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The Preloved Shopper
My daughter’s birthday is looming! Her, sexy smart, beautiful brunette and cleverly artistic. As time arranged it, her son’s birthday is her birthday, a gift from god some might say. He is 12 years old, very social; easy to please – a planned day out, go-carting.
My Dearest Friend
My dear mother, you went through a lot. Life was hard and you felt like giving up. I don’t remember a time when you and dad were together. I was only three when you split up. Right when you wanted to give up, you found God. You found the truth and turned your life around for the better. Even though life wasn’t always the best living with you, I have learned a lot. You gave it your all, trying to teach your children the right way. It didn’t go as planned, but you tried the best you could alone.
Love a good surf and turf? I know I did, until I found out the Lobster had to be boiled alive. That took all the enjoyment out of eating Lobster for me.
The apartment was a mess. Moving boxes littered the living room, some yet to be opened, some half emptied on the floor. Emmy sat in the middle of the room next to one open box and a dismembered Ikea desk. She flipped through the small black instructional booklet flanked by nuts, bolts, and screws. Sawyer sat on an unpacked suitcase, on her phone, on the other side of the room.
Thunder Never Cries
New Mexico Territory 1892 Lucius McKraden was exhausted and ready to be home after a five-day ride to Sante Fe. The deadline to get a claim to his land was two days earlier, so this trip was necessary. His Sorrel stallion, Ramses was weary but trudged faithfully along. The path was steep and dangerous, but the shortest route to Sante Fe.
The Girl And The Fox
Cateline held her thick velvet skirts high and ran through the downpour. Horses hooves pounded in the dark behind her and dogs bayed above the sounds of the storm. She twisted to look behind her and lightning flashed, outlining the shadows of the soldiers on horseback less than two furlongs behind her. A rock rolled under her foot and she stumbled, but caught herself before she fell. Hot tears slid out of her eyes and joined the cold rain drops running down her pale cheeks. Her legs felt as if they were pushing through thick honey. She nearly dropped to the ground to accept her fate, but ran on, clinging to a thread of hope as fragile as a spiders web.
Blame it on the Weatherman
I suppose I could credit my good fortune that day to the weatherman, Lying Larry. He said to expect sunshine all morning. I don’t know why I decided to believe him this day. Maybe it was because of the months of isolation, or maybe it was just due to Gracie’s incessant whining to go outside. In any case, I snapped on Gracie’s leash and stepped outside into the crisp, cool air. Immediately I saw that trusting the weatherman was indeed a mistake but by then it was too late! Gracie was pulling with all her might and off we went to take a long awaited walk.
Once there had only been blank pages. She was born blank and not with the words as the others. The others had started out with years, centuries of knowledge. Some had the purpose of numbers while others of words, all had the purpose of dealings of men. They had laughed and sneered when they realized her existence was to record the mere words of young girls. Embarrassed she had slunk back into the dark shelf away from the flickering candlelight. There in the gloom she sat unnoticed with her small black cover and clean white pages until old kind hands pulled her from her solitary spot on the shelf.
Eliza was a creature of habit and as such, she would wake do her yoga and then proceed to go down to the nearby cafe for her bagel and coffee. That was the plan on this day but something happened the moment that she opened the front door to her house. She looked down seeing a plain yellow manila envelope with her name written in elegant script. She looked around her before bending down and grabbing the envelope. The weight of the envelope surprised her and she nearly dropped it. She carefully opened the envelope then peered inside. Her eyes widened and she quickly walked back into her house closing the door behind her, her bagel and coffee forgotten for now.
The Genie in a Little Black Book
All the feelings I had that day when I last saw Vanessa flooded through me as I saw her standing there. I hadn’t wanted to go to that cheesy five-year reunion, but my best friend insisted I be his wingman. How glad I am that I did. It had been a wish of mine to see her just one more time. Then I could die a happy man.
Creative Colorful Christmas
Once Upon a Time, there was a Boy, who loves Christmas and Colors. His name is Patrick Kyle Bercher. He was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 6, 1987. He is the Youngest in the Bercher Family. His Mother is Lucy Bercher and His Father, Joseph Bercher. Patrick has three Brothers, Jeffrey, Timothy, and Grant, and two Sisters, Heidi, and Christi. When Christmas is almost approaching. Patrick is thinking about what he wants for Christmas. He wants a Colorful Teddy Bear, Disney Character Figurines, and a shirt that says, Mickey Mouse is Awesome. On Christmas Eve 1988, When Santa Clause came to the Bercher's Chimney at their house, Patrick was sleeping in his crib. Santa brought Mrs. Clauses to Surprise the one-year-old baby Patrick to put His Presents in his Crib. The Clauses were putting Patrick's Family's Presents underneath the most Beautiful and Colorful Christmas Tree ever to be seen. The next day on Christmas day in the morning on December 25, 1988, The Bercher family includes Patrick were opening Gifts from Santa Clause. The Mother, Lucy was asking who wants to open presents first? then Lucy said Ladies first and that will be the Sisters Heidi and Christi will go first. Heidi got a Makeup kit, Cinderella Dress and Barbie Dolls and a Doll House for Christmas, and when the 17-year-old Sister Christi opens her Christmas Presents, She's got a Key to a Brand new car and One Thousand dollars in Christi's Christmas Card. Christi was so excited and doing the Victory Dance and said, Thank you Santa, and Thank you, Jesus. The Mother, Lucy loves to cook and She had opened her Christmas Gifts and She got a Red Copper Square pan with the recipe book and a Beautiful Colorful Dress. Then it's The Boy's turn. The Dad, Joseph had opened his Christmas Presents first and He got the Disk Jockey Kit with so many Compact Disks to play the music, while Disk Jockeying, Joseph also got an Addidas Colounge, and White Dress shirt with his Dress Jacket, his Dress pants, Black socks, and Black Dress shoes. After their Father's Turn, It's Grant's turn to open his Christmas Presents. Grant's favorite Sport is Baseball and His favorite Baseball team is the New York Yankees. Grant got a baseball bat, Baseball, National Baseball League New York Yankees Jersey, and His Baseball Gloves. Jeffrey is up next to open the gifts. Jeffrey Loves Art, so He got a Sketch Book, so He can draw, and also Crayola 157 Crayons Ultimate Collection, and Art Supplies with Paint, Pastells, and Colored Pencils. Then Timothy is next to Opened his Gifts. Timothy loves Amusement Rides, Carnivals, Fairs, and Theme Parks. He got seven Tickets to Walt Disney World and seven Tickets to Universal Studios. That's very excited to not only for Timothy but also for the whole family to go to two Theme Parks. And last but certainly not the least. The youngest sibling, Patrick is so ready to open his. Patrick had got Colorful Teddy Bear, The Disney Figurines, and a Shirt, which fits on one-year-old, Patrick that says, Jesus, Loves Me. He is very happy and very Thankful for Santa Clause. The Whole Bercher Family is very Thankful and loves their Gifts. After opening their Gifts, There's more to the Bercher Family. Each Person in the Family of eight had Stockings full of stuff. The Ladies go first and after the Ladies opened Gifts in their Stockings, then it's the Men's turn to open theirs. Patrick was opening his Stocking stuffers and He is so excited that Patrick has so many Stocking Gifts for the very first time in his life as a one-year-old Youngest member in the Bercher Family. After the Celebration of The Most Creative Colorful Time of the year, The whole Bercher family went to Disney World and Universal Studios in Florida. They Flew from Las Vegas, Nevada to Orlando, Florida. Patrick is having fun celebrating a Wonderful time with his family. The Bercher family were on one of the rides at Disney's Magic Kingdom and It was Space Mountain. Patrick was way under the age limit and He cannot go on the Space Mountain. The rest of the family went and had an awesome time on that ride. Then the Unknown were taking care of one-year-old Patrick and suddenly hurt him. The Bercher family was looking for the youngest of the family and Patrick was not in Space Mountain, so Lucy and Joseph called for help to find their youngest son Patrick. The Security was looking at the Theme Park and Investigate who had taken care of Patrick and stole him. Mother Lucy was in tears crying that Patrick was lost. Father Joseph was really mad that someone had Possibly kidnapped Patrick Kyle Bercher. Then the Police came and the family was talking to the Deputy and two more officers about Our family member, Patrick. The Police and Security were searching and Investigating who had Patrick.2 hours later, Law Enforcement Officers were kept searching and searching throughout Walt Disney World. Then the News Anchor and Crew Members came and were Reporting at Disney's Magic Kingdom. This is the Ambert Alert that was at the Space Mountain, said the Achor Man, named Jesse Copeland. The Bercher family were asking questions about one year old, Patrick. Lucy and Joseph and their children were on Live Television and Anchor Man, Jesse was interviewing the Family about Patrick Bercher and who had him last.2 days later, while the Bercher Family were at the Holiday Inn Hotel Resort, they just got a telephone call from The Theme Park Authorities and said, Good News, We had found your son, Patrick Bercher, and The Mother Lucy said, Oh Thank You so much and The Police had to ask Lucy, Where are you at, what's the Location? Lucy said, oh We are at the Holiday Inn Hotel Resort at Disney World on the 6th floor in room 607. Five Minutes later someone knocked on the door of Suite 607 and it was The Police officer and Patrick. The whole family was very thankful and excited to Welcome back Patrick to the family. Lucy said to the Deputy, I'm so glad you guys had found our year old Son to Safety. The person, who had Patrick was the Suspect of hurting The youngest son and had arrested this Suspect named, Oscar Ederson. The Bercher family Does not know the Suspect and The Deputy, Stephen Wong said, Please be careful with your son. It is very important to have this kid with you at all times, Said the Deputy, Stephen Wong. The Whole Family needs to be taking care of each other and not be lost ever again, said, Joseph.
Balloons of Blossom
Memorial Day weekend always holds a special place in my heart. The tiny town of Chagrin Falls, Ohio annually hosts the Blossom Time Festival, complete with hot air balloon competitions, a carnival and parade. From the age of 3 years old, my brother had always wanted to become a balloon pilot. By the age of 15, he accomplished that goal and now flies every year at that exact spot of conception.