morning meditation

The smell of fresh coffee permeates through the vibrations of the morning meditation. Ancient blessings from Erin’s verdant hills roll o’er my Mala beads. Smooth pearls slip across my hand as the waves slipped out to sea on past vacations, revealing the shells now arranged on my desk. The sand begins to drip in the day’s hourglass, but my day begins with a calm, clear sea.

—65 words: Descriptive Writing Practice—

This short description is part of the Weekly Writing Challenge: Object


Photo Story: Fairy Falls

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Hope you enjoy my photo story down the trail to Fairy Falls at Yellowstone National Park as part of today’s Daily Prompt: Isn’t Your Face Red. Just follow the red sign at the fork and don’t forget the sunscreen.

Six Things

Alice’s Abenteuer im Wunderland Übersetzer: An...

Alice’s Abenteuer im Wunderland Übersetzer: Antonie Zimmermann Orginal Titel: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Illustrationen: John Tenniel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


“Al this is my friend Mr. Harris,” Al nodded in Mr. Harris’s direction while staring at the cucumber sandwich as Maddy introduced them.

“Weeellll, chap whaaaat brings yooou heeeere?”

Al gave a puzzled look and replied, “I was chasing a rabbit.”

“Oh a raaaabbit, how delightful!” Mr. Harris exclaimed nearly toppling over in his chair causing Old Maddy to giggle in a fit of hysteria until she snorted.

“Go on,” she urged Al as she tried to compose herself. Al began to wonder what she had poured from the special adult tea pot.

“Well, he had a key, a silver one, but I’ve lost him now, I’ll never find him.”

“Oh why do ya say dat?” Maddy implored.

Al shrugged, he really didn’t have a good answer, he just didn’t believe he could find the rabbit, so he replied “It’s impossible.”

“Ha!” Mr. Harris laughed,” Why lad when I was your age I believed in six impossible things before my ma made me brush my teeth. Count it, six!”

Al stared in disbelief, he had no idea what to say to the man who was shoving cakes and tea in his mouth as he tried to recite the six things.


Al story continues-previous post


Daily Prompt: Impossibility

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – the White Queen, Alice in Wonderland.

What are the six impossible things you believe in? (If you can only manage one or two, that’s also okay.)

Well, I didn’t follow the prompt, but I did continue my re-imagination of Alice in Wonderland Tale. As far as 6 Impossible things I believe in:

1) Magic-And I’m not necessarily talking about voodoo, though I wouldn’t mess with that, but they say love is the most powerful of all magic and that is good enough for me. Did you know there is good voodoo and bad voodoo. Gotta check.

2) We Can Do It!-I believe that one day women will truly be equal in the STEM fields (and maybe even dominate some). We’ve come a long way, buy we still have a ways to go.

3) Not one straight line in the timeline of history. I might have to draw a picture sometime for that one on the Maria story.

4) I believe it is possible to engineer new ways to feed, water, house, clothe, and provide energy for over 8 billion people on this planet without mining resources from  other sources in the solar system. (I’m kinda an optimist-but I’m not oppose to exploring new sites, I would be one of the first to sign up.)

5) I believe in a higher power-whether that be God or the heavens or what, I don’t know and I’m not sure that we’re meant to know for sure, so I’m not going to worry over it.

6) I believe that nothing is impossible.

“Will you get your head out of the clouds and back in the water where it belongs?”

“Will you get your head out of the clouds and back in the water where it belongs?”

Despite the pounding in my head, I lingered a bit longer watching the humans clink glasses and sample bits of what appeared to be food off of large shiny metal disks. I was fascinated by their actions. Usually humans came out to sea to capture fish or ride large heavy vessels long distances, but these humans appeared to be celebrating.

“Will you get down here now before you get both of us in trouble?!”

“Do you think we could serve food on large shells like that at Mara’s birthday?”



Daily Prompt: Silver Screen

Take a quote from your favorite movie — there’s the title of your post. Now, write!

Oh to pick just one movie and just one quote was too difficult. But I am planning a trip to Disneyland in a couple of weeks and my favorite Disney movie is The Little Mermaid. So here is a mermaid tale for you today.








Renaissance Festival

How women survived throughout the trials of history remains a mystery to me.


My friends and I down on hour costumes for the Renaissance Festival last summer in the hottest of heat with every intention of seeing all the Faire sights and doing a little shopping. We even tried our hand with some of the period weaponry much to our dismay.
We made sure we included breaks from the sun and heat by venturing into the catacombs, seeing the king’s court, and having tea with the Queen. We are ladies after all. Completing a day adventure, called for wine and the customary turkey leg.



Weekly Writing Challenge: Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

Since this is the first challenge in Phoneography Month you know it has to involve a photo, but no worries — it’s still an equal-opportunity challenge; no fancy phone required.For this challenge, we want to see a photo of someone looking truly happy.

Grab a Couple Matches

St. Louis Post

Financial Section

Monday, October 28, 2057

Daily Editorial

Wall Street trading closed early Friday after spiraling out of control on reports that US Natural Gas loads and reserves are expected to dry up in the next fifteen (15) years, much earlier than anticipated. Some are calling the crash the Second Modern Black Friday. No sign as to when the Stock exchange will reopen. Regulators are being selective  and secretive prior to reopening the markets. Analysts (including this one) aren’t holding their breaths and do not expect a quick change in the markets on the latest abysmal energy sector news. Many in the energy sector point the finger at a combination of increasing environmental restrictions and user power demands due to technology hunger and recent cold winters. Environmental experts rebut by claiming that the energy sector sings “same hook” without data to back it up. Already the murmurs of “bailout” and “stimulus” can be heard in the deep, dark, dank, corridors of Washington. Sounds like the tax payers will end up picking up the tab on this one yet again with nothing to show for it. Whatever happened to all that  “green” energy from the 2000’s? One piece of advice I do have for all of you on Main Street (what’s left of it), don’t procrastinate, get you financial back up plan in order now. And while you’re at, grab a couple matches–you’re going to need them.

Richard Wilson

Financial Editor


Weekly Writing Challenge: Dystopia!

Write a short story or piece of descriptive faux-journalism describing your personal idea of a dystopia — a dark future when everything you hold dear is on the chopping block.

So, my post is like the pre-dystopia leading up to the real Oh-shit moment, and I like that plausible fiction. Sometimes reality is more terrifying than fiction and this is one of those cases.


Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #311

#26 – 2/2613 – PROCRASTINATE

Josie Two Shoes

Valentine’s Day Poetry

I keep my poetry over at A Full Cup of Tea, but Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow is asking for some Valentine’s Day poetry. So for your reading pleasure…


A Cinquain poem called ‘Kisses’



Luscious Nibbles

Tasting Heavenly Lips

Amorous Longing For More



A Tanka poem called ‘Lover’s Rendezvous’


Kisses down the neck

Leaving a trail of passion

As lips explore more

Black lace slides down over thighs

Tongued passion by candlelight