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Happy New Year

Happy New Year, everyone! Let’s hope 2017 turns out to be better.

 

 

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First Things First – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS #NewYearsEve #amwriting

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“First things first, Ida,” Allie’s voice said over the phone. “Before I tell you what happened with Martin, tell me, what are your New Year’s Eve plans?”

“What?” Ida replied, instantly becoming defensive. She knew her friend all too well and could tell the question wasn’t simple curiosity. “Why? What have you got up your sleeve now, Allie?”

“Just tell me, Ida,” Allie replied, and Ida pictured her friend rolling her eyes.

Ida sighed. “Nothing. I’ll probably just stay home and marathon a TV show.”

Allie scoffed. “Oh, that’s no good, Ida. You need to get out and have some fun. Ring in the New Year the right way!”

“And I suppose you know just the right place, huh?”

“Of course!”

“What did you have in mind?”

“Actually, I’m having a little get-together at my place. Just for close friends. And I’d like you to come.”

To Ida, that was code for “I have someone I’d like you to meet,” and Ida rolled her eyes. Allie was always trying to fix her up with someone, even though she didn’t have the best track record when it came to relationships herself.

“Ida?” Allie asked tentatively when she didn’t get a quick response. “What do you think? Will you come?”

“What’s he like?”

“Huh?”

“What’s he like? I know you just want me to come so you can try to hook me up with someone.”

“That’s not true! I just want you to get out and have some fun for a change! And it’s New Year’s Eve! You have to celebrate it right!”

“And?” Ida prompted.

Allie sighed. “And he’s a great guy. Dark haired. Green eyes. Handsome.  A real gentleman. Has a sense of humor. Enjoys the outdoors. Animal lover. Your type of guy.”

Ida had to admit, he did sound like her kind of guy. Maybe Allie’s party wouldn’t be so bad, after all.

“Ida? Well?”

“Okay. Fine. I’ll come. The way this year’s gone, I probably should do something fun for a change to bring it to an end.”


This post is part of the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, “first/last”:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 31/16


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Funny Life – RIP Carrie Fisher – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds

“If my life wasn’t funny it would just be true, and that is unacceptable.” – Carrie Fisher

RIP Carrie Fisher. You will be greatly missed, Princess. 😦

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This post is part of One-liner Wednesday:
One-Liner Wednesday – One of Those Days


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Severance – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

For a few years, Richard had been enjoying his severance from his family after leaving home and escaping all the family drama, but after going through yet another lonely Christmas holiday he came to appreciate everything his family had provided him aside from the drama and he resolved to reach out to his parents and siblings and try to renew their relationship.

 

 

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

https://stephaniecolpron.wordpress.com/2016/12/27/tuesdayuseitinasentence-severance/


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It’s All In Christmas Fun – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds

 

“No matter how old you are, an empty Christmas wrapping paper tube is still  fun thing to bonk someone over the head with!” – anonymous

 

This post is part of One-liner Wednesday:

One-Liner Wednesday – Hiding? Or Trapped?

 

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Tackle – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

Kneeling on the floor, Jenny rolled her eyes and sighed, then moved the cat off the wrapping paper so she could tackle wrapping the tackle box her father had kept asking for for Christmas even though he hadn’t gone fishing in a long time.

 

 

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

https://stephaniecolpron.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/tuesdayuseitinasentence-tackle/