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Writers’ Dash: March, 2016

Morning Dash

1. in like a lion 2. oh, the places you’ll go 3. the work at hand 4. medal of honor 5. Describe an alien planet and how humans would survive there.
6. Write 500 words on how you stopped a thief. 7. flags of our fathers 8. little buddy 9. jungle road 10. going my way
11. overpowering ambition 12. Write a story about space travel. 13. Research for 30 mins (your choice, but make it count for your WIP). 14. man of value 15. intellectual  freedom
16. the great road 17. Luck of the Irish 18. rogue river 19. Write a scene involving an escaped murderer. 20. Choose three items from your kitchen drawer and write about them.
21. musical offering 22. rough rider 23. sudden fear 24. escape artist 25. stuck in the middle with you
26. Write about an historical character. 27. Write a tender love scene. 28. wild kingdom 29. man 0′ war 30. starry starry night
31. long black veil

Evening Dash

1. above and beyond 2. the reputation of an honest man 3. the mother of all people 4. do it right 5. Write a short story with an alternative history.
6. Write about an evil historical character. 7. the greatest blessing 8. grovel to none 9. smoke another one 10. on the line
11. pure applesauce 12. Write a scene involving an unfriendly ghost. 13. Write for 30 mins about a stay in hospital. 14. ruthless people 15. man of courage
16. dead run 17. kiss the blarney stone 18. fractured fairy tales 19. Write a diary entry. 20.  the jilted bride
21. suburban handicap 22. pied piper 23. the man on the ferry 24. street smarts 25. devotion to duty
26. Choose three items from your bedroom drawer and write about them. 27. Research ancient methods of dyeing fabric for 30 mins. 28. the greatest game 29. the man who never was 30. show boat
31. extraordinary heroism

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Writers’ Dash: February 2016

Morning Dash

1. look sharp 2. the pros and cons 3. nod off 4. take to heart 5. take the edge off
6. play it by ear 7. a balancing act 8. beat a hasty retreat 9. burn the candle at both ends 10. break every rule in the book
11. caught red-handed 12. come apart at the seams 13. fight a losing battle 14. keep your feet on the ground 15. make a mountain out of a molehill
16. dressed to kill 17. mutton dressed as lamb 18. ugly as sin 19. spread like wildfire 20. word of mouth
21. below the belt 22. once in a blue moon 23. scream bloody murder 24. golden opportunity 25. comes with the territory
26. double-cross 27. reap the harvest 28. ripple effect 29. the gloves are off 30.
31.

Evening Dash

1. pocket of resistance 2. keep your shirt on 3. against the clock 4. white lie 5. be that as it may
6. even the score 7. as fit as a fiddle 8. broad strokes 9. collecting dust 10. hustle and bustle
11. next best thing 12. rock the boat 13. live out of a suitcase 14. drive up the wall 15. cog in the machine
16. a done deal 17. foot in the door 18. strike a false note 19. ballpark figure 20. nitty-gritty
21. at your wit’s end 22. blow the whistle 23. blind as a bat 24. on the mend 25. touch and go
26. face the music 27. walking papers 28. hammer home 29. fast talker 30.
31.

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Writers’ Dash: January 2016

Morning Dash

1. a cry for help 2. a case of nerves 3. all for one 4. on point 5. the blink of an eye
6. a piece of advice 7. the book of love 8. fine for now 9. one-on-one 10. the sting of the lash
11. an act of faith 12. a breath of fresh air 13. gone for good 14. on the ball 15. a pang of remorse
16. the shadow of a doubt 17. a friend of the family 18. all for naught 19. on your mark 20. a bit of a fix
21. hope of retrieval 22. for the love of God 23. left for dead 24. on your honor 25. sight of a familiar face
26. a look of scorn 27. in the nick of time 28. lost forever 29. get on with it 30. sound of a friendly voice
31. a shot in the dark

Evening Dash

1. a note of thanks 2. a piece of cake 3. free from worry 4. off the wall 5. a taste of victory
6. an air of derision 7. the hand of fate 8. safe from harm 9. off alone 10. shadow of a smile
11. the kiss of death 12. the edge of the world 13. out from under 14. off by a hair 15. fresh coat of paint
16. the next of kin 17. in spite of it all 18. recalled from memory 19. off your oats 20. a gleam in the eye
21. the sight of home 22. for the sake of modesty 23. sent from above 24. off the cuff 25. a barrel of monkeys
26. a sigh of relief 27. a hint of humor 28. seen from a distance 29. off and on 30. a fox in the henhouse
31. a pebble in a pond

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Writers’ Dash: December 2015

Morning Dash

1. Paint the town red. 2. The cat’s meow. 3. Barking up the wrong tree. 4. Close, but no cigar. 5. Everything but the kitchen sink.
6. Put a sock in it. 7. Leave no stone unturned. 8. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. 9. Don’t try kicking against the wind. 10. A picture is worth a thousand words.
11. Where there’s smoke there’s fire. 12. Ignorance is bliss. 13. A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody. 14. Never speak ill of the dead. 15. Faint heart never won fair lady.
16. Don’t get mad, get even. 17. An idle man is the devil’s playfellow. 18. An old fox need learn no craft. 19. Curses, like chickens come home to roost. 20. Like a fish out of water.
21. Let sleeping dogs lie. 22. Seize the day. 23. Little strokes fell great oaks. 24. A rising tide lifts all boats. 25. Peace begins just where ambition ends.
26. Confess and be hanged. 27. A wink is as good as a nod, to a blind man. 28. If you lie down with dogs, you’ll get up with fleas. 29. A cat has nine lives. 30. He who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day.
31. A good conscience is a soft pillow.

Evening Dash

1. No man is an island. 2. People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. 3. Any port in a storm. 4. He who pays the piper calls the tune. 5. Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
6. Seeing is believing. 7. Dead men tell no tales. 8. Set a thief to catch a thief. 9. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. 10. Easy come, easy go.
11. A drowning man will clutch at a straw. 12. The worst wheel always creaks most. 13. A spark can start a great fire. 14. Still waters run deep. 15. Discretion is the greater part of valor.
16. The walls have ears. 17. Love makes a good eye squint. 18. Brevity is the soul of wit. 19. If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. 20. They that sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind.
21. Don’t beat about the bush. 22. You can’t run with the hare and hunt with the hounds. 23. Don’t knock on death’s door. Ring the doorbell and run. 24. While the cat’s away the mice will play. 25. Silence is golden.
26. There is no honor among thieves. 27. He who sups with the Devil should have a long spoon. 28. In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. 29. Every man has his price. 30. He who hesitates is lost.
31. As thick as thieves.

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Writers’ Dash: November 2015

Morning Dash

1. The walls have ears 2. Weasel words 3. Easy come, easy go 4. Flamboyant 5. Foothill
6. Postcard 7. Caught red-handed 8. White noise 9. Snow storm 10. Clown
11. Last straw 12. Paint 13. Freak out 14. Home alone 15. Paper
16. Alabaster 17. Jaywalker 18. Run amok 19. Kangaroo court 20. Break the ice
21. The whole shebang 22. Dotage 23. Lonely road 24. Odd socks 25.  Swan song
26.  Needful things 27. Whistle 28.  Draw a blank 29.  Lipstick 30.  Half-cooked
 Extra Lily-livered

Evening Dash

1. Vessel 2. Walter Mitty 3. Puerile 4. Pipe dream 5. Bird dog
6. Sneeze 7. Radioactive 8. La-di-da 9. Tattoo 10. Ambrosial
11. Emote 12. Birdsong 13. Whisperer 14. Samurai 15. Intergalactic
16. Topaz 17. Phallic 18. Sassafras 19. Barter 20. Hum
21. Burnish 22. Coffee break 23. Rinky dink 24.  Sickly 25. Maniacal
26. Salad days 27. Jink 28. Seance 29. Flyblown 30. Whoosh
 Extra Billow

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Writers’ Dash: October 2015

Morning Dash

1. Perspective 2. Gesture 3. Contour 4. Illusion 5. Preserve
6. Impasto 7. Realism 8. Vibrant 9. Compose 10. Reflection
11. Cogent 12. Luminosity 13. Synthetic 14. Crimson 15. Tertiary
16. Dappled 17. Analogue 18. Spectrum 19. Alter Ego 20. Artifice
21. Canvas 22. Figure 23. Hegemony 24. Lyrical 25.  Motif
26.  Plastic 27. Solvent 28.  Cityscape 29.  Symbol 30.  Tactile
 31. Caricature

Evening Dash

1. Proportion 2. Technique 3. Uninhibited 4. Glaze 5. Spontaneous
6. Pigment 7. Opaque 8. Abstraction 9. Imagine 10. Rendering
11. Exuberance 12. Hue 13. Static 14. Bleed 15. Preconceive
16. Aesthetic 17. Angular 18.  Background 19. Brushwork 20. Canon
21. Found 22. Gender 23. Happening 24.  Ink 25.  Lever
26.  Malleable 27.  Husk 28.  Pose 29.  Replica 30.  Shutter
 31. Still Life

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Writers’ Dash: September 2015

Morning Dash

1. Dark Matter 2. Density 3. Space Probe 4. Orbit 5. Earthbound
6. Big Bang Theory 7. Equinox 8. Supernova 9. Sunspot 10. Terminator
11. Pulsar 12. Totality 13. Terrestrial 14. Gravity 15. Crater
16. Satellite 17. Vacuum 18. Cosmos 19. Wavelength 20. Zenith
21. Weightlessness 22. Nadir 23. Waning 24. Rocket 25.  Solstice
26.  Ascension 27. Interstellar 28.  Black Hole 29.  Zodiac 30.  Crescent Moon
 31.

Evening Dash

1. Cluster 2. Milky Way 3. Waxing 4. Inertia 5. Wormhole
6. Corona 7. Mass 8. Venus 9. Flare 10. Universe
11. Radiant 12. Umbra 13. Light-year 14. New Moon 15. Ozone
16. Nebula 17. Rotate 18.  Element 19. Galaxy 20. Earthshine
21. Astronaut 22. Atom 23. Starlight 24.  Magnetic Field 25.  Constellation
26.  Time 27.  Event Horizon 28.  Aurora 29.  Lunar 30.  Falling Star
 31.

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Writers’ Dash: August 2015

Morning Dash

1. Motive 2. Evidence 3. Abduction 4. Collude 5. Conspiracy
6. Encounter 7. Counterfeit 8. Dupe 9. Embezzle 10. Hostage
11. Lurk 12. Plead 13. Execute 14. Trespass 15. Strangle
16. Riot 17. Undercover 18. Verdict 19. Wiretap 20. Vagrant
21. Red-handed 22. Gang 23. Intuition 24. Fingerprint 25.  Punish
26.  Nuisance 27. Disturbance 28.  Code 29.  Bloodstain 30.  Fraud
 31. Vigilante

Evening Dash

1. Witness 2. Clue 3. Archive 4. Consent 5. Detain
6. Espionage 7. Slander 8. Footprint 9. DNA 10. Science
11. Bond 12. Force 13. Lethal 14. Hijack 15. Judge
16. Deviant 17. Complex 18.  Forgery 19. Expose 20. Liberty
21. Coroner 22. Discovery 23. Jury 24.  Informant 25.  Trigger
26.  Extort 27.  Bribe 28.  Forensic 29.  Crack 30.  Encounter
 31. Contempt

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