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I was wondering where to post this short story. My choices were on my Jazzy's books website or on my "author" website and I decided to write it here. Why, because when I am doing a puzzle, Jazzy is always at my feet, patiently waiting for me to be done this nonsense of finding what fits where. She lays her head on my feet as a gentle reminder that she is still waiting, waiting and waiting.

Dale and I worked on this puzzle of a peacock (which looks remarkably like a photo of one I took) for several days. The puzzle was hard. Each peace looked just like the other and they were all the same shape. I now really appreciate different shapes in puzzle pieces.

I learned something from working on this hard puzzle. I do not like to give up. The other night I was up until 1:00 a.m. working on it. What I also learned was that I won't do another "hard" puzzle for a while. I am too committed. I don't want to stop. I ignore all that I have to do in order to find just one more piece. If only I marketed my books with the same energy and commitment. But that's another story.

Enjoy the photo.


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