October 26th is National Pumpkin Day!

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Yes It’s #NationalPumpkinDay

Here are today’s Interesting Facts about Pumpkins:

  • The largest pumpkin pie ever made was over five feet in diameter and weighed over 350 pounds. It used 80 pounds of cooked pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, 12 dozen eggs and took six hours to bake.
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  • In early colonial times, pumpkins were used as an ingredient for the crust of pies, not the filling.
  •  Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites.
  •  The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,140 pounds.
  •  The Connecticut field variety is the traditional American pumpkin.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Bricks or Stones

Cee's Photo Challenges

Stone face of a house.

This week the topic is Bricks or Stones.  This topic is fairly self-explanatory.  Let’s see how creative you can get with this topic. I’m looking forward to what you all decide to post.  I just want you to have some fun with your photography.

Feel free to dig around in your archives for photos if you don’t have anything new you can photograph.

Upcoming Topics

For a list of upcoming topics, please see the list below.  Be creative and challenge yourself.  For a great black and white photo look for contrast or highly textured subjects to photograph.

  • Pets
  • Weather
  • Things Found in a Kitchen
  • Fences and Gates
  • Houses: big, small, lighthouses, birdhouse, firehouse, toys
  • Abandoned or Alone

This challenge accepts the following types of photography:

  • Black and white photography
  • Sepia tones (browns)
  • Selective color with the majority of the photo being in black and white
  • Desaturated…

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Three Line Tales, Week 91

Only 100 Words

Welcome to Week 91 of Three Line Tales.

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.

Happy three-lining!

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Win a $25 Amazon gift card!

Have a blog? Want to win? All you have to do is sign up to share the cover reveal of the new anthology by Transmundane Press!

ON FIRE is the newest upcoming release from the same publisher who featured my story, Alice on the Analyst’s Couch, in the anthology called, AFTER THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER. I’m pleased to announce that I have a short story coming out in the new anthology also.

The sign up form to help with the cover reveal for the new book is here: CLICK! The reveal date is set for October 31st, and I can assure you, the cover for the ON FIRE anthology is awesome.

Enter for your chance to win the $25 Amazon gift card now!

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Look What I Found! dVerse MTB

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Look What I Found! Erasure Poetry

Hello, fellow poetic pubsters. This is Victoria, back after a bit of a hiatus. It’s good to see you and to anticipate the poetry that may evolve from today’s prompt–one that I hope you will enjoy.

Time to go back to a poetic form that we last discussed (as far as I can tell) in 2013. Erasure is a form of found poetry or found art created by erasing words from an existing text in prose or verse and framing the result on the page as a poem.

I have found, in the past, that turning to a form such as this can be an excellent way to jump-start a lackadaisical muse. The words are there—all you need to do is reconstruct them. The sources you choose can yield surprising results. The first time I attempted it, I used 2 pages of text, opened…

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