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From September 24th

I have to write a story using three scenes a train station, a sheriff’s office, and a general store.

It all started at the train station, we are supposed to meet at 5pm to catch our 6:15 train out of town to see his parents my future in-laws.

But his no where to be found and his not answering his phone it’s really starting to piss me off. It’s now five-thirty and he still hasn’t came around.

Ugh, maybe something happen for it’s so unlike him to be late. I better head over to police station and see if they have any knowledge about my missing man.

Lucky for me the sheriff’s office isn’t that far away and they are super busy and even once I get to speak to someone it’s no use for he hasn’t been gone long enough for anyone but me to care.

Looking down at my watch as I open the door to the crisp night air and realize it’s now 5:45pm. I decide if only one of make them trip than at least I’ll still have a good time.

As I was almost back at the train station and it was not 5:50pm and I just was walking passed the general shop and there you were with snacks in your hand and standing behind two men and a very tall blonde head women.

I rushed inside and hit your arm and demanded to know where you have been and why are you buying snacks when were so close to missing the train and the next one is a hour away. 

You ensure me that we will make it and that the line is moving and all will be well as we will be getting on the train tonight. Three minutes later you are at the register and paying for your treats and two bottles of water and I as you grab your receipt from the cashier we race out the door and enter the train station at 6pm. 

We run to where our train is boarding and lucky for us it’s a crowded train or the doors could have been closed by now, as the attended looks at our tickets and we walk down the lit hall way that leads to the platform where all the trains are we follow the few people in front of us as we board the train and 6:10pm with five minutes to spare. 

And all I could think of now is how I want to hit you so much for this night was suppose to go so smoothly and some how you turned it so upside down and you didn’t even really apologies about being late. And just as I’m getting comfortable you hand me a bottle of water and my favorite chocolate that is hard to find to me and just like that everything is forgiven. 

 

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2019 By Deirdre Stokes

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It takes too

 Long to cook these burgers

There so thick and puffy

And my patiences is running thin

As I wait for them to get done on the grill.

I know I have to wait a little bit longer or

When you bit into them now they will bleed

out and ruin your appetite all together for no one likes a burger that is too raw.

 

 

 

 

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2019 By Deirdre Stokes

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Daily Prompt: Retrospective

Sometimes looking back on past events doesn’t help you move forward in life it just gets you thinking about the what if’s.

And the what if’s really don’t get you anywhere because you start looking back on how you could improve the life that you are current living.

And yes we all want to improve on something to make life better but, we shouldn’t beat ourselves up just because we are not in the stage in our life we want to be.

Some day what is meant to be will fall right into place and we will be blessed that life is still improving and  that we get to wake up everyday and look back only to fix the things we can.

And to let go of the things that we just aren’t meant to have.

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes

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Daily Prompt: Retrospective

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Daily Prompt: Broken

We all feel broken sometimes when life just keeps cutting us down.

You want to feel less broken because you don’t want to feel weak.

You want all your wounds to heal up and you want to move on and smile again.

You don’t want to go through having to pretend that everything is okay when it’s not.

You don’t want to feel like because your broken, good things won’t come your way anymore.

You want to believe that you’re not alone on this pain.

That someone has your back even when you feel like your not strong enough to do it by yourself.

Just because your broken doesn’t mean that is the end to the battle your fighting right now.

 

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes

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Daily Prompt: Broken

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Daily Prompt: Juxtapose

I think about the things that are happening now and even though I don’t want to deal with most of the mess that is happening around me right now.

I know if I compare where my life is right now to what it was before I know I’d probably pick now.

I know that things are getting crazy but, there are little blessing here and there that make me strong enough to continue on this journey called my life.

I know if I compare who I was back than to who I am today I’d probably shake my head and tell that girl she deserves so much more than what she is being offered and to know that her worth is more than just how much money she is making.

 

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes

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Daily Prompt: Juxtapose

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Daily Prompt: Famous

Being well-known doesn’t mean that you have to be  famous

you could just be some who does an amazing job that others are happy to spread the good word of your hard work around.

We all want  to notice in some type of way and maybe it doesn’t have to end with millions of people.

Maybe a couple hundred or fewer people know how great you are will be enough and you will feel successful and honored that someone out there is truly thinking about you.

 

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes

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Daily Prompt: Famous

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Daily Prompt: Guilty

Am I to feel guilty that my words my offend you.

Am I to feel guilty when I tell you the truth because I don’t want to hold it in anymore.

Am I to feel guilty that I am and will be doing something you can’t do but, you have expressed that you want to do that so bad?

Am I to feel guilty when I lie because that’s what I have to do sometimes to do my job.

Am I to feel guilty because you are not happy but, in the end it’s not me that making you unhappy but the decisions you made on your own.

I don’t want to feel guilty when it all comes down to it in the end, because I’ve done what I can do so far and I just can’t do much more at this point.

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes

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Daily Prompt: Guilty

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Daily Prompt: Archaic

Sometimes I know I’ve seen better days and I’ve felt better on better days.

Every bit of energy I got left inside of me is trying to hold on for there is still so much left for me to do that I just can’t be discarded right now.

But, in the eyes of some I have been discarded and thrown out with the rest of their memories.

And only when someone reminds them or mentions me do they remember who I am or who I was to them.

Old and tired  here I stand looking around as the world goes by and new things replace me and yet here I am to remind you of the good old days and what those days meant to you.

 

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes

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Daily Prompt: Archaic

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Daily Prompt: Assumption

I was a fool to think you would be around when I needed you

I just assumed that when you say you would always be there for me.

I thought that was you saying more than just words to me that night but, yet again you are not around.

Always coming later when I don’t need you anymore and someone else has stepped in to help.

Time went by since the last time I saw you and it was a shock to see you reaching out to me as if you truly care.

I was busy living my life and not waiting around for you to have time for me and so I missed out on being there for you and I guess you just assumed I would always be around because that’s who I was.

The one who drops everything to help you out no matter what, but that big heart of kindness died a long time ago waiting for you and now I’ll keep missing whatever and whenever you need me for I can’t be depended on anymore.

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes

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Daily Prompt: Assumption