Sunday Photo Fiction – September 3rd 2017

Sunday Photo Fiction

Each week a photo is used, donated by one of the participants of Sunday Photo Fiction, and the idea is to write a story with the photo as a prompt in 200 words or less. Careful editing will keep your words within the confines of the 200 word limit. The photo doesn’t have to be centre stage, there have been times when I have had to read the story a few times to spot where the prompt is hidden. Please include a mention and / or link to whoever donated the photo.

The challenge makes you look at replacing two words with one, and a little jiggery pokery. A few words over is sometimes necessary when there is no way of shrinking it without losing an integral part of the story. Using a program like Microsoft Word or Open Office have a word counter so you can see how…

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September 3rd is National Baby Back Ribs Day!

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

Here are today’s five thing to know about baby back ribs:

  1. No one is really sure where the term barbecue originated. The conventional wisdom is that the Spanish, upon landing in the Caribbean, used the word barbacoa to refer to the natives’ method of slow-cooking meat over a wooden platform.
  2. Barbecue varies by region, with the four main styles named after their place of origin: Memphis, Tenn.; North Carolina; Kansas City; and Texas.
  3. In order to be called “baby back ribs” the rack needs to be smaller than a pound and a half.
  4. Pigs have 14 rib bones! They are divided into four popular cuts: spare ribs, St. Louis, rib tips and baby backs.
  5. No one knows who invented the barbecue.

Today’s Food History

  • 1752 This day does not exist, nor did the next 10 days. See September 2 for the explanation.
  • 1875 Ferdinand Porsche was born. He was an…

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Micks Elfje Challenge #3 Prompt ‘dance’

Mick E Talbot Poems

Micks Elfje Challenge #3 Prompt: ‘dance’

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shiny
shiny 2shiny 2Elfje
A welcome
To all new
Or familiar with the
Elfje


My heart felt thanks to all participants in the #2 Mick’s elfje challenge, I found much happiness and fun in reading them, hope you had as much fun in composing and writing them. Next prompt word is ‘dance’, have fun, and of course get those fingers dancing! Note, for instructions etc, please click on the #1 image, and when done click on the #3 image to copy the link for the pingback or just to leave your elfje page link in the #3 comment box, plus anything else you might want to say. Keep dancing!

 Please don’t forget to invite your friends and followers, thank you 🙂


#2 round up:

My entry:
https://mickhispoetry.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/a-simple-elfje-11-word-challenge-2-august-27th-2017-prompt-happy-2/

Reena Saxena: A very happy series of elfje, loved them all! 🙂
https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2017/08/27/happy/

Jules Paige: A brilliant acro-Tic series of elfje’s! 🙂
https://juleslongerstrandsofgems.wordpress.com/2017/08/27/s-elfje-c2-holy-and-wholly-8-27/

Linda (Charmed…

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