This was written for today’s FOWC With Fandango or Fandango’s One Word Challenge. Today’s word is “MAP”.
My dad and I were traveling from Montreal to Los Angeles and I was the map reader. This was many years ago. When I think back now about it I have to laugh. Dad would ask how much farther to the next city and I’d look at the map and instead of answering him with the number of miles to go I would show him with my thumb and index finger and say about this far.
I’m feeling lucky today so let’s go to the casino.
Nah, I never win, and my horoscope says my money is low, but you can go, I don’t mind staying home.
Just for half an hour, come with me and I’ll buy you a beer.
We went and a slot machine had my attention, so I had to play it, but the twenty I put in rapidly went down.
See, what did I tell you, I never win, I have no luck at all.
Then on the last spin, the machine burst into wild spins and ended up paying $220.00.
This Six Sentence Story was written for a challenge over at Denise’s. This weeks word prompt is “BURST”
This was written for Six Sentence Story over at Denise’s.
Liberty, an Irish Setter, was a beautiful, well behaved, dog that my mom and dad had rescued back in the late ’70s.
She was funny as when we’d go for car rides, she wouldn’t do her business anywhere other than in our backyard. It didn’t matter if she was away from the house for six hours, she’d hold until she got home.
One day I was watching her in the backyard playing catch and release with a frog that came to visit.
She’d catch the frog, hold it in her mouth for a few seconds, then let it go and then run and catch it again, and again.
Liberty was one of the gentlest dogs I’ve ever known.
© Susan Zutautas 2019