Suprise Me

Global Weirding by
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Prompted By Weather

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The sky was dark when I came out of Pilates at 11:30am on Tuesday, July 22. Two of the young women who work at the club were standing outside, looking at the sky with dread. “What’s up?” “There’s a tornado warning for Vineyard Haven”. “Oh dear, I had planned to go there to grocery shop.…
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Estee Lauder by
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(21 Stories)

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Grammy Brown taught me how to file my fingernails with an emery board. She made peach pie. She always smelled just a tiny bit sweet, just a tiny bit cinnamony, just a tiny bit powdery. If soft had a smell, it was Estee Lauder.
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Missing some, but not all by
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(34 Stories)

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Card catalogs, yes. Couples skate? Maybe not.
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Here’s to Life by
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(89 Stories)

Prompted By Final Farewell

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” I want  lots of roses,” my sister said. This was the first time she directly spoke about the inevitability of her death, acknowledging that some kind of farewell or celebration would be held for her. And she had a few ideas. I grabbed a note pad and we started planning what would become a…
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The Perfect Nanny by
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(303 Stories)

Prompted By The Twilight Zone

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“The Perfect Nanny” is a song from the movie Mary Poppins, in which the children describe the characteristics they want in a nanny. You must be kind, you must be witty Very sweet and fairly pretty Take us on outings, give us treats Sing songs, bring sweets We were lucky enough to find our own perfect…
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First Born Daughter by
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Prompted By Birth Order

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I’m pretty sure my younger brothers would agree that, even at our ages and retired persons status, I can still be pretty bossy.
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Stopping by the Diner on a Snowy Evening by
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(134 Stories)

Prompted By Newspapers

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And then back home, me and Dad, under spooky tracks and past dangerous dogs, to warmth, maybe a snack, and my friends Dick Tracy, Moon Mullins and Rick O'Shay.
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The Kitchen by
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(166 Stories)

Prompted By Recipes

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Good gawd how we tried.
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Something is Missing by
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(7 Stories)

Prompted By Those We Miss

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In therapy, I talked until I was sick of talking. In meditation I was to be silent and listen.
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It’s Only Words, and Words Are All I Have… by
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Prompted By Brain Games

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I love word games and crossword puzzles. But here's the thing - to me they are social activities, done with other people.
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