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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”:


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

Inspired by the blizzard here in VA today:



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.”


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


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


Release – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

When his captain of the guard told him that his prisoners had managed to escape,  Lord Milford released a guttural growl of anger and cried out, “Release the hounds! Now! Find them, you fool! Don’t let them get away!”



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