A Story A Day Challenge 2017: Proper Tasking

Proper Tasking

“Come on, Doug, it’s freaking freezing!” Gwen’s teeth chattered as she dug her hands deeper into her armpits. My dad was right. He’s an idiot.

“It won’t be much longer… I almost have it…” With a creaking crack, the hubcap popped off and Doug fell backwards into a puddle. “Shit! I don’t need this!”

Gwen rolled her eyes. She’d tried to be gentle, but she didn’t have time for a guy who couldn’t change a flat tire without calling someone. Stepping forward, she picked up the tire iron and motioned toward the car.

“Go. Get warm.”

“But…”

“I’ve got this.”

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A Story A Day Challenge 2017: Visible Appearances

Visible Appearances

Bob turned away from the group of teens panhandling along the highway and retreated into his alley. It was all he had left.

It’d only been a year since he lost his job, but it may as well be a hundred. And now he was forced to watch people give money to teenagers who claimed it was for football uniforms after they had been dropped off by a parent driving a new car, he wouldn’t have believed it.

His disgust had turned to sorrow at seeing people happily hand them money while pass him over. For them, cleanliness was king.

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The Poetry Corner featuring Vic Tomlinson

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Poetry Corner! 🙂 Please welcome Vic Tomlinson! 🙂

The Sea by Vic Tomlinson

The sky began
to darken.

There were lightning strikes
and the thunder rumbled.

The Captain of the fishing boat
prepared his crew for the worse.

The winds were gusty
and the rain poured.

The little boat rocked
and swayed as the
winds intensified
and the waves rose.

Soon the winds calmed,
the rain slowed down,
and the waves subsided.

One never knows
what Mother Nature
has in store.

Awesome poem, Vic! I love it! 🙂

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As always, any poetry shared remains the property of the poet. I only share it with the poet’s permission.

 

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A Story A Day Challenge 2017: Tasty Sole

Tasty Sole

Janice stooped to look under the kitchen table. Seeing the dog’s chew toy and part of a rawhide, she shook her head and stood.

“Now, where the hell did she go with it?” Standing with her hands on her hips, she chewed her lower lip as she tried to think. She hadn’t found a trace of her cleats.

She glanced at the wall clock. An hour till gametime.

Desperate, she called, “Lucy, come here girl!”

Toenails clicking on the hardwood floor signaled the Chocolate Lab’s approach. When Lucy reached the kitchen, she dropped the half-eaten shoe and wagged her tail.

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A Story A Day Challenge 2017: Time Tested

Time Tested

“I think we’re lost,” Paul paused and turned in a circle. They were surrounded by trees and bushes.

“We are lost.” Pam pulled out her phone to check the map, then shook her head. “At least we’re still on the trail.”

Paul kicked at a dandelion off to the side. “For how long? It’s barely visible now.”

“Yeah, but it could be worse.”

“How? We don’t have a connection and we can’t read the map.”

“We’ll have to follow the path.”

“And nightfall?”

She turned toward him, smiling. “It’s romantic snuggling in the woods.”

“Isn’t that how horror movies start?”

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A Story A Day Challenge 2017: Camping Activities

Camping Activities

Jason shook his head and smiled as he poked the fire.

“What?” Janet couldn’t help but smile.

“Remember when you said it couldn’t hurt to bring Tiff and her boyfriend with?”

“Yeah.” Janet’s smile quickly faded.

“I don’t think it’s hurting them at all.”

“I’ll kill her.” Janet tried to stand, but Jason pulled her back down. “Let me go. You should be pissed. Isn’t she your ‘princess’?”

He nodded. “She is, but you both reminded me she’s also twenty-two. Besides,” He paused as water splashed and Tiff screamed in shock. “I prefer cooling them off. Now, I’ll kill him.”

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A Story A Day Challenge 2017: Family Fun

Family Fun

Aaron closed his eyes and counted while letting his hearing track the other kids. He smiled as he called out the numbers. They couldn’t hide from him.

When he finished, he turned and hurried to where the Chuck was. But when he reached the spot, all he found was a coat.

Confused, Aaron turned his attention to Alison and ran toward where he’d heard her go, but only her shoe was left.

Frustrated, he looked up into the trees. “Ya know, I’m hungry, too. They’re my friends!”

A chuckle floated down to him. “Relax, little brother. There’s enough for all.”

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