Daily Prompt: Buffalo Nickel Dig through your couch cushions, your purse, or the floor of your car and look at the year printed on the first coin you find. What were you doing that year? ~*~ In the desk drawer to my right ~ where I keep paper clips, and pencils and the like ~ there’s … More Hallelujah!
Daily Prompt: First Light Remember when you wrote down the first thought you had this morning? Great. Now write a post about it. ~*~ No rhyme nor reason To night’s restless sleep, Tossing and turning. Shroud of weary waking Weighs upon me heavily, Slumber’s dreams drowned In ether and remembered no more. T’will be a … More Weary Waking
Daily Prompt: No, Thanks Is there a place in the world you never want to visit? Where, and why not? ~*~ Never is a long time. People change. Places change. In the mid 1990s, with the Siege of Sarajevo raging, I might have said I “never” want to go to Sarajevo. And yet, in 2009 … More The Never of Travel
Daily Prompt: Race the Clock ~*~ “Turn back the clock 20 years and be who I am today but with the vitality of my 30-something self? You mean it?” It was an offer I couldn’t refuse. A rare flight of fancy it is not. Who hasn’t wished they could step back in time and relive … More An Offer I Couldn’t Refuse
Daily Prompt: Teacher’s Pet ~*~ I was never teacher’s pet. Or, if I was I never knew it. School was a nightmare for me. At the time I wasn’t aware of it, but I was a child with abandonment issues lugging around a good deal of emotional trauma. My trust had been broken at an early … More My Life Teacher
Daily Prompt: Playlist of the Week ~ Five songs that represent this past week for me ~ ~*~ Oh, a music prompt! I love these … Having given a few moments thought to my week, these are the musical selections that come immediately to mind: Selection #1 ~ Right here, right now (Jesus Jones) ~ this could … More My Week in Music
Daily Prompt: Burnt ~*~ Gone, but not forgotten Ashes of another time, Things missed but not Lamented. For, should I die tomorrow I would leave you all Anyway to your fate, Whatever that might be. I’m sorry I could not Save you, but in my Heart you will ever live As a glowing memory. No … More Why even go there?
Daily Prompt: Play Lexicographer ~*~ My dream come true. A word to call my own. Playing with the alphabet. I’m in the danger zone. A brainstorm of confusion Puzzling my thought. A word game I alone can play Culled from all that I’ve been taught. Got it! “Lexinaffle: ~ verb ~ the inability to dream up a new … More The Writer’s Danger Zone
Daily Prompt: Embrace the Ick ~*~ Interviewer: “Tell me, Ms. Doright, when do you first recall embracing the much maligned vegetable many of our readers would agree is icky? My notes don’t actually tell me what the vegetable is, perhaps you could elaborate?” Ms. Doright: “All in good time … Honestly, I just made up my mind it was … More The Much Maligned Vegetable
Daily Prompt: Free Association Home ~ Sanctuary Soil ~ Harm Rain ~ Weep ~*~ Harm not my sanctuary, lest I weep, For here is where my heart doth rest, My weary body sleep. Tis here I close my tired eyes, Replenish here my soul And find within my stirring depths The truth that makes me whole. … More Harm Not My Sanctuary, Lest I Weep