Tuesday – Anything Possible – Finger Point Prompt – “Everyone”

So the drill is randomly opening a book and pointing to a page without looking. The word or words closest to the pointing finger is the prompt. Today the book is The Last Drive, opened to page 253. The word closest to the finger is “someone.”

Someone by John W. Howell ยฉ 2023

“Why are you sitting here?”

“Excuse me, but what business is it of yours?”

“When I see someone out in the middle of nowhere, I have to ask. Who knows, maybe you are in trouble.”

“I can assure you, I’m not in trouble.”

“Okay, then back to my original question.”

“And back to my question. What business is it of yours?”

“I guess you have enough cheek to make it on your own, no matter the trouble.”

“Okay, you have that Good Samaritan look. If you must know, I’m waiting for someone.”

“How long have you been waiting?”

“Does every question breed a new question?”

“Curious, I guess.”

“If I told you how long, you wouldn’t believe me.”

“Try me.”

“Niney-two years.”

“You are right. You can’t be more than twenty.”

“Looks can be deceiving.”

“So I’ve been told. Well, I’m going to leave you now. Good luck in your wait.”

“The wait is over.”

“What do you mean.”

“I was waiting for you.”

“That’s a laugh. I don’t know you.”

“We have never met, but you know me.”

“How’s that?”

“My name’s Michael. Ring a bell?”

“I’ve known a lot of Michaels.”

“How about the one you asked to save that little boy?”

“Uh.”

“Or the one you called upon when the hurricane hit.”

“The Angel Michael?”

“Pleased to meet you.”

“So my time is up?”

“What makes you say that?”

“Today is my 92nd birthday, and I have no idea what I’m doing in the middle of nowhere.”

“Well, pops. You are correct. A new adventure is waiting.”

 

53 comments

  1. This was just beautiful, I couldnโ€™t stop reading ๐ŸŒป

    Hannah

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    1. Thank you for letting me know.

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  2. Good one. Enjoyed the mystery.

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    1. Thank you, Charles.

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  3. Now that was not what I was expecting. How lovely that is.

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    1. Thank you, Dale. ๐Ÿค—

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      1. ๐Ÿค—

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  4. I love that. Spot of humor, but something deeper, too.

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    1. Thank you, Craig. I appreciate this comment. ๐Ÿ˜

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  5. A new adventure indeed!

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    1. Everyone can look forward to it. Thanks, Vera.

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  6. That is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Holly.

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      1. Youโ€™re welcome!

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  7. And a new book is born ?

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    1. Would it be that easy. Well come to think about it maybe it is. ๐Ÿ˜

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  8. Lovely, John. I think we’d all like to go out that way!

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    1. It would be terrific, Noelle.

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  9. An adventure waiting for all of us! Well done, John. Bravo!

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. The adventure does await.

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  10. Good one, John! ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re right, that does happen to everyone, and it could be anyone being met by an angel at the threshold of the new adventure.

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    1. It would be great.

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      1. It sure would.

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  11. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    May it be the simple when its time to meet up with Michael ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I’m sure it will be, Denise.

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  12. Well done, John. Oddly, my brain was going a similarly angelic direction with the vignette I wrote yesterday. (It’s scheduled for Wednesday.) But I enjoyed your (lighter, brighter) story much more than mine.
    It’s so good for us to think of every change as a new adventure. Hugs.

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    1. I like new adventures so that label appeals to me. Thanks, Teagan. Hugs

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  13. That brought a tear to my eye and a smile to my face.

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    1. It is good to have both. Thanks, Pam.

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  14. Leaves a person with thoughts of their own mortality. When will we meet Michael? A sensitive, touching, and sentimental story. Loved it.

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    1. Only Michael knows, Karen. In the meantime live your best life like I know you are doing.

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  15. Oh, shades of Dickens! Or perhaps because I’m reading a lot Dickens right now I’m seeing that. Good story, John! I sure I don’t meet up with Michael before I’m 94!

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    1. I understand the 94 Deborah

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  16. Nice tie-in to the book!

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  17. Well done, John!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jennie.

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      1. You are welcome, John.

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  18. I always love it when a comedic writer takes on a more serious topic. Excellent work, John.

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    1. Thank you, Staci. Sometimes the opportunity is just waiting for the taking. ๐Ÿค—

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  19. It’s good to know that sarcasm and snark are alive and well in Heaven, John. Otherwise, I’d feel out of place. Good job!

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    1. I think those traits follow humans wherever they go. I know you will be comfortable in Heaven, Dan. Thanks for the comment.

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  20. Anonymous · · Reply

    Yer big softieโ€ฆ.

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  21. Excellent, John! Love this so much.

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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  22. “A new adventure.” What a great way of looking at it — takes much of the sting out, just looking forward, not backward.

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    1. Yes looking forward is the way to go. Thanks, Debbie.

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