Twittering Tale #58: a homecoming


Lights gleamed across the bay, just like all those years ago. I moored and hurried home. Light spilled out of the door, and there was my little girl, tall and frowning.


I went to hug her. She called again, turning back into the house:

“DAD! There’s a man at the door!”

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The End: a limerick for 2016

As 2016’s ending draws near

I look back with regret,  not good cheer,

At the jobs left undone

Or just barely begun

But I’ll turn the page with the New Year!

Written – too late as usual – for Rashmi’s weekly limerick challenge over at MindandLifeMattersBlog  I haven’t entered nearly as many of these weekly challenges as I would have liked in 2016, so I had to get my act together and contribute one last time! I’m sad that Rashmi has decided to make this the final one, but delighted to hear it’s because she’s got so other writing projects and goals to focus on. It’s time to draw a line under all the regrets and disappointments of the last year, celebrate what’s gone well and look forward to new adventures. Happy New Year everyone!