Sep

25

Mac Eagan, n’est pas?

Good morning, Literati! Oh, my goodness!  Mac Eagan has decided to join us.  Here is his entry into the contest You Didn’t Write That. Simply titled: Tag.  You’re it! by Mac Eagan   “My name’s Luminess.” “Your name,” Detective Lasko grumbled as he opened a folder, “is Luis Michael Ness. You’re suspected in a dozen […]

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Sep

08

Our favorite Kiwi, a bird in hand

“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” ― J.M. Barrie, The Little White Bird     Kia Ora! Parle vous Kiwi? Cute furry fruit.  Too bad it doesn’t fly.  Ahhhh,,,,,,but it Does have wings. When I was ten, my […]

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Sep

08

Thorn’s Back!

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Ladies and Gentlemen, and those of you who struggle to perceive yourself as inhabitants of either of these categories,                                    Welcome back! (Actually, welcome for the first time to the) A Word with You Press First Annual Site ReBoot(y) Rumours of my demise have been greatly appreciated. I had a little trouble getting it up […]

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Sep

08

Words of Welcome from Across the Pond

Hi all, I’m Derek Thompson – the projects guy who works at a distance. But enough of my aloofness. I’m a writer and editor. I wrote a whole bunch of stuff – short and long fiction, for adults and children; magazine pieces and the occasional column; comedy material for cards, print, web, radio and live […]

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Sep

08

Ruthie

  Ruthie Joyce  Special Assistant to Wuss n Boots: Ruthie (created in Ireland, dragged up in England) had been doodling for quite some time when she encountered Wuss ‘n Boots in 1998. She was only 11, and she found them quite odd. They have been inseparable ever since, and now from her base in London Ruthie […]

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Sep

05

A Message From Granny

Mr. Sully, this here’s Granny and that lazy, no good cowboy and his worthless friend, Catlow, is gone fishin’ again. Funny thing about that is about the time they disappeared, so did Charlene Bottoms. You remember her don’t you? She’s the ol’ gal they named the bar out on North Bell Street after – you […]

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Aug

31

Of Cavemen and Kismet

A hush falls over the room, and our inner caveman dares to venture outside the circle of firelight to gaze open-mouthed when Fate smiles.  For she speaks to us in capital letters, no matter what name we call her: Serendipity, Lady Luck, or perhaps Divine Intervention. A thousand horrible little misfortunes may assail us with […]

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Aug

31

You Don’t Need a Visa to Visit Germany

Rochelle Germany..yes, that is her real last name…no she is not German, has always dreamed of being a nerd. As a child she purposely failed vision tests in unsuccessful attempt to be prescribed glasses. She wasted rolls of aluminum foil making home made braces and still, much to her chagrin, became a jock (nurture over […]

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