Buster Lives On

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 24 May 2019

J. Hardy Carroll
Photo Credit: J. Hardy Carroll

For her daughter Abby’s birthday, Emily bought a Pin the Tail on the Donkey Game Set.

It reminded Emily of Buster, the miniature donkey, that her parents cared for on their farm when she was growing up. He had been part of her birthday celebrations until his sudden death that broke her heart.

Many years had passed since then. She left home, went to college, got married and had a family of her own. But the memories of her beloved pet remained.

“Buster lives on!” Emily thought as she watched Abby and her friends having a blast playing the game.


May 22, 2019 at 1:39 pm 36 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Sign on a Renovated 19th-Century House

Renovated Sign
Location: Wertheim, Germany


May 20, 2019 at 9:22 am 2 comments

Mmm Monday: A Tasty Treat

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Czech Roast Pork Dish
Location: Pustevny, Czech Republic


Czech Roast Pork Dish

On the way to Poland, we stopped by and stayed in the Czech town of Pustevny located in the Beskydy mountains. It was here that we hiked along the trail leading to the top of the RadhoĊĦt mountain 3,700 feet above sea level. It was a difficult climb.

While we were on our way up, it started to rain hard making the rocks slippery. On the summit, amidst thunder and lightning, we found the statue of the pagan god Radegast as well as a chapel and sculptures of Saints Cyril and Methodius. However, we didn’t see the beautiful view as we had expected because of the fog.

At dinner time, we were so tired and hungry that we could eat anything in sight. As fate would have it, we were served the traditional roast pork dish complete with potatoes and other goodies. As we were dining, local folks dressed in their native costumes entertained us with their music and dance. It was a night that I’d remember for a long time.

May 18, 2019 at 8:53 pm 4 comments

Life Changes

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 17 May 2019

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Riley was daddy’s girl. Saturday was bonding day. He’d take her to the nearby community pool, get ice cream, or go to the movies.

But what a difference four years made. After completing his tour of duty in Afghanistan, John came home to find his daughter had grown up and become more independent.

On the first Saturday of his return, he thought of taking her out on a father-daughter date as it used to be.

“Hey, pumpkin, would you like to go for a swim today?”

“Thanks, dad, I’m good,” Riley said nonchalantly without taking her eyes off her smartphone.

May 15, 2019 at 9:02 am 40 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher
Location: County Clare, Ireland


May 13, 2019 at 10:11 am 10 comments

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