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A Lifelong Bachelor Visiting Married Friends.

This week’s short story prompt from write the story:

 

The story: A life-long bachelor visiting married friends.

Include the following in your story:

Tick tock * factory * zoology * arrest * broadcast * comb *divorce *flap * harness *gaze

I’ll post mine by Sunday. Let me know if you want to join in!

 

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The main character witnesses​ a crime

My sister and I are sharing stories using a book she purchased called write the story. We are going to pick a story on Sunday and then share it on Thursday. Let me know if you want to join in!

“The main character witnesses a crime.”

We must include the following in our story: Christmas, almond, paisley, lion, pipe, scream, fade, French horn, inflate, maple.

A limb tore through my jacket cutting my right shoulder as I pushed the brush back trying to follow the scream. The cold air made it difficult to breathe; I leaned against an Acacia tree and let my lungs inflate. This is not how I imagined my first Christmas in Africa would unfold.

The sound of a French horn blasted through the morning air confirming my greatest fear. The lion’s reserve had opened the gates to big game hunters for the weekend, and the hunt was on. I joined an animal activist group shortly after Cecil’s death by the dentist trophy hunter and spent my summers on the reserve hoping to make a difference. Cecil’s death sparked outrage around the world, and we wanted to keep the momentum going with campaigns. I had expected that lion hunting would become illegal and all the lions here would live out their remaining years in peace. This morning’s scream told me that was a pipe dream.

I heard several more roars. Damn it; they had the pride cornered. A chill ran through me. Not my sweet Paisley, please not Paisley. She was my favorite lion. I thought of her soft sandy-colored fur and her amber eyes. She had an unusual almond coloring around her face that had a paisley pattern; it is how she got her name. We were not supposed to feed them table scraps, but she loved pancakes and maple syrup so occasionally I left her a tidbit on my plate.  Another roar rang through the air and seemed to fade, or rather was drowned out by a piercing scream. A human cry. I ran towards the sound as fast as my legs could carry me.

I made it to the clearing and stopped short. The hunt was on, but it was three female lions that were doing the hunting. Elijah, a retired game warden, had four trophy hunters tied up in the clearing. He was standing on the roof of his jeep holding a small French horn watching the lions close in on the hunters. He met my gaze and lowered his eyes like a child caught with his hand in the cookie jar. In unison, the lions pounced on the hunters tearing them limb from limb. I covered my ears to drown out the screams and moved backward as two male lions joined the feast. I made my way back to camp and hoped that I could look surprised when the news spread through the reserve.

Write The Story

My sister gave me a book called write the story. We are randomly picking a story on Sundays and sharing it on Thursdays. The Story we picked is “The main character witnesses a crime.”

We must include the following in our story: Christmas, almond, paisley, lion, pipe, scream, fade, french horn, inflate, maple.

I’ll work on it this week and post on Thursday. I think it would be fun if others want to join. I’m not sure how to do the link to other’s pages, but if anyone wants to join in I’ll try to get it figured out by Thursday.

Joyce

Meet Libby! Free e-books!

 

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This was me! That is until I realized I could download free e-books and audiobooks using my library card! You can check them out for 14 days using an App!

 

 

No more trips to the library and no late fees. In 14 days the book is automatically removed from your queue.
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This is similar to downloading books from your library website, but using the Libby App you can download audiobooks as well.

 

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You will need your library card to set it up.

You can set preferences for audio, e-book, fiction….

I select available titles. If you are patient you can select all titles and go on a wait list if it is checked out.

Enjoy!

Neophyte – The life of a writer.

I have to admit, I had to look this daily prompt up. Neophyte definitely applies to me. I am a novice blogger but my experience and confidence are growing. The daily prompts are invaluable. I like being a novice. The beginning stage of a new adventure, a new experience, a new life lesson is inspiring. It keeps me on my toes. It helps me grow and hopefully lets me fill my toolbox with one more skillset, one more opportunity for growth, one more opportunity to inspire others.

 

Transcending a Mundane Life Into an Inspired One.

Repeating Patterns of behavior

Restlessness

Your Soul’s Cry for Change

I read a shampoo bottle once that had instructions to lather, rinse and repeat.  I remember thinking how dirty would your hair have to be if you had to wash it twice?

I decided it was a good ploy on the part of the shampoo company to double the shampoo use per user and increase sales without having to increase the customer base.  What a marketing strategy.

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