Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge August 20-2019

Tuesday Writing Prompt

Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge which was started by our star writer Christine Ray.

Today’s prompt:  

Use the phrase “edge of summer” in a poem or short piece of prose.


The edge of summer is slipping away

Fall is sliding slowly in place

The green giving way to the gold, rust and orange

Another spectacular vista soon to be created

When the weathers change the nature shows us

All the magnificent colors in her pallet

When edge of summer slips away

Bowing out gracefully to the colorful fall

In response to;

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge August 20-2019



MLMM- Photo Challenge #277


– Jovana Rikalo


Here they lie

As alike as can be

All pink and white

Pretty dresses and hair

That is what the eyes will see

No farther than the surface they look

No one glances deep enough into the heart

Therein lie the dreams and hopes for their future

A future that will be bright without restrictions

Free to follow their ambitions and desires

In a world which treats all of them equally

No one less than the other

The Prompt;

Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.


If you are an artist or photographer, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.

You have 1 week to complete this challenge.

Please credit the artist!

When you’re done, TAG the post Photo Challenge and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie, and add your link to the Link Button. Also don’t forget to link to this post or copy your post’s URL into the comments. We can read your post sooner that way.

In response to;

MLMM- Photo Challenge #227



One Liner Wednesday August 21-2019

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive

Dalai Lama

In a world that we live in today, we think that we are being gracious by being kind and loving. But if we are to survive, the whole of the human race, we do need to look at these qualities as the absolute musts for survival.

Be kind, it doesn’t cost anything.

In response to;

One Liner Wednesday August 21-2019

A Prompt by Linda G Hill



Twittering Tales #150 August 20-2019

About the challenge: Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less. When you write your tale, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale. This is important as I have noticed that some of the ping backs have not been working. If you would prefer to post your tale in the comments (some people have very specific blog themes but still want to participate), I am happy to post a link to your site when I post your tale in the Round Up.

A final note: if you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at charactercountonline.com.

Twittering Tales #150 – 20 August 2019

Photo by Felipe Ribeiro at Pexels.com


The new building was complete. It would soon house the faculty of planetary research. They had even shaped it in the form of the solar system. The eight planets lined up, doubling as windows. The professor was very hopeful that they would soon discover the ninth planet, Nemesis


Character count:279

In response to;

Twittering Tales # 150

A Prompt by; Kat Myrman



Weekly Song Challenge #27

Melanie has tagged me for this Challenge.


It’s Laura’s weekly song challenge, twenty-seven weeks and going strong.


Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to Laura’s post.
Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.
Tag two people to participate!

1. Post a video of a song that’s perfect when you’re feeling overwhelmed.


Nickelback– If today was your last day

2. Post a video of a song you’d find humorous if it came on while making whoopie.


Minions – Despacito

3. Post a video of a protest song.


Pink FloydAnother Brick in the wall

Thanks a lot Melanie for this interesting challenge.

I am tagging;





Throwing around contentious arguments

To agitate the mind and confuse the issue

It never plugs the hole which is the lack

Of sensible reasons and thoughts

Empty gestures are just that: empty

If you don’t have clever ideas

Loud voice will not cover the inadequacy

” Don’t raise your voice

Improve your argument!”

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;






Word of the day Challenge;





BrewNSpew Café- Spiritual


“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart 

Presenting the week’s challenge – You may use the words and/or the image for this week’s prompt.

Prompt word – spiritual – (adjective) – of, relating to, consisting of, or affecting the spirit; of or relating to sacred matters; ecclesiastical rather than lay or temporal; concerned with religious values; of or relating to supernatural beings or phenomena. Synonyms – bodiless, ethereal, formless,immaterial, incorporeal, insubstantial,nonmaterial, nonphysical, unbodied,unsubstantial.


 prompt image – August 19, 2019

I wrote a post about spirituality a few months back.

But for this post, I am going to do something new.


There is something inside of me, in my heart and my soul that I call my “spiritual self ” which is as much a part of me as my heart or brain. I don’t think that I can ever be complete with this part of me.

Because even while it is okay and wonderful to be able to use all my senses and to think with my brain, but if I cannot feel from my spiritual self, I will never be able to make a real judgement call. This part of me guides me in all matters of conscience. It is essential for discerning between right and wrong. And most of all it gives me the strength to take what life throws at me. Without my spiritual self I would be frazzled by the life’s challenges and would lose my way when I am in dark.

You can say that it anchors me, grounds me, tethers me to a bigger reality than that is visible ordinarily.


In response to;

BrewNSpew Café- Spiritual



Share Your World August 19-2019


Melanie of Sparks from a Combustible Mind has asked her weekly questions;

I will post four or five different questions each week for you to answer.  There are two ways which you can participate.

  1. Create a SYW post.  Then post the link to your blog in my comment box or leave your answers in the comments box of my blog.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your post, title your blog post “Share Your World”  and link it to this post.
  3. Remember to Follow My Blog to get your weekly reminders.
  4.  Ping-backs are activated, but how efficiently varies.  For instructions on how ping-backs work, in case you weren’t certain, please click here.  You may wish to leave a link to your blog post in the comments just to be sure.  Thanks! 
  5. There are sometimes two sets of questions…one with images and one without (same questions).  This is for ease of copy and pasting.
  6. For the “Gratitude” portion of this week’s Share Your World, I’m using a graphic.  Sometimes that gets rid of the image too.  


What would be your solution to the over-population of the earth?   Earth has finite resources and humanity seems to be breeding themselves to extinction.   Some countries have tried restricting the number of children a couple or a person can have, with little success.  So what other viable options are there for reducing the number of people? 

This is a very tricky question with no sensible or humane answer. Planning for people to have fewer kids has failed in most overly populated countries except China, but telling people that they cannot have a second child seems to be inhumane. If you have read Dan Brown’s “Inferno” you know the crazy idea one scientist came up with. Annihilating half of the world population through a virus. In Marvel‘s “infinity war” the villain Thenos wanted to kill off half of the people in the universe to restore the balance.

So though these ideas are super crazy and totally un-implementable, there is no other sane idea except to ask the people nicely to have fewer babies after educating them about the ill-effects of over populating the earth.

(Okay, the rest will be ‘recycled’ questions.   I got a Sunshine Blogger Award recently and I thought some of the questions on that post were kinda nifty.   So “recycle”! )

What’s invisible but you wish people could see?

Human kindness and courage. Then we would be less likely to make snap judgments about people.

What’s the most ridiculous fact you know?

My knowledge of the ridiculous is great.

This I got from google!

What are the unwritten rules of where you work? If you don’t work (retired or unemployed) what are the unwritten rules you live your life by?

I don’t work, but my unwritten rule for my life is;

Let me decide and set the pace for my life, myself. No one should do that for me!

How do you feel about putting pineapple on pizza?

Love them!

Toilet paper, over or under?

Over, every time. Makes the usage easy.

What’s the best type of cheese?

All are good but Cheese cake is the best. ( Idea stolen from Di )



If you’d like, please share something positive, uplifting or funny from last week.   We can always use some more of those things! 

I am spending the last weeks of my vacation with my grandson. His school will be starting soon. So whenever I give in to his requests of letting him have more screen time or playing with his friends, he tells me that ” I am the best grandma in the worldIsn’t that a moment to celebrate! And he then tells me that even if I don’t let him do as he wants, I still will be the best grandma!

In response to;

Share Your World August 19-2019



Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #27

FFFCWelcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

So now it’s time for this week’s Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. The image below is from Fandango at Fivedotoh.com.6F11ED6C-DE89-4A9A-B46B-1F19912E0141

“Hey have you seen the new salon in our neighborhood?”

Rachel was very excited. It would mean that they could just walk over and get an appointment for haircut or a dye anytime.

“Oh honey that is not a salon. It’s a clinic specializing in treatment for cancer patients. They have those wigs in the window for the people who lose their hair during chemotherapy” said her mom. ” I had an appointment today with them. My treatment starts next week”

In response to;

Fandango Flash Fiction Challenge # 27



MLMM- Wordle #147

Word Art (2)

1. Cuff
2. Escarpment (a long, precipitous, clifflike ridge of land, rock, or the like, commonly formed by faulting or fracturing of the earth’s crust)
3. Tiny
4. Donnybrook (an inordinately wild fight or contentious dispute; brawl; free-for-all.)
5. Wheel
6. Slot
7. Fling
8. Grit
9. Effective
10. Sometimes
11. Watch
12. Walk Away

Walk away from the Donnybrook

It’s better this way, so don’t even watch

Staying here might earn you a cuff on the ear

Or you may receive a fling in the middle

Sometimes it is more effective

Then showing grit and climbing the scary

Escarpment of fearful conflicts

Wheel away from it now and silent the tiny doubt

It fits the slot so let it slide.

In response to;

MLMM- Wordle #147