Thursday, May 10, 2018

Be Still (Six Sentence Story) and Gentle Giants (Good Fences)

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It took a while, but the sound finally broke through her pain as she came back to consciousness.

"You are going to be okay, you hear!  We have help coming!" echoed off the cliff.

With supreme effort she opened her eyes and when her sight cleared up a bit she remembered the screamed warning from her friends, the ground under her feet giving way, and the thump when she landed.

Stay still, she told herself to calm her rising panic, the rescue people are good at this, they will get here, stay still so you don't hurt yourself worse.

Considering what the doctors told her about her injuries, when she walked out of the rehab hospital a few months later, she was very glad she had taken her own advice.

Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Echo.   


Gosia, of Looking for Identity, has taken over Good Fences, and it's now Good Fences Around The World.  Post a picture of a fence or gate, link back to her blog, and go visit others to see what interesting fences there are out in this big world.   

One of my favorite gates is an indoor gate that i see once a month at the Church Ladies Meeting.

Of course, the gentle giants are the main attraction.


Today is:

Bonnie Blue Horse Show -- Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, VA, US (a major, A-rated, all-breed event of the American Horse Show Association; through Saturday)

Childhood Depression Awareness Day / National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day -- US (sometimes also called Green Ribbon Day, SAMHSA's "Caring for Every Child's Mental Health" public awareness event) 

Clean up Your Room Day -- one of those holidays that no one knows how it got started, but it's a good idea, especially if your house is decorated by teens in "Recently Ransacked" style!

Constitution Day -- Federated States of Micronesia

Doodle 4NF Auction Days -- Neurofibromatosis Foundation's biggest fundraiser, from today until May 20, go to Ebay to bid on doodles drawn by celebrities 

Golden Spike Day -- finishing the first US Trancontinental Railroad in 1869

Hafengeburtstag -- Hamburg, Germany (Hamburg Harbor Birthday celebration, through Sunday)

Mom's Nite Out -- lets give mom a nite to herself with her friends!   

Mother's Day -- Belize; El Salvador; Guatemala; Mexico (always May 9 in these countries)

National Shrimp Day

St. Cathal's Day (Patron of blind people, drought relief, epileptics, paralyzed people; Taranto, Italy; against blindness, drought, epilepsy, hernias, paralysis, plagues, storms)

St. Father Damien of Moloka'i's Day (Patron of lepers, outcasts, those with HIV/AIDS; Hawaii)

St. Job the Patriarch's Day (Patron against depression and ulcers)

Trust Your Intuition Day -- practice, and you'll get better at it

Birthdays Today:

Kenan Thompson, 1978
Amanda Borden, 1977
Jason Brooks, 1966
Paul "Bono" Hewson, 1960
Phil and Steve Mahre, 1957
Donovan, 1946
Dave Mason, 1946
Marie-France Pisier, 1944
Judith Jamison, 1943
Gary Owens, 1936
Barbara Taylor Bradford, 1933
Pat Summerall, 1930
Ara Raoul Parseghian, 1923
Nancy Walker, 1922
T. Berry Brazelton, 1918
"Mother" Maybelle Carter, 1909
David O. Selznick, 1902
Fred Astaire, 1899
Max Steiner, 1888
Karl Barth, 1868
George Ross, 1730
Emperor Fushimi of Japan, 1265
Emperor Claudius, 213

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Twister(Film), 1996
"The Rest of the Story"(Radio), 1976
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major(Shostakovich Op. 102), 1957

Today in History:

The Roman armies under Titus open a full scale assault on Jerusalem, 70
Vienna's church orders all Jews to wear a distinctive garb, 1267
Scottish nobles recognize authority of English king Edward I, 1291
Amerigo Vespucci allegedly leaves on a voyage to the New World, 1497
Christopher Columbus "discovers" the Cayman Islands, 1503
Jacques Cartier visits Newfoundland, 1534
Scottish Protestants under John Knox uprise against queen-mother Mary, 1559
England forcefully annexes Jamaice from Spain, 1655
Benjamin Franklin first tests the lightning rod, 1752
Louis XVI becomes King of France, 1774
The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America, 1801
New York City banks fail, and unemployment reaches record levels, 1837
In India, the first war of Independence begins, 1857
The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western United States, is completed at Promontory Summit, Utah (not Promontory Point, Utah) with the golden spike, 1869
Romania  declares itself independent from Turkey, 1877
The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Nix v. Hedden that a tomato is a vegetable, not a fruit, under the Tariff Act of 1883, 1893
The first Mother's Day is observed, 1908
J. Edgar Hoover is appointed Director of the FBI, 1924
First successful launch of a V-2 rocket at White Sands Proving Ground, 1946
Bill Haley & His Comets release "Rock Around the Clock", the first rock and roll record to reach number one on the Billboard charts, 1954
The nuclear submarine USS Triton completes Operation Sandblast, the first underwater circumnavigation of the earth, 1960
The Federated States of Micronesia  becomes self-governing, 1979
François Mitterrand becomes the first Socialist President of France in the French 5th republic, 1981
Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa's first black president, 1994
Deadliest day on the mountain: a rogue storm on Everest claims 8 lives, including experienced climbers, 1996
The Maeslantkering, a storm surge barrier in the Netherlands that is one of the world's largest moving structures, is opened by Queen Beatrix, 1997
Solicitor General Elena Kagan is the youngest Justice and third woman nominated for the Supreme Court of the United States, 2010
Microsoft announces plans to purchase Skype, 2011
The Red Cross suspends all humanitarian work in Pakistan after a worker was kidnapped and killed, 2012
The African National Congress wins the South African General Election, 2014
Unidentified remains of victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack are put to rest in a private depository next to the museum at the World Trade Center Memorial site where they will not be accessible or viewable to the public, 2014


  1. Yet another brilliant six sentence story.

  2. I'm glad she took her own advice too. Nice use of the prompt.

    I love that photo of the gentle giant. That looks like a lot of dog to love.

  3. I am glad the girl has fully recovered. Cute child gate!

  4. Living as I do close to cliffs, your tale has a ring of familiarity to it, although few here walk away from a fall. A great six

    Welcome to Keith's Ramblings!

  5. You tell a tale each week with clarity and suspense. I love reading your stories and your posts.

  6. Nice job as always! And Clean UP Your Room Week. My kids never celebrated that one!

  7. nicely exciting (and still engaging and 'immediate') Six!

  8. A difficult place to be - wanting to get out, but knowing that staying put is the best answer. That takes strength.

  9. Love your story. It's hard to remain calm with you have an accident like that, but it's great advice to wait for the professionals to move you safely.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

  10. Great story. That was one smart gal. That is a good looking gate. WE like that. Have a great day.

  11. What a frightening scenario! Falling off of cliffs - "ouch" probably doesn't even cover it lol
    That must be a very awful feeling, feeling the ground give, knowing you're going to follow. She was lucky indeed!
    Enjoyable 6!!

  12. Ugh, the worst fear of hiking the steep areas. She sure found herself in a tough spot. Glad she walked out eventually.

  13. I used to have a recurring dream about falling endlessly. Well, I love the dog gate photo.

  14. Good child gate. Have a great weekend.

  15. You really have that six sentence thing down pat! Nicely done! I guess I didn't realize one of Menagerie you have between kittens and doggies! It's rather lovely! Zoe