Category Archives: Writing

Piece of the Puzzle

Fingers discovering keys into another world… Child’s joy in music and developing skill cut short by rapping on knuckles from harsh teacher, demanding perfection. Told mom at nine years old that I didn’t want to go back. Piano gathered dust. … Continue reading

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My Name Is …

V.J. prompt this week is to explore walking in someone else’s skin or to see something from a new perspective.   Let me introduce you to my sister. Some may think we’re twins, but we are very different. She is … Continue reading

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Three Line Tales #130

(Image by Ricardo Viana)   I was aghast with the crime scene! The babysitter told me they were just having some fun with art. I was livid!   Sonya’s Challenge (This prompt brought back memories of horrible babysitters in the … Continue reading

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Remains

In the surreal depths of my earthly dreams, I envisioned my ending, but I wanted to see more. I am more than the bones of death’s final blow. I am an ethereal soul with a journey unknown. Always an attachment … Continue reading

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Matrix Unleashed-Three Line Tales: Week 92

Matrix Unleashed Human shadows lost in an iridescent matrix of existence. My eyes were mesmerized by the sight of this parallel reality revealing itself to me. Before I could take another breath, an arm reached out, pulled me in and … Continue reading

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Twittering Tale #54

Kat’s challenge is to write a story with 140 characters or less using the above photo prompt. My first attempt at this challenge.  The image inspired me to make an attempt.   You told me to run for the old cabin. … Continue reading

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Three Line Tales: Week #72

(Photo by Joel Filipe)   I fell into the dark waters…or was I pushed. All I remember is the jelly fish surrounding my body and telling me to go up. I should have listened.   Sonya’s Challenge

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Three Line Tales, Week #44

  Cookie Trail   With trembling hands, I slowly opened the blood-stained envelope. Inside I found the multi-colored, macaroon photo that I had taken a few weeks ago to celebrate my culinary, baking skills and on the back, Stanley had … Continue reading

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Three Line Tales, Week #29

(photo by Breno Machado) She ran from the most sizzling, electrifying, deepest possible engagement with life. Too many disappointments haunted her soul; a return to those deceiving emotions was unfathomable. Distance and time provided a safe haven. Thanks Sonya.

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Travel Theme: Writing

I thought this was such a unique way to celebrate food and drink by having fun with words and images. Writing and words can be sensory delights! “The menu is not the meal.” ― Alan W. Watts Words and writing … Continue reading

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Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo Prompt-The Tower: #write photo

All my surroundings seemed eerily quiet as I laid low in the bushes, close to the ominous tower of my captivity. Darkness was descending and it would be time to make my escape. The sudden scream of a hawk made … Continue reading

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TLT: Week #11-Prisoner

  Sensation began to infuse her numb body and suddenly Deidra’s eyes popped open in terror. One thought repeated in her confused mind, “Where am I?” As she critically scanned her shadowed surroundings, Deidra eyed the rustic piano and instantly … Continue reading

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Three-Line Tales: Week #9

(Photo by Moritz Schmidt) It was just another week-end evening of relaxation and enjoying a friendly game of Scrabble, but why were Adrian’s hands shaking. As I observed his distraught face with trepidation, a memory appeared, reminding me of his … Continue reading

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Three Line Tales: Week #7

       (Photo by Sonya)   Mesmerized by the oddity of the scene before her, April’s mind tried to unravel its meaning. Her lips moved and she repeated his instructions, “When you see the music, I will be near.” Bursting … Continue reading

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Running for Salvation ( Part 2-by popular request)

(This is a continuation of Sonya‘s Three Line Story challenge. It’s her photo also. I had a few blogging friends requesting a longer version, so here it is. The  first three lines are from the original contribution.) Eve had no clue … Continue reading

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Three Line Tales: Week 3

Sonya provide this photograph for her challenge. The goal is to write a three line story inspired by the image. Here goes!   Eve had no clue how long she’d been running. Lifting a branch that blocked her way, she … Continue reading

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C.S. Wilde’s Two Sentence Story Challenge

I thought I knew it all, until she revealed her secret. Suddenly, I felt my world shatter, plunging my soul into a spectral abyss where no love existed, only lies. (link to C.S. Wilde)

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Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Week 3—What Lurks In The Shadows

In the spirit of Halloween, I have accepted Hugh’s photo challenge, “What lurks in the shadows.” I sadly had nothing of interest in my archives, so I needed to wait for my friend, the Sun, to appear this morning. Yes, … Continue reading

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Sometimes Stellar Storyteller—Six Word Story Challenge: Fear

He killed me with his eyes. Nicola’s link

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Six Word Story Challenge: Surprise

Oh my! What have you done! (link to challenge)

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Six Word Story Challenge #6: Delay

Life without fear awaits her future. Link to challenge

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Monsters Among Us

Dig deep in the darkest corners They are hiding In the dungeons of fear Away from the light of reason Fantasy or real Lurking in the subconscious Dreams are their wonderland Exalted in the media They feed off screams “I’ve … Continue reading

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“Driven Buggy” Challenge!!!

This challenge sounded so fun that I couldn’t resist. It’s sponsored by Judy@lifelessons This image totally drives me buggy. Taking a walk in nature and meeting the horrible remnants of uncaring humans. Another buggy is looking at my shots later … Continue reading

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3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 3

“If you can’t make it better, You can laugh at it.” Erma Bombeck

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3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day Two

“It’s not about what it is, It’s about what it can become.” Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

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3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day One

“Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.”    Earl Nightingale I was nominated for this challenge by the fabulous photographer Cee Neuner  at  http://ceenphotography.com/ She is a must see … Continue reading

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“My Pen Is My Placard”

A post by Judy: Favorite Quote: Day 2, who was bouncing off a quote by Emerson, struck a chord in me, the curious reader.  The writer in me responded with a connection from early years as an unknown poet in … Continue reading

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Passion on a Square ( Part Two)

Inspiration is calling in the wind. My investigative journalism has led me on a path of many possible branches leading to many questions concerning a commemorative quilt that I recently came upon. I have to say that I’m a novice … Continue reading

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Blogging 101: Day 4

Day #4 is a challenge to my comfort zone. For me, the challenge is to think of a new audience and make a slight twist in producing a creative piece. I have not posted any writing of great length on … Continue reading

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Passion on a Square (Part One)

I do believe in serendipity; “a pleasant surprise,” when in a sudden moment, just by being in a certain space/time/attitude configuration in this life of ours, something unexpected happens. This was my story today. All of a sudden, I transformed … Continue reading

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