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Charlie was a mobster.
He stopped by on his way to the city.
Next morning he took his girlfriend, Ginger, antiquing.
They returned with a crystal punch bowl.
“It’s so beautiful…stunning craftsmanship!” my mother said, thirty times.
“Enough”, said Charlie, “If you like it that much, it’s yours.”
Now we owed him.
Why did Ruth have keep lavishing the stupid punch bowl with praise?
It wasn’t even that nice.
Now he’s going to be back when he needs something and someone’s going to have to do it.
True grit is the long game.
If you want success, then keep going.
There will be difficulty.
But, some things will work.
Pay attention to them and double down.
Continue to build on that.
Before you know it, you’ll have a victory.
And the seeds of your next campaign.
When the going gets tough, you’ve got to keep going.
Whatever it is you do, if you keep doing it and you’re open and willing to learn, then you’ll get better.
Writing is no exception.
Some days it’s hard and you may wonder what you’re doing and why you’re doing it.
We all have our reasons and if you commit to the process, you will be rewarded.
Max had wanted her from the first.
Your freckles and long legs haunted me.
Ophelia seemed expert at keeping men at bay.
Made me want you more.
6 month courtship.
Finally she consented to a “fling”.
He left her apartment uncertain.
13 years later he woke up next to her and counted his lucky stars.
Another couple, two more winding their way through love.
It’s hard to predict what the outcome will be.
But, they have each other. And sometimes that’s enough.