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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – New Collection – #Verse #Short Stories – Life’s Rich Tapestry : Woven in Words by Sally Cronin

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Recipe For Success

This week, Charli Mills asked to write about WINNING! Here is my offering and if you ask nicely, I just may share that winning chili recipe one day!

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Her brother had just gotten a big break, starting work for a local soup and sandwich shop. The hope was that this job would provide him the opportunity to shine with his creative culinary skills.

She received notice of a chili cookoff with prizes for home cooks as well as professionals. Why not enter! If she won, she could give the recipe to her brother, and he could make it at the shop. This just might kick start his career.

She was able to perfect the white, chicken chili recipe. And it won second place. Alas, the shop closed.

Celestial Consorts

This week, Charli Mills challenged us to write about a romance; not exactly my cup of tea but hey, I gave it a try. If you want to participate in this week’s 99-word flash fiction challenge, head over here: https://carrotranch.com/2019/11/21/november-21-flash-fiction-challenge/

He was a golden Adonis. Warm and friendly with energy to spare. He hung around most days, filling the world with light.

She was his biggest fan. Always waking from a good night’s sleep, hoping he’d be there. It made her day to have him with her wherever she was.

One day, his arch-enemy appeared and tried to rain on their parade. She was frightened for it seemed she had lost her golden love. But he sent a rainbow of protection to show her he was close by. And as soon as the clouds parted, the lovers were reunited.

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

Exit Sign

She’d been in a corner of the room since her admission to the nursing home. On her left, a curtain and her right, a wall made her feel secure. The window let her see the sky with all its brilliant colors. She’d watch birds and feral cats all day. Then one day they moved her to the other side.

Not a comfy space. She felt thoroughly exposed. Could no longer see the sky. On the third day, she shifted forward in her bed and realized she saw the building’s exit door. Smiling, she knew that was her next move!

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

 

Another World

She threatened to kill herself because then they would listen. She saw imaginary bugs and was blinded by nonexistent lights. The ceiling was dripping water on her.

Curse words flew like salt from a shaker. Everyone had to stay at least three feet away. She knew the voices in the hall belonged to her family members and everyone was lying when they told her she was mistaken.

They did move her from the nursing home to the psych ward of a local hospital. For observation, they said. All bets are on as to whether they’ll ever see her again.

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben