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August Story Chat: A Dress for a Princess

Story Chat on Cathy Cade’s blog is blooming with new commenters. Cathy Cade is graciously hosting Story Chat for the next two months. Her first story is heartwarming and many new chatters have joined the fray. If you love Story Chat, and have chatted regularly don’t forget to head over to read Wendy Fletcher’s story.

You are what makes Story Chat great!

One of our regular chatters and featured bloggers, Gary Wilson, added a hilarious experience of his own. All comments encourage authors, whether they are experience and published, or new and shy. Participating in Story Chat gives you the power to make a difference in each other’s lives. You’ll also find an encouraging comment from Hugh Roberts.

I read this month’s poignant story, “A Dress for Princess,” by Wendy Fletcher with a full heart. You will love it!

Please make your comments about the story on Cathy’s blog.

9-Word Summary – Imagine Coping

Toddler screams in frustration while shopping for birthday dress.

A Dress for a Princess

by Wendy Fletcher

I am hot and tired, and I know that I shouldn’t have put off this trip to the shops until the last minute, but that seems to have become my style in the past few months.

Shopping with a toddler is testing reserves I didn’t know I had, and I fear that they will run out at any moment.

The assistants have smiled and been polite, but I am left with the impression they would prefer us to shop elsewhere. We have asked for more than they can offer, and they have done their best to accommodate us, but it is an uneasy compromise.

I push these thoughts out of the way to deal with later and turn back to Alicia. She is excited about this afternoon’s party and giggles as I try awkwardly to zip her into a frothy pink dress.

I try to stay calm and not dampen her enthusiasm, but I am struggling. It has been another long day in an unbelievably long year. Continue


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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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