Category Archives: Daily Prompt

Unfurl: WP Daily Prompt

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”     Anais Nin
US (French-born) author & diarist (1903 – 1977)

When I talked to Mike at the tattoo shop about my semi colon tattoo, he understood why I wanted the butterfly wings added, unfurling, as though to take flight off of my skin.  Continue reading

Jiffy – WP Daily Prompt

Jiffy definition

Mind = blown.

 

My first thought when I saw the word prompt “Jiffy” was of course using it like “I’ll be done in a Jiffy”, or my favorite, Jif peanut butter. But I guess I’ll never be done in a jiffy according to that definition!

If I had a jiffy stopwatch, I know what I might measure.

The time it takes:

  1. For the last breath to leave a being’s body.
  2. To fall in love at first sight.
  3. For a heart to break.
  4. For the last autumn leaf to die.
  5. To dream at night.
  6. For a kind word to be spoken.
  7. For someone’s mind to open.

Jiffy

Photo Challenge: Elemental

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My first view of Tide Pools in my life – at Yaquina Head in Oregon at the Pacific Coast. I got there at low tide, and was able to walk out quite a ways towards the waves. The tide pools never got old for me; I squatted down on the slimy seaweed-covered rocks and touched anemones and sea urchins (ouch!) all afternoon.  Continue reading

Delivery – Daily Word Prompt

She is 91 years old. Luckily she is still able to walk, slowly, shuffling bent over her walker. When I rang the doorbell the door was locked, it took her nearly 5 minutes to walk from the den to answer it.

“I’m sorry honey, my daughter must have locked it when she left. I leave it unlocked because it takes so long to get here.” Her hands, twisted with arthritis, fumble with the latch.

“You’re looking beautiful today, Doris.” I smile and give her a hug, then place her hot meal wrapped in its plastic onto her walker tray.  Continue reading

Can I be Spicy? – WP Daily Word Prompt

I am a melancholy Pisces, a water sign. I swim in the cool aquamarine waters half in and half out of a dream. If a sparkle catches my grey eyes, I will swim closer, but slowly, because that’s how I am.

The other women, with loud voices and big hair, with wide eyes and bright lipstick, are they spicy? I think yes. They enter the room without looking around for approval. Dressed in low cut tops, with sharp red lacquered nails, they are not here to please you.  Continue reading