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No Dice (A Double RetroFlash*) by
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Prompted By Dice

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There’s just one thing I’d say About the games I did play Where two dice you would roll To move along towards your goal Or advance in some other way.   The game that was so easy Was one called (oddly) “Parcheesi.” You just rolled once all ’round the board; That is how it was…
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An Attitude of Gratitude by
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How is it that I had never heard  the phrase “An Attitude of Gratitude” before?  Now, thanks to Retro and a little googling, I realize that it has long been a “thing” (for lack of a better word), and one that is perfectly encapsulated in its internal rhyme. Even more broadly, until this prompt —…
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Is There a Doctor in the House? by
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Prompted By Family Medicine

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My experiences in response to this prompt are probably very different from those of many other Retro writers, but, I think, fairly routine for a certain subset of us, and others of our generation.  I speak of those of us who are the children of doctors (“COD”). My father was a doctor – an orthopedic…
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Chains the Subject by
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Prompted By Chain Letters

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Once as a kid I got a chain, And thought to myself, "Oh, what a pain."
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Too Few To Mention……Not by
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Prompted By Regrets

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I wrote about regrets, and not having any, in a RetroFlash just last July, starting it off with Sinatra’s famous line from the song “My Way” about having “too few to mention.”   That was in response to a prompt concerning anniversaries and focused on the fact that my wife’s and my relatively late marriage meant…
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Halloween Horror RetroFlash – The Croup by
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Prompted By Trick or Treat?

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Hate to bring you down. Much prefer to clown. But like the “County Fair” theme, My Halloween’s a bad dream. No smiles; just a frown.   Let me keep this brief. The reason for my grief? I was croup-y as a kid. Hate it?  Yes I did! With steam my sole relief.   Finally a…
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