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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A Story A Day Challenge 2017: Never A Thought

Never A Thought

It’d seemed simple enough.

Stop. The. Ball.

Yep, simple. Except when Jose didn’t know what he was learning.

He didn’t even know how he’d let his friends talk him into playing goal while they practiced. Sure, he loved watching hockey, but there was a little thing called talent that he didn’t have.

He’d been the only one in school unable to get on base in kickball in gym.

Nope, no talent. Not a drop.

Then Paul took a shot toward his glove side.

In a blur, Jose snagged it amid cheers from the other kids.

Cool. Maybe I can play.

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A Story A Day Challenge 2017: Near Miss?

Near Miss?

Snow never bothered John. That was, until his friend decided it’d be fun to spinout while heading for a semi.

“Aw, man, this is gonna hurt.” John closed his eyes and grunted as he tensed, waiting for the collision. When it didn’t come, he opened his eyes looked around. Somehow, the car had come to a complete stop without a scratch and the semi was continuing down the road.

“Dude, how’d he miss us?”

His friend shook his head. “Don’t know. I thought we were dead.”

John shook his head, then noticed his hands could pass through the dashboard. “Um…”

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A Story A Day Challenge 2017: Blurred Recollections

Blurred Recollections

“So, what’s his name?” asked Tabitha as she tried to rub away the circles under her eyes.

“I… I don’t remember,” Sonia said, rubbing her head.

“Seriously? How don’t you know?”

Sonia shrugged. It was the least painful gesture she could do.

“Great. Just great. I ask you to hook me up with the hottest guy in town, and you forget his name.”

Sonia shook her head. “Sorry, I know we talked about you. A lot.”

Tabitha turned from the mirror, putting her hands on her hips. “Fine, you got me. What’d you tell me about him?”

“Uh…”

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A Story A Day Challenge 2017: There’s Always One

There’s Always One

“Okay, well, this wasn’t supposed to happen,” Bill said, sitting back on his haunches and staring at the blank TV screen.

“Gee, ya think?” Kevin asked from behind him. “I thought you said you knew what you were doing?”

“I do.”

“Then why isn’t it working?”

“Simple. We screwed up somewhere.”

Kevin crossed his arms. “What do you mean ‘we’?”

Bill thought over the steps they’d taken and rechecked the connections. What the hell? Everything’s hooked up.

Sighing, he pressed the TV’s power button, turning it on. Then he spotted the batteries in their pack. “You had one job, jackass.”

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