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A Little Bit of Flash Fiction

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A Story to tell from beginning to end

The end of a good mystery movie always circles back to the beginning of the story. Notice in these old movies they start with a whopper of a storm, dramatic lightning, thunder, the wind howling, blowing windows while curtains dance all around, lights suddenly disappear.
Have you noticed that the mystery story always begins in an old creeky house, with one or several guests who can’t leave because of the storm?
Next: Everyone gets sleepy!
Now that I have set the stage, the mystery unfolds! The guest ushered to their room, waiting for the stormy night to pass. And so it does!
Peaceful morning, the smell of fresh coffee and sweet cakes rouse all occupants.
“Where is our guest?”
Nowhere to be found his shoes perfectly placed under the unslept bed.
Pooof gone! Like that!
Years later, the youngest occupant, still a child, returns from school and notices all the dust cluttered under the ominous bed.
“Hey mom, today the teacher told us about our body how it begins and ends as dust to dust.”
“Someone under this bed is either going or just beginning.”

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The Angry Rock #writephoto

The Angry Rock

An Angry Rock was sitting there all alone, and I wondered how did it get there?  How does anything or anyone get where we are?  I thought. 

It all began one fine afternoon, exploring while on a needed respite from work. I came across a path, a little rough, enough to be thankful for the hiking boots I wore. As I hiked closer to this towering boulder, my curiosity stirred my imagination; I hoped it would not choose this time to wobble as I so desired to see what was on the other side of the bending road ahead.  

As I got under the dark statue-like figure above, it appeared to have a face, shouting, “Who goes there?” Do I dare to continue?

Would you?

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Word of the Day Challenge

Lollipop Heaven

I hope this amusing post meets with Fandango’s idea about words;
also, the challenging word “obscure,” inspired by The Word of the Day
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A creative parent trying to explain death to a youngster, in my opinion, might consider using words that would be obscure in the sense of realizing the mind of the innocent, their ability to perceive what we adults can not fully understand. This short story might explain my meaning.

Titled: “Lollipop Heaven”
Within the world of whimsical a short time ago, it was very sad for a lonesome little child. Someone, she loved recently died; as she sat quietly thinking, looking up to her mother, she asked.
“What is Heaven?”
Her mother’s eyes widened as she spoke softly. “Heaven is a place where we all want to see because the colors there are very vivid and true to their names.” Oranges and yellows are brighter than the sun, blues and greens are deeper than the oceans. All the clouds floating above are cotton candy, mountains covered with whipped cream, and the flowers there never wilt; in fact, are lollipops to pick.”
“Wow!” The child bellowed! “Grandma is so lucky; no wonder she won’t come back.”

Daily Word Prompt

The Great Reset

Inspired to write on this subject from a recent sermon last Sunday.

AND

Prompted to Show or tell of that darkness and that light, and how one outweighs the other, with that I begin.

Allow me to explain the dark side of a new proposal; a high-profiled group calls for “The Great Reset.” They say all countries must participate in this reset of capitalism.
Readers here surely must have heard this term spoken of more recently since the Covid-19 crisis.
There is an urgent need for global stakeholders to cooperate in simultaneously managing the direct consequences of the COVID-19 crisis, thinking they can improve the world’s state.
We need a RESET for the entire world, but NOT as complicated and dark
as explained by the high-profiled elite.

Now the bright side of the word RESET!
A reset simply put, we need God in our life. God in our schools, the government in the world. That is the brightness of the Great Reset.
The light within the word RESET!

A note to the atheist reading here, this Brightside of the word RESET, does not take away your freedom; you will always have your Godgiven FREEWILL. At the same time, those who believe will have our RIGHT to pray—the best of two worlds. Speaking of the world, I am reminded of a little story told to me as a child.

Imagine this mother trying to find something for her little son to occupy himself while she needed some time alone. She found an image of the world in this magazine and tore it into tiny pieces, then told her son to think of it as a puzzle and put it in order. He did it in a few short seconds. Much to his mother’s astonishment, she said, “how did you do that so fast”?
The boy said, “Oh! on the other side of the picture was a man, and if you get him correct, the world is correct too.”

dVerse, poetry

Words Unknown

Traditional writing and True, my shining moment to remember!

dVerse has given us an opportunity to share your shining moment.  This is mine!

My shining moment was and will always be the moment in time when my son came home after several stays in Afghanistan. He often still speaks of the time he experienced combat — waking up to intruders, and suddenly from one second to the next, face to face with the enemy.
Knowing of this event and waiting for his return. The words expressing how I felt when he came home, are yet unknown to even a Linquist.

One dry, dusty day …
Far away from home! Shots fired!
My Prayer answered.

AlanA