February 21, 2017

Oh the fun of the holiday season! The decorations are away and the house is back to normal. There was a demon cold bug for about three and a half weeks. Most of January and February. It has finally been killed off.  And we are getting back to  ourselves.

It’s also unusually warm this season. Today it rained. In February. It’s rather nice and scary at the same time. The picture made me think of travel and summer, warm times and free time 🙂 Have fun and enjoy 🙂

Word:

Empyreal

( em-pye-REE-ul )

adjective:  1 : of or relating to the heavens or firmament : celestial

2 : sublime

 

Picture:

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Prague found HERE

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January 19, 2017

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!

But here we are, vacation time at an end. A time to get back on track and find our grooves again 🙂  I know my own groove has gone zigzaggy. It needs a new path and new ideas 🙂

Let’s start with the first prompt of a new year!

 

Word:

Effrontery

ih-FRUN-tuh-ree

noun: shameless boldness : insolence

 

Picture:

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Ellis Island ( photo found HERE )

December 16, 2016

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! To all that celebrate this time of year, the best and most wonderful of wishes for you all:) For those that don’t, no excuse for not writing 🙂

Word:

Jubilee

n: JOO-buh-lee

1 : (often capitalized Jubilee) a year of emancipation and restoration provided by ancient Hebrew law to be kept every 50 years by the emancipation of Hebrew slaves, restoration of alienated lands to their former owners, and omission of all cultivation of the land

2 : a special anniversary; especially : a 50th anniversary

3 : a period of time proclaimed by the Roman Catholic pope ordinarily every 25 years as a time of special solemnity

4 : a state of joy or rejoicing : jubilation

5 : a religious song of black Americans usually referring to a time of future happiness

Picture:

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November 19, 2016

Well. The past weeks happened. Still feeling fuzzy and confused. Having a hard time getting my head around what to do next. So I thought I’d put the next prompt up. With Thanksgiving coming up I wanted to think about something better. Something beyond what’s happening in my head.  The word is rather fun too 🙂 Remember, we aim for flash fiction, but, short stories, blog posts, etc. are welcome. Leave a link to your work in the comments 🙂

Word:

Meshuggener

muh-SHUG-uh-ner )

  noun : a foolish or crazy person

Picture:

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The Car-Driver’s Thanksgiving 1877    Picture found HERE

October 20, 2016

Welcome back! It’s a Halloween prompt week-ish :)) I’ll be giving you two sweet treats to work with this time. Go ahead and mix and match the words and pictures if that so moves you 🙂 Remember you can leave a link to your flash fiction, short story, poem or even blog post in the comments.

Have a wonderful spooky ( and safe ) Halloween!

 

Word 1:

Hoick

( HOIK )

verb: to move or pull abruptly : yank

Picture 1:

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Spooky picture found HERE

Word 2:

Asperse

( uh-SPURSS )

verb: 1 : sprinkle; especially : to sprinkle with holy water
2 : to attack with evil reports or false or injurious charges.

Picture:

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This haunting photo is found HERE.

 

And Summer Ends

And Autumn has arrived. The heat was just awful this year. My brain went into a humid limbo for months. Thoughts and ideas weren’t making appearances. Motivation took a long holiday. And then there was the idea of changing this from flash fiction to include all sorts of genres.

I do want to keep the items short. Quick looks into a picture. However, as of now it can be a flash fiction story, a micro story, a short poem or blog post. Whatever you can do with 500 words and under. The rules still apply though. Risky, but not vulgar. Keep it respectful. Anything found inappropriate will be removed.

Sounds like a good plan, yes?

Yes 🙂

For our upcoming Fall, enjoy 🙂

 

 

Word:

Cabal

noun: kuh-BAHL

1 : the artifices and intrigues of a group of persons secretly united in a plot (as to overturn a government); also : a group engaged in such artifices and intrigues

2 : club, group

 

Picture:

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( Lovely photo found HERE )