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Our Christmas Memories Book

November 26, 2012

It is here, our Christmas Memories Anthology Book! This was our third anthology book. So far since our groups inception CCWriters has been published three times. I am delighted that we have accomplished that. The majority of authors publish a book a year, since March, 2010 we have three. Our first book was CCWRITERS SHORTS, the second book was out Pet Anthology and now our Christmas Memories.

For those who have not been in one of our books, we will write others so you will have opportunities to get your writing published. Getting published is a wonderful goal if you are a writer. So if you have been in all three…add that to your bio.



June 14, 2012

By:  Judy Fletcher [ in response to June Writing Prompt

As the day began to open up and reveal the rays of the sun she… opened the door and slid her head-set and bag onto the co-pilot’s seat.
“Are we gonna do this?” said Larry. He had completed the walk-around and was buckled into the left seat with the preflight checklist in his hands. “Day’s wasting. It’s too beautiful up there to be sitting down here, and we gotta job to do. Let’s go, Captain”
She grabbed her headset and bag and climbed into the co-pilot’s seat. “I should be sitting there, not here,” she mumbled as she slammed the door and settled the bag on the floor behind them. “I’m a better flyer than you are and there’s nothing wrong with me now.”
“Take it up with the FAA.”
Her look revealed her pain. “Let’s see if you can get this thing off the ground,” her voice cracked.
“I not only can get it off the ground; I can get it back onto the ground without bending or breaking anything. Can you say the same?” he said with a hoarse laugh.
Before she could return the jab, he yelled “Clear” and turned the key in the ignition. The single engine burst to life with a spit and hiss.
He slowly moved the throttle forward and gently danced on the rudder pedals like a cavalier guiding a ballerina. The Cessna 172 surged and relaxed as he used the rudders to drive it onto the taxiway.
She called the tower and requested takeoff instructions.
“Hi, My Lady. You right or left?” said a low-pitched voice through the headset.
“None of your businesses; do we have permission to takeoff?” she said.
“I’m the boss right now and you are not going anywhere until I know where you are seated, My Lady,”
“I’m right. Are you happy now?”
“Yea, you made my day. November 9er271 Sierra, you have priority on runway one-six. Climb to two-zero-zero, out east. Stay out of the left seat and have a great day, My Lady. Tower out,” said the deep voice.
“10-4. November 9er271 Sierra entering runway one-six and climbing to two-zero-zero, out east. We gone,” she acknowledged with a laugh.
Larry shook his head and said, “Good thing this is a small FBO or we’d be in trouble, big. After two thousand and left, what’s our heading?”
“How would I know? I’m not qualified to fly for a few more months. You’re the pilot, you tell me.”
“You have the map. What grid were we assigned?”
She reached behind the center controls and whirled her bag onto her lap, hitting Larry’s right shoulder in the process.
He shot her an amused look then rubbed his shoulder. “Are you mad at the bag too?”
“Guess we’ll find out when I throw it back into the dutch oven,” she said while she unzipped the bag and began rummaging through it. Finally she produced a gridded search map, unfolded it and ran a pink fingernail around until she found N9271S. She called out the coordinates while programming the GPS.
“Enter the grid from the top or bottom?” he asked.
“Toss a coin, or do I have to do that for you too?” she said and threw the bag into the back.
He slammed his right fist on the yoke and said, “Whatever’s wrong, get over it until we complete our grid. Locating this practice bogie is more important than anything else right now.”
“You’re right, pilot, sir. I’m over it. You fly the pattern and I search. Let’s win this SORTIE.”

Abbreviations and terms used:
FAA … Federal Aviation Administration
FBO … fixed-base operation (or fixed-base operator)
GPS … Global Positioning System
Dutch oven … the area behind the pilot and co-pilot in a small aircraft (term used by the Civil Air Patrol members who search from the back seat of non-air conditioned aircraft)
SORTIE … an operational flight by a single aircraft (used by the Civil Air Patrol to search for or practice searching for downed aircraft and/or passengers)


March 25, 2012



March 10, 2012



March 2, 2012

It was great seeing everyone thanks to Barbara, Gary and Shannon for the informative information.Image


February 10, 2012

Image The entire month gives us so many opportunites to write devotionals, short stories, picture books, etc.  Think of all the love there is around you. There is family and friends, animals, nature, locations. You name it, it’s there.

See how many different writings you can do this month and come share.

Month of Love

February 9, 2012





January 11, 2012


There are all sorts of writers groups but I have to admit ours is a “wonderful group”.  We really learned a lot in January about taking photos for using in picture books. I have to tell you it made me want to start pulling out pictures and

start putting them together.  Hope everyone enjoyed hearing the bits read about the pictures, I certainly enjoyed Jim Williams coming and talking to our group.


Looking forward to February. See you then.

Christmas Week

December 22, 2011


I bet you have been Christmas shopping all week, looking for those just right presents for Bobby and Sue

and all your loved ones.  So much hustle and bustle you can actually see and feel the excitement in the air. Children are

so excited and if you noticed are being extra nice just so they won’t be on that naughty list.

We all have so much to do to prepare for that day…but lets not forget to prepare the most important things of all…

our hearts!

Happy Thanksgiving

November 23, 2011

 Today begins the day of preparation for

Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends.  I want to take this time to wish

each of you and your families a safe and happy Thanksgiving.