Short Stories From 10 Years Ago – December 31, 2004

Short Stories From 10 Years Ago – December 31, 2004

Saying Good-Bye

Short Stories From 10 Years Ago – December 31, 2004 – In my lifetime, I’ve said good-bye without a backward glance or a twinge of regret. I’ve said good-bye in a muddle of confusion and with an aching heart. I was blessed to be able to say good-bye to my brother Mike, my Mother and my Father, as I stood beside their coffins and quietly said the 23rd Psalm in their honour.

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Short Stories From 10 Years Ago – December 30, 2004

Short Stories From 10 Years Ago – December 30, 2004

Almost There

Short Stories From 10 Years Ago – December 30, 2004 – I have two little stories left to write – this being one of them. Tomorrow night my keyboard will be eerily silent. I will have fulfilled my personal commitment to write “367 Little Stories From An Everyday Life”. I’m in a pinch-me “state of mind” – the heck with New York – this is Toronto.

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Short Stories From 10 Years Ago – December 29, 2004

Short Stories From 10 Years Ago – December 29, 2004

Goozo

Short Stories From 10 Years Ago – December 29, 2004 – I was three years old when I chopped my long dark hair off. My father’s barber trimmed what was left of it into a very short pixie cut. It was also the year I wore my chocolate brown, velvet snow suit for one hour every day. I think I was a fairly typical kid – full of beans and imagination. Like many children I had an imaginary friend whose name was Goozo. She came in handy because I blamed Goozo for all the naughty things I did.

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Short Stories From 10 Years Ago – December 28, 2004

Short Stories From 10 Years Ago – December 28, 2004

Horse Crazy & Other Ramblings

Short Stories From 10 Years Ago – December 28, 2004 – I have loved horses all my life. When I was a little girl I used to imagine myself the proud owner of a farm where every unwanted horse would be safe and warm. Gradually my animal population would expand to include stray cats and dogs, injured birds, frogs and toads or any sad, unfortunate animal abandoned by its heartless owner.

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Short Stories From 10 Years Ago – December 27, 2004

Short Stories From 10 Years Ago – December 27, 2004

Mini Whine Fest

Short Stories From 10 Years Ago – December 27, 2004 – The holiday season is fraught with joy, sorrow, great exuberance, disappointments, laughter, tears, eating (too much) and whining. I know, because I’ve experienced each of these. After over-indulging in feasts of superb food, shared with great friends and family, I’ve decided to never eat again.

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Short Stories From 10 Years Ago – December 26, 2004

Short Stories From 10 Years Ago – December 26, 2004

Boxing Day

Short Stories From 10 Years Ago – December 26, 2004 – I may never eat again. I say this every year after Christmas dinner and at the time I really mean it. The Boxing Day gluttony recovery period is in full swing. I woke up feeling like a “piggie in a blanket”. Imagine filling your cheeks with air – that’s a perfect imitation of my rounded tummy.

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Short Stories From 10 Years Ago – December 25, 2004

Short Stories From 10 Years Ago – December 25, 2004

Christmas Day

Short Stories From 10 Years Ago – December 25, 2004 – The world over, people woke up this morning with thoughts of the festive season foremost in their hearts and minds. This day of celebration with its message of warmth, caring, love, kindness, forgiveness and hope.

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