Smorgasbord Afternoon Video – Lassie in slow motion.

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

It was along time before I could watch rough collie videos after losing Sam.. but there is nothing more beautiful than a Lassie in full flow.. they don’t normally take to agility but this amazing dog has it down to a fine art… mesmerising..


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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves – Over my Dead Body: Murder at Eurovision – A Bebe Bollinger Murder Mystery by Christoph Fischer

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Delighted to showcase the new book by Christoph Fischer – Over my Dead Body: Murder at Eurovision – A Bebe Bollinger Murder Mystery.

About the book

On her return from a cruise ship gig Bebe Bollinger learns that fellow Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler has decided to enter a European Song comptition for the UK. While Bebe jealously watches the pre-publicity trail for ‘Eurovision’ in Malmö, a string of ‚odd accidents‘ endangers several participants of the competition. This stirs her desire for playing detective again but also a curiosity to check out the suitability of Eurovision for her own career.
Follow Bebe’s continued search for fame and a comeback before it’s too late, step into the weird world that is Eurovision fandom and see how Bebe gets on with her naughty daughter and deals with those evil TV presenters.

One of the early reviews for the book

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Parallelism – what it means #amwriting

Life in the Realm of Fantasy

Allergy season is in full swing in my little corner of the world, and I have been hit hard this year. Nevertheless, writing and editing continues and so today we’re going to revisit the topic of parallelism and using repetition as a literary device.

Some aspects of writing craft were never taught in school. Either that or I was mentally absent the day they were discussed. But as a voracious reader, I often think about books long after I’ve finished them, analyzing everything I like or dislike, and I have found certain patterns in the work I love. One thing my favorite authors have in common is they sometimes use the intentional repetition of certain key words and phrases to highlight an idea or show a scene.

This technique is an accepted rhetorical device and is commonly found in mainstream and literary fiction. The great fantasy authors will also occasionally…

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‚Avengers‘ And ‚Deadpool 2‘ Failed Their Female Characters (And Fans)


Michael Seidel, writer

Floofgress(catfinition) – a cat attack; an aggressive cat.

In use: „She thought that when he rolled on his back and presented his furry tawny belly that it was an invitation to give him a belly rub, but her motion to do it started a floofgress.“

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“Iced Maui Nut Latte!” – America On Coffee – America On Coffee

“Iced Maui Nut Latte!” – America On Coffee

WHAM – Everything She Wants

WHAM – Everything She WantsEverything She Wants” is a million-selling Gold-certified hit single by British pop duo Wham!, originally released in 1984 on Columbia Records on a double A-side with “Last Christmas“. It was written and produced by George Michael, one half of the duo, becoming their third consecutive million-selling number one hit in the United States.

“Iced Maui Nut Latte!” – America On Coffee

“Iced Maui Nut Latte!”


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„It’s Shay! She’s trapped! We’ve got to save her!“

Seven-year-old Jake woke up panicked and hyperventilating in the shadow of a dragon’s grave.

„Jake. Take it easy. It’s okay.“ His sister Mandy had him by the shoulders. His eyes looked glazed, like he was still asleep. She hugged him close to her. „It’s okay. We’re all here with you.“

He started to calm down but was still trembling. „Mandy, you’ve got to believe me. I saw Shay. She’s been captured, I don’t know how long ago. We’ve got to find her. They’ll kill her if we don’t.“

Then he felt a hand on his shoulder. „You said you saw Shay in a dream?“ It was Dani, the dragonrider. Her voice was calm, but her own experiences told her that dreams carried great and terrible messages.

The little boy pulled away from his sister and looked back. „Yes…

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Reena Saxena


would we

not give, for

lasting shadows

canopy of familiarity?

Shafts of awareness showering us with

unending streams

of knowledge



Thursday Photo Prompt :Avenue #writephoto

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Howlidays: Pick Strawberries Day

Travels with Choppy

We’re still a ways away from it being strawberry picking time here (clearly, whoever made up this holiday was not from Wisconsin), but Choppy is ready to help when that day arrives.


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