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Sassy Sarcasm Says, “Go For It!” (Or Something) by Dellani Oakes

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SASSY-SARCASM If Sarcasm Had a Look, This Would Be It!

Yesterday, which is roughly a month before this article is actually posted, I asked my fellow Cereal Authors if one of them wanted to write the Sarcasm post for October. An overwhelming chorus of “Go for it!” reached my ears. Kind of what I expected, because my life is not only sarcastically oriented, it’s also peppered with irony. The message we take away from this? Don’t ask if you don’t want to be told to go for it.

Another irony: I had started a post months ago, and lost it. In fairness to me, it was hand written and in a notebook that I’d taken to the doctor’s office. Sadly, I can’t remember which notebook it’s in, and I don’t feel like looking for it right now. That isn’t entirely my fault, the hurricane blew in stuff that’s making me…

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Sidetracked by Dellani Oakes Part 7

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sidetracked resizedCover image from Free Stock Photos: Railroad Track On A Fall Dayby Curtis Dean Wilson

At dinner, the boys get in an argument, because Corin told on Aiden. When Deirdre asks him questions about the fight, he tells her the other boy slapped him, he didn’t throw the first punch. After they eat, the boys clean up, and she is able to relax a little.

Once they were done, they settled in the living room to watch some television show they were interested in. Their noise faded to a muffled rumble and Deirdre went back to her writing. It wasn’t going well and she couldn’t settle into it. Reading over what she’d already written, it didn’t seem too bad, but she knew she could do better. Unfortunately, she wasn’t sure how.

It was late when Fred got home. Deirdre was already in bed, but not sleeping.

“I’m sorry,” he…

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Red River Radio Presents Dellani’s Tea Time with Addison & Nancy

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Be sure to join us for Dellani’s Tea Time on Monday, October 15th from 4-6 PM Eastern, when our guests will be Addison Brae and Nancy Stohlman!

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Addison Brae lives in Dallas, Texas on the edge of downtown. As a child, she was constantly in trouble for hiding under the bed to read when she was supposed to be napping. She has been writing since childhood starting with diaries, letters and short stories. She continues today with articles, video scripts and other content as an independent marketing consultant.

When she’s not writing, Addison spends her time traveling the world, collecting interesting cocktail recipes and hosting parties. She’s still addicted to reading and enjoys jogging in her neighborhood park, sipping red wine, binge-watching TV series, vintage clothing and hanging out with her artistic other half and their neurotic cat Lucy. Her book, Becker Circle, is available from Tirgearr Publishing.

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Nancy Stohlman’s books include Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of Oddities, The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories, The Monster Opera, Searching for Suzi: a flash novel, and Fast Forward: The Mix Tape, a finalist for a 2011 Colorado Book Award. She is the creator and curator of The Fbomb Flash Fiction Reading Series, the creator of FlashNano in November, and the co-founder of Flash Fiction Retreats. Her work was recently anthologized in the WW Norton anthology New Micro: Very Short Stories. She teaches writing at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Sidetracked by Dellani Oakes Part 6

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sidetracked resizedCover image from Free Stock Photos: Railroad Track On A Fall Dayby Curtis Dean Wilson

After finding out that Aiden had been fighting in school, Deirdre explains to Corin why she hates it so much. Her father was abusive, and she grew up watching him hit her mother and brothers. She also tells him she’s decided to write a book. He tells her she should write about her life in an abusive home.

“The system fails a lot. You should write about that.” He nodded sharply, emphasizing his words.

“I just might. Meanwhile, will you help me get a salad together? I need to start the bread and pasta.”

“Sure.” Corin hopped up, giving her a hand. “It’s gonna be okay, Mom. Dad’s got another setup?”

“In Minnesota. Leaves tomorrow. We thought it was next week.”

“Oh, well.” He shrugged.

“I’ll be glad when you three can get yourselves…

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Azza’s quest to traverse to the other side continues. Will She make it? WHEN EBON SOUNDS LIKE IVORY –A NORN NOVELLA A. NICKY HJORT

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Azza’s quest to traverse to the other side continues. Will She make it? WHEN EBON SOUNDS LIKE IVORY  –A NORN NOVELLA A. NICKY HJORT

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EBONSOUNDSLIKEIVORYNN2.jpg A fairytale at heart, this is the second chapter in the epic saga of the youngest and most fickle of the four Norn Sisters. The same feisty immortal creature who must discover her true origins to understand her inherent inner darkness. Only this way can she learn the meaning of unconditional sacrifice in the name of impenetrable love…when, as her destiny would have it, all the branches of such a powerful tree tremble treacherously in her tiny little hands.

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February 28, 2018

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A. Nicky Hjort has added to the beautiful, real-life fairytale world that she first presented in “Where Tyndra Turns to Ardnyt”. In this Norn Novella, we are given a glimpse into the true tale of Snow White, much deeper and darker than the Disney movie has presented. I love the colorful imagery and depth of each character, somehow familiar and…

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A STORY TO WARM YOUR HEART AND A CUPPA TO GO WITH! SOUP BY ANGELA GASCOIGNE!

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A STORY TO WARM YOUR HEART AND A CUPPA TO GO WITH! SOUP BY ANGELA GASCOIGNE!

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January 20, 2015

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Serena and Ava have their own reasons for loving The Book Nook, the tiny workshop/café that provides a library in the form of a book exchange to customers, grateful for it in the small town a bus journey from Cork in Ireland. For Serenait’s her retreat from tragedy, the mysterious disappearance of the man whose child she miscarried and, one blustery autumn morning, a man she sees when she walks her dog on the beach, who apparently walks into the icy sea to his death. Her friend Ava visits often, escaping her city life with domineering husband, Richard, who insists on being the bread-winner and expects her to do nothing but wait on him, when her desire is to help those in need.

These two characters, and many others, are…

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2 WONDERFUL TRADITIONAL GREEK COOKBOOKS WITH EASY TO FOLLOW RECIPES! SAY OPA TO MY GREEK TRADITIONAL COOKBOOKS I & II BY ANNA OTHITIS

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SOME REVIEWS FOR THE COOKBOOKS

SOME SAMPLE RECIPES

DOLMADES

Ingredients

  • 60 vine leaves, drained and rinsed
  • 250g rice (1 cup)
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cups warm water
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 tbsps dill, chopped
  • 1/2 a cup parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. To make this traditional Greek dolmades recipe (stuffed vine/ grape leaves), start by preparing the vine leaves. For this dolmades recipe, you can either use vine leaves sold in jars or fresh (if you are lucky enough to find them). If you use the ones in jar, rinse the vine leaves, remove the stems and leave them in a colander to drain. If using fresh vine leaves, wash them thoroughly, remove the stems and blanch them in boiling hot water. Remove the leaves with a slotted spoon and place them in a colander to cool down completely.
  2. Prepare the filling for the…

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