Category: fiction

lfb: get it right

“Hello, ma’am, what can I get you today?” I tried to put my best cheerful-I-can’t-wait-to-help-you tone in my voice as the next customer stepped up to the counter. She was sort of short, with funky red hair. As she spoke I caught the glint of a tongue piercing to go with the one in her

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lfb: wrong turn

Loaded for Blog day!! Today’s topic was a little vague…“Down on the Farm”. Include a mah-jongg tile and an ABBA record. Let me know what you think, I went out on a limb with this one. “Dave!” “What?” Dave’s voice was, if possible, even more exasperated than Bonnie’s. “Just ask for directions. Please?” “No way,

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lfb: wrong place, wrong time

Ethan nudges me, in a movement that I am sure he meant to be surreptitious, but just ended up almost knocking me from the chair. Right now we’re at the bar, just waiting to be seated. It’s a special occasion, you know, our anniversary. We decided on this place, because, well, we’ve never been here,

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lfb: turnabout’s fair play

She’s so pretty when she sleeps, you know? When she’s sleeping, I can’t see that vague shadow of anxiety lurking deep behind her blue eyes, I can’t see her cringe slightly when she thinks we’re going to fight, I can’t hear her breath catch in fear when I tell her I am headed out for

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lfb: would you like some corn?

THURSDAY! My favorite day ever because tomorrow is Friday! And, because it’s LFB DAY! Woot! This week’s topic is another vignette: Your character is secretly gay and has to decide how to come out. Enjoy! Mark’s hands gripped the wheel as Ben spoke. Ben’s tone was even, conciliatory, but Mark still felt vaguely attacked. “Look,

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lfb: no frickin’ way

What day is it? Thursday! What does that mean? LFB!!! Today’s topic was difficult: Woman gets pregnant and won’t give the guy a say. The twist this time, was that the LFB ladies had to write from a man’s perspective and the men from a woman’s point of view. Talk about interesting! It was like a punch

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lfb: rainy nights and forgiveness

The rain was, quite simply, pouring down in sheets. Michael’s hands gripped the steering wheel so tightly that his bloodless knuckles stood up in bony ridges. Light from the street lamps, blurred where reflected through the rainswept windshield, lit a harried, anxious face. Dark eyes behind black-rimmed glasses swept the roadway from side to side,

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lfb: space camp lessons

That’s right kids! What day is it? LFB DAY!!!!!! Woot! This time it’s another story, theme  “This one time, at space camp…” and we’re to include jagermeister and a chalkboard. Enjoy, then follow the links to view the stories by the other LFBers. Happy LFB Day! 2206.08.15 20:15 (voice recording) So it’s the first day of

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