It’s been a crazy two weeks for me! Between the traveling (I’m in Israel, visiting my daughter and grandson), holidays and blur of gratitude blog stuff, I missed last week! If any of you would still like to join the Gratitude blog party, the InLinkz will be up until January 15th. So far, 69 bloggers have joined, and it’s been so inspiring! It was also a very sad week for my family, as we had to put our 16 year old lab, Luke, down. We have been so lucky to have him so long, and the decision was agonizing. Another big distraction came when WordPress published my piece “On My Father’s Birthday, A Letter to the Man Who Killed Him.” Word Press Discover replaces Freshly Pressed. There were 35 comments in 2 minutes; my computer caught fire! Actually, I didn’t notice until another blogger messaged me and asked why there were so many comments coming in. This piece has been Freshly Pressed, featured on Discover and HuffPo and won BlogHer Voice of the Year; I didn’t think there was any life left in it!
This week, being 10 hours ahead really helps, in catching the Friday Fictioneers prompt! FF is a weekly flash fiction challenge that brings in writers from all over. Rochelle Wisoff-Fields leads the pack, and keeps all the balls in the air, while she publishes books, visits grandchildren and reads all the contributions. She’s amazing! If you’d like to join in, or read the other stories, please visit Rochelle’s blog, Addicted To Purple. I always welcome honest, constructive feedback. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.
The Friendly Skies
“Jasper, what are you thinking? That girl could be your grand daughter!”
“She’s hot, and she digs me; what more do I want?”
“She digs who you were, not who you are.” James frowned. “Look, you’re my best friend; I’m just being honest with you. Isn’t it time you act your age?”
“Jimbo, chill out! As long as I’m still touring, as long as I have a private jet, I can act any age I want!”
Rock legend Jasper Jones popped the tiny blue pill in his mouth, turned to the pretty blonde and smiled. “Ready for take off baby?”
(word count: 99)
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