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[Write the Story] A Babysitter Snoops and Finds Something Unexpected

Posted by reudaly on December 15, 2017 in Writing |

Prompt: On Main Street in a Small Town

Words: square, separate, type, truculent, preach, wilderness, pang, façade, pawn, pavement


Pay no attention to the “city limit” sign on the edge of town. The welcome to Grover Corner is a façade at best. But don’t take my word for it. Make your own judgements, just don’t say I didn’t warn you.

The city square is a truculent hold out to Old World architecture. Spires and stained glass juxtaposed with weeds and wild crepe myrtles along the foundation. But standing tall at the other end of the cracked pavement stands the Church of Grover Corner. No denomination. No type. Just a church with a rotating cycle of tired old men scheduled to preach to the handful of people who show up each week.

It’s with a slight pang of regret that I watch our dwindling population go about their separate lives in some deluded hope of a future. One that will never be. For we are all just pawns in a grander scheme of the universe, and none of us any the wiser to the Big Picture.

So, we battle back against the wilderness that ever encroaches on our dying but never quite dead town. Waiting for the sliver of hope that may one day release us from this place, but until they are done with us all we can do is endure. They won’t allow us anything else. They need us for as long as they can keep us alive. Some days that’s easier than others. Let’s hope today is not that day.

Word Count: 243

Written: 10/3/17

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[Writer Post] Okay Then…Let’s Do It

Posted by reudaly on December 13, 2017 in Writing |

I will get a blog post in before it’s not Wednesday anymore. I will get the article that I should have written MONTHS and MONTHS ago written, becuase I shouldn’t have had someone ask me for it (FINALLY). So that’s happening this week. Darn it. Still waiting for anthology submissions – might have to extend […]

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[Pen/Pencil Blog] Ghosts of Pen Blogs Past

Posted by reudaly on December 12, 2017 in Review, writing instruments |

Yes, it’s another re-run post. Yes, it’s a day late I will get better at managing my time on Mondays. Promise. Yesterday got away from me. MONDAYS, whatcha gonna do? Grr. Truly hoping for this year to end strong and allow for a more…productive 2018. —- Okay, so I know Office Max and Office Depot […]

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[Write the Story] Behind the Scenes of the Theater

Posted by reudaly on December 8, 2017 in Writing |

Prompt: Behind the Scenes at the Theater Words: loneliness, applaud, beg, jogging, memorize, admit, solitude, converse, eternity, marsh Story Todd tried to block out the noise and controlled chaos in the wings of the community theater. He was willing to beg for just one moment of solitude before the curtain, but it was way too […]

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[Writer Post] Cancer Can Suck It

Posted by reudaly on December 6, 2017 in Books, Writing |

I just found out an author near and dear to me is going into hospice because of cancer after losing his lovely wife to a different varietal of this stupid disease. So this post is about the anthology project I’m editing. I have three stories so far for the anthology – one is a very […]

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[Pen/Pencil Review] Return of the Pilot V7 Green

Posted by reudaly on December 5, 2017 in Review, Writing |

This is, indeed, a rerun… but a holiday-ish one. Yesterday got away from me – but this (like most Decembers) is all about the red and green ink. I actually used this one quite a bit today. The last pen review of 2014… where does the time go? And DUDE who’d’ve thought we’d be here? […]

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[Write the Story] A Support Group Meeting

Posted by reudaly on December 1, 2017 in Writing |

Prompt: A Support Group Meeting Words: novelist, fountain, snow, lady, pastoral, communicate, scene, sprout, carve, whisper Story Colleen scanned the area, making sure no one saw her approach the fountain. This was no place for a lady or, so she was told. Good thing she was no “lady”. The scene was nearly pastoral with snow […]

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[Writer Blog] Taking On a New Project for Charity

Posted by reudaly on November 29, 2017 in Books, Writing |

It’s Wednesday. It’s blog day. My head is in NO kind of game today. There are a variety of reasons, none of them are important. Houseguests are in flux. House is ready (again) for the holidays for the most part. Personal appearances are over for the year. Stuff needs to get done – and yet, […]

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[Pen/Pencil Review] Pentel Flash Multi-Pack Stick Pens

Posted by reudaly on November 27, 2017 in Review, writing instruments |

This is yet another Pentel, I’ve had these for a while. I bought them just before I went off-line late in August through September and am just now getting to them. These are a type of Pentel EnerGel that I don’t normally get – stick pens. But these are the “Flash” collection. These pens are […]

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[Write the Story] A Family-Run Farm

Posted by reudaly on November 24, 2017 in Writing |

Prompt: A Family-Run Farm Words: temporary, invent, trust, horse, burst, pulley, signal, dam, punch, chicken Story “It’s only…” “Don’t you dare say it’s only temporary, or I will punch you right in the face.” Andrew bit his lip, suppressing laughter until it seemed like his mirth dam would burst. Sarah took that as a signal […]

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