An Offer I Couldn’t Refuse — Throwback Thursday

I am going to be taking up the “Derek’s Offer” series again soon, and as I was going through random posts (the Mixed Bag image on the right) I thought I would post the first part of the story which told itself. The idea was to sit down and write for ten minutes with only the title “An Offer I Couldn’t Refuse”. This has carried on for several episodes now which used the prompts from the Trifecta Challenge, but that has ceased now, so i will be using Jeremy’s Challenge, Adam’s Challenge, and the Picture It And Write Challenge to create parts of this serial.

First published November 27th 2012 here

Daily Prompt: November 27

I was just finishing work and heading for home. It was raining hard, and all I had on was my denim jacket and light trousers. Work had been quite stressful today as I was pulled in for a disciplinary after telling a customer I didn’t like her attitude. Apparently grabbing hold of her collar and telling her to “F OFF” isn’t a good idea in our line of work.

Anyway, I was heading for the bus station when a car pulls up beside and there is a woman in there – a brunette – and she asks me for directions to the shopping centre. I shake my head but try to keep my cool. I needed to stop losing my temper so much and this woman seemed nice. So I swallowed my anger and went over to the window and started to give her directions. She began to look confused and shook her head. “I tell you what”, she said. “If I give you a lift there, I’ll you home afterwards” For some reason this didn’t bother me. It should, after all this was a stranger, and even at my age of 53 I should still be nervous of strangers.

I agreed and climbed in. As soon as I did, a wave of calmness overwhelmed me. I smiled as it was a feeling I had not felt since before I had watched my parents put their plane into the side of the cliff.

“My name’s Rona. What’s yours?” the woman asked.
“Derek” I replied. I was confused as I don’t normally give my name out.
“Can you grab my pen and paper from the glove compartment?” as she pointed to a small door in front of me. I opened it and took out them, and she asked me how to spell my name. I looked at her and shook my head smiling. I pressed the top of the pen and felt a small pinprick in my finger then nothing …..

Continues in part two: An Offer Too Good

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Favourite Photos of August ~ Three

More from the list that almost made it to August’s Photo of the Week. The majority of these photos are of Juvenile Moorhens, along with bubbles against a cloudy background that Rosy said she wanted to see. There is also a microlite. I would love to have a go on one of them. A motorbike flying through the sky.

The Ripples We Create Are Greater Than We Can Imagine

Every time we do something, it has an effect. It doesn’t matter what we do, it affects something, someone, some way, some how, some time. Drop a pebble in water and the ripples expand all the way to the shores, even the ones you don’t see, the ones that appear to vanish, they are undercurrents that touch edges without anything else knowing. When we are nice to someone, that someone knows it, but the ripples are felt beyond that. Ripples can go on for an eternity. Remember you are a ripple, and you are a stone. You cause the ripples, and you become the ripples.

Thanks go to:

Inspiring Quotes

Lessons Learned In Life

Random Thoughts N Lotsa Coffee

The Other Side of Ugly

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August Photo Of The Month – Reminder

We are half way through the voting, I have no idea how many have voted or how the voting is going. If you haven’t done so already, you can add your click to choose which is your favourite, and will go through to the Photo of the Year which one person will win a print of. It will also be in the 2015 Calendar for August.

Take a look at the five photos and choose which one is your favourite, select the corresponding button and then click the “Vote” button.

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