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Flipping Tables in the 21st Century

Flipping Tables in the 21st Century

In the first Avengers movie, a team of superheroes comes together to stop an alien invasion. One character is Bruce Banner, a mild-mannered scientist who, when he gets angry, turns into a giant, green, rage monster named The Hulk. At the climax of the final battle, Captain America says, “Now might be a really good time for…

What Are You Waiting For?

What Are You Waiting For?

Aesop’s Fables are moral stories written or collected by a Greek storytelling slave in the sixth century BCE. In “The Fox and the Cat” the title characters hear hounds approaching them and need to react. The Cat sees one potential option while the Fox sees many. As the Cat runs up a tree, the Fox…

Write Now with Dianne Turgeon Richardson

Write Now with Dianne Turgeon Richardson

Who are you? Dianne Turgeon Richardson. I am a full-time technical/proposal writer for a government services contractor in the Orlando, FL area, and I occasionally take on freelance writing and editing work. In my spare time, I write creatively: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction/personal essay. What do you write? I started writing when I was seven with my…

Go All in

Go All in

The World Series of Poker was a big thing when I was in college. ESPN spent weeks covering the tournament each year and turned contestants into celebrities. It also caused a heightened interest in the game of poker. My friends and I would have poker nights in the dorm. We’d take over one of the…

People Found in an Airport Lounge at 7 am on a Thursday

People Found in an Airport Lounge at 7 am on a Thursday

Airport lounges are a thing of wonder. Compared to the overabundance of noise and chaos that are most airports, lounges are another world. A world full of opulence and amenities and calm. Peaceful, serene, calm. Each airport lounge is filled with a cast of characters ready for The Breakfast Club. Or maybe Pitch Perfect? They’re…

Write Now with Lisa Preston

Write Now with Lisa Preston

Who are you? Lisa Preston — full time writer, part time runner, rider, and lover of dry red wine — living a couple of hours west of Seattle. (Yes, there’s mainland west of Seattle.) Readers can find me at www.lisapreston.com What do you write? My first published novels were book-clubby standalones — a psychological thriller (Orchids and Stone, Thomas & Mercer, 2016) and…

Write Now with Ernio Hernandez

Write Now with Ernio Hernandez

Who are you? I’m Ernio Hernandez, a writer and artist. A born-and-bred Jersey boy with strong ties to New York City, I currently live in the very author-y haven of Connecticut. What do you write? Short stories mostly. (Fiction, nonfiction, humor) Some plays, songs and poetry as well. I have been writing since grade school when a…

Write Now with Carol Tice

Write Now with Carol Tice

Who are you? Carol Tice, freelance writer since about 1990, with 12 years in the middle as a staff writer. I’ve been a six-figure earner since 2011, and for many years was the sole support of a family of 5. All from writing. I started the Make a Living Writing blog in 2008, which has won…