Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a prompt photo and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. The challenge is fun and addicting and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

Louise, with The Storyteller’s Abode has provided us our prompt photo. Thank you Louise!


“Marla, why do you want to take a picture of that building complex?”  Troy asked.

“Because it will be torn down in a few months and it has a sentimental value to me.”

“For what?”

“I lived there my first year after coming to America.”

“Really!  What was so special about it?”

“It was the first place I really felt safe and I slept on a bed, not the ground.  I had a bathroom with running water.  I did not have to beg for food or steal it.  My clothes were plentiful and kept clean and I had medical care.”

“My mother and father adopted me and loved me very much.  They sent me to school and I learned how to read, write, and speak English.”

“I have my freedom and I can do anything I want, as long as it’s  lawful. “

“This is an exceptional country and it’s a privilege to live here.  I wish everyone living here would realize that!”

Words (162)

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

Thankfulness Quotes

“Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.”   …..Todd Stocker

“Have the wisdom to perceive all there is to be thankful for, and then be thankful for the wisdom to perceive things so clearly.” …..Richelle Goodrich

“Thanksgiving is not only being aware of the abundance of good in the world , but embracing it.” …Richelle Goodrich

21 thoughts on “THANKFULNESS

  1. Wonderful story Jessie! It is so true. People often get caught up in the things about the U.S. that they don’t like they forget to be thankful for all the things that are wonderful about it. We should all be thankful to be living in a free country – with medical care, plenty of food, schooling, and so much more! I loved your Thankfulness quotes!


  2. Cute story and good morale that anyone in Canada or the US etc. should be grateful they live in a place where our basic needs and a lot of wants are provided for.


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