Advent Calendar – Day 13

In the spirit of Christmas and the Advent Calendar that has been revamped and re-purposed in myriad ways, I have decided to do one of another sort.  Instead of taking one chocolate per day (or wine or whatever goodie is in vogue) or adding one item into a box to donate for a good cause (a very good thing, indeed) I have chosen to send a little love to my favourite blogs.

Day 13 – Jots From a Small Apt.

I am including Ms Raye’s blog because I love this woman to bits.  She hasn’t written a thing in months and deep down, I have that dream, that wish, that she will again.  At least I can see her occasionally on Instagram!

A few years ago, I ended up in an “Irish” blogging circle, Jean, Mick (John), Patsy (none of whom blog anymore, or at best, only once in a blue moon)… and through John’s blog, I met Raye.  You see, they did a collaboration:  she had taken one of his photographs and done her version of it in watercolour.  Beautiful.  Then I read the repartee between her and John and next thing I knew, I was totally stalking her.  Smart, witty, funny, sarcastic, poetic, tongue-in-cheek… I could go on an on.

Not only does this woman paint beautiful pictures, she can write.  Boy can she write.  It’s probably not fair to you readers that she has chosen to spend more time with her roses and paintbrushes now,  but this is my Advent Calendar and I am choosing to send love her way anyway.

To you RRR xoxoxo

Starting Over – Again **Friday Fictioneers**

Good Wednesday-Friday, my Peeps!  I thought I’d have to wait until tonight to write my FF but got cancelled from work because of lack of golfers.  Woot!  Ah, celebrations were short-lived.  They realised that by cancelling me for 11, they would be short for 4.  Oh well, at least it gave me a few extra hours to ruminate over this lovely picture supplied by Ted Strutz by our illustrious leader, Rochelle.  I confess I totally was inspired by a fellow blogger’s own post from last week.  So, thank you, Raye.  I hope you don’t mind!

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Genre:  Fiction inspired by real events

Word count:  Toujours 100

Starting Over – Again

It happened just about every three years.  She couldn’t explain it and didn’t bother trying.  The urge to pack up and move to a new place was strong.  It wasn’t for the money because basically she exchanged four quarters for a dollar.  It wasn’t because she couldn’t forge friendships with her neighbours.  All started with exchanges of food goodies and plants and moved to dinner parties.

Suddenly, the itch started and wouldn’t be ignored.  Again the procedure of selling the old and finding a new, usually, one town over.

This time was different.  The island would keep her longer.