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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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©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

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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©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

Image credit ~ Happy Color

Illusion’s Meadow

Fantasy unicorn butterflies sparkle

Drifting past the din,
I float into dream terrain,
Where zephyrs caress me
And wings whisper your name.
Will I find you here…
In illusion’s meadow,
So far from my bedroom?
The terrible price I pay
For glimpsing heaven once,
Is to never see it again.

~*~

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Collared [socs flash 81]

Blonde woman face mouth lips

Collins’ captain complimented him on the killer’s collar. “Congrats on the capture, Collins! Go home and grab a cold one from your cooler.”

But as soon as he closed the door, Collins was confronted by his wife Karen with one of his unclean shirts. “What’s this candy pink lipstick on your collar?” she queried. “Have you been canoodling with Kelly?”

“‘Course not,” Collins countered, cruising to the fridge.

“I’m crushed, you cad!” Karen cried.

“Calm yourself,” he caviled. “That’s Kathy’s color.”

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Generation Yap [flash 85]

Cheeseburger and fries

“Dude, this burger looks awesome!” Dylan shouted when he sat down at the table. “Get in mah belly!”

“Young man,” Grandpa bristled. “Must you use such obnoxious vocabulary?”

“Chillax, Geepah.” Dylan waved a fry. “I was giving Moms a compliment.”

Grandpa sighed. “In my day, we would have said something more pleasant, such as the cat’s meow.”

“But our cat howls all night,” Dylan pointed out. “That doesn’t seem like a compliment.”

“All right, burgers!” Dad said as he arrived at the table. “Fuckin’ A!”

gatbsy kitty cat

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Images are mine and not mine…

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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©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

Image credit ~ Happy Color

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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©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

Image credit ~ Happy Color

Stage Fright [flash 127]

Man in cosplay costume

Thorn reread the script, growing more anxious with each word. He’d been draconian in the negotiations, demanding no scenes together with his ex Moira, but here were the lines in black and white. Tomorrow he was supposed to grab her in a “passionate embrace.”

He didn’t want to touch her, or even be in the same room with her! This scene would be a gateway for a torrent of unwelcome emotions to flood his mind and wreck the calm he’d worked so hard to achieve since Moira had dumped him for that drummer. Thorn was uncertain how to proceed. Perhaps he should quit the play, before there was any contact whatsoever.

“Hello, Thorn,” came a soft voice behind him. “We need to talk.”

Oh no! Too late…

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Written for Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt.

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Image from Just A Bit Further…

Shop Talk [flash 210]

Pitcher on the grass

“Ugh, Monday again tomorrow.” Dwight’s posture slumped as he sipped the infused water Haley had provided. “This damn pandemic is ruining my plans.”

Haley sighed. “I know, dude. Keeping my face covered all the time is tough when I rely on my smile as well as my pitch.”

“Hah!” Dwight chuckled. “I’d just say that brings some equality to the situation, since people used to run in fear from my mug and never listened to a word I said.”

“That’s not true,” Haley protested. “You’re very um… well, you have an interesting face, honey. What was your favorite job?”

Dwight flashed a euphoric grin. “Oh, now that’s an easy question! It was that time I tricked a whole country into voting for a demented lunatic.”

Haley laughed. “You’ve done that several times. I think that’s why you got promoted to Political Liaison.”

“You’re too kind, dear friend.” Dwight flung the remnants of their picnic on the ground. “I suppose we should return to our realms. I need my beauty sleep.”

Haley picked up the trash. “Me too. There’s a super early cloud meeting tomorrow. It’s about rainbows or something.”

“But at least you guys get yummy muffins at your meetings and not burning coals.”

“True.” Haley nodded. “There are perks.”

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Morning Owl [flash 138]

owl orange eyes glare

Malcolm the owl was an energetic young fellow, especially first thing in the morning. He wanted to demonstrate his eloquent speech and share the stupendous ideas he had concocted right at the break of dawn. Unfortunately, all the other owls were fast asleep.

After flying over to his friend Zeke’s tree, Malcolm gave Zeke a quick poke with his beak. “I challenge you to a game of chess and let’s make it 3D!” Malcolm hooted.

Zeke opened one bleary eye and sighed, “Dear owl pal, there is a glitch in your wiring. We are supposed to snooze when the sun is out shining.”

Distressed, Malcolm flew home and played chess with a rabbit. The bunny beat him, so Malcolm ate him. “How I wish Zeke were awake,” Malcolm said with a shake of his head and a burp.

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Written for Fandango’s Dog Days 29.