A Story A Day Challenge 2017: Silent Attack

Silent Attack

The winter wind blew by, cutting through Jason’s jeans and freezing his balls off.

Silently cursing, he looked down at his dog, who stood happy and contented as he stiffed the freezing air.

“Come on, Duke. Take your freaking shit or pee already, would you, boy? I’m freezing.”

Duke glanced his way, giving him an apologetic look.

Jason sighed, then motioned to the yard. “Take your time, boy.”

Duke snorted and headed for a nearby bush as Jason contented himself with looking around at the stars.

He noticed the change in the air a second later.

“Damn, what’d you eat?”

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A Story A Day Challenge 2017: Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasures

Stan watched the numbers roll upwards, as only they could on the old fashioned gas stations. It was surprisingly soothing to him, but he didn’t mind. After the last week, he needed something to relax him.

Shopping was the one thing he hated about the holidays. People forgot they were people and treated others in every way that wasn’t in the holiday spirit.

Still, he managed to get his daughter’s favorite toy. A talking doll that’s… “still sitting at the store’s checkout,” he concluded out loud.

He looked back along the packed highway, wishing he didn’t have to go back.

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A Story A Day Challenge 2017: Momma’s Girl

Momma’s Girl

Stacey had her head bowed as they lowered her mother’s casket.

This wasn’t how she’d envisioned things working out when she came home to help out, but what could she expect? Her mom had been wasting away for a year. Still, it came as a surprise.

Since starting her new life, she’d learn to believe anything was possible. It just took time.

Now, all Stacey could do was wonder if she’d done the right thing as she rubbed her bandaged arm.

Did she act fast enough?

She wouldn’t know until that night, but if her blood was good for anything…

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A Story A Day Challenge 2017: Three’s a Crowd

Three’s a Crowd

Howard sat tapping the steering wheel as they waited for traffic to move.

“Will you please stop that?” Dan, his roommate, asked.

Howard shrugged. “Sure, no problem, dude. What’s got you so pissed?”

Dan blew out a breath and shook his head. “I heard from Julie today.”

“Really? That’s awesome, man. How’s she doing?”

“Oh, she’s about ten weeks pregnant and wants me to go with her to the hospital.”

“Sweet! You’re gonna be a daddy, dude!”

“I don’t think so.”

“Why?”

“I’m sterile, and she says it happened when the three of us spent the week at the beach.”

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The Poetry Corner featuring Vic Tomlinson

Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of the Poetry Corner. Please join me in welcoming Vic Tomlinson! 🙂

Becoming a Grandparent by Vic Tomlinson

The idea of becoming a grandparent
is both exciting and scary.

It means I’m getting older
so I think of my own mortality.

It means I can contribute
to the rearing and development
of a special human being.

It means I can spoil the child
and then return him/her to their parents.

It means I have another chance
to get it right
in raising a child.

It means that spending
quality time with him/her
has taken on a whole
new meaning for me.

It means I had better make
the most of this opportunity
to be a grandparent.

Awesome poem, Vic. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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A Story A Day Challenge 2017: Christmas Prep

Christmas Prep

Luke hammered away, diligently nailing the boards into place to block the one entrance into the house that didn’t have a lock. He’d been working for hours, and he was finally nearing completion.

Behind him, his wife entered the room and stopped a few feet away and crossed her arms. “Honey, what the hell are you doing?”

He smiled as he answered, “Plugging a hole.”

“And why are you destroying my fireplace?”

“To keep the fat man out. Every year, he sneaks in and eats my cookies. Not this year.”

“Um, honey, did you eat any of the ‘special’ cookies?”

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A Story A Day Challenge 2017: Christmas Prep

Christmas Prep

Luke hammered away, diligently nailing the boards into place to block the one entrance into the house that didn’t have a lock. He’d been working for hours, and he was finally nearing completion.

Behind him, his wife entered the room and stopped a few feet away and crossed her arms. “Honey, what the hell are you doing?”

He smiled as he answered, “Plugging a hole.”

“And why are you destroying my fireplace?”

“To keep the fat man out. Every year, he sneaks in and eats my cookies. Not this year.”

“Um, honey, did you eat any of the ‘special’ cookies?”

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