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I am 56, married for 38 years. I am a mom, and a grandma. I love gardening and cooking. Writing is my therapy. My grandchildren have their own Santa

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  • shegram 7h

    #apple_wt
    Picture credit to it's rightful owner

    My story is of a young boy, so busy
    Playing, he makes up a story to keep
    From being in trouble!

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    Newton's apple

    I was sitting neath the apple tree
    minding my P's & Q's
    When an apple conked me on the
    head, a prop in a bigger ruse
    It was thrown from a star, far, far,
    away, by a giant purple man
    It was looked at and x-rayed, and
    looked at some more, as part of a
    earthly plan
    So, mom, that's why I'm late for
    dinner, I tried to call you, I swear!
    But the purple man took my phone,
    I told him you'd be mad, he said he
    didn't care!
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  • shegram 1d

    Before the morning
    sun appears, I'm awoke
    with poetry in my ears
    A sweet melody to awake
    all God's creatures, they
    seek rest neath the stars,
    twilights, best features, if
    chittering were lyrics, it
    would be a love song, the
    sliding horn sound is so
    moving, you'll want to sing
    along, it sings tirelessly each
    day for it has a cheerful heart,
    the sweet singing slows to
    a lullaby, as the twinkling stars
    impart,
    There perched, are singing
    Thrush, and they're calling it a
    day, stick around and watch the
    sunrise, and let's hear what they
    have to say����

    Picture credit to rightful owner
    #birdlove, @tejasveenagar
    @byintrovert, @nocturnal_muse_, @a_raindrop, @crogers180
    @sweetnovember, @dishang8614, @a_sentimental_being, @laughing_soul,
    @#raven63

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    Singing Thrush

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  • shegram 1d

    ��It was another blistering day in the valley!
    Everyday for the past two weeks had gone
    over the 100° mark, and attitudes were really
    starting to be effected! It was hard to find
    something to be happy about when you are
    sweating so much, you look like you are in
    one continuous rainstorm! The smell was
    pretty rancid too! This heat had been bad for
    business too! No one wanted to play soccer
    when chances of ending up in someone's arm
    pit, or even worse, a sweaty crotch, were
    pretty much a guarantee! No soccer, no one
    was hungry and ordering any food! I was selling
    drinks like crazy, but not a lot of profit there!
    ��Oh, hello there! I didn't see you come in!
    How you doin? My name is Fat Freddy, and
    I have a sandwich shop, that has the best
    sandwiches you can find, anywhere in New
    York. We like to play cards on days like this!
    When sitting still has you hoping someone
    gets mad and takes a swipe at ya just to get
    some kind of a breeze! Fagit about it!!
    One of my "acquaintances", Fat Tony, likes
    to take the occasional bet on different sport
    competitions! He's not to be confused with
    Fat Sal, who likes to change a status from
    walking to cripple if you skip on a losing bet!
    Fat Tony has never crippled anyone! It seems
    he helps them relocate, never to be heard
    from again! Pretty effective! Fagit about it!!!��
    Oh hey! How you doin? I thought the smell had
    gotten to you too! Aohh! Fagit about it! I hope
    you will come back again when the temps are
    a little cooler. You bring money to buy
    "sandwiches" and be ready for some soccer &
    cards! Don't make me send Fat Tony looking fa
    ya! Aohh! Fagit about it!

    Set in Brooklyn, NY
    Sandwich shop owned by Fat Freddy
    ��This will appear when Fat Freddy is just thinking aloud
    �� This will appear when he engages with you, the audience
    He speaks with a New York accent and considers himself a "Good fella"!

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    Winged Fellas

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  • shegram 1d

    It all started with a very short story, called Evil Spells! My very first comment was from @minacarki, asking if I planned on continuing the story. Then my next comment was from @crogers180, saying she would like that too!

    So the story was born, and friendships were made! The two mentioned above, I have come to care very much about! �� I would just like to give a special thank you to these two, for inspiring me to continue on with a story that became a huge part of my writing life. I loved all of the characters, and became quite protective of them. SO, THANK YOU, MY TWO BEAUTIFUL FRIENDS❗❗❗❗❗❗��

    Of course there were many more readers that came after and gave me inspiration for some of their quips or their tag, that I ended up using in my story, that made it just a little more personal!
    I came up with my own language called fairy babble, that had me laughing many times while I was writing!
    The main characters were as follows:
    Blanche, Jinks, Orchid, Greta, Stanton
    Knick knack and Patty whack
    Drew, Dilly, Max, Pilly, This and That
    Doodlebug Clan, Parlay
    Harmony, Bridget
    Kat and Rose, Glimmerwings

    THANK YOU ALL FOR READING AND CONTINUING TO SUPPORT ME TO THE
    FINALE!
    IT HAS MEANT A LOT! NOW ON TO MY NEXT ADVENTURE!

    picture credit to rightful owner

    #evilspells (first series) and #bloomingorchids (second series) and #petals_owl (first series of Desperate Petals on Wisteria Lane) A weekly saga of flowers and their quirky personalities, just trying to get through life one blooming day at a time! Funny and disturbing!!!!!

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    Thank you!

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  • shegram 2d

    Orchid opened the door to a very wet and not so happy Detective Jasper. Orchid was still trying to come out of her too much wine, not enough sleep, sleep fog, when Jasper slid past her, and went straight over to where Glimmerwings had slept, and was now sitting, next to a very confused Drew! Jasper said, "oh good, you're alright," to Glimmerwings! "Ya be gittin us drenched ya foolish
    old fairy dick, what ya yappin about, why wouldn't I be alright?" Drew just sat there watching, his head turning back and forth. Drew says, " I have a question,...what's a fairy dick?" Glimmerwings just grunted her annoyance! Orchid had gone to the kitchen while the back and forth thing was going on, and returned with much needed coffee! Jasper was removing his outer layer of clothing and laying it out in front of the fire to dry. A couple sips and Orchid was in full swing and now she wanted answers! Jasper explained that they had found Helena Babitch's secret underground bunker, but she was gone! She did leave behind nine more fairy bodies, that had been dead at least a week, according to the coroner. He was worried that murderess had come to the island looking for revenge! Drew thought, "how sweet, he likes our Glimmerwings." Glimmerwings told him, "well I can't hardly fault ya fer wanting to keep me safe, now kin I?" Bridget came downstairs then and told Orchid that Mr. O'Mally had chartered two private jets, one for the adults, and one for the children and help, to leave this afternoon for the Bahamas! Orchid replied, "what are you talking about?" She looked at Drew who looked just as confused as she did! Bridget explained, "the other night when we were all talking, we all agreed that we needed to get away and decompress, so as a surprise, Mr. O'MALLY made all the arrangements!" Orchid said, "that is kind and all but we were just flippantly discussing it, nothing serious." "We can't leave now, with all that needs to be done, that's crazy!" Jinks and Harmony come through the door with all the winkers nipping at their heels to get in. Dilly had Kat and Rose, and when she saw Orchid she made her way over handing the babies off to Drew. Oh mom, said Dilly, " I have missed you so much, and you too Dad!" Drew was just happy to be included and that she was still calling him dad. As everyone hugged and kissed and cried and got caught up, Bridget decided to make an offer, no one could refuse! Bridget yelled, "hello!, Can I get everyone's attention? Who would like to be somewhere it's warm and the water is clear blue and where you can ride dune buggies in the sand, scuba dive, swim with dolphins, and so many other things too?" Orchid could not believe what Bridget had just done. If she says no, she's the bad guy, if she says yes, they will be happy, but what about all of the people here! " We can't possibly do that right now, we need to prepare, and make arrangements, and pack, we need more time, what about next month?" Just like she knew would happen, all the winkers started whining and begging and saying all the right things, then Drew whistled, really loud! Okay, everyone just hush! Drew looked right at Orchid, and said, "I think we need to go, I really do!" Orchid couldn't believe how he just became the good guy, and now it was up to her to crush them all when she says no! Okay Mr. President, I can play! "Listen up every body, I guess we're going on a trip!!" Orchid and Drew insisted that the only way they would go is if they were all together on the plane, so now, two cars were coming and the adults would be in one and the winkers in the second with Glimmerwings, but they would all be together on one plane. It had been raining softly through the day, but the forecast called for some rain showers and possible thunderstorms storms! The rain slowed way down but the humidity was so thick, that two minutes in it and you were drenched. All the bags were packed and loaded into the cars, just waiting for the people! None of this group was famous for being on time, so it wasn't a surprise that everything was taking two times longer cause Orchid didn't really want to go, so she was kind of moving in slow motion when no one was looking! The winks and Drew were so excited, how could she ever do anything that could mess up those smiley faces! So she kicked it in to gear and made a decisive effort! Glimmerwings was bent over in actual pain when Orchid was walking by! What's going on Glimmer? " Don't ya worry none bout me, I'm ok Missy Orchid!" Soon, everyone was dressed and packed and loaded up! They were under way! Kat and Rose were riding with Orchid and Drew, and Bridget with Mr. O'Mally. Orchid could not remember his first name to save her life. It didn't matter, there was something about him that she didn't like! They had gone just a couple blocks, when Dilly screamed, "STOP"!!! The driver radioed the other car and told them they would be about ten minutes behind them, cause Dilly had to go back and get something very special! The rain had almost completely stopped, when Dilly exited the car and ran up to the front door! Before she could put her key in, a huge gust of wind picked her up and slammed her into the screened porch! Glimmerwings saw this and ran faster than she had ever in her life. She was relieved to see Dilly was okay, just had the wind knocked out of her! Glimmerwings got the door open and noticed the driver was struggling to get the other four winkers from the car to the house, due to some major wind that was starting to howl like a caged animal! Glimmerwings started feeling so sad and nauseated and having trouble breathing, all at the same time! Dilly had found her orange bag with the turtles on it! She wore it crisscrossed as a body bag! The driver's radio crackled and Dilly could hear Orchid! Mom! Mom? Hi sweetheart, " Orchid said! I need you to be a big girl and listen to miss Glimmerwings okay?" Ok mommy! Let me talk to Glimmerwings real quick, okay? Glimmerwings just kept saying, uh huh, uh huh, okay, uh huh! She put it on speaker so the winks could hear her and Drew say they loved them and to always remember that. We love you too Mom, and dad! Max and Pilly were blowing kisses in the direction of the radio and This and That were waving but then started wrestling! Dilly yelled one last time she loved them and the radio went dead.
    Drew and Orchid were holding each other with Kat and Rose in their arms looking directly in each other's eyes when the wave hit and they were gone. At this moment, Glimmerwings actually vomited and was consumed with grief and overwhelming sadness, and saw the vision that had been making her sick for three days. Her eyes welled up looking at these five little winkers whose world was going change if she could manage to keep them alive. She had a harness that tethered all the winkers to each other and her. Another anchor for the self inflatable ten man raft and a huge plastic bag with everything needed to stay alive for two weeks! Orchid had planned well and adjusted each time a new winker was added! Glimmerwings made a fishing game and all of the winkers put on floaties and life jackets. The driver wanted to race home to be with his family! She had everyone in the very top of the house where she had popped the skylight out and then the wave hit! Mom!!!! Mommy! Daddy!!!!!please mommy!!!! Hey hey there, it's okay, you're okay, it was just a nightmare! Dilly looked up and saw Stanton! Hi grampa! Is mom and dad here? Stanton just shook his head, trying not to choke up, but he was in so much pain and he wanted to be honest with the kids! So he told her that they were in heaven! Duh! I knew that cause I saw Kat and Rose with Angel wings. You did? Stanton asked, seeming a little too calm about it! He told her that her brothers and sister were good! The twins each had a broken arm and Glimmerwings had a deep gash on her upper arm. Max and Pilly escaped with bruises and scrapes. They had all been released with Glimmerwings and were at his house in Texas, Dallas Texas! Dilly had suffered the most trauma when she untethered herself to save the others. Glimmerwings said it was one of the bravest things she had ever seen. She had surgery to remove her torn spleen, and some damage to her lower intestine, but was repaired! They had floated on that raft for five days before being rescued by some Samaritan teenage boys that were going around looking for survivors. Stanton had a box on his lap and Dilly saw the strap to her bag. Can I have that? She dug around until she pulled out the little box marked #2, that was supposed to be given to Orchid at Christmas! There was a large golden key with a note that said. " I know how much you love all the fairy orphans in the world so here is a key to Blanche House, the second story! There are also fifty others to be completed in the next five years! I love our winkers and I love you, Madame First Lady! Love, Mr President! Dilly said thats my dad! Mommy calls him that when she's in a mood to play! Stanton kind of chuckled! Orchid put Blanches journal in and she had one for herself and Dilly. Orchid had started a journal on her 21st birthday! They were all leather bound with orchids stamped into the leather by Stanton! Some photo books and heirlooms were what was left of their life on the island! Dilly wondered what new adventures they would have in Texas!
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    Picture credit to rightful owner, #bloomingorchids

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    Blooming Orchids (15)
    Part three of 3


    FINALE!!!!!!!

  • shegram 3d

    Stanton looked confused, but Orchid said, "oh, Detective Jasper will be bringing her to the vineyard since Chidera's apartment was a crime scene now, and they have some evidence to pick up! So dad, can you drive my truck home so I can ride with Drew?" " Of course sweetheart, no problem! I'll see you there!" On the ride home, it was complete silence! When they pulled up, Drew turned off the engine, and they both just sat there staring off into space. They turned and looked at each other, and just fell into each other's arms. Within seconds, they were both sobbing, harder than either had ever done in their lives! When they pulled back just enough to see each other's swollen faces and puffy eyes, they both started frantically talking about how it could have been their babies just as easily! What a scary realization! Stanton pulled up and said, "I called to have the helicopter to pick you up in a hour, time for you to shower, and eat before going to the hospital." "Oh thanks Dad," Orchid said, and then hugged him so tight! She was so tired, even her eyelashes hurt! Nothing compared to what those poor winkers must feel! She called Jinks when she was dressed and told him everything that she knew! They agreed that he would wait for her phone call tomorrow, on whether they should bring the winkers home or not! Jinks, Orchid said, "thank you for always being there even when I don't know I need you, I love you!" "I love ya too Poppy, just like you was my own, now go look in on the winkers, cause everything here is pickled and sealed! (Fairy talk for fine) At the hospital, they were shown to a newer wing of the hospital, where the only patients were the fairy winkers! There were officers placed at the entrance and exit, and security guards placed throughout the hospital! Orchid really couldn't imagine anyone risking getting caught, to try anything at the hospital! Besides dehydration and some bug bites, most everyone was going to be fine! Six of the thirty had been dead when the Doodlebug clan found them! It was horrible, but considering everything, they were lucky there wasn't a lot more!
    Twenty four, including knickknack and Patty whack, were in good condition and were being released to Orchid on behalf of the Blanche House! Stanton would be showing up with a couple of the motor homes to take the winkers back to Blanche House! It had been a long few days, it would be great to get some uninterrupted sleep!
    Detective Jasper and Glimmerwings, were careful to not touch anything in the actual crime scene, but Glimmerwings had to maneuver around to get everything she had hidden, including all the money! She repeated her question that he had kind of skirted around. "Tell me how much there be an I will turn it over to ya!" Jasper chuckled and said, " there is or should be $125,000.00
    dollars, that had been paid by Helena Babitch, and is evidence, and then there is Chidera's personal money that she always kept track of because she had told Jasper at one time, she didn't want any of that evil money! That amount is around $62,000 last time she reported to me!"
    Glimmerwings smiled and said, you are off by 10.00. Jasper told her that she was entitled to Chidera's savings and any of her personal belongings that she would like to keep! After everything was logged in as evidence, it takes a couple days and it would be released to her! Glimmerwings was having uneasy feelings, but wasn't sure why yet! It was'nt about Jasper, she knew that, but something was stirring inside and making her feel very uneasy! Jasper took her back to the vineyard, where they sat parked in the driveway, just learning about each other! They discovered that they had a lot in common, such as they had both lived in the Phillipine Islands for a time! Their parents had worked on a cruise ship that had docked on an island there for over a month! Jasper was really smitten with this spitfire of a woman! He was half bent over and kind of lost his balance, when he kind of awkwardly fell toward Glimmerwings, when she let him have it, right between his eyes. She told him, "oh no you don't you sneaky dirty fairy man, you'll not be getting in my knickers anytime soon." Oh wait, Jasper said, " you misunderstood, I was only leaning and lost my balance, I didn't mean to make you think I was lunging at you for a kiss or something else!" Glimmerwings blushed at that statement! Oh man! Here came that wave of foreboding again, that she kept having! It was literally making her nauseous! When she went inside Drew and Orchid were sitting cuddled up on the overstuffed loveseat, looking as though they were asleep, but as Glimmerwings tip toed by, Orchid waved to her to come and sit! They talked like sisters into the wee hours of morning! Their conversation was of many things, but mostly serious, with the occasional snort and snore out of Drew that brought on some girly giggling! Glimmerwings told Orchid of the uneasy, foreboding feelings she'd been having for the last couple days. She said she wasn't getting any visions, but that the feeling of anxiety and gloom and doom were overwhelming her to the point of nausea and dizziness! She had never experienced this much weight of sadness, to the extent of feeling like she couldn't breathe. Whatever was hanging over her, was the most powerful but hopeless feeling she had ever had to decipher, and she, as of yet had no clue as to what looked ahead! Orchid woke to the sound of very loud knocking on the front door! She looked around trying to get her bearings of the what's, why's, and how's of waking up next to Drew and Glimmerwings, all of which did not have the
    wherewithall to manage climbing the stairs, to properly go to bed! The knocking at the door began again, waking Drew and Glimmerwings too! They both sleepily looked at each in utter confusion! Drew, being Drew, said, "what a lucky man I am, waking up with two lovely ladies on either side of me!" He looked to be fantasizing, when Orchid threw a pillow at his head! She winked, as she finally reached the front door!....
    ....MEANWHILE!
    Jinks and Harmony were rounding up all the winkers for breakfast, so they could catch the ferry back to What-knot Island! It started raining, but news had said to expect some light rain and possible thunderstorms!


    #bloomingorchids, picture credit to rightful owner

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    Blooming Orchids (15)
    Part (2) of three


    Is this the way it ends
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  • shegram 3d

    #p2h_19 talk with a moon


    I see you shining bright, each night
    I long to absorb your blinding light
    I feel your power, and know your source
    Spoken into existence, by God, of course
    As a child, there was a rhyme, or perhaps
    A tune,
    That spoke of a cow that jumped over
    the moon
    My question is easy, but needs an answer
    soon,
    Was there a cat that could fiddle, a laughing
    dog, but really, "a dish ran away with a spoon?"

    @sweetnovember, @crogers180, @dishang8614, @yogi_writes
    @robertwjeter, @whentherainfalls, #raven63, @thoughtsprocess
    @cottoncandysunset, @sharmilajuliet

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    Talk with a Moon

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  • shegram 4d

    My husband is spontaneous,
    me,
    I like to plan!
    I also read instructions
    He wont, cause he's a man!
    Our drawers are full of spare
    parts, for everything we own,
    if "some assembly" was
    required, the "extra" piece left over,
    in the drawer is thrown!

    We all know a man, "not quite grown"❗❗��







    #spontaneous, #wordoftheday, #mirakee, @mirakee, @writersnetwork,
    #writersnetwork

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    SPONTANEITY

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  • shegram 5d

    Oh but what I would give today
    For dark clouds and raindrops
    To sit among the petals soft
    Where drizzle drops pelt my
    Window pane, and my heart's
    pain, washed clean with every
    Clear droplet that finds it's way
    To where the thirst is so, that I
    Slurp and suckle at nature's teat
    To bring moisture to the dry and
    Barren edges of my reality.

    Picture credit to rightful owner
    #raindrops, @mirakee, #pod

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    Ode to a
    Raindrop


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  • shegram 5d

    Find the complete series of these witty, whimsical, gossipy, dramatic, competitive, crazy Petals at #petals_owl��������������

    ��❤❤��❤❤��❤❤��❤❤��❤❤��
    �� Gardenia was excited to start her new job, her boss, Cedar, said it had been slow, but when she opened the door, there was a mob! There were petals of every color, shape, and size, but she noticed a cluster of petals in a corner, whispering and pointing at another petals thighs! She was always fair, even with the bullies, what a shame, but she had to set a precedent, so she pointed, blew her whistle, and said, "what's your name"? Well everything went quiet, you could have heard a seed drop, the petal said, "my name is Dahlia, honey, don't ever call me out like that, I'm not joking, you just STOP" Gardenia felt a tinge of worry that she had maybe gone too far, when she saw pulling up in front was a really bitchin car! Mitch and Mae Meadowsweet were hoping to work out, but the place was over capacity with petals strewn about! Gardenia, in her loudest voice, asked everyone to hush, then Bud walked in and said, "what's growin on, so many petals , WHAT A RUSH!" The giggly petals in the corner, bolted toward the door past Bud, then while gossiping on the sidewalk, a bus sped by, showering all of them with mud! Gardenia was busting at the seams trying so hard not to smile, but her resolve was rather weak, so she puckered up and blew a kiss, smilin all the while. Needless to say, her first day was a combo of good and bad, but the petals that stayed, said it was the best work out they'd ever had! Clem was locking up as Gardenia went brushing past, they gazed too deep and long, so it got awkward really fast! Clem kinda sidestepped away thinking of her southern drawl, Gardenia was so hyper, she climbed a huge rock wall! The dirty petals were busy brewing up some grubs, to spread in Gardenia's flower beds and underneath her shrubs! Just who did she think she was, anyway?

    Well I am excited to see what happens next week!
    Will Gardenia's shrubs and flowers, survive the grubs?
    Will Clem try to woo Gardenia, and will Daisy find out
    and turn him into mulch?
    Are Dahlias blossoms real or the work of the Lanes
    own horticulturist, Dr. Dandyweed? Yep! They are
    what he calls, #7 bloom enhancer! ���� Now you
    know!

    ��This week's suggestion from the flower pot is: save some money
    and aerate your own flower beds! Have a couple glasses of wine
    and put on your high heels and just stumble around! Lol!��
    �� Suggestion number 2). Every flower community should invest
    In a mulcher, or wood chipper, cause you never know when you are
    Going to need to disappear some stinkweeds!��

    Picture credit to rightful owner

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    Spinning Gardenia
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