Are you going to stare at me all night, or are you going to ask me to dance?
Photo Credit: @deirdredenaliphotography on Instagram Day 6 of the 7 Day #writingsprintchallenge offered by @tuftin.reads on Instagram. Today’s prompt is the photo above. The red hue in the upraised rock reminded me of the Red Planet and the little patches of ice, snow and green growth cast my thoughts towards the terraforming of Mars, a … Continue reading Home Sweet Mars
PC Unknown @38.media.tumblr.com Today’s entry is the 5th of 7 in the #writingsprintchallenge offered by @tuftin.reads on Instagram. She has poked the bear this time. Why do I say this? Read on… When I was 25 years old, I cheated on my wife. Once upon a time, I would have said that with quotation marks … Continue reading Grace, Mercy and the Cancel Culture
Photo by note thanun on Unsplash This is the fifth day of #writingsprintchallenge from @tuftin.reads on Instagram. The prompt today is a quote from James Joyce from his compendium of stream-of-consciousness writing, Ulysses. Yesterday I lay upon a gurney in a makeshift operating room in the back of an abandoned building not too far from my home, but … Continue reading Lost Leaders, the Betrayed, & Wild Escapes
Image from Strange Day Duluth on Instagram This is day four in the #writingsprintchallenge offered by @tuftin.reads on Instagram. Today's prompt is the image above. You should check out the account, Strange Day Duluth for some surreal posts. My entry is called A History Lesson. Read and see why. "Class," the teacher spoke with authority, … Continue reading A History Lesson
Photo by Sam Moqadam on Unsplash Today's prompt was a musical one. Warsaw by Dessa. I listened to it several times and decided to address the prompt from the perspective of a rock star. For those who are new, this is Day 3 in the #writingsprintchallenge issued by @tuftin.reads on Instagram. Below is my take on this one. … Continue reading Rock Star
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash. Grandparents are those warm, caring old folks that spoil their grandchildren with candy and overnight stays where you can do whatever you want. That is, most grandparents, but not mine. My grandparents were a darker sort. Granny, as we called her, was one tough, hard-working woman who chain-smoked and … Continue reading Never Grow Old
I love prompted writing! So I took up the challenge thrown down by @tuftin.reads to do a 15 minute or so writing sprint each day for the next week starting tonight. The prompt for tonight is A Tiger is Set Loose, which is the title for my piece below.Herman stood at the dining room window, … Continue reading A Tiger is Set Loose