Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Title Should Fit The Story... Right?



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How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
--George Washington Carver

I did finally get some feedback on my recently submitted 100-word single sentence story from my writers group. One of the replies was a cleverly written single sentence critique of the story in exactly 100 words.

So I buckled down and wrote another 100-word story, and titled it Anachronism.

Here it is:

Buried alive. Why? Sex with his wife? Not a capital offense. Not in today's world. Mere misdemeanor, possibly. She was good... unbelievably hot... multiple orgasms, each erupting liquid fire, engulfing me, overwhelming me, like this coffin that now entombs me.

He is only trying to frighten me. Won't go through with it. Murder? He wouldn't. He couldn't. Such a wimp.

But if he does. Was she worth it? Let me think about that. God, she was so good.

He won't. He can't.

I think the oxygen level is diminishing.

I told her she was breathtaking.

And evidently I was right.


Did You Know . . .?

Anorexia is more lethal than any other mental illness.



Heavy eruptions of the Tambora volcano in Indonesia let up on this day in 1815. The volcano, which began rumbling on April 5, killed almost 100,000 people directly and indirectly. The eruption was the largest ever recorded and its effects were noted throughout the world. The worst explosions were heard hundreds of miles away. The eruptions of Tambora also affected the climate worldwide. Enough ash had been thrown into the atmosphere that global temperatures were reduced over the next year; it also caused spectacularly colored sunsets throughout the world. The eruption was blamed for snow and frost in New England during June and July that summer.

Ten thousand people were killed by the eruptions, most on Sumbawa Island. In subsequent months, more than 80,000 people died in the surrounding area from starvation due to the resulting crop failures and disease.



1. Astronomy:
 a. the partial or imperfect shadow outside the complete shadow of an opaque body, as a planet, where the light from the source of illumination is only partly cut off.
 b. the grayish marginal portion of a sunspot.
a shadowy, indefinite, or marginal area.

The umbra, penumbra and antumbra are three distinct parts of a shadow, created by any light source after impinging on an opaque object.



(born April 17, 1972)
Jennifer Garner is an American actress. She gained recognition for her performance as CIA officer Sydney Bristow in the ABC thriller drama series Alias. While working on Alias, she gained roles in movies such as Pearl Harbor (2001), and Catch Me if You Can (2002). Since then, Garner has appeared in supporting as well as lead roles in projects including Daredevil (2003), 13 Going on 30 (2004), Elektra (2005), a spin-off of Daredevil, Juno (2007), The Invention of Lying (2009), The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012), and Dallas Buyers Club (2013). Garner is married to actor and director Ben Affleck, with whom she has three children.

(born April 17, 1978)
Lindsay Hartley is an American actress. She is known for her role as Theresa Winthrop aka Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald (Crane) on Passions, Cara Castillo on All My Children and for her role as Arianna Hernandez on Days of our Lives.

(born April 17, 1976)
Monet Mazur is an American actress. She has appeared in a number of widely released films in the past several years, including Torque, Dead Man Running, Monster-In-Law and Just Married. She has also appeared in CSI: Miami, Cold Case, Jack & Jill, Strange World, Chuck, Rizzoli & Isles, and Party of Five. Mazur joined the cast of NCIS: Los Angeles, playing Natalie, a confident secret service agent who's taken with Chris O'Donnell's character, Callen.

(born 17 April 1987)
Jacqueline Wood is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Steffy Forrester on the long-running American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. She is also known for her role in the Disney XD television movie Skyrunners and the horror film Final Destination 5 (2011).


Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
--Mark Twain



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