Today’s encore selection — from What the Dormouse Said by John Markoff. The computer mouse. In 1964, Douglas Engelbart of the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) invented what became known as the computer mouse. It was…
Source: the computer mouse — 6/1/17
Moist-crumbed and heady with exotic yuzu, you will want to slice into this good-natured French yogurt cake as soon as it is pulled from the oven. Resist the temptation, my friends, because it tastes even better the next day. And the next. Serve with the freshest summer berries.
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Welcome to Week 70 of Three Line Tales.
aaah, cats and boats – two of my favourite things (photo by Timothy Meinberg via Unsplash)
You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:
- Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
- Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
- Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
- Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
- Have fun.
(Sorry about the picture quality but my family helped my out by taking dinner pictures the other night. This is the best shot they had.)
We love Chinese food but it can be very expensive and you don’t always know what is in it. If we make it at home we can control the ingredients and how we cook it. More oil, less oil, steaming or baking it is up to us.
We started with the recipe for Sesame Ginger Chicken from the Food Network (click for link to recipe). I encourage you to do make it your own. We had no oyster sauce, Thai chili sauce or fresh ginger so we left those out. But, we needed to make up for the liquid we were taking away so we added a bit of extra of what we did have on hand and I had some powdered ginger to…
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Use the image below to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT) Wednesday 7th June and link back to this post with a pingback. Please make sure that the pingback works and if not, copy and paste your link into the comments section of this post.
Don’t forget to use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.
You can find all last week’s entries in the round-up. Please visit and read the stories and poems and explore the sites of their writers.
I will feature as many entries as I can on the blog during the week, but given the volume of contributions we are getting every week, that will not be all of them! All posts will be included in a round up on Thursday 8th June.
Feel free to use #writephoto…
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It is the first week in June and it is time for another PICK A WORD theme. Here are the words to choose from:
I hope you’ve enjoyed my selection from Venice. As usual for this theme, you can do one word, or more or all five. It’s up to you.
To join the Thursday’s Special photo challenge you are supposed to:
Make a photo post on today’s theme, before next Thursday.
Link to this challenge post, and tag your post #thursdaysspecial
Leave a comment under this post.
Click on the bellow links to check out the fabulous entries to this challenge:
The summer rapidly approaches. We creative types are going to have to fight against the hot weather, sandy beaches, and the urge to go on vacation in addition to all the other stuff that gets in the way of writing and/or creating.
So, what’s to do?
Here’s a few strategies that may help you continue to work on your writing and/or other creative activities, in no particular order:
Write when you get up.
This particular idea sounds a bit antithetical, especially to me, because I hate mornings. (I am a well-known night owl who may as well have been born a vampire, as that way I’d have a very good reason not to like mornings.) But even I have occasionally managed to write in the morning; the trick here is, if you wake up with a strong idea, don’t wait around.
Just start writing, and see where your imagination takes…
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Can you tell a story in 300 words? Here’s the challenge.
Write a fictional piece of no more than 300 words based on this picture. You pick your poison, poetry or story. Please don’t forget to, mention this post in yours, and link back here i.e. include a link to this post in your post on your blog, so we can check out your work. Happy writing guys, have fun, I look forward to reading what you all come up with.
Don’t have a blog but still want to submit a story? Do you have an interesting picture you would like to see our participants write on? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and submit. I look forward to hearing from you.
Stories or pieces submitted in the way much contain the Authors Name and a short bio in the body of the email.
Image: © Mara Eastern (Used with Permission)
Weave a tale in which a walk or visit to a city park turns into a discovery. It could be meeting the love of your life?
Meeting your nemesis?
A discovery of some part of the park you had never seen before and has not before seen beauties.
What does the park mean to you? A place to cross on your way to work? Somewhere quiet to have lunch? A meeting place e.g. some parks have communal chess boards.
Please TAG your post: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie and Tale Weaver. Add your link to the MLMM image mr.linky. In case the tale weaver gremlins are at work, please link back to this post, as well.