Category: Lists

20 super short love stories

20 super short love stories
In an effort to fight my writer’s ennui I decided to play with one of my favorite writing exercises: forced brevity. Previously, I’ve written lists of very short scary stories and very short silly stories. This time I tried my hand at being romantic. Here are 20 super short love stories: When he arrived at... Read more »

40 Halloween things to do (before October 31st)

Halloween is too much fun to only celebrate for one day. Luckily, you don’t have to wait for October 31st to celebrate Halloween. Here are 40 Halloween things to do to get in (or stay in) the Halloween mood while you are waiting for the big day. Shop for costumes. Shop for decorations. Go to... Read more »

13 obvious facts about Friday the 13th

13 obvious facts about Friday the 13th
Today is Friday the 13th. Here are 13 obvious facts about Friday the 13th. Friday the 13th always occurs on a Friday. Friday the 13th always occurs on the 13th day of the month. Friday the 13th can occur in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, or December. There can... Read more »
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7 interesting people to follow on Twitter

7 interesting people to follow on Twitter
Last year I posted a list of 40 interesting people to follow on Twitter. At the risk of offending many of my unlisted Twitter friends (who are incredibly interesting to me but possibly less so to the public in general), here are seven more interesting people to follow on Twitter. Well, technically six people to... Read more »

20 incredibly short bedtime stories for kids

When my son started asking me to make up bedtime stories I was thrilled. I’m a creative person. This would be fun. I told him bedtime stories with original characters, complete plots, and practical morals. Then my son started asking for five or more bedtime stories each night. That was a little more improvisational storytelling... Read more »

15 ways to stay awake without drinking coffee

My doctor suggested I stop drinking coffee for a few weeks to see if it has an impact on some as of yet undiagnosed symptons that I’ve been experiencing for years. If this sounds familiar it may be because I wrote a Fiction Friday piece about a woman whose doctor told her to stop drinking coffee.... Read more »
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20 more two-sentence horror stories

I recently saw a list of two-sentence horror stories that have been circulating on the Internet. Most appear to have come from this reddit thread in which someone asked “What is the best horror story you can come up with in two sentences?” People posted some really creepy ones. I decided to see what I... Read more »

10 unconventional mother-son wedding dance ideas

Have you seen the epic mother-son wedding dance video in that starts out conventionally (to Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable”) then Surprise! switches to a montage of different songs and choreographed dances to go with each of them? It’s very cute. If you haven’t seen it here is the video: As a former choreographer and current... Read more »

Uber list for 2014

Uber list for 2014
Instead of a single vague New Year’s resolution (“Get healthy!” “Write more!” “Be more awesome!”) I make an uber list of things I’d like to achieve in the coming year. My uber list usually contains some fairly easy to accomplish items and some more challenging projects, but the general rules for items appearing on my... Read more »
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Results from 2013 Uber List: Under achievement

Instead of doing a New Year’s resolution, I make an uber list, a list of things big and small that I’d like to complete over the course of the year. My uber list for 2013 was a bit longer than usual because I was in the midst of my series of 40 item lists. I... Read more »