Wednesday, September 30, 2009

TWILA

 

Twila was born in the mountains of Virginia under a full moon “That’s when all the lunatics came out,” her grandmother said.

 

Maybe that’s why Twila set out to do things no one else could do.

 

Like the time she decided to roller skate to the White House and ask the President to stop all war; she made it five miles and then the sidewalk ran out . . . so she thought she’d go home and watch The Cosby show, instead.

 

On her fifteenth birthday she recruited six of her friends to help save the world from hunger; if they collected five hundred dollars the purchase of rice and beans could feed the impoverished.

Realizing these people would need fire and water, her plans changed to handing out bread and peanut butter where the local homeless gathered.

 

No one was surprised on the day after graduation—when Twila joined the Army to make new friends in Iraq .


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Jeanette is a charter member of the Hampton Roads Writers.

A veteran member of many online writing sites and E-Zine’s.

Six Sentence Blog site and E-Zine. A semifinalist; in the Mixed Drinks contest and published two Six Sentence Magazines of Six Sixes and in their newly released book Volume Two.

Published on: Smith Magazine and in two of their memoir books.

Three of these books have been on the New York Times best sellers list.

Twice published on The Verb’s Chalkboard, and a Semifinalist in the Verb’s Dynamic Dialogue contest, Helium--Premier Writer Status andMarketplace Writer, Gather, Doorknobs and Body Paint, Edit Red, Pen Pricks, Thrillers Killers ‘N’ Chillers, One Sentence, Robert Swartword and Verbsap winner of the best title contest, Word Salad Haiku and poem. Pen Ten Scribes and Forthcoming: Harbinger*33.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the lineup of writers you have on Pen 10 Scribes. I'm proud to be here.

Jeanette Cheezum

Paul D. Brazill said...

Top story. Sorry for stoppng by so late!

Jeanette Cheezum said...

Thanks, Paul. And Olive.