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OctPoWriMo2019 Day 17 — family — hearts united and dVerse OLN

Born of love and need to protect Mergered souls are flawed but perfect Safety in the darkest of nights Family is where hearts unite. Mainstreams have eddies of reject Dysfunction that we can't accept Ridicule sears, heat that bites, (but) Family is where hearts unite! Born from genes or proxy project Sustained affection and respect… Continue reading OctPoWriMo2019 Day 17 — family — hearts united and dVerse OLN

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dVerse — prosery — memories with the trees

She was born there in that cabin, at the edge of the tree line. Mama was a God-fearing woman who never missed church on Sunday and who took washing in from the houses on the hill. Daddy was a hard-working sharecropper who grew just enough to keep his family alive from harvest to harvest. She… Continue reading dVerse — prosery — memories with the trees

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#FF — Plus One

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson The triplets lived near each other; for forty years they had a standing lunch date for the first Friday of the month. Today's lunch was at Sal's By The Beach. As the sisters waited for the Blue Light Special, fricaseed blackfish, they got so caught up in the conversation that… Continue reading #FF — Plus One

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #100 — Infinity Plus One

In years gone by when my sons were young we'd tell each other I love you infinity plus one I remember when they were teens I'd come home from work to find Notes with doodles, places, times saying where they'd be Now that they're men out on their own In another city, they text and… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #100 — Infinity Plus One

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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

family · relationships

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