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Nearly Wasn’t

Phoebe feeling lazy, frowned. “I did it yesterday. Ask Darren.” Mum was insistent. “It’s your job. She’s desperate for a walk in the park.” Petra’s tail wagged, effusively. The guilt trip worked.  Phoebe and Petra were almost at the road, when Mum called from the doorway, holding out Phoebe’s coat,   “Come back. You’ll need this.”… Continue reading Nearly Wasn’t

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The Falls and Josie – a Short Story

Friday Fictioneers is a challenge wherein you write a Story in 100 Words based on a photo prompt: https://rochellewisofffields.files.wordpress.com/2022/06/waterfall-david-stewart.jpg PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart Just one more step, she surmised, until she reached the edge. Still lucid, she considered the horrendous pain she'd feel before the blackness enveloped her. It couldn’t be worse than the… Continue reading The Falls and Josie – a Short Story

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Life, Itself, is an Experiment

I was given a writing assignment from a community writers group: Write 50 Words. Make the words count. For me, that's not easy. I ramble. I wander off topic, I am never succinct. Thus, I chose to use Ekphrastic Poetry, based on the art installation below. A friend thought the colours reminded her of Ukraine.… Continue reading Life, Itself, is an Experiment

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Friday Fictioneers in 100 Words

Write a story 100 words or less based on the photo prompt. Not so easy as you think. I am hoping it will hone my literary fiction skills, which are poor at best. So here is my first contribution. He seemed so kind. Like he was the one. The rose, a spontaneous gift, accompanied by… Continue reading Friday Fictioneers in 100 Words

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Trial and Error is a Gift

We are all imperfect. Photo by Brett Jordan on Pexels.com I note that some in society acknowledge this way less than others. Complete perfection is impossible, unnatural, yet many continue to strive for it. Whole industries support the desire for perfection. In whose eyes? Could it not be a natural and normal state for us… Continue reading Trial and Error is a Gift