Welcome to Pearson Report.
I am participating in the 2015 A to Z Challenge.
Yes, I will be adhering to my THEME Calendar.
COMMENT SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
I went and added replies to all your comments for G, H, I, J, K.
I cannot believe what a marathon task that was! 4.3 hours… yes, I ran the Boston 'Comment Reply' Marathon, just for you.
And, it looks like I’ll be doing it again tomorrow for L, M, N and O. Just so we’re all on the same page - I don’t show that much love to anybody, EVER, so consider yourselves SPECIAL!
EPIC RECOGNITION - THIS IS IT.
The moment you’ve all been waiting for, well, all 16 of you that left answers to...
What is the one thing you own that NO ONE WILL USE?
AND THE WINNER IS…. drum roll please…
Barbara in Caneyhead… isn’t her avatar adorable!
|Click on the pic to go visit Barbara!|
|Click or zoom in - you won't want to miss the last 2 sentences.|
They cracked me up!
A little footnote before I get into today’s offerings…
I debated how to draw for this. I took 16 pennies, and defaced them using a red felt marker. I numbered them from, you guessed it, 1 to 16. I threw them into a wee sugar bowl, minus the sugar. Gently tossed them around (okay, I was a little aggressive) and picked one. It was number 14.
I gave each comment a number like this... First comment - #1, and so on.
But, I just want to say this. Before I did this draw, I read all the comments for the first time as a group and I truly laughed out loud when I read Barbara's last two sentences.
That said, I found all the comments interesting and really quite revealing about things we keep, or have around us, and what they mean to us, even if NO ONE WILL USE them - ever!
Thanks for sharing in yesterday’s fun. Now, please go and give Barbara a little blog loving. Congratulations Barbara in Caneyhead.
Now… onto today’s event, shall we?
OKAY… HERE WE GO…
Today I’m sharing a short story about life!
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It did not surprise her, nothing did anymore. She had seen it coming, the look in the eyes though, now that was a surprise; they had glistened like still water on a moonlit night.
There was no hesitation.
She did not flinch.
The blade was long and sharp but what intrigued her was its warmth; she wondered if the friction of penetration warmed the metal.
It had missed bone and avoided the main blood lines. Still, it would not take long; at most she had a few good breaths left.
A single tear fell and trickled down her neck; it was not hers. What fluid still coursed through her would not be wasted on crying; not in this lifetime at least.
She spared a breath to exhale and clear her mind; with the next she managed to turn up the corners of her mouth, and through her smile she let out her last breath and final words, “Good game.”
It was over.
Winner takes all; off someone or lose, those are the rules.
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Somedays it’s all in the offing. Telling or doing, both have power.
Have you ever wanted to OFF SOMEONE? (Verbally or otherwise? Come on, you know you have!)