Category Archives: Current Affairs

Attack of the Trolls

Photo Prompt courtesy Russell Gayer The Chieftain asked Farmer Jenks, “Are you sure the goat didn’t just wander off?” Farmer Jenks wailed, “The lock was broken, I’m sure it was…” “…The Terrible Trolls from the mountains,” the Chieftain completed his … Continue reading

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The Puff Piece

I looked across at the CEO of Buzzinga, the most exclusive PR Agency in the world, and said in an even, confident tone, “I’ll have you know, Mr. North, that I did not win my three Pulitzers by writing puff … Continue reading

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Starting Over – Part 4

Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith, started another Finish The Story challenge, this one titled “Starting Over.” Here’s the first part: Ask anyone living today what they would do if they had a time machine, and they would respond with, “stop him … Continue reading

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Errata

Photo Prompt courtesy Douglas M. MacIlroy People are really ungrateful. You create your entire world around them, love them, feed them, treat their smallest wish as your command. But you inadvertently commit the tiniest error, and they crib and cry, … Continue reading

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Proof of the Pudding

Photo by Skeeze at Pixabay.com   I stared at the wolf across the frozen lake as my hand inched towards my gun. Snow in Central Park in mid-July! Who would’ve thunk! Our beloved leader was a genius after all, as … Continue reading

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Stairway to Redemption

Photo prompt courtesy John Brand I looked at the stairs leading up to the Church, and froze. I remembered how I used to jump up and down those stairs when I was a kid. My mother used to say, “He’s … Continue reading

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Games People Play

“I WON! I WON!” “You really are way too smart for me, this is the 10th time in a row that you’ve beaten me.” “I’m the smartest person in the world, I’ve been saying it for so long, but nobody … Continue reading

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