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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Sizzle (05/02/13)

TITLE: Inconvenience or Convenience?
By clarissa aguilera


Hey Annie, we are having a bar-be cue today, would you like to come?

I’m not sure sweetie, sure sounds good replied Yvonne.

Yeah, were having bar-be cue ribs, macaroni & cheese baked beans; mom thought it would be a good idea to change the menu. You know were always bar-be cueing chicken with rice and the same old chili beans, and macaroni salad.

Yeah change would be nice; I’ll see you there said Yvonne.

As Yvonne went on her way she thought about the last minute invitation, and how she would have preferred to have had a week or two in advanced notice. Annie was a very well-kept woman with everything always planned out, and with everything in order, and always on time.

Annie felt a little thrown off schedule. But one thing Annie failed to realize is not everybody thinks like her. Annie contemplating on attending the gathering, when her six-teen old daughter had walked in and took note to mother in deep thought.

Mother why the puzzled look on your face, said sissy as she raised one eyebrow her hand on her hips and a twist to her neck.

Oh dear, I’m sorry I just ran into Yvonne “do you remember her sweetie?

Yes I do mother, the one with the bright pink streaks in her hair, who drives a 1902 yellow charger? Said Sissy giggling as she went on and on about how Yvonne needed to rid herself from that yellow charger and what possessed her to streak her hair pink?

I tell you mother there some weird folks out there these days, as Sissy shook her head. (PSALM 139:13-14) NIV For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

“Different, Sissy (different), not weird … “but different, said Annie.

I ran in to her at the market, and she invited me to a last minute bar-be cue.

Oh that was nice, are you going said Sissy?

I don’t know said Annie well staring deep in thought, I haven‘t decided just yet, “You know how I dislike those last minute plans.

This could be healthy for you mom,
“I think you should go, what’s on the menu? What are they making, said Sissy?

Annie takes in a deep sigh, she mention bar-be cue ribs, macaroni & cheese with baked beans.

Hmm, that sound good mom, different, but good?

Annie with a great big smile on her face said, “That’s what Yvonne said, they wanted to shake things up!

You know mom you always got to look at the situation from a different lens “this could be what you call an inconvenience to you, but to God be it… an inconvenience to his convenience. There’s always a logical reason in the purpose mother?

I understand, okay let’s go…

As I drive up I can almost smell the food the bar-be cue ribs lay still as the smoke arises, cooking to perfection in taste, suddenly I hear a giant sizzle coming from the sauce that drips from the ribs, hitting the bottom of the pit causing the flame to come up.

Hey mom yells Sissy as she winks her eye from a distant, “How do like the food?

“Delicious, Annie yells winking back at her six-teen year old daughter,” thanks babe replied Annie with a big giant grin.

So mother… Sissy places her hand on mother shoulder, just so you know every inconvenience to us is always an inconvenience set up by God to his convenience.

Just thought I’d fill you in… with a big smile, Sissy nods her head opens her mouth real big and winks!
Love ya, Mother.

And with a big smile Annie say's i love you to sweetie.

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dub W05/11/13
On the bright side you have the knack for telling a story. Please learn how to write dialog - with quote marks and spacing. Secondly, understand that characters have action and avoid showing rather than telling. And finally, find a challenge friend who will proof read your work. I know you are a beginner and that means you have the tail of the tiger. Keep writing and grow with Faithwriters.
C D Swanson 05/11/13
I enjoyed this engaging and charming story. Nice dialogue between mom and daughter, perfect for Mother's Day coming up. It was a special treat to read, thanks for sharing.

God bless~