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Online since the year 2000.
M.-L. @MALUSE (34571) • Denmark 20 Feb
I've been active on online writing sites since the year 2000. I've encountered different terms for the 'contributions' of the members to use a neutral term. I remember 'opinion', 'review', 'article'. There may have been more, but...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (34571) • Denmark 15 Feb
Many years ago I visited my husband (b/f then) in Florence, Italy. I was a trainee teacher in the south of Germany and he an assistant at uni. I had a one-week holiday at the end of October. I went by train (this was before...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (34571) • Denmark 10 Feb
1) The first group consists of the blabbermouths who (obviously must) emit every single thought that enters their brains in an attack of logorrhoea or verbal incontinence. This can lead to more than 100.000 posts in three years....
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M.-L. @MALUSE (34571) • Denmark 2 Feb
I like got a TOTAL shock by what Elizabeth Nichols, aka Lizzy, tells us about her CUTE boyfriend and I totally realised at once that I was trillions of years OLDER than the protagonist. She’s ONLY 22. Couldn’t she be at least,...
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Arson, Blood, Crime, Death, Ex, Fang, Gore, Hack, Itch, Jail, Kill, Lag, Mace, Noose, Oath, Pain, Queer, Rat, Stool, Tail, Uproar, Vault, Witness, X, Yegg, Zap
M.-L. @MALUSE (34571) • Denmark 1 Feb
Oh, the power of language! What do you think, which title sells better: ‘Axe‘ or ‘The Mysterious Disappearance Of The Woodcutter‘? Silly question, eh? The brain of readers whose native tongue is English is impressed by short,...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (34571) • Denmark 27 Jan
Several years ago my husband and I spent our Christmas holidays/vacation in Florida. When it was time to return, the weather had turned so nasty in the Southern states that we were afraid we wouldn't be able to leave the USA and...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (34571) • Denmark 22 Jan
Omar Yussef teaches history in a UN school for refugee girls in Bethlehem. He’s sick of all the violence he sees around him. This doesn’t make him popular with the local Palestinians, especially the Martyrs Brigades running the...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (34571) • Denmark 21 Jan
The word ‘hilarious’ on the front cover did it. I like hilarious. On the back cover: a quote from the Oprah Magazine: ‘Tart, smart and wicked fun’. Harper’s Bazaar finds it ‘Brave, dark and screamingly funny’. It’s a collection...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (34571) • Denmark 19 Jan
The story is told by Juliet, a young English woman, who met an Italian student, Lorenzo, at uni in Cambridge, married him and followed him back to Rome where she now lives with him and their son. Lorenzo is an engineer, the heir...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (34571) • Denmark 18 Jan
The story in a nutshell: A fisherman catches a flounder but releases it when it pleads for mercy and tells him that it‘s an enchanted prince. When he tells his wife Ilsebill about this encounter, she scolds him for not asking the...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (34571) • Denmark 15 Jan
Today I bought something in a small shop. When I had to pay, I fished nearly the exact amount of money out of my wallet. I gave the shop-keeper two banknotes and all the necessary coins and she gave me back one small banknote....
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M.-L. @MALUSE (34571) • Denmark 3 Jan
This fairy tale is also known as Mother Hulda or Frau Holle. The story in a nutshell: A widow lives with her ugly and lazy daughter and her beautiful and diligent step-daughter. The step-daughter has to do all the work in the...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (34571) • Denmark 29 Dec
The story in a nutshell: A donkey, a hound, a cat and a rooster have become old and weak and can’t serve their masters anymore who want to put them to death to save food. They leave their respective homes and go to Bremen to work...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (34571) • Denmark 27 Dec
I've been on writing sites since the year 2000. In contrast to some members who delete their posts the moment they've been posted, I keep mine. English isn't my native language. I don't just type away and post any nonsense that...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (34571) • Denmark 21 Dec
The plot in a nutshell: A young woman has a special gift. She helps people in trouble to cope with their lives by making them remember the lyrics or only some words of songs they can’t get out of their minds. She interprets them...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (34571) • Denmark 19 Dec
Here is a selection of posts I found on the site today (slightly abridged): "Just trying to figure out how this whole thing works. . . Any tips you have that aren’t in the FAQ?" --- "Am new here in mylot . . . could anybody here...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (34571) • Denmark 18 Dec
My husband’s brother asked my husband and me if we would be witnesses at his wedding which was to take place in a church in Milan, Italy. It was the smallest wedding imaginable. There was only one other guest present, an aunt of...
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M.-L. @MALUSE (34571) • Denmark 15 Dec
My husband, then boyfriend, studied in Florence, Italy. One year when I visited him, he told me that he had to take something to the office in the university. He tried to park the car near the entrance but couldn’t find space. So...
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