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JustDaniel
post May 13 20, 03:44
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post May 16 20, 14:28
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QUOTE (JustDaniel @ May 4 20, 12:14 ) *
ocean
marching
jeans
apple cider
pencil
reverie
skipping
tundra
politician
vegetarian

There I sat staring out over the ocean last summer in Ocean City while crowds of people were marching by, mostly wearing skimpy bathing suits, but a few in skinny jeans. I was content just to watch drinking my iced apple cider, solving sudoku with my pen or writing poetry with my pencil, sometimes getting lost in a reverie, falling to sleep dreaming.

I was skipping along the tundra in Alaska during the summer when I encountered a politician running for office who wanted to engage me about becoming a vegetarian! Suddenly a polar bear approached and I decided that I could run faster than the politician, who found out that the pretty white creature was not a vegetarian.... and I woke up with pencil scrawling all over my tablet!

reverie
skipping
tundra
politician
vegetarian
boomerang
archery
duck blind
anchorman
distancing


In your story, somehow I was expecting that the skinny artist would have had a bikini accident (after all the detail that you provided regarding the purchase!) when the lifeguard was posing for her! lol


boomerang
archery
duck blind
anchorman
distancing
arrow
C19
field
television
recommend

I settled down on my couch with a full glass of 1980 Argentine Malbec to watch an old Tom Hanks movie on television, when all of a sudden the anchorman of a local channel interrupted my pleasant evening by sending out shocking news that boomeranged at once. He recommended that patients with C19 should practice archery during the recovery period, to fortify their breathing and lung functions.

Sounded fun, but one poor soul had the bad luck to be struck in the eye with an arrow. He was never certain again about social distancing amidst the pandemic, so he took up running around an empty field with his guide dog.
At night they both sheltered in a duck blind for the duration. He's sueing the TV channel for 10 million dollars.
Fortunately, the surgery on his eye was successful and he went on to become an Olympic champion in Archery.

distancing
arrows
field
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nunnery
Indian Ocean
mouse
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post May 17 20, 14:46
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Well, Sylvia, this one was worth the wait! You busted my gut with laughter in this creative little unimaginable tale! That anchorman was a total idiot... but then he fostered an Olympic champion!

television
nunnery
distancing
arrows
Indian Ocean
mouse
field
diploma
purge
recommend


Having watched the same program on television that Sylvia did, I left my job as caretaker of the local nunnery, and distancing myself from the United States, I decided to pack up my arrows and head for Perth on the Indian Ocean from whence I would travel to the hinterlands of Western Australia. I had simply called up a map on my laptop, and with my mouse scanned its field and decided on my destination. It took no diploma to realize I needed to go where my arrows could fly freely and where I could purge myself of contact with human beings, which of course is what is recommended these days, to avoid the COVID-19.

Your revised list:

Indian Ocean
mouse
field
purge
recommend
grapefruit
grappling hook
disembark
crisis
pineapple upside-down cake


Have fun!





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post May 18 20, 12:44
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QUOTE (JustDaniel @ May 17 20, 16:46 ) *
Well, Sylvia, this one was worth the wait! You busted my gut with laughter in this creative little unimaginable tale! That anchorman was a total idiot... but then he fostered an Olympic champion!

television
nunnery
distancing
arrows
Indian Ocean
mouse
field
diploma
purge
recommend


Having watched the same program on television that Sylvia did, I left my job as caretaker of the local nunnery, and distancing myself from the United States, I decided to pack up my arrows and head for Perth on the Indian Ocean from whence I would travel to the hinterlands of Western Australia. I had simply called up a map on my laptop, and with my mouse scanned its field and decided on my destination. It took no diploma to realize I needed to go where my arrows could fly freely and where I could purge myself of contact with human beings, which of course is what is recommended these days, to avoid the COVID-19.

Your revised list:

Indian Ocean
mouse
field
purge
recommend
grapefruit
grappling hook
disembark
crisis
pineapple upside-down cake


Have fun!


That's difficult, Daniel...might try it later on in the evening. We're making a wonderful collection of mini stories. Hope you're happy in Australia.


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post May 18 20, 15:21
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It was an awfully long flight just to head into the hinterland!!! lol

You always make me wait for your story, but it's usually worth it!


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post May 19 20, 22:51
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grapefruit
disembark
crisis
pine apple upside down cake
recommend
breakfast
cruiser
Travel Agency
romance
officer

My sexy cousin experienced a mental crisis due to a failed romance with a rich businessman. He tried to intern her in a closed residence, but she escaped with my help. On the way, we passed by a Travel Agency where a young man recommended we take a holiday on an Italian cruiser to the Islas Malvinas, which rightly belong to Argentina. This was before the 1982 war between Britain and Argentina's dictator, who was a drunken SOB. He'd sent poor, untrained country boys out to sea without proper equipment or even enough food.
My cousin Susan and I set out in January, excited because the cruiser would dock in Puerto Piramides to see the sea lions and penguins. We also enjoyed watching the whales playing on the ocean waves.
Later on, in the Beagle Channel, the Captain arranged for a midnight party in a beautiful bay, under the starry midnight sky. Susan became bessoted by an
Italian officer who seduced her in less time than it takes to bat an eyelid. I hardly saw her from then on, so I had my breakfast of grapefruit and toast by myself.
After a rough crossing of Cabo de Hornos, when most of the passengers threw up, the ship headed for Malvinas. We disembarked on those windswept isles, where the mainstay of the farmers' exports are sheeps' wool and peat. Not a tree in sight, but rows of attractive cottages with glass porches filled with huge, bright colored flowers. In their backyards, we could see flourishing orchards.
I knew a Chilean family living there, because their daughters boarded at the same school in Buenos Aires that my daughter attended as a day girl. This charming family invited us to tea and the mother served us a delicious pineapple upside down cake.
Later on, they took us on a tour of the main island, visiting Puerto Argentino (Port Stanley) towards the end. The Chilean girls wanted to sail with us to Buenos Aires, because the islands are desolate and boring for youngsters, but their father didn't allow it.
Sailing home, I wrote a poem about our unique experience.

breakfast
cruiser
Travel Agency
romance
officer
bumble bee
keyboard
polar bear
green pasture
Styx




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Pours by like destiny, bending
Everything in one direction."

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post May 19 20, 22:56
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Have fun! I just wrote this at 1 a.m., so I expect a similar impressive story.
Can't wait. Juggle.gif JackBox.gif


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post May 21 20, 15:13
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breakfast
keyboard
Styx
polar bear
Travel Agency
cruiser
green pasture
bumble bee
romance
officer



After breakfast I was listening to the interesting keyboard interaction with acoustic and electric guitar by Styx on my computer while watching a video about polar bears on TV when a Travel Agency advertisement came on encouraging me to get tickets on a cruiser to experience the joys of travel to some far off green pasture where I could roam the fields romancing with butterflies and bumble bees. Suddenly there was a knock at my door, and a police officer arrested me for answering the door naked.


bumble bee
keyboard
Styx
green pasture
polar bear
nightshade
cough syrup
rattlesnake
elm tree
swimming hole


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post May 23 20, 14:04
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QUOTE (JustDaniel @ May 21 20, 17:13 ) *
breakfast
keyboard
Styx
polar bear
Travel Agency
cruiser
green pasture
bumble bee
romance
officer



After breakfast I was listening to the interesting keyboard interaction with acoustic and electric guitar by Styx on my computer while watching a video about polar bears on TV when a Travel Agency advertisement came on encouraging me to get tickets on a cruiser to experience the joys of travel to some far off green pasture where I could roam the fields romancing with butterflies and bumble bees. Suddenly there was a knock at my door, and a police officer arrested me for answering the door naked.


bumble bee
keyboard
Styx
green pasture
polar bear
nightshade
cough syrup
rattlesnake
elm tree
swimming hole


Good addition to our now voluminous short story book. You're very funny! I just did the word games and I'm tired of this Eric, who never shows up anymore. I shall abandom him at Birds and Words, or else make a public statement about his ignoring this noble activity. I'll try to do the new story tomorrow. It's raining now, don't know whether we'll get our regular walk. Snow is coming next week! Many months of isolation ahead. Our area is free of V. The government is managing this pandemic quite well, with very strict regulations, especially in Buenos Aires and other large cities.
See ya! Read.gif Snowflake.gif


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Or the hearts of sheep, and the wind
Pours by like destiny, bending
Everything in one direction."

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post May 23 20, 14:42
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Glad to hear about the virus' not progressing much in your area! We had some thunder and lightning and then rain this morning, but it's been a beautiful spring day. If only I could get out and enjoy it. Very weak in my knee still. Begin physical therapy next week and have four doctor appointments! Best wishes with your snow! Look forward to your next little story.
Blessings!


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post May 24 20, 14:45
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QUOTE (JustDaniel @ May 23 20, 16:42 ) *
Glad to hear about the virus' not progressing much in your area! We had some thunder and lightning and then rain this morning, but it's been a beautiful spring day. If only I could get out and enjoy it. Very weak in my knee still. Begin physical therapy next week and have four doctor appointments! Best wishes with your snow! Look forward to your next little story.
Blessings!


So sorry about the pain in your knee. Hope the therapy works well. Four doctors...wow.
We've been blessed with some sunny Autumn days. Went for a walk with my daughter and enjoyed the lovely colours in our neighborhood. So snow has been postponed for now.
I'll try the short story tomorrow. Blessings and good luck with your therapy and docs.


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Or the hearts of sheep, and the wind
Pours by like destiny, bending
Everything in one direction."

Sylvia Plath, Crossing the Water, Wuthering Heights.



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I'm beginning to feel the the "temporary knee" is not going to work for me, so I may be looking at another operation to replace it with a permanent total knee, with posts into femur and tibia. This one does not have the flexibility of a permanent knee, but is basically a "spacer" that bends. What is fearful to me is that it bends a little bit almost BACKWARDS, which leaves me without balance when I am not wearing the brace. HOPE that my surgeon will be able to fit me in on Monday as my therapist has requested. Will appreciate your prayers... and of course am patiently waiting for your short story.

I'm off to answer Rhymer's entry into our little 10-letter game!

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