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Television is a Vampire That Feeds on Writers

Today, as usual, I procrastinated quite a bit before sitting down to do this post. I ate a bagel, watched a few shaky, grainy teaser trailers captured via fans’ cell phones at San Diego Comic Con (one of them was … Continue reading

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The Nomadic Tribes That Make Up My Social Network

Today’s daily prompt, presented by The Daily Post, is: If we asked your friends what object they most immediately associate with you, what would they answer? This is a hard one, actually. This question presupposes that you have some kind of … Continue reading

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Weather Forecast: Blognado!

Quick! Everyone, run for cover! It’s coming for you like a bat out of hell — Blognado! Roaring through the WordPress prairie, flinging cows, upending barns, and hurling random practicallyserious html links through your computer screen. Quick, duck! Here comes https://practicallyserious.com/2013/06/29/always-having-a-stuffy-nose-6-benefits/ … Continue reading

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Sunday Short Stories: “Get Highpants” Finale!

Funny Short Stories: “Get Highpants—Part 8 (of 8) “Oh son. It is you,” cried Plome, his voice warbling with affection. But here’s the thing: while Edgar Plome had, at first, genuinely believed the tall, broad shouldered assassin was his long … Continue reading

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“Frame of Mind,” by The Blog-Post Assassin

Today I’m at a loss for content, so what I’m gonna do is I’m going to bite the bullet and write a post based on a Daily Post writing prompt. What’s the harm in that, right? Well, actually, today’s writing … Continue reading

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Let’s Play Blog-Archive Roulette

Okay, gather round. Today we’re going to play a most dangerous blogging game. It’s called “Archive Roulette,” and it’s a lot like Russian Roulette except it has to do more with my blog archive than quasi-suicidal fortune hunters. Archive Roulette … Continue reading

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Saturday Short Fiction: “Get Highpants—Part 7”

Short Fiction: “Get Highpants—Part 7” Styles didn’t have time to pull the trigger. Plome, whose recent window of lucidity had since run its course, peered directly into Styles’s eyes and made a face as if he recognized the stocky assassin … Continue reading

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A Month of “Real” Blogging, Starting Now…

This month I’m going to do something unprecedented here at practicallyserious.com: I’m going to publish a new post every single day. No more worrying so much about quality control or whether what I’ve written fits the overall theme of this … Continue reading

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Why I Quit Coffee (and Then Quit Quitting It)

I’ve recently wrapped up a historic experiment: for two weeks I abstained from caffeine of any kind. No coffee, no tea, no dark chocolate, no energy pills or drinks. No whatever. I put a stop to all of it, cold … Continue reading

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Let Me Tell You How I Got 25 Facebook Page Likes in Seconds

First, let me tell you a little something about yourselves, bloggers. You’ve got hundreds of WordPress followers, hundreds of Twitter followers, but you only have approximately 20 likes on your blog’s official Facebook page. You’ve had the friggin page for … Continue reading

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