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Clinging Hearts

He stole a glance at the fist she tried to hide on her lap. Her thigh trembled next to his, wanting to escape.

They dreaded this moment, but clung to the Truth they will see their son again.

He reached over and covered her pain – Hope bonding two grieving hearts.

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Blessing of the Sigh

A symphony of song drew me to the seat beneath our Sycamore tree. How like God to infuse such beauty in a moment. I lean back, close my eyes and listen.

Melodies change effortlessly – a balm to this frazzled heart.

A sigh of thanks rises, for one lowly Mocking bird.

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Close Encounter

Without looking, I sensed his arrival and felt his interest. I moved out of sight – or at least I thought I had.

“You alone?” he whispered in my ear.

I turned and melted into luscious brown eyes, “Yes, and you?”

Warm lips moved so close to mine, “Happy Anniversary darling.”

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Inspiration Personified

Mozart playing in the background, people surrounding tiny tables – chattering away as they sipped latte’s or enjoyed fresh sandwiches. Lines backed up for cinnamon buns or Double Fudge Delight – newspapers left behind, politics the heat of discussions.

Ahhh … the perfect place to write.

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Chicken is as Chicken Does.

“I can’t do this!” I whispered in my sister’s ear. “I’m goin back.”

She grabbed my hand, “You stay right here!”


“No buts. Don’t be such an old chicken.”

I looked down my nose at all the kids in line. “I don’t care, I’m not riding Goofy’s Barnstormin Rollorcoaster!”

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If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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Tammy Johnson 28 Sep 2007
Loved EVERY one of them! Each a different theme, equally heart stirring. :0)
Leigh MacKelvey 26 Sep 2007
Oh, so poetic, the language! I wish I'd read all of these before I wrote and submitted! Everyone of yours was beautifully written.
Leigh MacKelvey 26 Sep 2007
Oh, so poetic, the language! I wish I'd read all of these before I wrote and submitted! Everyone of yours was beautifully written.
Leigh MacKelvey 26 Sep 2007
Oh, so poetic, the language! I wish I'd read all of these before I wrote and submitted! Everyone of yours was beautifully written.
darlene hight 26 Sep 2007
Wow! what a way to capture a moment! These are great. I loved the inspiration one Darlene
Emily Blakely 25 Sep 2007
Great writing. Each one of varied theme drew me in, hard to choose a favorite!
Janice Cartwright 25 Sep 2007
The anniversary one blew me totally away. I melted with your MC and it was okay - he was a husband!!
Allison Egley  25 Sep 2007
I love the scope of emotions you cover in the stories. I liked 3 and 5 best.
Mo 24 Sep 2007
The first is so deep. The 2nd & 4th left me feeling calm & peaceful! Wow, you even manged to make the 3rd a snap-short surprise! & the 5th is just so real!
Verna Cole Mitchell  23 Sep 2007
You painted wonderful pictures with your keyboard. I loved each of them.
Betty Castleberry 23 Sep 2007
These are great. I loved Close Encounter the most. Thanks for sharing these well written little nuggets of gold.
Laurie Walker 22 Sep 2007
So beautifully done! I honestly can't pick a fav.
Sharon Henderson 22 Sep 2007
All great! I laughed out loud at the last one. The Close Encounter was wonderful too.
Joanne Sher  22 Sep 2007
Definitely a hodgepodge - but all excellent. Loved the anniversary one.
Seema Bagai  22 Sep 2007
Poetry in prose. Pat, this is beautifully written.
Kristen Hester 22 Sep 2007
I loved each one of these for a different reason. They are each great. I really liked the one about the perfect place to write. They are all so, so good. You are so talented. Bravo!
Linda Roth 22 Sep 2007
Pat, I liked your variety of displayed emotions. You even gave each of them a title! I never thought of doing that.
Deborah Porter  21 Sep 2007
Wow Pat ... talk about a rollercoaster of stories. From that very sad first one, right through to the fun of being a chicken (join the club), you provided a wonderful mix of reading. I'm so glad you jumped in this week's mini-challenge. Love, Deb
Linda Germain  21 Sep 2007
Wow, Pat! You are sooooo GOOD! Loved 'em all. :0)
Jan Ackerson  21 Sep 2007
Oh my goodness, Pat--are you ME? #4--I want to go there. #5--I actually wrote a blog a couple of years ago about my traumatic experience on Goofy's Barnstormer. I'll try to find a link for you. Never again, I tell you. Never again. (shuddering)
dub W 21 Sep 2007
Very well written. I loved the Encounter and the Chicken story. Each one was special indeed.


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