Taking a bow

Not my usual short post. Why?

When I first started this blog, my intention was to write [50] fifty short stories, and drum roll please, [um, that’s a horn. Never mind], and I have completed my intent. [What’s that? No speech, please we beg you] .What a tough crowd.😆

First I want to thank God for granting me this talent of putting life together in words. My calling with a social conscience and a romantic flair.

[William-Adolopole Bougureau – A Calling]

Secondly, those who stopped by to read and comment. I am grateful. If I made you smile, laugh, think, questioned, raised awareness, awakened emotions, thank you. These flowers are for you.

[Vasily Andreyevich Tropin – Girl with Roses]

And lastly, those who will stop by in the future. There are a gazillion blogs out there and you made your way here. Thank you. There are other blogs that you can also make your way to. [What? Where?] Check out my blogroll. Wonderful blogs with awesome pictures, beautifully written poems, inspiring quotes, information, thoughts,  . . . [Wait, don’t leave now, finish reading].

This sounds like goodbye. [Yay! Who said that?] Well in a way it is. No more stories will be written here. I am closing this part of my life that included other lives, things that maybe you or I went through in one or more of these stories. So as my favorite teddy bear and I prepare to drive off into the sunset, [wait, flat tire], walk off into the sunset, I again say thank you. Special thanks to you Trisha, you’re amazing!🙂🙂

The stories appeared in this order:-

1) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/06/05/page-one/    Sing Me a Song

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/06/18/first-love-first-kiss/

2) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/06/22/take-one/    Guest

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/06/25/have-have-none/

3) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/06/29/go-one/    12 Plus the One

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/07/02/marry-not-to-marry/

4) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/07/06/hello-one/    Seven Years into Forever

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/07/08/good-bad-both/

5) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/07/13/see-one/    Letters from a ‘stranger’

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/07/16/perception/

6) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/07/20/heres-one/    Before Noon

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/07/23/open-wound/

7) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/07/27/now-one/    Nostalgia

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/07/29/broken-love/

8. https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/08/03/plant-one/    I Was a Nobody

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/08/05/everythings-nothing/

9) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/and-one/    First Interview

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/08/13/the-good-bad-acts/

10) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/08/17/get-one/    Not Taylor

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/08/20/deed-wrong/

11) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/08/31/pick-one/    Souvenir

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/09/01/for-keeps/

12) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/09/07/try-one/    We Grew Up

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/this-functional-family/

13) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/09/14/move-one/    In Search of Him

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/09/16/look-a-man/

14) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/09/21/follow-one/    It’s a Girl

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/09/24/clayren/

15) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/09/28/carry-one/    House Keepers

Tagged- https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/10/01/bet-a-not/

16) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/have-one/    Days Gone By

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/10/06/contemptporary/

17) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/10/12/meet-one/    Somewhere in between

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/10/14/ageloss/

18) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/10/19/find-one/    Not for Love

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/10/21/lonelinest/

19) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/10/26/then-one/    To do list

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/10/28/time-peace/

20) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/11/02/light-one/    Decade

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/mourning-past/

21) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/11/09/free-one/    Find a Love Story

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/11/11/love-girds/

22) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/11/16/leave-one/    Against

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/11/17/wish-boon/

23) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/11/23/paint-one/    Guilty

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/11/25/poor-wealth/

24) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/11/30/add-one/    Once upon that time

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/12/02/heart-worming/

25) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/12/07/show-one/    Blog Me

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/12/08/self-is-steam/

26) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/12/14/make-one/    Teach me to be mother

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/12/16/again/

27) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/12/28/allow-one/    It was me

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2009/12/30/trusted/

28) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/01/04/hide-one/    Indelible

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/01/05/leadershape/

29) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/01/11/push-one/    Miss Modern Woman

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/01/13/woeman/

30) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/create-one/    Become Me

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/nashunality/

31) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/01/25/save-one/    See What I See?

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/01/26/blind-sight/

32) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/pull-one/    In Print

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/02/03/lying-truth/

33) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/02/08/bake-one/ Perfect Grades

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/02/10/pressurise/

34) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/02/15/cut-one/    Playing Mr. Right

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/paid-love/

35) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/seek-one/    Henry VIII

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/02/18/familiar-stranger/

36) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/twist-one/    If only you did

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/02/24/affaketion/

37) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/03/01/play-one/    We’ll Take Him

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/03/03/infairiority/

38) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/feed-one/    A Black Box

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/03/09/bygone-going-by/

39) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/drag-one/    Wrong Direction

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/no-return-to-sender/

40) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/throw-one/ A Taste of It

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/03/16/freedoom/

41) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/03/17/clean-one/    Rose’s Thorn

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/03/18/blessing-messing/

42) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/color-one/    The End of a Rainbow

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/normall/

43) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/03/25/mold-one/    Peace of me

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/03/26/tranquality/

44) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/03/29/water-one/    Tuesday 11:05pm

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/03/30/love-interrupted/

45) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/03/31/dust-one/    Hands Talk

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/04/02/domestichated/

46) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/04/05/eat-one/    It’s You

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/heart-choice-3/

47) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/04/08/drink-one/    Pressed Rewind

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/04/09/stuck-in-reverse/

48) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/04/12/polish-one/    The Dead’s Request

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/04/14/deadwould/

49) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/04/15/break-one/    Heart Transplant

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/04/16/unchanged-of-nature/

50) https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/thank-one/    Play On

Tagged – https://girlgeum.wordpress.com/2010/04/20/dream-reality/

To all those who gave me awards:-





I am grateful for the thoughts, appreciative of the awards, and humble in receiving them. Although they’re not up on the blog, I’m thankful that you gave them.

“Doth not he see my ways and count all my steps?” Job 31vs4

And my missteps. Me

Dream Reality

[Nicolas Tournier – Le Concert]

What are your dreams that you want to come true? Do you think they can?

In the story below, Play On, a teenager helping to clean out an old warehouse finds an old notebook behind a crate. What is written inside sends her in search of some things.

Live on. (~_*) 

Thank Four (the end)


But that she did not forget. She asked her parents what it was, what it meant. They did not know. She searched for it online, and she found the answer. Art is long, life is short.

Part of her curiosity was satisfied; the other part would be harder to pleased. She did not know who it was that wrote those words. She did not know where to begin to look for answers. She read those words again, but that only watered her desire to know who it was even more.

No more clean up, workmen came in and fixed up the warehouse. After they were through, everyone, including her took part in the decorating and painting of it. Furniture was placed in it, along with books, computers, musical instruments and other stuff. They named the new place Study House.

Those who wanted to learn how to play a musical instrument, like she did, came on Friday afternoons. Their first lesson, and their instructor came in. An old guy dressed in white.

“Young gents and young ladies, you’re here to make music come alive. I’m not much of  talker, but if there are any questions or things that you want to ask me, don’t be afraid to. Before we begin, there’s one thing I want you to remember, art is long, life is short, so–“

“Play on!” she shouted.

Thank you for reading.

Thank Three


She sat in a corner after she got the book out of her bag, and with her legs crossed in front of her, opened it but quickly closed it back. Dust. She coughed after it was awakened as if the wind told it to wake up. She fanned it away and opened the book again. There was only one page. She read what was on it, and this was what it said.

“Tonight the band played their socks off. The crowd really enjoyed our music, and maybe soon we’ll hit the big times. I’m looking forward to that. Our dream. This warehouse has been good to us, but it’s playing music that we want to be doing. Here comes the boss. One more thing, even if we don’t make it, we’ll play on. Ars longa, vita brevis.”

She closed the book and looked it over. No name. She undid her legs and put the book back in her bag. She went back to help clean.

“That was fast,” her cleaning partner said.

“It only had one page. Someone wrote something about playing in a band.”

“Another dreamer.”

“It doesn’t hurt to dream.”

“Yeah, but–“

“What’s ars longa, vita brevis.”

“Maybe some disease.”

“I don’t think so.”

“Forget it; let’s finish cleaning up.”

Thank Two


The something that she pulled out was an old notebook. Her sweeping partner did not care about it, so the finder put it in her knapsack and continued cleaning. A lunch break, more cleaning and then she went home.

She threw her bag on her bed, forgetting about the book she found. Took a shower, watched TV, talked on the phone with her friend, went online and then went to sleep. It was not until the next week when she was back cleaning again that she was reminded about what was still in her bag.

“So was there anything interesting in that book?”

“What book?”

“What book?” her cleaning partner asked. “The one you pulled from behind a crate last week.”

“It’s still in my bag,” she said, dropping her broom and leaving.


But she was already gone.

Thank One


She was helping to clean out the old warehouse in her neighborhood. They were going to fix it up so the children who lived there could have a place to come to after school and on the weekends.

With a broom in her hand, she was sweeping real hard in an attempt to brush away as much dirt and dust as she could. She wore a mask and goggles to prevent any dust from getting in where she did not want it to get in.

“This is fun,” she said to the woman next to her.

“You all will finally have a place to play and study. No more tossing a ball around in the streets.”

“How long has this warehouse been here?”

“It’s old. For fifteen years–as old as you. My father used to work here until the owner lost all his money, but I’m sure you don’t want to hear about that.”

“No,” she said, as she laughed. “When will they come to move these old crates?” she asked, as she banged on one.


“What’s this?” she asked, resting down her broom.


“This,” she said, as she reached and pulled out something.

Unchanged of nature

[Philippe de Champaigne – Saint Augustine]

Is it hard for some bad people to change their ways?

In the story below, Heart Transplant, a man undergoes surgery to be good, only to have it fail.

What shape or make who we are, our personalities?

So until the next story . . .

The disciples had Jesus. Some of us have our parents. As what? Examples that we can follow. We all have people in our lives that have influence us and who we want to emulate. (~_*)