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Day 24 Proverbs Challenge: An Excellent Speech

by Harriett V. Bennett


“A house is built by wisdom, and becomes strong through good sense.”

Proverbs 24:3 (NLT)

“An honest answer is like a kiss of friendship.”

Proverbs 24:26 (NLT)

I squeezed the phone as tight as I could, wanting to break it into a million pieces!  I sat at the top of the basement stairs, wounded – wishing I was invisible – but—not.   I was angry after that painful conversation I just got off of, holding on to someone I thought was for me.  But more angry at myself that I didn’t even see that ‘left hook to the heart’ coming.  I just wanted to wallow in self-pity for a bit. This was my wake up call.

I got up from the step, hung up the phone and stood numb in the kitchen.  I heard my father in the living room fussing at the radio as if the baseball coaches could hear his reaction to a failed play.  The game broke for commercials and he got quiet.  Why couldn’t I be invisible and just pass by him unnoticed. I needed to go off the grid for a while.

I turned off the kitchen light and started walking towards him, trying to act like nothing was wrong.  My Daddy could see through my pretense a mile away.   Continue reading

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A Love Deferred? (Prologue)

by Harriett V. Bennett

Straight from the author, your special peak into the novel A Love Derferred? This is the prologue:

Her Story (Ronni)

What happens to a love deferred?  Does it keep its aromatic beginnings or does it take on the pungent decay that happens to most living things when left unattended over time?  I have asked myself that question dozens, no, hundreds of times over these many years – smitten, infatuated, love struck.  I can’t pick just one because they all apply to how I felt, and still feel about a certain someone whom I have carried in my heart, although maybe not always in the forefront, for as long as I can remember those first real feelings of warmth that a young girl gets when she knows that she has met her first love, someone she thinks could be her forever love.

Of course, there are some who know me Continue reading


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