I hear the chatter, laughter, and songs of my family. just around the bend.  I was born into a bunch of achievers.  Fast hikers, curious explorers, rock hounds, and geographical  buffs.  They bait me.  “If you love us, you’ll come with us.”  I go.

A scream from behind!

I rush back – a child has dropped from the ridge above.  I pick her up, brush off the dirt, dry the tears and find her amazing unhurt.  My family has come back.  Seconds later her family arrive joyfully expressing their thanks.

For once, I was on the right side of the bend!


Rochelle    Picture Prompt for a story in 100 words.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. mandibelle16 says:

    Nicely written Oneta. Some wonderful prose poetry 🙂

  2. James McEwan says:

    Lucky you were there, a piece of tension here, nice writing.

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    A lucky escape for the child.

  4. calmkate says:

    great writing Oneta 🙂

  5. lisarey1990 says:

    Great take on the prompt.

  6. jillyfunnell says:

    You had me holding my breath for two second, then – relax. Being in the right place at the right time is very important. Great take on the picture.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Oh, now I understand about the “two seconds.” I hadn’t read this comment. Give me time; I’ll catch up. Right now I’m on the wrong side of the bend. 😀 Thanks for your nice comment

  7. jillyfunnell says:

    Two seconds! Must learn to proofread :), Jilly.

    • oneta hayes says:

      I should have used “amazingly” instead of amazing. So I lacked in my proofreading. But I don’t understand about “two seconds.” Thanks for reading and commenting. I like interactive blogging.

  8. Dale says:

    Indeed! Sometimes it is best on the other side of the bend! Lucky child. Lovely take.

  9. granonine says:

    What a lovely take on the prompt, happy ending and all 🙂

  10. Dear Oneta,

    It’s all about being in the right place in the right time. Nicely done.



  11. that was one lucky child!

  12. Well written with a wonderfully happy ending

  13. pennygadd51 says:

    Nicely paced story, with fluent writing. Nice that the slow member of the family had a time to shine!

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