Archive for March 2nd, 2017

That One Friend

This just in from Marie Bryant.

When the phone rang last night, the last person’s voice I expected to hear was hers.

A couple of weeks ago I’d sent her a card saying I was thinking about and praying for her and her husband, so she returned the kindness with a phone call.

The years since I’d seen her faded away and we fell into that girlfriend mode of reminiscing and laughing, adding a little bit of gossip and regrets about our pasts.

The last time we’d spent over an hour chatting was almost twenty-five years ago, yet we picked up our conversation like it was yesterday.

Yes, we retold the story about walking up town in her mother’s high heels and her ballerina tutus and the one about skinny dipping in Twin Creek and realizing there were cars driving by on the other side of the creek.

Thanks for the memories and for being that same crazy girl I called my best friend in third grade!

Each week, the lovely and talented Ivy Walker hosts a link-up challenging writers to spin a tale in six sentences – no more, no less. Click on the link right here to find out more and link your own post. While you’re there, click on the blue frog button to find more stories from some wonderful storytellers.

This week’s prompt was return.

There are two posts today, keep scrolling down.

Legend

He had no idea why he did this.

Every year, every year he followed them as they all felt the call.

Decade after decade the small creatures winged their way back to the old mission with no warning, no explanation.

Every one there expected them,  no anticipated them, longed for them.

It was a rite of Spring.

Unknowingly and unwittingly he was a part of the return of the swallows to Capistrano.

Each week, the lovely and talented Ivy Walker hosts a link-up challenging writers to spin a tale in six sentences – no more, no less. Click on the link right here to find out more and link your own post. While you’re there, click on the blue frog button to find more stories from some wonderful storytellers.

This week’s prompt was return.