Friday, December 17, 2010

100 Words: It's All An Act

The 100 Words Challenge, elegantly hosted, run, and ruled over benevolently by Velvet Verbosity over here, is the leading online 100 word challenge since the battle of Austerlitz. This week's word is "Act" and my entry is called, "It's All An Act".

I did something wrong, and she came to fix it for me. I watched her work, her fingers dancing over the keys in a rehearsed rhythm. It was something simple, but in the intense bureaucracy we worked in, this was something she could do, and I couldn't. She was so beautiful, I had trouble breathing when she was nearby, with her jet black hair, gentle tan skin, and hourglass figure concealed by thick clothes because of the wintry conditions we worked in. I was in love with her, and she had no idea.

"What?", she said.

"Nothing," I lied.

Flash Fishing!

The Friday Flashes are up! This week's theme is "Missed The Bus", and my sports-themed story, "I'd Rather Be Fishing", can be found here

Thursday, December 16, 2010

RIP, Bob Feller

Rob Neyer on the passing of one of the true greats, Rapid Robert Feller.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Vatican doesn't have an Office of Irony, I guess?

Shirtless acrobats performing for the Pope. In case you're wondering, this is not one bit gay at all. Nope.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Five Things That Aren't Taking Place At Hogwarts

Since I can't seem to bring two words together harmoniously lately, here's five things that I've read that aren't Harry Potter novels and don't suck:

1.Becky on writing and not writing, and who's a writer and who isn't.

2.Writing Goddess on the check being in the mail.

3.The Sports Guy on purple, and green, and the difference between.

4.Rob Neyer on the Red Sox' new 100 million dollar man.

5. The always brilliant Phil Nugent on being too smart.