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Another Writing Prompt Picture Vote!

I so enjoyed the last time I posted pictures for a writing prompt that I am doing it again my friends! I hope you all will participate and join in the fun!

Below I will list 5 photos  and at the end you can vote for the one you want me to write a short story on. Fun times!

Come one, come all to vote for which photo you want to see a story written by yours truly!

On Monday the 23rd I will see which picture got the most votes and on Tuesday the 24th I will post the winning picture with my short story!

Ready? Set! Go!!!


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And because it’s getting close to Halloween.

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Please vote!!!





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Upcoming Events

Hello! Hope this Monday was a good start to an excellent week.

Just popped in to tell you about some upcoming things here on this old blog of mine. First I am working on a brand new short story I hope you will enjoy. It’s not my usual type (if I even have one).

It came to me in a dream…. Yeah I know, do dum do dum do dum do do! Crazy as it sounds it’s true. I woke up with it this morning still bright and shiny in my mind so I knew I was going to have to write it all down.

It has paranormal stuff all through it. Yes, I know I’ve written about ghosts and stuff, but this is completely different for me. You’ll see. I have no idea where it came from either, but hey, I’m going with the flow here. Especially since I haven’t written anything new in a while and it was beginning to worry me. 😦

I also submitted another short story to, hopefully I will hear from them soon whether they accepted it or not. It’s actually a two parter. Each about 3000 words or more. I’ll let you know what comes of it soon as I know.

It’s not that I haven’t been busy! If you don’t follow my food blog (and why don’t you??). I had a super guest blogger on there today, Miss Four Eyes was generous enough to write some funny stuff for me on a wonderful guest post. If you haven’t read it, go ahead and do so. You’ll enjoy her. I also have a food article being published on the website of! It is coming out this Friday, March 29th! It’s about living with gluten intolerance and how it doesn’t have to be so difficult. So Friday I will be sending everyone over there to read it! I appreciate any and all support!

There is another reason I haven’t been writing much. I’m  on some new medication for my diabetes, which seems to have temporarily scrambled my mind. I can’t concentrate for any  length of time and it is driving me crazy! Or crazier. Ha!   My doctor assures me it’s temporary and that once my body adjusts to the new insulin I will be fine. Or better. Or not as crazy. I might even be able to sleep. Ah sleep, how I have missed thee. Anyway, time will tell.

I’m also trying to find another house to move to. So within the next couple of months I will be in full force moving mode! I am downsizing the house. Going smaller, cozier and cheaper. Ha! Cheaper being the key word. Selling this one too. Oh man, shoot me now! I AM crazy!

So bear with me my friends and maybe I will survive this crazy life yet.

Well that’s all I can think of today. Busy Busy Busy. 🙂



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Friday Fictioneers ~ Nov. 2, 2012

Every Friday authors from around the world gather  to share their 100-words and offer constructive crit and encouragement to each other. This creates a wonderful opportunity for free reading of very fresh fiction! Readers are encouraged to comment as well.

If you would like to read all the short stories please go to Rochelle’s blog here. Here is my contribution! Hope you enjoy.

Copyright-Ted Strutz


Gilda smiled at all the people gathered around the tent. She loved her life! Travelling to different places, meeting new people. It never grew old. Sure her feet hurt. But the smiling faces and friendliness of the people gathered made up for a little pain.

She remembered her ‘old’ life. The drinking, the beatings. She certainly didn’t miss that! Was anyone looking for her? Probably. But Gilda smiled, it’s amazing how a name change and a little makeup will  hide the scars. She sold another pair of sunglasses and hummed to herself.

Like the song said, “Earl had to die.”