Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Dog Days of Summer

The phrase "the dog days of summer" refers to the hottest, most sultry days of summer. They usually fall between July and early September but the actual dates may vary. The Old Farmer's Almanac lists the traditional timing of the Dog Days as the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending
August 11, which coincides with the ancient heliacal rising of the Dog Star, Sirius. So now you know......

Well the dog days of summer are here in Phoenix and it’s time to break out those eggs. Fried or scrambled? Poached? Now you’re pushing it. The kids are home and going stir crazy. Is it possible to watch too much SpongeBob? (Not in my book.) Still, I can’t wait until August 7 when school’s back in session. I’ll be the one dancing in the hallways while the teachers all have that deer-in-the-headlights look.

The Wild Rose Press is offering free reads at These stories are between 750 - 2500 words and are listed on the main book store page under FREE READS.
Enjoy your dog days of summer even more by grabbing some stories
and discovering new authors.


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