Scrabbled Short Story I

If you can build a story with seven words only, perhaps you can solve this Scrabbled Short Story post.

Viewing the Scrabble board, find the seven individual words and arrange them in an order that tells a seven-word story.

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*** Credit:
Scrabbled Short Story and Photo from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

ANSWER on the Board:
“Roaches In Attic. Panic.
Bugman In Traffic.”

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FANS Chapter One Excerpt

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FANS
by Barbara Anne Helberg

FANS Chapter One Excerpt — That Was Then

I’d had the privilege of seeing Roddell Lawson, “Hot Rodd”, my news copy name for him, in his high school hey-day and to write about him for the West Central population, 1,007 strong, in the local Town Crier. I had oozed superlatives and invented new adjective phrases like “hoopsicord in motion” to describe his hardcourt talent and to keep the fans rushing in for more.

Hot Rodd went across state to Toledo College, cracked the senior starting lineup there as a sophomore and took off like a rocket we all never wanted to see land.

That was then.

The accident changed everything.

Soon, I learned there was, still, his sports spirit… The fire of desire burned on low flame in the back of his eyes. It was there to see if you knew him like I did.

Later, I learned, too, there was his son, waiting.

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*** Credit:
Story and Artwork from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg