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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #105 — If Only

Wistfulness Only if I knew it then (Wistfulness) I remember sitting in a night club in my thirties with a friend and her sister and the subject of “only if I knew it then” came up on men and relationships with them. As with many, there had been some less-than-wise choices along the way for… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #105 — If Only

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #104 — Oku

image link Oku, the great stone at the mouth of the river, had been an observer of her domain for centuries. She had seen such incredible things. In the spring, when the snow melted in the mountains, ice cold water came down on its way to the great lake and rushed over her. She felt… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #104 — Oku

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #103 — Anathema of why

image link for illustration purposes only up down left      right means stairs      stairs escalators all directions sdrawkcab shadows in the sun car center vehicles interchange back and forth crosswalk people border multiplying highway swarms smog occludes with sunlight's warning blue sky hot air balloons plastered with logos who owns the sky? we're bigger than a… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #103 — Anathema of why

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #102

Reena is the host of Reena's Exploration Challenges.  Reena asks us to write to this short sentence: Public figures make us hate their enemies. I decided to deconstruct the sentence and took each word and gave it a working definition: Public = Out in the open figures = icons make = coerce us = a… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #102

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #101 — Look closely

He still remembers the day the moon came in and blocked the sun. His favorite toy, the orange bunny named Carrot, was taken. Carrot's shadow is still seen floating past the moon on warm summer nights if you look closely. Reena is the host of Reena's Exploration Challenge. Reena says: PROMPT Write to the photo.  As… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #101 — Look closely

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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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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #98 — Perspective

image link   Perspective -- a prism where your eye is the light your brain waits for rainbow.     Reena is the host of Reena's Exploration Challenge.  Reena says: A favorite theme which reflects in my writing is perspective. I’m totally fascinated with the potential of this – how it creates different realities for… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #98 — Perspective

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #97 — Writing, Creativity, and Writer’s Block

image link Note:  Please read these with a caveat that they most likely come, at least partially, from things I've read before. On writing: Simply begin. If you have no idea when you start, just type. Pull from that deep pool in your mind whatever bubbles to the surface. Be ready with the net on… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #97 — Writing, Creativity, and Writer’s Block

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #96 — Lost and Found and dVerse OLN 7/25/19

Lost and Found Knee high, defunct and demoralized Struggling to rise above gravity's grip thick ropes attached to anchors tied to my ankles, I stalled as a hot air balloon with a leak trapped in the smog, gasping for oxygen I reached for the hatchet and started chopping right arm muscles screaming with repetitive motion… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #96 — Lost and Found and dVerse OLN 7/25/19