Author Archives: Pat F.

Why I Love the Internet, Reason #432

So I’m just starting to think about how to tell a big, BIG story based on a real-world scandal. Given that I’ve done nothing but medical/technical writing for my entire adult life, developing a semi-nonfiction book seems like a nice … Continue reading

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Negative Feedback

WriteNow! Prompt: All of a sudden, the cubicle wall fell in on him. “Are you kidding me?! ‘Needs Improvement’? What the hell is this?” Tom’s voice rose with every syllable. “Now Tom, this isn’t an indictment, you know.” Susan said. … Continue reading

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New Age

WriteNow! Prompt: She refused to open her eyes until she could remember every part of the dream. “Yeah, I was married to one of those once.” Maggie slid another beer across the counter to Pete. “No way!” Pete said. “When … Continue reading

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Blurred Lines

WriteNow! Prompt: She signed the document first, then he signed next to her name. Two little pink lines, that’s all it takes. You wouldn’t think that somebody’s whole world could hinge on two little pink lines, but you’d be wrong. … Continue reading

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Acceleration

Write Now! Prompt: “A letter came for you today; it’s from some attorney’s office.” “A letter came for you today; it’s from some attorney’s office.” “Yeah, that’s the thirteenth one in the past 3 days. I guess the lawyers have … Continue reading

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2014’s Anti-Resolutions

Prompt: Your 10 Anti-Resolutions: 1. List ten things you resolve NOT to do in the upcoming year. 2. Be as creative as possible. I will not continue to check NYC apartment listings as part of my plan to expand my … Continue reading

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Limited Vision

Today’s Author Write Now! Prompt: Suddenly, he remembered why he had not been back to the old neighborhood for so many years. “And it was such a stupid prompt. Ready?” “Lay it on me.” “‘Suddenly, he remembered why he had … Continue reading

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