Thank you to Wondering Belle for the tag! It was hard for me to find quotes on this topic that I liked. Most were BS about how a smile cures everything and if you’re sad it’s your own fault. But I found a couple, so here you go.
I’ll tag these bloggers to continue the game:
Crystal water catharsis
Endless soothing springs
April 14 Elemental Challenge
Game 2 – Season 1
Not Just My Verse, Your Two Two Too! Created by Rory of A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip!
Welcome to ….
Not Just My Verse, Your Two Two Too!
I will choose a topic, write four lines of Rhyming Verse then l will tag one of my readers who will in turn add four lines of Rhyming Verse to my mine and Tag one of their own readers, and then it is a case of wash rinse repeat and let’s see how far our topic goes in so far as a Rhyme?
Once the poem [Verse] leaves my blog, the next blogger along can take it where ever they want with regards their own four line verse but always staying on topic.
The day is as long, as the night is young,
Four more lines of verse, to make another rhyme,
What topic shall we do to have some fun..
THE PERFECTLY CRAZY BUCKET LIST
So, so much to do, and with so little time,
I want to do everything, nothing to be missed,
But how do l plan it all, how do l define,
The perfectly crazy bucket list?
[Paula chimes in]
First up is a lush tropical jungle,
Jaguars and waterfalls… all quite insane;
I do hope my parachute isn’t all bungled,
When I jump from the doorway of this airplane!
[over to… Fandango!]
Jennifer Crusie, that is! There are so many good romance novels by Ms. Crusie, and I believe I’ve mentioned a few times that the first one I read, Welcome to Temptation, is the book that inspired me to write my first romance novel. I dabbled as a teenager, but WTT made me realize I didn’t have to be afraid of letting my humor shine through my writing.
However! My favorite Crusie romance novel is one of her spin-offs to WTT called Faking It. This book is just so much fun, with so many great characters, not just the hero and heroine, who are marvelous, but all the side characters as well. We even get a 50-something mom who loves word games and is still sexy enough that two (two!) age-appropriate studs fight over her. Is it any wonder I love this book? 😂
If you haven’t read any Jenny, or for some reason have missed out on this one, I highly recommend Faking It… loads of laughs, delicious muffins, and larceny too.
Side note: I panicked when I realized I must have donated all my old hardcover books, and I gulped at paying full retail price for new Jenny. She is not on Kindle Unlimited. But then I remembered this big building full of books near the park where I walk sometimes… I wandered in there, renewed my expired card, and found Faking It on the library shelf. Amazing! 😀
The coast soothes my mind,
From the rhythmic crash of waves
To the infinite hues of blues
And greens and greys
As the water undulates,
Shimmers, foams, and sprays.
The endless reality of days
Can erase the dreamer
Within my soul,
But the mystery of the deep
Summons her out to play
And keeps her whole.
It’s only natural to be magnetized
By the pull of the ocean’s tides,
To be seduced by the primal
Scents of salt and sand,
A tangle of seaweed
In my hand.
Opposites Attract Challenge April 6
Silent afternoon is perfect for writing; sleepy kitty agrees, though he stays alert for spiders.
Weekend writing prompt
I keep busy all day and numb my mood;
Flood the room with upbeat tunes,
But when it’s sunset I think of you.
As the sky cries itself into a bruise,
The night closes in on me like a tomb.
Prompt from Patricia’s Place
Since everyone is announcing the things they are blogdoing, I thought I would too. I made a new tab! Ooh, yes. Biggie changes on the old Light Motifs II. It’s a poetry tab and I stuck 24 links on to poems what I like. My own poems, I mean. Now, it would be nice if people could go over there and like my poetry page so it’s not all naked. But if everyone is too busy doing whatever, I get it. Just remember all the times I liked your things and don’t feel guilty. 🙄
I also changed my other tab to link to my fave flash fiction stories what I posted. Now, you don’t have to bother liking that page, since it already has lots of likes from when it had sumpin else on there. I guess that’s cheating really… to change a thing people liked into a different thing after they liked it. Gosh, I’ll probably lose sleep over that. 😂
Since I feel all blissful from organizing my stuff under tabs in this way, I’m going to do more! I’m planning to create a series tab, for links to my sets of themed stories; a dating tab for my sad and funny dating stories; a tab for Gatsby; etc. Actually, I feel quite penitent for neglecting this area of my blog for so long. I haven’t made it easy for peeps to find things. 😢
On second thought, maybe I should make series a subset of flash. After all, my stories are really all flash fiction, by definition, and there is no reason to drench my poor blog in a veritable flood of tabs. I always get so carried away! 🤪
So, here’s a thing. I try not to think about certain times in my life too much unless I’m deliberately calling up an emotion for writing purposes, and even then I have to be careful. But the blog is tricky. Reading some of that older poetry was painful ~ I know what motivated it. I know why I had the need to articulate certain concepts the way I did with the words I chose.
Even worse though are the blanks in blogtime, where “nothing” appears. Those weeks weren’t always blank. Some of them had poetry that was too painful to leave up, or rants or confessions or stories I decided were too personal to have online forever (yes, I realize they may have been archived or screenshotted by someone).
When I pass through the ghost weeks, I’m glad I don’t have to confront whatever unhappy event occurred… but yet I know it was there.
Something was there. 😶
Opposites Attract Challenge: April 3
Posted in Admin, Fun, Noodling, OCDoodles, Poetry, Writing
Tagged fiction, flash, goals, inspirational, language, navel glazing, psychology, RDP, retro
Sweet spring blossoms
Fragrance the air
With sublime innocence.
The pinkness of petals
Unfurling in the sunshine
Eliminates any need
To question the fresh
Mound of dirt
Recently raked over.
Just breathe in the goodness
Of tender green shoots,
And cast out speculation
Of the wicked ways
Elemental Challenge: Air/Sweet
Opposites Attract Challenge: April 1
The last one looked up
Through the choking smoke,
Took a final breath
Of poisoned acrid air,
There glowing in the gloom
Was the same old golden moon
Just like the month before.
Could a damned soul
Dare to hope,
As eyelids fluttered closed,
That this was not the end,
And life in some form somehow
Would reappear again?
Oh Prompt Me Do!