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Bigger Than a Bread Box

African elephant

Image credit to Sam Karp

Majestic giants

Tread lightly in their thunder

Gentle eyes so wise

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Posted for Cee’s B&W Challenge.

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Essss

familysweatpantsphoto albumtea soapsbread

S is for smiling summer sisters, sloppy silver sweatpants / sky blue sweatshirt, sentimental scrapbooks, sweet scented soap, and San Francisco sourdough!

Posted for Tina’s challenge.

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Dream

Calm peaceful sea

I wish love could be
As still as this sea
And as deep.

The waves of mistrust
Crashing the bliss
Dissolve into ripples
Under a blue sky kiss.

Sharp shells soften
In silky warm sand;
The sun beams serenely
As we walk hand in hand.

A glittering dream
Shimmers in peace,
Awakens in sleep.

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Written for Crimson’s Creative Challenge 119.

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The Last Day [fiction 250]

Couple running through field

I remember the last day as if it were yesterday. The morning began as perfect as a painting, with a peaceful sky smiling on the golden field. We held hands and ran to the secluded picnic site. You were thrilled with the impulsive bouquet I gave you, and my soul felt light with love.

You stumbled and I caught you, hoping your ankle hadn’t twisted, but that was the least of our problems. We both looked down at the same time and saw the bones sticking up from the dirt. Of course, we had to call the authorities, and then began not only the homicide investigation but also everyone’s inquisitive noses poking into our private business.

Reality roared into our relationship like a steamroller, and events collided so quickly it was hard to keep track of their sequence. You didn’t put up a fight as your husband repudiated your entire marriage and left with your children. I was forced to choose my own family over you, a decision I still question to this day.

No one really believed we were engaging in the dark arts of the cult that buried those bodies, yet our reputations suffered fatal damage regardless. People will always blame the woman more than the man in these situations, though it was I who seduced you. The guilt hangs heavy on my neck like a chain of stones.

All I can do is offer bouquets of wildflowers to your final resting place, as I remember better days.

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Written for Mindlovemisery’s Photo Challenge 354.

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February Love Me 12

bitmoji cat hearts

Let’s celebrate the month of lurve by posting one thing we love every day throughout February. Today I’m loving turquoise!

Turquoise & silver jewelryChunky turquoise
otters

Have a great day, everyone! ❤️😻🥰

This also fits into Cee’s challenge!

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My Name Is Daisy

My name is Daisy and I’m in fear for my life. Every day they’ve been coming to the garden and taking one of my sisters. Coincidentally, my sisters are all named Daisy too. These evil creatures laugh as they cruelly tear off our petals, mangling our delicate flower bodies, as they chant some nonsense about love.

I’ll tell you what love is: warm sun, cool water, and rich soil. No one needs more than that. Yet, I look around and the garden is sparser and sadder as each day passes. Where there were once riotous blooms, there are now empty patches of grass. Soon, no one will remember who we were.

Oh no, I hear them running across the lawn again…

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Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge 533.

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Monday Windows

gatsby window catcat in windowKitty in window
Gatsby is watching…

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For Ludwig Keck’s Challenge.

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Dream of Snow

I dream of snow,

Crisp air light with longing,

My boots crunching

Toward tomorrow.

I long to see my breath:

Proof that I exist

Outside this room

And beyond the hiss

Of the oxygen tank.

A soft wet nose

Nuzzles me for nuggets,

But I have no pockets,

And it’s only the nurse

With my next dose.

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Written for Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt.

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Unknown [flash 91]

Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt

One ordinary morning everything changed. She made the usual breakfast and dressed just the same, feeling stuck in the rhythm of dull day after day. She tidied the house while bemoaning her plight and then realized Kitty must have escaped in the night. Donning a coat, she wandered outside, calling his name–where could he hide? When she got to the gate, it yawned open wide, not locked, but showing her a path of escape. She followed the swish of Kitty’s bold tail, the lure of the unknown lifting her veil.

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Written for Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt.

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Vanishing Point

Doggie with leaves
Rory, by Sam Karp

Petals fall like rain

Trees shiver in autumn winds

Loyalty abides

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Written for Cee’s B&W photo challenge.

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