Weekend Writing Prompt #23 – Taste

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  Use the prompts separately or together.  It’s up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your nove…

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Littleton, West Virginia

WHAT PEGMAN SAW

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This week Pegman returns to the Western Hemisphere to take us on a tour of Littleton, West Virginia. I can’t help but wonder if the Google facial recognition algorithm took the four blurred items on the porch to be faces. And I hope they weren’t severed human heads. Okay, getting ahead of myself–it’s not quite Halloween yet.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to write a story inspired by the location, with a max word count of 150 words. Feel free to wander about the location and capture your own view of Littleton for your story.

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For guidelines and rules for the What Pegman Saw weekly writing prompt, visit the home page.

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The Vault (2017)

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Starring: Taryn Manning, Francesca Eastwood, James Franco,

Director: Dan Bush

When their brother owes money to the wrong people, sisters Vee (Manning) and Leah (Eastwood) decide to help him rob a bank. But things start to get strange and unusual when they have to open the vault in the basement…

This film has an interesting premise, but often lags a little. It opens in the bank, as the robbery is set up, and soon the robbers realise that there’s not enough money in the bank upstairs, but that they can find their big bucks in the basement. But we also know that the banks basement is said to be haunted. What will evil will they unlock when they unlock The Vault?

This film has some odd family drama, where Leah and Vee seem to have some family aggression that feels like it was meant to be explored more…

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October 7th is National Frappe Day!

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Today’s Frappé fact:

They first appeared in the Boston area, were originally pronounced “frap” and spelled without the accent é at the end.


Here are today’s five thing to know about Frappés:

  1. Consumers have been customizing unique frappés since their inception, with popular and trendy recipes such as the Absinthe frappe, popular in New Orleans.
  2. Celebrities like Britney Spears have helped to popularize the appeal of these specialty, ice-blended drinks, always being photographed with a cool beverage in hand.
  3. The frappe is loved internationally with regional variations like: Adzuki (red bean) Frap in Japan, Dulce de Leche Frap in Argentina and the Coffee Jelly Frap in the Philippines.
  4. The word frappé first appeared in the 1848 edition of American English Dictionary and is derived from the French word frappe meaning “to Chill.”
  5. The frappé was first sold in retail in the U.S. by a small Boston-based chain, Coffee Connection, in the…

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Anatomy Of An Itch

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I was trying for something completely different. Turned my exposure compensation way down, and spot metered.

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How many times has a bird suddenly ruined a shot with an unexpected scratch ???

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Since the final images came out ‘interesting’ I kept them.

Click any image below to view the gallery.

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7 PAYING LIT MAGS – Deadlines: Oct. 15 – Nov. 1, 2017

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The literary magazines/journals listed below all offer some form of payment, do not charge submission/reading fees, take online submissions, and have submission deadlines in October 2017.

This list focuses on poetry submissions, but most lit mags accept prose and art as well. The listings are in order of closest deadlines.


Gordon Square Review (NEW!)

DEADLINE: October 15, 2017

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: Inaugural Issue

FORMS: poetry, prose

PAYMENT: $25 per accepted prose piece and $10 per accepted poem

Hold the Line (NEW!)

DEADLINE: October 15, 2017

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: “We are seeking writers who are passionate about social justice as it intersects with the challenges of parenthood.

FORMS: Poetry, short fiction

PAYMENT: Poetry – $20l Shorter pieces, listicles, or book reviews up to 800 words – $30; Longer pieces, 1300 – 1800 words – $80

Chicken Soup for the Soul

DEADLINE: October 15, 2017

SUBMISSION…

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