Chocolate for Christmas – Day 1

I enjoyed doing the coffee quotes so much in October that I decided to take Christmas week to focus on chocolate in a similar way.  So here’s my offering for Day 1: a chocolate cinquain. It’s bliss To think about. Even more bliss to taste. I just can’t seem to get enough: Choc’late!    Continue reading “Chocolate for Christmas – Day 1”

Simon Stone Mystery – Daily Post Prompt

CHAPTER ONE Deanna Forbes sat straight in the uncomfortable wooden chair. She kept her shoulders back and her right leg crossed over her left knee, making sure to hold her foot perfectly still. That effort, along with the pleasant expression on her face, cost her considerable energy, but she was a strong-willed woman and hadContinue reading “Simon Stone Mystery – Daily Post Prompt”

Daily Post Prompt: Cusp

THE CROOKED CUSP OF LOVE I was just on the cusp of deciding When everything went so awry. How could they be so hateful to me? I can’t do a thing now but cry. I’d dated Sebastian on Mondays, And Thursdays were his days as well. Then Trevor had Wednesdays and Fridays, And Raymond thoughtContinue reading “Daily Post Prompt: Cusp”

Daily Post Prompt: Minimal, you say?

` Minimal, you say. Is that like – just enough? Does that mean there’s no need to go Beyond the basic stuff? Minimal, you say. Do barely what’s required? Exactly what I saw in print The day that I was hired? I see thing differently. To me the minimalists Are shirkers, slackers, slothful souls. WhoContinue reading “Daily Post Prompt: Minimal, you say?”

Daily Post Prompt: Abstract Art According to Hillbillies

` Two Hillbillies in an Art Museum: “What is it?” “It’s an abstract.” “A what?” “An abstract. You know – that’s where somebody who thinks he’s an artist takes a canvas and slops a bunch of paint onto it in weird patterns. Then somebody else who thinks he’s an art expert comes along and saysContinue reading “Daily Post Prompt: Abstract Art According to Hillbillies”

Daily Post Prompt: Panoply

IRKSOME ASSIGNMENT I must write a post using “panoply.” But I’m stuck and a little confused. For it isn’t a world I use commonly, For with snobb’ry I feel it’s infused. I did look up its definition Just to make sure I wasn’t quite wrong. Now I’m even more sure it’s pretentious, For it’s synonymContinue reading “Daily Post Prompt: Panoply”

Daily Post Prompt: Radical

For today’s prompt, I decided nothing could fit better than the logo for the ministry the Lord called me to establish a few years ago.  I’ll also include the link to its Facebook Page in case you’d like to know more about it.   Do participate, visit the Daily Post here.   ~~~

Daily Post Prompt: Island

The fog’s especially heavy tonight. I can’t see three feet past the door, so I guess it’s a good time to stay inside and write this letter. The lighthouse on the island has sounded the foghorn every two minutes for hours now. I haven’t been back to the island since that night. In some ways,Continue reading “Daily Post Prompt: Island”

Daily Post Prompt: Countless

Visit the Daily Post to find out how to participate in today’s prompt. ` THE DECISION `I’ve thought about you countless times this past year. I sometimes wish I hadn’t been so hasty to make the decision. There are days when I wake up thinking how good it would be to still have you besideContinue reading “Daily Post Prompt: Countless”

Daily Post Prompts: Shadow – ‘The Beast’

The sun was low in the sky and to my back. I lay on the ground, looking up at the clouds and turning them into all sorts of things. One looked very much like a turtle. One like a smiley face, since it had two holes where the blue peaked through, giving it eyes, andContinue reading “Daily Post Prompts: Shadow – ‘The Beast’”

Daily Post Prompt: Abandoned – ‘Start Abandoning Things Today’

Abandon your fears. Abandon your insecurities. Abandon your doubts. Abandon your past failures. Abandon the negative words others have spoken concerning your abilities or your future. Abandon the so-called ‘friends’ who do not help draw you to your best and highest. Life is too short to live it in fear, doubt, and the faulty judgmentsContinue reading “Daily Post Prompt: Abandoned – ‘Start Abandoning Things Today’”