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[Write the Story] Friends on the Town

Posted by reudaly on March 24, 2017 in Writing |

This one was written over two day – interruptions happen – but you can tell sometimes when thoughts are interrupted. I found an incomplete sentence in typing…and left it, because that’s the point of some of these exercises. If I do something more with these, I’ll fix the errors, but for now, you get the raw.


Prompt: Friends on the Town
Words: pizza, booth, college, restore, collection, rip, Buffalo wings, chiffon, butcher, display

Story
“Anyone else weirded out by the fact our booth has a view of the butcher shop across the street?” Jenny asked, picking pepperoni off her pizza.

“Any weirder than all of us wearing chiffon prom dresses while eating Buffalo wings?” Kathy giggled into her soda. “Hopefully all that means is that the food’s fresh.”

The four college friends celebrating a Bad Prom Party. They’d decided to stop at the pizza and wings place just for the irony. Jenny watched the room. Something seemed…off.

“I don’t know. I kind of feel on display…”

Kathy rolled her eyes, channeling her inner teenager. “Puh…leeze, since when do you give a rip about what people think?”

“Since the guy behind the counter started looking at us like a collection of cutlets from the store across the street.”

The collection of fancy-dress women turned to check out the scruffy man absently wiping down the bar and leering their direction. Another chill raced down Jenny’s back as she realized the four were alone in the restaurant with a creepy dude on a full moon night. Suddenly, three scruffy men appeared with cleavers.

“Okay, girls. I refuse to become a horror movie cliché. Let’s restore faith in womenkind. It’s time to go Buffy on these guys.”

Things were about to get messy.

Word Count: 215
Date Written: 2/21 – 2/22/17

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[Writer Post] Snarky Humor and Personal Voice

Posted by reudaly on March 22, 2017 in Writing |

So this is Wednesday. Whew… downhill slide of what’s turned out to be a (so far) busy week. I discovered one way to get a ton of movement on Twitter is to mention Neil deGrasse Tyson, Star Talk, and provide a visual pun – then have Star Talk retweet it. It’s not “celebrity” level, but […]

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[Pen/Pencil Review] Pentel EnerGel Multi-Function Pen

Posted by reudaly on March 20, 2017 in Review, writing instruments |

Today’s pen blog is a multi-function pen. I don’t do these often, but this one caught my eye. It’s the Pentel EnerGel Multi-Function Pen from Tokyo Pen Shop. This is one of the Japanese offerings, not necessarily found in the US, except through online portals like Tokyo Pen Shop. This

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[Write the Story] The Year is 2563…

Posted by reudaly on March 17, 2017 in Writing |

This week’s Write the Story story Prompt: The Year is 2563… Words: space station, knuckle, interview, horse, twenty-seven, lipstick, transformation, studio, distribution, assert Story “In a space station everyone can hear you scream.” The interview seemed to come to a complete stand still. Did she have lipstick on her teeth? Cara resisted the urge to […]

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[Writer Post] Gloomy with Patchy, Intermittent Doom

Posted by reudaly on March 15, 2017 in Life, Writing |

Today’s a weird day… it’s actually been an unsettled week. I’ve been questioning a few things and now a bunch of random…stuff… I’m questioning whether or not I should continue posting the writing exercise stories. I’m afraid they’re not doing anything productive publicly. They’re still a good exercise. I’m going to still do them (I […]

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[Pen/Pencil Review] Pentel EnerGel Euro Rollergel – 0.35mm

Posted by reudaly on March 13, 2017 in Review, writing instruments |

This week’s pen review goes back to Pentel. It’s the EnerGel Euro Roller Gel Pen in 0.35mm black ink. I’ve been gravitating to Pentel a lot – and Jimmy now has a blog for his Pentel P200 mechanical pencil series. We’re turning into a Pentel “family”. I don’t know what the EURO means in the […]

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[Write the Story] Business as UNusual

Posted by reudaly on March 10, 2017 in Writing |

Prompt: Business as UNusual Words: housewife, moonwalk, dog, basement, conclude, alien, ignore, lightning, embrace, time Story Kevin was never sure how he ended up appointed to the UN, but here he was about to conclude his first speech. He couldn’t quite ignore the feeling his time was coming when they all found out he was […]

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[Writer Post] Plans, Man! Plans!

Posted by reudaly on March 9, 2017 in Writing |

I didn’t do a blog post yesterday (obviously). It wasn’t necessarily political (though I did wear red) I didn’t abstain from work – actually just the opposite. I was away from my desk for more than half my day for meetings. Yay? And then due to things happening from tonight through Saturday, there was major […]

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[Pen/Pencil Review] The Platinum OLEeNU Green Mechanical Pencil – 0.5mm

Posted by reudaly on March 6, 2017 in Review, writing instruments |

Today’s blog is another version of mechanical pencil from Platinum. This is the Platinum OLEeNU Lead Breakage Prevention Mechanical Pencil Green Body. At first blush, this is a typical mechanical pencil like the transparent one I reviewed before. It has a clear barrel with a frosted rubber grip and accents. Its diameter is a comfortable […]

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[Write the Story] A Lunch Date Gone Wrong

Posted by reudaly on March 3, 2017 in Writing |

Prompt: A Lunch Date Gone Wrong Words: eruption, salad, fire, career, assume, roller skate, draw, promise, full moon, sweet Story “Tell us everything that happened.” I took a second to draw in a deep breath. The whole situation was so stupid, and now the Special Investigations Units of Police and Fire were involved. “Ma’am? Are […]

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