Happy Monday, Readers! Today’s post is the Weekly Photo Challenge, which this week happens to be Dialogue. With dialogue, there is an exchange of conversation. With this challenge we try to make two photos “talk” to each other, or bring out something in the photographs that together seem more powerful, more obvious. If you can’t guess with my photographs, I focused on the color red in each one. Enjoy!
Good afternoon, readers! I’m still not sure about the new look of this blog – so be prepared to see some more change over the next week or two. Anyway, it’s time for my belated contribution to Friday Fictioneers! As we move into fall and have some new employees starting at work, I’m hoping I’ll have my time management under control again so I can get back to posting regularly! Thank you to Rochelle for today’s prompt and to Madison Woods for today’s slimy picture.
“Oh Grumpkin, not again.”
Hal grimaced as the baby troll held out a slimy wad of half digested slop in its tiny hand. A proud grin filled the troll’s squashed little face, and Hal couldn’t help but feel a twinge in his heart over the adorableness of him.
“Come on Hal, Grumpy’s made a gift for you,” Sonia trilled from the laboratory doorway. Hal resisted the urge to roll his eyes. “He’s got you wrapped around his little troll finger.”
“Hasn’t,” Hal muttered. He smiled at Grumpkin and took the slimy gift from his hand.
“Not at all,” Sonia laughed.
Hello again, readers! What do you think of the new look? I thought it was time for a change. But don’t worry, if any of you are missing my feet and books I can easily change it back. We’ll try this look for a bit…
Anyway, this week’s Photo Challenge is Fray. Now, I couldn’t help myself when I saw this, and I immediately thought of the phrase “into the fray,” which led to this beauty of a photo…
This was a little project between myself and my brother, Ben (shown above). We decided Ben needed some homemade armor. And a cape. (because capes are cool) As always with my brother, it was a fun time, and he sportingly agreed to a photo shoot.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
This week’s photo challenge is Texture. And I know it’s not quite yet time for pumpkins and gourds, but that time is just around the corner! I love the all the different colors, shapes and textures gourds come in, especially the bumpy ones. Enjoy!
Happy late Friday, dear Readers! Today I am going to post my Friday Fictioneers on time! Woo hoo! As always, a special thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, who spearheads this marvelous group of writers, and to Bjorn Rudberg for today’s photo. Enjoy the story!
All She Has Is Faith
Hush little baby, don’t you cry, mama’s gonna sing you a lullaby…
Tasha holds her little one close, rocking him gently.
“Daddy doesn’t know you yet, but he will. I’ve sent him a letter.”
The baby whimpers and whines, and Tasha continues to rock him and speak softly.
“When he gets it, he will come for us, and we will be a family.”
Tasha lays her son in his cradle and watches him fall sleep.
“He’ll come, I know he will. He said he’d love me forever.”
She thinks if she says them often enough, the words will be true.
Hello there, Readers! I know this isn’t the post you expected to see today, but I’m running a little behind. Work has been taking up a lot of my time! I missed last month, but I’m back today with Adam Ickes Six Word Stories prompt. Interested? Join the fun by checking out the prompt and rules here.
Today’s prompt words are: Sink, Chair, Automobile, Anger, Duck and Black.
I decided to center my stories around the theme of bath time. Enjoy!
Baby’s First Bath
I washed you in the sink.
Red car. Yellow duck. Bubbles everywhere.
Prunes and Raisins
Your toes and fingers are wrinkly.
Mom says, time to get out!
I like it Here
Water’s cold, but you still linger.
No Towel, No Clothes
A bare runs down the hallway.
Happy Monday, readers! The photo challenge of the week is Summer Lovin‘. I can’t think of anything better for this prompt than this photo from my family vacation last month – because I love my family most of all, and together my siblings and I are awesome!