Friday Fictioneers Feb 19/21 – Tardy to the Party

For the original challenge, please visit Rochelle at, This was inspired by the cover photo, offered by PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz My Submission, 100 words 🙂 “He’s late, again!” she spat. “Yeah, typical Dad...” “You’d think, if there was one day to be on time...doesn’t he care how Mom feels?” “Felt, you mean? Cut... Continue Reading →

FFFC #103 – Family Spirits

Welcome to, Fandango's Flash Fiction Challenge #103 🙂 How could this image (my cover photo) NOT inspire me to write something?!! It immediately caught my eye and got the creative wheels turning. I'm really looking forward to reading other submissions cause I'm sure they will go a number of different directions. THE CHALLENGE: Write a... Continue Reading →

Weekend Writing Prompt – Languid

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend! How you use the prompt is up to you. Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge (link below). There are no prizes – it’s not a competition, rather a fun writing exercise. Here is... Continue Reading →

Three Line Tales – In Memory

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr: Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.Have fun. My Submission... Continue Reading →

jisei (Japanese Death Poem)

I decided to branch out and try something new. I found this challenge thanks to Kate, Original challenge offered by, Japan has a long history of jisei, or death poems. Jisei is the “farewell poem to life.” These poems were written by literate people, often monks, royalty or courtiers just before their death.  Not... Continue Reading →

Small Smile

I slide my fingertip along the slit that was your smile It was never broad and beaming Just a trace of emotion But, that was enough The slight upturn of your lips  Indenting the skin around your eyes, like tight-woven lace Your smile is imprinted in my memory And, if I listen carefully enough I... Continue Reading →

Daily Prompts – Mercy

Do I have a choiceOr chalk it up to divine interventionI am at the mercy of the windThe wavesThe duress of the weatherI ponder life in this momentThe present and pastAs I pull the sailsIn an instant, I tipMy craftCovered by waterI try to swimBut the ocean consumes meAnd my future Thank you for the... Continue Reading →

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