Out on a limb
- August 10
- My goal it was to reach a star...
I spread my wings, but flew not far
I hoped to make it past the rim.
Instead I'm stuck... out on a limb
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This week's prompt is: Write a story about trouble with a talking pet.
Mickey Mouse arbitrates for a raise!
The Scene: The executive office of Mr. Walt Disney.
The Cast: Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Mr. Witherthrup (Disney's attorney)
The Plot:… Read full post »
How did you choose
Where did your Avatar come from?
Some people blog using their real names and picture. While most of us mix and match one or the other. Some use their actual photo (as I do) but are still, at the same time, cautious… Read full post »
This Weeks prompt was to write a story based on this poster.
“Do you think she's watching?”
The couple was sitting on a bus bench across from the fashionable two story house. Somewhere in their forties, dressed in neat clean conservative apparel, they were in all appearances aver… Read full post »
This weeks prompt was to write a “Mini
Saga.” A mini saga is a piece of writing with exactly fifty
words. It has to tell a story, have a beginning, a middle and an
I'd heard “Press Harder” for seventy minutes, again I pressed. She/… Read full post »
“It's true! I tel… Read full post »
You never tweeted me nice, so now I've found someone who will!
Good bye and good tweetence!
Every once in a while on OS somebody does a re-post of an earlier post of theirs. It is usually because something in that earlier post is relevant to a current event, or to a recent post from a fellow OS'er.
I would like to suggest a “Re-post… Read full post »
Meander is my name
Meander is my name, for it's what I do best.
I'm true... but not straight.
I bend... without breaking.
I am mostly content within my confines.
I rise only when the tide of my emotions require.
Like… Read full post »
“Donna she's a foreign language I don't understand!”
I spoke those words seventeen years ago, on the occasion of our daughters birth. She was cute. She was beautiful, and above all frightening! I was afraid of her. She was like a math problem I could not explain.… Read full post »
This weeks prompt:
“I'll say it one more time Claude. I don't care what you do or say,… Read full post »
Today is your special day. A celebration of time.
So I'd like to take the opportunity and the time to say thank you.
Thank you for sharing your time with me
For giving me something to make time worthwhile
For making time special,… Read full post »
I'd been roaming the back streets of London's oldest neighborhood for the better part of the morning when I suddenly found myself nearing the end of a small cul-de-sac wedged between two ancient brownstone structures. Somewhat confused, I could not for the life of me recall entering this… Read full post »
This weeks fiction weekend prompt:
Write a story that takes place in or involves somewhere you lived or knew well as a kid.
It's funny in an abstract way, how we spend most of our lives thinking about the past. Although the title of my story seems to indicate… Read full post »
This is the story of Old Man Cook and Out on a Limb.
Every neighborhood has one. He's mean, and he's dangerous. Our neighborhood had “Old-Man Cook.” At the time, I was six or seven, so old-man Cook could have been anywhere between forty and eighty years… Read full post »
This weeks prompt, was to write a story in which a character is missing all or part of a limb, or gets all or part of a limb removed. I went with flash fiction this week. 100 words that's it.
Saturday night live, Johnny Carson, the Apollo... Steve had pl… Read full post »
“Valentine’s day is so over rated!”
“Yeah, and over priced too!”
For the past hour, they'd been sitting two bar stools apart, mostly in silence.
“Do I need a special day to tell someone that I love them?”
“Yeah, like if by splurging on a dozen high pric… Read full post »
This week’s prompt: A person receives a birthday card and a holiday card every year, but from whom? It is never signed and no matter where the receiver moves, these anonymous greetings follow.
I strayed a little from the above. I hope you enjoy the story.
Melisa could wear a size… Read full post »
This weeks Weekend Fiction prompt, write a short story about the following:
At work one day, a character finds something troubling in a coworker’s desk drawer. What is it, and what happens?
Lester always had a solution for her problems, that's why Jackie called him her personal 409. Jus… Read full post »
This week's FW prompt comes from something that actually happened to [Alysa and her] boyfriend this past weekend: On a Metro ride home from the movies, [they] saw a man sitting near the door. He was fairly young - maybe in his late twenties or early thirties - and/… Read full post »
“Let me see if I've got this right, your boss.”
“He was my boss, I was fired today! He's an asshole, and I'm, going to get my revenge I promise.”
“Marylyn, you said yourself, you wanted to sleep with him, no matter what the consequences might be.… Read full post »
Big Tom (War what is it good for, absolutely nothing!)
“I'm telling you as it is, was, John-J. You got no idea unless you were there live, making a personal appearance so to say. I went on tour two times, first in 65' when things were just… Read full post »
This week’s prompt: A character enters an old house and finds something under the floorboards. What does he/she find, and what happens next? I have strayed somewhat from the above, but hope you enjoy my thoughts for this week.
Between the cracks
Have you ever lost something… Read full post »
Natures force had been coughing and spitting rain at my broken window and surrounding loose shutters for more than an hour now. The storm had suddenly changed although, and was now throbbing in an irregular fashion having taken on a life and heartbeat of its own. As the… Read full post »
Smitty carried many distinctions among the 45th st. regulars. He was by far the youngest, which also meant he had the most hair. He'd also spent the most time locked up! Although, in all fairness, he'd only spent one night in an actual jail. The rest of… Read full post »
Door (dôr) n. 1. a barrier that swings on hinges or slides for opening or closing a passageway. 2, any means of access, entrance, or exit.
Recently while on vacation in the south of France, I could not help but notice the elegance and… Read full post »