Category Archives: Creative Work

Various types of written pieces for the entertainment of our community.

A Fantasy

Use your imagination. Midnight. Full Moon.

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EVERYBODY NEEDS A SCRATCHING POST

By Jackie Deal Amber is lost! Disappeared! Not to be found. I’ve looked everywhere. High. Low. Her favorite hidey hole. No Amber. The water heater repairman-prone across the kitchen floor, head under the sink- mumbles “I didn’t let the cat … Continue reading

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Grief

It seems like the whole world resonates with the sound and feel of grieving. It has been nearly two years since the beginning of the “great pandemic” and we are still losing loved ones at an alarming rate. Add to … Continue reading

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Free Tax Advice

To put things in context, the following took place shortly before my recent re-connection surgery. For those of you who are interested, it went well and things are working out ok . And often. And after six months, I can … Continue reading

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A Ticket To Ride II

by Fred Prout The train slows and stops. I get off, along with a few other passengers. The ones with which I have had the strongest connections. A smaller train sits waiting to take us in a different direction. We … Continue reading

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There’s Gonna Be Some Changes Made

by Jackie Deal Yeah, I’ve already started some of those changes. I’ve moved the kitty’s litter box! What? you ask. Why? Well, it’s like this: I have arthritis in both hips! Bending over, reaching around the foot of the bed … Continue reading

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A Ticket to Ride

by Fred Prout You find yourself riding on a train. No ticket in hand. But that’s okay, because no one asks where you are going. Which is a good thing. Because you are not sure yourself. Periodically the train pulls … Continue reading

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THE WISH

by Ruby Bonham The following is a song written, copyrighted, and recorded by Cookie Shannon of the Little Sisters. Cookie and her sister Margaret have performed here at Timber Valley along with our park musicians. Cookie gave me permission to … Continue reading

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WHY

by Ruby Bonham Sometimes I feel like a four-year-old again with my endless “whys”. Most of them are unanswered but I hold out hope that one day I will understand. As a young girl, I didn’t pray for things, instead, … Continue reading

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“A Hard, Hard Rain”

by Fred Prout Bob Dylan was a prolific songwriter. He was a major influence on the folk music scene. And maybe on some of our lives. The fact that he really couldn’t sing does not diminish his work. If you … Continue reading

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The Ugly Orange Mug

by Fred Prout I hope everyone involved in this story is reading it. Well, actually, I hope everyone is reading it. I am looking at what is, arguably, the ugliest mug around. No, I’m not looking in the mirror. I’m … Continue reading

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Just a Minute

A famous philosopher, L. Peter Berra, once said, ” When you get to a fork in the road, take it. ” Rita and I followed that dictum for most of our lives together. Invariably, we chose well. Each fork leads … Continue reading

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OTHER

by Jackie Deal We have anOTHER cat in our house. “Other”. That’s the cat’s name that lives in the bedroom behind the mirrored closet doors! I realize that’s what Amber’s been trying to tell me for some time. Amber watches … Continue reading

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Demons

I am beset by demons. I don’t know why, but they are increasing their devilish attacks on me with a vengeance. They started slowly a few years ago, when, I guess, they acquired an effigy doll with my name on … Continue reading

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Three Coins on the Dresser

by Fred Prout Well, August 25th rolled around, and my insides are still not put back together. Bummer! As I was walking Kelly that morning, a nurse crossed the street in front of me. “Good morning, rough night?“ “Yes“. As … Continue reading

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Another Bear Story

By Ruby Bonham Seeing the notices of our semi-resident black bear in the park has brought back a lot of memories.  Thus these recollections. My ex was with a friend when he bought two baby black bears.  He said he … Continue reading

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The Incredible Joy of Seeing Her

by Fred Prout Did you ever have to move and leave your friends behind? It’s a terrible, gut wrenching feeling for the adults, but it’s worse for the little ones. “Don’t worry, You will make new friends.” But when there … Continue reading

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Face Doesn’t Match

by Fred Prout Rita and I were slow to embrace high tech. We, like many of you, were Luddites. Progress? Who needs it. Of course, all the gadgets on our vehicles were there, so, might as well use them. Satellite … Continue reading

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U-Turns

by Fred Prout U-turns are done when you suddenly realize you screwed up big time. You are in the middle of an “Oh S*$t” moment and need to change course quickly. Very quickly. We’ve all had them, we’ve all survived … Continue reading

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Life Changes

by Fred Prout Our life can change in an instant. Large scale event like Covid-19, individual event like surgery, or anything in between. Many people have handled the Covid change constructively. Having free time and isolation can spur the creative … Continue reading

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