Jeanne Owens, author

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America – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds

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“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” – Harry S. Truman



This post, in honor of the 4th of July, is part of One-liner Wednesday:
One-Liner Wednesday – First thing that comes to mind



Fireworks – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS


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Ellie and Jacen stood on the beach, watching the fireworks light up the night sky in celebration of the 4th of July. The bright colors bursting overhead and raining down were magical and breathtaking.  All around them, barely heard over the loud explosions of the fireworks going off, were the “Ooooh”s and “Ahhh”s of the large crowd of spectators.

As the grand finale of the fireworks show began, Jacen tapped Ellie on the shoulder. When she turned to look at him, he dropped to one knee on the sand, reached into a pocket, and pulled out a small velvet box, which he opened to her startled gasp. The sound of the fireworks almost drowned out his voice when he asked,



“Will you marry me?” Ellie said.

On the other side of the coffee shop table, her friends Emma and Jennie gasped.

“He did?” Emma asked

“He really asked you?” Jennie added.

Ellie nodded. “I could barely hear him over the fireworks. But he did. He asked me!”

“What did you say?” Emma said, the cup of coffee in her hand totally forgotten.

“I said yes, of course!”

Jennie set her cup of coffee down and asked, “Can we see the ring?”

Ellie held out her hand and Emma and Jennie leaned over to get a good look at the diamond ring.

“Ooooh!” said Emma with slight jealousy.

“Aahh!” Jennie said appreciatively.

After a minute, the two girls settled back in the seats.

“I bet the two of you celebrated with your own fireworks after you got home,” Emma said with a wink.

Jennie elbowed Emma in the ribs as Ellie blushed slightly, then the three girls laughed and resumed their usual chitchat.





This post is part of the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, “oooh, ahhh”:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 1/17

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Top Ten things Not to Do on The Fourth of July

Happy Independence Day!!

Fiction Favorites

Instead of the usual top ten list, I would like to combine them all into one.

Do not forget to be grateful for the freedoms we enjoy for which someone else paid the ultimate price so we can.

Happy Birthday, United States of America.

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Happy 4th of July

Happy Independence Day to all my fellow Americans! Have a great day, be safe, and remember that fireworks are fun for us, but the noise can scare our pets and make them run off, so keep them safe, too.



(pictures are from my Pinterest page)