This is the Word of the Day prompt, whose host defines this term thus: GABBLE-RATCHET. As well as being an old English dialect word for a noisy child, a gabble-ratchet is any nocturnal bird (particularly geese) that makes a lot of noise at night, once considered to be an ill omen. I was attracted to this […]Read More What a Nuisance!
When I saw the Ragtag Daily Prompt for today, I laughed! Really? I thought. Does that mean what I think it does? Indeed it does – I looked it up, and here’s a little etymology: Flatus comes from 17th century Latin (I imagine Chaucer made good use of it!), and literally means “blowing.” I don’t […]Read More RDP: Flatus
Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie has a writing challenge called Rhyme Time. Here are the rules: This week we are “writing away, and having a play, with rhyming words for you today” with Rhyme Time. ‘Rhyme Time’ focuses on the use of rhyme to build your writing piece. You will be given six rhyming words* and need to […]Read More Rhyme Time: The Blame Game
The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge this week is window with a view. I have often taken photos from the inside of buses while on a tour someplace. I also have taken photos from every window of my (previous) house. I wrote haikus to go with each one. Here are two of them. Bedroom window The storm […]Read More Lens-Artists #79: Window With a View
Patricia’s Place has a weekly prompt for a writing challenge Friday, 5 Lines or Less. The prompt this week is afraid. This is my first contribution. 2020 I’m afraid to look ahead Because of what’s behind me I don’t believe in humanity’s Ability to save this world From fear.Read More Friday, 5 Lines or Less: Afraid
Fandango’s One Word Challenge today is lobby. I write poetry when I address a topic that is difficult for me to write about or when I don’t have enough to say to write a decent piece of prose. In these instances, I write unrhymed poems of questionable quality. Like this one: There’s a pro-gun lobby […]Read More FOWC: Lobby to Lobby
I was definitely in the mood for spring, but then… On Sunday – three days ago! – we had a snowstorm! About 3 inches of wet snow fell. By yesterday, though, the snow was completely gone and the temperature rose to above 70°F! I was able to go out for a walk wearing a t-shirt! […]Read More FOTD: Hark, Ye Heralds of Spring!
Nancy Merrill has a perfectly lovely prompt for this week’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Sunshine! Sunshine is what I crave most after enduring a cold winter in the Midwest, and spring begins to show its face. There is nothing like a sunny day to warm my face, my heart and my mood! I have […]Read More A Day of Sunshine
Another beauty from Chicago Botanic’s orchid show for Cee’s FOTD 3/17/19.Read More FOTD: Red Orchid
Sheryl’s Your Daily Word Prompt today is someday. This poem is written for my son, who turns 34 today. It expresses a mother’s hope for his future. Someday Today is your birthday… Someday you will be happy Someday you will feel confidence Someday you will love yourself Someday you will have a steady income Someday […]Read More Someday