Speak Up! Friday Quotes

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Lost kids in stores???

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A wonderful, and I do mean wonderful, beta reader of mine found out my main character was black in the later half of my first chapter. When she did, she strongly suggested that I make my MC’s race clearer from the beginning (to “show her skin color” and “describe her neighborhood”)—because this beta had pictured someone who looked […]

Ooh ooh — me! Pick me! (Flash Fiction + Speak Up!)

Yep, I’m jumping back into this challenge. Thank you, Priceless Joy, for hosting Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (75 – 175 words) and you, pixabay.com, for providing the inspiring photo prompt this week. If you haven’t heard of or joined this challenge, please take the time to check out PJ’s blog for more details and entertaining entries. ~*~ […]

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Shh, don’t tell Lillian she’s fat . . . right? Wrong. “I am fat,” Lillian Bustle said on TED Talks. “I happen to use this word as a self-descriptor. And I don’t say it to put myself down.

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Skinny Hate “Yes, I am a skinny girl; no, that doesn’t mean I’m not a ‘real woman’” (anonymous). What are your thoughts about this? (This is also in response to the Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Revisited.”)

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You know when stories flip the switch and speak positively about cops . . . yeah, that’s not one of these times. 😛

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I suspect one of my friends of liking me but I don’t feel the same way about him. Rather than focusing on that in this post, I wanted to explore the opposite perspective. Have you ever been in this situation? What advice would you give to your past self or someone who’s falling for their […]

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What’s something . . .

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The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “I Walk the Line.” “It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else” — Erma Bombeck

What I Mean to You (Speak Up Fridays Flash Fiction)

A big thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and David Stewart for this photo prompted challenge for Friday Fictioneers (100 words or less). This is my first post into the weekly event, so I’m excited to merge this flash fiction with my own Friday feature (Speak Up! Friday Quotes) where I bring up topics that I believe need to be discussed (previous […]