Hey, Look! A Writer Fellow!

Will YOU be the lucky winner?

Last week on this blog I asked you a question: “Should I start a writing contest?”

I followed up my question with a promise: “If there is enough enthusiasm for a writing contest, I will start a writing contest.”

So. Was there enough enthusiasm for a writing contest?

Sort of!

And that’s good enough for me.

Welcome to the First Annual
Sully Award for Excellence in Writerishness!

The (one and only) winner will receive a bunch of valuable prizes!

A $20 gift card to Starbucks, because writers need to wake up before writing.
A $10 gift card to iTunes, because writers need to be in the right mood while writing.
A $20 Gift card to Barnes & Noble so you can read after writing.
And, best of all, a beautiful SULLY AWARD CERTIFICATE, because great writers deserve great accolades. The certificate will look something like…

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WRITING CHALLENGE: See It, Write It – PLUS! A Special Announcement About My First Word Weaver WRITING CONTEST

Dan Alatorre

Your humble host. your humble host

This week’s writing challenge looks kinda hard, so a LOT of you are not gonna wanna do it, but you’re ALL gonna wanna hear about the SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT.

First, the writing challenge. Hey, no pain, no gain.

Here is a road rage scene from the movie Marathon Man. Watch it…

Okay, NOW what I want you to do is one of three things. (Extra points for number three)


  1. Describe the place where dramatic irony occurs. Can you introduce that in a written scene? How would you do it? (Don’t know what dramatic irony is? Join the club.) OR
  2. Describe the action in the chase scene between the Mercedes Driver (The Nazi) and the Caprice driver (The Jewish Guy). Can you write that scene? Why or why not? OR
  3. The place where the nanny is crossing the street and the little girl…

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Friday Funny – Political Humor

Author Don Massenzio

If con is the opposite of pro, then isn’t Congress the opposite of progress?

Politicians and diapers have one thing in common: they should both be changed regularly… and for the same reason.

A worldwide survey was conducted by the UN. The only question asked was: “Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the food shortage in the rest of the world?” The survey was a huge failure. In Africa they didn’t know what “food” meant. In Eastern Europe they didn’t know what “honest” meant. In Western Europe they didn’t know what “shortage” meant. In China they didn’t know what “opinion” meant. In the Middle East they didn’t know what “solution” meant. In South America they didn’t know what “please” meant. And in the USA they didn’t know what “the rest of the world” meant.


The Pentagon announced that its fight against ISIS will be called Operation…

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Music Prompt # 77 “Careless Whisper” by George Michael.

Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

Hello everyone,

Welcome to another exciting week at Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, this is Sanaa Rizvi your kind hostess for this week with an enchanting music video that’s bound to melt your hearts.

George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham! He was best known for his work in the 1980s and 1990s. Up to the time of his death, Michael sold more than 115 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. This is one of my all time favourite songs which I thought would be best suited as Spring has officially begun! It’s the season of new beginnings, rekindling of the soul and what not. Go ahead, let yourself free and pen down what comes to mind.

And now, without further ado here’s presenting this week’s song choice:


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Mrs. Trumble’s Walker

The Bag Lady

“Yo, this is Bob. What’s the problem?” He turned down the microphone on his call button in case it was something gross. He never knew what was coming next for him. Checking up on a locked door or shooing kids out of the Spencer’s store, it was all the same to him. It wasn’t a bad job, and it kept him busy since he retired from the police force. Those were the days, when he was young and full of vigor. He was sorely disappointed to realize that the constant action he was schooled for was not a daily event. Most of the time it was paperwork, forms, and more paperwork. At least he learned to type, he chuckled to himself.

“Okay I’ll be right there”. Mrs. Trumble got her walker stuck in the escalator again. How many times has he reminded her she is no longer able to use…

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9 Simple Moves for Low Back Pain

PhoebeMD: Medicine + Poetry

By Phoebe Chi, MD

Our back.That complex arrangementof overlapping muscles, tendons, and ligaments all surrounding an adjoinedcolumnof bones encasing a half-meter-long bundleof delicate nerves that serves as the essential link between thebrain and the rest of the body. Add to this the constant twisting, bending, and other stresses wreaked on this crucial structure, and it is no surprise why back pain is one of the most common medical problem plaguing adults, withover 80% having experienced it at least once in their life…with many enduring it on a chronic basis.

Fortunately, for many people, there are things that can be done to reduce low back pain and to prevent it from reoccurring in the future. This article will focus on one of the most effective ways—physicalconditioning of the back—by guiding you through nine easy, low-impact moves to improve strength and flexibility.

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