Category Archives: Creative Work

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

MORNING ROUTINE

BC: before cat (Amber is her name). Flop out of bed, stagger to kitchen. Make coffee. Open blinds. Sit with coffee and enjoy view. Stagger back to bedroom, get dressed. Search refrig’ for breakfast items. Time elapsed: 20 minutes. AD: … Continue reading

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A Little Day/Night Music

I hate to admit it, but the losses of the past year, and the isolation imposed by the virus, have left me fighting a daily battle with depression. Most days it’s a draw, some days I win, some I lose. … Continue reading

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Cold Weather III

When you live in Florida there are certain things that seem to be mandated by law. In no particular order, they are sun, humidity, bugs, time share sales, and visitors. Particularly in cold weather. Particularly when you live within an … Continue reading

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Covid Weight Gain

by Ruby Bonham My dog has Covid Weight Gain!  How did my slim , trim and healthy dog expand to over twenty pounds.  We will NOT discuss her owner’s weight gain.  I have heard the chatter around the park of … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Time

A Brief History of Time, by Fred Prout With apologies to Stephen Hawking. Don’t yell. (Sorry,I couldn’t help it.) Time is not measured by day or night. Or months, years, or seasons. It used to be, but no more. The … Continue reading

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His Mama was a Chicken

A Short Story for Kids and Seniors by Ruby Bonham The little Silkie chicken squirmed on her nest.  That one big egg was about to wear a blister on her bottom side and she was sure she was getting a … Continue reading

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Singing in the Rain

SINGING IN THE RAIN by Fred Prout There are three different stories here , so pay attention ! Among the many musical performers Rita and I absolutely loved, the very top of the list was Judy Collins. Over the years,we … Continue reading

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Cancer Closet #3

I am not a patient, I am player. We are incredibly blessed to have top notch medical facilities right in our community. Mercy Hospital has been judged as one of the top 20 rural hospitals in the country. And with … Continue reading

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D.S.T., Benson and Lemonade

by Fred Prout This is not the story I was going to write today. In fact, Rita wanted it locked away forever.  Sorry, my love, but daylight savings time is here. The bars are rattling, and the laughter (I hope … Continue reading

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Into Each Life

By Jackie Deal I’ve been had! Shiny black hair, beautiful golden eyes.  And a sparkling white tuxedo.  Love and spunk in one adorable package.  Yes, I have a cat…no, wait a minute.  The cat has me!  Amber, that’s her name, … Continue reading

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Monsters

by Fred Prout I have created a monster. Actually a whole cell block of monsters. Rita and I had over forty years of adventures. Each one had multiple stories associated with it. I find that it has become very difficult … Continue reading

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CHOICES

by Ruby Bonham When we look at our world today the words that most often come to mind are: Chaos, Horror, Hopelessness, Fear, Anger, Pandemic. Of all these words Fear is the root that triggers the rest. Fear of the … Continue reading

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Doctor Seuss

A creative work by Fred Prout It seems like everybody’s getting mad What used to be good is now seen as bad The things you used to read to your child Are now getting everyone terribly riled They’re making a … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING

by Ruby Bonham March 1, 2020, the day one life ended and another went into a tailspin of grief. Sometimes it seems like yesterday and others a long time ago. The mind fluctuates in its ability to cope. Looking back. … Continue reading

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Lot 205 1/2

If you’ve taken a walk along the trail near Happy Hill you may have spotted a recently added new lot, complete with new residents. Because it’s small and due to it’s location near lot 205, it’s been dubbed lot 205 … Continue reading

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Cancer Closet #2

by Helaine Hepworth I stepped out of the cancer closet hoping if I exposed it to the daylight it wouldn’t be so frightening. And the results were surprising. I got so many pledges of support and help it was overwhelming … Continue reading

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Warning…

by Fred Prout Warning: Some of these words might be considered political. They are not. But if you are one of those who are easily offended by everything, stop now. Continue at your own risk. No offense intended. Rita and … Continue reading

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ALZHEIMER’S AND ME

by Ruby Bonham The frail wrinkled body slumps forward against the restraint tied to the wheelchair.  Her eyes are vacant, empty of response to the activity taking place around her.  She is my mom. I stand there watching unnoticed.  The … Continue reading

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Out of the Cancer Closet

by Helaine Hepworth When I thought cancer was approaching my life I ran and hid. I lied, made excuses, withdrew, and denied it. Turns out, cancer is a part of life. We are all touched by it somehow. We lose … Continue reading

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Cold Weather II

First of all thank you for allowing me to share our stories.And for the feedback and encouragement. Part I told of our first ski trip.Thankfully we had many others.All of our ski adventures were great fun. No more near crashes,no … Continue reading

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