S is for Seashell #atozchallenge

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Lukas looked at the stone house; it was impressive. They went in. It smelled of moss and coffee. They walked up the stairs to the room Basia and Milena were using as their bedroom. Basia quietly opened the door. Milena was still asleep on the mattress lying on the floor, a plaid blanket covered her body. Lukas walked closer and looked at her sleeping — peaceful like a small child. He had the greatest urge to hold her close. He sat down on the floor next to the mattress. Basia sat down next to him and looked at Milena.

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R is for Ruby #atozchallenge #flashfiction

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Vacation in India

“Chris, look at these. Wouldn’t they look beautiful in the sun room? Oh, and I have to buy that tunic. That ruby color and print are amazing. No one will have that back home.”
Mira continued talking, but Chris remembered the breathing techniques they’d learned at their workshop earlier and concentrated on his breathing – filling his abdomen and chest and then slowly releasing.
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O is for Orange #atozchallenge

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I have spent the last three days trying to come up with an idea for an orange post. It’s Monday and I should be posting and yet nothing comes. So considering that oranges were my favorite fruit in childhood, and today is about the color orange, I’ll do a favorites list.

My favorites list:

Book: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami – I’m sure this selection may be different tomorrow, but when I think of the books I’ve read in the last few years, this one really stands out.

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L is for Lilac #atozchallenge #flashfiction

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Lilac Queen

Some time ago, not so far away, there lived a girl whose parents forgot proper childcare. She was virtually abandoned and neglected. She ended up on the streets begging for food.

One day, a rich merchant’s son came to her parents’ home. He was properly welcomed and treated. Suddenly, the girl’s parents remembered they had a daughter and thought to introduce her to the merchant’s son. They asked a neighborhood boy to find her. When he did, they ensured she bathed and dressed in the finest garments.

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