“What are you thinking about?” Manda plops down beside me on the window bench and follows my gaze to the paddock. The sun is setting. It’s a perfect time for reflection. “You seem so faraway.” “I am, sweetie,” I sigh. “I am.” “Why?” “Oh, I’m thinking about your great grandmother. If she were still alive she’d … More Fanny
#FWF Memory Prompt: Write about your earliest memory. Good, bad, happy or sad. Before you begin, take time to dwell in that memory. Absorb everything you can about it. What you see, what you smell, what you hear and mostly, how you feel. Let it resonate. Marinate your mind in that one moment. Then begin. … More Alfie
Daily Prompt: Childhood Revisited What is your earliest memory? Describe it in detail, and tell us why you think that experience was the one to stick with you. ~*~ “Aunt Sally, what’s your earliest childhood memory?” asked Manda while thumbing through the pages of an already treasured new horse book. Christmas had been good to her. “Why do … More Blank
Daily Prompt: Fight or Flight Write about your strongest memory of heart-pounding, belly-twisting nervousness: what caused the adrenaline? Was it justified? How did you respond? ~*~ As someone who’s spent her life surviving the slings and arrows of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the point of almost burning out my adrenal glands, I suppose I could … More Freeze and Thaw
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: The Transporter Tell us about a sensation — a taste, a smell, a piece of music — that transports you back to childhood. ~*~ One of my clearest and happiest memories of childhood takes place just before my family disintegrated. As I’ve mentioned before, exposure to classical music was an integral part of … More Violetta Unleashed
Daily Prompt: Breaking the Law Think about the last time you broke a rule (a big one, not just ripping the tags off your pillows). Were you burned, or did things turn out for the best? ~*~ In my 35 years of driving experience I’ve had about five speeding tickets. All were, admittedly, due to lack of … More Another Silver Lining
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?
~*~ Abandoned in the woods of my mind The music I used to make. The songs I used to sing. The choral symphonies and A cappella wonders that resonated So deeply at the time I could never Imagine my life without them. Then life happened. A new chapter unfolded. A change of direction. The … More Music Never Dies
~*~ “Mummy … what’s that smell, you know, after it rains?” Cindy looks at me with her big, brown eyes full of wonder, just a hint of a pucker on her lips to show me she’s not really sure what she’s smelling. “Feet, darling.” “Feet!” Now her look is one of abject horror. I’ve thrown … More After It Rains