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July Writing Prompts, Day 20 – Doused in flames

From Putting My Feet in the Dirt (https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/), July’s prompts are here: https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2019/07/01/july-2019-writing-prompts/

And today, July 20, the prompt is “Doused in flames”.

We like to be doused in flames at our house.  Between five fireplaces (and let me tell you, the ultimate luxury is having a fireplace in the bedroom!), and now a new fire table on our deck, we keep the fires going winter, spring, fall, summer – it doesn’t matter.  It’s all about the comfort, and of course, the kitties.

July Writing Prompts, Day 19 – Fighting for a future

From Putting My Feet in the Dirt (https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/), July’s prompts are here: https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2019/07/01/july-2019-writing-prompts/

And today, July 19, the prompt is “Fighting for a future”.

It’s interesting to me how many war metaphors there are out there.  We fight against time, age, our weight, cancer, and fight for the future, for justice, hell, we fight for or against anything we think worth having, or bettering, or getting rid of.  The future shouldn’t be a battle.  It should be about hope.

And now, since this post does not contain my usual irreverence, here is a picture of a kitten, doing what kittens do best.

July Writing Prompts, Day 18 – Cultured creations

From Putting My Feet in the Dirt (https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/), July’s prompts are here: https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2019/07/01/july-2019-writing-prompts/

And today, July 18, the prompt is “Cultured creations”

Cultured creations – symphonies?  artworks?  Or maybe just some Kombucha.  I really don’t know what kombucha is, but I do know it’s cultured.  Although, I do think it would look funny in a tux.  Does look good in a glass, however!

July Writing Prompts, Day 17 – Battling borborygmus

From Putting My Feet in the Dirt (https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/), July’s prompts are here: https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2019/07/01/july-2019-writing-prompts/

And today, July 17, the prompt is “Battling borborygmus”

Sure.  Make me have to look up a big long word beginning with B.  I was first going to say that the House, in them there United States, has been battling their orange-coloured borborygmus, but then I discovered that a borborygmus is “a rumbling sound made by the movement of gas in the intestine“.  Oh.  I guess I was right the first time.

July Writing Prompts, Day 16 – Point pleasant

From Putting My Feet in the Dirt (https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/), July’s prompts are here: https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2019/07/01/july-2019-writing-prompts/

And today, July 16, the prompt is ” Point pleasant”

Is the point pleasant, or is pleasant the point?  I do know that on my walk I went to a very pleasant point – Odgen Point.  A nice walk on the breakwater was the point, and pleasant was the gain!

July Writing Prompts, Day 15 – Tempered glass

From Putting My Feet in the Dirt (https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/), July’s prompts are here: https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2019/07/01/july-2019-writing-prompts/

And today, July 15, the prompt is “Tempered glass”

Tempered (not to be confused with temperamental) glass is a wonderous thing when you are trying to keep fire from blowing all over the place and setting your house ablaze!

July Writing Prompts, Day 14 – Writing weirdos

From Putting My Feet in the Dirt (https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/), July’s prompts are here: https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2019/07/01/july-2019-writing-prompts/

And today, July 14, the prompt is “Writing weirdos”

Writing weirdos…weird is one of those words where i is not before e except after c.  Stupid rule.  And let’s be clear, it’s not a rule of English, but a rule of English Spelling!  And there are really good reasons for a lot of what we think of as weird spelling in English, what with the Great Vowel Shift and all (not to be confused with the great bowel shift…too much information?)

And now, to end this post, here is the parking lot we were in at Butchart Gardens – so at the end of the day, we could say we had to return to Camel-Lot…

July Writing Prompts, Day 13 – Dismantled and disguised

From Putting My Feet in the Dirt (https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/), July’s prompts are here: https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2019/07/01/july-2019-writing-prompts/

And today, July 13, the prompt is “Dismantled and disguised”

I am suddenly wondering how something could be dismantled and disguised at the same time.  I mean, I guess being dismantled could be a kind of disguise.  Kind of like a puzzle.  Guess the thing that is lying dismantled on your floor.  The next step?  Putting it together again.  Reminds me of the Star Trek episode, The Menagerie, where the aliens re-mantled the human woman, but had no guidebook and really f$%^ed it up.  Guess they didn’t have YouTube!

July Writing Prompts, Day 12 – Budding beauties

From Putting My Feet in the Dirt (https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/), July’s prompts are here: https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2019/07/01/july-2019-writing-prompts/

And today, July 12, the prompt is “Budding beauties”

When I first read this prompt, I thought it said “budding buddies”, and I thought, hey!  I can talk about beginning friendships, or flowers that bud at the same time.  But then, I realized it said “beauties”, and I was stumped.

July Writing Prompts, Day 11 – Heather pink

From Putting My Feet in the Dirt (https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/), July’s prompts are here: https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2019/07/01/july-2019-writing-prompts/

And today, July 11, the prompt is “Heather pink”

A, another paint swatch colour, or perhaps a crayola crayon.  Now, if you are talking about the plant heather, some of it is pink, although some is white.  But heather pinks can vary, so I wonder which heather pink is considered “heather pink”?

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