Upon life’s billowing seasMy vessel is sweptWindward. I amStorm-tossedAnd swell-swallowed,Brine-stungAnd surge-whipped.I steer my batteredBut unbroken shipUpon the crashing waves ~Afloat I remain.My vessel salt-stainedAnd wind-lashed,Yet a survivor.In calmer waters,Renewed in purpose,Resolved, am I, to press on.The map is chartedAnd though off course blownYet will I arrive.It is my destiny. ~*~ The truth is, tall ship … More The Voyage
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
Daily Prompt: Take that, Rosetta! If you could wake up tomorrow and be fluent in any language you don’t currently speak, which would it be? Why? What’s the first thing you do with your new linguistic skills? ~*~ “You mean I have to choose … just one?” Sadie sat with her arms folded, a pout … More The Language Broker
Daily Prompt: Tourist Trap What’s your dream tourist destination — either a place you’ve been and loved, or a place you’d love to visit? What about it speaks to you? ~*~ Hmmm … just when I’m day dreaming about getting away. I have many dream vacations, and all involve places I’ve been or things I’ve … More Getaway
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
It’s Free Write Friday (okay, I’m a couple of days late). Time, once again, to let loose the imagination. Here’s the prompt … Here’s my response … The Dark Place What fun To step into the dark For just a Moment. To sense with open Mind and heart Another world unfamiliar. Through the veil of my Fear … More Do you fear the dark place?