You’ll recall I posted about The Sketchbook Project earlier this year where I announced my participation. The submission is titled I’m Fine. Well, it’s available for you to see now. Please don’t judge my art… More
It’s tiresome, leading some people by the hand to understand.
a glimmer of red
found the path back to our home
we were so lucky
I have to also share that the image Sadje gave us for the prompt brought back some wonderful childhood memories. It reminded me of some of the German chocolates and marzipan I used to enjoy as a child.
“Okay, start at the beginning,” said Detective Jones. “Where did you find this ring?”
“In the lounge,” saying it with a blink.
Detective Jones proclaimed loudly, “Right, and I’m still the King of England!” He began to pump his fists agitatedly.
“Son, I do not need a crystal ball to predict what will happen here,” he said. “You’re acting like the lone wolf, but we know the fix you are in, so stop this stone-walling.”
“Officer, check the security tapes of the lounge. It happened just like I said. I saw a shimmer, then bent to pick up the ring.”
I was nominated by Smitha V at Pennings…One Woman’s Journey! As always, it’s wonderful to receive this recognition and I appreciate the opportunity to get to know my readers a little better. Thank you, Smitha, I appreciate it! Please take a moment and check out her blog. There are quotes, travelogue, creative writing, parenting, book reviews, poetry art, and other topics. A little bit for everyone’s tastes!
Recently I decided to be an award-free blog due to my goals and schedule this year, but I will answer all of Smitha’s questions. I’ve said it before on many occasions that this is a great way for us to all get to know each other a little better.
Smitha’s Questions for me
1. What is the most extreme “sport” you’ve done (if any)?
One thing I’ve done which was anxiety-producing for me was diving off the highboard at our local swimming pool. I believe it was 7 1/2 meter board. The other was zip-lining above the Mexican treeline in Cancun.
2. Do you have a favorite travel destination? If so, where?
Any beach with white or pink sand, crystal clear blue water and palm trees. 🙂
3. What is your favorite blog topic?
I am partial to feelings, relationships, and questions about life.
4. Do you have a preferred time of day to blog? When?
No, although I primarily write in the mornings, inspiration can come at any time.
5. Do you drink coffee while you blog?
Frequently, but I also drink tea.
6. Do you have pets?
I don’t have any but I do like the pets of others.
7. If you were trying to fix a broken shovel handle and a 500-pound gorilla came up to you with a roll of tape, what would you do?
LOL I would probably say thank you in sign language imagining that Dr. Jane Goodall had something to do with it!
8. Do you prefer to swim in a pool or a natural body of water?
Oh, definitely in the ocean or lake! However, if there were a salt-water pool available, I would prefer that over a chlorinated pool.
9. It’s Thanksgiving- turkey, some other type of meat, or no meat?
Not a fan of turkey unless it’s the dark meat. I do eat other meats too. Although, given a good tasting alternative, I’d prefer to eat a meat substitute.
10. Given the choice, would you prefer a spider or a snake in your home?
I’ll take a snake any day! 🙂
11. What type of music do you listen to?
Oh, gosh, all kinds! I grew up on the 40s – 70s and pretty much like all types. Although, not a great big fan of opera, country music, punk rock, or rap. Having said that though, I will always give a recommendation a listen and I do have some songs or bands in those styles which I like.
Thanks again, Smitha! 🙂
After I shared this in early January, I wasn’t sure how this would be received but I’m pleased to see the interest and participation so far. Thank you all for your continued support! If you have any questions or want to submit your work, click on the link in the post below!
Last year, I spent the majority of my time crafting short reads of poetry and writing. In addition, I had the opportunity to learn a lot more about online publishing. I also enjoyed the concise and succinct writing of others. This got me brainstorming for what to do in 2020. Where it led me to was to create this new project – The Short of It.
There are so many talented writers out there whose work packs an exquisite punch. They have a talent for expressing themselves using a limited amount of syllables or sentences and I’d like to be the person who will showcase their work! Some of those I’ve read don’t enjoy a large following yet but their words speak volumes. I’d like to attract and entice everyone who can create in that vein. Hopefully, the word spreads beyond just my readership. Please feel free to…
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Originally published 8/28/18, I offer this piece for Reena’s Exploration Challenge #119. Enjoy!
tumbling thoughts ricochet
in the gray matter
plinking to the next
in the series
of many bubbling up
one after the other
filling up the braincase
a headache soon to follow
but there is no stopping
the emergency du jour
life doesn’t stop
because we’re weary
but it ends
when we give up
and give in
the reserve we lose
with each assault
and gain back ten-fold
with each victory
for the next onslaught of life
slapping into us
being in it
steps boldly planted
hoping for outcomes
giving space to skip freely
in this one life
Hope you enjoy this piece by my friend Candice Daquin. I adore her! Her words are magnificent and her emotions exquisite! I fell in love with her writing about mid-2018, and have been following her ever since. She writes what’s in her heart every time.
If you saw everything in retrospect
What language would you hear?
Climbing through cumulus clouds
The color of death valley
Sand strewn prayers
Over scraped knees and heavy cello bow
You slapped me backhanded
I watched myself
Fall like water
Wet against the sound
It excited you to see
Blood on my lips
The outline of violence
Lacing time and roses with secrets
You look out at a stark dull day
Feel glad you have the assurance of what stands rigid behind closed doors
We wear bright smiles at parties
The golden couple, they admire our rehearsal
Like pedigree animals who mask their bad nature
I’d bite your hand
And he’d fill your throat with glass
The lowered sun casting a haze over
Teaching darkness to obscure the simmering
Hand pinching my thighs open, striking
Quiet match of fire beneath
I hold onto your dismissal
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