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May 2019 Writing Challenge

  • 17 May 2019 3:20 PM
    Reply # 7347258 on 7332214
    Kimberly Riggs (Administrator)

    2-4-2 Poetry

    Tall, proud

    Gracefully aged

    Rustic



  • 16 May 2019 4:16 PM
    Reply # 7345529 on 7332214
    Kim Riggs

    Sorry, wasn't trying to be anonymous. lol

  • 16 May 2019 4:13 PM
    Reply # 7345526 on 7332214
    Anonymous

    Michael,

    You give the readers wonderful descriptions, while allowing them room to imagine the rest on their own. The ending was short, sweet, and brilliant. Can't wait to read yours again next month!


  • 11 May 2019 9:40 AM
    Reply # 7335416 on 7332214
    Sherri Hollister (Administrator)

    Michael, you are amazing, in just a few paragraphs you had me in tears. You paint a word picture and touch the heart with your stories. Beautiful as usual. Thank you

  • 10 May 2019 5:51 PM
    Reply # 7334510 on 7332214

    Ye Old Garage

    Joe had just left the lawyers office where he had signed documents making him the executor and sole heir of his grandfather’s estate.  He stopped by the old place before heading home, and while wandering around he felt an itch of curiosity about the outbuilding back of the house. Dirt so coated the windows that his eyesight couldn’t pierce the gloom inside the old, dilapidated garage, and he had to rip away the vines covering the door before pulling hard on the handle to the sound of rusty hinges squealing in protest.

    The ’65 Mustang was coated with such a thick layer of dust that the color was indistinguishable. The driver’s door groaned as he pulled it open and fine dust covered the interior too, but he couldn’t resist sitting behind the wheel. It felt so familiar because he had driven a ’65 Mustang in high school where he had met his future wife.

    They had enjoyed great times in that old car. The backseat was tiny, so they had awkwardly courted across the gear stick between the two bucket seats while pretending to watch the drive-in movies. The car had taken them to their senior prom and later to the beach house. He had driven his Mustang back-and-forth to college, coming home nearly every weekend to see his girl, who was now his wife. He had even driven her to the hospital in his old Mustang when she went into labor, but soon after he had traded it in for a bigger car to make room for their first child.

    On a whim, he leaned over and popped open the glove compartment looking for registration papers. Inside a yellowed envelop was the title with a handwritten note on lined paper. He read, “Joe, I bought this car from the dealer after you traded it in. Whenever you drive it, think of me and your grandmother because we love you dearly.”


    Last modified: 12 May 2019 9:04 AM | Michael Worthington
  • 09 May 2019 4:07 PM
    Message # 7332214
    Kimberly Riggs (Administrator)

    This old structure was once very different in its day of completion. Nature and man have left their mark on this dated building. Maybe you know of an old structure that was sadly forgotten.Did you find it on your property after purchasing the land?  Maybe you found it by mistake, taking a shortcut.

    Let this image inspire you, or maybe a place you know of that can inspire you to write and share your one-thousand or less word story by uploading it here as a reply.

    Last modified: 06 Jun 2019 10:30 AM | Kimberly Riggs (Administrator)
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