Empty Streets – Eclectic Corner #7

The street was empty save for one lone woman and her dog as they set out to begin their walk. Hopefully they would come across nothing foul nor deadly.

image: Mom and Sissy, from martha0stout's phone

image: Mom and Sissy, from martha0stout’s phone

Especially not a patch of ice where no one would see them tumble over like a pair of lonely dominoes! With the way the snow was coming down it was unlikely that anyone would be able to find them in time unless the faithful companion left her mistress in the cold and ice weather to seek out aid.

The dog would never leave her human behind, so it was with gratefulness that both returned home safely once the daily jaunt was complete.

This is a quick response to the Eclectic Corner #7: Street Life. I hope that this was enjoyable!

Dog Walker – Thankful Thursday

Today I am grateful for my sister’s youngest boy. I haven’t been able to walk Sissy this past week due to sores on the back of my Achilles tendons. I can’t put shoes on even with band-aids and such on them. So my nephew has been walking Sissy in the morning before catching the school bus to start his day. That means that he’s been waking up a little earlier in order to walk her.

My eldest niece and nephew can’t walk Sissy because they leave before the sun even thinks about coming up and Sissy won’t walk that early. She likes her sleep just as much as the rest of us.

So today I’m grateful for my ten-year old nephew.

image: from martha0stout's phone

image: from martha0stout’s phone

Make sure to check out the original Thankful Thursday.

BAM! Out of Nowhere

Have you ever been walking along, la-dee-da, everything’s going fine when-


You’re hit with this long complicated scene for either a story you’ve had going for a while or one that you didn’t even know was percolating in the back of your head.

And here’s me walking the dog with no notebook in sight and at least half an hour (if I’m lucky) before I’ll be home.