Monthly Archives: August 2021

Writing Tip: THEIR, THEY’RE, and THERE

Their, They’re, and There People often mix up the words their, they’re, and there. They may sound alike, but these words have different meanings and uses. *** Their is possessive and means that something belongs to them. If you want … Continue reading

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Land of Dragons

A fantasy short story August 2021 Land of Dragons A short story by Lynn Miclea Kaylee whined, an exasperated look on her face, and then gazed at her mom and rolled her eyes. “I don’t feel like doing homework.” Her … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: YOUR versus YOU’RE

Your versus You’re People often mix up the words your and you’re. They may sound the same, but these words have different meanings and uses. *** Your is possessive and means that something belongs to you. If you want to … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: WHO’S versus WHOSE

Who’s versus Whose People often mix up the words who’s and whose. They may sound the same, but these words have different meanings and uses. *** Who’s is a contraction of “who is” or “who has.” The apostrophe shows a … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: ITS versus IT’S

Its versus It’s People often mix up the words its and it’s. They may sound the same, but these words have different meanings and uses. *** Its is possessive and means that something belongs to it. If you want to … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: THEN versus THAN

Then versus Than People often mix up the words “then” and “than.” These words have different meanings and uses, and they should be used properly. *** Then is used when it is related to time. It could mean at that … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: LESS versus FEWER

Less versus Fewer People often mix up the words less and fewer. These words have slightly different meanings and uses. *** Fewer means “not as many” and is used for things that are countable or that can be numbered. Fewer … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: Dashes and Hyphens

Dashes and Hyphens Hyphens and dashes, specifically en-dashes and em-dashes, have specific functions. They are not interchangeable, and it is helpful to learn to use them correctly. *** Hyphens (-) A hyphen connects two words that are closely related and … Continue reading

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Lightning

A short story based on the image shown from a prompt from Writers Unite! – August 2021 Lightning A short story by Lynn Miclea Sylvia bit her lip, trying to suppress the tears. Finally unable to hold back any longer, … Continue reading

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Hidden Threat

A short story based on the image shown from a prompt from Writers Unite! – August 2021 Hidden Threat A short story by Lynn Miclea Kyle shrieked and scooted back in his chair. Goosebumps covered his arms. “I found it.” … Continue reading

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