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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!

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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!

Sunset

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!

Iceberg

Iceberg

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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Leave the Light On - Photo by Alastair Forbes

Leave the Light On – Photo by Alastair Forbes

No one had lived in the house for years. The front porch steps were old, and weathered. Grime covered the windows except for one; this one at the top left corner. It was always clean.

A story goes that one hundred years ago, the Whittington family lived in the house. Jenna Whittington was the only daughter of the family. At the young age of 14, she met and fell in love with Peter Crawford. He was 15. They were inseparable.

Unbeknownst to her family, Jenna and Peter had secretly married. Then the war came. Peter found himself called for duty. On November 9th, 1914, before leaving, he assured her that the war would be over quickly. Upon his return, they would begin their lives together; a life filled with love, happiness and many children. Before leaving, he asked her to leave the light on in the hallway for him so he could find his way home.

Peter never returned. Jenna passed away from sorrow. And, on November 9th every year, if you pass by at the right moment, you will see the light in the hallway come on, and the face of Jenna Crawford looking out the window waiting for Peter to return.
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Well, a bit over 200 words…forgive me!

Thank you to Alastair Forbes for hosting Sunday Photo Fiction, and for the photo that inspired this story!

To you, my dear reader, thank you for taking the time to stop by today! May you have a spectacular Sunday! Be well! ^..^

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Edsel's Dream - Photo by Jean L. Hays

Edsel’s Dream – Photo by Jean L. Hays


“What do you want to be when you grow up?” asked Vedette.

“I want to be a tractor with a bucket and backhoe,” replied Edsel.

“You can’t be a tractor, much less have a bucket or backhoe,” she laughed.

“I can be anything I want to be! You’ll see!” with a pout on his face, he replied.

“Yea, right!” she said.

Edsel sat there thinking about how he could make his dream come true. Concentrating hard, he felt an odd shift at the back. He felt the same in the front. In a flash Edsel realized his dream!
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Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting Friday Fictioneers, and to Jean L. Hays for the photo that inspired this vehicular story!

You too can join in on this writing challenge! To get there, click HERE!

Dear reader, thank you for taking the time to stop on by! May you have a terrific Thursday! Be well! ^..^

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