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Previous Challenge Entry (EDITOR'S CHOICE)
Topic: Spam (not the meat) (11/03/11)

TITLE: Spreading Sunshine
By Robyn Burke
11/16/11
~8th Place


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With fingers poised over the keyboard, Iris giggled. At 78, it thrilled her to no end to have learned this new skill of surfing the web and sending email. The wrinkled, liver-spotted hands caressed the keys as she opened up her inbox. She got a chuckle out of the dancing dog video from God-Tube and blushed over the slightly risqué one her cousin Clarice had sent her. She wiped away tears over the forward she had received honoring Veterans. She adored the one from her friend Franny about sister-girlfriends and although the instructions to forward this to 9 other women in the next 2 minutes seemed a little reminiscent of the chain letters of her youth, she still thought it was lovely. How much fun it was to reach out to all her friends. Life was too short for not spreading sunshine. Hitting the send button, she leaned back with a contented sigh.

Jocelyn gave an irritated grunt as she opened her email. Delete. Delete. Delete. She went to her mail settings and blocked all future incoming mail from BloomingIris@gmail.com. Life was just too short to deal with spam.

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CD Swanson 11/17/11
This was sweet. Sometimes the short ones are the most meaningful. God Bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/17/11
I liked your idea. I was writing a story about the forwarded emails and the connection to chain letters too. But I didn't finish it.

I wish you had developed your characters more. I think you really could have gotten your message across with some more words.

You definitely nailed the topic and made me stop and think. I get annoyed, too, at those types of email. Now, I wonder if the person sending them is just lonely and could use some company.
Linda Goergen11/22/11
Poor Iris, this one made you actually feel sorry for the spammer, Iris, just trying to spread some sunshine! LOL Short but powerful.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 12/01/11
Congratulations for ranking 7th in Masters and an 8th EC overall!
Jan Vickers12/02/11
Very sweet and yet very familiar
:)
Jan