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To Genifer Buckly: In Memoriam

Genifer Buckly
Genifer Buckly (Photo from her Facebook account)

Genifer was a volunteer who went to Pangantucan Community High School in Bukidnon, Philippines to teach under the auspices of the Jesuit Volunteers Program.

On Friday, Aug. 23, she died after being repeatedly stabbed by a man who broke into their cottage. The other teacher who was with her also suffered serious injuries but survived.

I will remember her smiling with seeds in her hands. With her untimely passing, it will be up to others to plant them and continue the work she has left behind. From above, looking down below, she’ll be watching the seeds grow and bring forth fruit.

I offer condolence to the Buckly family and to those who have known her in this life. May she rest in peace.


August 24, 2019 at 9:31 pm 1 comment

A Birthday Wish

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 23 August 2019

Dale Rogerson
Photo Credit: Dale Rogerson

It was Dorothy’s birthday. The surprise party at the hospital cafeteria where she worked could barely lift her spirits.

Early this year, her husband died and their home for twenty years was lost in the recent wildfire.

Surrounded by co-workers, Dorothy felt so alone wishing her only son Ryan was around. But he was serving in Afghanistan.

“Hey mom!” A familiar voice startled her. It belonged to Ryan who got a pass from the military.

Mother and son rushed to each other and hugged so tight they wouldn’t let go.

It was a moment that left those around them teary-eyed.

August 21, 2019 at 8:38 am 35 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Birth of Venus Sculpture

Birth of Venus Sculpture
Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada


August 19, 2019 at 8:47 am 4 comments

Beating the Odds

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 16 August 2019

Jan Wayne Fields
Photo Credit: Jan Wayne Fields

Ten years ago, Laura thought of finding her prince in Eric.

Her close friends begged to disagree. They regarded him as a player who used his good looks and charm to get his way with women.

Still, Laura saw something good in him. Against their advice, she took a leap of faith and decided to marry Eric thinking she could change him.

She was glad to follow her heart. Eric beat the odds and proved to be a great husband and father to their two kids.

If only he knew how fix a broken gazebo, it would have been perfect.

August 14, 2019 at 9:21 am 44 comments

Wordless Wednesday: World’s Largest Lobster

World's Largest Lobster
Location: Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada


August 12, 2019 at 2:47 pm 16 comments

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