The Newest One

The Newest One

Today at Mindlovemisery's Menagerie, our writing prompt is to use the following sentence in a story or poem: The flowers were blooming, and the bees kissed them every now and then. "It was a beautiful spring day. Birds were singing —" "What kind 'o birds?" Jimmy interrupted. Well, I would imagine there were robins, sparrows, [...]

Vadima

It's the Saturday Lucky Dip over at Mindlovemisery's Menagerie. Today we are asked to create a Tanka, a classic form of Japanese poetry related to the haiku with five unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables. (5, 7, 5, 7, 7) blood orange moon hangs over the bayou; Spanish moss sways its [...]

The Bully-Buster

The Bully-Buster

It's Mad About Metaphor over at the Mindlovesmisery's Menagerie! This week our metaphor is give a wide berth. Gloria awakened that morning with an erroneous smile on her face. Slowly, reality set-in as she came to accept the fact that Sunday was gone and Monday had taken its place. Monday meant school. School meant mean kids and [...]

Carnival

This week's Saturday Mix over at Mindlovemisery's Menagerie is Mad About Metaphor. The writing prompt is Necessity is the mother of invention. Stephanie played to win. Thus far, she'd achieved every goal, personally and professionally, that she'd set for herself. If someone had the misfortune of being in her way, well, that was their own damn [...]