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Pretty in Pink

My response to Charli Mills, Carrot Ranch .99 word Flash Fiction challenge this week. We had to talk about paint in some form or fashion.  Be sure to follow Carrot Ranch to be apprised of future challenges! https://carrotranch.com

Yes, this is a true story and why I kept going back for bi-weekly torture for over a decade is beyond me! 

I had never had my nails done professionally. But since I was now a female business executive, who did a lot of public speaking, it was suggested that I spruce up the ends of my fingers.

The nail tech was chatty and did a great job! We chose a bright shade of deep pink polish and everything was perfect.

She admonished me to use the side of my finger to open my car door, lest I break the new nails.

Sheepishly, I walked back into the salon a few minutes later. Smiling, she said, “I’ve been waiting for you.”

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

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Reflection

My response to Charli Mills’ challenge of writing a 99 word Flash Fiction story about growing older…  FOLLOW her and join in on the fun, whenever the mood strikes you.  https://carrotranch.com

Fifty years ago, I remember sitting in the comfy chair of the beautician, covered in a plastic drape that caught the hair she cut off my head. Because it was impolite to stare, I’d have to be satisfied with the occasional glimpse of the soft, faint bluish white hair of the little old ladies who sat in the other chairs.

“So pretty.”

These days, my faint bluish white hair is of no interest to anyone else in the salon. And I find myself, still stealing glimpses of the young ones around me with their bright, bold colors.

“So pretty.”

A Distinguished Halloween ~ #ShortStory by #Tina Frisco

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Guest post: But for the Grace

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Doughnuts

Reblogged from S C Vincent. CLICK THROUGH to the ORIGINAL POST. Pour a cuppa and prepare to enjoy yourself thoroughly!

I shall tell thee a tale o’ when I were a lass And came nobbut as ‘igh as tha knee When t’owd Yorkist Range were black-leaded and ‘ot And Great Granny was baking fer tea. “Can I bake with you, Gran…

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Smorgasbord Short Story – A Soldier Waits – Sally Cronin

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A Soldier Waits – Sally Cronin David stood beside his comrades as they waited in the village square for the parade to begin. Despite their advancing years, the men stood as tall as possible, …

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Just a short story… The Voices In The Book

Reblogged from Ritu at But I Smile Anyway for Tell A Story Day. CLICK THROUGH to the ORIGINAL POST and prepare to be spellbound!

Annette Rochelle Aben has reminded me that it is Tell A Story Day today, the 27th April, every year, and as a little tribute, here is a short story I wrote a few years ago, in school, to demonstrat…

Source: Just a short story… The Voices In The Book