The lilac bush was perfect cover. He slipped behind it and stood on tiptoes to look through the ornate wooden window. There she was! She pulled off her clothes and slipped a lacy nightgown over her head. He smiled. His timing was perfect tonight. He . . .
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“Are they poking through the snow at your place?”
“The bulbs, silly. The bulbs.”
“No! We planted crocus last fall. The bulbs. Can you see them coming through the snow?”
“Oh, you did plant something in my yard. Where was it again?”
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What will you do with all those books?
I’d been donating them to the library by the boxful, giving them away on Freecycle, but still I had a house full of books. It was a question I’d considered myself a number of times. What do you do with all those books?
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Sweat stung his eyes, his knees ached, his hands were scraped and raw, and the warm breeze did little to cool him off. He looked up at the sandstone cliff he still had to climb before he got back to the road. He wondered if he would make it to the top. He searched for a path up the rock that seemed less steep, less daunting.
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There was the photograph! She muttered a quiet, “Booyah,” and put it on top of the bed. She gathered all the other photos and put them back in the container, then slid the container back under the bed. It had taken over an hour to find what she wanted and she was stiff from sitting on the floor. She . . .
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It’s easy to create suspense, built up excitement, leave things hanging for a while. But to do a good job at resolving that suspense, at finishing a scene and bringing a logical and meaningful conclusion to the story – now that’s a skill that’s hard to acquire.
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Here’s a reminder from Elisa Camahort Page of BlogHer.com about why blogging and bloggers who tell stories about themselves and their activities can change the world. It is less than 10 minutes long and worth your time.
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It’s reaching for me, ready to wrap me in its spiny grasp, tickle me with its grassy leaves, tie me to my office chair until one of us expires from dehydration. HELP!
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“I tried every instrument, but I was best on the trumpet.” Kia was enthusiastic, “So can I join the band and play the trumpet?”
She smiled at her daughter over Skype – so far away and yet so near. “I think that’s a great idea. Of course you can be in band.”
Kia frowned. “There’s a band camp the first week of August that will be a conflict with your show in Venice.” Kia gestured to someone out of the view of the camera and her mother walked into view. “Can you and Grandma work out something about that week?”
She . . .
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Do you have a favorite music for writing? When I have to write all day I like to play meditative music like Pachelbel’s Canon. I can play jazz or blues very quietly in the background for some kinds of writing. Sometimes I need it to be completely quiet. Loud music, fast music, rock music won’t work to write with for me.
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