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Random Military Operation Title

This week's challenge from Terrible Minds was to use a random military operation title. The instructions:

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You will see five randomly-generated military operation titles (I, for instance, got “Famous Wizard,” “Red Imperialism,” “World-Destroying Devil,” “Massive Justice” and “Flaming Bee”).

 Choose one of the five. This is the title of your story.

 That story doesn’t have to be about a military operation, though it can be if that’s what makes your grapefruit squirt. All I ask is that you use it to randomly generate your story title.

 Any genre. Up to 1000 words. Due by Friday, May 4th, noon EST.

 My list was  

Operation Hot Sheikh; Operation Hysterical Talons; Operation Smite the Venom; Operation Temperamental Nakba; Operation Unleashed Meerkat

 And the content idea came from a typo I saw - hitting the d instead of f key. 

So I give you my story - 

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ROW80-2 checkin 4/2 - Writers

I've been spending more time the last few days with a different kind of writer. That term also refers to artists that use spray cans to write on walls - not just write random tags, but colourful interlocking letters and exciting murals. 2012 04 27_0031a It's a medium similar to airbrush, but you've a wider choice in colours, a more permanent paint, and faster coverage. I've taken photos of this since 1999, both to pres eve some nice piece before it gets bombed or buffed, and to promote the skill of the writers. Lots of images up on my Flickr site. There are new pieces going up now that spring is here, plus a pile of 'waiting to be edited' ones in my PC. Next the the 'waiting to be edited' pile of manuscripts.

More time on photos mean less on writing, sadly. Good news - feel better that I've spent some time on these pics - and of course doing something else is often a good way to let a story idea percolate in the back of your head. 

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A Bit Of Blue

The challenge this week for Flash Fiction Friday is Good vs Good

The best stories don’t come from “good vs. bad” but “good vs. good." ~ Leo Tolstoy

 The above quote caught my eye and it was one of those things that I’d never heard before but knew in my heart it was true. Two people with noble intentions working against each other…fascinating. It brings to my mind all of those stories of brother against brother during the Civil War. There’s a lot of material to choose from. Let’s see what you can do with it.

 Prompt: Write a story that set during the American Civil War that portrays a conflict between two good people

Word Limit: 1,500 words

Due Date: Thursday, 5/3 12pm ET


I decided to put a bit of a spin on this, using two of 'my' fairy tale characters, the woodcutter and Red Riding Hood. And a bit part for the witch.

Being Canadian, I didn't know much about this war - so found a link to browse from the Washington Post.


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