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Multiple Prompts Story 20 July 2018-Girls On The Court

Today I bring to you a multiple word prompt story from 3TC and WOD called Girls On the Court. I hope you like it.

Girls on the Court

photo credit: Unsplash by Adam Le Sommer

Stephen was always one of those kids in middle school who thought girls belonged in pretty dresses and did arts or something while the boys were the ones to excel at sports. He soon discovered that was not always the case. In his junior year of high school he met Samantha, she went by Sam for short. She didn’t always where a dress but sometimes, she wore those shorts with the many layers of lace which showed off her beautiful, long legs. Sam was a tall girl, very athletic, and one afternoon Stephen came upon her and several other girls playing basketball. ‘Oh my God’, he thought, ‘look at all those talented, gorgeous girls doing layups, making baskets right and left. This is fantastic!’ His eyes twinkled with mirth, but he didn’t let Sam see that…or so he thought. Sam had been checking him out since his arrival on the court and had been doing some showing off. Suddenly, she pulled the girls into a huddle and asked them if they were cool with Stephen joining their game. They agreed and Sam crooked a finger at Stephen. “Wanna play?” What a joyful discovery this was to learn that girls could excel at sports too! “I thought you’d never ask” he replied with a mischievous grin.

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Multiple Prompts Post-Flash Fiction Friday

Since I love combining the prompts of the day, Word of the Day and 3TC, I have decided to bring back Flash Fiction Friday-as time permits.

So, without further ado, here is my story for today.

 

Gina and Joseph lived on the outskirts of a tiny southeast Texas town, enjoying a dream the both of them had wished for their entire marriage… to live close to the water. They knew it was probably temporary, yet they tried to make the most of their time, fishing when they could, playing with their puppies, and making lots of friends in the neighborhood.

Gina had recently acquired a new kitten, she named her after the Spanish word for white socks…calcetines blancos-Callie is what she shortened it to. She was black all over except for her white feet, and tuxedo. Joseph was unsure how Callie fit into their lives, and seemed to take every conceivable opportunity to express his dislike for the cute little kitten. Gina was determined to make the arrangement work, however, and tried to show all the pets equal loving all around.

Daily she made the pups their special diet, complete with snacks and treats containing pumpkin seeds and sweet potato. The pups really loved these treats, but Callie just got her own dry food, suggested to Gina by her grandfather. He said kittens needed no treats, just dry food to keep their delicate systems in balance. It seemed to Gina that the harder she tried, the more Joseph complained that the pups were not agreeing with the kitten and she was just about ready to find Callie a new home. She was tired of the daily squabbles and whining about it.

The younger of the pups, Smokey, had recently suffered a serious allergic reaction to some shampoo the groomer had tried for the first time on her. After two weeks, a shot, and other medications, she was still scratching and causing further infection. Gina was tasked with taking her back to the vet to see whet else could be done, and she decided to ask her while she was there if she knew of anyone needing a new kitten. Upon arrival, she met a lady in the waiting room and being the overtly, cerebral person she was, struck up a conversation with her and discovered she had recently had to put her beloved cat down.

Believe it or not, the lady Gina was talking to accepted the offer to take Callie home with her, they exchanged numbers and as soon as Gina was done with Smokey and the vet, she went home to get Callie’s belongings together and wait for the lady’s arrival. Although she was sad at the prospect of having to give up her kitten, she knew it was best for everyone because she found out some disheartening news while the vet was treating Smokey for her bumps and itching. It turns out, Smokey was allergic to Callie! Gina did not know that was even possible, yet it made her decision quite easy.

 

 

 

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Multiple Prompt Story-20 June 2018

I just love the thought of using multiple word prompts, so today I’m combining the Word of the Day, anticipation and the Three Things Challenge words, sandal, polar ice cap, and sea horse.

Sunny Escape

Lois was so tired of being cold and longed for a vacation to some sunny place by the ocean. Her husband Danny had a job as an engineer in a country that was as frigging cold as the polar ice cap, and last week he said they were due a vacation where did she want to go? Well, she was wrought with anticipation, in fact, had been dreaming of this very moment and said to him, “How about the Bahamas?! That’s a place I can really get warm, wear my sandals, and I always wanted to see a sea horse! Maybe there, my dream would come true!” Danny looked at his wife lovingly and said, “Well, I wouldn’t want to disappoint you my love, so that’s exactly where we will go, let us start the planning today!” Lois was ecstatic and hugged his neck saying how much she loved him and secretly saying to herself, ‘finally a break from this frigid tundra.’ She immediately started looking for a travel agent who would help them make their sunny escape.

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TTC 09 June 2018

Today’s Three Things Challenge is taken from The Haunted Wordsmith who created it. If you want to play along, link back to her post in your piece, or use the comment section to submit the link to your post. Have fun!

Here are the three words for 09 June 2018: Captain Kirk, dungeons and dragons, and iced tea. Here is my attempt:

 

The Game

Captain Kirk prepared to make his move, casting a spell on Chakotay. As he waved his hand, he knocked over his iced tea, which then spilled all over the dungeons and dragons miniatures, effectively drowning them and therefore, winning the game. Chakotay was unimpressed.

 

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Three Things Challenge, 05 June 2018

I have really been enjoying the Three Things Challenges as started by The Haunted Wordsmith. I am attempting a 100-word story with today’s Three Things, comet, alien, western.

You can see more from her post here: https://wp.me/p9SZtX-ek

Here is my attempt:

 

The Comet streaked across the western sky. The children all agreed they saw an explosion and hurried to see what had happened. When they arrived, they saw an alien crawling out of a huge crater in the earth. He looked like no one they’d ever seen, but not like ET, not friendly at all.

Now, The children were frightened.

 

You try now! Just go to the link and let’s see what you can do with your Three Things!

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