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Three Minute Fiction: The Nurse Left Work at Five o’clock

In Three Minute Fiction on October 24, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Three Minute Fiction is a contest run on NPR’s All Things Considered. The premise is simple; write a piece of fiction that can be read in under three minutes. For the second round of the  contest, the prompt was: write an original work of fiction that begins with this sentence: “The nurse left work at five o’clock.”

“The nurse left work at five o’clock.”

“The nurse left work at five o’clock.”

The nurse left work at five o’clock.”

Antonio squinted again at the pronunciation guide. He found English to be a fairly easy language to learn. It shared enough with French and Italian that the grammar was fairly simple to divine. Pronunciation was a challenge, but he had been told that his Italian accent was hardly recognizable anymore. But the rhythm felt off.

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Three Minute Fiction: The Dinner Party

In Three Minute Fiction on October 22, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Three Minute Fiction is a contest run on NPR’s All Things Considered. The premise is simple; write a piece of fiction that can be read in under three minutes. 

The sharp sound reverberated through the cavernous bathroom. The hard clink of glassware on granite seemed to echo off of the empty stalls, and the ice cubes in the glass rocked back and forth in their whiskey bath. He looked at himself in the mirror, opening and closing one eye to try to eliminate one of the reflections coming back at him, but it wasn’t much use.

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On Sesame Street

In Current events, Economics, Government, Justin, Politics on October 5, 2012 at 9:42 pm

You know that a presidential debate has been interesting when the prevailing topic dominating social media throughout the even was Big Bird. When Romney came out and stated that he would cut funding to PBS, the big bird trend took off and it became one of the few “missteps” that Romney made on the night, angering millions of Sesame Street Moms and Downton Abbey fans in the process.

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