Complicated


So, life is relatively easy. You are born, you love parents, family friends, and caregivers Follow the basic moral rules of life, don’t lie, cheat, steal, or harm another person or animal. Attend school, learn lessons from parents, elders, and teachers. Achieving levels of education, to pay bills, to quench desires of want and need. (PS: learning doesn’t stop with certificates or degrees.) Pair with … Continue reading Complicated

“Desert, which one?”


After an argument, I deserted my wife for the solitude and warmth of the desert, where I enjoyed the chocolate cake she made for dessert. When I return home with sunburned arms and face, she stated, I received my just desserts. One word, two different meaning, add an “S,” and it becomes sweet. 🙂 WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading “Desert, which one?”

“Cowardice”


During a crisis, the coward utilizing their thoughts will dismantle and shirk their honor, duty, and responsibility to whomever or whatever the cause. Their cowardice Heart and Soul will unite their speech and actions as they walk or run away. WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading “Cowardice”

“Burn”


The word burn can conjure up many ideas of the flame burning to cause injury or to warm feet around a fire. However, this single word contains so many meanings, literally and culturally. A burning flame can destroy life with its heat melting anything in its path causing smoke to choke the life from everything alive. When controlled and contained, a burning flame provides heat, … Continue reading “Burn”

Awe or Awesome


The word awe is a noun, and some people consider it is short for awesome, however, it is not. Awe is defined as a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder. I use the word awe to describe my first sight of the Grand Canyon, for which I’m still in awe of its beauty, depth, and enormous vastness. As I looked below into … Continue reading Awe or Awesome

“The South”


  Many locations in the US south like the above morning sunrise photo taken in Tavares Fl with morning temperatures in the mid 70’s are considered warm temperate zones, but, mother nature can bring a chill to certain parts of the US South. With hurried excitement, I recently left Southwest Florida to begin my travel blogging nomadic lifestyle when mothers-natures weather decision of cooler temperatures … Continue reading “The South”

“Hope and the Westward Expansion Memorial”


The city of St. Louis is home to the 19-Acre Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, it is home to the Gateway Arch, the site of The Dred Scott Trail, the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and the city of my birth. Since 1968, I have toured The Museum of Westward Expansion more than a dozen times and I always imagine the millions of settlers … Continue reading “Hope and the Westward Expansion Memorial”

“Legacy”


Write a response to the one-word prompt, “Legacy.” The writing prompt “Legacy” causes me to consider humanities legacy of how writing tools have evolved. The word “legacy” defined, describes a gift of property, especially personal property, as money, by will; or a bequest and anything handed down from the past, from an ancestor or predecessor. My impressive writing legacy began in a headstart class, with … Continue reading “Legacy”

“Longing”


For the past ten months, I have expanded my blog beyond a daily prompt response, to include short stories, flash fiction, photography, and poetry. I have discovered sketching and painting along with defining mix media. I’m still learning about the independent publishing world. Beyond all of my creative art learning and discoveries, they are small loving hobbies within the giant shadow of my longing to … Continue reading “Longing”

“The Worlds Best Gadget”


You’ve been granted magical engineering skills, but you can only use them to build on badge or machine. What do you build? For well over one hundred years a book has been the greatest technological efficient machine available to the masses, and now currently available electronically. If granted the skills, I would engineer the ability to provide everyone on the planet with a tablet of … Continue reading “The Worlds Best Gadget”

“Longing for Gravity”


You are on a mission to Mars. Because of the length of the journey, you will never be able to return to Earth. What about our blue planet will you miss the most? If I’m on a mission to Mars, it would only mean that I have been drugged, kidnapped or its a prank. But, when I wake to discover what has been done I will … Continue reading “Longing for Gravity”

“Pace Oddity”


If you could slow down an action that, usually zooms by, or speed up an event that normally drags on, which would you choose, and why. If I could slow down time during the magnificence of a sunrise or sunset to further enjoy the moments. I settle into the dentist chair, opening my mouth wishing time speeds past like jets on an aircraft carrier. WordPress … Continue reading “Pace Oddity”

“The Stat Connection”


Go to your Statistics page and check your top 3-5 post. Why do yo think they’ve been successful? Find the connection between them, and write about it. Since I began blogging almost two years ago, I have written over six-hundred blog post based on WordPress’s daily post prompts. My posts are created based on my life experiences. Many are creations of life lessons using quotes … Continue reading “The Stat Connection”

“Thanks Hindsight”


How is the year shaping up for you so far? Have your prediction come true, or did you have a curve ball or two? The past 46 six days of the new year have been great! I have scheduled a couple of days a week dedicated to editing and revising my short stories for submissions to writers journals,  writing competitions and applying to writer residency … Continue reading “Thanks Hindsight”

“Modern Families”


If one of your late ancestors were to come back from the dead and join you for dinner, what things about your family would this person find the most shocking? If any of my dead ancestors appears to join me for dinner, I will show shock in my eyes and fear in my feet as I run away faster than a sprinter in the 100-yard … Continue reading “Modern Families”

“Worst Case Scenario”


Of all the awful possibilities, what’s the worst possible thing that could happen to you today? Now, what about the best? A simple prompt with a simple answer. The worst case scenario for me is to not wake in the morning. The best case scenario is awakening to my heart beating, eyes open. From that point forward, there is beauty in my day. WordPress Daily … Continue reading “Worst Case Scenario”

“New Sensation”


Ah, sweet youth. No matter whether you grew up sporting a fedora, penny loafers, poodle skirts, bell-bottoms, leg warmers, skinny jeans; Madonna-Inspired net shirts and rosaries, goth garb, a spike mohawk, or even a wave that would put Justin Bieber to shame, you made a fashion statement, unique to you. Describe your favorite fashions from days of yore or current trends you thin are styling. … Continue reading “New Sensation”

“Write Here, Write Now”


Write a post entirely in the present tense. I walk along the wooded path listening to birds chirp morning songs. I see a pair of Blue Jays squawking and chasing one another. Cardinals, Gold Finches, and a yellow-throated warbler occupy a beautiful Sweetbay Magnolia tree. I stop walking to smell the pines and oaks along the trail and to absorb the beauty of  sounds, and … Continue reading “Write Here, Write Now”

“Ear-Worm”


Write whatever you usually write about, and weave in a book quote, film quote, or song lyric that’s been sticking with you this week. Many years ago, the Disney movie Mary Poppins was very successful, and one of the most popular songs is “Just a Spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down.” My sister and I loved this song until our mother took … Continue reading “Ear-Worm”