smoke on the water riffing on a new guitar teenage fantasy ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This prompt immediately brought me back to middle school when every aspiring teenage rock band played this song. Aaah the memories of being at dances in my seventh grade gym listening to a group of eight-grade boys rock this tune. Smoke on the… Continue reading when dreams were purple
Several years ago, I visited Slovenia and fell in love. Not with a person. (I was with my husband and we were—and still are—in love.) No. I fell in love with the place. Everything about Slovenia is beautiful and magical, from the Skocjanske caves and the many lakes to Ljubljana’s Dragon Bridge, beautiful buildings, and the… Continue reading Ljubljana Street Love
in the stillness, light pushing against the darkness a promise laid bare Thanks to Sue and her #writephoto challenge and photo. I've been struggling with ... a lot these past few weeks. And as I try to dig myself out of my funk, writing this reminded me that I'll be OK. The light will return if… Continue reading in the stillness
Her, barely breathing And him, heart barely beating Become them, barely Thanks for the great inspiration Word of the Day Challenge
Autumn in Florida is ... well hotter than heck! Feeling a bit nostalgic for brisk fall days, boots, and cute jackets reminded me of this day in the not-so-distant past. Sitting on our patio, wearing a sweatshirt, drinking a glass of wine--aaaah the sweetness of the cool air! So thanks Comedy Plus Wordless Wednesday for giving me… Continue reading Autumn Memories
happiness unfound awake, we dream of the day when dawn returns joy Questions that occur to me as I ponder happiness: Can happiness be “unfound”? And if it can, does that mean it’s been lost or just remains unknown? Is ignorance really bliss? Is happy is as happy does? And is there really such a… Continue reading Pondering Happiness
Rising wall of blue Chaos spins from his still eye Exodus denied Thanks to Susi at I Write Her for a great photo challenge. I live in Florida, so obviously Dorian has been on my mind for the last week. Feel free to interpret this piece as a statement on that bitch! Thankfully, we got off pretty… Continue reading Spinning Chaos
Co-work or co-opt? Feathers spread like a peacock Mansplaining his theft Thanks to Linda and her SoCS challenge. T'was fun.
whispering, we cross a falsely drawn line twisting tales of old Thanks for the inspiration to Ronovan Writes. Our challenge: create a haiku using the words twisted and cross. I think of this haiku as my short ode to my favorite worst treaty--the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo. "no human is illegal"
Enflamed and engorged My heart beats a bloody red Echoing desires For the delights of lost nights Or the release of found days This Tanka was inspired by two separate challenges. First, I love the phrase “echoing desires,” which was our challenge phrase from Putting My Feet in the Dirt. Secondly, Reena’s… Continue reading Desires: Lost or Found