Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

Archive for November, 2007

If I made this up, people wouldn’t believe me.

Thought for the day: Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.  — Mark Twain Right now the top story on MSN is how a Huntsville teacher killed a raccoon with a nail gun.  HUNTSVILLE, Ark. – A high school teacher killed a raccoon with […]

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Nanowrimo — day 13

Bride of Tranquility  Day 13Word count — 21,723  Bubba Pulaski ran the Tranquility drug store. It, combined with the Tranquility Diner and coin-op laundromat, comprised the social center of the town. All the gossip that was fit to hear in town was usually talked about over steaming cups of black coffee, springtime fresh dryer sheets, […]

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Today was interesting.

Most folks who know me know that i’m not a big complainer.  But this is kind of positive.  Sort of.  Mostly.  So I thought I would share.  I’ve been worried for about a week that I was going deaf.   Let me explain.  Two weekends ago, I had the chance to go visit some friends out […]

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NaNoWrimo Day 12

Bride of Tranquility  Word count — 20,045 I caught up!  I’m tired now.     Part of the problem, was that Rachel knew exactly what she wanted.  So hunting through the magazines was like searching for Bigfoot.  She knew that her dress was out there.  flipping through the magazines was like hunting for Bigfoot.  She just had to […]

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NaNoWriMo Update

Bride of Tranquility  Day 9 — 13,812 Day 10 — 14,596 I’m starting to fall behind.

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NaNoWriMo — Day 8

Bride of Tranquility wordcount widgets   Thought for the day: A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze […]

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NaNoWriMo Day 7

Bride of TranquilityTotal word count — 11,672 I made the mistake of waiting today until it was the last thing I could do to write.  And the writing today wasn’t easy.  I’ve gotten into writing a murder case, and while I took a crime scene investigations class, it’s taking a while to work it out coherently.

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NaNoWriMo Day 6

wordcount widgets    As far as Jake was concerned, the moment the paramedics took the body away, the hallway of the hotel officially became a crime scene.  There hadn’t been a murder in Tranquility ever. So Jake was a little out of his depth.  But this was his jurisdiction. And he wasn’t about to turn his […]

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NaNoWriMo Day5

Bride of Tranquility Word count — 8417 Managed to sqeeze out the minimum word count today.  Despite the fact that the words just aren’t flowing.      Jake sighed. In his opinion, this was just one more sign that they should have eloped. Before this whole wedding mess started, Rachel would have been on board with the […]

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NaNoWriMo — Day 4, and a bit of fun.

I’m a bit late getting today’s entry in.  Partially because I spent part of today out in the Ozark Mountains with friends.   One of which let me shoot off his .45 cal. pistol.   I grew up around guns, but I don’t think that any of my husband’s friends were aware of this.  They were a […]

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