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Thanks for stopping by my blog to read this thought provoking post by Ronald Yates. I urge you to read this story and then take a close look at the seniors who share your life. Depression is an ugly thing and so often goes unnoticed.

Shirley Harris-Slaughter

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Musings of an Erstwhile Asia Hand

by Ron Yates, RRBC 2017 KCT Int’l Literary Award Grand Prize Winner

He watched the hawk circling high in an infinite Southern California sky, far above the shaggy brown hills that loomed behind acres of avocado and orange trees. Every so often the hawk would dip as though preparing to dive on its unsuspecting prey, but then it would pull up abruptly, unsatisfied with the approach to its target, waiting perhaps for a better opportunity.

He knew this hawk. He had seen it before. There were two patches of vermilion feathers on the underside of its broad chestnut wings that reminded him of the red circles that adorned the wingtips of the Japanese fighter planes he used to see in the Pacific during World War II.

He closed his eyes, allowing the warm sun to wash over…

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  1. Vashti Q · November 13, 2018

    Thanks for sharing, Rhani! This story by Ron is beautifully written. 😀 xo

    Liked by 1 person

    • Rhani D'Chae · November 13, 2018

      Hi, Vashti, I’m so glad you were able to stop by. I loved Ron’s story, and it’s one of my favorites, so far.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Vashti Q · November 13, 2018

        I enjoyed Ron’s story very much but I think Wendy’s story is my favorite so far with Karen’s story being a close second. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      • Rhani D'Chae · November 14, 2018

        Vashti, they are all so good! I am really loving this tour.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Vashti Q · November 23, 2018

        I completely agree. 🙂 xo

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Shirley Harris-Slaughter · November 12, 2018

    Rhani, thanks for sharing this post. Ron will appreciate it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Rhani D'Chae · November 13, 2018

      Hi Shirley, thanks again for letting me reblog. You’re so awesome! 😃


  3. rijanjks · November 12, 2018

    I loved this story from Ron. He layered it expertly with character dimensions. Thanks for sharing Rhani!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Rhani D'Chae · November 13, 2018

      Hi, Jan, thanks for stopping by. This was a fantastic story, and I really liked it! 😀


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