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Second Thoughts

It’s Fireblossom Friday, over at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads. Our task today is to create a poem using one of the following words: Schadenfreude. (German) The experience of joy, pleasure, or self-satisfaction that comes from the learning of or witnessing the troubles, failures or humiliation of another.2. Bete Noire. (French) A person or […]

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Brazen Lust

Today’s writing prompts for the 3TC over at The Haunted Wordsmith are after hours, affair, share. *** Frankie bartends at a 1980s after hours club in downtown Denver, called Rail. His wife Celeste, is none too pleased with this, but she has to admit the money he brings home is phenomenal. Yet, Celeste’s worries are […]


Family Twig

Today at the MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie blog, we have Tale Weaver. The visual prompts is the image below. “Gee, Dad. This place is really old!” “It certainly is, Bobby.” “Who used to live here?” “Believe it or not, Bobby, this is where your mother’s grandparents used to live,” Dad lied. “Wow!” Bobby’s eyes were the size […]


Today at the MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie Blog, it’s Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille. Our task is to revise this Haiku by Basho: In these drops of dew Let me wash as a trial The dust of this world. Morning dewdrops heal, cleanse this human-stained planet time and time again.      



It’s the Haunted Wordsmith’s Three Things Challenge! Today’s writing prompts are the words cheese, feather, and game. Danna was hosting a slumber party for four of her friends. After eating too much pizza, making giggly phone calls to the boys they liked, and a few rounds of “Truth or Dare,” the girls decided to play […]

Susan Marie Shuman

The Big Chance

Today’s is Photo Challenge #230 over at the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Blog. The writing prompt is the image below. “Dang Pa,” Mervin said. “Whaddaya make o’ that?” “I don’t rightly know, son.” Pa ran his hand over his chin and beard. “Ain’t never seen nothin’ like it.” “Reckon it’s a Harvest Moon?” Billy-Ray asked. “I dunno, […]