Ten Things Not to Do Holding Up a Bank

Hilarious suggestions from John W. Howell.

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Bank robbery

The inspiration for this list came out of a conversation I had with Charles Yallowitz. He was mentioning a character named Frank who was not very good at bank hold ups. I thought maybe I would bring Frank back at some point and decided to give him some help should he want to get back in the bank hold up business.  Also, it was fun to imagine holding up a bank. I hope you like the list and for all law enforcement folks out there, this is fiction.

10 If you are holding up a bank, do not hand the teller a note written on the back of one of you check book deposit slips, If you do, at best you need to get the slip back. At worst, the all points bulletin will include your name, address, phone number, and the current balance of your account.(Interesting situation having a sheriff…

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update continued:

Kawanee’s update continued.

Kawanee's Korner

Okay, the other one was getting long… here’s the rest of it.

Sis… We’re stressing out; she got sick and they postponed her surgery multiple times. I want to be there for her, but there’s good news. They don’t think it’s cancer…. the surgery will only take a couple of hours and she’ll be headed home the same day. So she doesn’t want me to miss work, she makes a good case for waiting to come out until she’s recovered. She says she won’t be good company, she’ll be bruised up and in pain. She says there’s not enough room for everyone to come out and I can’t afford a hotel and we’re not sure when the surgery is going to be. So I say… okay…  Now we just have to get mom out there because mom will be there. No ifs, ands, or butts… she will be there.

I arrange for…

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A quick catch up: part 1

Kawanee’s latest news.

Kawanee's Korner

I know I’ve been MIA for a few months, here’s what’s been going on.

Sis came to visit in Jan, her eye looked swollen like it was sticking out of the socket and wrong. My mother and I insisted she get it checked out. She finally did and after a month or two of testing, (May)  they found a tumor behind her eye. I naturally freaked out, they were throwing words like brain cancer around. I’ve dealt with a lot this past year but I’d draw the line there. Can’t deal with it. Won’t deal with it. Nope, nope, nope!

While I’m still freaking out about that, (2 days later) I get a call from my sister in law… My mom called her at work, crying and in pain wanting someone to take her to the ER. (Mom thought I was at work) I immediately call in late to work, jump…

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General Kelly Does Not Suffer Fools Easily

Concerning the latest news from Washington.

Gronda Morin

Image result for photos of general kelly GENERAL KELLY

The republican President Donald Trump’s new Chief of Staff General John F. Kelly has a reputation for not suffering fools easily. If this is true, then the new Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci will be reporting to the general. And the general will not only have the final input on the president’s tweets but Mr. Scaramucci will have to review anything he will be talking about with the general. There will be discipline in the ranks.

It turns out that the Marine General has on his curriculum vitae, the position of liaison between his military branch and the US Congress representatives, but this is not enough experience for him to be interacting with the legislators over anything regarding policy. This duty will probably fall to the Vice President Mike Pence.

Oh yes, the Game of Thrones atmosphere at the White House where the president’s personnel are stabbing each other…

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Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam 4

Installment 4 of Teagan’s serial “Thistledown Midsummer Bedlam

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Welcome ladies and gentlemen, and magical creatures of all ages!  I’m happy you’ve come back to Thistledown.

Congratulations to the winners of Sunday’s lightning contest!  Annette Rochelle Aben won the faery mug and Lavinia Ross won the Creative Haven adult coloring book.  Congrats ladies! I hope everyone will take a moment to visit their blogs.

I know that sometimes it can be a challenge for guys to embrace something as “frilly” as this story.  So I’m extra appreciative of the men who chose to “come out and play” by naming characters.

Writing Process

I posted a faery name chart/game (click here to see it) that gave folks the chance to find their faery names. I did one for “frilly” names and one for “scary” faery names.  Maybe I’m old fashioned, but not many of the possible names seemed to be, well… masculine.  So…

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