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#MM — Tale Weaver — Visiting — Long Black Veil

image link is to Dave Matthews Band version of the song but the first "h" is missing so it won't load Michael is the host of Mindlovemisery Menagerie's Tale Weaver.  Michael says: This week the task is to compose a tale in which the term/word ‘visit’ features.It could be visiting, visited, visitation……you go where the… Continue reading #MM — Tale Weaver — Visiting — Long Black Veil

(c) all rights reserved · dverse · ecology · exploitation · octameter · poetry

#MM — Photo Challenge — Ship of Fools and dVerse — On Climate Crisis

– sound-dream @ tumblr Ship of Fools God's ten thousand things Elements that swirl Oasis in space This dear ship of fools Rusty and leaking Decades of misuse Hellbent destruction As we build our tombs Rabid lemmings run* Deny there's an edge Idiocy's race Bullets in the gun Pointed at Earth's head Afterlife to come… Continue reading #MM — Photo Challenge — Ship of Fools and dVerse — On Climate Crisis

(c) all rights reserved · fauna · fiction · gardening · nature

#MM — Sunday Writing Prompt “A Fish Out of Water” — Umber the Earthworm

image link Umber the earthworm had spent his entire life in the front yard of Mrs. Jones, wiggling and writhing through the dirt and trying to stay out of the path of hungry moles. So far in this, his sixth month, he had been successful in staying alive and having fun frolicking with his many… Continue reading #MM — Sunday Writing Prompt “A Fish Out of Water” — Umber the Earthworm

(c) all rights reserved · nature · oddquain · poetry

#MM Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 13 July 2019 — Summer Rain

"Summer Rain" by Kara Ray Summer Rain clouds squeezed cotton sheds new ancient wealth on all without favorites Om walk -- summer rain refreshes my skin and fills the pond, drop by drop full fish rise to rain surface umbrella pitter-patters gentle song lulled dust drummed to mud rises and travels in rivulets to flower… Continue reading #MM Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 13 July 2019 — Summer Rain

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#MM Music Challenges

Jim is the dedicated host of Mindlovemisery's Menagerie's Music Challenges.  Jim says: The challenge today is to focus on [Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?] 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… Continue reading #MM Music Challenges

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Tale Weaver – #231 – July 11th – Making Sense of Nonsense – Ignormarte

image link IGNORMARTE If anyone can keep secrets, it's doctors. They are the best at keeping secrets because they have the most to lose. Ever since health-maintenance organizations (HMOs) became the standard, doctors have had to do some fast shuffling. You see, how an HMO works is that it receives a set amount of money… Continue reading Tale Weaver – #231 – July 11th – Making Sense of Nonsense – Ignormarte

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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, July 10th 2019, friendship

laughter and straw hats navigate festival crowds fun weather friends whiskey and ears navigate breakup tears all-weather friends coffee and muffins friends laugh while infants play at their mothers' feet anything happens feel first, then think of sharing with my best friend a real friend's advice more precious than gold no pyrite suspected quiet cafe… Continue reading Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, July 10th 2019, friendship

(c) all rights reserved · Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · fiction · Word of the Day Challenge

The House of Chronos

photo by Chad Michael Ward Mlady Crumpet Chronos has been the reigning kingpin of her flower region for fifty years. Roses, peony, iris, gladiolus, geranium, tulips, and daffodils are her realm. When aficionados want the best, they come to the House of Chronos. Starting her career in the fields as a laborer, she learned the… Continue reading The House of Chronos

(c) all rights reserved · Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · fiction · horror · Word of the Day Challenge

#MM — Sunday Writing Prompt — Barking up the wrong tree (long)

"Field of Wild Flowers" Edwina was a city born and raised woman who had dreamed of a bucolic lifestyle ever since she read, “Charlotte's Web” as a child. Whenever she was feeling stressed she would imagine herself on a small farm, raising a flock of chickens, milking dairy goats, making her own cheese, cultivating a… Continue reading #MM — Sunday Writing Prompt — Barking up the wrong tree (long)

(c) all rights reserved · Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · fiction · Word of the Day Challenge

#MM Saturday Mix – Sound Bite, 6 July 2019 — silly onomatopoeic poetry

pluck pluck pluck go my heart strings honk honk honk your love for me heart wants flip flip flip and sing fingers writhe and match its beat pluck a pretty peach pluck it off the vine honk a funny ditty, tell me that you're mine flip a shiny coin, glimmer end to end writhe in… Continue reading #MM Saturday Mix – Sound Bite, 6 July 2019 — silly onomatopoeic poetry