#WeekendCoffeeShare – Writing More, Running Less

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If  we were having coffee, we’d be at Starbucks.  That’s right, it’s a coffee share on location!  I’ve already secured a large, (they call that venti here, but if you say large, like I do, they understand) black coffee, and I can wait while you saunter up to the counter and gather in your heart’s desire.

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#FridayFictioneers – Voices

PHOTO PROMPT © J.S. Brand

Stacy looked out back and started.  Marv crouched there in underpants, chisel in hand, carefully working the huge chunk of wood, making… something?

“Marv?  Marv, what are you carving?” Stacy called from the now open rear door. “Come in Marv, you’ll catch cold.”

Marv kept working, ignoring the cold as he ignored his wife.  He had no answer.  The voices hadn’t said what it was.

“Get in here before the neighbors see!”

“Finish!” the voices screamed.  “Finish!”

Marv worked frantically, obeying the voices.  Stacy’s cries blew away like wind, drowned by the voices.  Only the voices mattered.

“Finish, finish, finish.”

WC:  100


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#WeekendCoffeeShare – Busy, Sleepy Weekend

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If we were having coffee, we would have football on the tube and a nice fresh pot of coffee in the kitchen.  Won’t you help yourself to some?  It’s time to freshen mine up, so I can show you the way.  If coffee’s not your thing, we have tea, milk, and of course water.

Hopefully, you’ve had a good weekend.  We have, but it’s been a busy one starting Thursday at work.  It was a long day (and night) leaving too little sleep for Friday, but Friday came anyway.  After work Friday, we went to singing at church, then once home I was wide awake and though sleep would have been wiser, it was guitar time.  I’ve been trying to learn 3am by Matchbox Twenty, and this led to too little sleep for Saturday.  Saturday, I was up at 7am, to get the bikes ready for my daughter and I to go ride for a few hours before the wife and I went to a local college football game.  Home team lost.  Once home, I stayed up too late watching more football and slept a little too little for work on Sunday.  The hour rollback helped with that though. Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Busy, Sleepy Weekend”

#FridayFictioneers – The Game of Kings

PHOTO PROMPT © Jeff Arnold

Benny sat the chess board on the table and placed the pieces.

Larry had always said that they were playing “The game of kings” as the pieces settled on the board

“Then why are we playing?” Benny always answered back.

The board set, Benny pulled out the ouija, placed his hands on the teardrop shaped pointer and thought of his friend.  “You first,” he said.

The pointer moved, letter to letter, allowing Benny to construct the words.

“Queen’s pawn to D4,” the board spelled out.

Benny smiled, knowing that would be his friend’s first move.  Same ole Larry, he thought.

WC:  100


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#WeekendCoffeeShare – Healing Up

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If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I was feeling better.  Not great, but better.  There’s coffee in the pot, so pour a cup and relax.  And great news, I don’t think I’m contagious at all this week!

The past week has been kinda sucky.  Last Saturday, my throat started hurting.  That stage passed by Monday, then came the sometimes stuffy, sometimes runny nose and sneezing, followed by the now present sinus drainage and coughing spells.  It was a good time!

If there is a bright side, it was all the rest, as I was sleeping more than should be allowed, and was still tired despite it all.  I can call this a bright side because, as you know, I’ve been a bit injured and taking it easy while healing is not my strong suit.

On the negative side, of which there are many, was my lack of production.  I’m referring to writing here.  November is on the way, and I started thinking of nanowrimo as it approached.  Never mind that I’ve never done it, I’ve got an idea to write on, and some of an outline done.  The fact that November is packed full of both work and personal obligations is making me reconsider, but hey, I may give it a go yet.  Even if I don’t finish, it’ll be a start on something, so we’ll see.  That outline should have fleshed out over this past week, but like I said, with the sick came the next to no production, so there’s that to deal with too.  If, and that’s a big if, I give nanowrimo a shot, it’ll be an uphill battle for sure.

How about you?  Are you giving nanowrimo a shot, and is it your first time or are you a nano veteran?  And if you are, how was your experience?

As for running, I’m going to give it a go next week.  It’s been 9 weeks now. so I’m hoping that will be enough.  The plan is to start out slow and short, and build speed and mileage in a slow controlled way.  Oh, and lots of foam rolling and massage to keep the calves from blowing up again.  That’s the plan anyway.

With all that said, I’ll let you go.  Hope you all have a great week!  Thanks for stopping by, see you all back here next week!


#WeekendCoffeeShare is an informal weekly link-up that serves as something of a mind-dump for the week.  If there are typos and what-not found here, I apologize, but mind-dump.  I don’t do a lot of editing here as I like that it is more a stream of consciousness type post, normally written while drinking coffee, listening to music, and reflecting on the week gone by.

It is hosted by Eclectic Alli. Check out her post for the week and maybe post a share of your own!

#FridayFictioneers – Reclaimers

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

The cleric stood atop the dais, speaking softly to the assembled circling the alter.

“Tonight!,” he exclaimed.  Fire erupted from torches bathing the assembled in fierce heat.  They pulled away, then leaned in as soft words accompanied the flames dwindling.  “Go forth.  What has been taken will be reclaimed.”

“Yes,” they shouted.  “Yes, we will reclaim!”

“Bring fire upon the unbelievers.  Rise up, strong and fierce,” he elongated fierce, accenting it with another gout of flame.

With destruction in their hearts, they poured from the assembly.

The cleric, his work done, retired atop the tower to watch the world burn.

WC:  100

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#WeekendCoffeeShare – Sore Throated Coffee Share

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If we were having coffee, I’d offer you a cup from the freshly brewed pot just there in the kitchen, and warn you not to get too close.  My throat started hurting last night, and even though I’ve medicated throughout the day, it’s still hurting.  So, grab some coffee or something more to your liking, but don’t get too close.

We have football on the tv, but the sound is down to allow us to listen to some music.  Right now, Alanis is singing “That I Would Be Good,” a nice relaxing but thought provoking tune. Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Sore Throated Coffee Share”