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I am taking part in Mondays Finish the Story, which is a challenge that provides a photo prompt and the opening sentence to your story. The rules indicate that the story you come up with must be between 100-150 words….Ready?

2014-11-24 - BW Beacham

“Dance as if no one is watching!” Her dance instructor would shout this at the students while looking at her. She could not help it that she had two left feet!

Sabina’s career in dancing began at a young age. It was every mother’s dream that their daughters would grow up to be prima ballerinas. Her mother was no exception.

Her first dance class was tap dancing. The school asked her mother to remove her from the class because she was destroying the floors with her tap shoes. In ballet, she would turn left when everyone else went right. She was constantly tripping, knocking over other students. Those were the days.

Alone in her back yard, with the song “Everybody Dance Now” by C&C cranked up on the radio, Sabina let loose! She danced as if no one was watching. Her neighbor was secretly videotaping her. Now, in her 90’s, Sabina is the newest YouTube sensation!
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From YouTube, Everybody Dance Now! Video posted by Kemal Surmelioglu!

Now do you feel like dancing too?

Thanks for stopping by today! Have one heck of an amazing Monday! Be well! ^..^

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My Last Sunrise - Photo by Alastair Forbes

My Last Sunrise – Photo by Alastair Forbes

The photo of the sunrise through the trees hung on my bedroom wall. Little did I know when I took that photo, it would be the last sunrise I would ever see!

The day had been typical for me. I got up, had my morning cup of coffee, and then headed outdoors with my camera, which is when I snapped this photo. I had not seen the house with the three chimneys before, so of course I had to go investigate. It looked abandoned. I made the decision to return and explore the house after I got off work that day.

I looked forward to this all day. Returning home, I donned old clothes, grabbed the flashlight and headed out. When I got there, I noticed it was a run-down brick building. Trying the front door, I found it locked. As I started to turn away, I heard the door creak and saw that it was now open.

Curious, I headed in. The place was grand. It was then that I felt the cold breath on my neck as sharp teeth sunk in. I died that day. Now when I wake, the first thing I see is that last sunrise.
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Thanks go out to Alastair Forbes for hosting Sunday Photo Fiction! This is a flash fiction challenge where Al provides a photo prompt and you get to write a story with a beginning, middle and end using 200 words or less. If you would care to join in, click on Sunday Photo Fiction above, which will get you there!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope that you enjoyed my little bit of flash! Have a splendid, relaxing Sunday! Be well! ^..^

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Middleham Motors - Photo by Claire Fuller

Middleham Motors – Photo by Claire Fuller

Middleham Motors, known for automotive care and tire replacement, had been there for years. Michelin’s were their leader in tire sales.

Tire sales had dwindled, although you would not know it based on the number of dead tires sitting in a pile, they had a plan to boost sales.

Rummaging through the huge pile of used tires, they picked the ones that fit the bill for their project. It came together slowly, and finally all the pieces were in place. Spray painting the tires white, they stuck on eyes.

Bib now greeted the customer with a smile and a wave!
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Thanks goes out to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting Friday Fictioneers! And thank you to Claire Fuller for the inspiring photo!

Join in on this challenge by adding your story!

Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific Thursday! Be well! ^..^

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I am taking part in Mondays Finish the Story, which is a challenge that provides a photo prompt and the opening sentence to your story. The rules indicate that the story you come up with must be between 100-150 words….Ready?

2014-11-17 - BW Beacham
“When I rented the room, I did not think it would be this one!” It took me months to plan for this vacation. It turns out that planning a vacation is not my forte.

I had bought the cheapest seat available on the flight. The seat: It was right next to the bathroom. When we landed, the airline lost my bag.

The first “hotel” that I stayed at turned out to be a rooming house. There were 50 beds in one room with what resembled hospital curtains between the beds. Man, some people can really snore, and fart! It only had one bathroom!

The second “hotel” that I rented was actually a tent. For the facilities, they provided you with a shovel and a roll of toilet paper. There was a warning to watch out for the poison oak.

My last place was a real room. This was the most expensive of the lot. I cringed when I saw the half moon on the door!
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You too can join in on this fun weekly challenge! Just click HERE to get to this week’s challenge!

I hope that you enjoyed my bit of flash! May you have a magnificent Monday, and thank you for stopping by! Be well! ^..^

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I am taking part, once again, in Friday Fictioneers! It is a challenge where you are provided with a photo prompt. The challenge is to write a story with a beginning, middle and end using 100 words or less. And the photo this week is:

Lost in the Crowd - Photo by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Lost in the Crowd – Photo by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

She had stopped into the gift shop looking at little souvenirs to bring home. A man stopped next to her. He was looking forward, but she could see him looking at her from the corner of his eye.

She left the store creeped out. She entered the next shop. Looking at the t-shirts, she saw him enter the store. She moved past a corner of the store out of his view, where she could see him but he could not see her. She heard him whisper, “Where is she?”

Leaving the store, she let herself get lost in the crowd!
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Thank you Rochelle for hosting the flash fiction challenge! I am looking forward to your next installment!

Thank you dear reader for dropping in for a quick Thursday read! Have a marvelous day, and be well! ^..^

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Water does calm me, and I love looking at it and watching the mostly gentle flow of it. For today, I wanted to share with you some calming water views and also show you something that surprised me! Ready to take a look?

Having been on the water for only a day, I fell in love with this sunset!



I was surprised one day as I looked at the oceans water only to discover some sea life that was beautiful and huge as well! Check out how spread out the tentacles are! Click on the photo to isolate it and then once again to enlarge it to really check out this beauty!

One huge jellyfish

One huge jellyfish

A huge flock of feeding birds caught my eye!

Birds feeding

Birds feeding

We come across a patch of icebergs, and this one caught my attention. The dark areas are part of the rock the glacier slide over, removed and carried with it!



A fishing boat glides along dragging a net behind it!

The net is out

The net is out

Waking up early in the morning, I am greeted with storm clouds hovering over the shore and one heck of a dramatic shot!

Darkness and light

Darkness and light

Do you have a connection with water?

I hope that you have enjoyed the photos I have featured today! Thank you for coming along with me, and have an amazing Wednesday! Be well! ^..^

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Today I am taking part in Mondays Finish the Story.
Mondays Finish the StoryThis is a flash fiction challenge where you are given a photo prompt to use, and the opening line to the story. The goal is to write a story, with a beginning, middle and end, using 100-150 words.

2014-11-10 - BW Beacham
“Would anyone know if there truly was an alien invasion?” That was the topic of discussion as my Mom and I sat on the deck watching the praying mantis as it hung from the black-eyed Susan.

“Do you remember that time we were driving back from San Francisco on 280?” I asked.

“What time would that be?” my Mom replied.

“It was night time, remember? All those planes stacked up to fly into SFO; we were saying how would we ever know if any one of those lights in the sky could be an alien craft.”

“Oh, yes, I do remember that. There were what, 15 planes coming in?”

The head of the praying mantis swiveled in our direction; the tiny black pupils looked first at my Mom, then at me. Its jaws began to move ever so slightly.

“Humans,” it said, “you know too much.”

A beam of light shone down surrounding us. In a flash, they took us.
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I hope that you enjoyed today’s bit of flash! If you want to participate in today’s challenge you can by clicking HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a magnificent Monday! ^..^

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