Never

Daily Prompt: Never Again Have you ever gone to a new place or tried a new experience and thought to yourself, “I’m never doing that again!” Tell us about it. ~*~ “So, what was it like, Aunt Sal?” Manda begs to know what it was like to dine in the dark. “I don’t know.” “What … More Never

Another Writer

Daily Prompt: Life After Blogs “Honey, I remember life before computers, so imagining my life without one isn’t much of a stretch,” I wink at my 12-year-old niece, Manda, who simply stares at me in disbelief. Of course, her generation has practically been raised by computer, so imagining a world without one would be a … More Another Writer

Do Over

Daily Prompt: If I Could Turn Back Time ~*~ “I have no regrets, sweetie.” “Yeah, but if you were given a chance to live another part of your life again … you know, a do over, would you?” Twelve-year-old Manda’s digging for a story. “Hmmm … let me think about that.” I pour another cup … More Do Over

Blank

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

The Outsiders

Daily Prompt: The Outsiders Tell us about the experience of being outside, looking in — however you’d like to interpret that. ~*~ Well, this hits close to home, Sally mused as she listened to her niece, Manda, tearfully explain how she’d not been invited to a sleepover with her supposed friends … again. “I don’t understand … More The Outsiders

Reminiscing Revisited

Daily Prompt: From You to You Write a letter to your 14-year-old self. ~*~ Sally gazed thoughtfully through the kitchen window toward the hammock strung between maples where her 12-year-old niece, Manda, was once again happily swinging. The sweet tones of the young girl’s voice reverberated into the summer stillness, singing the tune to Reminiscing even though … More Reminiscing Revisited

Reminiscing

Daily Prompt: Always Something There to Remind Me A song comes on the radio and instantly, you’re transported to a different time and place. Which song(s) bring back memories for you and why? Be sure to mention the song, and describe the memory it evokes. ~*~ “It’s impossible to pick just one song, Manda. My … More Reminiscing

Nectar to Hummingbirds

Daily Prompt: The Kindness of Strangers ~*~ “It was such a long time ago,” Sally mumbled sadly to herself as she gazed through the window to a hummingbird hovering by a feeder which hung there. “What was, Aunt Sally? What was so long ago?” Young Amanda flopped down on the sofa next to her favourite, albeit … More Nectar to Hummingbirds

Something Normal

Daily Prompt: A Dog Named Bob You have 20 minutes to write a post that includes the words mailbox, bluejay, plate, syrup, and ink. And one more detail… the story must include a dog named Bob ~*~ “You have no idea what you’re talking about,” Abby growled as she grabbed a clean plate from the … More Something Normal