Monthly Archives: March 2012

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A walk by the seafront

They walked down the seafront, idly chatting at first. The taller man asked after the shorter man’s children, and expressed the apparently required impressive noises when the latter showed pride in their achievements. And the smaller man made equally respectful gestures when the other talked

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You Are What You Eat

There was a time when a donut was a daily part of my diet. A sinful staple. I liked them any old how. Those enormous, mass produced ones, too perfectly circular, overfilled with luminous yellow custard, found in all the best cheap bakeries. If I’d

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Give Me Donuts Or Give Me Death

Give me donuts or give me death, For what is life without a donut? Empty, meaningless, Devoid of dough or nuts, A never ending hell, Filled with holeless food, Unless you like bagels, Which I don’t. (Well, they’re all right). Give me donuts or give

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The Psychology of Holes

The place was called Absolute Donuts, and it was located on the corner of two main streets very close to the campus of Ohio State University. It was an independent establishment, not part of a chain, and had been a fixture at this location since

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Outline for a Bestselling Young Adult Novel

Opening scene in which happy young family is portrayed. Focus on older sister. Continuing scene in which family visits mysterious funfair at children’s behest. Conflict between children results in older child, Magical Girl, going off by herself. Develop atmosphere of mystery and threat. Appearance of