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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #134 — Happy Home

A happy home A fuzzy nest A comfy place Where one can rest It makes me smile To know we're there As love has perched Eternal fair Delicate yet Tough are the blooms Whose fragrance touch Each of the rooms We have no fear As when we said Forevermore Our love we pledged. Our bond… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #134 — Happy Home

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What do you see # 27 — Surprise

Surprise At 102 years old, the best part of her day was sitting on the warm wooden bench, in the sun, watching the wind ruffle the water's surface and rustle through the oak and willow trees. Her sons and their wives, now in their 70's, joined her a couple of times a week at the… Continue reading What do you see # 27 — Surprise

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What do you see # 25 — Hippity Hoppity

Petey and Carla fell in love the first time they met in the clover patch. It was in early Spring, just as all of the winter browns started greening. Petey's family nest was in the roots of the old cedar tree. Carla's was under the edge of the farm's greenhouse. As both of them were… Continue reading What do you see # 25 — Hippity Hoppity

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dVerse — taboos — three accusations

"The Circus" by Albina Felski As the oldest daughter of a mixed family of full-, half-, and step- siblings totaling 7, myself included, I often was left responsible for care taking all of them while mother and stepfather drank at the bar until it closed. The first accusation came when they took me aside and… Continue reading dVerse — taboos — three accusations

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#FF — Plugged in

PHOTO PROMPT © Dawn Miller “What do you think, Myrna?” Myrna sat hunched on the pastel green vinyl hospital rocker next to mother's bed, her hand resting softly on the woven cotton blanket covering her mother's inert foot. It had been six months on the respirator, with tube feedings, and no indicators of improvement. Doctors… Continue reading #FF — Plugged in

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#FFFC 52 — what’s important

Dotty's stroke while cross-country skiing landed her first in an emergency room, then in a long-term rehabilitation center. She was taught how to walk, speak, feed herself, open doors, and dress herself again. Most of the time Dotty's thoughts were clear; it was just making her body do what her thoughts were telling them to… Continue reading #FFFC 52 — what’s important

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #47 — Burning a Bridge

Hen was the middle child and had sisters just a year older and a year younger, both of whom grew into great beauties by their early twenties. In order to compete with her sisters, she developed her sharp intellect into verbal riparte that could mesmerize even the most smitten away from the object of their… Continue reading Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #47 — Burning a Bridge

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OctPoWriMo2019 Day 17 — family — hearts united and dVerse OLN

Born of love and need to protect Mergered souls are flawed but perfect Safety in the darkest of nights Family is where hearts unite. Mainstreams have eddies of reject Dysfunction that we can't accept Ridicule sears, heat that bites, (but) Family is where hearts unite! Born from genes or proxy project Sustained affection and respect… Continue reading OctPoWriMo2019 Day 17 — family — hearts united and dVerse OLN

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dVerse — prosery — memories with the trees

She was born there in that cabin, at the edge of the tree line. Mama was a God-fearing woman who never missed church on Sunday and who took washing in from the houses on the hill. Daddy was a hard-working sharecropper who grew just enough to keep his family alive from harvest to harvest. She… Continue reading dVerse — prosery — memories with the trees

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#FF — Plus One

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson The triplets lived near each other; for forty years they had a standing lunch date for the first Friday of the month. Today's lunch was at Sal's By The Beach. As the sisters waited for the Blue Light Special, fricaseed blackfish, they got so caught up in the conversation that… Continue reading #FF — Plus One