Writing Challenges

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The Post I Nearly Forgot About

In my last post of the 30M2 DoW challenge, I completely forgot to tell you all to come back here today so you could watch the traditional picking of the names video. Sigh. Well, while operating heavy machinery may be out of the question, hopefully some of you have sobered up enough to use a […]


What’s Swedish For Kaboom?

A little while back, I was Skyping with the lovely Ziva. For those of you who haven’t had the sheer pleasure of seeing Ziva, here’s a screen shot I took of her: And I guess it would only be fair for me to post a screen shot of myself as well. Here you go: So, […]


Red Things and Exploding Brains

Today is the last day of February, aka the day we post things for P.J.’s monthly photo challenge. It is also the last day of Nicky’s (I keep saying I had nothing to do with it, but no one believes me) 28 Day Writing Challenge and today’s prompt for that is “And Then My Brain […]


Just Call Me Miss Scarlet

As soon as I walked into the dining room, I was certain that he knew. I’d known for a while now that he was suspicious and  that he’d searched my phone and computer for clues. There were times I knew I was being followed and realized he’d hired an investigator. Late at night, I could feel his eyes boring through my […]



Relationships are a funny thing, he thought to himself. When they’d first started dating, they couldn’t get enough of each other. The need for physical contact was a constant presence; he would find himself searching out her hand as they walked or shifting his legs when they sat so that they mingled with hers. It seemed to him that her […]


Social Media

Good morning! It’s CheesyMike sitting in again for Nicky. Hey, is our font really small? I suddenly think I need glasses. ### Things had gone bad at the office, politically, and I was caught in the middle. I couldn’t pick a side and yet, I had to please them all, or suffer some unknown wrath. […]


For The Win

It took me a minute to realize my cell phone was ringing. I was enthusiastically crunching the results of some market research I’d been working on, turning them into pretty pie charts and listening to the story they tell about the great big world out there. And it is a fascinating story, full of twists […]

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The Interrogation

How long had it been? He had tried to keep track in the beginning, counting the minutes, the hours, the days. But each time the cell door opened and the sessions began, the very nature of time mutated – minutes indistinguishable from hours, hours indistinguishable from days. Pain drove off coherent thought. The searing, unrelenting […]

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I’m tired. I’ve been writing for hours; researching, editing, polishing, perfecting. After months of hard work, my literary review of The Collected Literary Reviews of the Times is complete. I assemble the pages to put into my binder. There are a lot of pages; too many to bind all at once. I start the process with a few sheets at […]

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And I Just Realized I Didn’t Even Give It A Title

Have you ever had one of those days that you just know people are never going to believe? I awoke this morning to discover that a meteor had fallen into my front yard. There were swarms of people in hazmat suits walking around it, measuring, poking, scraping. Some of my neighbours had gathered to watch […]

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This Is Definitely Going To Hurt Me More

It doesn’t take much: an improperly folded towel, a cup placed on a shelf with the handle turned in, a cupboard door left slightly ajar, under instead of over toilet paper rolls. Any one of these is enough to start my mind’s descent into madness. Think I’m joking? Maybe exaggerating a little? I wish. Not that […]


Tastes Like Chicken

Good morning. Nicky’s not here today, so you’re stuck with me. Contrary to what she told you the other day, I will not be wearing any such little red backless number. I might however, be wearing my best sundress. Awfully and terribly. The craziest thing about today’s prompt was that I wasn’t going to write […]

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A Tough Act To Follow

A TOUGH ACT TO FOLLOW ____________________ A Play in Two Minutes by Nicky Eff Cast of Characters Nicky Eff:                 A woman in her mid-40s mid-30s late 20s Jepeto Tee:              A man in his early 40s Scene The living room of a house somewhere in the frozen tundra of Montreal, Quebec. Time A year ago, mid-February, 2013 ACT I […]


The Repost – I Tell A Tale Of Tail

Mike at Too Many Mornings was corresponding with Nicky at We Work For Cheese when he acknowledged that he was bored. “Nicky, I’m bored again. Please entertain me,” he wrote. Nicky had an interesting reaction to this request. “What am I, a dancing monkey?” she replied. But then, because Mike is a good friend and […]


In The Words Of The Bard, Sometimes Lifeth Sucketh

Whereof what’s past is prologue, what to come In yours and my discharge. The Tempest, Act 2, Scene I According to Wikipedia, the contemporary definition of the line what’s past is prologue is that history influences and sets the context for the present. However at the time, Shakespeare meant that the past had led two men […]



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