Scrabbled Short Story III

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In my continuing Scrabbled Short Story challenge, I have made a scan (ABOVE) of a Scrabble board game with less than ten words listed.

Can you establish a brief story with less than ten words?

There are just six words on the board. Unscrabble them into separate words to discover their secret message.

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

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ANSWER on Board:
“Window. Quite Quaint View.
Wind. Shards.”

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INTERLOCKED CHAPTER C

 

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“InterlockED” Chapter C and Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

Website:
http://www.batpublishingsoftcovers.vistaprintdigital.com

InterlockED Chapter B

 

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“InterlockED” Chapter B and Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

Website (for more information on “Interlock”, the Unabridged Novel In A Nutshell, and “InterlockED”, its Abridged Edition):
http://www.batpublishingsoftcovers.vistaprintdigital.com

Amazon Author Page (for more information on the author and the Short Story “Interlock”):
http://www.amazon.com/author/bahelberg3-sp-a_17

Scary…

I’ve participated in an anthology selling on Amazon:

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My contribution to Dan’s anthology is Interlock, a short story of mystery, intrigue, questions and doubtful answers…

Give it a try at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/author/bahelberg3-sp-a_17

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Photo of book cover, “The Box Under the Bed”, released in October of 2017, from the personal collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

Coffee Cup Series B

… The behinder I get…

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but I simply will persevere with humor!

As a young person trying to find adulthood, I was greatly influenced by the man who took care of our family — eight children and Mother — and who had a quick, stalwart, and calm smile no matter the circumstances in which he found himself. That man was my Dad, whom we lost in 2011. (Mother passed away in 2015.)

My Mother had many challenges in raising eight children, six of whom are younger than I. From her, I learned perseverance, also, and an appreciation for poetry and writing.

What did Dad offer his eight children? He was there, so he showed steadiness. He love us unconditionally, and bragged that he had one of everything — a musician, a singer, a writer of fiction, a journalist, a mechanic, a farmer, an engineer, and beloved house-wife. So he was a good and loving, proud papa.

But it was his sense of humor, and his constant suggestion, through dialogue and example, that it’s a good idea to possess humor in one’s makeup. Humor, he insisted, was the main ingredient that will get one through life’s bumps — which would be many — without to many sustained bruises. Although he also demonstrated that faith was important, he chose to mainly pass along to us the idea of humor’s power.

Was he ever right! Thanks, Dad! I’m game for all the humor I can experience!

Here’s a cup to you, Dad, with heart-felt acknowledgement of your valuable life lessons and, of course, with much good humor (turtle-fashion!)

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Photo from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

— Find more stories about my self-publishing efforts at;
http://www.shortstoriesandstoryart.wordpress.com

and my writing life at
http://www.mywritinglifexposed.wordpress.com

 

InterlockED Chapter A

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“InterlockED” Chapter A and Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

Website (for more information on “Interlock”, the Unabridged Novel In A Nutshell, and “InterlockED”, its Abridged Edition):
http://www.batpublishingsoftcovers.vistaprintdigital.com

Amazon Author Page (for more information on the author and the Short Story “Interlock”):
http://www.amazon.com/author/bahelberg3-sp-a_17

Spooky Stats

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They are the Champions!

My son sent me this T-shirt, a duplicate of the one the Cleveland Cavaliers wore during their 1.3 million-fan-strong parade in Cleveland June 22, 2016, after they won the city’s first ever NBA (National Basketball Association) title.

Now, what are the spooky stats?

Here’s something for you fans and gamers. This is spooky:
Cleveland amassed 610 points through the first six games of the series, while the Golden State Warriors scored a total of 610 points through the first six games of the series. Then, in the final Game 7, the two teams were tied 89-89 with less than a minute to play! And that means each team had scored 699 total points in the series to that final minute, even though all the first six games were runaways in winning point margins.

Cleveland persevered on a three-point shot by Kyrie Irving and a final free throw by LeBron James to win the title, 93-89, in Game 7.

Four points separated the two teams in total for the seven-game series!

Do the math: Game One
Golden State, 104; Cleveland, 89

Game Two
Golden State, 110; Cleveland, 77

Game Three
Cleveland, 120; Golden State, 90

Game Four
Golden State, 108; Cleveland, 97

Game Five
Cleveland, 112; Golden State, 97

Game Six
Cleveland, 115; Golden State, 101

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Cleveland, 93; Golden State, 89

Cleveland, 703; Golden State, 699.

In addition, Golden State failed to score another point over the last 4:30+ minutes of Game 7; their point total for the series was already stalled at 699.

For frosting on the cake, Cleveland completed the first ever NBA Finals comeback to win after going down three games to one in the first four contests.

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