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Thursday, January 1, 2015

January's Theme

Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to our brand new blog. We hope you will find lots of entertainment here and we look forward to sharing thoughts and feelings about our blog themes, our short stories, our events, and anything else that you want to talk about with us.

I’m not crazy about the idea of New Year’s resolutions, but I can identify with setting goals.

Dictionary.com defines the word goal as:

noun
1. the result or achievement toward which effort is directed; aim; end.
2. the terminal point in a race.
3. a pole, line, or other marker by which such a point is indicated.
4. an area, basket, cage, or other object or structure toward or into which players of various games attempt to throw, carry, kick, hit, or drive a ball, puck, etc., to score a point or points.
5. the act of throwing, carrying, kicking, driving, etc., a ball or puck into such an area or object.
6. the score made by this act.

Lightning Quick Reads is a themed blog and January’s theme is GOALS. As you can see, even dictionary.com agrees that the word may be interpreted differently by our LQR authors. Add in the fact that some might wrap it within a mystery, another might send it into space on a Sci Fi adventure, another may weave it in a fantasy, and one or more authors might write contemporary or non-fiction. And that is the idea behind the blog. As a reader you will get to know our authors a little more intimately because first you learn what the theme of the month is – it is likely you will define the theme on your own as soon as you read it – and then you will continually be taken by surprise on how the theme is delivered with one unique twist after another by each of our authors.
 
Heads up – make a note of YOUR interpretation, because we will ask you to share your own GOALS-oriented flash fiction later this month.

We will even be discussing goals later in the month, and hope you will have input on your best successes of achieving a goal, or share some goal related questions.

Welcome to 2015. Thanks for reading LIGHTNING QUICK READS. Enjoy the month!