Share Stories – August

August Stories

 

Let your stories satisfy like a sweet, cool, refreshing ice cream cone on a hot day.

One week in advance of your feedback session, upload your stories for review here. Buddies come to this page to download your group’s stories, also at least one week in advance.

This is also a place where all Life Writers can come to enjoy fellow members’ stories. Then, if you care to, leave the authors a note of encouragement.

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Kit Dwyer
21 days ago

Here is a short memory about Breaking the Ice (with strangers). How do you do it?

Kit Dwyer
25 days ago

The sense of smell inspired this story about my memory of coffee and the guitar.

Deborah Hunt Repp
29 days ago

A continuation of Freddie Mercury The rock group Queen formed in 1970, while the four members attended colleges and played minor gigs on weekends from 1971-1975, perfecting their musical talents and showmanship craft. Their four eventual members knew and hung out with one another as well as with along other start-up groups. London and the English countryside were littered with thousands of wannabe musicians. Musicians would try a gig at one pub and through their network learn that another band in the next county needed a bass player or drummer for that bigger pub. The original members of Queen were… Read more »

Etya Krichmar
21 days ago

I enjoyed reading your observations on Freddie Mercury. He is one of my favorite singers as well. My favorite song is Bohemian Rhapsody. I followed on his life since I discovered him once I came to the United States. Well-written piece, Deborah! Thanks for sharing.

Deborah Hunt Repp
Deborah Hunt Repp
20 days ago
Reply to  Etya Krichmar

Etya, Thank you for your comments on Freddie; Bohemian Rhapsody was his masterpiece. I just came across some new Freddie Facts that I’d like to include, so this story may be changing again with additional inspirations. Writing is an ever-expanding discovery for us. My mother, Louise, was a painter and poet in later life. She said her poetry and paintings could always be improved and changed. I have adopted her attitude and philosophies. We write onward.
Deborah

Etya Krichmar
20 days ago

Deborah, I agree with you that writing is an ever-expanding discovery. Your mother knew what she was talking about. I look forward to reading about the changes in Freddie’s story.

Kit Dwyer
27 days ago

Deborah, what an interesting life you have revealed in your story about Freddie Mercury. I enjoyed reading this version. It is a fine example of how research can enhance a story! Well done!

Deborah Hunt Repp
26 days ago
Reply to  Kit Dwyer

Thanks Kit. See u online

Norma Beasley
29 days ago

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Norma Beasley
29 days ago

Good morning fellow Life Writers. This story probably belongs in the Forum but I didn’t want you to miss it.
It’s about Harvey, a 5 year old known as “Little Man”, who completes the Appalachian Trail in 209 days.
2,100 miles. Enjoy.

Jackie Raymond
1 month ago

This story starts in 1890….

Jackie Raymond
1 month ago

PROLOGUE I Remember Mama

Jackie Raymond
1 month ago

Prologue to I Remember Mama

Kit Dwyer
1 month ago

I was inspired by Patricia’s video to write about senses. I was able to draft a memory around the smell of coffee.

Last edited 25 days ago by Kit Dwyer
Kit Dwyer
25 days ago
Reply to  Kit Dwyer

I will try the forum instead.     

Last edited 25 days ago by Kit Dwyer
Jackie Raymond
1 month ago

I Remember Mama

Jackie Raymond
1 month ago
Reply to  Jackie Raymond

This did not post, but above, one day ago, did post please read Prologue I Remember Mama, and 1890 Time Capsule. Finally learn how to post, thanks to sweet Carole.

Kit Dwyer
1 month ago

Hello partners in writing! This story is generally about the power of compliments with a funny story from my youth. For better context, I probably should have stated that I was about 13 years of age during that embarrassing scene with my mom.

Last edited 1 month ago by Kit Dwyer
Norma Beasley
26 days ago
Reply to  Kit Dwyer

Loved your story about your mom and the funny incident. As a matter of fact I have to facilitate a group book discussion on Mental Alchemy and positive thinking. In my research I found at least 15 characteristics of a positive thinking person. I hope the group will enjoy my findings. With so much going on in the world these days it is difficult to keep a positive attitude going. But that’s better than being a grouch!
Thanks again.

Kit Dwyer
1 month ago
Reply to  Kit Dwyer

Thank you to my writing buddy, Jennifer Paster, for helping me improve this story. a better version follows.

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Kit Dwyer
1 month ago
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Deborah Hunt Repp
25 days ago
Reply to  Kit Dwyer

Kit, I finally got around to reading your Compliment story. Your mother was terrific and I could see and feel how much you love her. My mother was very much just like yours in her attitudes related to disappointments. My mother was born in 1921, and married when WWII was declared. That generation had great ‘spine’ and fortitude. Your mother had that ‘spine’ and positive outlook. So glad you inherited it! Isn’t life great, when we can put aside our problems for a moment?
Deborah

Kit Dwyer
25 days ago

Deb, your feedback made me smile because that was exactly the feeling I hoped readers would gain from reading my story! Maybe a younger audience would not realize what I was trying to show. You’ve made my day!

Orah Zamir
1 month ago
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1 month ago

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Kit Dwyer
1 month ago

Oh my goodness I thought I lost access to these story pages for a month and could not find them on the site no matter how I searched. Today, I remembered the “clear your cache” tip that we learned early on. Voila! – Now I see the months to click on to post and read stories again. Halleluiah!

Norma Beasley
1 month ago
Reply to  Kit Dwyer

Good for you! Will and persistence paid off.

Norma Beasley
1 month ago

Hello everyone. Attached is my story for August entitled The Eternal City. It’s about mingling with 3,000 members while attending a convention in Rome, enjoying Rome, and finding a new friend there. Hope you will enjoy the trip.

Etya Krichmar
21 days ago
Reply to  Norma Beasley

Norma, what a great story! I loved it. Being to Rome, I recognized the places you mentioned. Your newfound friend sounds wonderful and I believe you met for a reason. Thanks for sharing.

Deborah Hunt Repp
25 days ago
Reply to  Norma Beasley

Norma, I just read your piece about Rome and the trip to Florence. Educational, fun, story remembering Europe anytime and their food, atmosphere, and the joys of travel.You write so beautifully. Thank you for sharing. Deborah

Ada Miller
1 month ago
Reply to  Norma Beasley

You certainly take a prize for use of photo. Love your detail of meals. In Florence, did you see the Uffizi sp? And David?

Kit Dwyer
1 month ago
Reply to  Norma Beasley

Norma, what a wonderful story to read. I have Rome on my bucket list and your story made it sound doable someday. I was intrigued to look up information about that mystical organization and I liked being spurred to learn something new. Thank you! The photos were a fantastic addition to the story. Anyone can relate to the value of finding a new friend. You hit all the right buttons for me with this one!

Norma Beasley
25 days ago
Reply to  Kit Dwyer

Thanks Kit.

Ricki Aiello
1 month ago
Reply to  Norma Beasley

This is a delightful story, Norma. It brought me back to my own experience in Rome. I went with my cousin, Chris in 2005, and it proved to be an amazing experience. We were on tour, so we had the advantage of traveling by bus with some 40 other people and a guide. Thanks for the memories!

Norma Beasley
25 days ago
Reply to  Ricki Aiello

You are welcome.

Ricki Aiello
1 month ago

My August Story. Inspired by a recent visit to the dentist for a crown.

Kit Dwyer
1 month ago
Reply to  Ricki Aiello

Ricki, I enjoyed your story, and found it humorous too. A nice read. But I must confess that I kept expecting there to be a surprise or an unexpected happening to the end of your story. Like maybe having to go to the hospital or a police encounter or something that would make your clothing choices for the dental appointment come into a “thank goodness I took the time to dress well” kind of event. Maybe I’ve been reading too many mysteries lately!

Norma Beasley
1 month ago
Reply to  Ricki Aiello

Hi Ricki. Enjoyed your story. How clever to write on Dental Ensemble. This is what writing is about. Taking an ordinary everyday event and making it into an amazing reading piece. I share in your dental anxieties!

Ricki Aiello
1 month ago
Reply to  Norma Beasley

Thanks so much, Norma. I enjoyed writing it. One of those Wednesday virtual write in’s.

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