Sunday, April 1, 2012

Ambition - A to Z Blog Hop

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My theme is 10x10.
A maximum of ten sentences, a minimum of 100 words.

What would it be like to care? To be one of those kids who did everything on time, who went the extra mile? There were six weeks left in the semester, that was time enough to make a change, why not give it a try.
To read the full story, please check out the Amazon e-book
"A to Z in 10 x 10".
It's only .99!

 



Thank you to Jaye Robin Brown for the starter prompt. [in italics]




37 comments:

  1. hehe cute :D did he make it?!

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  2. I love this. How desperately we all want some approval from our parents. I look forward to reading tomorrows.

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  3. Wow! That posts is such a good chort reminded that what we do - even in passing impacts our kids.

    Looking forward to your post for letter B.

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  4. I lived that my life, but my father was to say to do better got a b, why not an a.

    Great start... to the challenge "A" is for Awesome!
    Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
    A to Z Co-Host
    IZOMBIE: Visit the Madness

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  5. Buck up, little Bo Jo. The ol' man's probly jest jealous.

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  6. Gosh...the need for parental approval...does it ever go away.
    What a powerful post...brilliant, in fact.

    Great "A" post - and I am impressed with your 10x10 plan.
    I will be back to see what's up next.

    Jenny @ Pearson Report
    Co-Host of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

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  7. What a great reminder to everyone that everything we say or do can be a changing point for somebody! Choose to make that a positive change for everybody!

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  8. Wow. So glad I popped over (now liking you on FB & following on Twitter, too)! Looking forward to more of your word weavings, you manage to say a lot in few words. Impressive!

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  9. I used to read my daughter's straight A report card and always said, "Ah, boring!" But it was with a nod and a wink so she knew that I was proud of her. It was our little ritual.

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  10. @Jenny My first attempt at writing for this letter was actually about the little boy, and yes, he did make it. LOL!

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  11. @DC
    That's cause you had a healthy relationship!

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  12. @Tia BachThanks, Tia, glad you enjoyed it. I hope the following days don't disappoint. I'm following you as well!

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  13. @Jerry n Kimberly PetersonHi guys, thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed the story. Hope all is well in Jerry-Kim land!

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  14. @Pearson ReportThank you, Jenny. I am loving this challenge even though I know every post won't be "great", I'll be perfectly happy if at least a few are enjoyed!

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  15. @Retro-ZombieAh, that was my house as well...no wonder I grew up into a type A perfectionist, workaholic. LOL!

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  16. Thanks, Donna, for stopping by my blog! I like writing flash fiction when I get a chance as well and I think this is a fabulous way to make a challenge within a challenge...;0)

    Donna Martin
    www.donasdays.blogspot.com

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  17. Ambition. A good start for the contest. This is sad though. Those stories all so unfortunate, yet still happen too often in every day life. Beautiful writing. :) Can't wait to come back for more!

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  18. So sad! New follower here. I’m enjoying reading my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.

    Sylvia
    http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

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  19. Wow, that just rips your heart out. How easy it can be to crush a child's spirit.

    It's going to be a treat reading your A to Z flash fiction!

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  20. @Leigh CovingtonHi Leigh, glad you enjoyed the story, although a downer. BTW, I love the header on your blog. The graphic is gorgeous!

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  21. @Sylvia NeyThank you Sylvia, so many blogs, so little time. I really appreciate the read and the comment.

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  22. That was moving.

    Thanks for yesterday's prompts, and I think I'll be using a few more of yours.

    Look forward to your challenge posts!

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

    ---Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

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  23. @Kern WindwraithKern, glad you enjoyed it. This A to Z is going to be a blast, isn't it!

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  24. Oof. That's a hard one. Look forward to reading more.

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  25. Wow, you packed so much into that little 10x10. Quite real and just so sad. Tugs my heartstrings.

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  26. Oh, heartbreaking! It makes me wonder if I do that to my kids...

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  27. This is so sad but very true in lots of households I suspect. Thank you for stopping by my blog to comment.

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  28. Such impact created in so few words and sentences...

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  29. @DamyantiI loved your story for A...you have the best imagination!!! Glad to have helped with a few prompts.

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  30. Count me among the heartbroken here - to try so hard and be met with such indifference.
    :( I hope that he tries again sometime, when somebody worthier than his father is there to appreciate it.

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  31. Ouch! Such a great impact in so few words. That's a gift, right there.

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  32. Thanks to all the new commenters...hoping you keep checking back! I've got you all bookmarked and will be reading your entries as time allows.

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  33. :( ... I'd like to give his father a swift kick in the pants!

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  34. Ah, ambition.
    I wish I had some :P

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