The renovations took longer than planned and came in over budget, but today ‘Golden Memories’, the cabin in the woods, was ‘open for business’.

Standing on the veranda, Sarah waited in anticipation the arrival of her first guests.  She’d hand-picked each and knew she’d chosen well.  They would arrive as strangers and leave as friends, maybe even more…

Taking with them memories, she hoped, that would live in their hearts forever.  Just as those she and Mark had made, during their time in the cabin, lived on in hers.

Golden memories, sustaining and comforting her, keeping him close.

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Fuji
Fuji(@fuji)
1 year ago

Hello Linda, as soon as I saw your picture of the gorgeous log cabin, I knew I’d love your story. And I did! My late parents always wanted to create such a holiday place for guests, sharing their beautiful land, garden, orchard and bee hives with a wider community. They never accomplished their dream, so I’m especially glad that Sarah did. Great story!

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
1 year ago

Hi Linda, what a lovely story – ‘Golden Memories’ with the hint of sadness, but then with one of hope. Isn’t it amazing what can be told with only 100 words. I really enjoyed this story. Well written.

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Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago

When can I book in? Such a bittersweet story, Linda. Memories can hold so many emotions. Nicely written.

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Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
1 year ago

You succeeded in getting a deep perspective into the short story, Linda. We can only guess what has been and what will come out of this business-idea with the cabin. It seems like a win-win situation for Sarah and her customers.

Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
1 year ago

Linda, this is so beautiful. I like the idea that Sarah wants others to experience what she and Mark did. I’m glad she got to materialise her dream and in the process to keep memories of Mark intact.

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Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
Reply to  Linda Rock
1 year ago

I enjoy all your stories, Linda! I’m excited when I see you have posted something. This particular story, although the fact that Mark is not with Sarah in person anymore is very sad, does have a happy feel to it at the end.

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Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
Reply to  Linda Rock
1 year ago

Thank you, Linda ?

Santina Forlenza
Santina Forlenza(@santina-forlenza)
1 year ago

Hi Linda, nice story. I feel a touch of poetry in it. I wonder what kind of wonderful experiences the guests are enjoying. And the sentence ‘ they arrive as strangers and leave as friends’ is great.

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Katy Bizi
Katy Bizi(@katy-bizi)
1 year ago

Such deep meaning behind such a short story, Linda. I am impressed by the ability to tell it in less than 100 words!

Katy Bizi
Katy Bizi(@katy-bizi)
Reply to  Linda Rock
1 year ago

I’m sure it’s very hard, but you make it seem easy, Linda.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

Congratulations, you manage to give us such a lovely story in just 100 words. I enjoyed it so much.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Linda Rock
1 year ago

You’re welcome, Linda.

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