Story

Featured Five Minute Friday:
Here’s the deal. Five Minute Friday. You go find the little prompt at the wonderful Lisa-Jo’s blog, set the time and write for five minutes, and then just stop. Where you are, no edits, just publish raw words.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat ā€“ no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

OK, are you ready? Please give us your best five minutes on the word:::

Story
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When I was in college, I worked in an Abstract office. This was in the days before photo-coping was accepted, so I spent my days typing from the county records. I typed copies of deeds, leases, wills, adoptions, anything that was filed in the county records that affected the title of a piece of land. The lady I worked for had started working in the county records office as a teen and eventually became a partner in the Abstract company. She was in her 70’s when I knew her. I loved to work on old abstracts and hear her stories about the people involved. If the wills and records were interesting on their own, she made them more so. She truly knew the history of the area.

Many times, I wonder if my story is of any interest to anyone. Will anyone care about my story in the days to come? What impact have I had on others that would make my story important? Will I be a footnote in the history of someone’s life or just a joke? I want my story to be told. So, I am resolved to make my life the best story that it can be.

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