Featured Challenge #27 – Ghosts – Text#2

Escaping This World

by Garry Vakarian

« See? That wasn’t so complicated. » Priya words echoed in the empty void. Except I wasn’t listening. My mind and my attention were absorbed by the lingering image of Devon’s eyes – my first departed. She was chosen as my first culling and final exam for the Reaper’s assignment. She was staying at her favorite place, a small lake in the valley near her hometown. Her boyfriend had dumped her, and she had a mental breakdown at her work after that. Being fired from her job, and let go by the person, whom she thought was the love of her life was too much. She didn’t see the point of continuing her existence. After a rather short and grim post on her facebook page, she ended her life in the place she liked the most.

And it was I who had to take her soul to the afterlife.

In Purgatory, prior to meeting Devon, my supervisor Priya gave me the file on her case. Standard operating procedure required me to check it in order to better accompany the dead, and to effectively extract her soul from her body. In her dossier, I had access to a short summary of her life, the causes explaining her death and the location of the body. More importantly for my job, it had what we could call an autopsy report. In short, it gave the M.O. of her death, and how to “cull” or should I say extract her soul from the physical world and body. You see, the scythe isn’t just for show; it was our tool for exacting the incision freeing the essence of a person. Continue reading

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WWW #31 – Heart Warming Tale – Text #2

Wake Up and Live Happily Ever After

By B.

During winter, we often feel cold in our bodies and in our hearts. Overwhelmed and exhausted by our environment. There is this holiday rush, family, friends, all over, and then we are back to the harsh reality of our routine. Harsh? Who said our routine has to feel that way?

We spend more time complaining, feeling sorry for ourselves than actually giving ourselves a chance to do what we want to do. To be who we want to be. To feel how we want to feel.

Doesn’t that sound just plain amazing? Verging on too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well I am not just going to throw you out there, and let you tackle this issue all by yourselves. In this article I will share a few leads you can explore, to try and make a difference in your own little bubble of life. Continue reading

This Week’s Readers’ Award Nominees are…

To Your Keyboards, To Your Mice! Read Up, Click and Comment!

A vos claviers, à vos souris! Lisez, cliquez et commentez!

Workshop #22. July 31 – August 6 – “Expectations”.

Atelier #22. Du 31 juillet au 6 août – “Attentes/espérances”

  • Text #1 –Echo, by B.  (in English and in French) (en anglais et en Français)
  • Texte #2 – Ce qu’on voit…, par Ninefifteen (en français)
  • Texte #3 – Le messager, par françois1986 (en français)

 


You have read them all already? You have got options now…

Vous les avez lus déjà? Ils vous reste des options à présent….

  1. Got a favorite? Take you pick!
  2. Like them all, click them all!
  3. Really love a text? Why not share your impressions with the author by leaving a comment. It will be answered and greatly appreciated!
  1. Vous avez une préférence? Choisissez!
  2. Vous les aimez tous, cliquez les tous!
  3. Vous adorez un texte? Pourquoi ne pas partager vos impressions avec l’auteur en laissant un commentaire. L’auteur vous répondra et sera touché par votre geste.

Once again thank you!

Encore une fois merci!

We appreciate you and every moment you spare to bring your support to our blog, and our authors’ work!

Nous apprécions votre présence et tous les moments que vous consacrez à apporter votre soutien à notre blog et au travail de nos auteurs!

 

Mug’s Tale’s Readers’ Awards – Our Second Wave of Winners

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WWW – The Readers’ Awards

Here comes the long awaited post. I apologise for the delay in passing along the information. It turns out family, friends, working, writing, and blogging is time consuming. Life is keeping us pretty busy, here at Mug’s Tale. That said, it does not diminish our commitment to this amazing community. We love the energy here and our lovely, mega-talented authors. Here is a post about them and their fantastic work!

Click on and read any text(s) you would like. 


And the winners are…

  • WWW#10: The winner of the tenth Readers’ Award exploring the theme “Stain” is – La Tache, by Ninefifteen. (in French) (6likes = 6points)
  • WWW#12: The winner of the twelfth Readers’ Award exploring the theme “Random Words” is – Sinistre Sirène, by B. (in French) (6 likes + 2 points/10words = 8 points)
  • WWW#13: The winner of the thirteenth Readers’ Award exploring the theme “Borrow” is – Borrowed, by Garry Vakarian. (in English)(7 likes + 3 comments = 22points)
  • WWW#14: The winner of the fourteenth Readers’ Award exploring the theme “Never Say Never” is – L’Effet surprise, by B.  (in French) (8 likes + 1 comment = 13 points)
  • WWW#15: The winner of the fifteenth Readers’ Award exploring the theme “Far Away” is – Terre de Lumière by B.  (in French) (5 likes)
  • WWW#16: The winner of the sixteenth Readers’ Award exploring the theme “Partners in Crime” is – Letter to the Sheriff by B.  (in English) (9 likes + 2 comments = 19 points)
  • WWW#17: The winner of the seventeenth Readers’ Award exploring the theme “Padlock” is – Road to Hell, by Hailie Andersen. (in English) (7 likes + 1 comment = 12 points)
  • WWW#18: The winner of the eighteenth Readers’ Award exploring the theme “Forgive Me” is – Instead of You, by B.  (in English) (9 likes + 3 comments = 24 points)
  • WWW#20: The winners of the twentieth Readers’ Award exploring the theme “A Key” are – Jo1 – Good Bye World, by Hailie Andersen. (in English) (12 likes + 1 comment = 17 points) and La Forteresse, by Ninefifteen (in French) (7 likes + 2 comments = 17 points)

Congratulations again to our MUGtastically talented authors! 


 

Looking for a Writing Challenge?

Wanna be the next Readers’ Award Winner?

If you want to put your writing skills to the test, send us an short email – using the email address you use on WordPress – at vipcircle.mugstale@gmail.com. We will then send you an invitation to become a featured author.

Once you have accepted our invitation to contribute to Mug’s Tale, you can submit your posts anytime before the deadline, they will be proofread by one of our editors and published on Mug’s Tale – provided they answer the weekly theme.

There are three running themes at the moment :

  • Workshop #11 “Werewolves” until August 18th
  • Workshop #22 “Expectations” until August 6th
  • Workshop #23 “Disappointed” until August 13th

For more information check out our Weekly Writing Workshop page.

If those themes don’t inspire you, check out our Featured Challenges page.


Want to write without the pressure of a contest?

We have picked a lot of themes for you to explore, check out our Featured Challenges page.

There again, if you want to submit a text, send us an email at vipcircle.mugstale@gmail.com.

Looking For a Writing Challenge?

Wanna be the next Readers’ Award Winner?

If you want to put your writing skills to the test, send us an email at vipcircle.mugstale@gmail.com and submit your posts before the deadline.

There are two running themes at the moment :

  • Workshop #11 “Werewolves” until May 21st
  • Workshop #13 “Borrowed” April 20 to April 30
  • Workshop #14 “Never Say Never” April 27 to May 7

For more information check out our Weekly Writing Workshop page.

If those themes don’t inspire you, check out our Featured Challenges page.


Want to write without the pressure of a contest?

We have picked a lot of themes for you to explore, check out our Featured Challenges page.

If you are into picture taking and writing, check out our Inspiring Photographs page.

There again, if you want to submit a text, send us an email at vipcircle.mugstale@gmail.com.

This Week’s Readers’ Award Nominees are…

To Your Keyboards, To Your Mice! Read Up, Click and Comment!

A vos claviers, à vos souris! Lisez, cliquez et commentez!

Workshop #12. April 1st, to April 20 – Random Words

Atelier #12. Du 1er avril au 20 avril – Des mots pris au hasard

You have read them all already? You have got options now…

Vous les avez lus déjà? Ils vous reste des options à présent….

  1. Got a favorite? Take you pick!
  2. Like them all, click them all!
  3. Really love a text? Why not share your impressions with the author by leaving a comment. It will be answered and greatly appreciated!

 

  1. Vous avez une préférence? Choisissez!
  2. Vous les aimez tous, cliquez les tous!
  3. Vous adorez un texte? Pourquoi ne pas partager vos impression avec l’auteur en laissant un commentaire. L’auteur vous répondra et sera touché par votre geste.

 

Once again thank you!

Encore une fois merci!

We appreciate you and every moment you spare to bring your support to our blog, and our authors’ work!

Nous apprécions votre présence et tous les moments que vous consacrez à apporter votre soutien à notre blog et au travail de nos auteurs!