You could say I'm one of those people that get caught up in "writing contests" sometimes. Without hesitation seeing The Peterman Company had a
Shortest Short Story Contest with $1,000 gift certificate as first prize and 5 four hundred dollar gift certificates I was intrigued.
Wait. Gift certificates? What are they selling?
A sightseeing package maybe?
We are to imagine ourselves in search of that perfect item
(whatever it might be)
and tell our story of it in 50 words or less.
Okay, my high hopes drifted to another path, beyond their products.
We have so many choices in this lifetime journey right?
Here are my 50 words for us, I won't be sending it to The Peterman Company.
Dock your boat take a seat and listen.
(my search for that perfect item)
item being that individual or unit,
especially one that is part of a list, collection or set.
From a whisper of adventure
unleash your heart's desire.
Be wholly absorbed within a thrilling course
bursting by flight of grateful content.
Anticipation awakens our curiosity by way
of simple exhilaration, as silent joys abound
with every little laugh that consumes us
let life's cozy blanket lift our spirits
Let life buoy up your soul.
what our country means to us.
"To survive in
peace and harmony
divided we fall
together we're strong
we are one people,
one nation, one flag."
"If you want to live a happy life
tie it to a goal
not to people or things."
Enjoy your week and take good care of you.