Friday, June 27, 2014

It's a Hit!

Picture by saavem on rgbstock.com

   

      The vacant lot on Cherry Street became the place to be when school let out for summer.   All the guys had something to prove.       When it was my turn at bat, nobody got excited.  It was as if everyone knew I would be struck out and wasn’t worth their attention. Determind, I took my swing, expecting to swing air once again.  Smack!  Elation filled my heart as the Louisville Slugger struck the ball sending it flying.  Thrilled, I ran until the heart sickening sound of shattering glass stopped me cold.  Grandpa always said one swallow does not make a summer.



  


     A fictional story written for the  Friday Light and Shade Challenge, we were asked to write a piece of fiction in 100 words or less using the quote “one swallow does not make a summer”by Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)  and the picture above.  I discovered that according to Google the quote is a proverb which means that a single fortunate event does not mean that what follows will also be good.







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    1. Joe, uh oh! Thankfully I haven't been but thought it made a good story. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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    1. Carol, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  3. I normally hate reading fiction or poetry on blogs, but yours are so awesome...and short! You say so much in so few words. That's a true talent!

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    1. Stephanie, WOW. That is quite the compliment you have paid me. I hope I continue to live up to your expectations and you continue to enjoy my stories. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments. Your encouragement and support mean an awful lot. I am so happy you liked this one. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  4. I really can't relate to this one Kathy. I've never broken a window with a baseball.
    Nope, not me... Don't think I have, because you'd be wrong, I haven't...
    Nope.
    This was fun.

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    1. tnkerr, ha ha ha! If they didn't see it happen and didn't see you do it...it didn't happen and it wasn't you! ha ha ha! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Laurel, Thank you for stopping by and for your giggles! I am so pleased you enjoyed it! ♥

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  6. lol, i actually did that once or twice

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    1. Pat, uh oh!! HA HA Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  7. This post brought back childhood memories, although it was not a baseball that shattered the window, we used to play cricket...Sigh!! I miss those summer vacations :)

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    1. Reshma, I am so pleased you enjoyed my story and that it brought back memories for you. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  8. I've never heard that proverb before. You did a great job with it and the picture!

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    1. JoJo, I am so pleased you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments!!

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  9. Good one Kathy. I like the way you included the quote and can't help feeling sorry for the child who constantly seems to be the odd one out.

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    1. Michelle, I am so pleased you enjoyed my story! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  10. oops this used to happen when we played cricket near our apartments :D Loved the story

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    1. Rajlakshmi, I am so pleased you enjoyed my story! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. yarnspinnerr, I am pleased you liked it! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  12. Great take on the prompt Kathy. Loved the twist at the end.

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    1. geeta, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  13. This happens and has happened to me :-). Determination changes things and perceptions!!! A good take.

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    1. Jayanta, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Ashley, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  15. The ending does a good job with the prompt ... nice story :-)

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    1. Amrit, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  16. This reminds me of the time my stepson broke a window, he was horrified by the damage, but so proud he'd hit the ball further than anyone else

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    1. Snitty Kitty, one of those bittersweet things! Thank you so much for stopping by to read and for sharing here in your comments! ♥

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  17. ouch! LOL!!
    reminds me of my childhood games and adventures!! :D

    lovely take on the prompt Kathy!

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    1. pixie, HA HA HA! I am so pleased you enjoyed my story! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  18. I've never heard that saying before! I have, however witnessed a window being broken. (I got blamed for it, even though it wasn't me... I just ran slower I guess :) )

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    1. jannatwrites, I had never heard the saying before either and honestly had to look it up on Google because I had no clue!! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  19. Oops! That was such a good description - that awful drop from elation to, well, oops! Lyssa M x

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    1. Lyssa, I am so pleased you liked it! Thank you so much for stopping in and for your sweet comments! ♥

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