Don’t you wish you were three ?

  Little hands with pudgy fingers Having fun with playdoh. Squashing, squeezing, Patting, rolling. Modelling things in playgroup, Or making unusual new stuff. A bright pink snake. A blue elephant without legs. Strawberries good enough to eat, Make believe food with a made up name. Going home with Mom. Tired from all the fun. Now helping Mom in the kitchen. Rolling out real cookie dough. … Continue reading Don’t you wish you were three ?

The Elephant In the Room.

The salon was packed to the rafters. This was no surprise today, the beginning of the holiday season. Each new person who entered noticed a peculiar smell. Some attributed it to the lotions and potions being used for various treatments. Others thought it was simply the result of too many people in a closed room. As time passed, the smell grew intense. No one wanted … Continue reading The Elephant In the Room.

Fandango Provocative Question #20

Originally posted on Keep it alive:
Fandango is asking about the validity of Nietzsche’s notion, so here is this week’s provocative question: “Does hardship really make a person stronger? If you think so, under what conditions and at what point is it too much hardship? If you don’t buy that hardship makes a person stronger, what do you think does make a person stronger?” If… Continue reading Fandango Provocative Question #20

Versatile Blogger Award

Sadje of Keep It Alive has very kindly nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you so much for this award. I am very grateful. If you don’t follow her blog, please check it out. She is one remarkable blogger. The rules of the Versatile Blogger Award are as follows:   1. If you are nominated, Congratulations you have been awarded the Versatile blogger award! 2. … Continue reading Versatile Blogger Award

3-2-1 Quote Me — TRUTH

Paula Light at Light Motifs II and Kristian at tales from the mind of kristian both nominated me for the 3 2 1 Quote me challenge. Rules: 3.2.1 Quote Me! Thank the Selector Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day. Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’ Please Note: Rory will be reblogging your responses unless you tell him … Continue reading 3-2-1 Quote Me — TRUTH

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Mystery Blogger Award

This is my lucky week. Theresa, the Haunted Wordsmith, and Sadje of Keep It Alive, both nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award. THANK YOU! Rules: Put the award logo/image on your blog. List the rules. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link back to their blog. Answer the 5 questions from the blogger who nominated you. Mention the creator of the award and … Continue reading Mystery Blogger Award

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Genre Challenge Paranormal Romance

Great Aunt Penelope’s portrait was mounted on a wall in the Great Hall of the Manor. Jane and her fiance had driven up to visit Grandma at the Manor this weekend. Each time Jane passed through the Hall, she was somehow riveted by the portrait. It seemed to say something to her. Jane asked Grandma if she knew something about Penelope. Grandma narrated a story … Continue reading Genre Challenge Paranormal Romance

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Genre Challenge # 14 : Heists and Capers

A Hold up In The Jazz Age The front of the eighteenth century building had a dozen arches brightly lit by as many lamps. Inside, a cavernous ballroom was lit equally bright, but boasted the modern decor of 1925. The Art Deco interior formed a fitting backdrop for this gathering of “bright young things “. Girls with shingled hair and waist length necklaces danced the … Continue reading Genre Challenge # 14 : Heists and Capers

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The Makeshift Bakery

The makeshift bakery, Stood by the carnival gate. Muffins, cookies and scones Baked fresh while you wait. Cupcakes light as air Frosted in rainbow colours. Cookies in shapes that made you laugh; Crocodiles, serpents, even a giraffe. People queued up as far as eyes could see To take these treats home for their tea.   Written for: Three Things Challenge PL 32 : rainbow, serpent, … Continue reading The Makeshift Bakery