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Welcome to Flashback Fiction, a new segment on Geeks and Geeklets! We will be posting stories from our Fiction Writing Friday vaults! Enjoy!  _________________ I am not sure when it started, only that it was getting worse. Every time I looked into the mirror the circles under my eyes were darker, my hair was thinner,…

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http://www.xbox.com/en-US/e3 You can’t have missed the fact that Microsoft have announced their new console, They have, perhaps unwisely, discarded the name ‘project Scorpio’ in favour of the not very catchy ‘XBOX one X’ It’s more powerful, it’s got 4k native graphics. It’s also smaller than an XBOX one S. There is no doubt it is a superb console…

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Since finishing Jim Henson: The Biography, I keep finding myself thinking how sad it is that he died. The man died over twenty years ago, but this biography has sincerely caused me to mourn for this man for the first time in my life. This is quite significant – I was raised on Sesame Street and The Muppets….

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Today is a dreary rainy day, so I figured this would be the perfect recipe for today. Enjoy!           Ingredients 2 pounds (1kg) boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 1 1/2–inch steaks, or 3 pounds (1.3kg) bone-in beef short ribs, ribs removed and reserved (see note) Kosher salt and freshly ground…

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My experience with JoJo Moyes has been pretty mixed. I absolutely loved Me Before You. Admittedly, it was total chick lit, but her character development really draws in the reader and forces an emotional investment in the outcome. Moyes’ followup, The Girl You Left Behind, was lackluster at best. The characters were stale and the plot just…

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You can see the vapours of the heat rising from the sand dunes, and you know that your toes are going to be sensitive to the heat of the near powder soft sandy coloured sand. You imagine you’re out on the Sahara Desert, walking up and down the dunes, trying to find a lost camel…

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Welcome to Flashback Fiction, a new segment on Geeks and Geeklets! We will be posting stories from our Fiction Writing Friday vaults! Enjoy!  _________________ For years I never believed in climate change. I thought it was a load of nonsense if I’m honest. But today, well it snowed  in July! Snow in July. I couldn’t…

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Come join us as we play the 37th episode of our World of Darkness game! Originally on YouTube and now in podcast form! Join us live every other Saturday as we continue on our adventure! Listen to the show here: Direct Download or Site link Or follow the Geeks and Geeklets podcast network on iTunes, Stitcher, and…

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The Great Pottery Throw Down Series 2 – BBC   GAH! I am crazy over this series, I’m not even kidding!!   This amazing season sees a unique set of ceramicists who are from fantastic and full of personality. My stars, these people are marvelous.   “You don’t get any money or anything?” “No, just…

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The Great Pottery Throwdown   Series 1 – BBC   I’m absolute addicted. I binged the entire first series yesterday. I will likely binge the entire second series tomorrow.   This is not your typical reality-based show. This is a competition, and it’s in an area of reality shows that needs to be separated from…

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A series of dismal Amazon reviews is typically enough to dissuade me from reading a particular book, but a general hatred towards Tom Perrotta’s The Leftovers was no match for my recent affinity for Justin Theroux. That’s right – I saw Justin on the cover, and so I bought it. In spite of that old adage,…

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Alzheimer’s disease runs in my family – so much so that I am about 99% sure that I will someday suffer from it. So, being the sadomasochist that I am, I decided to read Lisa Genova’s Still Alice, a novel that chronicles the horrors of early onset Alzheimer’s. Terrifying and devastating, Genova’s book hit home for…

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Washes Away Tears, Emerging Renewed She whispered this each time the lazy miniature tide pushed the bubbly salty water across her bare toes. The rain was good for hiding heavy downpours of sadness, but only the ocean, when she was fully submerged, could steal her salty tears and meld them with the cool brine of…

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Welcome to Flashback Fiction, a new segment on Geeks and Geeklets! We will be posting stories from our Fiction Writing Friday vaults! Enjoy!  _________________ The sun was low on the horizon, casting long shadows on the red minivan as it bounced along the back roads of Chase County.  Trent sat in the passenger seat; his…

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Hello! I thought I’d start a “How to Crochet” series for anyone interested.  Before we get into how to actually make stitches, there are some important things to discuss. Crocheting is a form of needlework or fiber art that uses various types of yarns and strings with hooks of different sizes to create a wide…

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