50 word Thursday · fiction · haiku · poetry · relationships

50 Word Thursday — That day at the river

Teresa and Kristian alternate Thursdays for this prompt.  Today Teresa hosts.  Teresa says: Rules: **Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything! **Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. **Link back to this post with the… Continue reading 50 Word Thursday — That day at the river

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

(c) all rights reserved · 3TC · Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · fiction · mature audiences only · relationships · Word of the Day Challenge

X Marks the Spot — (mature audiences only)

image link Fandango's FOWC is intriguing, the Word of the Day Challenge is satisfy, Paula's 3 Things Challenge Words are insomnia, meringue, basement , and Teresa's Story Starter Challenge prompt is “X marks the spot.” Suffering with another bout of insomnia, I decided to get up and cook. Lemon meringue pie sounded so tasty and… Continue reading X Marks the Spot — (mature audiences only)

(c) all rights reserved · dverse · pantoum · poetry · relationships

dVerse — pantoum — Terminal Velocity

collage 8"x5", February 2017 Another pantoum for dVerse Terminal Velocity Didn't know you when we first met You told me all on our first date Both long single, our minds were set We felt the pull, were deaf to fate * You told me all on our first date Your rap sheet, lovers, and AA… Continue reading dVerse — pantoum — Terminal Velocity

poetry · Reena's Exploration Challenge · relationships

Reena’s Exploration Challenge — Woman in Chains

Reena likes to delve deep with her Exploration Challenges. Reena says: Yes, you got it right. [Women are] about half of the world’s population. How do you view it? Are we really walking together with the other half, or just resisting/battling/complementing each other? PROMPT Woman – Her Journey FOR THE NEW ENTRANTS There is no… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge — Woman in Chains

3TC · family · Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · fiction · relationships · Word of the Day Challenge

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

Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · relationships · Word of the Day Challenge

Trust me.

image link Fandango's FOWC is reason and the Word of the Day Challenge is trust. The following is a combination of truth and fiction; for the purposes here, there is no need to distinguish truth from fiction. “Trust me.” Like when mommy said the shots wouldn't hurt. It did hurt, every one. Like when daddy… Continue reading Trust me.

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

mental health · relationships · Uncategorized

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

dverse · etheree · poetry · relationships

d’Verse Return

gif link Sarah is hosting d'Verse this evening. Sarah says: Tonight, I want you to write about a harbinger. My offering tonight to meet the prompt is in the form of a double etheree.   Each night you stay after work like I do and meander to my work area. You pretend to seek my… Continue reading d’Verse Return