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Twist of Fate


A major change of attitude blows in

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Debbie Pope
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Good story. You sound like the kind of person that I would like to know. Positivity is my thing, even when I don't feel it inside. Your life did a complete 180 after the tornado episode. Sounds like you are a much stronger, more balanced person. Mature is probably the word I am looking for. You have a maturity that most people never seem to reach.
I thoroughly enjoyed your story. I hope you include writing in your future plans. You are good at it.


 Comment Written 06-Jun-2019



reply by the author on 06-Jun-2019
    What a really nice thing to say. Yes! I'm planning to explore writing with abandon now. I'm loving all the opportunities that present themselves on here.

reply by Debbie Pope on 07-Jun-2019
    For some reason, I did not know this was you, Rachelle.

reply by the author on 07-Jun-2019
    That's what I thought, Debbie!!! Maybe you're not recuperating as well as we'd hoped!!!! xo

reply by Debbie Pope on 07-Jun-2019
    That is the truth. I have been in bed most of the day and yesterday. But I am doing so much better.

reply by the author on 07-Jun-2019
    I think you're so smart to take it slow, Sweet Friend. I'm sending you love. xo
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Nicely stated - a turnaround in thinking, planning. Interesting that the surgery was for tonsilitis - didn't know that could be that serious. Us kids all had ours out early in life. In fact, each of us got to choose a toy or gift we'd like - to take the sting out of surgery I guess. I still have the old doll.


 Comment Written 06-Jun-2019



reply by the author on 06-Jun-2019
    On adults, it's considered major surgery, or at least it was back then (1976) Plus, because I was an aspiring operatic soprano, they had to be especially careful. I was physically incapacitated for an entire week, and then, after that, it took a year for a complete enough recovery for me to sing again. But all that paled in contrast to being killed by a tornado! Everything's relative, right?! Oy.

    Now, that doll, Gail: is it the kind that would be worth a fortune these days?

reply by Gail Denham on 06-Jun-2019
    NO, dolls are not selling hardly at all. I also dabble in collectables and antiques and the young people just aren't interested in the same things these days. I do have a very old bear that might bring a good price. Had him since I was about 7.

reply by the author on 06-Jun-2019
    Wow!!! A Stieff?

reply by Gail Denham on 06-Jun-2019
    Not a steiff that I can tell - but old - all his fur is wore off.

reply by the author on 06-Jun-2019
    Very loved!
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Life is full of motivational moments, if we only saw them at the right time and took advantage of them when we should. Your story sounds almost too storybook. Inspiration, optimism and purpose seem just too difficult for most of us. Nevertheless, this was an interesting read. Best wishes.


 Comment Written 05-Jun-2019



reply by the author on 05-Jun-2019
    Thanks very much!

reply by victor 66 on 06-Jun-2019
    You are most welcome.
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Lemons into lemonade - often a very difficult task. Apparently, you were able to do so with style. Good for you.

I love your story and your writing style. You connect with your readers by showing a very human side to a writer, we know, but don't know as this is a blind contest.

Best of luck in the contest,
Rhonda


 Comment Written 05-Jun-2019



reply by the author on 05-Jun-2019
    Thanks for the very nice review, Rhonda. I appreciate it.
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This piece, Twist of Fate, has a fun message on perspective change once our lives' continuation is put in question. A lot to be learned in a ditch during a tornado that can be compared to the road not taken:

I shall be telling this with a gloat
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
a twister and a sore throat
made the waves that rocked the boat
And that has made all the difference.


 Comment Written 05-Jun-2019



reply by the author on 05-Jun-2019
    HAHAHAHHA. That sound I hear? I'm pretty sure it's Robert Frost turning over in his grave!!!

    Thanks for the hilarious review, Bill.
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That is a very good story that you wrote. It was descriptive and I could imagine what it was like in that ditch while the tornado swirled around you. After that experience, I think it would have made me motivated too!


 Comment Written 04-Jun-2019



reply by the author on 05-Jun-2019
    Hahaha. It's like being chased by the Grim Reaper forevermore! Thanks for your understanding review, Patricia!
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It's incredibly amazing where lemonade will pop-up, but in a funnel cloud? Ive heard it all! : )
What a very interesting, highly imaginative, and creatively entertaining tale you've woven to catch our attention and captive possibilities ... not all good one, either.
How happy it made this reader that the main character got realize her goals, even if only in her fantasies! Is it not said, "Before it becomes reality, it has to first be imagined."

Good stuff the judges should be giddy over; personally, I loved it!
Thank you immensely for scaring the bejeebers out of me ... LOL!! ~ Richard : )


 Comment Written 04-Jun-2019



reply by the author on 04-Jun-2019
    Thanks, Richard J.
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This is really good. I had a boyhood friend who was badly burned while in the Navy and spent long months in the hospital, enduring numerous operations.

I asked him how he kept up his ever-present optimism during that period. It seems the other patients were a big part of keeping a proper perspective.

"For one thing", he said, "I could always see someone in that large hospital who was far worse off than me."


The other thing was the patients refused (mostly) to feel sorry for themselves. They would openly kid each other over who was the ugliest (this being the burn victims).

Sorry to ramble on, but you God bless you, Dennis





 Comment Written 04-Jun-2019



reply by the author on 04-Jun-2019
    Yes, perspective is everything in this world. Great review, Dennis; thank you.
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If this is a lemon story can you squeeze some lemonade for me? This is a good turnaround story of unfortunate situations in life. Then you get snapped out of it by a funnel cloud from heaven. Smile someone is looking out for you. :) This is a good entry for the Get Your Lemonade Here! contest.


 Comment Written 03-Jun-2019



reply by the author on 04-Jun-2019
    I love this review. Thank you for your delightful feedback!
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A very well-written uplifting story. Ther are a special kind of person that can thrive above the obstacles that are placed in their way to block them from reaching their goals, they are the kind of people who make lemonade from the lemons thrown at them.


 Comment Written 03-Jun-2019



reply by the author on 03-Jun-2019
    Everyone gets knocked down. But the plucky ones get back up and say, "That's all ya GOT?! Don't make me laugh."

    Thanks for this very validating review, Sandra.
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