The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct.

I’m stealing this Friday writing prompt for my Sunday one. Have fun!

Linda G. Hill

Hey ho it’s Friday, and time for your Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt.  It’s been a busy time ’round these parts, but I hope to get caught up with you all soon. Yeah, how many times have I said that? *sigh* I’ll do my best. Anyway, here’s your prompt for this week:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “coin.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

After you’ve written your Saturday post tomorrow, please link it here at this week’s prompt page and check to make sure it’s here in the comments so others can find it and see your awesome Stream of Consciousness post. Anyone can join in!

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Words I like








Writing Prompt: Open a Dictionary

Today’s prompt from involves those wonderful books that we use to reference the meaning and etymology of words. Since many of us do our word-looking-up online, I suppose you could just start typing a random combination of letters into or something, and it would serve the equivalent function. If you have an actual paper-and-ink dictionary that works too.

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Writing Prompt: First Line

Below are first lines from a few well-known works of literature. Let’s hope that if we borrow them, some some of their literary magic will rub off on us. Choose a number and continue writing. If you’re planning on sharing it in the comments, please keep it under 500 words.

1.) This is the saddest story I have ever heard. (From The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford)



The movie poster for "Presenting Princess Shaw"

Presenting Princess Shaw

I saw this movie last night at the Meadowridge Library in Madison, and it was fan-TAS-tic: inspiring with a capital ‘I.’ It was playing as one of the Wisconsin Film Festival’s pop-up screenings. Check it out–just be prepared to shed a tear or two.

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Writing Prompt #64

I was browsing writing prompts, and this one got my juices flowing. Eww, not like that. Get your mind out of the gutter and start writing.


Writing Prompt 64

Writing Prompt #64: She had no idea what he’d been through until she saw the video.

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Writing Prompt: Your Best Excuse

This week, imagine the most ridiculous excuse–or excuses–for being late.

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Verizon workers on strike

Do you have the “right to work” this Labor Day?

Let’s recall how nothing comes easily, including the 40-hour work week, weekends, paid holidays, & company benefits. But there are many Americans who aren’t benefiting from the Labor Movement’s hard-won battles: we live in “right-to-work” states.

The relationship between RTW status and wages remains economically and statistically significant …

–Economic Policy Institute

 And which states have passed these laws against “compulsory” union membership? 


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Writing Prompt: Your REAL Resume

A few months ago, a fellow blogger wrote a post titled “What My Resume Should REALLY Say,” which inspired another blogger to write about what her resume should really say.


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Writing Prompt: Invent a Food

You may have heard of Soylent, the all-the-nutrients-you-could-ever-need meal replacement drink. If the name rings a bell, it’s because Soylent’s inventors based it on the dystopian thriller, Soylent Green, where it turns out that the substance feeding most of the populace is made from human flesh. Interesting inspiration for a drink, isn’t it?