Thursday, May 26, 2016

Six Sentence Story: Matched

"Don't let it end at a draw, nothing should ever end in a draw!" he said, frantically trying to set the gaming pieces up again as she shook her head and smiled.

"It's okay to have a tie, it just means the sides were equally matched," she said, reaching for her coat.

"Well, I agree with Bear Bryant, he said a tie is like kissing your sister!" he grumbled.

"As Lou Holtz pointed out, that's better than kissing your brother," she answered, and he reluctantly began to put the pieces back in the box.

"I'll see you tomorrow?" she asked, looking at him, and when his gaze met hers, he knew he had indeed met his match, in more ways than one.

"Yes," was all he said, but he thought, and every tomorrow after that, too.


Linking up with Uncharted Blog and Six Sentence Stories, where the cue is Draw.



Today is:

Bob Day -- an internet holiday i couldn't confirm, but if your name is Bob, you deserve a special day just for having that name!

Corpus Christi -- Catholic Christian

Crown Prince's Birthday -- Denmark

Dracula Day -- Bram Stoker's Dracula went on sale this day in 1897

Dzien Matkl -- Poland (Mother's Day)

Festival of the Valley -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (celebration of the movement of Amun from the East Bank of Thebes to the West Bank; it involved giving flowers and sharing food with the dead)

Goblin Races -- Fairy Calendar

Grand Prix de Monaco -- Monaco (premier Formula 1 race through the streets of Monte Carlo, run since 1929; through Sunday)

Hay Festival of Literature -- Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales (largest annual festival of literature in a beautiful market town in the Black Mountains of the Welsh marches; through 5 June)
 
Holiday of the Receiving of Ra -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Independence Day -- Georgia(1918); Guyana(1966)

Kodiak Crab Festival -- Kodiak, AK, US (there's more than bears up here, you know! through Monday)

Lag B'Omer -- Judaism (began sunset yesterday, ends sunset today)

Memory Days -- Grayson, KY, US ("WOW! Just look at us Now!" is this year's theme, with a parade, art show, music, Firefighter's Dinner and more; through Monday)

Mudbug Madness -- Shreveport, LA (festival of crawfish and Cajun heritage, arts, entertainment, and more; through Sunday)

National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

National Cherry Dessert Day

National Day of Healing -- Australia (formerly called National Sorry Day; to express regret for the ill treatment of Aboriginal Peoples of Australia)

National Paper Airplane Day -- not an official holiday, but go make one, and have a blast; some people even organize contests

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day -- Hawai'i

Sally Ride Day -- US (birth anniversary of America's first woman in space)

St. Augustine of Canterbury's Day (First Archbishop of Canterbury and Patron of England; feast day in the Anglican Communion and most Eastern Churches)

St. Philip Neri's Day (Patron of Gravina, Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo, and Rome, Italy; the United States Army Special Forces)

Thargelia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (birthday festival of Apollo and Artemis; through tomorrow, date approximate)

World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest -- Oxford, MS, US (competition and festival of ragtime, honky-tonk and old-time music; through Monday)
    
World Lindy Hop Day -- Frankie Manning's birth anniversary



Anniversaries Today:

Boston University is founded by the Massachusetts legislature, 1869


Birthdays Today:

Helena Bonham Carter, 1966
Lenny Kravitz, 1964
Genie Francis, 1962
Sally Ride, 1951
Pam Grier, 1949
Philip Michael Thomas, 1949
Hank Williams, Jr., 1949
Stevie Nicks, 1948
Brent Musburger, 1939
Miles Davis, 1926
James Arness, 1923
Peggy Lee, 1920
Jay Silverheels, 1919
Frankie Manning, 1914
Peter Cushing, 1913
Robert Morley, 1908
John Wayne, 1907
Dorothea Lange, 1895
Al Jolson, 1886


Today in History:

Armenian rebels battle the Sassanid empire and win the right to openly practice Christianity, 451
An earthquake  strikes Kamakura, Japan, killing about 30,000, 1293
Geneva  expels John Calvin and his followers from the city, 1538
Alse Young becomes the first person executed as a witch in the American colonies, 1647
Lewis and Clark first see the Rocky Mountains, 1805
The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress, 1830
Dred Scott is emancipated by the Blow family, his original owners, 1857
The impeachment trial of U.S. President Andrew Johnson ends with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote, 1868
Nicholas II becomes Tsar of Russia, 1894
Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 1896
The first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made, 1908
The world's longest-lasting tornado, lasting for over 7 hours and traveling 293 miles, strikes Mattoon, Illinois, 1917
British Guiana gains independence, becoming Guyana, 1966
Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing, 1969
The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2, 1970
Willandra National Park is established in Australia, 1972
George Willig climbs the South Tower of New York City's World Trade Center, 1977
A 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan, triggering a tsunami that kills at least 104 people, injures thousands. Many people go missing and thousands of buildings are destroyed, 1983
The European Community adopts the European flag, 1986
Zviad Gamsakhurdia becomes the first democratically elected President of the Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era, 1991
The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York, 1998
Sherpa Lakpa Gelu climbs Mount Everest in 10 hours 56 minutes, 2003
The New York Times publishes an admission of journalistic failings, claiming that its flawed reporting and lack of skepticism towards sources during the build-up to the 2003 war in Iraq helped promote the belief that Iraq possessed large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction, 2004
The May 2006 Java earthquake kills over 6,600 people, leaves 200,000 homeless, 2006*

*Occurred 22:54 GMT May 26, 05:54 Local Time May 27, so some sources date it today, some tomorrow 

11 comments:

  1. Very sweet and precious. What magnetic thoughts ramble through your head.

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  2. Awww, I love a happy ending.

    Have a fabulous day my friend. ☺

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  3. Nice... little double meaning there.. well done!

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  4. Nice... little double meaning there.. well done!

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  5. LIKE! Your short stories are quite excellent, in my opinion!
    Cat

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  6. Awww so sweet! I bet she knew it too. <3

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  7. With a draw there is that urge for both of them to play again. What a great scene you painted here.

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  8. I always like your almanac of things that are special for the day. I wonder how you find them! A pity I missed Blueberry Cheesecake day! :)

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  9. It does indeed sound like we have an evenly matched pair here. This just might end in the tie being a knot that will bind them forever!

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