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April Book Photo Challenge: Short Story

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a modernized dorothy with cropped hair, a messenger bag to keep toto in, and ruby converse

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99 legal sites to download literature


The Classics

Browse works by Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad and other famous authors here.

  1. Classic Bookshelf: This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte.
  2. The Online Books Page: The University of Pennsylvania hosts this book search and database.
  3. Project Gutenberg: This famous site has over 27,000 free books online.
  4. Page by Page Books: Find books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells, as well as speeches from George W. Bush on this site.
  5. Classic Book Library: Genres here include historical fiction, history, science fiction, mystery, romance and children’s literature, but they’re all classics.
  6. Classic Reader: Here you can read Shakespeare, young adult fiction and more.
  7. Read Print: From George Orwell to Alexandre Dumas to George Eliot to Charles Darwin, this online library is stocked with the best classics.
  8. Planet eBook: Download free classic literature titles here, from Dostoevsky to D.H. Lawrence to Joseph Conrad.
  9. The Spectator Project: Montclair State University’s project features full-text, online versions of The Spectator and The Tatler.
  10. Bibliomania: This site has more than 2,000 classic texts, plus study guides and reference books.
  11. Online Library of Literature: Find full and unabridged texts of classic literature, including the Bronte sisters, Mark Twain and more.
  12. Bartleby: Bartleby has much more than just the classics, but its collection of anthologies and other important novels made it famous.
  13. has a huge selection of novels, including works by Lewis Carroll, Willa Cather, Sherwood Anderson, Flaubert, George Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.
  14. Free Classic Literature: Find British authors like Shakespeare and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, plus other authors like Jules Verne, Mark Twain, and more.


If you don’t absolutely need to pay for your textbooks, save yourself a few hundred dollars by reviewing these sites.

  1. Textbook Revolution: Find biology, business, engineering, mathematics and world history textbooks here.
  2. Wikibooks: From cookbooks to the computing department, find instructional and educational materials here.
  3. KnowThis Free Online Textbooks: Get directed to stats textbooks and more.
  4. Online Medical Textbooks: Find books about plastic surgery, anatomy and more here.
  5. Online Science and Math Textbooks: Access biochemistry, chemistry, aeronautics, medical manuals and other textbooks here.
  6. MIT Open Courseware Supplemental Resources: Find free videos, textbooks and more on the subjects of mechanical engineering, mathematics, chemistry and more.
  7. Flat World Knowledge: This innovative site has created an open college textbooks platform that will launch in January 2009.
  8. Free Business Textbooks: Find free books to go along with accounting, economics and other business classes.
  9. Light and Matter: Here you can access open source physics textbooks.
  10. eMedicine: This project from WebMD is continuously updated and has articles and references on surgery, pediatrics and more.

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What I mean by this prompt thing:

  • This week’s theme is Howl’s Moving Castle (book or movie), but random prompts are always welcome!
    Though prompts can be anything from a word, to a post, to a picture, or a poem, or anything you can think of, there’s a limit of two prompts per person.
  • I’ll collect all the prompts you lovely, maniacal people gave me and post them on the following Monday for you all to point and laugh at.
  • On Friday, I (and any other authors that want to attempt the list of prompts with me) will post the finished short story, whatever that may be. The story won’t be fanfiction, but inspired by HMC. (Previous stories are here.)

And that’s the jist of it! So, want to contribute? Pretty pretty please?






eating clocks is really time consuming

especially when you go back for seconds


The gif is perfect because it represents the only two possible reactions to this joke

I’m an ostrich that knows what he likes.
If you don’t think I am, you’re mistaken.
My favorite dish is divinely delicious:
It’s scrambled alarm clocks and bacon.
Some ostriches go in for dainties,
Like hot water bottles and socks.
They rave about lampshades and doorknobs,
But stick up their noses at clocks.
I’ve tried everything in the cookbooks.
Out of all of the food I’ve partaken
There’s nothing so yummy or good for the tummy
As scrambled alarm clocks and bacon.
Just follow my simplified diet
For peaceful, contented insides.
Alarm clocks will stifle your hunger
And call you for dinner besides!
You can set all the clocks that you eat
For the next time you wish to awaken.
And when they start clangin’
You’re up with a bang…
And it’s scrambled alarm clocks and bacon!

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The Outsider taps your window 

"Hey kid wanna buy some whalebones?"


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As someone who wants to study the human consciousness I found this very interesting.

Scott Routley was a “vegetable”. A car accident seriously injured both sides of his brain, and for 12 years, he was completely unresponsive.

Unable to speak or track people with his eyes, it seemed that Routley was unaware of his surroundings, and doctors assumed he was lost in limbo. They were wrong.

In 2012, Professor Adrian Owen decided to run tests on comatose patients like Scott Routley. Curious if some “vegetables” were actually conscious, Owen put Routley in an fMRI and told him to imagine walking through his home. Suddenly, the brain scan showed activity. Routley not only heard Owen, he was responding.

Next, the two worked out a code. Owen asked a series of “yes or no” questions, and if the answer was “yes,” Routley thought about walking around his house. If the answer was “no,” Routley thought about playing tennis.

These different actions showed activity different parts of the brain. Owen started off with easy questions like, “Is the sky blue?” However, they changed medical science when Owen asked, “Are you in pain?” and Routley answered, “No.” It was the first time a comatose patient with serious brain damage had let doctors know about his condition.

While Scott Routley is still trapped in his body, he finally has a way to reach out to the people around him. This finding has huge implications.




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eating clocks is really time consuming

especially when you go back for seconds


The gif is perfect because it represents the only two possible reactions to this joke

posted 16 hours ago via lupanaoflaminar