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The Book Deal


PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

”This can’t be it! You should’ve called first and made an appointment.That’s how these things are done. You don’t listen to me, Herbert! This doesn’t look anything like a rare book shop!

…minivans in front of obscure collectors place of business?

…I’m not saying soccer moms can’t read but …

This is the last time I’m trusting you, Herbert! This book is too valuable to go to just anyone. This is my life’s work! ”

You’re right about that one, Ms. Snow. It is the last time you’ll trust me.”

And with that one remark, Herbert removed the book from her suddenly limp hands.

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Just Leave


It hit me like a brick mess it ran red like that just too quick

when you called me out

for catching the feels

you said

You hated it for me

made yourself leave

but I told you didn’t I

What it was about to be

can I still be

Still be kinda sorry

That it got weird the

instant you stayed

and I kind of liked it

I mean I liked you

Before …

when you’d leave

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Supping Sorrow


Death come quickly

Finish me fast

Because I got in

Got in my feelings for you

You can laugh

It’s funny to me too

This game was so good

I forgot I was playing

I got beat

And that’s what

I’m mourning

Feelings taste better

Better than tears

Now that’s a dish

A dish best eaten

Cold

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The Deep


I keep a drawer of you

With memories  collected

from the thousands of years

it seemed it took to know you

And yet I still feel

like you are a stranger

It’s stranger to me

The depth that holds

the best part of you

And no one else

will know who you were

Who you were to me

It keeps you busy in my mind

Even though I’m not

Any part of yours

Any

more

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Macro-fails


I ran from the class when the teacher announced the curriculum for this semester.

Urban Dictionary

defines macroeconomic

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via Macroeconomic

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Friday Fictioneers 4/12/19


Photo prompt @ Roger Bultot

”And that’s the house I grew up in. ”

“That’s Grandma’s house? No way .”

“Yes. I spent many happy minutes on the porch with Grandma watching the inquisition from here . What memories…”

“Well , it’s time to get back to our world . You remember where you drew the portal , don’t you?”

The woman with the long blonde hair was jolted out of her reverie by the loud sound of hoofs shaking the grounds around you them. The Holy Roman Empire!

The little girl was dancing around pretending to be a fairy . “Now that’s what I’m talking about! Horsies! ”

“Gwyneth , what have you done ? ”

Join the fun!

Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here.

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Makeup or Breakup : Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick


This week I’m trying something new and different from my usual, useless rambling. I’m calling it “Makeup or Break -up ” and you guessed it – I’m going to review makeup. I’m a little bit of a cosmetic fangirl, so I’m wondering why I didn’t do this sooner.

I’ve been looking for the perfect red lipstick. A universally flattering red that stays put with great pigment payoff as well.

This week I tried Stila Stay All Day liquid lipstick in Beso.

I did my homework before buying so I’m expecting great things from this product.

I doubted anything made by Stila in a shiny gold box could be anything but perfect. The packaging was gorgeous, so it has to be. What can I say about this shade beside it’s freakin beautiful? The color is fabulous, glorious and just perfect. It felt more like a lip balm going than a stain. I had no doubts that I was going to be a fan. Had I found the holy grail?

Disclaimer: I was not obligated to love this product as I paid for this out of my own pocket, and I have not been compensated for it in any way by anyone. So ,I am completely unbiased in my review.

On first application, I have to say that while I loved the feel of this product. However, the texture seemed a bit oily, and it also took a long time to dry. Maybe I’m just impatient. I wondered how well it would stay put. Another impression is the lovely, almost powdery scent this lipstick has without a discernible petroleum smell and taste. The pigmentation is pretty much like heaven if heaven was red . The applicator wand is easy to use and applies color evenly.

The lipstick itself is sleek, stylish and perfectly designed to stick in your bag or even pocket for touch-ups. Since I’m a natural skeptic , I throw it in my purse . You shouldn’t need to reapply, at least for 12 hours.

Time to hit the streets.

What better place than Las Vegas to try this beautiful showstopping glam red lipstick? So I hit Fremont Street downtown and started drinking- so that you don’t have to.

This is what’s called a field study for the greater good of women everywhere- you’re welcome.

A night drinking would determine if this was worth $ 22.

After a few beers, I have to say it still had a nice feel and my lips didn’t feel dry, or cakey like they did after using most drugstore brands. One plus is that it feels more moisturizing than others I’ve used -even without a topcoat. I hate having to add the clear gloss that usually comes with the long-lasting formulas.

So after 3 hours, I ask my husband to evaluate my lip condition, and his report was “the only thing on my lips was the frozen orange daiquiri I’d been sipping on.”

So the first test was a bomb. Where was my lipstick? It would appear to have vanished. I put it down to operator error. I’d try again tomorrow.

The next day, I prepped more thoroughly. I scrubbed my lips to rid them of any other makeup residue that might impact the longevity of Stila staying all day. I let the first layer dry and added a second. It didn’t come off on my finger so I thought I’d nailed it. Ha. It came off on an Ace while at the Ultimate Hold’em table. Security came, thinking I had marked my cards ( like I’m that smart). Luckily the dealer saw Beso on my hand, and the red smears by my lips proved that Stila was All Day Nay. The pit boss told me to wash my hands. Another fail for Stila.

I’ve read other reviews, and it seems I’m alone in not loving this product. Third time is a charm. I’ll try again.

After returning home, I have an epiphany after careful consideration. This is to take a cotton ball dipped in toner and wipe off any excess makeup from my lips before applying Stila Stay All Day.

Bam! I think we have a winner. This makes all the difference from my friends. I still can’t say it lasted all day or night but like I said the color was to die for.

I’m giving this product a 3.5 out of 5 stars because it’s a little pricey at $22 and it doesn’t stay put as well as it promises. The shade of red is perfect, and it makes me feel like a movie star. Who doesn’t want that? I’ll try other shades in this formula, but I’m not entirely sold on it. I’m going to add that I’ve used less expensive brands that were comparable to this product. Next week , I’m going to see if all the hype about Fenty , Rihanna’s much celebrated brand , is true when I try out Stunna lip paint .

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