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    60 WORD DASH Contest Winner 
 Category:  Family Flash Fiction
  Posted: July 5, 2015      Views: 221

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RODG 
I taught English for 40 years on the high school and college level. Since retiring, I have written a poetry collection titled "Reflections of a Dog Walker," and five novels, all unpublished. I mostly post poems and short stories.

He is an accomplished poet and is currently at the #61 spot on this years rankings.

He is also an active reviewer and is holding the #59 spot on the top ranked reviewer list.

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"Birthday Wishes" by RodG



We've gathered in the lounge of the hospice to celebrate Grandma Edna's 95th birthday. The cake is placed before her. Unconsciously, she pats her white feathered hair. Watery gray eyes gleam.

"Blow them all out!" I yell.

She stares pathetically before she tries.

"Show me," she pleads. "I don't remember what to do."

Weeping, I make a wish and blow.


Writing Prompt
Tell a complete story using 60 words or under.
60 WORD DASH
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This portrait was painted by Frank Rozasy, courtesy of Google images.

60 words exactly, Apple Works.
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