20 Lines A Day

A Community of Writers and Photographers

Sometimes it happens-


… so quietly that you don’t even realize it.  There was no alarm.  No bell.  Not even a ringing in your ears.  Nothing lets you know that the moment that just got by you was the one that you should have reached for and held onto.  That it won’t come back again, even if you beg.  That you are left in a permanent state of watching her walk away.

That’s okay, you tell yourself.  There will be another one.

You silently hope.  You wish it to be true.  You hope that life will be kind and you will keep on getting chances just like the one that kissed your cheek, then turned away.

The truth is, we never know, do we?

I am blessed by this community and by the gifts you share of yourself every day.  Coming here always makes me smile, and  I know I’m not the only one that feels that way.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Just took a peek at the stats, and while this is something I usually never do, it feels like a milestone and I thought I would share it with you.

Happy 50,000+ visitors to 20 Lines.  I thought I’d let you know.


Cheers, and happy everything,


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Author: Melissa Hassard

"I am always doing things I can't do. That's how I get to do them." -- Pablo Picasso

8 thoughts on “Sometimes it happens-

  1. CONGRATULATIONS Mel – what an outstanding achievement! I have been somewhat lax of late as I also have another 2 sites, life sometimes just get in the way of writing.
    You have provided a key little corner for artists to display their writing, their poetry. Each of us grateful that we can come in here and be welcomed.
    Cheers and happy everything back you lovely lady. Long Live 20 lines!.

    • You are so right — life has a way of getting between us and the writing, doesn’t it? Never fear. When you can’t face it or are just too busy or too damned tired — we are here, holding your hand, cheering you on. I hope this community inspires all of us to “remember our lines” — you guys definitely inspire me.

      Much love to you, Mum, and big hugs~


  2. I have been absent for so long when at one time I was deliberate and daily. Health issues and tending to my blog have been in the way, but I am going to try to come back to 20 Lines because it’s such a life force for creatives. Congrats on the 50,000+, Melissa. That’s outstanding.

    • Maggie, life keeps us all busy — and art forged a community where there wasn’t one — and brings us together again. We are all in this life together, and it is my honor to know you.


      • Melissa, you are so very sweet. I will try to get back to 20 Lines. I love the community-ness of it. Thank you for understanding.

  3. This is a perfect opportunity to thank you for inviting me to contribute to 20 Lines. I feel such a sense of family and community here and it has been wonderful. I look forward to when the stats reach 100,000 (and it’s not that far off!) It is such a beautiful place of sharing and I’ve enjoyed it – so glad I could let you know!

    • Oh, my goodness, Judy — I must thank you for joining us! Every one of us contributes, every one of us lends our impressions on this site and make it what it is. I am so glad that you found us.

      Much love,


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