A Concerned Wife

“Doctor, I’m worried about Frank.” “Why are you worried?  He’s in perfect physical health.” “It’s his mental health that I’m concerned about.” “His mental health?” “I’m worried that he has apathy which could be a sign of Parkinson's or Alzheimer's.” 40 Words This was written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt Word Apathy. Source: WebMD

A Day to Remember

“Do you remember when this photo was taken?” Lupe asked Horatio. “Yes, I do.  It was taken on May 20, 2012.  I’ll always remember that date for two reasons.” “What are the two reasons?” “The first is I proposed to you and the second is you, who are normally loquacious, were at a loss of …

Unscripted

Out here in the woods, I feel like an actor about to shoot an important movie scene but I don’t remember any of the lines of the script.  In high-school drama class, I used to ad-lib a lot when I forgot my lines. But this isn’t a drama class.  This is real life. What do …

Breaking Ice Barriers

Image Source: Los Angeles Times “One day, a woman will make the National Hockey League, if no one prevents her.”  This may seem a preposterous statement, but Quebecer Manon Rhéaume proved it in her own life.  She was the first female goaltender to play for a boys' team.  In 1992, she was the first and …

Christmas, Stuffed Toys, the Nursery, Pregnancy & The Letter

PHOTO PROMPT © Lisa Fox It was the day before school closed for Christmas.  When Amelie saw the stuffed toys which had gotten wet in the snow hanging on the line, she smiled and thought of the nursery at home.  Derrick and she were filled with perpetual excitement because of her pregnancy. In the office, …

Fire with Fire

Samson burning the fields of the Philistines After the Philistines threatened to burn her and her father’s house with fire, Samson’s wife explained Samson’s riddle to them.  His anger aroused, Samson left her.   Then, he visited her with a young goat but her father had given her to his companion.  Samson told them, “This time …

Mr. Pendlebury’s News

"My manuscript got accepted," Mr. Pendlebury announced. "Congratulations, Dad." "Thanks, Laird. I'm working on a new book." "Already? What's it about?" "Trading on a thalassic network." "What kind of trading?" "African migrations across the Indian Ocean." "Sounds interesting." "Incidentally, I proposed to your Aunt Margery." "And?" "She said yes!" "Congratulations!" 50 Words This was written …

Love in Practice

If everyone followed the golden rule, love your neighbor as yourself, the world would be different. 16 Words Image by iStock This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here.

Down in the Dumps

Deandre was playing basketball with a couple of friends. They didn't notice her. Kalisa watched as he made an impressive slam dunk. How she ached for him. It was torture attending the university every day and seeing him. It was over between them because he had a girlfriend. If she had known that, she wouldn't …

Woman on Wheels

Driving around in my Locomobile, holding down my hat to prevent it from flying off was perhaps an amusing as well as familiar sight on the streets of my Capitol Hill neighborhood. I particularly took great delight in the reaction of the opposite sex. 44 Words Photo of Anne Rainsford French Bush, courtesy of Transportation …

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