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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 54 comments

Love Is All That Matters

Nipa Sunset by Fernando Amorsolo
What is it about my childhood home in the Philippines that it keeps coming back in my dreams? It doesn’t matter that the dream could be about a present situation. It has a way of insinuating itself.

Take my recent dream. It was morning. I was getting late for work, but I couldn’t leave because I misplaced my cell phone. Frantically, I found myself looking for it in boxes of used clothes that my mother kept in the little room of our old house.

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August 13, 2012 at 6:15 am 8 comments

From The Book Thief

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

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