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A Year Without Junk Food

Summer is a paradoxical time: on the one hand, there is all the “bikini body” bullshit, and on the other, there is a lot of opportunity for drinking a lot of beer and eating a lot of not-so-great-for-you food such as ice cream. I have always had a problem with moderation. I don’t know if […]

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Have We Done 642 Things Yet?

Oh, nowhere close to 642 things? Yay, that means there are so many left to do! By now you know the spiel, yah? There’s a book with 642 things to write about in it and every couple of weeks or so, I randomly select one, write for 15 minutes, and post the (largely) unedited result […]

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642 Things the IV

It has been awhile since we had a 642 things prompt! Did anyone miss them? Does anyone care? Just me? Well, okay, then. I’ll do this just for me and the one person in the back who’s too shy to pipe up. 😉 Last time (more than a month ago!), the prompt was to describe […]

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101 in 1001 – 7 Day Vegan Challenge

Click to Expand. Infographic by CulinarySchools.org Bryan and I have been vegetarians for a year now, for a whole host of reasons, including environmental, health, and animal safety concerns, and more besides. A great resource on the topic is Eating Animals by Jonathan Safron Foer. I thought that giving up meat was going to be really difficult, but […]

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642 Things Numero Deux

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Hello and welcome to the second instalment of 642 Things to Write About! (Find the first go around here) For those of you who missed our maiden voyage, I received a great book for Christmas from my friend Bri entitled – you guessed it – 642 Things to Write About. I decided to use it […]

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This Mortal Coil | Creative Challenge

A quickie this week. We’re going to toss a theme out there, and you get to run with it. This is something that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. That I struggle with constantly. I know I’m not the only one. Maybe you can take some of your own existential angst and turn it […]

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Color Me Inspired | Creative Challenge

This week’s creative challenge is very straightforward. Pick a color. Any color. One you love. One you hate. Center your creation around that color. Easy, right? So what are you waiting for? See you back here next week for another challenge!

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Creative Challenge: Stealing from the Greats

The First Line

Well. Stealing inspiration, anyway. And a first line! The challenge this week is to take the first line of a book (a book you love, a book you hate, a book you’ve never read) and use it as your own first line. Write any kind of piece you want. Remember to cite the source of […]

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Abstract or Surreal | Creative Challenge

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This week we’re delving headfirst into the intentionally nonsensical. I’ll admit this challenge is a little bit selfish. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen abstract literature. Maybe some of Becketts’ stuff. Surrealist could probably be done more easily with words. I just really want to see what Jessica does with this :). I also […]

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Letterbox | Creative Challenge

I love letters. Snail mail is one of my favorite things on the planet. There is nothing quite like getting a letter in the mail and knowing that someone took the time to write it, as well as spent the money to send it. It makes me feel all warm and glowy. This week’s challenge […]

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