CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

April 10, 2014

Little Dog (a cat) Adopts Us

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

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LITTLE DOG ADOPTS US

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The cold, damp, wind that blew rainy slush against my face startled me. I quickly reached my kitten-filled hand down, deposited the kitten on the stoop and drew myself back in.

As I shut the door against this onslaught I saw small the white paws of the kitten, which barely reached up to the door’s screen inset. The face looking up at me had a pathetic, yearning, abandoned look in the eyes. The orange teardrop shape under the kitten’s right eye cemented the pathos.

The tiny white cat with orange and black calico markings splashed over its back, with a calico tail that looked like an afterthought, was a (more…)

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March 5, 2013

WP Daily Prompt 3/4/2013: A Story Written Using No “N”, Another With No “E”

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WP Daily Prompt 3/4/2013:
A STORY WRITTEN USING NO “N”:
ANOTHER WRITTEN WITH NO “E”

The March 4, 2013, WordPress Daily Prompt was There are 26 letters in the English language, and we need every single one of them. Want proof? Choose a letter and write a blog post without using it. (Feeling really brave? Make it a vowel!)

Easy, I thought. All I have to do is eliminate the Q or the Z.

But that would be, in my mind, not fair, cheating. How often do I write entire posts that don’t have a Q or a Z? I must say it’s quite often.

I looked around the room and recorded the first number I saw between 1 and 26. It was 14. I went through the alphabet on my fingers and discovered number 14 was the letter “N.” How does one write a piece without using the letter N?

SCARED KITTY GROWS TO LOVE HER ADOPTED FAMILY

The kitty, a.k.a. Baby, was scared. She acted from her fear.

The day we brought her home from the shelter she scooted from the cat carrier. She hid above the sheets stored atop a shelf. If Mary or Joe, the kids who lived with her, came close to her she bared her teeth with a hiss.IMG_0318eShortly, however, she came to love Mary and Joe. She rubbed their legs while she purred as they petted her. She slept curled at their feet. She grabbed pieces of food from their thumbs.

Baby protected Mary and Joe. If they were (more…)

January 29, 2013

WP Daily Prompt: Through the Window, What Do I See?

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WP DAILY PROMPT:

THROUGH THE WINDOW, WHAT DO I SEE?

I like the table on my back porch off the kitchen, which is surrounded by windows. The table abuts one window, making it the perfect spot for seeing the outdoors, especially in the winter chill when the snow falls gently. The snow is doing that now, adding to the blanket of snow already accumulated on several previous days during much wilder snowfalls.

The forest green of the hemlock pines offers a good contrast to the unstained purity of the country snow. Rocks, sufficiently big that their exposed sides add a grayish color to the world, are covered by about six inches of the soft powdery mix. One of the birch trees is bent over, not from this snowstorm. It never recovered from last April’s wet snowfall.

But the best thing I see out the window is a filled bird feeder surrounded by birds whose food is covered by thousands—no, probably millions—of crystalline flakes that create a four-inch cover on the feeder. They flit about the feeder, providing me with plenty of entertainment.

Hey, what’s that? A (more…)

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