When Life Hands You Wheels

Mondays Finish The Story ask you to finish the story with the first line given and with the photo below. The line this week is “Dance as if no one is watching.” Check out other author’s stories by clicking on the little blue guy below.

My story starts after the photo. Thanks for stopping by!

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“Dance as if no one is watching.” That was the line she used to describe her recovery to anyone that asked her the key to her success.

Before the accident she was a dancer with the usual ambitions: an appetite for fame, success and power. And of course handsome men to be her partner.

That all changed after her automobile accident. The one that left her dreams and her legs shattered. Dancers are artists and athletes and she felt she would fail on both counts. But she also knew that no dancer ever became successful riding on their natural-born talents only. She developed a plan with her mother and a wonderful dance coach. And she also found her handsome partner.

The actual quote from her dance coach was “When life hands you wheels learn how to dance in them.”



Young at Heart

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week Lillie McFerrin posts a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word.

The word does not have to appear inn your five sentences, just use it for direction.

This week: DANCING


Herman “Silky” McDowell sweeps confidently onto the dance floor, handsome in his newly pressed short-sleeve white shirt. He’s competing in an international ballroom championship for those over 80 years of age or older in Milan, Italy. And now he’s reached the finals in the rhythm category, which includes cha-cha, mambo, and rumba. Herman must save his strength as he must dance with the only two other contestants; but whatever the outcome he still will be a winner. “La Cucaracha, La Cucaracha, La Cucaracha.”

NaBloPoMo #8

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