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#MM Saturday Mix — The idea was difficult to swallow.

image link Twenty-five years ago, there was a neighbor kid who had gotten into the habit of pulling up the plants in our garden for fun. We'd tried speaking with the boy's mother, fencing in the yard, employing kindness and reason with him, then yelling and threats. We'd even called the police on the youngster… Continue reading #MM Saturday Mix — The idea was difficult to swallow.

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#FF — disagreement (aka sacrifice)

PHOTO PROMPT © Ronda Del Boccio There were things that needed to be cleared up between them. Jake was mild-mannered but salty and firm when necessary. Gayle was sweet with a textured personality. Their seven-year relationship became complicated on their sailing vacation to the Pacific Rim's Ring of Fire. While scuba-diving, Jake found a jewel-encrusted… Continue reading #FF — disagreement (aka sacrifice)

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What do you see? #2 — Karma is a b…..

Miranda's symptoms were becoming harder to ignore – and hide. The day she vomited blood in the kitchen in front of her children, husband, and her parents who were over for dinner was the day there was no more hiding. Her mother loomed over her as she punched the number to the family doctor into… Continue reading What do you see? #2 — Karma is a b…..

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Thursday Inspiration 28 — Demon Hunter (long)

Geonni came home from the war on a stretcher and was minus a limb. Back in those days, prosthetics were of a more primitive nature. Johnny's was a carved, featureless facsimile made from wood. As polished as the part that met with his skin was, wearing and walking with it left bleeding ulcers that resulted… Continue reading Thursday Inspiration 28 — Demon Hunter (long)

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dVerse — OLN and OctPoWriMo2019 Day 31 — Epitaphs

I decided to go against the prompt for OctPoWriMo and chose to write a few epitaphs for dVerse.         Linda is today's host of dVerse' Open Link Night (OLN).  Linda says: I am looking forward to some lovely, wicked and delightful poems- your choice. Morgan Dragonwillow (and her inspirational co-hosts, Punam, Maria,… Continue reading dVerse — OLN and OctPoWriMo2019 Day 31 — Epitaphs

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Twittering Tales #160 – 29 October 2019 — The Halloween Dance

Photo by kalhh at Pixabay.com The Halloween Dance She was dressed as a belle Jimmy said, “You look swell!” While she danced in his arms Jimmy, bursting with charms Laughing, led her away Where the dark shadows play When she told Jimmy, “No” His strong hands grabbed her throat. Once a year on this night… Continue reading Twittering Tales #160 – 29 October 2019 — The Halloween Dance

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dVerse — prosery 5 — All Hallow’s Eve

On one of the few warm and sunny days left of autumn, we decided to ride our bikes along the new stretch of bike trail. The land had been donated by the local chemical company. Where yellow “no trespassing” signs proliferated before was now accessible by all. The woodland trail was full of gentle slopes… Continue reading dVerse — prosery 5 — All Hallow’s Eve

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #110 and #MM Saturday Mix Sound Bite, The Haunted Cave

First off, Happy Diwali!  I've seen shapes like this one in my coloring book but didn't know it was associated with Diwali: Now I know.  I can see a yin-yang quality to it with my "new eyes." It is also the season for Halloween, which is coming up on Thursday, so please enjoy this scary… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #110 and #MM Saturday Mix Sound Bite, The Haunted Cave

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OctPoWriMo2019 Day 14 — Mother Earth

Patient kin Stand tall until We see we are them And they are us. Gaia Spirals finite, infinite loops Recycled bits, when planted at Death, their roots take for life Even our ashes give new life Mother trees watch their Children, patient kin Love stands tall Until we dare To see. Morgan Dragonwillow (with today's… Continue reading OctPoWriMo2019 Day 14 — Mother Earth

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dVerse — Madness — Possessed

Mr. Jones tells about his childhood friend, a boy who lived with his mother, stepfather and brothers and sisters. The boy and his sibs never knew who would be chosen to “ride along” with stepfather, but they all knew what it meant. Years later, the boy, who is now a man, still lives at home… Continue reading dVerse — Madness — Possessed