarter of two. That's the same thing as tellin' everybody there's nothin' t'fear but fear itself.

Friday, January 7, 2011

January 7, 2011

This image is mine (Marlicia Fernandez). I hope it gets your creative juices flowing. :o)

Hi everyone,

Here's today's prompt. Write a flash fiction, snippet, chapter or scene, any genre, or a short non-fiction piece using the above image as inspiration. Extra challenge: keep the word count to 2000 words or less. God bless and have fun.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January 4, 2011

Ok, here's another prompt for today. I don't usually post one every day, but this one was a lot of fun when I saw it on one of my other sites. I hope you enjoy it and that it sparks your imagination. Those of you who are involved with my Scriptorium, please post your efforts there in your own thread. Everyone else, can post here or link to their own sites.

Write a scene, chapter or short story, fiction or non-fiction using the prompt below. Please keep this to no more than 3,000 words. You can find mine at the Scriptorium.

Prompt: (From CHP 12-26-10)
Why is the cat staring at the wall?

Have fun and God bless.

Monday, January 3, 2011

January 3, 2010

Ok, I borrowed this prompt from another writing site I use. Many thanks to Celticfrog for this wonderful challenge. Any genre, poetry, prose, essay, free write, flash fiction etc. Word count between 300 and 3500 words.

Prompt: Rewrite a common fairy tale from the view point of the villain.

Have fun and I look forward to seeing what you come up with either via a link or at the Scriptorium.

God bless...

Sunday, January 2, 2011

January 2, 2011

This image is mine (Marlicia Fernandez). I hope it inspires you.
Happy New Year fellow writers. I hope you had a fantastic 2010 and that 2011 will be even better, filled with blessings, happiness, peace and lots of ideas and words.

Prompt: The challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to write about time. Any genre, poetry, fiction, or non-fiction, flash fiction, scene, short story, chapter or snippet. No more than 3500 words. Have fun and let me know what you come up with. I'd love to read it.