IWSG and Weekly News

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Surprise, surprise another Wednesday is upon us, and it’s the first Wednesday. You know what that means–Insecure Writer’s Support Support Group. But this is not your ordinary monthly post. No, it’s an anniversary posting. Four years. It’s been four years since the group began, and to celebrate there is a very special announcement.

Come closer.

Closer. 🙂

IWSG is sponsoring an anthology contest that’s open to either Facebook members or blogging members. Previously unpublished stories of 5000-6000 words of Speculative Fiction are welcome. You have until November 1st, 2015. If you’re interested, click the image above and go flying to a link that outlines the rules, judges and piles of gold awaiting your brilliance.

Well, maybe not piles of gold.

Go anyways.

And since I have no whining or complaining for you this week, I’ll leave this part of the post on that very wonderful announcement. Cue Vanna arm waves and a lot of bowing. You’re welcome. So very welcome. I didn’t really have anything to do with the anthology, but you’re still welcome. 😉

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On to the news. I didn’t really have anything to do with it either, but I found the links. Does that count?

This first story is AWESOME! More than cute. More than the reality of parenthood. It’s the cute reality of parenthood.

http://www.today.com/parents/babys-first-photo-shoot-epic-he-poops-dad-t40846

This next story seems silly when you see the headline. I thought it would be, but it’s not. And the issues that tie back to something as important as sanitation, and in some societies, safety, make it worth watching.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/public-restrooms-around-the-world_55e07065e4b0c818f6178691?utm_hp_ref=weird-news

We may be like a virus. Can you imagine life being figuratively contagious?

http://www.livescience.com/52055-life-spreads-across-universe-epidemic.html

That’ll do it for the first week in September. When the Earth rotates seven more times, and the week tips away from the coming weekend and toward the following, I’ll be back. Ooh… total Terminator moment. See you in seven.

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About kimlajevardi

I am a forty-something-year-old writer. I'm currently drafting my second book. I've also written short stories, poems, and some non-fiction over the last several years. My interest in writing formed during countless hours with my nose tucked in books. I may have even been clutching a novel as I was born. :)
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6 Responses to IWSG and Weekly News

  1. I’m glad for the toilets we have after seeing some of those. And flushing with your hand? I thought it was the norm to use one’s foot to flush in public places, although some of those buttons weren’t located for that.

  2. No gold. The leprechaun got it.
    Toilets around the world – didn’t need to see the guy peeing in them!

  3. lexacain says:

    Pee, poop, and spit up is “the trifecta” – that was so funny! I can’t figure out why Japan has the toilet on the ground. You’d have to squat. Egypt has some like that but only way out in the country side. What amazes me about the last one is that in all the years of looking, photographing, and listening, we haven’t found life anywhere else yet, so these scientific ideas about how life is spread are completely hypothetical. But I guess they have to theorize (and publish); it’s their job.

    • kimlajevardi says:

      It was an awesome trifecta, wasn’t it? Iran has some of the squatting ones as well. My husband’s told me about them. I don’t know how common they are anymore, but he used them as a boy. I love the theories about the universe. For me, it shows that we’re looking and thinking beyond ourselves.

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