The four men sat looking out at the sea, all trying to think of something to say. They had just met three days earlier. One of them wondered how their wives could expect them to carry on a conversation when they knew nothing about each other? It seemed utterly impossible. Finally, Jack said, "How do... Continue Reading →
The Voice of Love: Nurturing Thursday
When people, especially children, make mistakes, they feel bad about themselves. It is the voice of love that reassures us that we are still good persons and worthy of love. Too often the voice of shame or the voice of derision is used, decimating people's confidence and their beliefs in their value and worth. Let... Continue Reading →
Help Me!: Wordle #122
Angela's favorite hat flew off her head in the wind and right up into the tree found in the courtyard of her home. She knew it was folly trying to rescue the hat, but it was one of her treasures. Unfortunately, there were flowers just below the the tree that have an attractancy for bees,... Continue Reading →
Getting to the Top: 100 Word Wednesday #110
Jonathan and Mary hugged as they reached the top of the mountain. It had been a hard climb, but they had made it, each encouraging the other when one or both became tired or disillusioned of ever succeeding. As he looked out over the valley below, he realized that their new marriage would be the... Continue Reading →
Finding a Fuel Alternative: Three Things Challenge #13
Captain Argyle knew that the spaceship and its crew were in trouble the minute he heard the urgency of the buzzing coming from his console. They were out of fuel on planet Earth. This was not an auspicious ending to his mission that found that while there were some intelligent beings on earth, nothing was... Continue Reading →
Flower of the Day Challenge, February 27, 2019
Cyca Revoluta: A plant from Japan A beautiful plant from Japan. I look forward to returning to Elche, Spain in the spring when it flowers. Posted for the Flower of the Day Challenge by Cee's Photography.
Morning Glory: Heeding Haiku with Chevrefeuille
Shine, Morning glory! Let your beauty be displayed. Feed my hungry soul! Written for Heeding Haiku with Chevrefeuille by Mindlovemisery's Menagerie: Morning Glory.
Two of a Kind
The myth is that opposites attract, But science has proved that it's not true. It seems that people tend to fall for people Who like the same things that they do. Cheryl and Albert are no exception, Both fond of tattooes and thin waists, Of flexible bodies and dexterity, And of weird upside down dates.... Continue Reading →
A Meal to Seal the Deal
"But can she cook?" That is the question Jack's mother, Laura, asked regarding his new fiancé, Kathleen. It did not impress Laura that Kathleen was about to become a doctor, or that she had told her over the phone to always use sunblock when out in the garden. What mattered to Laura was that her... Continue Reading →
Somebodiness: You are Somebody!
A few days ago, on an interview with a prominent black preacher, I heard him speak of a sense of somebodiness needed among young black males. He talked about the harm that is done to them and others around them because they lack a sense of their somebodiness. Somebodiness is the belief that one is... Continue Reading →