Wordless Wednesday: Hanging Elderberries

Hanging Elderberries
Location: Arbanasi, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria


February 11, 2020 at 12:10 pm 12 comments

The Runaway Kid

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 7 February 2020

Ted Strutz
Photo Credit: Ted Strutz

He was lost and found his way home. He knocked on the door but there was no answer. Since it was Sunday, everybody must be at church.

Sitting on the front porch step, he waited for them to come back.

It was crashing his dad’s car into a pole that made him run away and join a cult. In the beginning he felt he belonged until one of the leaders started molesting him.

He hoped he’d be forgiven, but not quite sure. Once his family arrived, however, all doubts vanished.

“Billy!” his mom called out as they rushed to him.

February 5, 2020 at 11:26 am 30 comments

A Victory That Wasn’t


Ahead 20-10 and 11:57 minutes left in the game, the 49ers intercepted the Chiefs QB Mahones for the second time.

It looked like game over for the Chiefs. This led some 49ers to run to the end zone and celebrate what they thought would be an imminent victory.

But it wasn’t meant to be. Although the 49ers had Mahones on the ropes, it proved that he still had more in the tank to bring his team back to life.

Down two scores, he performed his magic and rallied his team to three unanswered touchdowns in a span of six minutes to beat the 49ers 31-20.

“Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched,” according to Aesop. It’s one lesson that we can learn from the last Super Bowl. The other is to have heart, never give up, and fight to the end as excemplified by Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, who eventually emerged as the champions.

The 49ers are a young team belonging to a class organization. Perhaps they can be forgiven for this undue exuberance this time around? I’m sure they have realized that it was plain childish and that it won’t happen again.

February 3, 2020 at 6:50 pm Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday: Sheepishly Adorable

Sheep on Hill
Location: La Salette-Fallavaux, France


February 3, 2020 at 9:57 am 6 comments

In the Dead of Winter

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 31 January 2020

Dale Rogerson
Photo Credit: Dale Rogerson

Brian wanted to give Hannah a date to remember before she and her family moved to another state. But he got no money to splurge. Desperate situations called for desperate measures and this was one of them.

In the dead of winter, Brian broke into a neighbor’s house to steal valuables he could sell. He came face to face with the owner armed with a gun. Shots rang out, shattering the stillness of the night.

Brian survived but was badly injured. While recovering from the hospital, Hannah came to say good-bye.

“You’re a moron,” she said, holding his hand tenderly.

January 29, 2020 at 10:00 am 30 comments

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