Welcome to the Blogger Daily with a few posts I wanted to share with you. The first is from Pamela Wight and is not one of her fiction stories, but a delightful granddaughter/Madre life lesson… about ballet. (BTY – I did ballet for two years when it was suggested I take up basketball.. not because I was not graceful but I shot up in height and was a foot taller than all the boys!)
I want to follow her instructions. I want to blow her away with my flexibility and flair and fleetness of foot.
But she laughs gently, rolling her eyes in a sweet way. In a way that tells me I’m failing, but she thinks I’m pretty darn cute, trying to do what she does.
I try to explain to her – Look at my posture! Look at my pose and poise! But her reply is a tad condescending despite her touch of forgiveness.
“I’ve been doing this since I was 5, Madre. You’re just beginning.”
But, I want to sputter back, but I’ve been stretching and yoga-ing, running and walking miles, living for years and years before you were even born.
But I don’t say a word. I stand there in front of the mirrors, humble in my clumsiness, awed by her gracefulness.
Please head over and read about how the lesson went.... https://roughwighting.net/2018/10/19/the-lesson/
Pamela S. Wight, Buy: http://www.amazon.com/Pamela-S.-Wight/e/B00AYXT6R6 – Goodreads: Pamela on Goodreads
Now time for a short story from Geoffrey West... we have a saying here – If it was not for my bad luck… I’d have no luck at all!! Here is a snippet and please head over and finish the story on Geoffrey’s blog.
“May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back…”
“Thanks,” I told the woman who was sitting in the shop doorway, a cheap sleeping bag crushed up beneath her.
“It’s an old Irish blessing,” she went on, giving a beautiful smile that lit up her unwashed face below the scruffy uncombed hair. “In other words: Be lucky.”
“Sure, don’t be thanking me, ’tis I should be thanking you.”
I didn’t need her blessing, for right now, luck was the one thing I seemed to have in abundance.
In fact it seemed as if my life just couldn’t get any better.
Three years ago I had come to the big city and I had made it big. I had a really good job with a prosperous PR agency, and my recent pay rise had allowed me to get a mortgage for a lovely flat not far from here. A flat that I shared with my girlfriend, Carrie, who was by anyone’s standards much higher up in the beauty stakes than I was. Indeed I had overheard someone muttering about me, grudgingly saying, “That ugly bastard John is really punching above his weight with a classy beautiful girl like that.”
Walking to work this morning I’d come across the girl. She was crying to herself. I passed her once, then walked back, for seeing how upset she was, was breaking my heart. This woman was about my own age, yet she was clearly destitute, sleeping rough, while I had everything I wanted in life. For a moment I couldn’t believe how unfair life was. I had a decent life, surely she deserved to have the same? What’s more, there was something familiar about her face, but I couldn’t work out what it was.
Head over and finish the story: https://coffeebreakstories870451870.wordpress.com/2018/10/18/lucky-day/
Now something for horror fans… Traci Kenworth reviews The Outsider by Stephen King.
Amazon Blurb: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively readable stories.
An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.
As the investigation expands, and horrifying answers begin to emerge, King’s propulsive story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.
Head over and read Traci’s review for the book: https://tracikenworth.com/2018/10/19/book-talk-10-191-8-stephen-kings-the-outsider/
Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to read the posts in full and leave your comments..the Blogger Daily will be back on Monday. Thanks Sally