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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Illustrate the meaning of "Actions Speak Louder than Words" (without using the actual phrase). (02/21/08)

TITLE: Roast Chicken
By pam Leitermann
02/26/08


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Roast Chicken



I rolled over and looked at my husband

he was snoring away. Sam sleeps in

these days because his job has been

out sourced (moved) to another state.

I got up quietly and went to take a shower

and make some coffee. I was already dreading

the morning drive into work and the day

that was set before me.


An hour later I found myself in the middle

of a traffic jam. The news on the radio was

talking about world issues and the regular

daily crisis . I reached over and changed the

station to music. Twenty minutes later I arrived

at the office I was five minutes late.

Good morning Susan any messages for me?

There on your desk your Honor, Susan said;

as she looked up over the top of her glasses

with her usual smile and quiet spirit.



I walked into my chambers and with a

heavy sigh; I dropped my purse and brief case

on the leather sofa. I stood there looking all

around the room but my eyes stopped

at all the degrees that hung on the walls.

Suddenly I realized just how short life really is.


As the day dragged on and on all I

could think about was everything I had waiting

for me at home. Dusting, vacuuming, laundry

cooking dinner and cleaning the bathrooms.

I glanced up at the clock that hung over the

doors which kept us all locked in and realized it

was time to go. I picked up my gavel and hit

it on the little piece of wood with all the dents

on it from past years and said ladies and gentlemen

court dismissed until nine am Tuesday morning.


On my drive home I listened to a tape a friend gave

me it was a lesson on John 3:16 these words,

For God so loved the world He GAVE us His only Son.

I kept hearing those words in my mind, God GAVE

us His Son His only Son! Could I give up my son?

For whosoever probably not! Just as the tape

ended I pulled into the drive way and opened

the garage door with my opener and parked my car.

I got out and grab my things from the back seat and went

into the mud room that was attached to the garage.

I kicked off my shoes and set my things down I smell

something really good, was that roast chicken?


I walked into the kitchen and realized dinner

was in the oven and not only that the kitchen was

sparkling clean and the table was set for dinner.

I saw a sticky note attached to the flower vase on

the table be back by six love Sam. Well, I thought

I’ll go get done what I can before dinner. I noticed

a fresh clean smell “wow”! my room is cleaned

“oh!” so is the bathroom I was so excited!


I changed my clothes and went to the kitchen

as I looked out the window I saw Sam coming

out of the woods with his shot gun hanging

over his shoulder. I could not resist it I ran

to the back door, opened it and ran out,

Sam looked up just in time to catch me in

his arms he looked so surprised.

What’s this all about he said. I just want

you to know how much I appreciate

and love you that’s all!

The end





























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Lynn Jacky02/28/08
Excellent story. Too bad life isn't a little more like that. So why can't it be - good examples - Thank you keep writing.
D. Phenes02/29/08
Great story. an example of actions saying it all..
LauraLee Shaw03/04/08
Good story. Love the way you tied the beginning and the end together.

Don't forget to put quotation marks around dialogue.

Excellent example of the proverb. :)