Smorgasbord Short Stories – What’s in a Name – Ifan and the Black Sheep by Sally Cronin


A sweet story on the celebration of life by Sally Cronin on the Smorgasbord blog

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In the second of the stories from What’s in a Name this weekend we meet Ifan…who learns some valuable life lessons from his grandmother.

Ifan and the Black Sheep

Ifan Williams sat in the small velvet chair that usually held his gran’s dressing gown and woollen shawl. The green velveteen gown was now draped over the end of the bed; adding some extra warmth to her feet as she lay sleeping deeply on this winter’s afternoon.

The big double bed was one of the few pieces of furniture in the cottage overlooking the estuary, when David Lloyd had carried his young bride, Megan, over the threshold in 1920.

Over the next few years, other pieces, usually made by local craftsmen, had been carefully brought in through the wide front door at the end of the stone path that led from the main road. None of those hand crafted pieces had…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines with the topic, BALANCE #RSsos #RomSuspense


The Sisterhood of Suspense​ share lines with the theme-BALANCE

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the topic, BALANCE

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The dumpster wheels creaked in protest and moved just enough that Castillo lost his balance and slumped down into a sitting position.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


“You could do both.” Not easy, but many of my former colleagues with children were able to balance family life with career advancement.

Joanne Guidoccio


Climbing down from the tree was extremely difficult, and when she reached the ground she leaned heavily against the trunk, until she got her bearings and balance.

Kathryn Jane


A day vegging out on the beach getting to know Kyra is what they both needed. He needed balance back in his life. His equilibrium had been off since the breakup.

Marian Lanouette


When she stepped through the door, two small dogs charged, and…

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Esmeralda’s Happy Time Cabin for Lost Hikers by @SuzanneJenkins3 #Romance #Suspense #Read


Title: Esmeralda's Happy Time Cabin For Lost Hikers  Author: Suzanne Jenkins  Genre: Romance, Suspense      Add to your TBR - Goodreads          Kelly and Jeff Fairchild live a charmed life in their renovated Victorian mansion in the Jersey suburbs. Wall Street traders with a golden touch, they plan their vacations with … Continue reading Esmeralda’s Happy Time Cabin for Lost Hikers by @SuzanneJenkins3 #Romance #Suspense #Read