#OctPoWriMo2017 · 3TC · Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · fiction · mental health · Word of the Day Challenge

Monochrome No More

"Canoe on the Lake," by Netta Everything in Mandy's house was green. The day she came across the raspberry sherbet-colored silkscreen print of the canoe, she was thrown into a tailspin. Should she go against her obsessive compulsion to have green everything and buy the print? Over the next two days, Mandy checked ebay six… Continue reading Monochrome No More

mental health · Mind Lovers Misery Menagerie · Uncategorized

#MLMM Photo Challenge #261 — Moonpills

Nekneeraj is the host of Mindlovemisery Menagerie's Photo Challenge.   Nekneeraj says: Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.  Alternatively, if you are an artist or photographer, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.  You have 1 week to complete this challenge.  Please credit the artist! When you’re done, TAG the… Continue reading #MLMM Photo Challenge #261 — Moonpills

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Sunday Writing Prompt “The Vampire Charles Baudelaire” — Helleborus

Today, 5/2/19, I'm linking this poem to dVerse for OLN.   https://youtu.be/7b2VsXq2vx0 The Sunday Writing Prompt from Mindlovemisery Menagerie is to write poem, story, or create a work of art to the poem in the video.  I wrote this one today and it's a good fit for the prompt.  I will also include a collage… Continue reading Sunday Writing Prompt “The Vampire Charles Baudelaire” — Helleborus

3TC · Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · fiction · mental health · PTSD · Story Starter Challenge · Word of the Day Challenge

Not a Fortunate Son

image link Fandango's FOWC is terse, the Word of the Day Challenge is fort, Paula's 3 Things Challenge Words are daffodil, swan, napalm , and Teresa's Story Starter Challenge phrase is “It’s a trick!” My Uncle Lonny served in VietNam and was injured when a plane accidentally sprayed napalm on friendly troops. One half of… Continue reading Not a Fortunate Son

dverse · mental health · poetry · Reena's Exploration Challenge · villanelle

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #82 and dVerse Villanelle with Slant Rhymes — Black Hole

This poem is a villanelle with slanted rhymes that is being submitted to dVerse, as well as being part of Reena's challenge. Reena is the host of Reena's Exploration Challenge.  Reena says: PROMPT I am not a fatalist. I’m not obsessed with darkness. Yet, a landmark development in astronomy this week inspires me to remain… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #82 and dVerse Villanelle with Slant Rhymes — Black Hole

cascade · dverse · mental health · poetry · relationships

dVerse — Cascade — Jones

image link Amaya is the host of dVerse today. Amaya says: Our prompt tonight asks you to incorporate the word “cascade”, or reflect on its metaphysical significance of a multi-level fall, or write a shape poem showing us a picture of a cascade. And, even though we’re not technically “Meeting the Bar” tonight with a… Continue reading dVerse — Cascade — Jones

fiction · mental health

Story Starter Challenge

Teresa at The Haunted Wordsmith is the host of Story Starter Challenge. Teresa says: Welcome to the new Story Starter Challenge! Every day I will post a new sentence prompt. Use the provided sentence somewhere in your post. It can be a starting sentence, closing sentence, anything you choose. Read it and see where the… Continue reading Story Starter Challenge

fiction · mental health

Tell the Story — What Time is it?

Sadje at Keep It Alive has tagged me to Tell The Story to this picture.  Wow, all kinds of stuff going on here! Brock had been seriously depressed for as long as he could remember. His younger sister had been shot as an accidental victim in a drive-by last summer. His mother did not recover… Continue reading Tell the Story — What Time is it?

dverse · mental health · poetry · relationships · rubaiyat

dVerse Rubaiyat: The Beauty of a Fork in the Road

John Sloane, "North Country Christmas" UPDATE ON 2/10/19:  I have been working on on the rubaiyat after receiving excellent feedback.  To all who have contributed feedback thank you very much, especially Nora.  I decided to change the title for one.  For another  I added another stanza, which meant some lines had to be switched around. … Continue reading dVerse Rubaiyat: The Beauty of a Fork in the Road

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Learn Narcissist in 5 Minutes for FREE — An Upturned Soul

An Upturned Soul wrote about toxic narcissists and telling the truth.  Her essay -- and graphics -- were so articulate and focused that I wanted to share them.  For anyone who hasn't dealt with a narcissist before, this is how it is. So you want to learn Narcissist in 5 minutes for free. Okay. The… Continue reading Learn Narcissist in 5 Minutes for FREE — An Upturned Soul