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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


How Did That Happen?

I sat up quickly in bed, actually gasping out loud. My slumber had been abruptly disturbed by a thought: There aren’t any on the list. One of Jepeto’s eyes barely opened and he mumbled something unintelligible. He repeated, “Dja ha ba djreem?” and reached out a hand to rub my back comfortingly. He missed and ended up […]


The Blackout

What did I do? It was the first thought that flashed through his mind as he came to. It was a thought he knew well. The room was dark but the television was on and the woman on it was crying. That was what had stirred him. Her crying. His head pounded fiercely and his tongue […]

fire, brimstone, devil

The Answer Remains The Same

I admit I had a bit of trouble with this one. Odd, considering I went to the Eagles’ Hell Freezes Over Tour in 1994. I could have told you about that, except that it isn’t a very interesting story. I went with my ex-husband, who wasn’t an ex yet. It was enjoyable. The End. See? […]

The Daily Cheese

Insanity Definition Debunked!

Montreal, QC – Incredible as it may seem, a Montreal woman has disproved Einstein’s Definition of Insanity. The premise is that insanity is defined by repeating actions over and over again and expecting different results. The woman, known only as Nicky Eff, was able to demonstrate undeniably that doing something over and over again while knowing full-well […]

old teddy bears

Losing Nana

Losing Nana Nana got to calling me Rabbit when I was just a bitty thing, barely out of diapers. She said it was on account of my fondness for vegetables – carrots in particular – but anyone who’s ever met me and my overbite knows better. As a result, that’s what most people call me […]

You may be seeing a lot of these in the near future. I know I will.

Here We Go Again

You know how we’re always being warned about the crazies on the Internet? I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to worry about them. It turns out, you are them.  But it’s okay because it turns out that we are also them. That’s right. We’re all out of our freakin’ minds because we are participating in […]


28 Days, 28 Prompts and 25 Bloggers

Welcome to Day 28 of 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing, the creative writing challenge that 4 out of 5 bloggers agree should have ended 27 days ago.  Today’s prompt is Is That All?,  and you can thank CheesyMike for this one. Don’t forget to link up at the end of this post if you […]

vegas car

Really? Is That All?

One hand gripped the wheel while the other one clutched an egg mcmuffin. With my gaze fixed to the road, center lines flicking by, I raised the warm synthetic sandwich to my mouth and took a bite of heaven. I was set back $3.33 for 2 McMuffins back in Swanton, VT, that little town just […]


Stating The Obvious

Welcome to Day 27 of 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing, the creative writing challenge that 4 out of 5 addictions workers agree is the reason for 12-step programmes. Today’s prompt is And That’s Why I Got Drunk,  and you can thank MikeWJ for this one. You’ll find him face down under the dining room […]


And That’s What Happens

And that’s why I got drunk? Wait, you mean, there’s supposed to be a reason? Maybe it should be “how I got drunk”. It all started with a shot of melon ball. I know, it’s not the manliest of shots, like vodka, Jack Daniels or Polish moonshine. Polish moonshine will actually destroy everything it touches, […]



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