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Caitlin and Mathias

Get your copy while it's hot. OK, so it's not hot off the presses because it was pubbed a few years ago, but it's still warm.

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Added by Michael D. Brown on August 20, 2018 at 7:56pm — No Comments

RAPIDLY HEADING SOUTH

Once there was a student named Putitoff who would never work in class and would make all kinds of excuses for not doing assignments on time, or never, if he could get away with it. His family spoiled him, nevertheless, so he had a terrible attitude, and would always ask, “What’s the point?”

Well, one day, on his way to school, another student lost control of his Hyundai and careened into Putitoff’s Audi, and he was knocked unconscious.

In that smashed up state, he went up to heaven,…

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Added by Michael D. Brown on August 11, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

WATER by Philip Larkin

If I were called in

To construct a religion

I should make use of water.                



Going to church

Would entail a fording

To dry, different clothes;
My liturgy would employ

Images of sousing,

A furious devout…
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Added by Michael D. Brown on July 21, 2018 at 7:46pm — No Comments

You suddenly realize...

... it's like 40 years since you were in high school. How is your day going? How did it start this morning. Do you have to go out (of your home) to work? What do you do these days? What is your living space like? Are you married? Do you have kids? Do they still attend school, or are they already past that? How's the family?…

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Added by Michael D. Brown on June 3, 2018 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Anecdotes and Horror Stories

Write a horror story in as close to 101 words as you can manage.

Don't forget to include:

Set up (and create subjectivity); Conflict; Revelation with a twist ending.…

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Added by Michael D. Brown on March 31, 2018 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Free Software: Some are good, some not so much

Added by Michael D. Brown on March 19, 2018 at 12:43am — No Comments

What can you do with a cathedral?

KENYON REVIEW: Read one of these past winners of their short fiction and tell us about it.

Book of Days PROMPTS: Get suggestions and write a post.

Added by Michael D. Brown on March 2, 2018 at 9:44am — No Comments

What Makes Us Human: Life Stages

When I was an infant, I couldn't do anything for myself. I lay there just enjoying all sensations except, I'm sure, when I needed to be changed. In my childhood I had a lot of friends. I wonder where some of them are today, or even if they're still around. I fell in love with a classmate when I was a teenager, but it wasn't meant to be. We drifted away from each other.

Added by Michael D. Brown on January 10, 2018 at 10:50am — No Comments

First Partial Review

I started a new Adobe Spark page. You can see it here:
https://spark.adobe.com/page/wL5aXvBJ5OfVz/

Added by Michael D. Brown on September 13, 2017 at 10:52am — No Comments

Personifying Qualities

DESPAIR

Despair always paints a black picture of the future. He never thinks anything will turn out nicely. He is ready for life to end at any moment.

GRIEF

Grief has lost many friends and family members. He's always sad because everyone around him dies and he has very few friend…

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Added by Michael D. Brown on August 7, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Blood Stone: A Micro-Fiction

Once upon a time, in a land far away, a young prince found a wishing stone.

The prince rubbed the stone hoping he might be eligible for some free wishes. He cut his fingers on the sharpness of the stone and they hurt as he rubbed it so desperately. As he watched his blood dripping on the ground, he thought wishing could not help him, which meant he would have to…

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Added by Michael D. Brown on June 13, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Alfred and Alice: A Mini-Saga

Don't feed the stray dogs.

A man wanted to be the world's greatest surgeon.

A woman wanted to win two Academy Awards and host her own television show.

The man enrolled at Harvard Medical school.

The woman studied at Juilliard, then moved to Hollywood.…

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Added by Michael D. Brown on June 2, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Using Adobe Spark

Do a review. Make a page. Show your creativity.

Take a look at this:

https://spark.adobe.com/page/OswqIil44xSA6/

Then, do your own thing.

UPDATE to this Post: The above instructions/suggestions were to get you started on Spark.

Please use Spark to create your Portfolio (6 tasks from…

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Added by Michael D. Brown on April 28, 2017 at 10:30am — 29 Comments

I will read

[USE THIS FORMAT to COMMIT to READING ASSIGNMENT and SINGING FEST proposal]

Short story 1 (give title) from 7th and 8th grade level

Short story 2 (give title) from…

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Added by Michael D. Brown on March 21, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

A Tattoo

Added by Michael D. Brown on February 16, 2017 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Wealthy and Wise: A Mini-Saga

Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man...well, you know.

A man wanted to be a a super fast runner. A woman wanted to be the world's greatest chef.

The man became friendly with all the politicians, and the woman went to NASA to offer her services.

He became the best at NASA, and now he lives on Mars, while she finished college and now works in a video-club.

If the man didn't like running so much, the woman wouldn't be working in a…

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Added by Michael D. Brown on September 9, 2016 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Storyboard That

TWO TEACHERS TALKING…

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Added by Michael D. Brown on September 1, 2016 at 11:22am — No Comments

Three Short Videos

Intro (25 Words)

Video 1 (50 words)

Video 2 (50 words)

Video 3 (50 words)

Conclusion (25 words)

Added by Michael D. Brown on August 22, 2016 at 10:48am — No Comments

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