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X as Y

Writing prompt: complete five as x as y sentences.

Here’s the website:  You can make them as serious/funny as you want. Below are the five that I’ve completed.

1)      As welcome as rain during a drought.

2)      As regular as taxes and death.

3)      As evil as an enormous pimple on your wedding day.

4)      As mad as a pregnant woman that was cut in line waiting for a Mackinaw Island Fudge ice cream cone.

5)      As formal as a five-year-old with his finger up his nose.



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Laundry and the Crock-Pot

I was actually doing laundry when I came up with this writing prompt. I’ve been trying to think of posts to fill the days–that way this doesn’t become a public journal filled with my rants, raves and a log of whatever it is that I do. (Such things will find their way here, no doubt about that.)

Writing Prompt: compare a household chore and an appliance.

They are two completely different things, but if you take some time to consider each one you’ll find similarities. Perhaps you have a toaster that drives you crazy because the bread never pops out far enough. Or a vacuum that has a stiff hose, making hard-to-reach spots practically impossible to clean. Both have one thing in common: you dislike them but use them all the time.

I compared two things that I find enjoyable. I like both simply because they require very little attention once the initial task has been started.

Laundry is a time consuming activity that can take all day depending on how many items need to be washed. Once everything is sorted the task becomes easy: load, wait, dry, load, wait, dry and fold clothes some where in between all that. While waiting for a load to finish you’re free to do whatever you wish whether that means taking a break or completing more chores. It’s a nice hands-off task for the most part which is why I chose to compare it to the Crock-Pot.

After you’ve decided on a recipe and have everything prepped, you toss the ingredients into the pot, set the temperature and leave. You just have to remember to turn it off in x  hours. Convenient.



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Writing Prompt: Letter to Dog

I decided that I would do my own writing prompt: write a letter to your pet.


Dear dog,

You smell. No matter how many times I give you a bath your odor comes back full force, attacking my nose. Perhaps it’s because I’m pregnant and therefore sensitive. Or perhaps it’s because you like to roll in nasty things because you fancy yourself to be a great hunter. Sorry honey, the squirrels still see you even if you smell like shit. It doesn’t blend in.

Lately, there have been a lot of things annoying me that concern you.

1) Your hair, it’s everywhere.

2)Drooling is it really necessary?

3) You sit too close to me so I have to step over you every time I get up.

4) Your look of “are you serious?” Yes. I am.

Hopefully when my pregnancy is over life will go back to normal and every little thing you do will not get under my skin. All of this started a few months ago–I know you’re sick of the bitching and I’m tired of the scolding. I’m sure we’ll have more challenges once the baby is born. You’re lucky I love you.


Your owner

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