Month: August 2013

Why doesn’t this stout come in bottles?

Today’s Oneword: Bottles “Why doesn’t this stout come in bottles?” he asked. The Master Brewer smiled. “We get asked that all the time. Fact is, the really simple answer you won’t believe, is that the magic doesn’t stay.” “It’s beer. Nor sorcery.” “You’d be surprised how little difference there is between the two.” The Master … Read More

Do tell us you’re staying a while?

Today’s Oneword: Strung She raised the fiddle, strung just this morning, and bowed through a few tunes to warm up. The pub had gone oddly silent, without even a whisper, a snog or a clink of glasses to interrupt the playing. “Do tell us you’re staying a while?” said one of the men nearby. “If … Read More

I can never go back to Texas

Today’s Oneword: Texas The Oneword website was on the fritz today, so I had to change up my usual 60-second daily writing exercise based on one word. Here is today’s 1-minute glimpse into the Rucksack Universe of travel fiction stories: “I can never go back to Texas,” he said. “To make a long story short, … Read More

That’s no defense from someone who’s a squithousand years old

Today’s Oneword: Turtle The Oneword website was on the fritz today, so I had to change up my usual 60-second daily writing exercise based on one word. Based on the word “turtle,” here is today’s 1-minute glimpse into the Rucksack Universe of travel fiction stories: “Did you ever hear the theory that there’s a world … Read More

With these new video cameras

Today’s Oneword: Footage The Oneword website is a daily writing exercise where you have 60 seconds to write something based on one word. I use it to give both you and me a daily 1-minute glimpse into the Rucksack Universe of travel fiction stories: “With these new video cameras,” she said, “we can get footage … Read More

Closest thing I have to national pride is in my passport

Today’s Oneword: National The Oneword website is a daily writing exercise where you have 60 seconds to write something based on one word. I use it to give both you and me a daily 1-minute glimpse into the Rucksack Universe of travel fiction stories: “Where is your pride, anyway?” he asked “Closest thing I have … Read More

They looked out over London from the fortieth floor

Today’s Oneword: Dogmatic The Oneword website is a daily writing exercise where you have 60 seconds to write something based on one word. I use it to give both you and me a daily 1-minute glimpse into the Rucksack Universe of travel fiction stories: They looked out over London from the fortieth floor. “I thought … Read More

The dust looked more trodden down here

Today’s Oneword: Savage The Oneword website is a daily writing exercise where you have 60 seconds to write something based on one word. I use it to give both you and me a daily 1-minute glimpse into the Rucksack Universe of travel fiction stories: The dust looked more trodden down here, and the long strip … Read More

The white cars began pulling up around the square

Today’s Oneword: Solidarity The Oneword website is a daily writing exercise where you have 60 seconds to write something based on one word. I use it to give both you and me a daily 1-minute glimpse into the Rucksack Universe of travel fiction stories: The white cars began pulling up around the square, little blue … Read More

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