Humor thy father and thy mother

bluebird of bitterness

Shortly after the new school year began, Mrs. Carlson got a call from her son Bobby’s teacher, saying that Bobby had been misbehaving in class.

“Now hang on for just one second!” said Mrs. Carlson. “I had him here for three months, and I never once called YOU when he misbehaved!”

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A father of five young children won a toy at a raffle. When he got home, he called his children together to try to determine which one should have the toy.

“Who is the most obedient?” he asked. “Who never talks back to Mother? Who always does everything she says?”

The children all replied, “You, Daddy!”

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Little Billy was practicing his violin, and the noise was making the dog howl. The combination of the violin’s screeching and the dog’s howling was driving Billy’s father crazy. 

After putting up…

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The Day the Music Died

Seanarchy

Spell-check can’t catch this. That’s why editors and proofreaders are so important. I especially cringe when I see mistakes in children’s books. What egregious errors have you seen in print?

I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book,Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision. The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the bookhere. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

Afro-Sean-Commission-Final copy

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46 Writing Contests in October 2022 – No entry fees – by Erica Verrillo…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity:

This October there are nearly four dozen free writing contests for short fiction, novels, poetry, CNF, nonfiction, and plays.
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Prizes range from $60,000 to publication.
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None charge entry fees.
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Some of these contests have age and geographical restrictions, so read the instructions carefully.

Get Full Details HERE

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