Ghost away

Ok, if you are a follower of this site, you know that I have begun traveling and reporting on my locations with photos. So, this is a very personal blog posting revealing a deep fear I have kept secret from you all. My fear of traveling this summer is the cold weather. Yes, the COLD! Any temperature below 55-degrees, I am afraid to experience. Because … Continue reading Ghost away

My Journey Begins

For the past three months, I have been adjusting to life as a full-time RV’er with stops in St. Louis Mo, Tavares Fl, Spotsylvania VA, Corning NY, with a return to St. Louis for a family reunion. My first adjustment was the weather and the forty degree nights in Northern VA where my little RV was stored. Because of the cold weather, I returned to … Continue reading My Journey Begins


Elusive are my thoughts when writing. Elusive is my focus when reading. Elusive are the photos I want to capture. Elusive are my attempts when trying to achieve what I want. My journey has taught elusiveness disappears with persistent determination and perseverance. Believing in what you want can be elusive and hampered by those crossing your path. M.J.Leake WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading Elusive


Depth is the measurement from the furthest point to another. The depths of your love for another can never be measured, and love can last forever. The depths of hate is measurable and revealed by its horrors are seen every day. The depths of your faith cannot be measured, and with a loving soul, hate will be conquered.   WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading Depth


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”


I took plenty of long-distant photo of the Mute Swan partners with their cygnet securely in between both. A week later, they ventured to my side of the lake for a visit I believe seeking food or having their photos taken. The Swans have lived here for some time, and their monogamous relationship has outlasted many humans. It is either true love of they cannot … Continue reading “Partners”

“Denying or Justifying”

Looking into a mirror many humans see something they are not. Denying the color of thy eyes Denying the color of thy skin, Denying thy age Denying thy weight Denying or justifying instead of facing, or admitting, the truth of who you are. What do you deny or justify? WordPress Daily word prompt Continue reading “Denying or Justifying”


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”

“ If I Could Turn Back Time”

If you could return to the past to relive a part of your life, either to experience the wonderful bits again or to do something over, which part of your life would you return to and why? Regrets? Personally, I Have no desire to travel into my past glimpsing of times good or bad. Joyful times, tragedies and regrets, developed wisdom, shaping who, I am. Forgoing … Continue reading “ If I Could Turn Back Time”

“End of Year 2015”

“Last Day of 2015” Well, today with only a few hours left in 2015, I look back on the past twelve months of blogging and I can only smile 🙂 I continue my passionate discovery of writing and blogging that has expanded to include photography, poetry and I have stretched my creative imagination with my short stories. Visits to Ernest Hemingway and Zora Neal Hurston … Continue reading “End of Year 2015”

“Game of Groans”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Game of Groans.” Think about an object, an activity, or a cultural phenomenon you really don’t like. Now write a post (tongue in cheek or not — your call!) about why it’s the best thing ever. It is the middle of summer, and two weeks after the Major League Baseball All-star game and yet this past Monday, … Continue reading “Game of Groans”

“Simply the Best and Worst of Humanity”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Simply the Best.” NASA is building a new Voyager spacecraft that will carry the best of modern human culture. What belongs onboard? The following link provides information about the current Voyager 1 & 2 interstellar mission carrying a data time capsule. It has been over twenty-five years since their launch and the last reported contact was February of … Continue reading “Simply the Best and Worst of Humanity”

“Well, I Never”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Well, I Never….” Tell us about something you’ve done that you would advise a friend never to do. The Well, I will never do again moments in life usually involve the combination of the following list. Alcohol consumption, the lack of thought, the failure to properly prepare and the failure to read the instructions are just a … Continue reading “Well, I Never”

“Your Life, the Book”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Your Life, the Book.” From a famous writer or celebrity, to a blogger or someone close to you — who would you like to be your biographer? I will write my biography as I have a program to activate the day my will is read. My power of attorney will publish electronically my life story, complete with … Continue reading “Your Life, the Book”

“Time Capsule”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Time Capsule.” What would you put in this year’s time capsule to channel the essence of our current moment for future generations? the items placed in the time capsule dated 2015 with an opening date of 2999, will include a selfie stick, several newspapers from around the world, a smart phone, photos of the earth from an … Continue reading “Time Capsule”

“Let it be”

(Daily Prompt) Write a post about something that should’ve been left untouched, but wasn’t. Why was the original better? One month before Christmas a divorced mother who is a screenwriter of several successful television shows and a dozen featured movies, asked her daughter what she wanted for Christmas? Her daughter aged seventeen has always displayed a level-headed behavior in stark contrast to her friends who desired … Continue reading “Let it be”