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OctPoWriMo2019 Day 5 and MM Saturday Mix – Aperture

image by:  mk vecchitto I wander halls with many doors Of varied woods and endless cores The choice I make will not be forced On cosmic course.  On cosmic course I skip through one of oak that shines Am in a place of flowered vines Each bloom displays precise guidelines There will be fines! There… Continue reading OctPoWriMo2019 Day 5 and MM Saturday Mix – Aperture

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#MM Music Challenge — Mistakes — Taneytown by Steve Earle

https://youtu.be/SpEn1lWBY7k I went down to Taneytown I went down to Taneytown To see what I could see My mama told me never go I'm damn near twenty two years old Sometimes I fear this holler swallow me She ran off to Gettysburg Went off with that new beau of hers I snuck off after dark… Continue reading #MM Music Challenge — Mistakes — Taneytown by Steve Earle

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#MM Saturday Mix — The Pink Bench

image link Ed lived in a small house in a quiet residential neighborhood. Now 84 years old, the past year had gotten him accustomed to a slightly different routine than the one of the previous 50 he was used to. A year ago this day, his beloved wife, Bell, had passed on from this world… Continue reading #MM Saturday Mix — The Pink Bench

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#MM Saturday Mix — Cry for the fallen

image link The twelve city commissioners were each direct descendants of the original city leaders from a hundred years ago. The closed leadership system had grown stale at least fifty years ago, but the citizens had been demoralized for longer than that. The word sterile came to mind. The commissioners cared about two things and… Continue reading #MM Saturday Mix — Cry for the fallen

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#MM — Music Challenges — “I” of the storm

Jim Adams is the dynamic host of Mindlovemisery's Menagerie's Music Challenge. Jim says: The challenge today is to focus on [Cat Stevens' song, Where do the Children Play] and use it for inspiration in any form of creative expression (including but not limited to short stories, a piece of flash fiction, poems, lyrics, artwork, photography,… Continue reading #MM — Music Challenges — “I” of the storm

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#MM– Saturday Mix – Resist

  They came to take Assange away. Ecuadorian embassy. A small grey man in evil's grip. He cried out then, “You must resist” The overlords and keep speech free Darkness croaked it would have today Serve fifty weeks for skipping bail Dismissed charge from other country? Melting candles of freedom drip Manning, Snowden, who's the… Continue reading #MM– Saturday Mix – Resist

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#MM Music Challenge — Soul Deep — George Harrison’s I’d Have you Anytime

Jim Adams is the dedicated host of Mindlovemisery's Menagerie Music Challenge.  Jim says: The challenge today is to focus on [Baby I Love Your Way] and use it for inspiration in any form of creative expression (including but not limited to short stories, a piece of flash fiction, poems, lyrics, artwork, photography, (etc.) that you… Continue reading #MM Music Challenge — Soul Deep — George Harrison’s I’d Have you Anytime

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Montana Blue and the Mountain Boys

Montague Michaels began life on the edge of Boston Bay. As soon as he could walk, he was helping his father catch crabs at the water's edge to sell to the fine restaurants along the harbor. When his father bought a fishing boat, young Monty would help throw out the lobster traps, then haul them… Continue reading Montana Blue and the Mountain Boys

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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, August 28th 2019, waterfall

Dry hard mountain but its mossy waterfall keeps it misted and fresh. * A mountain's tears are cried for ten thousand years -- even the clouds weep. * Angels ride waterfalls down mountainsides, hidden in the morning mist. * Astronauts surprised -- waterfalls look like trickles on pebbles. * Immortan Joe* laughs; He's gated the… Continue reading Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, August 28th 2019, waterfall

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#MM Music Challenge — Shades of Darkness

Jim Adams is the illustrious host of Mindlovemisery Menagerie's Music Challenge, or it that Mindlovemisery's Menagerie Music Challenges?  Whichever it is, it is a fun prompt.  Jim has chosen, "The Future's So Bright," by musical group, Timbuk 3, which is a satirical commentary on the ever-present threat of nuclear armageddon hovering over us, to inspire… Continue reading #MM Music Challenge — Shades of Darkness