This is my fifth semi-annual "invitational." The initial one was based on the Statler Brother's song, "This Bed of Rose's." The second used the Marty Robbins El Paso trilogy: "El Paso" "El Paso City " and "Faleena." The third had stories based on the various versions of "Maggie May" or "Maggie Mae." The fourth invitational was based on any Country & Western song.
The current invitational is based on any song written or performed by Merle Haggard. Please watch for and take a look at the stories by the various authors contributing to this invitational.
The Merle song I've chosen for my story, "Slowly But Surely" was written by Fuzzy Owen and was done as a duet with Bonnie Owens:
My love's growing stronger I can't wait much longer.
I'm falling in love with you.
Slowly but surely I'm falling in love...
Yes I'm falling in love falling in love with you.
I might do a second song/story by Merle, "Go Home."
I hope you enjoy this story. Your comments and feedback are welcome and appreciated. A big thank you to Mistress Lynn for her editing.