Regina wrote this on our other blog, Help from Heaven, and she wanted to share it with followers on here. The three challenge words for today were chipmunk, starlight, and snowy forest. I hope you enjoy the story.
Myra looked out at the deepening of the snow and knew that she could not walk to the grocery store to replenish their food supply, which was dangerously low. Her rheumatoid arthritis was causing her such acute pain, making walking in the frigid weather nearly impossible. She did not know her neighbors, so more than … Continue reading Going Grocery Shopping for Mommy
Standing on the breakwater looking out at the ocean, Lani marveled that it could stop the ocean from going where it wished. The hurricane came through and reshaped the shoreline, taking loads of sand with it. But, because of those stone barriers built centuries ago, many lives were saved and homes were not destroyed. So, … Continue reading It Really Worked!
Caroline was determined to make the most out of her vacations. What a ballyhoo she performed, stating to anyone who would listen that she was not afraid to try anything, leaving herself open to Jean's meanness. As the two women and their husbands walked through the highly-trafficked restaurant district in Istanbul, they palavered on where … Continue reading You Never Know Who Will Save Your Life: Wordle #211
Day by day, Ava sat in the darkness, wondering if there were any light anywhere. She wanted so much to escape the darkness, to find a place where her soul was free to express itself in glorious ways. But her captor understood that with light comes hope, and he refused to allow Ava to even … Continue reading Finding the Light: Tale Weaver #199
He was a miracle from the beginning! I had three miscarriages before he struggled to remain in the womb. I spent four long months bed-ridden, determined to honor his will to live by doing everything that she could to bring him safely in the world. His smile captivated everyone around him, earning him the nickname, … Continue reading When Life’s Journey is Short: Tale Weaver #197
"Hurry," George said, "we have to leave before the first snow falls." George was head of the gnomes of Netherland, so he was responsible for ensuring that every gnome returned to Netherland before the onset of snow. Gnomes were for decorating in spring and summer. The snow was cold and wet, causing much grief to … Continue reading Racing Against Time: Tale Weaver #191
Ginny had dreamed of what it would be like to visit a pumpkin patch, especially one like Charlie Brown and his crew visited every October. Her perfect pumpkin patch would include an abundance of orange orbs of all sizes, with the largest one right smack in the middle, and everyone could pick a small one … Continue reading Ginny’s Dream Pumpkin Patch
Bailey was so sorry to have knocked over his Mom's best jar, the one that held the yellow umbrella. He knew that he was in trouble the moment he saw it start to sway back and forth, and he so hoped that it would just go back upright and be still. But, no luck! He … Continue reading The Leaves Make it Hard to Hide
Detective Inspector Drake was feeling fear in his breast, as he and other policemen sailed after the dastardly beasts who had robbed the Bank of Nova Scotia. His fear was fed by the billowing of the briny sea. His bloodshot eyes evidenced his lack of sleep, for the breakthrough in the case did not happen … Continue reading An Arrest on the Briny Sea