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Susan Sleggs

Flash Fiction and personal thoughts

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Two Meanings – flash fiction

“Look at all those eminences in the back yard.”

“What are you talking about? Speak English.”

“If you did crossword puzzles like I do, you would know I was referring to all the little mounds of dirt.”

“Oh, yes. We have a mole problem.”

“And if your furry, four legged friend lounging in the sun over there knew she was a cat instead acting like a feline eminence, she might go outside and kill the moles.”

“She’s an indoor cat and I don’t think it’s funny  that you used the same word with its opposite meaning.”

“Glad you noticed.”

 

In response to Charli Mills March 26, 2019, prompt at Carrot Ranch Literary: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that uses the word eminence. It’s a rich word full of different meanings. Explore how it sounds or how you might play with it. Go where the prompt leads!

Exercise Your Brain

According to the national Day of Calendar, whether it’s a crossword, jigsaw, trivia, word searches, brain teasers or Sudoku puzzles, they put our minds to work. Studies have found that when we work on a jigsaw puzzle, we use both sides of the brain, and spending time daily working on puzzles improves memory, cognitive function and problem-solving skills. Continue reading “Exercise Your Brain”

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