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Wasted Days and Wasted Nights

Daily Prompt: Wasted Days and Wasted Nights

Tell us your tried and true techniques for focusing when that deadline looms and you need to get work done. In other words, how do you avoid wasted days and wasted nights?

Midnight Mon Night: I should get to bed soon.  I need to be at the college between 9 and 9:30 tomorrow morning.

Just a little more Pinterest time.

3 am: No, really I need to go to bed.

Are there any more likes, comments, followers on WordPress

3:30 am — headed to bed

7 am — alarm goes off

I can sleep til 8

7:59 — glance at clock

I can sleep til… Let’s see.  I need to be at the college between 9 and 9:30, so I need to leave the apartment by 8:45…wait if I make it to the college by 9:30, then I don’t have to leave the apartment until 9:15.  I can shower in 15 minutes and another 15 min to get ready and be out the door.  Ok, I need to be up by 8:45.

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Night Stroll

It finally feels like spring.   The sun was out, making my glasses turn black.  The air was fresh and clean and the pollen wasn’t even bothering me.  The temperature got to 70.  It’s 10 pm, the temperature has dropped to 56, but I feel like a stroll.  Off we go…

 

WRITE YOUR FIRST “FIFTY”

No rules. Just stick to the word count — no more, no less than fifty words.

 

Other Fifty Words:

  1. Resident Alien : Hedge
  2. The Other Palette: Fifty
  3. Margaret Rose is here
  4. zaphnathpaaneah was too late
  5. smoothcreminal secretly smiles
  6. chey no longer sits in silence
  7. Making life an Art eats fries
  8. Speaking voiceless has a secret
  9. Jewel and her mouse
  10. Be lofty and a tip

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Friday Fictioneers April 4th

WELCOME TO FRIDAY FICTIONEERS!

Seize the opportunity to free your muse and allow her take you on a magic carpet ride. 

Henry David Thoreau said it best.

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

THE CHALLENGE:

Write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end. (No one will be ostracized for going a few words over the count.)

THE KEY:

MAKE. EVERY. WORD. COUNT.

Studio Lights from Kent

copyright-Kent Bonham

Stage Fright?

My stomach is in knots.  It’s been years since I trod the boards.  Will I freeze?  Will I croak?  Wrong part, I’m not Carlotta.  The house lights are down.  A few finishing touches to my makeup.  I need to get backstage.  There’s my cue.

“Think of me.  Think of me fondly,…” *

A few hours later, I am back in my mind and out of Christine’s.  They loved it. We even received a standing ovation.  And all my friends said we’d get booed off the stage in this one-horse town.  Boy, were they wrong.

* “Think of Me”, Phantom of the Opera.

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If I Could Turn Back Time

Daily Prompt: If I Could Turn Back Time

If you could return to the past to relive a part of your life, either to experience the wonderful bits again, or to do something over, which part of you life would you return to? Why?

I try not to dwell on past mistakes or regrets.  There is one decision in my life that I wish I could’ve had a do-over for.  I regret buying into the “renting is a waste of money, you need to buy a house”.  The main problem with this regret is that I firmly believe that everything up to now has led me to the place where I stand now.

So I vow, to give up that regret, as it gets me no where and I am in a much happier/healthier place in spite of that mistake.

So let’s relive a wonderful bit…

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She Drives Me Crazy

Daily Prompt: She Drives Me Crazy

It makes me crazy when people wear their shoes in my house. What habit/act drives you crazy? How do you prevent it from happening?

“Why?” — one of my biggest pet peeves

I don’t mind questions.  I don’t even mind someone asking why something is the way it is.

What I hate is when someone uses “Why?” like a toddler.

This happens in class every term.  There is always one student who continues to ask why no matter how many explanations that I give.  A student like this can derail a class for the whole term.  It is a challenge.  A declaration of war.  The start to a rebellion.

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Share Your World – 2014 Week 13

Share Your World – 2014 Week 13

Do you believe in extraterrestrials or life on other planets? 

What type of pet or pets do not want to have?

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

What type of transportation would you be? Why?

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Just another day in the life of Crimson red from planet Rouge in the Crayola System.

I just teleported to lunch with Royal Blue.  I hate it when Royal brings her rodent with her.  I don’t care that it is on a leash and is classified as a service animal.  It’s a pest.

I’m grateful for the discovery of the the rest of the races from the Federation of the United Universes.  I always knew they were out there and they sure make life more interesting.  I’m looking forward to the Unolympics on Planet Centarian in 2536.

 

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