"the balcony"

Sharing Stories

poet & cat

"the balcony"

my youngest grandson

was visiting

and we were having lunch

he was nine or ten then

and we were talking about

creative writing

and writing plays

which we had done together

many times

and he said


someday when they give me

my oscar for screenwriting

a movie

they will hear me say

this is for my grandmother

who encouraged me to write.”

my response to this was

“i'll be watching from above”

he looked a little puzzled

and then said

“oh, you'll be in the balcony?”


Bio: Sandra McCafferty (alisaundre), a retired teacher and realtor, is a resident of Seattle.

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