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Taking Care of Family

This short story is for Six Sentence Story over at Denise’s.

The word prompt is EXTENSION. 

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Image by Frank Winkler from Pixabay 

We’d packed up all her things loaded them onto a truck and headed for the Canadian border.

Being a snowbird for mother was now over as she was getting too old to be in Florida by herself and needed us to take care of her.

Luckily, we were able to renovate and add living quarters onto our house for her as there was no way we’d put her in a retirement or nursing home.

“It’s sure taking a long time to get there, can’t you drive a bit faster, you’ve got to be going under the speed limit,” mom said with a slight hint of sarcasm on the third day of the journey.”

“Here we are, this is our exit mom, we’ll be home in a few minutes.”

When we reached the driveway mom immediately noticed the extension on the side of the house and said, “Oh my, you’ve outdone yourselves this time, I can’t wait to see the inside.”

 

©Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

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Please Don’t Make Me Exercise

This was written for Six Sentence Story hosted by Denise.

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Image by Sasin Tipchai from Pixabay

 

Whenever I exercise, I feel like I’m going to die.

Swimming laps is fun to do, try them, you might like them too.

Running around the track at school, made me feel like such a fool.

I would go once around, then you’d see me, laying on the ground.

Track and field was not my thing, I’d prefer to sit and sing.

When I’m told to exercise, always I ask, can I improvise.

 

©Susan Zutautas 2019

The Day She Blew

This was written for Six Sentence Story over at GirlieOnTheEdge. 

Word prompt: “Mountain”

It was May 1980 and I was on my way out the door heading to work thinking it’s a beautiful sunny day, it’s almost a shame to go in after days and days of rain.

Pondering whether I should call in sick and enjoy some sunshine, my conscience got the best of me and I continued onto my car.

Wow, was my car ever dirty, how on earth did that happen, I’d washed it two days ago.

As I got closer, I noticed that it wasn’t dirty, it was covered in ashes’.

I immediately looked up and down the street trying to see if there were any signs of a fire that may have happened.

My neighbor’s son came outside and was walking towards me saying, “I guess she blew; the mountain must have been pretty angry.”

©Susan Zutautas 2019

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This story is not fiction. This happened on May 18th, 1980 when the volcano erupted at Mount St. Helens in the state of Washington.

Photo Frustrations

A short story with only six sentences.

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The Stanley Cup

The Stanley Cup

It was the second period and the Leafs were behind by two goals, which was understandable as the Bruins were a tough team to beat. In game seven the Bruins win in the 2019 playoffs and the Leafs are out.

The Leafs have not won the Stanley Cup since playing against the Montreal Canadiens back in 1967. In total the Toronto Maple Leafs have won the cup 13 times.

Fans are a dedicated bunch that come out every year to cheer on the Leafs watching them make it to playoffs only to be heartbroken year after year.

I’m sure their goal to win will eventually come, and I hope it’s sooner than later.

This was written for Six Sentence Story.

Emotionally Unstable

A six sentence story about a man named John who wasn't ready to be released from a psychiatric hospital.

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The Joy of Aging

This post is for Six Sentence Story. The prompt word – memory.

It seems lately that I’m aging faster than I’d like to, but I suppose everyone feels that way when they hit a certain age.

Looking in the mirror I see my older self but when I’m out and about carrying on with my day I don’t think of myself as looking as old as I do if you get my drift.

My husband loves to bug me about my memory not being what it used to. A song will come on the radio and he’ll say to me what band is that? It drives me crazy as I know I like the song and the band but for the life of me, I can’t remember who it is singing.

My wish is to not end up with Alzheimer’s as it scares the hell out of me.

Childhood Memories

Wordle 128

This is written for Wordle #128

Use all the words in the picture creatively.

1. 1960s

2. Insert

3. Rush

4. Tag

5. Unknown

6. Svelte

7. Temporize

verb (used without object), tem·po·rized, tem·po·riz·ing.

to be indecisive or evasive to gain time or delay acting.
to comply with the time or occasion; yield temporarily or ostensibly to prevailing
opinion or circumstances.
to treat or parley so as to gain time (usually followed by with).
to come to terms (usually followed by with ).
to effect compromise (usually followed by between ).

 

8. Complex

9. Curls

10. Heiligenschein (German for “halo” or “aureola”, pronounced [ˈhaɪlɪɡənˌʃaɪn]) is an optical phenomenon in which a bright spot appears around the shadow of the viewer’s head in the presence of dew. In photogrammetry and remote sensing, it is more commonly known as the hotspot.)

11. Bounce

12. Speech

This is also written for Six Sentence Story using the word “CONTEST”.

Back in the 1960s life was not as complex as it is right now, people were not in a rush all the time, speech no matter who was talking, man, woman, or child was a lot easier to understand compared to the unknown language that teens use today.

Back then we played tag, now we tag photo’s, stories, articles, use it quite a bit on social media and so forth.

I’ve many good memories of the ’60s as I lived with my grandparents.

As I look back today my grandmother must have had a heiligenschein around her head as she was the kindest, gentlest, most loving person I’ve ever met. She was a svelte woman with beautiful curls and I’m sure one that could win a beauty contest, hands down.

She was always trying to get me to temporize the death of my mother and she would insert stories of her every chance she got bouncing them off me in many of the conversations we had.

What to Have for Easter Dinner

My son and I were discussing the Easter Sunday dinner menu like we do for most holiday family dinners since we both love to cook and usually end up making most of the meal together.

This year we are having a bit of a dilemma as we cannot come to an agreement on what type of meat to serve.

He wants prime rib, he always wants prime rib and I think a nice ham or turkey would be nice, but I am leaning towards the ham as we’ve been eating turkey since Thanksgiving and frankly, I’m getting sick of it if that’s even possible.

I find it so much easier and less work to cook a ham than a turkey with stuffing, cranberries, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, brussels sprouts, and mashed turnip. You don’t have to stuff a ham, peel and cut up turnips or rutabagas, peel the potatoes, make up the stuffing to stuff the turkey … and so on.

Well looks like it’s now down to two different types of meat to serve, what do you think prime rib or ham?

 

This is written for Six Sentence Story.

The prompt this week is “Type”.

 

Place In My Heart

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Bruce My Boy

Missing you with all my heart, Bruce and hoping that you’re in a good place now, free from pain, and happy.

You were my shadow, always there beside me, protecting me from harm, full of wet sloppy kisses, and you were such a charm.

Remembering the day that we had to say goodbye, was one of the hardest things, having to watch you die.

Today would have been your twelfth birthday and I’m still so very sad but hope to meet up with you one day in Heaven, and then I’ll be so glad.

Just wanted to let you know that I think of you every day and think of all the good times and the times we’d play.

You touched my heart the day I met you, and it was love at first sight, always will love you every day and every night.

 

This was written for Six Sentence StoryThe word prompt this week is “Place”.