“Do-over” at the Ale House

4 Jan

Have you ever hit the “restart” button metaphorically– beyond a game console or computer?  Ever wanted to?  As befits the new year, come share and/or listen to stories of do-overs, reinvention, back-sliding, and overhauling.

January 10, 2012

7:30 – 9:30 pm at the Ale House
(680 River Street, Troy)

THEME: “Do-over”
FLASH PROMPT: Tell about a time a “restart” button would have been handy.

Arrive early to ensure a seat at a table if you’re ordering dinner. Arrive early to ensure a seat, period.

See you on Tuesday!

Same rules:
– MC (me) will collect names of volunteer tellers, raconteurs, hams, and intrepid first-timers before we begin
– Tellers have 5 minutes to tell a true story (truth validated only by you, unless you bring witnesses and collaborators)
– No notes
– No props

**New feature: you may throw your name in the can, digitally, by commenting on this post that you would like to tell your tale.

But don’t give it up here! Leave us suspended.

Let the digital queue begin.

If you are unable to participate, feel free to share your tale here. If applicable, be sure the statute of limitations of prosecution for your deed has expired.

The prompt for “Flash Nonfiction” will be posted on the day prior to the Front Parlor event. If folks want to contribute flash nonfiction here, well, we’ll read those aloud with the rest of the anonymous ditties.

…and as always, listening is an act of love.

2 Responses to ““Do-over” at the Ale House”

  1. Martha Healy January 7, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    “receive” is not spelled “recieve”

    • abblub January 8, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

      Yes, Martha… thank you.
      Unfortunately, the misspelling is part of WordPress’ template, and I cannot change it. I emailed WP when this blog began, to no avail. Anyone who knows me knows how maddening this particular misspelling is. In 4th grade, I memorized: “”i” before “e” except after “c” or when sounding like “a” as in “neighbor” or “weigh” or if it appears in the following sentence: The weird foreign sheik seizes neither leisure nor counterfeit gold at its height.”

      I’m glad I’m not the only stickler out there.
      -Confessions of a former English teacher.

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