Year of the Ram?

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Theme: When something changes – good or bad. A twist of events, an unexpected turn of events, a change in the wind, weather, love, whatever.

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Written by Kat

LENNY, The Ram, Western Zodiac symbol of Aries. Bold, impulsive, stubborn.
CARL, The Dog, Chinese Zodiac animal. Winsome, loyal, righteous.
SQUIGGY, The Magic Eight Ball. Self-promoting; fun for about five minutes.
WAITRESS, One of the Fates. Astrological players are too embroiled in their conversation to pay her any mind.
(Lenny and pal Carl meet at the local Tarot Diner to trade notes on the New Year.) Continue reading

Sharon meets Mel

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Theme: fictionalize your first encounter with another GMGM author. 

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Sharon meets Mel 1

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Gesa meets Meg

Theme: fictionalize your first encounter with another GMGM author.

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When I got the invitation to her wedding it got me thinking about what I had missed in her life. Meg and I had been best friends in high school but hundreds of pages had been turned since we last saw each other. Continue reading

Jessica meets Gesa

Theme: fictionalize your first encounter with another GMGM author.

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Strangers On A Train (Except Without the Whole Murder Pact Thing)

It started like any other day. I woke up and got myself ready for work. I listened to a new-to-me How Did This Get Made? on the way to the Metro, trying desperately not to laugh out loud but failing miserably. The trains were running behind again, but I wasn’t too concerned. It wasn’t too cold or too windy, and I still had plenty of time to get to work without being late, either fashionably or otherwise.

I saw her sitting on one of the benches on the platform, a small wheeled suitcase pressed into the side of her boots. She looked tired and confused– what I’d call the classic Tourist Face. She wore a long woolen coat that looked incredibly comfortable and warm and a pretty patterned scarf. I thought she was staring at nothing at first, then I noticed the rail map directly across from her. Her eyes darted this way and that across the stops on the map.

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Meg meets Kat

THE glove.

THE glove.

Theme: fictionalize your first encounter with another GMGM author.

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Beads of sweat dripped down my temples as I performed the most delicate part of the job. Though my heart was pounding, my hands managed to hold steady as I used my diamond-edged blade to cut a 7 inch diameter hole in the glass encasing the holy grail of music artifacts: Michael Jackson’s glove. The glove. Mystics have spoken of its power for years. The word on the street was that the person who wore the glove would inherit MJ’s moves, charisma, and his magic. I was there to find out for sure.

The hole was cut. Now there was nothing that could come between me and the moonwalk. That’s when everything went dark. No, not dark… blonde. Continue reading

LG meets Jessica

LG pregnant?

Theme: fictionalize your first encounter with another GMGM author.

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by Laura Gene

We met at the Red Canna Family Planning and Women’s Clinic, a somewhat questionable Freudian homage to Georgia O’Keefe. Jessica sat along the wall conveniently situated next to the magazine rack stuffed with every conceivable issue of Parents, Parenting and Travel & Leisure — a reminder of what I’ll soon be giving up… or simply mindless reading material for those ladies biding their time in the OB/GYN’s office waiting for their routine cervix swabbing. Continue reading

Melissa meets LG

LAURA

 

Theme: fictionalize your first encounter with another GMGM author. 

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I decided to meet Laura Gene without meeting her. It’s true. We’ve never met. Brought together via virtuality as co-writers on this blog. Our eyes have never scanned each other. That kiss on the cheek so many of us now do to people we greet for the first time, not happened. Continue reading