I remember meeting her. She was a bubble of golden light, bouncing around my friend’s home. She was there as a ‘Girl Friday’ doing various chores and errands for my sick friend. She sang, she smiled, she was cheerful. She was the best medicine a sick person could have in her home.

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

3 thoughts on “Golden”

  1. These are my seven golden rules for writing:
    1. Write something, no matter how concise, everyday.
    2. Don’t revise to the point of perfection.
    3. Accept rejection with aplomb. It’s part of the trade.
    4. Don’t let criticism diminish your writing ability. Remember you can’t please all the people all the time.
    5. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone when writing.
    6. Keep up with whatever writing coaching blogs you participate with on a daily basis.
    7. Expand your horizons by reading.

  2. Rushing back to our car, guided only by the golden glow from the flashlight, I’ve never felt the rain like that on my face before. As if someone was walking stubbornly beside me with a bucket above my head, pouring down cold water that travelled from my messy hair to my cheeks, my nose, past my closed lips to continue its journey further down.

  3. This moment, coffee
    in my cup,
    cut melon
    in my bowl,
    cranberry scones, fresh-baked,
    on my plate,
    the morning sun still hidden
    by green trees,
    new-laid eggs
    in a basket,
    the first cucmbers
    on the counter,
    golden squash
    heaped in a bucket.

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