Posted on December 25, 2012 by pittsburghflashfictiongazette
Woman As Art
As of this morning the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette has 24, 667 visits for December 2012 and there are still six more days before January.
How’s everyone doing on this Christmas Day?
The Old Soldier is relaxing in his favorite position: on the sofa on his back with two pillows under his weary head as he writes this in his notebook. I have two new books from the public library: War on the Water, The Union & Confederate Navies, 1861-1865 by James M. McPherson and Dial M For Murdoch, News Corporation And The Corruption Of Britain by Tom Watson & Martin Hickman.
And you thought the Old Soldier was only interested in flash fiction and naked women.
Christmas Songwriters’ Club – Sat 22 December 2012 -0168 (Photo credit: The Queen’s Hall)
I finished off a six-pack of beer this morning. I was going to save money for karaoke at Del’s this Friday night; but there probably won’t be much of a crowd because of the holidays. So, I’ll just wait for the first Friday in January and use the money to hang out and enjoy myself.
The Old Soldier loves his beer.
It’s an overcast day in Pittsburgh. The high will only be in the 40s. I have several turkey necks in the crock pot and I don’t think I’ll even go outside today.
Have a merry Christmas. Be sure to check the front page for the latest updates.
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Posted on December 22, 2011 by pittsburghflashfictiongazette
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A writer’s got to eat. And the Old Soldier will be eating well as soon as he puts on his crock pot. I got a thick roast. I got a package of small read potatoes. A got several green peppers.
After proper cleaning, everything will go into the crock pot. Now I have read some manuals on crock pot cooking that say the vegetables should go on the bottom and the meat should go on top. That way the juices of the meat will drip over the vegetables making them more tasty; but I never do that. It doesn’t seem right to have a heavy piece of meat on my little, fragile vegetables.
When I have a good size of meat I never add water. The meat will make its own broth. So, after I put up this post I’m going to put on my crock pot. I don’t know what seasoning I’m going to use; but I’ve got salt and pepper, garlic powder and chopped onions and basil leaves.
The roast and vegetables are really for the weekend. Today it’s rice/and or Ramen Noodles.
Once the crock pot is on, the Old Soldier is going to make that trip to the public library to return the three volumes of Anais Nin and to pick up something else. It’s an overcast day, the high around 43. So, everybody be cool and I’ll see you on the flip side.
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Posted on December 13, 2011 by pittsburghflashfictiongazette
Some of you already know that the Old Soldier is a big fan of crock pot cooking. It’s around 4:00 PM and I have two lamb chops with seasoning in the old crock pot right now.
I still want to eat more vegetarian, but obviously I don’t have the will power to do it just yet.
Well, I’m going to post this and walk on up to Sonny’s Tavern. It’s nice to have a neighborhood bar only four blocks away from my apartment building.
And the clientle is friendly, diverse and interesting, especially on a Friday night. It’s the perfect scene for a flash fiction writer.
It’s been sunny all day. The Old Soldier has not been outside yet, but the high for today is supposed to be in the 40s and the Old Soldier has gotten in some good blogging so it’s time to enjoy this beautiful Autumn day in Pittsburgh.
The Submissions tab for flash fiction is at the top of the page.
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