Weekend Writing Prompt ~ Get Up #wwp


You can live like a sloth in a faux idyllic way
Wasting the hours that make up your day
Instead pick a goal, then lift up your feet
And set out to conquer any activity
Be it a marathon that you’ve trained yourself for
Or a disorganized closet that’s become an eyesore
Perhaps connecting with an old friend or love
Or shampooing that long-neglected rug
The key to success should be turned to drive
Get yourself out of neutral and start feeling alive

(84 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where we are challenged to write a poem or piece of prose using the word “idyll” in exactly 84 words.

Twittering Tales – 500 beds #twittering-tales #themagicshop


She thoughtlessly made these beds, one after another. It was for her kids, that’s all that mattered.  A second job at this hotel meant a better future for them. She would work through the arthritis in her knees hoping her family may someday be able to afford a room like this.

(279 characters)


Written for this week’s Twitter Tales prompt from Kat Myrman. Photo credit: Jay Mantri

SoCS – Hairy~ #SoCS #themagicshop #humor


In a revealing interview after Kong tragically fell

The girl that he grabbed had so much to tell

She actually loved the big ape with all of her heart

But, there was one major reason that would have kept them apart

It wasn’t his roar that people found so scary

Nor was it his body which was so incredibly hairy

The difference in their species did not even shake her

Neither his height or his weight were part of the deal-breaker

The thing that she confessed while not trying to sound prudish

Was that she would only marry someone who had been born Jewish

And at one point did she know that poor Kong was not a Jew?

When she looked straight up his legs and that’s when she knew

She cried to the press with remorseful tears in her eyes

That sadly that Shiksa gorilla had not been circumcised

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 15/18