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50 Word Thursday — The Tale of Thomas

“What had happened to him at that moment was what happens to people when they are unexpectedly caught in something very shameful.” – Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. The Tale of Thomas is still told around campfires in these parts. St. Horatio's Seminary shut down every spring so the students could go help the needy. … Continue reading 50 Word Thursday — The Tale of Thomas

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50 Word Thursday — Dissipating Darkness

“David knocked on the door that the wizard had returned to its original dilapidated but one piece style,” – Shadow Pack – Marc Daniel David's kitten, Mlady, suddenly jetted out the house's side door and began running down an alley. He chased her and saw her tail disappear through an opening in a rusted-out metal… Continue reading 50 Word Thursday — Dissipating Darkness

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50 Word Thursday — Everyday American Hero

“Miss Wonderly murmured, “Thank you,” softly as before and sat down on the edge of the chair’s wooden seat.” – The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett. Miss Wonderly learned that the refugee couple, Elvira and Javier Miro, now attending their church, were stopped at the border six months ago. They were separated from their children… Continue reading 50 Word Thursday — Everyday American Hero

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50 Word Thursday — Up to No Good

"I solemnly swear that I am up to no good." by J.K. Rowling, The Prisoner of Azkaban Being ruler of my realm hasn't been easy. I solemnly swear that I am up to no good, but good never got anyone anywhere important with any speed. I wanted my power and wanted it while young enough… Continue reading 50 Word Thursday — Up to No Good

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Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay It isn't as difficult to get out of bed this morning. Most of the day is spent talking with friends and attending awards ceremonies. Joey and a group of us ride down to the beach at lunch time. The water is still ice cold but the air is warm. We… Continue reading 50 Word Thursday

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50 Word Thursday — Gifts of the Gods

Since their human creations did not keep them as entertained as they used to with their many adventures and follies with the humans as unwitting victims of exploitation; and likewise, the humans did not trust the Gods and Goddesses or turn to them for assistance as much anymore, the Gods and Goddesses needed to find… Continue reading 50 Word Thursday — Gifts of the Gods

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50 Word Thursday — Family Business

Image by cocoparisienne from Pixabay "We never stop anywhere for long."  -- Darren Shan, A Living Nightmare The Giuseppe family had been in business for a long time. Traveling in their wagon, parking it on the outskirts of towns, as their ancestors had, they never saw a day when their services would not be in… Continue reading 50 Word Thursday — Family Business

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Dreams do come true

Ever since May was a small girl, tucked in for the night and listening to her mom reading tales of princesses and knights in shining armor, she wanted to spend her honeymoon night in a 4-poster bed with a canopy. She wanted a fancy wedding also, but the bed was the thing that would make… Continue reading Dreams do come true

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50 Word Thursday — Play Time

Brooke and Betsy were two very spoiled Gargantuan twins. On their parents' last interplanetary Earth wilderness adventure they'd returned with a real castle full of real live humans for their birthday presents. It was such fun to try dropping different foods into the courtyard to see them scurry to – or from – it. The… Continue reading 50 Word Thursday — Play Time

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50 Word Thursday #19 — Best of Friends

`What do you call yourself?’ the Fawn said at last. Such a soft sweet voice it had! – Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll   Margerie was spending the summer with her Uncle Nigel at his home in the woodland foothills. Uncle Nigel, a lifelong bachelor, had a live-in housekeeper, Mrs. Monroe, who would… Continue reading 50 Word Thursday #19 — Best of Friends