Saving Grace

January 13, 2021 at 4:04 pm 35 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 15 January 2021

Dale Rogerson
Photo Credit: Dale Rogerson

 
Touring with the rock band was his life and gave him the ultimate high. Being on the road, however, was extremely hard for his wife and kids.

Feeling lonely and neglected, his wife had thought of divorcing him.

Then the global pandemic hit. Suddenly, Ryan found himself with no gigs to play and forced to shelter at home.

Staring at his musical instruments lying idle, he hoped to go back to performing again in the future.

But you could say COVID-19 was his saving grace. It gave him lots of time to reconnect with his family and saved his marriage.

Entry filed under: Blogroll, Daily Post, friday fictioneers. Tags: , .

Wordless Wednesday: Interesting Flower Pots Wordless Wednesday: Murren Village

35 Comments Add your own

  • 1. granonine  |  January 13, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    How often has someone said, “I wish I could just stay home. . . ” Glad for the happy ending. Sadly, it hasn’t been so for everyone.

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  January 14, 2021 at 10:08 am

      linda:

      i guess some folks are luckier than others.

      Reply
  • 3. ceayr  |  January 14, 2021 at 1:50 am

    It’s an ill wind…

    Reply
    • 4. plaridel  |  January 14, 2021 at 10:06 am

      ceayr:

      hopefully, it will pass soon.

      Reply
  • 5. Sandra  |  January 14, 2021 at 2:13 am

    Well, Covid can either make or break. Glad this worked out.

    Reply
    • 6. plaridel  |  January 14, 2021 at 10:05 am

      sandra:

      it looks like it, at least for the time being.

      Reply
  • 7. justjoyfulness  |  January 14, 2021 at 3:45 am

    One of the few positives from the pandemic is a lot of families are getting closer.

    Reply
    • 8. plaridel  |  January 14, 2021 at 10:05 am

      justjoyfulness:

      i totally agree.

      Reply
  • 9. liz young  |  January 14, 2021 at 4:20 am

    He could share that music with his family, then it wouldn’t be lying idle.

    Reply
    • 10. plaridel  |  January 14, 2021 at 10:04 am

      liz:

      excellent idea. 🙂

      Reply
  • 11. Iain Kelly  |  January 14, 2021 at 5:08 am

    A definite silver lining for many.

    Reply
    • 12. plaridel  |  January 14, 2021 at 10:03 am

      iain:

      it certainly looks like it.

      Reply
  • 13. Keith's Ramblings  |  January 14, 2021 at 8:28 am

    This could well be true of many relationships where until now, work has come first. A timely take indeed.

    My story!

    Reply
    • 14. plaridel  |  January 14, 2021 at 10:02 am

      keith:

      thanks for the insight. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 15. Dora  |  January 14, 2021 at 10:34 am

    Best thing in life: there’s inevitably a bright side even if you have to stumble into it.

    Reply
    • 16. plaridel  |  January 16, 2021 at 9:24 am

      dora:

      you’re absolutely right.

      Reply
  • 17. rochellewisoff  |  January 14, 2021 at 11:51 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    At least his cloud has a silver lining. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    Reply
    • 18. plaridel  |  January 16, 2021 at 9:24 am

      rochelle:

      it’s very kind of you. thank you.

      Reply
  • 19. Brenda's Thoughts  |  January 14, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    A sweet story of the good side of life, like Rochelle said, a silver lining for sure!! =)

    Reply
    • 20. plaridel  |  January 16, 2021 at 9:23 am

      brenda:

      thank you for the nice comment. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 21. Inside the Mind of Isadora  |  January 15, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    A nice little tale of a family escaping divorce through a tragedy.
    Hope they have a lot of money in their savings since he won’t be working for a while. Have a wonderful weekend,
    Be Safe … Isadora 😎

    Reply
    • 22. plaridel  |  January 16, 2021 at 9:23 am

      isadora:

      it would quite a challenge but they’ll make do with what they have.

      Reply
  • 23. msjadeli  |  January 15, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    There is a silver lining to every cloud and you just shared one. Nice story and I’m glad it has strengthened his marriage and family.

    Reply
    • 24. plaridel  |  January 16, 2021 at 9:23 am

      msjadeli:

      i’m glad you liked it. thank you.

      Reply
      • 25. msjadeli  |  January 16, 2021 at 11:55 am

        You’re welcome.

        Reply
  • 26. Tannille  |  January 15, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    Good comes out of bad. Life lessons usually are attached to tough times. Great message.

    Reply
    • 27. plaridel  |  January 16, 2021 at 9:22 am

      tannille:

      that’s one way of looking at it.

      Reply
  • 28. draliman  |  January 15, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Hopefully in future he’ll be able to find the right balance.

    Reply
    • 29. plaridel  |  January 16, 2021 at 9:22 am

      draliman:

      it’s a challenge worth pursuing.

      Reply
  • 30. Dale  |  January 16, 2021 at 10:29 am

    Sometimes, one needs a hard hit to make them realise…

    Reply
    • 31. plaridel  |  January 18, 2021 at 2:05 pm

      dale:

      i’d say you’re absolutely right.

      Reply
  • 32. pennygadd51  |  January 16, 2021 at 10:35 am

    A happy ending to a Covid story. Excellent! Thank you!

    Reply
    • 33. plaridel  |  January 18, 2021 at 2:04 pm

      penny:

      it’s very generous of you. thank you.

      Reply
  • 34. goroyboy  |  January 16, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    A blessing in disguise for sure

    Reply
    • 35. plaridel  |  January 18, 2021 at 2:04 pm

      raymond:

      there’s no other way to describe it. 🙂

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


From The Book Thief

i have hated the words and i have loved them, and i hope i have made them right.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 2,304 other followers

Right Brain vs. Left Brain Test

In My Community

Recent Posts

Blog Stats

  • 142,639 hits
Flag Counter

%d bloggers like this: