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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday – Roses

Guilty or Innocent Part – 15

The following was written for a challenge called #SixSentenceStoryover at Denise’s. This week’s prompt word is “Thumb”.
My story is ongoing and I began writing it on March 18th. It is about a boy by the name of Pete Patterson. During a random locker check a bag of pot was found in Pete’s locker. If you’d like to read this from the beginning, it starts here.


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While Jane waited for Emma to arrive at the coffee shop, she had a feeling that Emma would shed some light on this dilemma but couldn’t quite put her thumb on what exactly it would be.

Emma arrived, said hi to Jane, sat down, and ordered a tea.

Jane started the conversation getting right to the point, no need to pussyfoot around. “Do you have any idea why Principal Taylor is beating around the bush and needs to have your permission to discuss anything further with us?”

“Jane, I’ll be quite honest with you, over the last few years, Sam has been having behavioral problems and has just started therapy so that is the reason Mr. Taylor feels he needs permission from us to talk to you. I’m pretty sure it was Sam that planted the baggie of leaves in Pete’s locker, but he refuses to take responsibility for it.”

Continue on? I’ll let your guys decide.



Absolute Trust

Quarantined thoughts

Locked away to this day

Secrets I cannot tell

Entrusted by family and friends

Kept anchored away in my mind

till the very end


© Susan Zutautas 2020

Silent Sunday Visitor

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A visitor on Silent Sunday

Herb Garden – Tanka

herb garden

Herb Garden 2020

Growing herbs this year

Basil, Oregano, Thyme

and Curly Parsley

Basil is my favorite

Can’t pass without inhaling


© Susan Zutautas 2020


Written for Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 180, #Poet’sChoice.

Wordless Wednesday

Dawson in Wait

Focus – Dawson


I wanted everyone to know where I’ve been for the past few days. I feel bad as I’ve not been around to do very much reading.  I lost my wifi and I’m waiting for a new modem to arrive from Bell.

I managed to tether my phone to my laptop but … I can’t be doing that very often as it eats up the data.

I’m hoping to be back online soon.

Take care everyone and be safe!hearts

Family of Squirrels

The following children’s poem was written in response to Crispina’s weekly challenge. 


There’s a tree in the field where squirrels love to play

The trunk is partially hollowed out, come with me to see it today

I’ll introduce you to my friends

You’ll see that there are ten

A family of squirrels that all have names

They are friendly and quite tame

Mama likes to sit on my boot

She really is such hoot

Squirrel Daddy

Never treats anyone badly

Then there is Fuzzy whos never bathed

He was very stinky the other day

The eldest girls name is Pearly

and yes she is squirrely

Next, there are the twin’s Skippy and Slappy

They’re so much fun and always happy

A flying squirrel whose name is Rocky

His mama says he’s quite cocky

Another male, that’s quite burly

Due to his tail, his name is Curly

Abby is my favorite girl

She loves to whirl and twirl

The last of the ten is named Sandy

She’s always asking me for candy

Please come along with me today

Meet the squirrels who love to play


© Susan Zutautas 2020