“Good Morning Foggy Haze.”


I awake with a foggy haze, covering my eyes, I stumble to my bathroom to begin my day. When I reach out for my toothbrush, I looked in the mirror my eyes opening to see my reflection in the mirror, and I smile when I remember, it is my day off. Still groggy but happy, I return to bed to find my haze of sleep. … Continue reading “Good Morning Foggy Haze.”

A motorcyclist’s ordinary day,


I have traveled across the US via motorcycle for well over twenty years along the two-lane asphalt, dirt and gravel roads tying the small towns of America together, like knots of a rope. During all of my travels, I have seen and encountered a lot of amazing people and sights to accept every day I ride will be filled with adventures of visual sights, sounds, … Continue reading A motorcyclist’s ordinary day,

“A Journey’s expectation.”


Several hours ago we were seated at our dining room table Loretta, and I sat next to one another holding hands, sharing kisses as our excitement mounted about our retirement journey. Three weeks after a gala retirement party held in our honor along with several post-retirement events hosted by family and friends our flight is scheduled for tomorrow morning. Our bags are labeled and have … Continue reading “A Journey’s expectation.”

Ruminating and Swarm


It was a chilly spring evening as Floyd, and Pegg Harkins’ sat rocking in their chairs watching the sun set behind the dark green mountains of the Beaverden, West Virgina. You know Pegg, I’ve been ruminating about our graduation celebration when it was held in the afternoon outside behind the school house. Do you remember when some of Mr. Dickle’s bees from his farm next … Continue reading Ruminating and Swarm

“Embarrassing​ squat.”


It was a hot July the 4th holiday, and several of my neighborhoods were gathered at my home as I hosted a Bar-B-Que. One of my, neighbors a young couple in their mid-twenties who were three years into their marriage with a two-year-old child attended. Since the other couples in attendance offspring were in college or on their own, everyone spoiled the young toddler. It … Continue reading “Embarrassing​ squat.”

“Love is Patient.”


Lorraine Archer was standing before a full-length mirror contemplating the incredible turn of events that have unfolded in her life.  The mirror reflected the white wedding dress, covering a red under skirting with gold colored sequin designs across her chest and at the bottom of the skirt, representing the Christmas season The dress is more beautiful than any she had ever imagined as a … Continue reading “Love is Patient.”

“Original.”


During my teenage years around the mid to late 70’s I was told to feather my hair since it was the style of the time. However as time passed into my college years, dying my hair blond became the norm and soon after college with a good job, twice a month I paid over $100.00 a visit usually twice a month or more for coloring … Continue reading “Original.”

“Pleasurable Reality”


  Many pleasures can be seen watching people and pets. People’s faces reveal their pleasure during conversations producing laughter, smiles, and giggles. People show their pleasure while holding hands, eating their favorite foods, singing their favorite song, or seeing an old friend. Pets express their pleasures walking on a leash, carried in backpacks, doggy strollers and of course when being petted and rubbed. Their tails … Continue reading “Pleasurable Reality”

“Mountain”


The sight of most mountains stirs within some humans the desire to explore a trail to conquered and stand upon the summit. As you walk along a path, crossing the planes and valleys on your approach to the mountain. It’s imposing, majestic beauty is always visible. Your concentration is matched by the excitement swelling within you. However, your excitement is contained with every ascending step … Continue reading “Mountain”

“Leap Month & Year”


Poets and Writers Prompt. 2016 is a Leap Year, meaning February gets an extra day on Monday, February 29. Push this one step further and invent—instead of an extra day—an extra month. Where would this thirteenth month fall in the calendar? In what season? Would it be named for an event or a person? Write a story that takes place within this month, using the … Continue reading “Leap Month & Year”

“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”

“Say Your Name”


Write about your first name: Are you named after someone or something? Are there any stories or associations attached to it? If you had the choice, would you rename yourself? My first name is Marty, and it is not shortened from Martin or Martha. There is no significant meaning or reason my parents chose the name, Marty. I have three younger siblings and their names … Continue reading “Say Your Name”

“Live to Eat”


Some people “Eat to live” while others “Live to eat.” What about you? How far would you travel for the best meal of your life? I have traveled 937 miles, taking about fourteen hours, from my Northern VA home on the East coast to my Midwest home for the tastes of a great meal. I ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, along with water and … Continue reading “Live to Eat”

“Not Lemonade”


When life gives, your lemons make something else. Tell us about a time you used an object to resolve a tricky situation in an unorthodox way. Every morning awakening with eyes opened, breathing, and living without the aid of others or any devices is the best part of my day. So, as my morning continues, everything else was simply a downhill slide, from the moment … Continue reading “Not Lemonade”

“B+ Weekend”


Write about what you did last weekend as though you’re a music critic reviewing a new album. This past weekend reading, writing, and the NFL playoffs were united with music across several genres. Beginning the day reading a couple of Kindle novel’s by Zora Neal Hurston’s, Tell My Horse and Tom Reiss, The Black Count while classical music played softly in the background highlighted by … Continue reading “B+ Weekend”

“Safety First”


Share a story about a time you felt unsafe. When I began kayaking fishing, I was never worried about my safety with my personal floatation device secured, sunscreen, hat to block the sun, a whistle, lights and flares. However when I began fishing the waterways of Southwest Florida, I encountered a mammal called a Manatee. Yeah, I know they appear docile, cute and cool to … Continue reading “Safety First”

“Unexpected Guest”


You walk into your home to find a couple you don’t know sitting in your living room, eating a slice of cake. Tell us what happens next. After completing my morning walk along the beach that ended with coffee with fellow walkers overlooking the ocean. We discuss and debated the important issues of the day, such as sports, the tides, and the upcoming Christmas holiday. These morning discussions … Continue reading “Unexpected Guest”

“Everything Changes” (A love story)


Walking down the street, you encounter a folded piece of paper on the sidewalk. You pick it up and read it and immediately, your life has changed. Describe the experience.   Charles and Barbara, a married couple of sixty-five years, walk the beach every morning near their seaside home in Lincoln Oregon. On a chilly spring morning, Charles notices a bottle buried in the sand. … Continue reading “Everything Changes” (A love story)

“Pour Some Sugar on Me”


What is your favorite sweet thing to eat? Bread pudding? Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies? A smooth and creamy piece of cheesecake? Tell us about the anticipation and delight of eating you favorite desert. Not into sweets? Tell us all about your weakness for that certain salty snack.  Ahhhh, yes… the sweetness of sugar is an addictive commodity that is loved the world over. I … Continue reading “Pour Some Sugar on Me”

“Sorry, I’m Busy”


Tell us about a time when you should have helped someone… but didn’t. Sorry, I’m busy, is the phrase, I have used for myself, as I learned to take time for me. After many years of giving of myself to family, friends, community and my country, I have learned or should I say discovered, it is alright to be a little selfish for thyself. I … Continue reading “Sorry, I’m Busy”

The Wanderer


Tell us about the top five place you’ve always wanted to visit The word “Wanderer” is the name I gave my motorcycle nine years ago. I wandered across the US from Key West Florida to Fairbanks Alaska, one town at a time. However, when I started blogging I discovered the world of nomadic travelers/bloggers, and I like the idea of becoming a nomadic world traveler. … Continue reading The Wanderer

“Isn’t Your Face Red”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Isn’t Your Face Red.” When was the last time you were embarrassed? How do you react to embarrassment? I cannot recently recall a time of an embarrassing moment. However, I felt embarrassed for a young couple with a two-year-old daughter named Shelby. I was enjoying an excellent salad at a local restaurant recently with my iPad in one … Continue reading “Isn’t Your Face Red”

“Choose Your Adventure: Speed”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Choose Your Adventure.” Write a story or post with an open ending, and let your readers invent the conclusion. I pull the security bar, it’s locked, I adjust my sun glasses, and tighten my grip on the grab bar. The light above displays five, four, three, two, one and at zero, the accelerations forces my head back … Continue reading “Choose Your Adventure: Speed”

“My Neighbors Dog, named BOB”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “A Dog Named Bob.” You have 20 minutes to write a post that includes the words mailbox, bluejay, plate, syrup, and ink. And one more detail… the story must include a dog named Bob This past spring, during a morning walk in my neighborhood, my neighbor’s dog Bob, a male, Scottish Terrier, with a beautiful white coat of … Continue reading “My Neighbors Dog, named BOB”