BEING HAPPY

My friend Priceless Joy with Beautiful Words blog has challenged all of her followers (me being one) to write a post about fifty things that make us happy.

I am accepting his challenge and extending this challenge to all my followers: Write a blog post about “Fifty Things That Make You Happy.”

Fifty Things That Make Me Happy

1.    Living in the United States of America.

2.    Being married to a wonderful and devoted man.

3.    Being blessed with three wonderful children.

4.    Living in a very active adult community.

5.    Having friends.

6.     Watching the sunset.

7.     Feeling the wind on my body.

8.     Relaxing in the pool.

9.     Line Dancing and Line Dancing Socials.

10.   Going out to dinner with my husband, and, or friends.

11.   Listening to music.

12.   Going to see a movie at the theatre.

13.   Watching a live play.

14.   Getting a good nights sleep.

15.   Working on my blog.

16.   Drinking a cup of coffee and eating a dessert.

17.   Seeing all the beautiful flowers around here.

18.   Riding a horse.

19.   Painting and drawing.

20.   Driving my car.

21.   Going on a cruise.

22.   Reading a good book.

23.   Getting new clothes.

24.   Singing, humming, whistling.

25.   Swinging in my swing on the lanai.

26.   Riding my bike.

27.   Watching the bunny hop across our yard traveling to another area of the neighborhood.

28.   Seeing the birds fly around in our backyard.

29.   Listening to our granddog acting like he can sing!

30.   Being healthy.

31.   Sitting in my glider chair.

32.   Having our house clean and all the laundry done.

33.   Spending time in the mountain areas during the Fall.

34.   When the internet is working properly.

35.   Finally coming up with an answer to my question.

36.   Playing cards.

37.   Receiving good news!

38.   Being healthy.

39.   Going to a rodeo.

40.   Arriving at my destination safely …..especially after being on the interstate!

41.   Twirling a baton.

42.   Finding something that was missing.

43.   Having our granddaughter visit us and taking her places.

44.   Taking pictures.

45.   Visiting relatives.

46.   Getting all the bills paid.

47.   Having a pen that just glides across the paper without much effort on my part.

48.   Coming up with new ideas.

49.   Having a full charge on my cell phone and Kindle.

50.   KNOWING THAT I CAN THINK OF A LOT MORE THINGS THAT MAKE ME

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Activities

 Some of the things I do when I’m not blogging……

Cooking Class

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Teaches…Elegant Foods and Presentations

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French Vanilla Blackberry Tarlets

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Salmon or Chicken in Puff Pastry

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Parisian Smoked Turkey and Gruyere en Croute

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Smoked Salmon annd Caviar Cups

Line Dancing Social

Dance Instructor

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HONOLULU

This is in response to a weekly challenge hosted by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers.  The goal is to write a story between 100-150 (give or take 25 words) based on the provided photo.

Chapters 1 – 10 on :

Permalink: https://luckyjc007.com/2015/05/26/mini-series/

 

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This week’s photo is supplied by PricelessJoy

“Honolulu”

Damon and DeeGee arrived in Honolulu.  They met John, DeeGee’s parent’s friend, in the coffee shop.

John told DeeGee that her father was in a medically induced coma and her mother had suffered a stroke.  This is all the information the doctors gave him.  They were waiting for DeeGee to arrive.

Damon rented a car and after thanking John for meeting with them, he and DeeGee left to go to the hotel.  They had to wait until the next day to go to the hospital.

Shortly before reaching the hotel they passed a beautiful stone church with a large black bell. DeeGee said it looked like the one she attended at home.

They arrived at the hotel, got the keys to their rooms and while waiting for the elevator Damon spotted a man pretending to read a newspaper.  The man was watching DeeGee’s every move.  He quickly turned his head away each time he saw Damon look in his direction.  Damon had an uneasy feeling about this man.

 

 

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Copyright © 2015 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

Mini Series

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

 Weekly Continued mini series:

CHAPTERS  1 to 14 …..

 

Chapter 1….PACT      

Garnet and Damon stood by the large castle window.  This was the place they stood to reinforce their pact to each other every day.

Now, after six years of captivity they were still fighting for their freedom. Having been kidnapped by Mr. Marshall when they were eight years old, they knew very little about the real world.  Their world consisted of constant training to fight, and they were soon to be assigned their first mission.

Even at the young age of eight they knew they didn’t want to be forced into the militia. On the first day of their captivity they made a secret pact between them.  It was to be strong, learn everything they could and prepare to use that knowledge against their captor.

They stared down at the lifeless body of Mr. Marshall and neither of them had even an ounce of remorse!

 

 

Chapter 2…KIDNAPPED

Garnet and Damon were walking down the hill when someone told them to turn around.  They turned around and were held at gunpoint.  They recognized two men from the militia group; Crazy Eddie and Cross-Eyed Jack.

Crazy Eddie ordered them to get in the white van parked on the side of the road. He told them they were not getting away with killing Mr. Marshall.

Garnet told him Mr. Marshall caused his own death.  He came charging towards them with a pole expecting them to stand still like they had to do during training.  However, that time they stepped aside just as he approached them.  He crashed through the plate glass window and fell to his death.

Garnet and Damon gave each other the “eyeball signal“, then as fast as a speeding bullet, Garnet kicked Crazy Eddie in the head at the same time Damon kicked Cross-Eyed Jack in the head.

Garnet and Damon escaped before Crazy Eddie recovered the gun he dropped.

Chapter 3…CLOWN HOUSE

Garnet and Damon found the perfect place to hide from the militia group.

As a result of the militia training, mentally they were grown men, but in reality they were still kids. They had to earn money for food, housing and stay hidden for a while. Before they were kidnapped, they always entertained the neighborhood children with their comical acts. Clowning around came natural to them.

The clown house was quite unique.  The hand served as a hallway leading into the house. Each ear was a bedroom and the eyes were windows.  The nose was used for storage.  The mouth was a living-room and kitchen area with teeth-like curtains.  There was a red carpet shaped like a tongue and in the back of the head was a small bathroom.

They had an ideal camouflage house, camouflage work, and earned enough income to live off of.

Chapter 4…RELIVING

Garnet and Damon stood by the mailboxes staring at the house.  The moment Garnet glanced over at Damon, he knew for certain that they had found the right house.

Damon’s face was wet from his tears as he looked at the two small wind chimes hanging from the porch.  He was vividly reliving his kidnap that took place eight years ago.

He was abruptly awakened when a large hand clamped over his mouth and nose.  He struggled for breath and his heart was fiercely pounding as he was taken from the room.  He was rapidly kicking his feet, but became restrained even more tightly.  He heard the faint sound of his favorite wind chimes for the last time.

That was the night his childhood was carelessly tossed aside and replaced by a very rigorous life in the militia.

 

 

 

Chapter 5…REMINDER

Garnet had not persuaded Damon to stay away from the house where the kidnapping took place.  It had been vacant for over five years.  The pain on Damon’s face was agony.

Garnet read an article on the library’s computer stating the owners had sold the house.  They were so distraught over the kidnapping, they could not continue living in their house which held such intense memories of that tragic night.

They had only kept a framed photo after the house was sold.  It was an elegant picture of a large bird flying in front of lush, green mountains.  The photo was taken from the deck of a cruise ship the family was on. It was their last vacation together, and the photo was a reminder of all the extraordinary experiences the family had.

 

Chapter 6…MESSAGE

Damon and Garnet arrived at Millbra train station and as they stepped on the platform there was a small pigeon sitting in front of them.

To Damon and Garnet it was a message for them.  They had arrived to the town where they should settle down.  They traveled from town to town for ten years.

While having lunch in a small restaurant, they met a young woman named DeeGee. She told them her real name was Donna Georganna.  Her parents liked calling her DeeGee because it reminded them of her twin brothers who were missing for sixteen years and it gave them comfort to call her DeeGee.

When they asked her what her last name was, she said Taylor. Damon and Garnet drew in a large breath of air, looked at each other with raised eyebrows and questionable eyes as they wondered if this young woman was possibly , just possibly, their sister!

 

Chapter 7…FRIENDS TALK

DeeGee and Marla sat on the back porch watching the sunset.  It was a beautiful night and the sun was filtering through the trees and reflecting on the pond.

Marla asked about the two super attractive men DeeGee was talking to at the restaurant.  DeeGee told her they were new in town and had arrived on the five o’clock train.  They had seemed genuinely interested in her and had asked a lot of questions. She just felt comfortable talking with them.  They reminded her so much of her parents. She had given them her nickname and her real name.

Marla told her she should tell her parents about these strangers, but DeeGee absolutely refused to since her parents were always so protective of her.  She told Marla it was time for her to make her own decisions about who her friends, or boyfriends would be.

She laughed at the possibility of maybe one day marrying someone with the same last name as hers.

 

 

Chapter 8…BOAT RIDE      

DeeGee told Marla she would tell her parents about the two strangers when they returned from their vacation.

Austin and Rose, DeeGee’s parents, had agreed to take their friend’s niece and nephew to a small island near the mainland.  He had gotten sick and was unable to take them so he hired someone who owned a boat to transport them back home.

The morning of the trip was gorgeous with the sun reflecting on the water causing it to look like crystal glass, and there were small rippling waves. The clouds looked like gigantic white marshmallows.

The following day, their friend, Bob had not heard from them, but had received an urgent message from the children’s parents telling him that the children had not returned home yet.

Bob immediately tried to contact the boat owner, only to find out that the owner was reported missing.

 

 

Chapter 9…  MISSING PARENTS

Damon, DeeGee, Garnet and Marla had gone to the park.  They were enjoying a picnic as they watched the five little ducks waddle around. They had become good friends during the weeks that DeeGee’s parents were on vacation.

Damon and Garnet had not told DeeGee about the possibility of them being her brothers.  They had planned to tell her after her parents returned home from vacation.

They were just leaving the park when DeeGee received a call from her parents friend, Bob.  He told her the devastating news of her parents having gone missing.

They immediately set up a plan to help her find her parents.

Garnet realized the attraction Damon and DeeGee had for each other and he had cautioned Damon to not get too involved.  Nevertheless, Damon had insisted that he be the one to take  DeeGee to Bob’s house to find out more information about her missing parents.

 

Chapter 10… TELEGRAM

DeeGee and Damon met in the Gazebo where it was quiet. She told him she had received a telegram shortly before meeting him.

They looked at each other and she was shaking as she tried to open the envelope.  He reached over and covered his hands over hers so they could open it together.

The message said her parents and two children had been rescued and transported to a hospital in Honolulu. The boat they were in had capsized and the owner was  missing, but his body was found two days later.

Damon and DeeGee took the next airline flight going to Honolulu.  As she leaned her head against his shoulder he kept trying to comfort her with reassuring words that her parents would be o.k.

His shoulder was damp from her tears and he was fighting back his own tears with gnawing pain while recalling Garnet’s warning to guard his feelings toward her.

Chapter 11…HONOLULU

Damon and DeeGee arrived in Honolulu.  They met John, DeeGee’s parent’s friend, in the coffee shop.

John told DeeGee that her father was in a medically induced coma and her mother had suffered a stroke.  This is all the information the doctors gave him.  They were waiting for DeeGee to arrive.

Damon rented a car and after thanking John for meeting with them, he and DeeGee left to go to the hotel.  They had to wait until the next day to go to the hospital.

Shortly before reaching the hotel they passed a beautiful stone church with a large black bell. DeeGee said it looked like the one she attended at home.

They arrived at the hotel, got the keys to their rooms and while waiting for the elevator Damon spotted a man pretending to read a newspaper.  The man was watching DeeGee’s every move.  He quickly turned his head away each time he saw Damon look in his direction.  Damon had an uneasy feeling about this man.

Chapter  12….  REUNION

DeeGee looked out the hotel window and saw a group of students on the beach.   It reminded her of the days she spent at the beach with her parents.  She desperately wanted to see them, but had to stay at the hotel because of a migraine headache.

Damon entered the hospital room and saw his mother for the first time in over fourteen years.  She was thin, pale and looked very weak.  She looked at him with questionable eyes.

His mother cried and tried to reach out to Damon with trembling hands.  She was saying my son, my son!

Even after fourteen years she knew in her heart that Damon was her son.  He resembled the little boy he once was, and had grown up to become a man.

Damon reached for his mother and took her in his arms.  His tears were heavy on his eye lashes and he blinked them away, but they kept falling on his lashes.  He gently rocked her back and forth as she joined him with tears of joy as they comforted each other.

Chapter 13…DEEGEE

Damon was looking at the gigantic fish tank that was in the hotel cafe.  He was thinking how carefree the fish looked as they glided through the water effortlessly.

The man he had seen before was sitting behind him with his newspaper. He was salivating as he looked toward the door.  Damon followed the direction of the man’s eyes and saw DeeGee. She was wearing a sundress, her auburn hair was flowing over her shoulders in waves, her eyes were sparkling, and her skin looked like silk.  She had a very radiant glow on her face. He swallowed hard and stood up to go to her.

Damon paid the bill while DeeGee went back to her room for her cell phone. The man with the newspaper had gone.  Damon decided to wait until they were alone before telling her that they were brother and sister.

DeeGee thought the elevator was too slow so she decided to take the stairs back down.

Damon notified hotel security when DeeGee never showed up!

Chapter 14…INVESTIGATION

Garnet and Marla had arrived the next day.

Damon and Garnet had an emotional visit with their parents.  Their father was out of the coma and was gradually recovering.

Their mother sensed the strong emotional connection between Damon and DeeGee.  During their conversation Damon and Garnet received a call from the police.

The investigation of DeeGee’s disappearance had turned intense.  There was a serial killer in the area.  Three women with hair color blond, brunette, and black had been found with newspaper stuffed down their throat and a piece placed across their body.  Each victim was found at a different hotel.

The service supervisor of the hotel DeeGee was staying at had not been questioned.  She had gone to her parent’s ranch to help them with their horses for a few days.  She was returning to work within a few hours.

DeeGee was trapped in a tiny apartment.  She spent her time reading a book she found in the room, praying diligently, and banging on the iron door with a pot in hopes that someone would hear her.

FUTURE

Shape Your Own Future

Take that all important step of moving forward.

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Recognize the unexpected and take action.

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Stay observant, flexible, curious, courageous and diligent.  Take time to break away from your computer, cell phone, TV, and observe what’s going on around you.

Tone down your hyped-up schedule and take time for relaxation, walking, mediating, or sitting back comfortably and listen to soothing music.

Don’t get stuck in a rut.  Step out of your comfort zone.  Try new things, go to different places, and meet more people.

Stop remembering every detail of bad experiences and hanging on to them. Let them go.

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Focus on the present and move forward to the future.

You will be happier, calmer and more in control.

LIEBSTER AWARD

 

liebsterawardI am delighted and honoured to have been nominated for this award by:  Millie Thom                            http://milliethom.wordpress.com    I thank her for thinking of me and urge you to take a look at her blog, if you don’t already do so.

 

First, here are the rules:

1. Thank the person/people who nominated you by providing a link to their blog in your Liebster Award post.

2. Give 11 random facts about yourself.

3. Answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.

4.  Nominate 11 other blogs that have 200 followers or less.

5.  Ask your nominees 11 questions of your own.

Eleven random facts about myself:

1.  When I was six years old my mother baked me a birthday cake. I invited all my neighborhood friends to come have a piece. I was not having a party, so I made my own!

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 2.   I smoked cigarettes when I was six years old. I would pick out the cigarette butts from the ashtrays and would go into the woods behind our house with my sister and our friends to smoke them. (I can honestly say, “I never inhaled”!)  This practice lasted about a week and we got tired of playing grown-ups. I have never smoked since, and have never had a desire to.

3.   I learned to drive a car in one week , then got my drivers license at age 15.  My sister paid for driving lessons for me. I was allowed to drive in the county, where we lived, but had to wait until I was 16 to drive in the city. (Crazy law!) When I took the test, I rested my arm on the door thinking it looked cool!  However, the officer that rode with me deducted five points from my overall score because of it, so I ended up with a 95. I learned to drive a car with an automatic transmission and we had a standard shift, so I drove around my neighborhood until I could work the clutch without the car jerking.

4.   I use to make small crafts from wood by using a band saw.  I decided to build something big so I went to Home Depot where there was a small display of a gazebo. I looked under it, drew pictures of the hardware that I would need, then went to the bends and picked them out. I drew a plan, bought the lumber and nails, etc.   My husband used a circular saw to trim off the sides of the floor so all boards would be even, ( I was afraid of it and I hated the loud noise) and my daughter helped me put the fiberglass on for the roof. I did everything else.

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5.  I grew up near a beach and spent a lot of time there, but I never learned to swim. (taking swimming lessons is on my “bucket list”)  🙂

6.  I have always loved horses and wanted to ride them. I took western style lessons at age 60. My goal was to enter some horse shows and win a ribbon. I entered some shows and won 2 ribbons.

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7.   I worked at a bank for 15 years in various departments. One job was as a consumer loan collector. I sent letters, made phone calls, went to the customers house to collect money, and repoed vehicles. If it was a new vehicle I had the dealership make me a key. A co-worker would drive me to the place where I knew the vehicle would be and I would drive it back to the bank. One time the customer was at work and the co-worker talked to him while I got into his vehicle to drive it away. He saw me through a window and came running out. I had locked the vehicle as soon as I got in and was trying to figure out how to get the seat moved forward. It was a five speed sports car and I needed to work the clutch. I did not have time to move the seat, so I slid down in the seat so I could reach the pedals and I drove the car away before the customer reached the car. I don’t know how tall he was, but he must have had some very long legs! I could barely reach the pedals. I drove to the nearest phone booth (back then there were no cell phones) so I could report the repossession to avoid being pulled over by a police officer. Then, I adjusted the seat so I could drive it back to the bank safely.

8.   I love to paint pictures and draw. I keep a sketch book that I use for random drawings and another one for drawing cartoons.  I’ve never taken lessons. I just paint and draw for pleasure.

9.   I have helped raise our three children and all of them have grown up to become responsible adults. We taught them many things and of course, they certainly taught us a lot of things. Each one was different and there was no manual to use for raising children!

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10.  The avatar on my blog site was taken last year on our 50th wedding anniversary. We went to Hawaii to celebrate.    50 years , 50th state

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11.   I recently started my blog site after thinking about it for several years. I am enjoying publishing my posts and communicating with other bloggers.

Here are the questions for me to answer:

1.    What are the main types of posts you write and what type of blogs do you enjoy reading yourself?  Most of my posts are fictional stories and relate to a photo challenge. I enjoy reading the fictional stories that other bloggers write. It’s amazing how many different stories can be derived from the same photo. I enjoy reading blogs with stories of all kinds, factual information, personal experiences, creative ideas, humor of all kinds, and anything that is unusual.

2.    Do you have a particular time of day when you do your blogging and how often do you generally aim to post?  I do not have a set schedule for posting, however, I try to join the photo challenges each week if I can.  I prefer total silence when I write, unless I already have a rough draft done, then I enjoy listening to some type of easy listening music. I often jott down ideas during the day, but if I find them to be real impressive, I just make a mental note of them and formulate them later.

3.    Have you a particular genre you like to read or watch on TV/movies, and are there any genres that you would void at all costs? I watch very little TV, but do keep up with the news each day.  I’ve always loved movies..on TV or the threatre.  I like all kinds except for the horror ones or the ones with actors that seem to have the knowledge of just a few words that are always repeated over and over. I enjoy reading novels and biographies. I love reading very lengthy novels because I have a tendency to put myself in the book and the characters become a part of my life and although I want to find out how the story ends, at the same time, I hate to have it end because I’m enjoying knowing the characters!  This, however, does guide me to the other books that the author has written.

4.    What would be your ideal holiday destination?  I would enjoy going on a snow skiing trip since I have never been skiing or a horse pack trip in southwest Montana to ride in the forested mountain ranges to see all the wild flowers, elk, deer, moose, antelope, and other wildlife natural habitat, and sleeping under the stars.

5.    What is your biggest goal in life at the moment?  My goal is to just enjoy life to the fullest.  Our children are grown and we live in a very active adult community.  There are dozens of clubs to join, sports, various events and entertainment shows, dancing (mine is line dancing to all kinds of music) and socializing with friends.  Also, there are numerous opportunities to meet new friends, and take various interesting courses at the community college.

6.    What is your favorite type of music? Do you have any favorite performers(s)?  I enjoy listening to rock and roll, easy listening, smooth jazz, contemporary country, celtic, and some Italian opera(I do not know the language, but it can be beautiful and emotional to listen to.)  I love to see Celine Dion perform.

7.    Do you have a favorite musical instrument and do you play anything yourself?  The saxaphone is my favorite instrument.  I do not play an instrument, however, I did take saxaphone lessons many years ago.  I played the curved soprano saxophone.

8.    To what extent are you influenced by fashion in your choice of clothes?  I’m not really influenced by fashion.  I choose clothes that fit well and what I believe look good and are comfortable as well as suitable for the occasion. I love wearing dress booths and hats in the winter months.

9.    Describe your ideal meal/venue for a meal on a special occasion or night out.  I prefer dinning in a quiet restaurant with soft light or candlelight. (a small restaurant with easy listening music would be ideal) I prefer steak, or some type of Italian food.

10.    When you were a child, what did you want to be when you ‘grew up’?  I wanted to be a singer, however, I would not have been able to perform because I have never had the proper voice for it and I put my heart and soul into the song, and if it is emotional I have a tendency to tear up.  I have always whistled, hummed, or sang around the house and I use to do it at work too. It’s my way of enjoying whatever I’m doing, keeps me from thinking of other things, and keeps me calm and I just love the tunes. My mother use to do this all the time and our granddaughter does it as well.

11.    Now the biggie:  What do you think of ‘Game of Thrones’ (book or TV series)? This seems to be a popular discussion point at the moment!  I can not comment on it because I have not read the book or watched the TV series.  I might add though, it is the type of TV series that I would enjoy watching with my husband, but would probably not watch it alone. It’s not that I couldn’t watch it alone, it’s just that it would be more enjoyable if I watched it with him.  The same applies to movies at theatres…we go to most of them together, then there are some that I’m really not interested in and vice versa…and we see those with our friends.

Finally, these are my nominees:

Writers Abode

any1mark66’s blog

icecoffeecouture

Upliftingstories

Muddiedthoughts

AmieWrites

johnandmargaret1607

TELEGRAM

This is in response to a weekly challenge hosted by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. The goal is to write a story between 100-150 (give or take 25 words) based on the provided photo. 

This is a continued mini series:

Chapter 1      Permalink: https://luckyjc007.com/2015/03/17/pact/

Chapter 2       Permalink: https://luckyjc007.com/2015/03/27/kidnapped/

Chapter 3       Permalink: https://luckyjc007.com/2015/04/01/clown-house/

Chapter 4       Permalink: https://luckyjc007.com/2015/04/08/reliving/

Chapter 5       Permalink: https://luckyjc007.com/2015/04/14/reminder/

Chapter 6      Permalink: https://luckyjc007.com/2015/04/22/message/

Chapter  7      Permalink:   https://luckyjc007.com/2015/04/29/friends-talk/

Chapter  8     Permalink: https://luckyjc007.com/2015/05/06/boat-ride/

Chapter     9      Permalink: https://luckyjc007.com/2015/05/13/missing-parents/

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 This week’s photo prompt is supplied by Dawn M. Miller

“Telegram”

DeeGee and Damon met in the Gazebo where it was quiet. She told him she had received a telegram shortly before meeting him.

They looked at each other and she was shaking as she tried to open the envelope.  He reached over and covered his hands over hers so they could open it together.

The message said her parents and two children had been rescued and transported to a hospital in Honolulu. The boat they were in had capsized and the owner was  missing, but his body was found two days later.

Damon and DeeGee took the next airline flight going to Honolulu.  As she leaned her head against his shoulder he kept trying to comfort her with reassuring words that her parents would be o.k.

His shoulder was damp from her tears and he was fighting back his own tears with gnawing pain while recalling Garnet’s warning to guard his feelings toward her.

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Copyright © 2015 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

STRIP TEASE

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PROMPT -© Marie Gail Stratford https://mariegailstratford.wordpress.com/

Friday Fictioneers:

“Strip Tease”

Molly pulled out her photo album and found the old silo picture.

She told her friend  it was destroyed in a hurricane with wind velocity of over one hundred miles an hour. There were rain drops larger than ping-pong balls and the clouds were black as coal.

The silo swayed with the wind like it was performing a strip tease dance.  Pieces of the silo kept flying off until there was just a bare frame left.

It was a fantastic sight!

Copyright © 2015 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

MISSING PARENTS

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The photo for this week’s prompt is supplied by pricelessjoy.

This is in response to a weekly challenge hosted by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. The goal is to write a story between 100-150 (give or take 25 words) based on the provided photo. 

This is a continued mini series:

Chapter 1      Permalink: https://luckyjc007.com/2015/03/17/pact/

Chapter 2       Permalink: https://luckyjc007.com/2015/03/27/kidnapped/

Chapter 3       Permalink: https://luckyjc007.com/2015/04/01/clown-house/

Chapter 4       Permalink: https://luckyjc007.com/2015/04/08/reliving/

Chapter 5       Permalink: https://luckyjc007.com/2015/04/14/reminder/

Chapter 6      Permalink: https://luckyjc007.com/2015/04/22/message/

Chapter  7      Permalink:   https://luckyjc007.com/2015/04/29/friends-talk/

Chapter  8     Permalink: https://luckyjc007.com/2015/05/06/boat-ride/

“Missing Parents”

Damon, DeeGee, Garnet and Marla had gone to the park.  They were enjoying a picnic as they watched the five little ducks waddle around. They had become good friends during the weeks that DeeGee’s parents were on vacation.

Damon and Garnet had not told DeeGee about the possibility of them being her brothers.  They had planned to tell her after her parents returned home from vacation.

They were just leaving the park when DeeGee received a call from her parents friend, Bob.  He told her the devastating news of her parents having gone missing.

They immediately set up a plan to help her find her parents.

Garnet realized the attraction Damon and DeeGee had for each other and he had cautioned Damon to not get too involved.  Nevertheless, Damon had insisted that he be the one to take  DeeGee to Bob’s house to find out more information about her missing parents.

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Copyright © 2015 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved