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

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

Of Girls and Hair: The Other Great Depression —— 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.

Free Will, Sin, and True Power

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I used to philosophize but it would sound so superficial; so instead I became a philologist. I studied that superficially so I could then at least talk in depth about it.

The Android Family Enjoy Their Friday Dinner: Friday Fictioneers

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

A Bewitched Silence: Julia’s Place 100WCGU

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What is 100WCGU? Each week there is a prompt: a few connected words, a selection of individual words or a picture. The prompt is: … the silence was deafening …

His Spirit: Life Slices

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Life Slices explores living moments. Exposing the best and the worst in everyday experiences, Life Slices shows how life affects each of us in significant ways.

John and Karen Hawk the Fair: Friday Fictioneers

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Friday Fictioneers – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about. This week it’s:                         John and Karen Hawk the Fair Karen. This is smart. … Continue reading

It Is Not My Fault That There Are 282 Words In This Story! (Somebody else threw in those extra 182 words. I swear it is not my fault) Julia’s Place 100WCGU

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What is 100WCGU? Each week there is a prompt: a few connected words, a selection of individual words or a picture. The prompt is: … It Is Not My Fault … As usual you have 100 words to add to … Continue reading

The Dreaming Place: Five Sentence Fiction

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Lillie Mcferrin posts a “five sentence fiction” prompt. This week it is: Flawed Below is the picture she has posted on her site:                             The Dreaming Place … Continue reading

It Can’t Be That Time… Julia’s Place 100WCGU

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What is 100WCGU? Each week there is a prompt: a few connected words, a selection of individual words or a picture. The prompt is (click here to visit this week’s post): … it can’t be that time … As usual … Continue reading

Chef Convicted of 2nd Degree Murder

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Recently printed in the news (true report):   Chef Convicted of 2nd Degree Murder   In the case of a Los Angeles chef who killed his wife and claims he disposed of the body by boiling it for four days, … Continue reading

Life’s Savings: Life Slices

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Life Slices explores living moments. Exposing the best and the worst in everyday experiences, Life Slices shows how life affects each of us in significant ways.   Inspired by Boy With a Hat’s “50 Word Story a Day Keeps the … Continue reading

House Hunting: Friday Fictioneers

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Friday Fictioneers – Madison Woods posts a pic to write a 100 word story about. For Info, click here. This week it’s:                         House Hunting Lovely kitchen. Dark, no? … Continue reading

Life Slices: Eighty-Six is Enough

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Life Slices will explore living moments. Expressing and exposing the best and the worst of life, as well as those everyday but taken-for-granted experiences, Life Slices will feature situations that affect each of us in some important way.   Inspired … Continue reading

A Bed Time Story Except It’s Three O’clock in the Morning: Another “My Son, the Snake and Me” Tale

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I hope you will find this a fun lazy Sunday reading…. My son owns a ball python, and although he lives away at college, he brings the snake home with him when he’s on break from school. This is the … Continue reading

The Rule of Three: Trifecta Challenge

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Trifecta Challenge: The Rule of Three is a writing principle that asserts that, in writing, groups of three have the most impact. This week’s challenge is to write 33 words using the Rule of Three somewhere among them. It is … Continue reading

“Legitimate Rape” – Too Soon?

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                “Legitimate Rape” – Too Soon? I was reading one more piece about Congressman Todd Akin’s genius statement about legitimate rape causing the female reproductive system to shut down so that women don’t … Continue reading

Being Clear is Essential, Ha! — Julia’s Place 100WCGU

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From Julia’s Place: What is 100WCGU? Each week there is a prompt: a few connected words, a selection of individual words or a picture. You have 100 words in order to write a creative piece. This week’s prompt is: (see … Continue reading

Your Big Baby Father Slipped This In! — Julia’s Place 100WCGU

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  From Julia’s Place: What is 100WCGU?       This week’s prompt is: (see this week’s prompt site by clicking here) *evil cackling heard from behind* Julia writes: …something a little different… Well it’s my son’s 36th birthday this … Continue reading

The Bridges of Men – Picture It and Write

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Picture it and write from ermiliablog@wordpress Write a paragraph of fiction to accompany the image. Or, it can be a poem Anyone who wants to join in is welcome. the picture prompt for this week is below:       … Continue reading

The Round of Seven – Julia’s Place 100WCGU “… would seven prove to be too much? …..”

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From Julia’s Place: What is 100WCGU? Each week there is a prompt: a few connected words, a selection of individual words or a picture. You have a limited number of words to write a creative piece. This week’s prompt is: … Continue reading

The Sorcerer’s Apprentices: Friday Fictioneers, Part 2

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Each week Friday Fictioneers – Madison Woods posts a pic that begs to have a 100 word story written about it. Visit Madison Woods’ site if you’d like to see and/or learn more.   I couldn’t resist this second turn … Continue reading

The Catechismic Mirror – Picture It and Write

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Picture it and write from ermiliablog@wordpress Write a  paragraph of fiction to accompany the image. Or, it can be a poem Anyone who wants to join in is welcome. The Catechismic Mirror Mirror, mirror on the floor, Who is the … Continue reading

Comfort for God’s People

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This piece is inspired by Isaiah, Chapter 40. Interestingly, Isaiah comes from the wealthy, a royal family member who preaches fairness, compassion and hope. Who today, among the 1%, would stand with him? Where is the Shepherd? Where is the … Continue reading

Covenant: Julia’s Place 100WCGU

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From Julia’s Place:  What is 100WCGU? Each week there is a prompt: a few connected words, a selection of individual words or a picture.  You have a limited number of words to write a creative piece. This week’s prompt is: (see … Continue reading

Damn It: It’s Probably the Chili Peppers

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You know this couple. You’ve been there. Up in the middle of the night: Weird dreams, weird conversations, weird food affects. Damn It: It’s Probably the Chili Peppers “I’ve seen her before….” “Honey, it’s late. You’ve been dreaming” “Mary, I’ve … Continue reading

Dear Hanging Shoes: kbnelson’s Poetry Prompt

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kbnelson’s Poetry Prompt…  Monday, July 16, 2012    Reason 2 Rhyme – “Letter to the Landscape” This week’s prompt is: Write a letter to a landscape or scene you pass through today (or often). For example, “Dear Williamsburg Bridge,…” Dear … Continue reading

Grandpa, Grandma, and Murray’s Championship Balls: Julia’s Place 100WCGU

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From Julia’s Place:  What is 100WCGU? Each week there is a prompt: a few connected words, a selection of individual words or a picture.  You have a limited number of words to write a creative piece. This week’s prompt is: (see … Continue reading

This Day in History – Reason2Rhyme Poetry Prompt

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The following is reprinted from an email to me today from Ms. Karen Nelson: “This Day in History” Featured Poet – Randy Mazie Congratulations to Randy Mazie!  He was the drawing winner this week for the “This Day in History” poetry … Continue reading

Friday Fictioneer: Lucy and Ricky Take a Vacation

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Friday Fictioneers – Madison Woods posts a picture that begs to have a 100 word story written about it. I’ve posted mine below.Visit Madison Woods’ site if you’d like to see and/or learn more. “Outside Pecos” Photo by Amanda Gray … Continue reading

The Bridges of Men

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Just for a change of pace, we’re going for a one act play here today. It’s entitled The Bridges of Men. The scene takes place in the kitchen of Frank and Gina’s apartment in a city in Italy. Frank and … Continue reading

Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas Wedding Clerihew

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Not that I keep up with celebrity news, but this wedding caught my attention especially in light of all the headlines that have been showered on Cruise and Holmes.     Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas Wedding Clerihew (click for … Continue reading

When He was Born… (kbnelson’s Poetry Prompt Reason 2 Rhyme – “This Day In History…”)

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Monday, July 2, 2012 Poetry Prompt… from kbnelson’s Reason 2 Rhyme – “This Day In History…” Select one particular day in history (the world’s or your personal experience) and write a poem contrasting the same day in the present. When … Continue reading

Suffer the Death of Our Fathers

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In Italy fathers are killing themselves, committing suicide, pre-meditated, so that their families will be absolved of debts that they have incurred because of the economy. They see no other alternative.They’re throwing themselves out of buildings, off of bridges, and … Continue reading

The Michigan House Debates Continue

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Ermilia in Ermisenda, Picture it & Write! urges, “people to join in, comment with your paragraph of fiction to accompany the image. It doesn’t have to follow (the) story or reflect the same themes.” The Michigan House Debates Continue Rep. House … Continue reading

My Son, the Snake, and Me

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My son, Gabe, has a ball python that he brought home with him from college. Every Thursday he feeds the snake a small something for dinner. A Happy Meal of sorts. I watched my wife and him recently mesmerized by … Continue reading

For those of you who missed “Bread Upon the Waters…”

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Here is a good Sunday’s reading… For those of you who missed “Bread Upon the Waters…” Please click here to read. In keeping with the same spirit of using a Bible passage as an exercise in motivation to write poetry, I’ve … Continue reading

Bed Mates

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You know – you’ve had them in bed with you. Those little bundles of joy when sleeping, who drove you crazy all day running and crying and fighting and whining… and now they’re little angels, rug-rats in bed dreaming away … Continue reading