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    April Classic Author Excerpt: NickolasJames8's Bodega Bay

    By Cia

    This scene is what inspired the banner. It's a rare moment of simple enjoyment in Kevin's life, but you can see he's hesitant to burst the bubble. Why? What has taught this youth to be so thankful for a day with his dad? Well, that's explored before this scene and more comes after. Read on and see what you think!  Want to read more? Click here
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Refractory - Word of the Day - Sun Feb 21, 2021

I'm dedicating today's word to my dad.  I lost him six years ago today.   Dad never let people drive his golf cart...  I think he thought everyone drove like this... Funny part of that last story is he got busted all the way down and promoted back to PFC by the same Colonel on the same day because the job he was doing in the location they were required the rank and no one else knew how to do the job. I also want to thank my dear friends here on the site that helped me through

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Weekly Wrap Up (Feb. 14 - Feb. 20)

How was your Valentines Day?  I'll be honest, I didn't even know it really happened  The advertising and hoopla seemed to be almost non existent this year, well to me it was. I did hear one couple I know went out for dinner yet still had over a two hour wait! Oh well, for those dead set Valentiners if you missed it I'm sure it will be back next year bigger and better. I know that all over the world there is different and crippling weather all the time. I would be remiss if I do not mention

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Sub-plots

One thing that I've discovered while writing my own stories over the years, is the 'lacking' presence of added depth when I only have one situation going on from beginning to end. Now, this may be just a personal preference of mine...but when I'm focused on two boys and one issue, the theme of the story itself feels really basic and seems to fall 'flat' to me sometimes. Like something is missing. Nothing major, really...but it's similar to a cook tasting their food and thinking, "Hmmmm...I need

Comicality

Comicality in Articles

Prompt 860 and Prompt 861

Wow, February is really being harsh in the United States. Winter storms are ripping through the states and poor Texas is a mess. Just hoping everyone survives. In the mean time, I'm going to try and lure you into writing with some prompts. Prompt 860 - Creative Tag - List of words Use the following in a story - a broken mask, a flat tire, an old street sign, a blanket, and a credit card. Prompt 861 - Creative Tag - First Line The door creaked open revealing the bloo

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Anthology Entry Revisited: Accused

Upcoming Anthology Due: April 1, 2021 Top Themes On the Road Forbidden Pot Luck Themes But Wait; There’s More     -     Through a Glass Darkly     -     Of Gods and Monsters     -     It Takes All Kinds     -     Darkness Falls Boys of the Hills     -     You Wouldn’t Understand     -     On the Beach     -     Great Balls of Fire     -     Laughter, the Best Medicine

Renee Stevens

Renee Stevens

The Summer Job (A Preview)

Phillip is 16 and new in town with his first job: working for the Y. With no friends and his Dad stuck in London (or was that Hong Kong or Singapore?), he resolves to make a few. One of the new fiends older brother Andy is known to be a real asshole and, he wants to have a talk to Phillip.    

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Productivity Feels...Weird

I've had a love-hate relationship with the word, 'productivity.' With my occupation, it is highly encouraged to be as productive as possible, but it feels strange to see myself being the only one performing. My shift ended several hours ago, but I still can't shake my distaste for how few cares my fellow coworkers give. Seeing how the pandemic is still going on, and a lot of people are finally understanding the lasting power it can hold on human life, workers are feeling fatigued. My fellow stoc

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February Classic Author Feature: Heritage Heretic by Lugh

February means love, romance, sex... um, the unintended consequences of that sometimes? Okay, I admit I love stories that include the educational field since I work in it and like to see different authors take on the world I live in. This story, on the surface, seems like a simple day in the life of a couple of HS seniors...  Length: 4,348 Description: 2010 Spring Anthology Michael Thomas George, known as Trey by his friends, has to participate in his high school’s annual spring

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Weekly Wrap Up (Feb. 7 - Feb. 13)

Well it's forty below And I don't give a *bleep* Got a heater in my truck And I'm off to the rodeo Now if you don't know this song, you can Youtube it or Google it, but don't have the sound up if little ears might be around   It seems I'm stuck in a perpetual groundhog day were everyday since Monday we have been in a extreme winter warning (sustained temperatures of -40)  Luckily by Monday we will creep closer to 0 or 32 depending on your temperature scale you are using. The thing i

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Character Diversity

When I was growing up, I can distinctly remember LOVING the old school martial arts flicks that they used to show on Channel 66 in Chicago on Sundays! "Incredible Kung Fu Mission", "Five Deadly Venoms", "Drunken Master"! A good Shaw Brothers original? They never failed to excite me and have me locked in to the point where, by the time it was over, I'd be fighting my own pillows and trying to kick couch cushions across the room with my non-existent skills as a five or six year old Kung Fu warrior

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Prompt 858 and Prompt 859

Hello and welcome to another Friday. We are so close to Valentine's Day so they are coloring this week's prompts. Get ready and see what they are offering. Prompt 858 - Creative Tag - First Line "Why do I have to dress up?" Prompt 859 - Creative Tag - Roses It had been a bad storm and you were up all night. Dragging yourself out to go to work and you find a multicolored rose on your doorstep. When you get to work you find another on your desk. As your day goes on yo

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