Christmas · fiction

The Ballad of Yukon Cornelius

  image link Keele Peak in Mackenzie Mountain range Breeds snow 12 months a year To get to the top takes grit and mean And untold hours of prayer   Refrain: Yukon Cornelius Born with a pickaxe in his hand Yukon Cornelius Find Santa’s gold if you can   A man named Ringo traveled there… Continue reading The Ballad of Yukon Cornelius

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Christmas Character Origin Story Flash Challenge

Are you ready to write a Christmas Character Origin story? Check out Fiction Playground for more details!

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CCOS

First of all allow me to apologize if you have been looking for this post for nearly a week. I wrongly assumed I could return from my bi-annual international mission trip with my head collected and ready to resume my regular activities. Even after my fourth trip I found my head to be anything but ready to be “back to normal”. Of course that assumes a normality exists in every day life which is a fallacy in itself.

With that out of the way I offer you a hearty WELCOME! If you are still with me this far in then you are one of those willing to try your hand at this Christmas themed challenge. For those just jumping aboard this jingle bell express let me give you the skinny. Between now and Christmas Day I challenge you to write an origin story for your favorite Christmas character. Now we…

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fiction · mature audiences only · remembrance · The Daily Post -- Prompts

Merman

image link I’m reclining on an air chaise that has soft arms with an attached table with drink holder and small cooler, in the middle of the pool.  In the holder sits a chilled globed glass with orange pineapple juice with grapefruit Stoli over cranberry juice rocks. It is Summer, with a clear sky overhead,… Continue reading Merman

nature · poetry

Soul’s Womb

image link Soul’s Womb     A warm wet cave Provides a snug, Nourishing cocoon, A shelter from the storm It is oh so cozy No need to fret here Snuggled in Hearing the reassuring thump thump thump Of pulsing capillary-rich beltways Saturated with hormones, giving Calm assurance That no harm can come here. ----- The rutted… Continue reading Soul’s Womb

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Blankety Part 1

image link They say that what other people think of us is none of our business.  Can the same be said for what people do when we are not around; is it any of our business?  Should we care whether or not the tree makes a sound in the woods when it falls? I guess,… Continue reading Blankety Part 1

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Poem – “Fuel”

Jennifer Patino is one of the poets who consistently resonates deep truths. Just one example. Check her out at Pretty Kool Dame Poetry.

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FuelPhoto by Me

Fuel //by Jennifer Patino

I down
a cup
of jitterbugs
& shovel
handfuls
of knowledge up

I will it
to inspire me
& I give in
to ink tangents
and the fire

I make
miracles
out of messes
& destroy
that which
doesn’t serve

I believe
that purity
of divine love
is the truth
of what we
really deserve

I do this
to stay alive
& enjoy the lessons
I’m given;
It’s all I know
about how to survive

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nature · remembrance · The Daily Post -- Prompts

Acknowledgment

image link that goes to youtube video this is from We’d been driving north for a few hours, loosely along Lake Michigan, but only catching glimpses of it through dense trees.  We were headed to Traverse City, where the magnificence of the combination of forest, hills, vineyards, and water makes for nature in complete splendor. … Continue reading Acknowledgment