Two Old Humorists Feeding the Birds and Talking in the Park

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Sometimes people shut you out of their lives, and sometimes writing is a way to work it out for yourself…

Invictus by William Ernest Henley

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My mother likes to say that all good things come in three’s. I’ve posted Rudyard Kipling’s If and Max Ehrmann’s Desiderata – and I think William Ernest Henley’s Invictus is a great third piece in this collection. By the way… … Continue reading

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Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

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Many people know the prose poem entitled Desiderata – which means “desired things” in Latin. But if you don’t, please take a moment to read it through.

From the Beginning to the Ends: Five Sentence Fiction

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Lillie McFerrin posts a “Five Sentence Fiction” prompt. This week it is: The End                         From the Beginning to the Ends From the beginning to the end, ours was … Continue reading

If by Rudyard Kipling

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Although a little preach-y, maybe even a little Polly-anish, and certainly something way out of my reach, I get consolation, hope, and inspiration from these words… It may be that someone else may benefit today from them, too.

On Maligning the Poor Pear

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The pear gets a bum rap in Randy’s latest column about the fruit and all of its dire consequences. Read the rest of the story…

Friday Fictioneers – So, I’m Sitting in Jersey, or Sandy II Redux

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Friday Fictioneers – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about. This week it’s:                                         So, I’m … Continue reading

The Sands of Time Slip Away: Picture It and Write

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Picture It and Write from ermiliablog@wordpress Write a paragraph of fiction or a poem to accompany the image. The picture prompt for this week is below:                             … Continue reading

Mud, Old Shoes, and Toilet Paper: To Whimsy Mimsy

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Whimsy Mimsy posted this challenge: Write a poem, sensual or romantic, and include the words (or ideas based on them) mud, old shoes, and toilet paper.                             … Continue reading

To You, My Love, To You: Five Sentence Fiction

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Lillie Mcferrin posts a “Five Sentence Fiction” prompt. This week it is: TIME                     To You, My Love, To You Midnight is a long way off, and I’m still not sure … Continue reading

Friday Fictioneers: My Little Ho-tela-dee (also known as The Hotel Dick)

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Friday Fictioneers – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about.

A Manic Clash: Sunday Whirl “wordle”

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The Sunday Whirl blog invites writers to write a poem or short prose using some or all of the “wordle’s” 12 word.   This week’s words are:                           … Continue reading

The Pills’ Grim Progress from this Major to that Which is to Come

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Picture It and Write from ermiliablog@wordpress Write a paragraph of fiction or a poem to accompany the image. The picture prompt for this week is below:                         The Pills’ … Continue reading