A Moment

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As I sit here and think, I feel very grateful for everything I have in my life. I am blessed with a family, a job, and most importantly my life. Whenever I had a bad day I used to take a walk with my dad and sit on this bench, we would talk for hours. It brought some comfort being sheltered in this gazebo and having my dad next to me always made things better. But now that he’s gone this special place means so much more. I make sure to stop by every day because I know he’s always here waiting to comfort me as we sit and enjoy the view. So today I want you to know my daughter, your grandpa will always be here waiting for you when you come into this world.

(136 words)


I am submitting this story to Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers hosted by the lovely Priceless Joy. Thank you for another great challenge! We are to write a story of 100-175 words based on the photo provided to us.

If you would like to read more stories just click here.

Real Neat Blog Award

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I am once again very pleased to know that my blog is considered for yet another award, the Real Neat Blog Award. Thank you Solveig Werner and Izzy-Grabs-Life for nominating me. It really means a lot!

The rules for this award:

-Put the award logo on your blog

-Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you

-Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blog

-Nominate any number of blogs you like, linking to their blogs

-Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog, etc..)

Answers

 Solveig Werner Questions:

1. As a child what did you want to become? (princess is an acceptable answer) I wanted to become a teacher. 

2. What piece of your own writing are you most proud of? I’m still working on my writing but two that I’m very proud of is a poem I wrote about grandparents for the A to Z Challenge and a short story for the 5 Photos & 5 Stories Challenge, Mary’s Roses.

3. If you were an animal what would you be, and why? I would be a bird because they get to see new places everywhere they fly to. It must be nice to be away for awhile and enjoy the view from above. 

4. If you were stranded on a lonely island (there will be food and drink there) what/who would you take with you (3 things at the most)? I would take my family: my 2 daughters and my husband. 

5. Is there some advice that you would like to share? Almost every piece of advice you’re given will make sense along the way.

Izzy-Grabs-Life Questions:

1. Can you describe the four seasons in sounds? Good! Now, please, show us what you came up with. ^_^ Spring: Birds chirping, Summer: Waves crashing, Fall: Wind, Winter: Rain (Good question!)

2. Who is your favorite fictional protagonist? Antagonist? Why? Honestly, I haven’t read a book in years so I have no answer for this question 😦

3. What do you feel most proud of this week (so far)? I’ve done a lot of volunteer work at my daughter’s school this week and the teacher gave me a small pin to show her appreciation for my hard work.

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Appreciation pin

4. What did you want to be when you were little? A teacher 🙂

5. How do you spend your free time (even if it’s a few minutes)? I sit on the sofa and watch a bit of tv.

6. What skill would you like to learn and why? Self defense because if there’s ever a bad guy around I want to be able to protect my daughters. 

7. What does being strong mean to you? Overcoming any obstacle in life without giving up.

My nominees:

A Little Daydreamer, Shoot ‘N Go, The Darkroom Nerd, Ady, The Simple Beginner, Tastyniblets, Cynthia M VossBeautiful Words (I know you don’t accept awards but your blog is really neat!)

To my nominees, you don’t have to accept, but if you do thank you for your time. I enjoy visiting your blogs!

My questions:

1) Have you ever thought of leaving your blog? What kept you going?

2) Have your eating habits changed from when you were a teenager to now?

3) Would you rather watch tv or read a book?

4) Favorite outdoor activity?

5) Most important person/thing in your life right now?

6) What restaurant would you recommend to others visiting the place you live in?

7) Do you like to travel, if so, where would you go to?

Y & Z

Even though I’m really late on posting the last 2 letters of the A to Z challenge (unexpected events came up) I didn’t want to leave the challenge incomplete so I decided to share my posts with you. 

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Zebra– My daughter’s favorite animal.

Love her drawings! :-)

Love her drawings! 🙂


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