All Blog Posts Tagged 'Fiction' (494)

Bill Gates Warns of Pandemic That Could Harm 33 Million

Bill Gates Warns of Pandemic That Could Harm 33 Million:  Bill Gates says the U.S. and other world governments are falling short in preparing the world population for the “significant probability of a large modern-day pandemic occurring in our lifetimes.”  Gates went on to add that if we don’t contain this treat now, its quite possible the majority of computers…

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Added by Johnny Robish on April 27, 2018 at 8:34pm — 8 Comments

Short Fiction: Krispy Kreme and the Meaning of Life

Warren woke with the chickens.  It had been his habit since childhood when he actually was awakened by the sound of the neighbor’s rooster crowing.  Swinging his legs over the side of the bed he almost reached out to see if Betty was up, and then the persistent grief of her loss settled over him as it had done now for the past year.

Warren Krueger and Betty Peterson had been an item since he came back from the navy at 22.  He had been a Machinist’s Mate and part of the Auxiliary Group…

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Added by Rodney Roe on April 27, 2018 at 12:52pm — 19 Comments

Smithsonian Publishes Controversial Article on Jellyfish

Smithsonian Publishes Controversial Article on Jellyfish:  An article in Smithsonian Magazine claims that jellyfish are essentially a boneless, bloodless and brainless species whose mouth also doubles as their anus.  Now I have no idea what the Smithsonian has against jellyfish, but this is the kind of hurtful name-calling is not exactly what one would expect from a respected scientific journal and it needs to stop now.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on April 14, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

SBA/RR Challenge: Fiction

In spite of having been a Cubs fan my entire life, I've decided to become a Yankees fan...  because they clearly have the BEST concessions stands.

Long Live

(...and yes, this IS fiction...  pure unadulterated fiction...  I would slit my own throat before becoming a freak'in "Stankees" fan...  which would almost be as disgusting as becoming a "Sillies" or "Red Sux"…

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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on April 14, 2018 at 9:36am — 2 Comments

SBA/RR Challenge: Fiction; "Through Coyote Eyes", Chapter 1, Zaina

Chapter 1

Zaina

 

She awoke to the sensation of beads of moisture running over the olive skin of her face into a sweat soaked pillow. The sun coming around the torn window shade was hot on her face and the combination of heat, light and hangover sent her scrambling down the hall from her rented room to the bathroom she shared with the other two tenants on the floor. 

Most of the porcelain had been worn away from the bathroom doorknob giving it an organic,…

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Added by Rodney Roe on April 14, 2018 at 7:35am — 1 Comment

SBA/RR Challenge: Fiction

I am known on Our Salon for my brevity. 

Added by koshersalaami on April 13, 2018 at 1:08pm — 2 Comments

Trump Labels FBI Raid on Cohen’s Office a Witch Hunt

Trump Labels FBI Raid on Cohen’s Office a Witch Hunt:  FBI agents have conducted a raid on the office of President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen, which prompted the President to describe it as a “disgraceful situation” and a “total witch hunt.”  Well, Trump’s certainly right about it being a "disgraceful situation,” but fortunately for all of…

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Added by Johnny Robish on April 9, 2018 at 8:08pm — 2 Comments

Triceratops May Have Had Horns to Attract Mates

Triceratops May Have Had Horns to Attract Mates:  A study published in a Royal Society journal found that the aggressive-looking armor of horned dinosaurs such as Triceratops, may actually have evolved to signal an animal's suitability as a sexual partner - known as socio-sexual selection.  Or, to put it another way, these guys were pretty damned horny.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on March 20, 2018 at 8:38pm — 2 Comments

Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions

Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions:  After it secured a $15 million investment from wealthy Republican donor Robert Mercer, the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica obtained personal data from more than 50 million Facebook users without their permission and turned it all over to the Trump election campaign.  And that, my friends, is precisely why I always make it a point to never to post anything on social media that I…

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Added by Johnny Robish on March 19, 2018 at 8:44pm — 13 Comments

Romanian Court Informs Man He’s Legally Dead

Romanian Court Informs Man He’s Legally Dead:  A 63-year-old Romanian man asked the court in the town of Barlad to overturn a death certificate obtained by his wife after he had spent the last two decades in Turkey, completely out of contact with his family - but the court…

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Added by Johnny Robish on March 17, 2018 at 7:30pm — 8 Comments

Trump Continues Purge With McMaster Firing

Trump Continues Purge With McMaster Firing:  According to people familiar with his plans, President Trump has decided to remove H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser and is actively discussing potential replacements.  True to his word, President Trump has assembled all the best people to fire.  Wonder how General McMaster will learn his fate?  I’m gonna go out on a limb here and place my bet on either Instagram or Snapchat.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on March 15, 2018 at 8:44pm — 9 Comments

#MeToo, Flat-Footed Plot Devices, Maul Woody Allen

For years I have avoided his films, not out of any moral sensibility but as an aesthetic response to his increasing reliance on flat-footed, gratuitous deus ex machina plot devices (as in Blue Jasmin, and, earlier, in Match Point). Those devices speak to a serious diminution (if not a lazy surrender) of talent. The director's at-best questionable personal relationships trouble, but in a strange way, not as poignantly as I was…

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Added by Jonathan Wolfman on January 29, 2018 at 7:30am — 25 Comments

THE THING IN THE WOODS PART II

The creek wound around at least half of the farm. A row of trees lined the banks of it on both sides leaving a long shadowy trail that left the water dark and ominous looking by the time late afternoons rolled around. I hated ever getting in there much less when…

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Added by Doc Vega on December 27, 2017 at 1:18pm — 2 Comments

The Thing In The Woods Part I

It seems just like it all happened such a short time ago as I look back on my childhood. Living thirty miles from the nearest town put us quite a ways out from the heart beat of the general public. Just me, my paw, and my little brother and that farm. Way out in the middle of no where was our home. I still…

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Added by Doc Vega on December 27, 2017 at 1:14pm — No Comments

The Koehler Incident



"Know upon whom you press."



This phrase is not often spoken anymore by the Russian Secret Service. There's not as much need to - for even the most evil… Continue

Added by cheshyre on December 26, 2017 at 4:00am — 11 Comments

i usta teach...

A student-centered classroom is premised by the understanding that student needs come first.   However, the concept of a student-centered classroom needs to be implemented by a principled, experienced teacher with a vision informed by research and best practices.  According to Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children by Thompson, Grace and Cohen, student/children need three things: “RECOGNITION, CONNECTION & POWER.”   …

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Added by marshall bjohnson on October 26, 2017 at 9:23am — 6 Comments

The Vanity Ring - 3 - Sun on the Rocks

Summary of the amusement

Rejected by socialite Shalia Owell, who has discovered Clarity's false identity as Herbaline employee Darcy Emmers, Clarity becomes agenda and damage control assistant of Elsie Chu, the wife of Singapore billionaire Dao Bin, owner of wireless and telephony company Hunan Enterprises. Disenchanted by a rocky marriage and the lack of…

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Added by Workstudio on May 12, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

On the Town with Ryan

It was my idea, actually. I’ve been working in Paul’s office for three years now. I met him at the health club-- I recognized him, and we spent time working out together. When we learned that we finally had enough votes to repeal and replace, I suggested we have…

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Added by Steven Bridenbaugh on May 9, 2017 at 6:42am — 2 Comments

The Vanity Ring - 2 - Sun on the Rocks

Summary of the amusement

Rejected by socialite Shalia Owell, who has discovered Clarity's false identity as Herbaline employee Darcy Emmers, Clarity becomes agenda and damage control assistant of Elsie Chu, the wife of Singapore billionaire Dao Bin, owner of wireless and telephony company Hunan Enterprises. Disenchanted by a rocky marriage and the lack of…

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Added by Workstudio on May 5, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Vanity Ring - 1 - Sun on the Rocks

Summary of the amusement

Rejected by socialite Shalia Owell, who has discovered Clarity's false identity as Herbaline employee Darcy Emmers, Clarity becomes agenda and damage control assistant of Elsie Chu, the wife of Singapore billionaire Dao Bin, owner of wireless and telephony company Hunan Enterprises. Disenchanted by a rocky marriage and the lack of…

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Added by Workstudio on April 29, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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