5 August 2016

Published August 3, 2016 by rochellewisoff

Summer Showcase

Summer is the time for vacations, picnics on the beach and reruns on the telly. For me it has been a time to meet a deadline in July for my third novel in my series entitled AS ONE MUST ONE CAN. These are happy times! The deadline has been met, but there are edits to do and more business ahead. So the Summer Showcase will continue for a few more Fridays. Many thanks to those of you who responded to my plea for your favorite reruns. 

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Genre: Realistic Fiction

Word Count: 100

Original post from May 2013


            I met Kevin online. Our connection began with shared interests and blossomed into more.

            “You should visit in person,” said my sister.  

            “Fat chance. He’s in Hawaii, I’m in Nebraska.”

            Last week I received an airline ticket.

            “Next Saturday. Icon Grill. Seattle.




            He slides into the booth across from me. “You bring it?”

            From my purse I take a faded photograph of twins, a boy and a girl. Korean War orphans. I’ve carried it for forty years.

            His almond-shaped eyes crinkle as he fishes an identical photo from his wallet.

            “Jah-meh, I always hoped to find you.”  

*Jah-meh – Korean for sister

91 comments on “5 August 2016

  • Dear Thumbelina,
    I’d wipe my eyes if my fingers weren’t stapled to the keyboard. You know I’m a sucker for happy endings and this one really hit the spot. There for a minute things were starting to get fuzzy.


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    • Dear Gabriele,

      You do know your way around a wonderful comment. Thank you for your kind words re this story and the two fabulous reviews you left on Amazon for both of my books. My agent posted them to her website. Those reviews do more to sell a book than a professional critic’s review. I am in your debt.



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    • Dear Amy,

      This is among my favorites. I love seeing those family reunions on TV where someone finds a long lost brother, sister…etc. It kind of restores one’s faith in human nature. Thank you for your kind comments.



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  • I feel as if I’ve been away forever. I’ve done a hardcore push to study for my General Class Ham License, of which I just passed last eve after 26 months of studying hard, and 29 exam attempts! YIpee! I’ve also been spending a lot of time working on my art skills, taken a few classes, filled a few sketchers, improved tremendously! That said, it is really GOOD to be back! Hope everyone had, or is having an awesome summer!


    • Dear Jelli,

      It sounds like you’ve had a busy year. I’m always happy to connect with another artist. I’m happy you’ve been able to work on your art. I can’t imagine life without it.

      Thank you for your kind words.



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