Monday, February 11, 2019

Warmth



11th Feb 2019 

I apologise  for being late with the Friday  Fictioneers 100 hundred word challenge.
Have been busy with family and other writing demands. A magazine has just asked if they can use a piece I wrote on homeschooling as well . Chuffed about that. 
So, I've joined in but... Well. you will see.
But, in my defence, it is exactly 100 words!! 


Warmth

This fire looks very inviting to me at the moment, stuck as we are, without any heating. It reminds me of camping trips with good friends. Children snuggled up warm in sleeping bags, leaving mums and dads free to relax with wine fueled debate late into the night. But, yes, trust the boiler to die in the coldest month of the year. Mind you, we knew three years ago that we would have to replace it, but thought we'd wait till it actually broke down. Well now it has. We’re cold. Hate the cold.  Sure I've told you that before.

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  1. I hope for your sake that this is pure fiction! Really liked the images of children snuggled in sleeping bags and parents engaged in wine-fueled debate.

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    1. Every word true Margarisa.
      Thanks for your comment

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  2. What did you write about homeschooling?

    :)

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    1. A positive piece in response to the Dispatches documentary a little while ago.Do you/did you homeschool Sandi?
      And what's your opinion about it?

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  3. Congratulations on being published in a magazine!

    Very nice story, and so true, we wait until it breaks, and it always breaks at the worst time.

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    1. Thank you. It's only a piece in their comments.

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  4. Dear Marian,

    I'm so glad you post your links on Facebook. At any rate, two years ago our furnace decided to celebrate the new year by going out on New Year's Eve. And it was one of the coldest nights of the year. I hope this is fiction. Burrrrrrr.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  5. It's as though boilers know exactly the worst time to breakdown! Nicely done.

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  6. Congratulations for publishing in a Magazine about Homeschooling.

    Reading your story just reminds me - A stitch in time, saves Nine and, in your case also saves you and family from severe cold!
    Nice take on the prompt!

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  7. I wish this was fiction. We’ve spent winter nights without heat and its miserable. Had to replace our furnace a year ago. A campfire sounds much more inviting! Congrats on the magazine piece! You write well!!

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