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by PaulG
Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: WordTrip Monthly Writing Challenge
Topic: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 3
Replies: 10
Views: 3475

Re: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 3

Ok, I've tidied up the "escape" scene (above). Now hopefully, wrap it up.
by PaulG
Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: WordTrip Monthly Writing Challenge
Topic: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 3
Replies: 10
Views: 3475

Re: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 3

It does give the appearance that I rushed Otto into Bellevue. My thinking was I didn't need to explain that upon his "connecting the dots" that the daughter wasn't his, he flipped out and wound up being deposited by the NYPD in Bellevue after they were called in to calm him down. Go crazy ...
by PaulG
Tue May 31, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: WordTrip Monthly Writing Challenge
Topic: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 3
Replies: 10
Views: 3475

Re: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 3

3 Flash- Option Two- Part 1 of 3 Paul woke up with a wicked headache and his feet hurt like hell. He realized that he still had boots on in the bed. He felt extremely groggy and his vision was blurry as he came to in this dim room. “Where am I?” he asked to no one in particular. A strange, mechanica...
by PaulG
Thu May 26, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: WordTrip Monthly Writing Challenge
Topic: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 2
Replies: 7
Views: 2720

Re: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 2

OK. I've tacked on the week 2 piece to the week one offering here in week two. I did an edit and loaded on as the next section. When I finish week 3 I will post in week three (I promise) with the first two. Sorry about the confusion. :oops:
by PaulG
Mon May 09, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: WordTrip Monthly Writing Challenge
Topic: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 2
Replies: 7
Views: 2720

Re: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 2

Ok Jill, for what it's worth I am working on Option 2. It may have worked out better if I read the directions with both eyes. :freakout: Below is Flash Week 1 and I will start on Flash 2 shortly. 3 Flash- Option Two- Part 1 of 3 Paul woke up with a wicked headache and his feet hurt like hell. He rea...
by PaulG
Mon May 02, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: WordTrip Monthly Writing Challenge
Topic: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 1
Replies: 11
Views: 3424

Re: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge!!

Ok, I now have it. Thanks. :D
by PaulG
Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: WordTrip Revival
Replies: 17
Views: 3839

Re: WordTrip Revival

Nice to see the id & password still work. Kudos to you Jill for spearheading this resuscitation. :clap:
by PaulG
Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - An assassin's worst nightmare
Replies: 6
Views: 5876

Thanks Mlou. Don't mess with grandma!
This could use some editing, but I was going the 30 minute route.
by PaulG
Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - An assassin's worst nightmare
Replies: 6
Views: 5876

Richie Van Nuys had his orders. Take out the leadership of the organization that was giving his boss, Junior Burns, a major case of heartburn. He wanted to do this quickly and get it done right. This would get him into Junior’s good graces and make him a member in good standing in Junior’s crew. Ric...
by PaulG
Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: The lost art of letter writing
Replies: 7
Views: 7579

I think another factor to take into consideration is the fact that back then there were less "distractions". There was no TV, Internet, iPods, etc. Writing reading and other forms of social interaction were it! Those letters were newsy, philosophical and expressions of feelings that people do not ta...
by PaulG
Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE - 2-2-10
Replies: 17
Views: 6367

Hiss- thought #2 was hot. OK, pun intended. Good job. Somewhere Mr.Coffee is blushing.
by PaulG
Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Psst...HOTEL is now on sale!
Replies: 95
Views: 60391

I had the pleasure of meeting both Jamie Ford and CharlesP the other night @ Jamie's speaking engagment here in the Atlanta metro area. It was a very nice event sponsored by The Blue Elephant book store (not a plug, I just get a kick out of their name). Jamie did a great job giving the attendees ins...
by PaulG
Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: "Dear Bess" A Tale for Hallowe'en - Crits welcome
Replies: 6
Views: 3246

Mae,
Nice work, very timely.
It made me think of that kid Damien from "The Omen" & also I heard a few bars of The Beatles "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" playing in the background.
by PaulG
Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - There was a grasshopper in my salad...
Replies: 5
Views: 5361

I actually did consider it for a moment. Thought about trying to bring in Jiminy Cricket & his "encyclopedia" song into the mix.
I still sing that to myself when I have to spell the word. I can still see him flashing those cards with the letters. Maybe therapy will help with that.
by PaulG
Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - There was a grasshopper in my salad...
Replies: 5
Views: 5361

Thanks Timber.
This one popped into my head and at the end I couldn't come up with anything really funny to close the deal. The 30 minute limit was on me! :-D
Always enjoyed the "fly and backstroke" response. That might be an old Marx Brothers routine.
by PaulG
Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - There was a grasshopper in my salad...
Replies: 5
Views: 5361

Once upon a dinner, after the waiter delivered my salad, I noticed movement in the bowl. As the waiter had already gone back to the kitchen area I figured I’d poke aside some of the vegetation to determine why there was movement. As the fork entered the region of shifting greens I heard a small, but...
by PaulG
Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: My Apologies, Joyce Kilmer
Replies: 2
Views: 2388

Mlou- the "snake" is something you use to open/clean clogged plumbing. In this case cheese clogged arteries.
by PaulG
Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: My Apologies, Joyce Kilmer
Replies: 2
Views: 2388

My Apologies, Joyce Kilmer

My Apologies, Joyce Kilmer I think that there will never be A cheese as tasty as a Brie! Or perhaps what could be better Than a slice of Vermont cheddar? Roquefort, Stilton, and Gorgonzola Taste much better with wine than cola. Edam and Gouda sealed in wax, Come from Holland, those are the facts! S...
by PaulG
Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: Poetry for Busy People - crits and comments welcome
Replies: 7
Views: 3928

Mae,
This is a sentiment I am in total agreement with. Nice work.
by PaulG
Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: Writer's Research - Because it's important to know your subject!
Topic: Why are VAMPIRES the CRAZE??
Replies: 24
Views: 15491

Jill, I think the title of this post says it all, it's a craze. The Twilight books are most likely the genesis of this current fashion and it will like all other fashions burn out in a year or so. We'll come to a "jump the shark" point where someone in their quest for dollars will have vampires pitt...
by PaulG
Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Writing and Poetry Blogs
Topic: Mlou's News
Replies: 863
Views: 320266

Mlou-
Best wishes for a successful operation and a speedy recovery.
PaulG
by PaulG
Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: On the Occasion of my 30th Wedding Anniversary
Replies: 8
Views: 4742

Mae,

Congratulations to both you and your husband on number 30.

The construction of this piece was very nicely done. OlsenP has it spot on when he said it sounds like a conversation. I bet it would sound great if put to music with the point/counterpoint sung by a man and a woman.
by PaulG
Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: My Environment Forced Me to Grow Up (Crit Much Appreciated)
Replies: 5
Views: 3594

Funky, I found the imagery quite vivid! I didn't read your second post initially because I saw you had included the first draft and didn't want that to influence my reading of the original post. However I saw your reference to Dali & I could see him liking this with the "pictures" you painted. M...
by PaulG
Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: POETRY CHALLENGE - 05.26.09
Replies: 19
Views: 7681

Mslover
This is really a nice piece.
I agree with Mae & Mlou about the last two lines, but I also find the analogy of unwritten poetry being close to birth very clever too!
by PaulG
Wed May 27, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: POETRY CHALLENGE - 05.26.09
Replies: 19
Views: 7681

Hummingbirds arrive.
Our new feeder beckons them.
They dine, both delight.

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