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Guilty or Innocent – Part 13

The following was written for a challenge called #SixSentenceStory over at Denise’s. This week’s prompt word is “Therapy”.
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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“I’m not at liberty to say.”

Pete’s dad’s blood was starting to boil, “What the hell is that supposed to mean?”

“In order for me to answer you, I will have to get the Wilkinson’s permission first.”

“Oh my God this is turning into a three-ring circus and I’m getting sick of this. If we do not get answers soon, you will need therapy!”

Taylor looked a little piqued and took this as a threat.

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“Now, now, let’s not, let’s not, be like that, we can surely rectify this matter, it’s just going to take a little more time is all. No one is going to need therapy. How about everyone go home, for now, I’ll talk again to the Wilkinson’s, and hopefully, we can get this all sorted out. I’ll have my secretary call you and we can set up another appointment and talk.”

“The sooner the better.” Pete’s dad said and headed towards the door.

As the Patterson’s were leaving Jane decided she’d call Emma Wilkinson and see if she could find anything out.

To be continued …

 

Guilty or Innocent – Part 12

The following was written for a challenge called #SixSentenceStory over at Denise’s. This week’s prompt word is “Passion”.
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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Image by elizabethaferry from Pixabay

 

Mr. Taylor sat there with an incredulous look not answering Jane.

“Where would my son even get such leaves, they sure don’t grow around here,” chimed in Pete’s dad who was from the southern part of the USA.

“Sam was in Texas visiting his grandparents during spring break with his parents and could have easily brought the leaves back,” said Jane.

“Hmm, I see, said Mr. Taylor as he tapped the notepad in front of him with his pen. I do not want to bother the Wilkinson’s about this matter again but …”

“But what!” Pete’s dad said with no passion whatsoever.

 

To be continued …

Guilty or Innocent – Part 11

The following was written for a challenge called #SixSentenceStory over at Denise’s. This week’s prompt word is “Right”.

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.

 

Image by elizabethaferry from Pixabay

 

“Right! Of course, he had no idea what you were talking about, what little hoodlum is going to admit to something like this, Pete’s dad said, feeling his blood pressure rise. Can we just get to the results of the test you had done?”

You’ll be happy to know that the plant in question was not marijuana, it is Texas Star Hibiscus, which looks quite similar to pot. Taylor continued on saying, now Pete, what were you planning on doing with this bag of Texas Star Hibiscus?”

Jane then stood up, Oh my God, you have to be kidding, you actually think that this still belongs to my son!”

 

To be continued …

Nourishing the Mind – Flash Fiction

The following was written in response to a flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch.

In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to nourish. The characters can nourish or be nourished. What else can be nourished? A tree? A setting? Does the sunset nourish the soul? Go where the prompt leads!

 

 

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Little one, you must always remember to nourish your mind.

But father how does one feed the mind?

Not feed … nourish.

Please explain as I am confused.

Each day, be sure you take time for yourself to breathe and relax, to reflect, to find peacefulness within, to count your blessings. Sit down, read a book that interests you, learn something new. Keep a journal and write what your heart says to you. Write down what is troubling you, your joys, your dreams, your hopes, and your desires. Get fresh air and enjoy your surroundings. Socialize, always be kind.

 

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

Guilty or Innocent – Eight

This is part of an ongoing story about a boy who gets caught with pot in his locker and swears that it doesn't belong to him.

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Escaping – Senryu

The following was written in response to Tale Weaver #270 – Escape.

 

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Each night I look forward to bedtime. Snuggling up under the covers makes me feel safe and secure. Safe for at least five or six hours depending on how tired I am. This is when I get to put all my worries aside and escape the daily routine of life as of late.

 

Slumber comes easy

Slipping into my dreamland

Escaping anguish

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

 

We Shall Win – Haiku

The following haiku-style poem was written in response to Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #300 Grit&Quit

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Image by Miguel Á. Padriñán from Pixabay 

 

Don’t give up don’t quit

Combativeness to the end

Show tenacity

 

© Susan Zutautas 2002

Home Photo Challenge – Food

The following is in response to a 2020 Home Photo Challenge over at Josephs.

 

Anyone that knows me knows that I love to cook. It’s my second passion next to writing. I’m always looking for new ways to make potatoes as my family loves them.

During this pandemic, I’m finding I have lots of time to think about food and how to come up with new recipes. If you’d like to see the recipe please click on the link below the picture.

 

Isolation Better Than Death

The following was written in response to Reena’s Exploration Challenge.

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Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay 

 

 

Contagious, brutal

Isolation transcendent

We Must Be Patient

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

Share Your World

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Image by Pexels from Pixabay 

 

This was written for “Share Your World”


QUESTIONS:

Can you bake a cake?   (credit for this question goes to Di, who asked it on her post 

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/02/29/its-a-mystery/

recently.   Thanks, Di! After last week’s SYW, we needed a little bit of sweet and light!)

What’s one thing that can instantly make your day better?

When you were a kid, did you eat the crusts on your sandwich or not?

What’s something your family would be surprised to learn about you?

 

My answers:

Yes, I can bake a cake. Birthday cakes, cheesecakes, carrot cake.  The cakes I’d like to learn how to make are Lithuanian cakes.

Writing a short story, poem, or sharing a recipe that I’ve created.

Yes, I’ve always eaten the crusts on my sandwiches. Waste not, want not  🙂

When I was a little girl I so badly wanted to grow up and become a famous singer.