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Thursday Inspo 75

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration! This is my weekly prompt and hopefully it will inspire you to write something creative, perhaps a poem or a piece of flash fiction. I will try to visit everyone who links back to this post. 🙂

This week’s theme is guitar and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Guitar Man,” a 1972 song by Bread.

Night after night
Who treats you right
Baby, it’s the guitar man
Who’s on the radio
You go listen to the guitar man

Headphones music records guitar

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Image Credit ~ Happy Color

Thursday Inspiration 74

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration! This is my weekly prompt and hopefully it will inspire you to write something creative, perhaps a poem or a piece of flash fiction. I will try to visit everyone who links back to this post. 🙂

This week’s theme is butterfly and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Elusive Butterfly,” a 1966 song by Bob Lind.

Don’t be concerned, it will not harm you
It’s only me pursuing somethin’ I’m not sure of
Across my dreams with nets of wonder
I chase the bright elusive butterfly of love

Library butterfly books

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Image credit ~ Happy Color

Thursday Inspiration 73

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration! This is my weekly prompt and hopefully it will inspire you to write something creative, perhaps a poem or a piece of flash fiction. I will try to visit everyone who links back to this post. 🙂

This week’s theme is mystery and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Building A Mystery,” a 1997 song by Sarah McLachlan.

‘Cause you’re working
Building a mystery
Holding on and holding it in
Yeah you’re working
Building a mystery
And choosing so carefully

Spaceman puzzle mystery universe

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Image credit ~ Happy Color

Midnight Blooms

Dark blooms edged with red

Hungry for the sun,

They bask in glowing moon;

Disrespected in day’s light,

They thrive in raven night.

Odd ideas and strange desires…

In the dark, they catch on fire.

Dreams turn into rainbow rooms;

Midnight blooms dissolve too soon.

~*~

Written for Mindlovemisery Prompt 330.

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Image credit ~ Juanjo Menta on Pexels.com

Thursday Inspiration 72

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration! This is my weekly prompt and hopefully it will inspire you to write something creative, perhaps a poem or a piece of flash fiction. I will try to visit everyone who links back to this post. 🙂

This week’s theme is rainbow and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “She’s A Rainbow,” a 1967 song by the Rolling Stones.

She comes in colors ev’rywhere
She combs her hair
She’s like a rainbow
Coming, colors in the air
Oh, everywhere
She comes in colors

Rainbow gown

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Image credit ~ Happy Color

Reading vs Writing

Bitmoji and calico kitty cat

Here’s something specifically blog-related. What are the pros/cons of reading your newsfeed before working on a prompt?

Pros:

1. It’s great to be caught up on posts and not have that hanging over your head.

2. It’s polite to respond to comments as soon as you can and then, while reading, try to leave comments at those blogs too.

3. It’s good to see what others have written on a prompt so you don’t repeat that idea.

Cons:

1. Sometimes there are so many posts to catch up on you end up running out of time to write your own (this assumes you have other things going on besides blogging).

2. If you have something in mind for a post and see that someone else used the idea, now you really can’t write about it even if you wanted to… ignorance more blissful?

3. Reading the feed will, of course, reveal new prompts that you must add to your never-ending list of things to write about, argh!

This is one pro/con exercise where I actually haven’t made up my mind. Usually I read first, but not always. Today I wish I hadn’t because John wrote a lot of what I had planned before I fell asleep. Pro: he inspired this post! 😀

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Image credit ~ Bitmoji

Thursday Inspiration 69

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration! This is my weekly prompt and hopefully it will inspire you to write something creative, perhaps a poem or a piece of flash fiction. I will try to visit everyone who links back to this post. 🙂

This week’s theme is free and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Free Bird,” a 1973 song by Lynryd Skynyrd.

But, if I stayed here with you, girl
Things just couldn’t be the same
Cause I’m as free as a bird now
And this bird you can not change

Bird flying over ocean

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Image credit ~ Happy Color

Thursday Inspiration 68

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration! This is my weekly prompt and hopefully it will inspire you to write something creative, perhaps a poem or a piece of flash fiction. I will try to visit everyone who links back to this post. 🙂

This week’s theme is mother and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Your Mother Should Know,” a 1967 song by the Beatles.

Let’s all get up and dance to a song
That was a hit before your mother was born
Though she was born a long long time ago
Your mother should know

Mother & baby

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Image credit ~ Happy Color

My Retirement Trip

I have a fantasy that after I retire (and G has passed over the rainbow bridge) I’ll see more of the U.S. I’ll do it leisurely, maybe by train, or partly by car… spend as much or as little time as I please wherever I go. I figure I can begin in the Northwest corner and see Vancouver. Then I’ll mosey on over to Montana and check out the Big Sky. Idk how long I’ll stay there before dipping south to visit Yellowstone…

Brown bear

Next, there will be a stop in North Dakota to visit the reptile zoo. Then I’ll make my way to the Chicago area, where hopefully I can visit some peeps and cruise around some old haunts. Then I would want to see a bit of Michigan before continuing on to Pennsylvania. Never have been to Philly, so I need to stay there a bit.

After that, I need to deal seriously with New England. Boston is a must-see, and also Providence. Burlington, VT is where some of my family lived way back, so it’s on the list. I want to go up to Maine too and see the places Stephen King writes about. Obviously, I will spend some time in New York, duh!

Manhattan New York City

I’ll journey down the East Coast and check out the touristy stuff in D.C. Gotta see some of Virginia also… and absolutely for sure Nashville. Dunno if there’s anything else I need to check out before visiting Atlanta. And I will definitely see New Orleans, as I’ve been wanting to for ages…

Apparently I have to cross some vast nothingness to get to New Mexico, where I’d likely spend a bunch of time seeing Cool Things. Breaking Bad, yo! Colorado is in the plan, even though I went as a teenager. Worth a second visit, imo. And Utah! Drove through Zion National Park once on the way to Vegas and it was utterly gorgeous. This time, I’d really see it. Arizona needs a revisit as well. Beautiful place!

Arizona Grand Canyon

Nice fantasy trip, yes? 😍

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Written for Fandango’s Dog Days #1.

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30 Day Film Challenge 6

I found this fun challenge at Sandmanjazz. As I did with the books (not the bingo, but the 30 days), I’m going to do these movies in blocks. So instead of a post a day for 30 days, I’ll have 6 posts total. Here’s my sixth and final set of films…

26. Young Frankenstein makes me happy. I rewatch it frequently and it’s just as funny each time. Instant mood-lifter! 🤣🤣🤣

27. Not a huge fan of the superhero genre, but The Dark Knight was excellent.

28. The Little Shop of Horrors changed my life. I saw it outdoors in a park in Pasadena with a man I was falling in love with. It was at the end of (what I considered) a perfect day together. But after that day, he treated me horribly, ghosted me on Thanksgiving, and texted me months later with a bunch of crap about how I had failed him. This caused me to spiral into a depression, although I realize I am responsible for my own reactions to the behavior of others. A good lesson from the film is that the most innocuous seeming things (or people) can turn into monsters. Beware! Another lesson is that depression too is a ravenous monster, never satisfied, consuming all your hope and joy. I was lucky mine faded with time.

29. I loved Saturday Night Fever so much I didn’t want it to end. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

30. Grease has a beautiful ending. Love to rewatch that one too. Musicals rock! 🎶

This has been another super fun challenge! Thanks for reading along. 🙂

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