Sunday, June 05, 2016

Here you go:

Quadruple amputee crosses River Run finish line

WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) — Julie Dombo walked across the finish line at the Wichita Riverfest Two-Mile River Run. While many finished the race, none had a background quite like hers.

One each ATTA GIRL

On the sad side of the ledger; the missing child, swept away in the swollen creek has been found. His body has been returned to the family.

The killer highway outside the village a couple of miles has claimed four more. They are working on the highway, but construction didn’t play a part in this accident. None of these were local folks, local being here in the village.

Since they finished the highway some years back the stretch I’m familiar with near the village has claimed I don’t know how many, but quite a few. Four or five from the village immediate area.

I hadn’t realized it, but I do deliberately avoid crossing that highway. It isn’t that visibility isn’t good enough, it is that the speeds of the vehicles, many times, exceed seventy mph and the roadways are fairly wide at the two near crossing points (four lanes). That makes acceleration a Dragster start.

The highway is the only one I can think of in this area without a stop sign for seventy miles and requires a round-about to slow traffic in one area down towards Fredonia.

Follow-ups are done, I suppose. New stuff tomorrow. I received a news letter from a writers group. They track various writing contests. This letter had many poetry contests.

Many of those contests required three words poems of three syllables, five, seven and various combinations of words and syllables.

Beyond poor me. Although the thought did cross my mind.

_______

From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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