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Who’s Outside the Door?

brown doorframe and door about a fourth open
Thanks MysticsArtDesign & Pixabay for letting me use this image.

“Who’s Outside the Door?” by Joan Y. Edwards

I thought it would be fun to do a writing exercise. Last year we wrote about what we saw outside our window. This year, I thought it would be fun to write about guessing who is outside your door and then finding out who it really was…a mystery or a comedy.

In the case of you were expecting your sister and her boyfriend to be outside the door…

man and woman in snow outside flower shop
Thank you, Stocksnap and Pixabay for letting me use this image.

and instead, you found this cow.

cow outside green double doors
Thank you Ha11ok and Pixabay for allowing me to use this image.

In your story, use these images to help you write your interpretation or write a different story altogether using at least the word “Door” in your title and having 200-300 words.  Please share your story  in the comment area or email it to me before midnight on January 31, 2023.

Blue Ribbon to show that You Make a Difference

I will choose up to three Blue Ribbon stories…for outstanding description, dialogue, and/or mystery or comedy elements.

Joan Y. Edwards. “Winter Writing Exercise: The Rest of the Story:” “https://joanyedwards.com/winter-writing-exercise-the-rest-of-the-story/

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Sometimes Surprise Makes You Laugh

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“Sometimes Surprise Makes You Laugh” by Joan Y. Edwards

Here’s a story for you.

A Canadian couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon twenty years earlier.
Because of hectic schedules, the husband left on Thursday, and his wife was going to join him on Friday. When the husband checked into the hotel on Thursday, he sent an email to his wife. However, he left out a letter in her email address.
So when a widow came home after her husband’s funeral in Houston and checked her latest email, she screamed and fainted. Her son rushed into the room. He found his mother on the floor, and saw this note on her computer screen:
To: My Loving Wife
Subject: I’ve Arrived
I’ve just arrived and checked in. Everything is ready for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then!
P.S. Sure is hot down here!
I hope this story surprised you and made you laugh!
My friend, Jim Connell (May God Rest His Soul), used to tell me jokes when his wife, Betty and I met at a local restaurant to eat. Before Mother died, she joined us. Each time we met, I asked Jim to tell me this joke. I wrote this post in his memory. I know Jim is telling God and his angels stories to make them laugh up there in heaven. Thanks, Jim Connell for sharing the gift of laughter with my Mother and me.
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