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True Colors – (Song Lyric Sunday)

Billy Steinberg originally wrote “True Colors” about his own mother. Tom Kelly altered the first verse and the duo originally submitted the song to Anne Murray, who passed on recording it, and then […]

Time-Wasting – (One-Liner Wednesday)

“I would rather prefer wasting the time in planning my work over losing the time in working my plan” P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar Post inspired by Linda’s One-Liner Wednesday – Is […]

True North – (Tanka Tuesday #211)

When the vision inspires, And you can see True North, It’s easy to set forth – On the journey (Abhanga) This post is inspired by Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Challenge #211. This […]

Wolf Moon – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #343)

Neath the full Wolf Moon, Bare trees crack from Winter’s frost – Eager for Spring’s warmth (Haiku) Haiku inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #343 . Click through for the […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #496)

Remember last week, how I was hoping, optimistically, amongst other things, that the ensuite shower would be fixed? It wasn’t; and the plumber came back this morning for the third […]

When – (Weekly Decima Prompt #42)

There are times when it’s good to smile, When a man talks deep to his son, About what he’s lost and he’s won; That fight fought for every mile. -o0o- […]

Hurrah! – (Tanka Tuesday)

Before … In bygone days, We could only listen To music in real time. Now we’ve loads of … Choices. (Badger Hexastitch) This post is inspired by Colleen’s weekly Tanka challenge. […]

Vampires – (One-Liner Wednesday)

“If you are a vampire, then a vampire is not the creature of the legends.”       Christine Feehan Post inspired by Linda’s One-Liner Wednesday – Vampire Do click through for […]

Spring – (Weekly Haiku Prompt)

Life has rough patches; Yet they all have their season – Hang on for the Spring. (Haiku) Haiku inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #342 Rough & Season. Click through […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #489)

Last week, if I am honest, there wasn’t too much to smile about; there was an awful lot of angst one way or another. What’s more, whilst most of the […]

Burns Night – (LAWA Limerick#43)

Rabbie Burns the Scottish bard chose, To write both poetry and prose; To plant his strong views, On life, lust and booze, And ‘Luve’ who’s like a red, red, rose! […]

Happy – (6WSP #74)

Fire and ice made him happy … (Six-Word Micro-Story) Post inspired by Swheta’s Six Word Story Prompt #74 Happy – please do click through for the rules if you too […]

Faction – (Weekly Writing Prompt)

Here is his clan, A faction so deep in dissent, Here is his clan, Lots of things they’d like now to ban, And others they’d like to augment, To save […]

Defeat – (One-Liner Wednesday)

“He had an idea that even when beaten he could steal a little victory by laughing at defeat.” – John Steinbeck Post inspired by Linda’s One-Liner Wednesday – Defeat Do click […]

Thoughts – (Weekly Haiku Prompt)

Watch out for your thoughts, That steely glint in your eye – Might just feel like frost. (Haiku) Haiku inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #341 Frost & Glint. Click […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #447)

On this spot in January 2021 – nothing amazing happened, it was a week of crossing off a whole load of little easy peasy jobs that so needed doing. Like […]

Haunt – (LAWA Limerick)

My good friend and one of my team, Is naughty or so it would seem, She goes out for a jaunt, To her favourite haunt, But in truth, it’s all […]

Journey – (6WSP #73)

Covid put paid to his journey (Six-Word Micro-Story) Post inspired by Swheta’s Six Word Story Prompt #73 Journey – please do click through for the rules if you too would […]

World Hat Day – (15th January)

My very good friend who’s called Pat, Is partial to donning a hat, He wears with a smirk, A bowler at work, A cap when in casual tat! Limerick

Float – (Weekly Decima Prompt)

When things that surround us get grim, It’s not so attractive to gloat, That – we are more able to float, When the lights for others go dim. It’s not […]

Sing – (One-Liner Wednesday)

“‎Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” Voltaire Post inspired by Linda’s One-Liner Wednesday – Sing Do click through for the rules if […]