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Sunrise....


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I got 'im, I got him!!
For weeks I've been keeping
my eye open for this doll
to get to the stores locally.

Online, I've checked about
every other day for the
department stores & toy stores
to see if this was 'available'
to purchase here.

I found him...
It was like Christmas Morning!

















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FLASH FICTION 55



Above me the diamond-dusted ebony turns a steel gray. Off of my shoulder there is a green hue; like seafoam. Silhouettes of inanimate monoliths soon form into visible skyscrapers seemingly jutting from the sea...
Within minutes the horizon turns a soft peach fuzz as the sun kisses the clouds. Day begins again...
in the city.















Picture of Corpus Christi by the Bayfront
POSTED: Friday, April 16th, 2010
12:01 A.M.



61 comments :

  1. Hi Anni, you could not have shown the contrast between the wonder that is nature and the seemingly inappropriate setting for it that is the city. That was indeed beautiful!

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  2. Glad you got the doll you wanted sweet friend.

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  3. That is actually very beautiful. Sunrise. Hopeful and promising. A new day. Inviting. I loved that. I am a country girl, but I still loved that. :)
    Well done. Hugs/ Jo.

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  4. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/04/14/come-what-may-trisha-happy-new-year/

    awards,
    lots of them!
    Happy Friday!

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  5. You set a great scene with that.

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  6. WOW, Anni, you got HIM!
    SO JEALOUS OF YOU!
    GREAT TASTE!
    So HAPPY FOR YOU!

    I love your picture and your 55 is AWESOME.
    Like a commercial for a resort? LOL
    Well done,Anni!

    hugs
    shakira

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  7. nice...spending most of my life in the country, i spent several years in teh city and while the sunrise is distinctly different, it is just as beautiful. nice 55.

    mine is uP!

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  8. Oh, I am so-ooo JEALOUS!! Ha! Ha! Just kidding, but I LOVE it, and really am happy you got one! He looks great! You KNOW I love Johnny too! ~tina

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  9. 1st off...LOVED Johnny Depp in Alice. He is amazing, the way he can get into character like that! If you need someone to send the doll to I would be happy to forward my address!

    2nd...that was a very wonderfully lovely 55. I was sitting out on my deck this morning, listening to the cacophony of bird song as our sky, too, emerged from its "diamond dusted ebony"

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  10. love the poem and the pic!

    but honey. you might need a 12 step program over that AIW obsession you've got..... ;-)

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  11. Congrats on getting him! I like your fiction too!

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  12. Sunrise in a city can be a sweet and secret moment. You capture it so beautifully, Anni.

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  13. MightyMom Nah...it's more Johnny Depp instead of Alice in Wonderland. Actually, if you get serious here, it's more movies, period!!!

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  14. Love the descriptions here as nature and the work of man's hands come together to create an unforgettable scene.

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  15. Now, you have a little bit of Johnny Depp living at your house.
    Mama Bear

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  16. So beautifully written! A wonderful 55 & a glorious sunrise!

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  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am glad you got your doll. He is really realistic.

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  18. hello anni :) just stopping by to say thanks for visiting and leaving your comment on my 55. after reading it, how could i not reply and ask you 'how' do you do it??? we've been married 36 years and i still struggle daily with finding the peace and joy WITHIN MYSELF to barely tread water!
    beautiful post...it took me out of my own podunk town for just a few moments :)

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  19. He looks so real, scared me for a second!!! Are they selling dolls for all the characters?

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  20. Victoria I've seen the Queen of Hearts doll by Mattel™ but she looks NOTHING like Helena Bonham Carter's character. A big disappointment. And I haven't looked for the 2010 version of Alice.

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  21. Thank you for dropping by! I too love the whole Alice in Wonderland story! Cool doll! Monica

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  22. It's wonderful that you still can feel like a happy little girl, lol ! But to my shame I don't know who "he" is, lol !

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  23. That is a great doll. Johnny Depp did such a good job as the Hatter.

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  24. How exciting to get something you've been searching for! It looks amazing. Thanks for stopping by my show and tell! Have a great weekend.
    Karen

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  25. Reading the comments and knowing that you are a big fan of Johnny Depp it must be him ?
    Have you ever heard a song of his wife Vanessa in French ? here is the last one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R_6sP_6VWE&feature=channel. She was quiet famous in Belgium and France in the 90th, now not so much anymore. I like her voice and also her songs.

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  26. Colourful! Late for me, this week, what with work demanding I do what I'm paid to do. I mean, what a cheek. My 55 story here

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  27. Love the picture and the poem - did you take it?? I'm sure you did!

    Have a super week-end! Not nice here today, after a couple of really good spring days. A friend is coming from Minnesota tonight and, according to the forecast, we won't see the mountains again tomorrow. Yuck! Hope they're wrong - they have been before!

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  28. What a thrill to find a long-awaited treasure!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier:-)

    Tracey

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  29. Phew, those sky scrapers sure look like cloud busters! I like the bit about the sun kissing the clouds!

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  30. Great work on the Hatter and as usual a fitting 55. Thanks for always stopping by to visit my 55.

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  31. Anni, he is wonderful. I'm so out of touch I didn't even know these were being produced. I need to see the movie. I love the story! Glad the Mad Hatter is now living in your home. I've added myself as a follower. I thought I'd been a long time follower, but the sidebar said otherwise. So here I am! Thanks for sharing your new doll.

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  32. Anni - Enjoyed both stories. Glad I found the 55 group
    one word talented (oh and looks like y'all have fun too)

    Cheers
    Moondustwriter

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  33. Ah, I had to just stop and drink this one in. Love the way that nature insists and blends Life inside Life, in the city and all around.

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  34. I am glad that you found your doll. It's always fun to find something that you really cherish and bring it home to enjoy!! Have you been to see the new movie yet? I have not. I have heard that it is good, but a bit scary. Have a great weekend!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  35. Well, you are just on Cloud nine today I can tell!!!
    so glad you found something that brought you much happiness and thrill. I know the feeling.
    Thanks for visiting me and your sweet comment. Have a great weekend!!

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  36. Cool doll. so glad you got ne!

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  37. Oh my dear Annie, how beautiful your words, how well you picture that uplifting scene. Witty

    great 55-- as always

    loved your new TOY!

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  38. Congrats on Alice :) Sorta odd looking if you ask me. I love your 55 and the picture adds so much to it. Awww another day. I love the "horizon turns another soft peach fuzz as the sun kisses the clouds" So descriptive my friend. Well done. Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  39. Love the detail on the doll! It's wonderful to have something you've been hoping for! Sandy @ Hob Nobbers

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  40. Jettie4/16/2010

    OOHH I love him!! I may need one of them!!!
    how you been haven't had much time to visit!!

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  41. Fantastic 55 Annie.
    They keep getting better each week!
    BTW...Is that a Michael Jackson Doll?
    :P :P :P
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End....G

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  42. Oh...my gosh...that's hysterical. He is spot on. I just loved that movie...but obviously not as much as you did!

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  43. mmm, very well written i was there in the moment while i was reading your 55 words.

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  44. Wow...LOVE your 55. You paint a fabulous picture with your words. :)

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  45. Hello Anni! Oh, your doll is amazing and so is that skyline of Corpus! Been there many times! We live in Austin! Happy you retired to our great state!

    Thanks for coming to see my figurine collection~

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  46. He's so realistic! Well, as realistic as the movie, anyway.

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  47. Mad Hatter - Alice. Hope to see the movie soon

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  48. Well - that was a totally beautiful 55. Loved it.

    PG

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  49. Not so much a doll is he?
    Love you sunrise 55.

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  50. Wow, he's something to behold!!! I'm so glad you found him! I haven't seen the movie yet, I can hardly wait! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

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  51. I love your Mad Hatter doll! I so love the story of Alice! And when I figured out that the plot of the new one was that of Jabberwocky, I became even more excited! I hope you'll check out my blog! I like to think Lewis Carroll influences my decorating style to some extent!

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  52. Captured the moment beautifully.

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  53. A new day started with such beautiful words.
    And that Doll I never saw one like that. What a great find!
    Gerardine

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  54. Terrific that you got this doll that you were so longing for -

    and your flash 55 is so incredibly beautiful and descriptive. What a marvelous start to a coastal Texas day.

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  55. Your new doll is gorgeous. It's nice to get something you wanted so badly. Congratulations!

    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your nice comment.

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  56. Dawn is such a beautiful time of day. Sadly, I don't see it often. I'm just not an early riser.

    My 55 is up here.

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  57. Love the pic but your 55 was descriptive enough to do without it. Beautiful job.

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  58. YOUR DOLL IS GORGEOUS ENJOY.

    MY DAD LOVED THE TUNE HOOTIN ANNIE

    THANKS FOR SHOWING

    CHRISS X

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  59. Hi Anni.
    So glad you found your new doll:)
    Thanks for the visit!
    Rene'

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