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Topic: World Around You in two words
Posted: 15 Dec 2018 13:07

Noisy neighbours

Topic: Let's Do the Time Warp Again - Writing Challenge
Posted: 15 Dec 2018 11:57

Any contest winners yet? <img src="/images/emoticons/icon_flower.gif" alt="flower"> <img src="/images/emoticons/hello2.gif" alt="hello1">

<img src="/images/emoticons/icon_cat.gif" alt="cat">

This is not a contest.

Read the first post.

Topic: What’s for dinner?
Posted: 14 Dec 2018 11:10

Dinner was pasta with cobbled together sauce made from various scraps and leftovers of the past few days. It's Friday, people! What do you expect? <img src="/images/emoticons/eusa_doh.gif" alt="d&#39;oh!">

Actually it was quite tasty.

Topic: opposite word game
Posted: 14 Dec 2018 07:57


Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 12 Dec 2018 11:14

Cripes, please do not talk about riots even in a jesting way. Here in France, and yes I actually live here, have done so for 30 years, this violence and unrest is no joking matter.

Hayly maybe you are overlooking some of the lads who might be using foundation, no need to limit the call, right?

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 10 Dec 2018 03:03

Last night the grasshoppers missed their cue to enter.

That is almost the best prompt for a story I have ever read.

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 06 Dec 2018 04:07

It's cold out and I am up entirely too early.

I don't drink coffee or tea. I'll just have a glass of water and sit in the corner and finish my oatmeal before I return to the task of attic cleaning. I took a day off to let the dust settle.

I hope everyone is having a good week.

Good luck with it. Are you using a dust mask? They can be helpful, even though they can also be an incumbrance.

Topic: Storiesspace Avatar Pics
Posted: 05 Dec 2018 08:03




Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 03 Dec 2018 11:17

Good morning, all. I'm having my first, very welcome, cuppa java.

Here's a quandry for me and I hope for others. How do I figure out which badge I am missing this morning. I had 21 when I went to bed last night. Now I have 20. For the life of me I can't determine which one is gone. I might add that on another site, that some of us go to on occasion, I had 26 last night and now have 25.

Maybe I am just showing my age. I do hope I can resolve this some time soon.

Anyway, cheers.

Edit: I figured it out. I was messing with my persoanal information and caused my autobiographer's badge to get deleted. <img src="/images/emoticons/drunken_smilie.gif" alt="drunken">

Oh that is so totally story fodder, and with some sort of due respect to the rumpled one who is well intentioned but off base no offense intended, it is more likely to be a story challenge, obligatory tag - noir.

Topic: The Random Blurt Thread
Posted: 02 Dec 2018 05:51


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Stories Published By gypsy All Stories »

Recommended Read Letter to a Friend

  Dear Alan, It's been a while since I wrote to you. Did you know there's a story competition in your name? I had an idea for it, started to write something. It was clever, funny, titled Jankowski's Lost'n'Found . The story got lost, but it goes something like this: Jankowski and Al were old friends, co-owners of a cab they took turns driving. They had a flat rate, 4.20, due to the...

Added 28 Sep 2018 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 19 | Avg Score 4.95 | Views 290 | 18 Comments

Come fly with me

Come with me, come here, We'll fly away soon, Give me your hand, And a hug Then settle on my rug Hang on tight, tuck arms and legs in, Are you ready to take off? Let's go for a spin! The altitude's no problem, We've plenty of air, As you will soon know by the wind in your hair. We'll swoop and soar Above earth and its cares - - Tedious, boring, Gloomy and drear! - Before landing quite...

Added 05 Sep 2016 | Category Songs | Votes 8 | Avg Score 5 | Views 709 | 8 Comments


Random rhymes: punchy, munchy scrunchy, bouncy, jiggly, hunchy, Loosely, widely, funky, Stinking, rotten, clunky * Save it. Saved. Is it any good? Unlikely, so... Don't get your hopes up - The answer is no * Not much is likely to be salvational - side note, is that even a word? - side reply, It is now, get used to it. * So... Continue as before With doggerel words ...

Added 29 Sep 2018 | Category Poetry | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 219 | 5 Comments

Last Rites

“You don’t have to do this, you know. In fact, you shouldn’t be doing it.” “Yes, I know, but it’s all right, I’m going to do it.” “I really don’t think you should, and would prefer you didn’t.” “I’m still going to do it, it’s the least I can do for you. You shouldered me as a burden often enough, in the past.” “That was different, you weren’t old enough or big enough, and needed to...

Added 22 Jul 2016 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 541 | 4 Comments

Diving Deep

Chances, Taken without regret, Embraced, Without hesitation or doubt Like that time When you dove Into an ice cold lake Not on a dare But because it was there And to do so affirmed that you existed Those chances, No regrets, As you sank Stunned with shock by the bone chilling reality of the water - So cold So clear So intransigent yet so welcoming, Heart pounding, Adrenalin coursing,...

Added 30 Jun 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 612 | 4 Comments

Open Windows, Open Season: Take Warning

I make my point by tossing him out a window, He'd been warned when he entered the room, "You found your way in, you can find it back out, And if it isn't done quickly, From me you'll get a good clout." I repeated my warning twice over, Was he hard of hearing or just buzzing about? At any rate my threat was put into action, With a fly swatter I rubbed his life out. * Author's note: I have...

Added 23 Jun 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 460 | 6 Comments

A Modern Day Shopping Lament

So here I am waiting, And biding my time, For a shipment that was Ordered From a store that's on-line. Their products are alluring, Like snacks to consume, The virtual basket's expanding There is always more room For specialty items, Things new to the store, Best deals of the day, And more, so much more! I wasn't enticed - Well, maybe some of the time - But the items I needed Remained...

Added 15 Jun 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 7 | Avg Score 5 | Views 452 | 7 Comments


Look by the door, A row of hooks Hung with keys - Basement, attic, car All are useful If you please But one sits alone No door does it claim That door is long gone And all that remains Is the key That unlocked its dreams....

Added 09 May 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 7 | Avg Score 5 | Views 687 | 5 Comments

Reflections on International Women's Day

International Women's Day A day that means a great deal to me. It leaves me serious, reflective, thinking about the women who have influenced and formed me, those I know, those I have never met. Among those I know, my mother, grandmothers, and their lives - It is not for me to speak in their names, I can only be witness to who they were, Honour them, Acknowledge them, Carry...

Added 08 Mar 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 10 | Avg Score 5 | Views 520 | 6 Comments

The Torino's Lament

Preamble - friends of mine have a lovely and lovingly cared for vintage car, a Ford Gran Torino. It's taken out by them on special occasions, but for a recent such event, the Torino was left at home, as there was no secure parking available at the venue they attended. Instead, they drove a large vehicle of recent make. This inspired the following: The Torino’s Lament or: ...

Added 25 Jun 2015 | Category Poetry | Votes 9 | Avg Score 5 | Views 712 | 6 Comments

Stories Coauthored By gypsy

Lost and Found

  MARTIN HANDED A MUG of fresh coffee to Jane and slid into the seat opposite her at the breakfast table, pausing a moment before he spoke. “Jane, I need to ask you something.” Caught off guard by the statement, she slopped a little of the steaming liquid. “You always do that when I’m holding a drink,” she chided gently, dabbing the spill with a napkin. Her lighthearted tone belied...

Added 13 Sep 2018 | Category General | Votes 11 | Avg Score 5 | Views 191 | 6 Comments

Recommended Read Writer's Block

  THE CALENDAR TAUNTED JANE, its little yellow-highlighted square outlined in a bold red stroke mocking her lack of progress. ‘You’re going to miss the deadline, you know. I’m just six weeks away now,’ it scoffed. ‘Whatever made you apply for that fellowship anyhow, and what could the panel have been thinking when they gave it to you? You’re no writer; you’ve proven that over the past...

Added 12 Sep 2018 | Category General | Votes 11 | Avg Score 5 | Views 279 | 6 Comments

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