In Your Dreams #flashfiction

One of the most encouraging and supportive bloggers in the universe shares in 99 words what she never dreamed blogging would do for her. She wrote the words right out from under me. I couldn’t have said it better in 99,000 words. She also shared all her entries in the Rodeo Contest. So much fun. Enjoy reading Norah Colvin.

Norah Colvin

This week at the Carrot Ranch, Charli Mills challenged writers to In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about something a character never dreamed would happen. The situation can be fortuitous, funny, or disappointing. Go where the prompt leads!

When I began my blogging journey in 2013, I never dreamed that I would:

  • continue writing two or more posts a week for more than seven years
  • participate in weekly flash fiction prompts at the Carrot Ranch year after year
  • meet so many fascinating people from nearly every continent with varied backgrounds and interests
  • make so many wonderful friends in the blogosphere whose encouragement and support is constant (thank you)
  • become addicted to the conversations that occur on my blog and theirs
  • enter into a rodeo contest, a writing one at that, and receive honourable mentions for my efforts.

(99 words)

The 2020 rodeo is over now…

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Author: Marsha

Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. For thirty-five years, I lived in the most beautiful area in Central Valley of California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains minutes from the Sequoia National Park. As a child I moved from Indiana to Oregon. With my first husband I moved from Oregon to Colorado to California. Every time we moved, it hurt so much to leave friends. I never wanted to move again. After Mark passed, I married again. I told Vince that I could never budge from my roots in California. He said he loved the high desert. I don't think he ever thought he would realize his dream. In November, 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

20 thoughts on “In Your Dreams #flashfiction”

  1. I whole-heartedly agree with your introduction about Norah. Always a kind word for everyone. I love reading from seasoned bloggers and their whys and hows. For me, anything past 2 years is a seasoned blogger. I was initially surprised about the supportive community. Now it is a highlight for me. I glanced over these entries and I will bookmark post to reread. Congratulations, Norah on your efforts and honourable mentions. You are inspirational. Thank you, Marsha, for sharing this post. As you say, fun to read.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Erica. You are a great supporter and commenter as well, and I’ve loved having the chance to meet you. I took a long break from the hobby blogging world, and you were here when I got back.

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      1. I still find it interesting how we all find each other, Marsha. I am beginning to read and catch up with our community. We had a flood in our family room and a few other recent challenges. Part of life. Hugs to you and your loved ones this season 💕

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          1. More of a nuisance especially with the increased restrictions. Masked strangers in our home almost every day. Glad things are moving forward. I am still very grateful. People have many more challenges right now.

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          2. Our clean up people were very careful. It was a mess having our furniture strewn around the house. It is not an unbearable situation, but it adds to the frustration that you already have. Will they be done by Christmas?

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          3. I was not aware of your flood, Marsha. We are dealing with a pipe in the wall beside a bathroom as part of our family room. Aside from the water, dealing with linoleum, carpet, drywall and so on for the past 3 weeks. Will go into January. Nice people working here and it could have been worse. Just a nuisance, especially during virus and Christmas. We have been lucky all of these years.

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          4. It sounds like you will stay safe, then, which is good. I hope we can all get the vaccine soon. We were more restricted in CA than we are here, but we still have seen our son one time since last Christmas.

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    2. Thank you for your kind words, Erica. I’m so pleased to have met you. I love reading your posts and enjoy our conversations – one of the pleasures of blogging.
      I’m so sorry to hear of your flooding issue. Such a nuisance. I hope it is repaired well and quickly.

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      1. Quickly is a subjective word. At the time, it seemed to last forever, but now it is just a blip in the past. Service Master people did a great job. They were very professional and intruded as little as possible. 🙂

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  2. Marsha, Thank you so much for your wonderfully kind and supportive words. You are a true gem in the blogging world and I am so happy to have met you. I remember your writing about the issues with your aircon – so frustrating. Hopefully, you left them all behind now.

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