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A January Night

I was reading by a lamp,
                                               
a book I had gotten for Christmas.
                                 
It started off with loving characters,
                               
what a wonderful gift.
                                                   
I think I need a cup of hot tea,
                                       
this will keep me and my soul company.
                         
A cold breeze had filled the room,
                                   
would a cup of hot tea be enough for this winter's night.
   
As I glanced out my window at a full moon,
                     
the snow was starting to come down.
                             
The wind was picking up,
                                             
is there a storm a coming.
                                             
Then the lights start to flicker,
                                       
yes~a storm is here.
                                                     
As I read my new book,
                                                 
the characters were turning into not such nice people.
     
With each hour the storm was getting worse,
                   
now the winds were really howling.
                                 
Once again I looked out my window,
                               
the snow was getting deep~the moon was a dim light.
     
I must have dosed off,
                                                   
when a loud bang struck my house.
                               
Was I dreaming,
                                                           
I must be.
                                                                     
The floor started to sing with squeaks,
                             
was there someone in my house.
                                   
I ran to hide behind the couch,
                                       
now am I crazy was running through my head.
                 
I heard someone say,
                                                     
anyone home~anyone home.
                                         
I did not want to look,
                                                   
I did not know what to say.
                                             
As I peeked around my couch,
                                       
my neighbors I did see.
                                                 
Turns out they hit some ice and then my tree,
                 
now we all sat down for a cup of hot tea.
 
Date Written: 1/21/2022
 

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Date: 1/23/2022 11:50:00 AM
A lovely tale Paula, very well told with great imagery to keep us on our toes. Blessings always,Gordon
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 1/24/2022 7:58:00 AM
Thanks for writing. Glad you enjoyed my tale. Yes, keep you on your toes as you read away. Have a great day/week..............
Date: 1/23/2022 3:09:00 AM
I enjoyed your rollercoaster narrative, Paula. Glad it all ended well...a hot cup of tea can do wonders to jaded nerves :) ~ Regards // paul
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Date: 1/23/2022 7:52:00 AM
Thanks for writing. Glad you enjoyed this story. Yes, a hot of cup of tea can be great for the nerves/soul. Have a great day/week..............
Date: 1/22/2022 8:22:00 PM
You had me on the edge of my screen waiting to see what would happen, Paula. Dramatically penned! Whew! ~ Gershon
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 1/23/2022 7:48:00 AM
Thanks for writing. Glad I had you on the edge of your seat with this story. Have a great day/week........................
Date: 1/21/2022 11:11:00 PM
A bitter chalice you had to drink. Loved the unfolding of the story. I followed it attentively. Very well told.
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 1/22/2022 2:18:00 PM
Thanks for writing. Glad you loved this story. It was fun to write. Have a great day/weekend.......
Date: 1/21/2022 3:17:00 PM
Paula, I love the way this tale unfolds-beginning with a happy, cozy scene, which is interrupted by the scary storm and dream, but it returns to a happy, cozy scene at the end. Wonderful writing! :D
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 1/21/2022 3:29:00 PM
Thanks for writing and for your very kind words. Glad you enjoyed this fun/scary write. Have a great day/weekend.......
Date: 1/21/2022 2:18:00 PM
Hello Paula, Your story was enjoyable to read. I was sad to see it come to an end. This was a good start to a novel. Excellent writing.Blessings ~ Debra
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 1/21/2022 2:32:00 PM
Thanks for writing. Glad you enjoyed this write. Maybe I should work on it a a novel. Have a great day/weekend.......
Date: 1/21/2022 1:57:00 PM
Love the unraveling of your poem! I would have been spooked too! In fact I once had a very heavy painting fall off my bedroom wall. So scary!
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 1/21/2022 2:14:00 PM
Thanks for writing. Glad you like this scary write. Noise and storms seem to go together. Have a great day/weekend...............
Date: 1/21/2022 12:04:00 PM
Hi Paula, looks like your book was the foreboding of the 'Chalice of Night'~ a very clever write! Good luck in the contest! Blessings, Paulette
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Date: 1/21/2022 2:12:00 PM
Thanks for writing and for your good luck. Glad you like this one. Have a great day/weekend...............