Category Archives: Writing

Three Line Tales – Week 129

This challenge comes from Sonya at Only100Words (https://only100words.xyz/2018/07/19/three-line-tales-week-129/) , and here are the rules:

“Write three lines to go with the weekly photo prompt (the photos I use are either royalty-free or I’ve been given permission by the photographer to use them; please credit where appropriate) – sideways interpretation is encouraged. The photo is the launch point – take us wherever you fancy.”

photo by Alex Knight via Unsplash

Carl?
Yeah, Wendell?
Why does it keep saying, “today the living room, tomorrow the world?”

Three Line Tales – Week 128

This challenge comes from Sonya at Only100Words (https://only100words.xyz/2018/07/12/three-line-tales-week-128/) , and here are the rules:

“Write three lines to go with the weekly photo prompt (the photos I use are either royalty-free or I’ve been given permission by the photographer to use them; please credit where appropriate) – sideways interpretation is encouraged. The photo is the launch point – take us wherever you fancy.”

photo by Sharon McCutcheon via Skillshare

Ralph?
Yeah Fred?
That’s what I call a golden shower!

RagTag Daily Prompt 34: Resurrect

A response in starting over with a new daily avoidance (or non-avoidance, as the case may be), here with the Ragtag Daily Prompt (https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/07/04/rdp-34-resurrect/), today is Resurrect.

“A new day. A new word. The prompt I’ve come up with today is “resurrect”. What comes to your mind when you think of the word and the ways it can be used? Formulate a story or article, compose a poem or song, or get creative and have fun in any way you want to describe what lends meaning to the word for you.”

Here I am resurrecting a photo I took a few years back….and wondering if any resurrecting will be taking place…

RagTag Daily Prompt 33: Serried

A response in starting over with a new daily avoidance (or non-avoidance, as the case may be), here with the Ragtag Daily Prompt (https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/07/03/rdp-33-serried/), today is Serried.

“The jagged peaks of mountains marching off towards the horizon; a forest; birds crowded onto telephone lines; demonstrators in a public square shouting for justice – all jostling together to illustrate today’s prompt: serried.  What will you choose?”

I choose serried masses of flowers!

RagTag Daily Prompt 30: Fluke – and Caturday!

A response in starting over with a new daily avoidance (or non-avoidance, as the case may be), here with the Ragtag Daily Prompt (https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/06/30/rdp-30-fluke/), today is Fluke.

Today is a fluke.  June 30th, with pouring rain and temps of 12 degrees Celsius (it’s Canada, eh?)

What’s not a fluke?  That today is Caturday, and that Elliot is not at all fussed by the March-like weather today.  Time to light up the fireplace!

RagTag Daily Prompt 29: Milestone

A response in starting over with a new daily avoidance (or non-avoidance, as the case may be), here with the Ragtag Daily Prompt (https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/06/29/rdp-29-milestone/), today is Milestone.

I do feel like I’ve reached some kind of milestone today.  FINALLY my holidays have begun.  And I am going to enjoy every bit of them!

Today, it was generally lazy (although I am planning on going for a training session tonight), reading on my kindle app, but I did get out for a walk.  Here are some pictures I took along the way:

RagTag Daily Prompt 10: Limerence (oh, and Caturday on Sunday!)

A response in starting over with a new daily avoidance (or non-avoidance, as the case may be), here with the Ragtag Daily Prompt (https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/06/10/limerence/), today is Limerence.

What makes you think I’m suffering from Limerence?

Forgot the title…must be off my blogging game…

A response in starting over with a new daily avoidance (or non-avoidance, as the case may be), here with the Ragtag Daily Prompt (https://curioussteph.com/2018/06/03/rdp-3-imagination/), today is Imagination.

Imagine, if you will, me away for a three-day conference, and all the fun I will have eating food I don’t have to prepare or clean up after!  Here’s a short sampling…

Is it lunchtime yet?

Blogging from A to Z Challenge: 2018 Theme Reveal!

Welcome to the Great and Powerful Blogging from A to Z 2018 Theme Reveal!

For those of you who aren’t aware of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, you can read more about it here:  http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

I’ve been a participant in said challenge since 2014.  Every year I choose a theme, and every year I blog it on the fly.  Will this year be any different?  Probably not, but I can dream!

Before I reveal my 2017 theme, here are themes from challenges past:

  • 2014:  I blogged about our house, and the befores and afters of the renos we did and changes we made after buying it.
  • 2015: I blogged about interesting places in Victoria (all close to home).
  • 2016: I blogged about learning to use my DSLR
  • 2017: I blogged about my ‘hood in Welcome to James Bay!

And now, my Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2018 Theme!  Drum roll please…..

The A to Z of Wabi Sabi: an exploration of wabi-sabi photography (and accompanying commentary)

What is wabi sabi?  Well, in simple terms, it’s the Japanese art of imperfection.  Which is perfect for me!  You can read more about it at Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabi-sabi) and about how it relates to photography at Discover Digital Photography (https://www.discoverdigitalphotography.com/2016/wabi-sabi-photography-the-art-of-the-imperfect/)

My friend Susan in Regina, during out photography adventure back last September, introduced me to the term wabi sabi upon realizing that I loved taking pictures of broken and worn-out things.  I’m looking forward to exploring more of this, under the three types mentioned in Discover Digital Photography: “photography of the overlooked beauty, photography of worn and weathered beauty, and adding imperfections to staged images to make them seem more real.”  And using the letters of the alphabet to choose my subjects.  Of course, I will be writing my own reflections on my photos, so I see this year’s challenge as a chance to practice both my photography and my writing.

I guess I better start planning!!

Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six-Word Story Challenge

Here is another fun writing challenge I am going to try my hand out with as I begin to pull myself out of this rut, well more like a canyon, I have fallen into (and keep falling back into) over the past, well, long time.

The Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six-Word Story Challenge is from Nicola Auckland, and you can read the rules at https://nicolaauckland.com/welcome-to-the-home-of-the-sometimes-stellar-storyteller/about-the-six-word-story-challenge

And this week’s challenge topic is Complicated (https://nicolaauckland.com/2018/02/17/sometimes-stellar-storyteller-six-word-story-challenge-90/)

And here is my first attempt at this complicated six-word story.

Unweaving alternative facts becomes daily life.

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