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Alphabet Story is Five

Light the candles, bring on the party, time to celebrate. This month Alphabet Story passed through the toddling stage and is finally growing  up. Tentative first steps into the world of writing (using the alphabet at prompts) next bravely inserting some poetry and then becoming addicted to short stories have led to changes in theme. Thanks … Continue reading

Wishing

    Jo loved school, it was a warm safe place to be. Fridays were hated because at the end of the day life became uncertain. At the closing bell, classmates eagerly rushed off to their weekends. Jo was in no hurry,  already dreading the coming hours.  Mother would be late again. Maybe she wouldn’t even show up … Continue reading

Proof

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Maria with Doodles and Scribbles. Thank you Maria!   In the town at the edge of nowhere, hope was not allowed to show itself. Christmas, no longer celebrated, was only a memory housed in the brain of the oldest resident. If you asked, he would stroke his long beard … Continue reading

Life Lessons

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Iain Kelly. Thank you Iain.   He learned about life from the master: Plot your moves, Employ calculated risk to gain advantage, Don’t be a pawn in the hands of abusers, Surround yourself with true friends, Expect that setbacks can be overcome, Don’t let the pressure to win … Continue reading

Surprise Visit, cont.

If you didn’t read the first part, go to Surprise Visit. Over cake and coffee, Mae learned of Henry’s adventures up and down the west coast. He apologized for not keeping in touch, but the last six years had been difficult, going from job to job.  He evaded any hint of why he had left … Continue reading