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Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Friday, November 29, 2019 9:21:44 AM
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Here's hoping Larry gets home safely and in time for the celebration of the birthdays of Louisa May Alcott and C.S. Lewis. Okay, to be honest it's just a suggestion some planning session for such an event might be in order. ;)

Coffee's hot as is the water for the tea and coco crowd. No pushing and shoving, please. There's plentry to go around, probably.

glasses8

No matter what happens, pizza will always be there for you. Thick and thin, in crust we trust.'


Schemers Scheme -- young women talking about young men

OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

DenimAngel
Posted: Friday, November 29, 2019 11:58:32 AM
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hello1 howdy
It's awful quiet in here today
Those are GREAT birthdays to celebrate Bill
*checking the cookie jar and refilling it with sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookies *
*sitting out treats for the furry little critters *
A large hot chocolate with mini marshmallows pretty please
It's COLDDDDD outside
Happy Friday everyone


Survivor
Posted: Friday, November 29, 2019 2:18:36 PM
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Good evening here in the mid-west. I just arrived home from our short trip. I'm making some dinner. While that is cooking I'll have some tea here in the coffee house.

It's good to remember the arrivals of celebrated writers on the scene. I'm posting a picture of Alcott and Lewis, each. Personally I've enjoyed Louisa May Alcott much more than Clive Staples Lewis, but it is just a matter of opinion.





Very happy to be home and here with online friends.

flower

All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.

Here's my latest story you might enjoy.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/-into-the-night-.aspx

Here's a story Series I created that is called The Education of Mindy. This is the first story.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-mindy-learns-part-one-.aspx
Mendalla
Posted: Friday, November 29, 2019 6:38:18 PM
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Survivor wrote:

It's good to remember the arrivals of celebrated writers on the scene. I'm posting a picture of Alcott and Lewis, each. Personally I've enjoyed Louisa May Alcott much more than Clive Staples Lewis, but it is just a matter of opinion.


Haven't read Alcott. Not a fan of Lewis' apologetics but do enjoy his fiction. He's not a favorite like his buddy J.R.R. Tolkien, but I have enjoyed what I have read of his novels.

My latest, here for your enjoyment:



henrietta_fielding
Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 4:53:05 AM
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Rumple_deWriter wrote:
Safe traveling, Larry.

Safe wedding reception dancing, Cyn. Also and in addition, congrats on your publication news. Tell us more. ;)

Posted something a bit different in the Calls for Subs forum. This time it's a list of sites looking for book reviews. Check it out.

(slurp) Larry, he did right by the coffee. Anybody else need a cup or two of HOT: java, tea or coco?


Hope you got home safely, Larry! Glad all my American friends enjoyed their Thanksgiving. :)

Morning all! I'll grab a coffee to wake me up!

Thanks for your interest, Bill and Sara! It's a longer short story (15,000 words) in the Christmas themed Gay Regency Romance genre (not obscure then!) And I'm just going through the final edits with the very patient editor I've been assigned and it should be ready in e-book form for a December 18th release. All a bit surreal really!

The wedding was simply amazing. Full of fun and laughter and a very special day. The reception venue, Bellingham Castle, was stunning, a proper fairytale castle complete with the nicest, most welcoming staff, plus a resident black cat called Duke and an Irish wolfhound.

https://www.bellinghamcastle.ie/
Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 7:05:40 AM
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Morning and/or afternoon to our Cyn - in a manner of speaking. ;)

Please keep us posted vis-a-vis your Christmas themed, gay, Regency, romance. Not sure I've ever read one before so I'm looking forward to giving yours an indepth perusal.

(slurp) Most potable coffee.

:glass8:

No matter what happens, pizza will always be there for you. Thick and thin, in crust we trust.'


Schemers Scheme -- young women talking about young men

OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

Survivor
Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 9:41:24 AM
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Good day to one and all. So tired from the traveling and the crowds. So nice to be back home in my warm little lair.

Nice cuppa coffee today.

Speaking of Regency Romance novels, do they include novels written during the Regency period that include romance. Like Jane Austen's novels? Or are they, or do they include, modern-day romance novels set in the Regency period? Enquiring minds want to know.

Oh, I always love the little treats you set out, Sara. And so do the coffee house mascots.

flower

All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.

Here's my latest story you might enjoy.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/-into-the-night-.aspx

Here's a story Series I created that is called The Education of Mindy. This is the first story.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-mindy-learns-part-one-.aspx
henrietta_fielding
Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 10:57:25 AM
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Rumple_deWriter wrote:
Morning and/or afternoon to our Cyn - in a manner of speaking. ;)

Please keep us posted vis-a-vis your Christmas themed, gay, Regency, romance. Not sure I've ever read one before so I'm looking forward to giving yours an indepth perusal.

(slurp) Most potable coffee.

:glass8:


You are an absolute keeper, Rumps. Thank you so much for your support! :)


survivor wrote:
Speaking of Regency Romance novels, do they include novels written during the Regency period that include romance. Like Jane Austen's novels? Or are they, or do they include, modern-day romance novels set in the Regency period? Enquiring minds want to know.


All of the above, Larry. The term can refer to those romances written in the time of the Regency (Jane Austen's, for example) as well as any stories set in the Regency but written later.

Glad you are recovering from your trip!
DenimAngel
Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:39:46 PM
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flower hi everyone
Cynthia I'm glad the wedding was fun and had a fairytale castle reception!
Hi Bill staying warm in the valley of the sun ?
Scott I have yet to finish a JRR TOLKIEN Book I've tried really hard .
Larry glad you are home... And I'm happy you and the mascots love the treats

A large hot chocolate ..its freezing outside
*sits out special treats for the little adorable mascots *
* refilling the cookie jar with carrot cake cookies and peanut butter cookies and sits out a platter of melted snowmen cookies *

Have a great day people.


Survivor
Posted: Sunday, December 1, 2019 7:56:27 AM
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It's too cold out there. About 35F/2C degrees temperature. Good thing we have hot coffee and tea to keep us warm here.

Long week with really little to do. Shopping perhaps tomorrow in hopes the temps will rise.

flower

All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.

Here's my latest story you might enjoy.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/-into-the-night-.aspx

Here's a story Series I created that is called The Education of Mindy. This is the first story.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-mindy-learns-part-one-.aspx
DenimAngel
Posted: Sunday, December 1, 2019 10:26:03 AM
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hello1 a large hot chocolate please
It's cold out there and I am off to read scamps Adventures to my littlest fans who have pretty much demanded a tale today.

Stay warm everyone I'll check in later.


Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Sunday, December 1, 2019 11:14:29 AM
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How's by y'all? Me, I'm still basking in the glow from LSU pulling off an undefeated season that included a long-time coming win at 'Bama and last night's 50-7 revenge for last year's seven overtime loss at Texas A&M. :)

Temp-wise, it's a tad chilly but not cold down here in the valley. Current temps are in the mid-50's with the high expected to be somewhere in the mid-60's. Before snowballs of envy start heading this way, please recall the temps down here during August when it was approximately twice as hot, if not hotter.. ;)

Larry and Scott have got me to thinking (don't laugh, it happens - sometimes) that a thread about unfinished books might amuse some SS-types. Any suggestions would be both a blessing and something of a surprise.

Sara, here's you a big mug half-filled with hot chocolate and topped off with a double-handful of mini-marshmallows. BTW, the coffee's not bad, especially when mixed with equal parts hot chocolate and brandy. Just a hint.

glasses8

No matter what happens, pizza will always be there for you. Thick and thin, in crust we trust.'


Schemers Scheme -- young women talking about young men

OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

Survivor
Posted: Sunday, December 1, 2019 12:07:49 PM
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Rumple_deWriter wrote:


Larry and Scott have got me to thinking (don't laugh, it happens - sometimes) that a thread about unfinished books might amuse some SS-types. Any suggestions would be both a blessing and something of a surprise.


glasses8


Hi, Bill. I have actually seen a thread in the forums asking people if they have ever not finished a book and asking for reasons. I am not sure if it was here or "another" site. I may check both sites and see if it has been done before. If not, it's a great idea.

Starting to make tea, now. It is too late for coffee.

flower

All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.

Here's my latest story you might enjoy.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/-into-the-night-.aspx

Here's a story Series I created that is called The Education of Mindy. This is the first story.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-mindy-learns-part-one-.aspx
henrietta_fielding
Posted: Sunday, December 1, 2019 2:33:52 PM
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DenimAngel wrote:
hello1 a large hot chocolate please
It's cold out there and I am off to read scamps Adventures to my littlest fans who have pretty much demanded a tale today.

Stay warm everyone I'll check in later.


Lucky little ones! What a treat for them, Sara!

Bill, I'm with Larry and think an unfinished book thread is a fun idea!

Ginger and lemon tea would do nicely on a chilly night here.
Survivor
Posted: Sunday, December 1, 2019 3:14:52 PM
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henrietta_fielding wrote:


Lucky little ones! What a treat for them, Sara!

Bill, I'm with Larry and think an unfinished book thread is a fun idea!

Ginger and lemon tea would do nicely on a chilly night here.


I just found a thread here in our forum here started by Circle_Something. I will post it here and perhaps we could point it out for others to comment on it.

https://forum.storiesspace.com/yaf_postst952_Have-you-ever-been-unable-to-finish-a-book.aspx

I'm not sure of the protocol about starting a new thread with a subject already started. I note that Bill commented in that thread saying he could not complete 50 Shades of Grey. I also commented there that I could not complete Lord Jim by Conrad.

Tea for me once more.

flower

All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.

Here's my latest story you might enjoy.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/-into-the-night-.aspx

Here's a story Series I created that is called The Education of Mindy. This is the first story.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-mindy-learns-part-one-.aspx
Survivor
Posted: Monday, December 2, 2019 7:40:53 AM
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The coffee is fairly strong today. But I think I can handle it.

Very little is happening around here. Just cold weather. I've filled the bird feeders, That should last for a week or so.

flower

All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.

Here's my latest story you might enjoy.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/-into-the-night-.aspx

Here's a story Series I created that is called The Education of Mindy. This is the first story.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-mindy-learns-part-one-.aspx
Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Monday, December 2, 2019 9:33:24 AM
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Thanks for the strong coffee, Larry. IMO, on Monday', strong java is a must have.

Also and in addition, thanks for bringing that 'unfinished books' thread back to life. It was fun going back over all the previous posts. For a brief moment, I was marveling at your being able to recall a thread from back in 2012. Then, upon further reading, it was revealed that the thread had re-emerged back in 2015 and then 2018. Me, I'd be challenged to recall that 2018 thread so you still get a gold star or two for your memory and good deed. ;)

Time for a second cup of today's brawny brew.

glasses8

No matter what happens, pizza will always be there for you. Thick and thin, in crust we trust.'


Schemers Scheme -- young women talking about young men

OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

DenimAngel
Posted: Monday, December 2, 2019 10:59:55 AM
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hello1
Howdy folks
* sitting out fresh baked gingerbread people cookies (men and women) *
*sititng out special treats for the mascots*
* gives everyone a gold 🌟 *
A large coffee please got a sleepy start to the day
Lots to do that I don't wanna do... *giggles*
Hope everyone survives Monday



Mendalla
Posted: Monday, December 2, 2019 6:39:35 PM
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Yummy, gingerbread. Someone brought a pecan pie to work today and that's my dessert crack. Can't resist the stuff, though I did manage to keep myself to one sliver.

And a tea to go with the gingerbread.


My latest, here for your enjoyment:



Survivor
Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:59:04 AM
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We went out to see a movie yesterday afternoon. That was the first time I've been to a movie theater in years. The movie was Knives Out. It was good. Well done. Entertaining. I'm glad I saw it on the big screen.

Now it is time for morning coffee. It is tasting good.

flower

All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.

Here's my latest story you might enjoy.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/-into-the-night-.aspx

Here's a story Series I created that is called The Education of Mindy. This is the first story.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-mindy-learns-part-one-.aspx
DenimAngel
Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 12:11:43 PM
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hello1 howdy folks
A large hot chocolate will be great today
*puts angel kisses and pineapple crunch cookies in the cookie jar*
*sets out special treats for the little critters *
Quiet day here so far after a busy day yesterday
Hoping to catch up on things today
Happy Tuesday folks


Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:06:38 AM
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Okay, let me tell ya, it's like this, among other simple minded, even pointless, s salutations.

But while the conversation might be a tad lacking this morning, the coffee is first-rate. There are a few of Sara's goodies left over which is really a goodness.

glasses8

No matter what happens, pizza will always be there for you. Thick and thin, in crust we trust.'


Schemers Scheme -- young women talking about young men

OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

Survivor
Posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:56:52 AM
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Nice to see you drop by, Bill. I'm having my second cuppa java at the moment.

Tomorrow is the last day for my ballet classes this semester. I need to decide whether I should enroll again for the next semester starting in January.

Looking forward to the treats I expect Sara to bring by later today.

flower

All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.

Here's my latest story you might enjoy.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/-into-the-night-.aspx

Here's a story Series I created that is called The Education of Mindy. This is the first story.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-mindy-learns-part-one-.aspx
DenimAngel
Posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 11:01:45 AM
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hello1
Never fear I have treats for everyone
A large sweet tea pretty please.
*peeks in the cookie jar seeing nothing but crumbs*
*refills the jar with ballet slipper shaped cookies with different color icing and sugar cookies and some Christmas cookies *
Of course there are treats for the little adorable mascots

Larry me and Molly vote for you taking ballet next semester flower
I'm playing catch up today I got so far behind.. (how in the world did that happen?)

Hi Bill how goes things in the valley of the sun?
Happy Wednesday peeps



Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:13:52 PM
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The cookie jar has been restocked! :) Both Sara and Life its own self are major goodnesses. ;)

Larry, ain't no way I'm gonna disagree with Molly and Sara. So best I can tell, your quality of life, song & dance advisory board is saying sign up by a 3-0 vote.

glasses8

No matter what happens, pizza will always be there for you. Thick and thin, in crust we trust.'


Schemers Scheme -- young women talking about young men

OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

Survivor
Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:36:46 AM
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I was awakened in the middle of the night by the dreaded "peep" of a fire alarm battery going bad. You cannot ignore it. Every minute the "peep" and you are awake again. The problem is you cannot find the culprit among 8 or alarms. You only get close. So, up at 2:15 in the morning drowsily trying to figure out which has the bad battery. I finally had to detach 3 alarms that were possible problems, set them aside and tried to sleep again.

I think now I know which is bad. I put a good battery into it but it still "peeps" so perhaps the "new" battery is simply not any good anymore. Oh well.

Just going to nurse my coffee for the morning and get ready for ballet class and then my infusion at the hospital in the afternoon.

flower

All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.

Here's my latest story you might enjoy.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/-into-the-night-.aspx

Here's a story Series I created that is called The Education of Mindy. This is the first story.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-mindy-learns-part-one-.aspx
Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2019 8:40:50 AM
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Morning to the inspird crew at Inspirations.

Larry, expressions of sincere sympathy are heading your way. The only positive side to your lat-night travail is it was just a low-battery warning and not the real thing.

(slurp) Good coffee.

No matter what happens, pizza will always be there for you. Thick and thin, in crust we trust.'


Schemers Scheme -- young women talking about young men

OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

DenimAngel
Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:29:43 AM
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hello1 howdy folks
A large sweet tea would be great right about now
*refills the cookie jar with peanut butter and peanut butter and banana and white chocolate chip cookies *
*sits out treats for the little adorable mascots *
Chilly day so I. Stay bundled up and inside unless absolutely necessary to go out
Happy Thursday folks flower



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Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:50:14 AM
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Sara, I have no idea if you know I have been sneaking in and helping myself to your delicious cookies when no one is watching. I'm getting addicted to all the exciting types. I have been house/dog sitting for quite a few days (will be 11 when they come home Sunday) and it is so nice to just have such peace and quiet - and no chores since it's their house. I should be catching up on all the stories and poems that I am behind on instead of reading a real book! I'm glad you had that very nice Thanksgiving and hope the upcoming Christmas is a good one for such a sweet and lovely friend. You most deserve it.


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Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:55:31 AM
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Survivor wrote:


I was awakened in the middle of the night by the dreaded "peep" of a fire alarm battery going bad. You cannot ignore it. Every minute the "peep" and you are awake again. The problem is you cannot find the culprit among 8 or alarms. You only get close. So, up at 2:15 in the morning drowsily trying to figure out which has the bad battery. I finally had to detach 3 alarms that were possible problems, set them aside and tried to sleep again.

I think now I know which is bad. I put a good battery into it but it still "peeps" so perhaps the "new" battery is simply not any good anymore. Oh well.


Dear Larry, It was just a little joke of mine with the alarms. As you know I am a super tech and was able to program it from a remote location. I thought I had it set to go off during daylight hours. Must be the different time zones that threw me off. I will apologize when I've finished giggling.

And I add my vote on the ballet. I know all the female dancers might quit en masse if you weren't to return in January.


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