The Five Minute Friday word for this week is place. The plan is to set a time and write for five minutes. This can be hard when the time is done but you aren't quite finished. Today when the time ended, I had a few more words that insisted on being written. A place for everything… Continue reading Place: Does Everything Have One?
My daughter, Jamie Bagley, is good at coming up with writing prompts and giving lots of encouragement. Jamie suggests we write a list poem using what we have collected through the month of June. She's given some examples to help us along. When I first saw the prompt I'll admit I was at a loss to… Continue reading Collected Treasures Both Tangible and Intangible
I am combining my writing prompts this week, because they go together so well. The Five Minute Friday prompt is the word STEADY. The first thing that came to mind was the thought that slow and steady wins the race, from the story about the tortoise and the hare. That's good advice, but sometimes we need more than ourselves… Continue reading Steady and Sure with God as My Guide
Star & Bloom are the haiku prompt words for the weekly haiku challenge at Ronovan Writes. My first thought was of the sun, one of the stars of the universe. It is very hot and bright. No one could survive if we lived too close to it. The naked eye cannot behold it without being… Continue reading Stars and Blooms and Following Dreams
One Christmas, my mother gave me a quilt she had made from some of my grandmother's old dresses. I was thrilled, because it brought back memories from childhood. The words Color & Warmth are the prompts for Ronovan Writes #weeklyhaikuchallenge. I knew I needed to write about that quilt. Dresses Re-Purposed Feel the cozy… Continue reading Re-Purposed: Something from the Past
Fast & Plain are the prompt words for the #weeklyhaikuchallenge at Ronovan Writes. I like to choose scenes from my life to use as inspiration for my poems. At first I wasn't sure about how to use these two words. Then I thought of my recent trip driving back to South Carolina from Illinois this week. On interstates… Continue reading Plain Country Roads More Beautiful than Interstates