Guest author: Abbie Johnson Taylor ~ French Silk Pie #shortstory

Thanks to Sue Vincent for allowing me to promote my work by guest posting on her blog. I hope you enjoy the story I’m sharing.

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I glanced up from my dessert and saw him. He was sitting at the next table, also alone, also eating French silk pie. Our eyes met. He stood, picked up his plate, and carried it to my table. Sitting down across from me, he asked, “You like French silk pie too?”
“Yes,” I answered, surprised by his boldness.
“You come here often?”
“Yes,” I said.
We stared at each other for a moment. Then, I picked up my fork and started eating again. Being a happily married woman, the last thing I needed was to be distracted by another man. Couldn’t he see the wedding ring on my left hand?
Finally, he extended his hand.

“I’m Jack Baker.”
With an inward sigh of resignation, I put down my fork and took his hand.
“I’m Jill Tanner.”
“Jack and Jill, how about that? I was transferred here a couple of weeks…

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Song Lyric Sunday – Speak to Me by Amy Lee

This song spoke to me in the voice of my late husband. If you’ve lost a loved one, maybe it’ll also speak to you.

This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time

I have to admit that I just came across this song today. I always try to do a quick Google search to make sure there are some songs to go along with the theme I pick, and when I looked today’s theme up, I came across this song. It is absolutely beautiful!

I’ve always loved the haunting quality of Amy Lee’s voice. Everything about this song speaks to me and I had to share it with you all today. I do hope you enjoy!

Be still, my love
I will return to you
However far you feel from me
You are not alone
I will always be waiting
And I’ll always be watching you
Speak to me, speak to me, speak to me
I can’t let go
You’re every part of me
The space between is just a dream
You will never be alone
I will always be waiting

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National Ice Cream Day

I can relate to how this blogger feels about ice cream. Enjoy!

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Today is another of my favorite days – National Ice Cream Day! Today I can celebrate with wild abandon and no guilt—not that I ever feel guilty when eating ice cream, but today I can say, “Hey! I’m celebrating here!” That will calm the masses for all of ten seconds after which, they’ll expect me to share! Aw, man!

Enjoy your favorite ice cream today – no excuses! With dairy free, gluten free, sugar-free, and dye free ice creams available, no one need miss out. Of course, I prefer my ice cream homemade… and pistachio, but offer me store-bought any flavor and see if I turn it down! (Which will only happen if pumpkin or marshmallow are involved! Ew!)

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

bowl of ice cream
National Ice Cream Day is observed each year on the 3rd Sunday in July and is a part of National Ice Cream Month

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Song Lyric Sunday | “Break Up to Make Up” – The Stylistics

It’s funny. I don’t remember this song when I was growing up, but it was popular in the early 1970’s. Enjoy, and have a great day.

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “break.”


Oh, look! I’m back in the 70s again! 😀

The Stylistics were known for their smooth Philly sound and a string of hits which included Betcha By Golly, Wow, Stone in Love With You, and You Make Me Feel Brand New. But it’s their 1973 hit, Break Up to Make Up, I bring to this week’s challenge.

It was the seventh track from their 1972 album, Round 2 and was released as a single. Break Up to Make Up reached number 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, number 5 on the Billboard R&B chart, and number 34 in the UK Singles Chart in…

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Learn Fun Facts’ Blog Party: Share Your Blog Here (July 2018)

I’m planning to share a link to one of my posts here, so check it out.

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This is another edition of fLearnFun Facts’Blog Party. If you want to promote your blog or post, this is a great place to do so. The blogging community here is friendly and supportive so don’t be shy to join in.

Also, to those of you who had joined in the previous blog party, feel free to leave your links here again.

Growing a blog isn’t simple. It takes time, patience, and dedication before others would begin to notice your blog. While I can’t offer you a magic formula that would increase your blog’s popularity overnight, I can at least help you to promote your blog and find new readers.

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

Share a link to your blog (or blog post) that you want to promote in the comments section. To attract more attention, you may include a short and creative description of your blog.


  • You…

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The Cat’s Eye Point of View on Sunday Morning

If you’re an author, these adorable kitties would love for you to submit a story for publication on their mommy’s blog. I already have, and mine will be featured next Saturday. For instructions on sending your story, check out Lynda’s post.


The CAT’S EYE Point of View

on Sunday Morning

Miss Opal and Miss Bessie reported for WORK this morning at 4:30 a.m. 

Our work day begins before dawn when we open the office window and invite the morning breeze to come in.


Miss Opal and Lynda have a lot of reading to do because submissions from authors are arriving. they want to be our GUEST on SCAN for our “Saturday is for Sharing,” feature.  


We promise it will be a GOOD BEGINNING of our NEW FEATURE on SCAN – a blog!  The Sister Cats are working now to bring you the BEST in every CAT-A-GORY of BOOKS.

If YOU are a published AUTHOR, OPAL and Lynda  WANT YOUR STORY…
contact us at

Authors:  We look forward to featuring YOU…

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Song Lyric Sunday | “Dream in Color” – Regina Belle

In 1985 when I discovered public radio, I quit paying attention to the popular music scene, so I never heard this song until now. I like the idea it expresses that you should capture a dream, no matter what. I hope you young people out there who aren’t sure what to do with your lives will take this song to heart.

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “dream.”


Yes, when I found out this week’s theme, the first song in my head was the massive hit by the Eurythmics. However, it was quickly pushed aside by a lesser known song which has been a favorite of mine for a quarter of a century. (Think I just dated myself there! 😀 )

Regina Belle is best known for A Whole New World (Alladin’s Theme), her 1993 Grammy-winning duet with Peabo Bryson. Released in late 1992, the song reached number one in March of 1993, knocking Whitney Houston and the colossal I Will Always Love You from is 14-week reign.

Yet, with credentials like that, I feel…

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