Short story about taking things for granted
Hummingbird by LaVyrle SpencerThe Bandit and the Gentleman
Both were wounded in the same train robbery in frontier Colorado and left on Abigail McKenzies doorstep to nurse back to life.
Gentle, loving David, promising her a happiness shed lost hope of finding, was all a lady could wish for.
Jesse stood for everything she hated: he was rude, violent, roughly handsome and disturbingly sensual.
But it was Jesses mocking mouth that troubled her dreams, Jesse who made her feel a hundred things a lady should never know, Jesse who challenged her every waking hour. She fought him with all the stiff propriety her stubborn will commanded ... but in her burned the aching embers of love too long denied--love that would force her to a choice no woman should ever have to make...
Never Take Love For Granted
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The heading over an article in the newspaper said: "Man Seriously Burned at Work. But there was more to the story than that. What actually happened was that an oxygen line was mistakenly connected to a water tank on the rear of a jet drill. When the operator opened the valve, an explosion occurred and his clothing was ignited. Behind the headlines of another story, a worker who was priming the carburetor on a truck poured some gasoline, then stepped back, carrying the open fuel can. When a co-worker approached from behind with a lit cigarette, the can touched the cigarette—and the explosion burned both workers.
I once heard about an experiment a school teacher did with the children in her class. They made three groups of plants which they watered exactly the same. To the first group they lavished attention and nice words upon; to the second they did nothing but made negative comments about. To the third group they ignored as much as possible. As you might expect the first group of plants thrived, the second were small and stunted.
This was interesting! Cute : Good job. But make sure that you choose just one tense to write in. This made me think of moments of when I sometimes neglect family. Great lesson to your fable!
Post a Comment. The Lost Child. We do not realize the value of the things we have.
They must be felt with the heart. A married lady was expecting a birthday gift from her husband. For any months she had admired a beautiful diamond ring in a showroom, and knowing her husband could afford it, she told him that was all she wanted. As her birthday approached, this lady awaited signs that her husband had purchased the diamond ring. Finally, on the morning of her birthday, her husband called her into his study.
The fact that every situation, mood, and even the feeling of permanence itself is always suspect to withering away. The merchant glances at a gold ring he owns and puts an engraving onto it. The minister pays the merchant with a huge smile on his face as he reads the engraving, believing he had finally completed his task. Upon returning, Solomon amusedly asks for the ring. Of course, when the minister reveals a gold ring, everyone present was curious. He had lost his disillusioned sense of permanence.
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