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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Good and Bad (05/07/09)

TITLE: Life Ain't bad
By Kimberly Michalski
05/14/09


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I awake feeling grateful the moon didnít tumble into the oceans while I slept. Iím grateful for the sun, which sits in a sky that didnít fall during the night. I feel grateful at the safekeeping of the entire universe.

I saunter down the steps, open the front door and find the birds chirping, flowers blooming, trees still rooted in the ground and the right amount of oxygen in the air to keep us all alive. I walk to the kitchen sink to fill the coffee pot, and notice through the pane the buildings in the distance appear in tact and standing tall. I can tell itís going to be a good day.

My son arrives at the breakfast bar famished. I watch him attack his food as if he hadnít eaten in days while I pack his lunch and glance out at the deck. The menace squirrel scurries around looking for the tall leaf bags he tore into for days. His partner in crime digs in my fresh-mulched flowerbed until a robin chases them off. The neighborís dog yaps and yaps and yaps.

My boyí s departing hug lingers long after he steps off the front stoop, moseys down the walk and disappears around the corner. I pray for his safekeeping. The neighbor boy walks his dog across the grassy mound and vanishes leaving the canine traces behind. I frown. A middle school girl in high-heeled clodhoppers with an odd gait ambles down the middle of the street.

Husband meets me at the bottom of the stairs in his warm smile and I bask in our quiet time together before he leaves for the office. Everything seems normal in a regular like kind of way. The best part of waking from a bad dream: realizing life is good.


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Ruth Ann Moore05/14/09
I like how you tied everything together in the last paragraph, giving the second read the "I get it!" factor. Nicely Done!
Bryan Ridenour05/15/09
Ah, yes, to awake from a nightmare to the blessings of God...thanks for reminding me of all the good that God has provided.
Jana Kelley05/15/09
Ah, this was a pleasant and comforting read! At the end I thought, "Yeah, that's happened to me before too!"
Marilyn Schnepp 05/16/09
Your title is perfect for this type of story. "You never miss the water until the well runs dry" was the thought that kept running through my mind as I read your "daily" account of people, nature and just normal things we take for granted. You're right..."life ain't bad" (pardon the grammar). Well done.
Jim McWhinnie 05/16/09
Solid piece.

I loved that opening line.