Do We Dare…?

During January, a couple of writers were inspired sideways/indirectly by the wintry prompt. Pam said she’d give speculative fiction a try, even though I think her writing is always magical.


runners, running, women's raceWe all heard the piercing ding at the same time.

Which is saying something, since over 20,000 of us – women of all sizes, shapes, colors, ages – were gathered at Boston’s Charles Street to begin the Women for Health 10K run.

Joanne elbowed me as we stood side-by-side waiting for the starting gun to go off. “Do you see what I see?” she asked, staring down at her phone.

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45 thoughts on “Do We Dare…?

  1. Duke says:

    For those of us who can recall the time when we could leave the house and not be bothered by cell phones I have one policy and it’s real simple. If your name is on my marriage certificate I have that covered and everyone else can wait.

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  2. I love Pam’s story – she is so imaginative. The ending was amazing!

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  3. rijanjks says:

    What an insightful post, Diana. We are all addicted to our phones and I sadly say I can raise my hand along with the rest. I do try to plan a total disconnect at least once a year.

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    • Thanks for reading Pam’s fun post, Jan. I’m lucky to live where we don’t have cell service, so my relationship with my phone isn’t very tight. Ha ha. Have a great week and Happy Writing!

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    • I took this photo when I was participating in the race. I didn’t even know that a great majority of women were looking at their phones until I looked at my photo after the run. And then I got to thinking…. ;-0
      Many thanks for reading my post ….. and thinking also.

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  4. AmyRose🌹 says:

    I red this over at Pam’s and there I told her I have walked away from my cellphone. My post today talks a little about that. There is no going back for me!

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    • I’m fortunate to live somewhere where there’s no cell service, Amy. So my phone is only for when I’m traveling. 🙂 And guess what I use it for while traveling – reading! Thanks for stopping by, my friend. ❤

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      • AmyRose🌹 says:

        You are fortunate. I am surrounded by wifi where we live. At least we addressed our home environment by installing hardwire ethernet. Even with that, I still have the high ringing in my ears from others’ wifi. Unbelievable!

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        • Good for you, making the change in your life (at least as far as cell phone use goes), Amy. Even though I know how addictive our phones have become, I still have to pinch myself when I get itching to check on messages/texts, etc. Diana – there’s one reason (of many, like your work ethic) of why you’re so much more prolific than many of us. You have no cell phone distraction. Fabulous!

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  5. I love Pam’s writing! Thanks for sharing, Diana.

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  6. Ashleyhouck says:

    This is amazing. I loved the message.

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