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Writing Prompt – Leave Your Life and Move to the Shire

You face serious stress or a crisis in your life. When you reach a breaking point you receive the opportunity to leave your life behind and move to the Shire. You struggle could be any of these: You recently lost … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt – A Special Writing Notebook

Imagine that every page of your writing notebook works like a Myst linking book with the ability to take you to the world described on that page/ How did your notebook get that ability? Where will it take you? How … Continue reading

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Musings on “The Neverending Story” and My Own Writing

The Neverending Story is a classic movie from the 1980s and a must see for anyone who enjoys the fantasy genre or simply appreciates a free range imagination. I have watched this movie many times, but I can still watch … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt – A Dark Ferryman

You are standing on a river bank when a dark ferry boat comes to shore. The ferryman wears a dark robe and hood. It is Charon, the ferryman of the river Styx. He says that he took a wrong turn … Continue reading

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Oddities of Modern English

Spoken language is always changing. What is normal English today would seem strange to people several decades ago or several decades in our future. There are also some changes in modern English which have occurred in my lifetime which I … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt – Artificially Intelligent Judge

A local government (city or county) appoints an artificial intelligence as a judge.   Consider possible advantages in an artificially intelligent judge: It could know all relevant laws and precedents without any lapse in memory, maybe a nation’s entire legal … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt – A Strange Forest Path to an Even Stranger Place

You are hiking a forest trail which you have hiked many times. You gradually notice some details which are not quite right. After while it looks like you are no longer in the same forest but instead somewhere strange. Choose … Continue reading

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Fontana Village 2018 – Returning to Daily Life

6/22/18 Today we went home. As I followed my father down NC Hwy 28, a mist hung over the mountains. This is a common sight in the Smoky Mountains, and it always looks nice. It is also the reason why … Continue reading

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Fontana Village 2018 – A Day on the Town

6/21/18 For our last full day on vacation we drove to Bryson City, NC for lunch and some shopping. First we went to CJ’s Grille and ate outside with a nice view of the mountains. They had a great special … Continue reading

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Fontana Village 2018 – What Are Those Bears Up To?

6/18/18 This picture hangs in the front lobby of the lodge in Fontana Village. It has always amused me. I call it Appalachian Gothic because it is an obvious spoof of America Gothic, and black bears are common in the … Continue reading

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