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Thursday Inspiration 30 — Rivers tell a story

At lyrics.com they list 19,267 lyrics that contain river, 49 artists with river in the name, and 100 albums with river in the title. Next to love/heartbreak, river has to be one of the most frequent themes ever in the music world. per wikipedia: Michigan has over 300 named rivers. Several names are shared by… Continue reading Thursday Inspiration 30 — Rivers tell a story

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#FF — Howl’s Return

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot Howl left the moving castle, then strolled down the quiet sidewalk to the Ghibli Watering Hole. Old Horatio was still behind the bar. “Howl, it's been an emperor's age since I saw you! You'll have the usual?” “Glad to see you're still pouring, my friend. Yes, please.” “Where have you… Continue reading #FF — Howl’s Return

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What do you see? #3 — A Day at the Beach

Sadje is the host of What do you See? Misty had spent the day in mid-July at the beach, on a blanket under an umbrella reading while the surf washed up against the shore with a calming shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh sound. At some point Misty must have dozed off. She began to dream that she was at… Continue reading What do you see? #3 — A Day at the Beach

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#FFFC 40 — The Man in the Mirror

Pixabay at Pexels.com Herman's daughter had been begging him for a self-portrait for the past year. Herman had been diagnosed with lymphoma two years previous and had been doing his best to stay alive since then. It was September. Herman had a feeling the coming Christmas would be his last. He decided to paint a… Continue reading #FFFC 40 — The Man in the Mirror

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dVerse — prosery — Lights Out

One Mid-November Monday temperatures hovered around freezing. Dusk pulled up its blanket as rain fell then froze to trees as Arctic air swept in. Limbs groaned with burden. Victims' cracks and crashes echoed outside of the house, and the earth vibrated with their landing -- the equivalent of an earthquake in Michigan. The old willow… Continue reading dVerse — prosery — Lights Out

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Thursday Inspiration 29 — Pancho Needs You

I swore I would never go back again. Each of us knew some element of divine grace allowed us to walk away from each other back then, and at the time each of us were thankful for a blank slate. Then Lefty walked into my joint one afternoon. Although his once smooth baby face was… Continue reading Thursday Inspiration 29 — Pancho Needs You

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#FF — disagreement (aka sacrifice)

PHOTO PROMPT © Ronda Del Boccio There were things that needed to be cleared up between them. Jake was mild-mannered but salty and firm when necessary. Gayle was sweet with a textured personality. Their seven-year relationship became complicated on their sailing vacation to the Pacific Rim's Ring of Fire. While scuba-diving, Jake found a jewel-encrusted… Continue reading #FF — disagreement (aka sacrifice)

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Twittering Tales #161 — Darkness Still Lurks

Photo by Michael Gaida @ Pixabay.com Ed's father was killed on his job when Ed was 3. Ed had no trouble getting into the now-defunct factory. Near station 5 he saw blood stains on the floor. “Eddie, why are you here!?,” a voice boomed from a bright bolt of light. “Dad?” “Son, you must go!… Continue reading Twittering Tales #161 — Darkness Still Lurks

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What do you see? #2 — Karma is a b…..

Miranda's symptoms were becoming harder to ignore – and hide. The day she vomited blood in the kitchen in front of her children, husband, and her parents who were over for dinner was the day there was no more hiding. Her mother loomed over her as she punched the number to the family doctor into… Continue reading What do you see? #2 — Karma is a b…..

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#FFFC –Rolando Wilkerson Origin Story

Papafox at Pixabay.com. Rolando Wilkerson was born on December 18, 1943 at Livingston Hospital, in Dartford, Kent, England. He is the only child of Doris Maud Lydia (née Dupree) and Herbert William Wilkerson. His father was a factory worker who was wounded in the Second World War during the Normandy invasion. Rolando's paternal grandparents, Ernie… Continue reading #FFFC –Rolando Wilkerson Origin Story