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Oldest and Youngest

This cherished photo is of my son at 2 months old, held by his great-great-grandfather on his 102 birthday. They represented our youngest and oldest family members at the time.


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Posted in Amusement, Fiction, Humor, Prompt, stories, Uncategorized

Lost at The Garden (fiction)

“Two rights, a left at the garden and a half mile past the bronze statue.” According to my uncle, these are the directions from his house to the library. TWO RIGHTS…LEFT AT THE GARDEN…PAST STATUE. He sounded so confident and so, I was too until the left turn at the garden put me on a dead end road into a cemetery. At that moment I felt like a lamb to the slaughter and immediately realized I was lost. When I called my uncle to tell him the situation, he just couldn’t understand where I went wrong because his directions were perfect. He put on this whole performance, talking about how I never listen and I must’ve made a wrong turn, etc. Again he repeated, “Two rights, left at the garden and half mile past the bronze statue.” Getting nowhere with him, I decided to head back to his house and that’s when I finally saw it. On the corner before the community garden was a small floral shop called “The Garden.” Believing it wasn’t just coincidental, I turned down that street, came upon the bronze statue and finally found the library. Yeah, I guess I really don’t listen!


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Amusement, Fiction, Life, Prompt, stories, Uncategorized

Uneventful Vacation

When we arrived at the vacation house we were shocked to see white leather sofas and curtains made of lace. The home was in pristine condition! We knew that wasn’t sustainable, with our family having children of varying ages running around. Unfortunately, the tiny backyard had no room for a bounce house. There was a beach nearby but as our luck would have it, there were sharks in the water. I thought being there would spark creativity for my blog but I was overcome by dysania every morning.


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My Fantasy

Photo by Luca Nardone on Pexels.com

Post-COVID family reunion in Vermont, adults sipping drinks and sharing stories by the fireplace as children enjoy the slopes.


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Posted in Décima, Empowerment, Family, Life, Love, Poetry, Prompt, Relationships, Uncategorized

Her Courage Matters (Décima)

Family doomed right from the start

Plain and simple, Dad likes to roam

Pain he causes pervades the home

And Mom contains her broken heart

Safety denied, she plays it smart

Tried to escape his angry scorn

Long before a third child was born

But now the coast and skies are clear

With turbo speed, they flee in fear

Reaching the runway plane next morn


Not every woman’s story can be told, so for this day in Women’s History Month I’m recognizing those whose plight remains unknown but their strength and courage is empowering.


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