Tag 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

We need to…

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Saw this and thought:  I wished my parents had taught me how to tell the difference. Then I remembered…the example had been playing out in front of me for much of their 43… Continue reading

Thankful

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Being thankful — that’s what it’s all about.    I’m thankful for a family who reads my blog …in self-defense. I’m thankful for the people in my life who understand …that I’m not-quite-right.… Continue reading

JOELLE’S TALES: FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH #TMAT120 #WRITING #PROMPT FOR NOVEMBER 2018

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PLEASE participate   It’s not like I’m asking you to eat two turkeys while wearing a Jason mask and singing Jingle Bells at the same time.   TELL ME A TALE IN (EXACTLY) 120 WORDS… Continue reading

JOELLE’S TALES: FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH #TMAT120 #WRITING #PROMPT FOR OCTOBER 2018

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PLEASE participate   It’s not like I’m asking you to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. (That’s next month, and I’m doing the NaNoWrMo thing)     TELL ME A TALE IN (EXACTLY) 120… 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