Saturday, January 29, 2011

100 Word Challenge: Liability Waiver

Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge lifts the light of freedom to oppressed peoples everywhere, 100 words at a time. This week's theme is "harmless" and the entry is called "Liability Waiver".

The light was impossibly bright, making the white space between the letters painful to look at. I told the pretty woman with the smart ponytail I would read it, but the letters were swimming. "So what does this last paragraph mean, exactly?", I asked her, feigning poor comprehension.

"You agree to hold us harmless if anything goes amiss," she said calmly.

You're going to fill my body with poison and radiation, I thought, running a hand over my hairless scalp, and you think something might go awry?

I signed at the bottom. What could possibly go wrong, I thought.

Flashing On The Border

This week's 52/250 Flash is on the theme "Border Town", and my addition is here, called "Close To The Borderline".

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Banquet Speech by Ernest Hemingway (excerpt) - Media Player at

Banquet Speech by Ernest Hemingway (excerpt) - Media Player at

"Things may not be immediately discernible in what a man writes, and in this sometimes he is fortunate; but eventually they are quite clear and by these and the degree of alchemy that he possesses he will endure or be forgotten. Writing, at its best, is a lonely life."