28 days of writing

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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 […]


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 […]

prison cell

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 […]

dream, night, sky, eerie, astrology, astronomy, celestial


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 […]

my front yard

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 […]

They look harmless, don't they?

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 […]


My Ears Are Ringing

How many times have you had this conversation? “My ears are ringing.” “What?” I can remember only a handful of very loud shows, shows that were so loud, that when we stumbled back out into the night, we were completely shell-shocked. Then later, being acutely aware of that ringing once my head hit the pillow […]

wheres cheesymike football game

It’s Just Like Where’s Waldo

You may have noticed something different about the challenge this time around. I mean, besides the fact that I’m routinely killing or beating people. Other than that, have you noticed anything different? Anything… missing? Of course, I am referring to my co-blogger CheesyMike. Some of you have been asking me where he is. Well, there […]

wedding rings

For Better Or For Worse

It was their golden anniversary. The children had grudgingly come over to celebrate with them. He’d insisted on it, of course, and they had acquiesced. For his sake, to be sure. Not for her. Never for her. So she decided to pull out all the stops. She’d spent all week cleaning the house from top to […]

demon succubus

It’s Not Easy Being Cheesy Either

A while back, my friend June wrote about how pharmacists scare her, because of everything they know about their clients. I jokingly left a comment to the effect that my pharmacist would know I am a very healthy succubus who is draining the life and vitality from the men I live with. And we laughed […]


It’s More Than Just The Headbashing

What is it about zombies? Why are so many people fascinated by them? A Stanford University literary researcher studied the question for her doctoral thesis. Yes. Her doctoral thesis. Subsequently, she will attempt to disprove the stereotype that academics are nerds. According to Angela Becerra Vidergar, the fascination with the zombie apocalypse can be traced […]

starry night

They’ll Stone You When You Try To Write A Post

It was the summer. I was a teenager. We had pizza. And what happened next is a COMPLETE WORK OF FICTION. Really. Not a single line of truth in any of it. Sitting out on the lawn at night watching the stars For a really, really, reeeeeeeaalllllly long time “wow,” he says “yeah,” I say […]


Generate This

In the comment section of Day 3’s post, Insanity Definition Debunked!, a lot of people asked about the newspaper photo I included with my “article”. I responded by suggesting they Google ‘newspaper generator’. The fact is, in a moment of desperation, I turned to Google for help. You would think that for a prompt like […]



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