Elegy to Dad

remembering Dad 🙂



have passed
saw you last
still have tears
the space you left was vast
today we’re remembering you
memories still in our hearts as we grew
had you were here we’d celebrate it with our cheers
we miss your voice, your cooking, that is true
your kindness, your belly, that, too
it could still be a blast
for what was due
love the past
went fast

Goodbye, Dad
Although it was still early when you left us
Even when there should be more opportunities
It hurts to think that you left us
You were not here to celebrate with us
And listened to our stories
That you never saw us growing
and your grandchildren
The everyday things and happenings
What we have achieved, our problems
When our hearts break, our happiness
Farewell, Father
Let your soul rest in peace

For: Day Three of NaPoWriMo, April PAD Challenge:…

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July 2019 Writing Prompts

here they are… for July 🙂

Putting My Feet in the Dirt


Hey Everyone,

Welcome to another month of prompt writing.  I hope all of you are having a good summer, and staying cool.  😎  Of course I forget, that many of you probably aren’t even having summer right now.  So wherever you are, and whatever the weather, may you feel happy, healthy, and content.  ❤️  Enjoy the prompts!  ~M xo

1. An appetite for affection
2. Bound in silence
3. Caterwaul echoes
4. Dangerous devices
5. Phoenix sand
6. Twilight dreams
7. Myrtle beach
8. Traded for trouble
9. Espresso cupcakes
10. Jumping june bugs
11. Heather pink
12. Budding beauties
13. Dismantled and disguised
14. Writing weirdos
15. Tempered glass
16. Point pleasant
17. Battling borborygmus
18. Cultured creations
19. Fighting for a future
20. Doused in flames
21. She was the sun
22. Sent from my iPhone
23. Tangerine zing
24. An arctic dusting
25. The shroom boom

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June 2019 Writing Prompt Participants

some great writings….

Putting My Feet in the Dirt


Well that’s it, another month down!  And do you realize, (if my calculations are correct, and Dorinda will know…) 😉 if you’ve been doing these every day from the beginning, you’ve now done 700 prompts!  That’s so hard for me to believe!  Yowza! That’s a long time!  I hope all of you will continue to keep writing.  I do this for all of you here on WP because I want you to have some sort of inspiration to help you keep going.  I know how hard it is when you don’t have that.  And so this is my way of saying thanks to all of you, who are such an encouragement to me.  I love you guys and I do this because I care about all of you.  ~M xo

  1. The screen flickered, and then he was gone.

Cosistories – https://cosistories.wordpress.com/2019/06/05/gone-in-a-flicker/

Help from Heaven – https://isaiah46ministries.com/2019/06/03/overcoming-a-dysfunctional-home-three-things-challenge-109/

Keep it alive –

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patawad, Pilipinas (forgive me, Philippines)

my sentiments, too 🙂

A Reading Writer

Patawad, Pilipinas
Hindi ako makakaboto bukas.
Ang mga paa ko’y nakaapak
sa isang malayong landas.
Kumakayod para sa pamilyang
hugutan ng lakas.

Subalit, Pilipinas,
dinig ko ang iyong hikbi.
Umiiyak din ang aking puso,
na para bang ako’y sawi
sa nakikitang mga pangalang
sa malamang ay magwawagi.

Oo, Pilipinas,
mahina ako sa Filipino.
Sa simpleng ng at nang
ako nga ay litong-lito,
subalit hinding hindi
sa mga taong dapat iboto.

Oo, Pilipinas,
nagtatanong din ako
kung bakit nga ba mas marami
ang boboto sa mga manloloko.
Marahil mas mainam ang kilala
kesa sa mga bago.

Oo, Pilipinas,
nakakatakot nga ang bukas.
Marahil may himala,
baka matalo ang likong pantas.
Baka ang nag-iisip,
sa wakas ay magsilabas.

Patawad pa rin, Pilipinas
hindi ako makakaboto bukas.
Baunin mo ang aking dasal
mula sa malayong landas.
Kainin ka man ng dilim bukas,
Pilipinas, hindi ito ang wakas.


Forgive me, Philippines,
I cannot…

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #84

Reena’s challenge 🙂

Reena Saxena

Well… we have crossed the pleasant ambience of spring and walked into a sultry summer in this part of the world. So guys, warm up to new ideas in Week 84. I see this space as one for collective evolution.


Reena’s Exploration Challenge #84


There is no restriction on the length or format of the piece. It can be a poem, story, anecdote, memory, picture, diary, thoughts, essay — as long as it reflects your innermost thoughts on the subject. Write a long post, or be succinct in a short one.

Write a post on your blog, and link it up here with a pingback, or copy-paste the blog link in Comments.

I eagerly await your responses.


Lady Lee at


hecblogger at

Deborah at


Jen Goldie at


Jade Li at

Eugenia at

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Twittering Tales #130 – 2 April 2019

Kat’s challenge 🙂

like mercury colliding...

About the challenge: Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less. When you write your tale, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale. If you would prefer to post your tale in the comments (some people have very specific blog themes but still want to participate), I am happy to post a link to your site when I post your tale in the Round Up.

A final note: if you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at charactercountonline.com.

I will do a roundup each Tuesday, along with providing a new prompt. And if for some reason I missed your entry in the Roundup, as I have occasionally…

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Photo prompt round-up: Rift #writephoto

rift round-up 🙂

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo


Fear widens the rift
Twixt judgement and empathy
Kinship counts for naught
Shared humanity falters
Where love would open the door


The photo for this week’s prompt was taken at Alderley Edge when the woods, like the mysterious stone in Alan Garner’s books, were golden. It is a place of magic and legend at any season and, wandering its footpaths, you can feel why Garner made the Edge the central ‘character’ in the Weirdstone of Brisingamen and its sequels.

The rift is a part of an old mine working. One part of it is crudely labelled the Devil’s Grave, for if you run three times around it, widdershins, the devil himself will come for you… or so the tale goes.


My thanks, as always, to all those who took part. All the posts inspired by this image are listed below, so please click on the links to…

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Photo prompt round-up: Sign #writephoto

sign round-up 🙂

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo


Judged by appearance

Popular misconception

Defines perception

Too many stereotypes

Inciting blind prejudice


The photo for this week’s prompt was taken in Chalfont St Giles, on the village green, outside Merlin’s Cave… which is not a historic site, but simply a pub. The photo had a little help from editing software to make it more prompt-worthy, as it was taken on a sunny day, but it was the sign that caught my attention. The village does a nice line in signs.

We were in Chalfont St Giles because of the church and it was definitely one of our most self-conscious ‘raids’. Having unsuccessfully attempted to get in on a number of occasions, we had arrived to finally find the church open… and just a few minutes before a wedding was about to begin. About to beat a retreat, the bride’s brother invited us in… and the vicar interrupted…

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