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#FF — Limbo

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll I'm here. Thinking of them, there. It only took ten years and tens of thousands of dollars. USA, land of the fee. We could have built the best house in our village for what it has cost. My children are growing up without their father. I am safe from… Continue reading #FF — Limbo

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The Life of a Simple Cobbler

Shoemaker At Work is a painting by Farideh Haghshenas Renaldo was a cobbler by trade, just like his father before him and his father before him. Renaldo had lived in the same town as his forbears. He went about his daily activities with a certain comfort. There was a dearth of surprises in Renaldo's life,… Continue reading The Life of a Simple Cobbler

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MM Music Challenge — Teach Your Children Well

In college I was taught that a human being was a mesh of their biopsychosocial components. I believe this is true. I also believe that “social science” is inexact at best and actively harmful at worst. A person is a custom-designed, ever-changing, unique palette of biological influence (e.g. genes, chromosomes, physical attributes), psychological influence (e.g.… Continue reading MM Music Challenge — Teach Your Children Well

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dVerse — Haibun — Grounding

image link (not the actual cemetery) Frank J. Tassone is the host of dVerse for Haibun Monday. Frank says: What is worth remembering? Why are some events so important that we need to memorialize them, while others we can let slip away? How do we truly honor whom, or what, we want to remember? Using… Continue reading dVerse — Haibun — Grounding

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Tale Weaver # 224 – Estrangement – May 23rd.

Michael is the host of Mindlovemisery's Menagerie's Tale Weaver. Michael says: This week I am asking you to explore the concept of estrangement. It happens to so many of us.We may be estranged from family, from children, from friends and the reasons can be obvious and they can be mysterious and frustrating. From the dictionary:… Continue reading Tale Weaver # 224 – Estrangement – May 23rd.

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Friday Fictioneers — The new market

Rochelle, the host of Friday Fictioneers. Rochelle says: The next photo is the PROMPT. Remember, all photos are property of the photographer, donated for use in Friday Fictioneers only. They shouldn’t be used for any other purpose without express permission. It is proper etiquette to give the contributor credit. 100 words or less photo credit… Continue reading Friday Fictioneers — The new market

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Family Frayed

image link Fandango's FOWC is undermine, the Word of the Day Challenge is seldomly, and Paula's 3 Things Challenge words are: keyboard, bananas, rattle Every time Sally told her twelve year-old son, Billy, to do something or not do something, Sally's boyfriend, Quincy, tried to undermine her parental authority. Quincy had grown up in a… Continue reading Family Frayed

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Power & Control

image link Today's Word of the Day Challenge is power. Today's Mind Love's Misery Menagerie asks us to consider the concept of control for Tale Weaver 206. Miranda had been employed by the hospital for 8 years as an educator on the dynamics of domestic violence (DV.) Her degree was in social work, which is… Continue reading Power & Control

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#MLMM Wordle #218 Miss Platform

Mind Loves Misery's Menagerie's Wordle #218 gives the following words and asks that at least 10 of the words in a story or poem. I used them all except hypocrite and Schrodinger's Cat. Parting Dislodge Volute- a spiral or twisted formation or object. Swap Doomsday Hypocrite Quiet Engine Miss Platform Schrödingers Cat Framework Miss Platform had been a caretaker to patients… Continue reading #MLMM Wordle #218 Miss Platform