Category Archive: Family

Face to Face with mortality

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Dear Mortality, You arrived at my door last week, frantically knocking.  Why can’t you call first for an appointment?  Why do you have to tiptoe past the dogs and then laugh at my… Continue reading

Father’s Day thoughts

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As a parent of children 43 and 41, I remember what it’s like to be “on-call” 24/7.  As a grandparent, I know that both my children can tell you the same thing:   Parents… Continue reading

99 word prompt : too many hands

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June 13, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about the work of many hands. Is it a cooperative effort or something else? Go where the prompt leads!… Continue reading

99 word prompt : Splash

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June 3, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that makes a big splash. It can be fluid, or you can play with the idiom (to make a… Continue reading

Why I like my children as well as love them

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I believe parental perception changes over time.  It’s not an easy metamorphosis.   I’ll never forget the day my daughter refused to let me go out with her anymore, when she went bar-hopping with… Continue reading

Senseless because-I-can Sarcasm : Genetic roulette

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All of my life, I believed one “Truth.”  One of my parents was purely Irish and the other was half Irish and half French Canadian.  In other words, I was supposed to be… Continue reading

99 word prompt : Being yellow

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If you want to participate, here’s the link:  https://carrotranch.com/2018/08/03/august-2-flash-fiction-challenge/#respond August 2, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a yellow tent. Where is it and who does… Continue reading

Visit with the family

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My son, DIL and granddaughter came to visit.  We went out to lunch at a seafood restaurant, Corky Bells, on the St Johns river and sat at one of these tables: After sharing… Continue reading

99 word #prompt : line

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May 3, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) use a line in your story. You can think of the variation of the word meaning, or you can think of visual references.… Continue reading

99 word prompt : whiny unicorns

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  If you want to participate, here’s the link:  https://carrotranch.com/2018/02/22/february-22-flash-fiction-challenge/ February 22, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a unicorn. It can be realistic or fantastical. Go where… Continue reading