Sunday Whirl – Waiting for the Other Shoe

A small cringe closes upon me. Like a wild wolf cajoling me, your practice of heaping praise seems more than kind. My eyes close to hide the blight called twisted love.


FFAW – Home Fires

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Enisa. Thank you Enisa!

Allen stirs at the embers of the fire. The flames have grown weary, flickering hesitantly and disappear. The heat still reaches out on long fingers alternating with touches of chill. Undeterred, he fans at them to coax a little more life. Tiny ashen flurries dance around him barely visible in the night.

His face shows the taste of desperation. Lines set about his eyes seem to catch every shadow the palid glow can forge. The conflict of knowing the coldness of tomorrow’s ash and hopes that the flames return fight out within his head. The only response is continuous stirring.

“Seriously, you’re making any chance of talking impossible!” Allen tries to break through the hard exterior of his enraged wife you no avail.

Yet still he stirs the embers going the fire returns.

132 words

Wordle – Heart felt

Week 179

1. Cyan

2. Mumble

3. Tragedy

4. Vaunt (verb) to boast or brag

5. Paraffin (noun) a white or colorless, tasteless, odorless, water-insoluble, solid substance not easily acted upon by reagents, consisting of a mixture of hydrocarbons chiefly of the alkane series, obtained from crude petroleum: used in candles, for forming preservative coatings and seals, for waterproofing paper, etc.

6. Nod

7. Asleep

8. Faucet

9. Scantily

10. Koi no Yokan (Japanese) The sense one can have upon first meeting a person that the two of you are going to fall in love. Differs from “love at first sight” as it does not imply that the feeling of love exists, only the knowledge that a future love is inevitable.

11. Tradition

12. Gradual

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Use the words in any order that you like.

Tag: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie and Wordle

Cyan dreams laced with mumblings of Koi no Yokan. Gradual as fate maybe, I nod slowly asleep watching the paraffin of the candle melt time away. Our coupling like a Greek tragedy scantily clings to any tradition of star crossed lovers. Still love flows like a broken faucet.

FFAW – Little Note of Contention

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Goroyboy. Thank you Raymon!

“You haven’t heard a word I’ve said. Have you?!” The words swim in my head.

My eyes fishing for the source, catch my wife’s unpleasant scowl.

“Yes, I heard you the first time. I’ll get to it as soon as I finish what I’m doing.” My voice responses with little impute from me. I’m totally clueless of what the emergency currently is.

“It better get done!” She still has a snarl that would make a junkyard dog cower on. “You should write down the things that need done around here! How many times do I have to say it over and over and over again!”

I pull out a stack of post-it notes. I sigh and write down ‘make a list’.

It has become quite. I look up to see her walk over to read my note.

“Funny! That’s really funny mister!” She storms off stomping her feet.

148 words

Wordle – Calm Waters

Bonus Sam

The words for this week’s wordle were brought to you by Sam

1. Sweep

2. Void

3. Virtue

4. Tonal

5. Shimmer

6. Burgundy

7. Foot

8. Kingfisher

9. Hurry

10. Bridge

11. Nintendo

12. Grove

Use at least 10 of the words to create a story or poem

The words can appear in an alternate form

Use the words in any order that you like.

Tag: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie and Wordle

The tonal cry of the kingfisher reminds me of my place. While I may occupy the bridge, the shimmering waters contain his dinner. I try to keep losing him in the void of the pine grove. His call sweeps away the virtue of calm, hurrying me to be about foot. I glare at his burgundy bloomage. I resolve to find a hunting game on ninento as I leave.

Sunday Whirl – Hellhound

The sharp piercing of my right arm told my mind the snarling small dog was a problem. I flailed after I saw him. My car waited with a bar in the trunk. His haul of flesh will leave a scar. But soon I’ll treat him apart, casting him upon a hearth of his Hellhound brethren.

FFAW – Day Dream

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Enisa. Thank you Enisa for our prompt!

The quiet water calls. Cool to the touch. The lazy stream calls. Its water caresses, draining away stress and worry. Surrendering isn’t an option.

A cataract calls from down stream. It tells takes of the water speeding up and jumping down unseen heights. The sound plays with my mind. I can feel the misty air rising. I imagine ferns and wildflowers reading fron the banks to receive its kiss. Rainbows ethereal in the sunbeams play hide and seek above.

Distant birds sing. Probably calling out to others to join them.

A blaring horn rattles me.

The same white truck is stuck in front of me. Four lanes dead stopped. Every once in awhile, we rush 200 feet to stop and wait some more. I think of waving back to the idiot with the horn. But I’m going to be with him for a bit longer.

Why do I live in the city anyway?

141 words

Sunday Whirl – Desert Walk

Sands follow the boundless wind. The sound of madness powers past me. The urge to shout battles memory of the taste of the desert. At least, I can miss hunger.

FFAW – Mardi Gras

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Lavanya. Thank you Lavanya!

“Remover of barriers!” Ezekiel points to the float as the parade. “That’s Ganesh! He helps all who asks!”

“It’s an elephant. Ok a bunch of people carrying an elephant!” Matthew shakes his head and bumps his go cup against his inebriated friends go cup.

“No, really. All your problems can be taken.” Ezekiel continues after a hiccup “Its a light upon Mardi Gras”

“Dude, drink up! It’s about the party today” Matthew says to his friend “The only barriers you need to worry about are the ones between us and the ladies. You got your beads now find someone less elephant like to focus on.”

105 words

Wordle # 186 – Man in the Mirror

Week 177

1. Twist

2. Smirk

3. Visitor

4. Process

5. Transfix

6. Compunction (n.)) a feeling of uneasiness or anxiety of the conscience caused by regret for doing wrong or causing pain; contrition; remorse.

7. Updraft

8. Octagonal

9. Profane

10. Wabi Sabi- In traditional Japanese aesthetics, Wabi-sabi (侘寂) is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection.[2] The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”.[3] It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence (三法印 sanbōin), specifically impermanence (無常 mujō), suffering ( ku) and emptiness or absence of self-nature ( ).

11. Urge

12. Wednesday

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Use the words in any order that you like.

Tag: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie and Wordle

“Wednesday.” I mutter.
Like the drop echoing in a bathroom, the profane idea tie has past fails to process in my mind. My urge to twist the details leaves me transfixed.

“I’m sure I could change all of this.” my soliloquy causes a smirk.

I know when I go back in time, I’m a visitor. The updraft of hope leaves the taste of compunction. The poor fitting acquired taste like wabi sabi. Feelings enter the octagonal wrestling ring again.