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Tens of thousands of Syrians have died during their civil war. Hundreds of thousands have fled the country. While these people suffer, diplomats and politicians yell at each other and do nothing. Like many, I think we should arm the Syrian rebels, but the…
Tens of thousands of Syrians have died during their civil war. Hundreds of thousands have fled the country. While these people suffer, diplomats and politicians yell at each other and do nothing. L...
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Some eggs are hard-boiled in their faith. Those are easy to paint and put in the basket. Then we can shuck them for later. Others have no faith at all. They’ve been poked with holes, and everything blown out. Those are just empty husks that we can glue…
Some eggs are hard-boiled in their faith. Those are easy to paint and put in the basket. Then we can shuck them for later. Others have no faith at all. They've been poked with holes, and everything...
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Her father bought her a new nose for her sweet sixteenth. College money went to a few other “necessary” improvements. She changed her name and picked up a degree from a diploma mill. That got her an internship with the Senator, and she eventually handled…
Her father bought her a new nose for her sweet sixteenth. College money went to a few other "necessary" improvements. She changed her name and picked up a degree from a diploma mill. That got her a...
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WEEKLY CHALLENGE ANNOUNCEMENT

100 Word Stories Podcast - Weekly Challenge #473

Every week, the 100 Word Stories Podcast challenges you to write and record a 100 word story on a topic. The latest Weekly Challenge is on the topic of A WORD THAT DOES NOT EXIST.

http://oneadayuntilthedayidie.com/?p=27387

Thank you to everyone who rose to meet the challenge.

Next week's topic is CHEESE. Come on, and give it a try!

Thanks,
-ls/cm
Welcome to the 100 Word Stories podcast at oneadayuntilthedayidie.com. This is Weekly Challenge, where I post a topic and then challenge you to come up with a 100 word story based on that topic. We...
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Welcome to the 100 Word Stories podcast at oneadayuntilthedayidie.com. This is Weekly Challenge, where I post a topic and then challenge you to come up with a 100 word story based on that topic. We’ve got stories by: Munsi Norval Joe Jeffrey Richard…
Welcome to the 100 Word Stories podcast at oneadayuntilthedayidie.com. This is Weekly Challenge, where I post a topic and then challenge you to come up with a 100 word story based on that topic. We...
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It’s been a while since I last threw up. Over time, you learn how much you can drink, how much you can eat, and what disagrees with you. You also learn not to move too quickly. Take it slow and easy. No more two stairs at a time. No more one stair with…
It's been a while since I last threw up. Over time, you learn how much you can drink, how much you can eat, and what disagrees with you. You also learn not to move too quickly. Take it slow and eas...
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One wall of my room was covered with corkboard so things could be pinned to it. Well, okay. It wasn’t my room. It was the room my brother and I were in. I don’t say shared because he thought of it as his room, and I was an intruder. One wall was a…
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I know a place that’s so popular, nobody goes there anymore. No. Really. Nobody goes there anymore. People make reservations years in advance and put down a deposit. Then they forget about the reservation and forfeit the deposit. Everybody does this, and…
I know a place that's so popular, nobody goes there anymore. No. Really. Nobody goes there anymore. People make reservations years in advance and put down a deposit. Then they forget about the rese...
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I like stories that begin “Once upon a time.” And I like stories that end with “And they lived happily ever after.” So when I go to the bookstore, I check the first page for “Once upon a time” and the last page for “And they lived happily ever after.” If…
I like stories that begin "Once upon a time." And I like stories that end with "And they lived happily ever after." So when I go to the bookstore, I check the first page for "Once upon a time" and ...
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WEEKLY CHALLENGE ANNOUNCEMENT

100 Word Stories Podcast - Weekly Challenge #473

Every week, the 100 Word Stories Podcast challenges you to write and record a 100 word story on a topic. The latest Weekly Challenge is on the topic of A WORD THAT DOES NOT EXIST.

http://oneadayuntilthedayidie.com/?p=27387

Thank you to everyone who rose to meet the challenge.

Next week's topic is CHEESE. Come on, and give it a try!

Thanks,
-ls/cm
Welcome to the 100 Word Stories podcast at oneadayuntilthedayidie.com. This is Weekly Challenge, where I post a topic and then challenge you to come up with a 100 word story based on that topic. We...
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Hi there. This is Laurence Simon of the 100 Word Stories Podcast at oneadayuntilthedayidie.com. The topic of the next 100 Word Stories Weekly Challenge is CHEESE. Want to give it a shot? Write an email to isfullofcrap (at) gmail.com with the subject line…
Hi there. This is Laurence Simon of the 100 Word Stories Podcast at oneadayuntilthedayidie.com. The topic of the next 100 Word Stories Weekly Challenge is CHEESE. Want to give it a shot? Write an e...
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So, one day, it’s cold as shit out. Snowing in Houston, right? The place I worked had really shitty air conditioning in the summer, but even worse heating for the rare true winter days. Johnny shows up to work, and he’s got sandals and no socks on. And it…
So, one day, it's cold as shit out. Snowing in Houston, right? The place I worked had really shitty air conditioning in the summer, but even worse heating for the rare true winter days. Johnny show...
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Introduction

Laurence Simon is a 40-something technical writer for a delightful software company. (He used to say "30-something, where something is more than 10" but he needs to be a lot more accurate about his writing these days. Darn.)

If you want to hear what he sounds like, why not check his daily podcast for some amusing 100-word stories. Every week, the Weekly Challenge brings in other writers to come up with their own stories based on a topic of his choosing.

You can find him wandering around Second Life as R Crap Mariner, a deranged windup surrounded by an aura of whirling gears on Edloe island, and the rest of the Five Islands Group.

Of, if you're into that Twitter thing, he's at @isfullofcrap and @100wordstories.


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Built first web site for a TV station in the world back in 1994. Most episodes of any independently-produced podcast in the world. Not much since.
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