In Younger Days

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This short story is part of a chapter in my forthcoming book, “Memories of Montserrat.”

They told this story for years.

My grandparents loved entertaining. Tea parties, afternoons playing bridge, full dinners, Caribbean sunset viewings, and “Adventures in Listening” — they never missed an opportunity to gather and socialize.


Broadcasting the Humor Like Manure

Just Another of the Many Great Services From Your Mudditors

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Calling all humorists! Calling all comedy writers! Calling all satirists!

MuddyUm invites you to come aboard the ship that is setting sail to the Twitterverse!

We now feature #DailyMuddyFunny on MuddyUm’s Twitter account. What does that even mean, you ask? It means, every day our editors will pick their favorite…

Let’s Do This Again, Shall We?

And the Winner Is — To Be Announced by December 15th

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An amazing turnout of writers participated in the November MWC contest.

The category of LAZINESS was the most popular category to write in. Obviously, Medium missed the mark in finding the best categories for their big money junket.

From Smillew Rahcuef

From Alex Steullet

From Payton Burdette

From Holly J…

This is definitely not Pablum

That Pays the Big Bucks

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While the judges deliberate on the winner of the November MuddyUm Writers’ Contest — and the competition was fierce — I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for your submissions, and for making me laugh.

And to announce the topics for the December MWC.

Write to any…

Fun and Games

Where we all get silly

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That’s right crew, it’s time for our group Zoom-a-Thon. Where we all say THANK YOU for all you do.

Thanks for writing. Thanks for telling jokes. Thanks for supporting our fundraiser which has morphed from bringing Sarah Paris back from Uranus, to our Editors’ Emergency Fund.

Come watch the editors…

Susan Brearley HSDP, ICF ACC, IMBA

EIC-MuddyUm-Contemplate-Garden of Neuro.20X Medium top writer. Writing comedy since Age 3. Founder, Garden of Neuro. Edited once by Ev Wiliams. He found a typo.

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