Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Wishing Map 28

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Seven: B’frona (Continued) Previously: Gina learned that the 11 year old B’frona had lived alone for several years. ⇔ ⇔…

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Gene Wilder

He found the manic in humanity. And we’re forever grateful. Few actors have ever generated such a mix of admiration and affection as Gene Wilder. Rest in peace, old friend.

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So Here’s the Deal

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My Butterfly Effect

I’ve always found the butterfly effect intriguing: the idea that the mere flap of a butterfly’s wing in, say, Des Moines could start a chain reaction leading to a devastating tsunami in Sr Lanka; or, for that matter, to the … Continue reading

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Best Advert Ever?

Seriously. This looks a bit grim, but hang in there till the end.

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The Wishing Map 27

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Seven: B’frona (Continued) Previously: The millboy B’frona was asked by the pixie king to lead Gina to a place where…

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Jesus GO!

Pokémon GO is the most popular game app of all time! But could it be that Jesus came up with the idea first? Gracefully graying Mike is in his front yard shushing through fallen leaves when his bright red rake … Continue reading

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7 Views on Writing

Hey, remember that scene where the alien bursts out of the guy’s chest?  “If a story is in you, it has to come out.”  ~William Faulkner Write without restraint! And then…restrain, restrain, restrain. “Write drunk, edit sober.”  ~Ernest Hemingway You can’t … Continue reading

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41 Years Ago Today

By the time the war ended, 58,220 American soldiers had died in Vietnam. And, in a strange irony, 50,000 of the people they’d gone to save had been evacuated to the United States. It was the largest airlift in U.S. … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 26

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Seven: B’frona (Continued) Previously: Gina repaired the pixie’s temple and–accidentally–acquired adopted a dragon. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ The little dragon bleated with increasing urgency.…

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