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Patience – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

“Patience is a virtue,” Jessica kept telling herself as she tried to patiently listen to her friend Becca’s inane ramblings, but when there seemed to be no end to it, her patience ran out and she quickly made up an excuse and beat a hasty retreat from the coffee shop, leaving a startled Becca to get the check.

 

 

This post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “patience”:

https://stephaniecolpron.wordpress.com/2017/01/17/tuesdayuseitinasentence-patience/

 

 


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Pretty? Or Pirate? – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS #JusJoJan

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“Preference?” he asked her as they browsed the movie listings.

Pretty in Pink,” she replied.

Pretty in Pink?” he said, surprised she’d like something like that.

“Perhaps,” she said. “Perhaps not.” They scrolled through the listing a little more, then she touched his hand at the same time he stopped scrolling.

Pirates of the Carribean!” they said together, and they chuckled.

“Pizza?” he asked as he reached for his cell phone.

“Please,” she said, and he dialed and ordered, then they settled back on the couch to start the movie.

 


This silly little story is part of the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, “P”, and Just Jot It January:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS and #JusJoJan Jan. 14/17

 

 


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Delete Winter – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds #JusJoJan

After getting snowed in over the weekend, this is exactly how I felt:

 

“Can anyone tell me where the delete winter button is?”

 

This post is part of One-liner Wednesday and Just Jot It January:
One-Liner Wednesday & #JusJoJan 11/17 Prompt – Shovel Buddy

 

(quote image found on Pinterest)

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This Tuesday’s Tale Is Your Story: Cinnamon & Shadow

My sweet angels Cinnamon and Shadow have their story featured today 🙂

Animals Are Feeling Beings Too

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The tale of Cinnamon and Shadow told by Jeanne

CINNAMON CINNAMON

Cinnamon was technically my mother’s dog, but I was like the second mother to her. A lady I used to work for had a miniature poodle named Ginger, and when my mother saw her, she wanted one. When Ginger’s breeder had some more puppies, my mother got one. Amazingly, Cinnamon and Ginger had the exact same markings, only Cinnamon was a little bigger. I suppose that’s not all that surprising since their parents were the same, just from different litters (about 2 years apart).

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Quail – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

Just the thought of being on stage in front of people used to make Emma quail in fear, but after her friends had dragged her out to do karaoke a few times, she had begun to be less afraid and to actually enjoy performing on stage some.

 

 

This post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “quail”:

https://stephaniecolpron.wordpress.com/2017/01/10/tuesdayuseitinasentence-quail/


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Remember The Coat – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS #JusJoJan

Inspired by the blizzard here in VA today:

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Snow drifted down lightly outside as Jimmy stood in the doorway, his hand on the handle. There was already a light coating of snow on the grass and the road. “I’ll see you all later, then,” he said to his friends, Jenna and Terry.

“Be careful,” Jenna said. “This weather can be dangerous to drive in.”

“I know. I’ll be careful.”

“And give Michelle our love and tell we said congratulations.”

“I will.”

Jimmy started to leave, but Terry called to him, “Aren’t you forgetting something?”
“Huh?” Jimmy said, turning back. “Forget something?” His eyes widened as he saw Terry holding his coat out to him. Jimmy looked down and saw he wasn’t wearing a coat. “Oh, yeah,” he said with a laugh. He took the coat and put it on. “Thanks.”

“Are you sure you should be going alone?” Jenna said, concerned over his absentmindness. However, given the situation, his absentmindedness was understandable. “We can drive you to the hospital. We don’t mind.”

“Thanks, but I’ll be fine.”

“Are you sure?” Jenna said. “It’s really no problem.”

“I’m sure. I’ll call you later and let you know how things are.”

“But…”

Jimmy’s cell phone rang again and he quickly answered it as he hurried out the door.”I’m on my way, babe, just keep breathing like we learned in class.”  He forgot about the slick snow and ice beginning to coat the front steps, however, and slipped down the two steps to the sidewalk.

Jenna stared at him in surprise and called out to him to make sure he was okay while Terry just shook his head and laughed.

Jimmy picked himself up, wiped himself off, and waved to them with a wan smile as he made his way to his car as his friends watched.

“Be careful!” Jenna called to him as Terry muttered, “Couldn’t she have waited for a better day to go into labor?”

 


This post is part of the Stream of Consciousness Saturday and Just Jot It January prompt, “coat”:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS and #JusJoJan Jan. 7/17


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Dear Mind – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds #JusJoJan

After having a hard time getting to sleep last night, this is all I could think:

“Dear mind,

Please stop thinking so much at night. I need sleep.”

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This post is part of One-liner Wednesday and Just Jot It January:

One-Liner Wednesday & #JusJoJan 4/17 Prompt – Pro Tip