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The October Murders :: 50 Word Short Story

And in the midst of a multitude of distractions, @jayna wields her multitasking skills to offer us a new prompt in her 50 Word Short Story Challenge. This time around, we're offered the prompt of: pumpkin     The torture was horrible, worse than when she was torn from Mother. The knife ripped her flesh mercilessly. Her sisters were lined up in a grim display

The October Murders :: 50 Word Short Story 2018-10-10T13:07:55+00:00

Cult of Florida :: The Koreshans of South Florida

Recently, the wife and I had an opportunity to take our Landwhale out to camp near Fort Myers, FL. We camped at Koreshan State Park, named as such due to the fact that it was the former homestead of the Koreshan Unity, founded by Cyrus Teed in 1903. The community itself was carved from the wildness of the Florida landscape at that time. They built

Cult of Florida :: The Koreshans of South Florida 2018-10-04T13:45:22+00:00

Exploring South Florida :: Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

Last weekend, the wife and I visited the southwest corner of Florida to do a bit of exploring on that side of the state. It's less than a three hour drive, and with a campsite waiting for us there it's actually a pretty easy trip. We hit a bunch of spots, but we've always been a fan of parks and preserves. Especially those that don't

Exploring South Florida :: Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve 2018-09-30T12:28:34+00:00

Crab Death in the Red Tides

This past weekend, the wife and I visited the opposite (west) side of Florida for a couple days in our Landwhale (RV). The beaches there have been mostly abandoned for months now as they suffer the impact of red tides. Without going too far into the science of it, red tide is an algae bloom that discolors the water and produces toxic chemicals that are

Crab Death in the Red Tides 2018-09-26T15:35:41+00:00

One Thousand Days :: A Short Story :: Steemfest WriteYourOwnTicket Contest Entry

This is an entry to the second round of the @blocktrades and @thewritersblock Steemfest #writeyourownticket contest, hosted by @anomadsoul. It was a dark and stormy night when I woke up and I didn’t know where I was or who I was. But that was fine, because there were no rules here, and I was a writer and I was allowed to write whatever opening line

One Thousand Days :: A Short Story :: Steemfest WriteYourOwnTicket Contest Entry 2018-09-16T18:28:05+00:00

A Hot Mess :: 50 Word Short Story

And lo, @jayna offers us a new prompt in her 50 Word Short Story Challenge. This time around, we're offered the prompt of: chocolate     Finally. Evie’s mom put down the chocolate bar. Evie stared at it. It called, beckoning from the kitchen counter. Mom wouldn’t mind if she had a bite. She stood on tiptoes, grabbing it. Five bites later it was gone.

A Hot Mess :: 50 Word Short Story 2018-09-15T16:34:45+00:00

Beer, 10 Days Later

Ah, even a slight rise in the fickle fickleness of crypto is enough to compel me to make a post. This time, I'm showing off my batch of beer which was started 10 days ago (September 2nd). After a week and a half of fermentation, the beer is mostly complete. At least one bucket is. This was a 10 gallon batch, so I split it

Beer, 10 Days Later 2018-09-13T18:47:45+00:00

Conversations

Sometimes in Discord, especially when you get a group of writers together, the chat can randomly go off the rails. Discussions on Italian weddings, sweaty feet, orange Calabrians, time travel, bananas, and butterflies merge together into one sweet dance. But all good things must come to an end, and the discussion trickles off and ends. My lament on that in our channel (which happened to

Conversations 2018-09-08T14:04:43+00:00

Beer Brewing vs Productivity

For the first time since coming back to Florida in mid August, and the first time since having left Florida back at the beginning of June, I am brewing beer. The goal here is a fairly strong IPA along the lines of Founders Centennial IPA. I've always been a fan of Centennial hops, and I have a bunch in my freezer to use up. Beer

Beer Brewing vs Productivity 2018-09-03T14:12:32+00:00

The Quick and the Deed :: 50 Word Short Story

I've missed out on the last couple weeks of 50 Word prompts offered by the tireless @jayna. One wouldn't think it would be difficult to find time to write 50 words. One would be wrong. Onwards we march! This time, we are offered the prompt word: "deed"   Bill laughed. Being sheriff was easy. He counted the money, then slipped the envelope inside his uniform

The Quick and the Deed :: 50 Word Short Story 2018-08-25T13:16:36+00:00
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