~ Most of December is in the “Yes, but …” season. This post displays the last of my current handful of examples. Maybe I will have more next year. ~
~ Most of December is in the “Yes, but …” season. Cautiously optimistic, I will post another from my handful of examples now and hold any that remain for later. ~
~ Most of December is in the “Yes, but …” season. Cautiously optimistic, I will post two of my handful of examples now and hold those that remain for later. ~
Children need to learn that paths are slick and rocky, but some lead to light. Image © Patrick Jennings Rocky ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #292 – Gray button (upper left corner) reveals widgets, – – above post (on phone) or beside it (on desktop). –
An excessive dread has consequences in this revised (and now illustrated) short story, with a somewhat upbeat twist after a few frantic minutes. The illustration has its own ironic backstory.
Who needs canine teeth? Dracula, for one. But not me. Molars are another story, with comical twists and a chance of being helpful if U ever need to consider replacing a molar with a dental implant.
Dancer’s wooden mask: leather hinges swing open. Drum throbs; shaman chants. ~ ~ ~ ~ Hinges swing shut as dance ends: hidden face; revealed spirit. Photo © Trustees of the British Museum ~ ~ ~ ~ Khan Academy | Transformation Masks – Gray button (upper left corner) reveals widgets, – – above post (on phone) […]
I want an illustration for a short story that features a heart attack. The image should be like an abstract expressionist painting of the idea of a heart attack, not a stock image. While I don’t paint, I do take (and often edit) photos. Can I edit one of my photos for my story? Yes. It’s a birdbath photo, of course.
Acorns spread the faith, and leaves consecrate the world. Church window, no wall. – Gray button (upper left corner) reveals widgets, – – above post (on phone) or beside it (on desktop). –
What is behind the mask? After it is removed, there may still be more than meets the eye. Much more, as the varied pieces in Writers’ Co-op Show Case #2 reveal. Clicking on [SHOW CASE] in the banner atop any Writers’ Co-op page will reveal a drop down menu with links to the growing list of episodes.
Sailing on fall wind, a flock of droplets migrates. Each is a small world. Sailing ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #286 – Gray button (upper left corner) reveals widgets, – – above post (on phone) or beside it (on desktop). –
A new page on Writer’s Co-op is a biweekly show case of short pieces submitted in response to prompts. Submissions from anybody with a serious interest in writing are welcome. I needed only 12 pages to print all seven pieces from Show Case #1 in a large font, and I am glad to have read them.
~ Mortality #1 ~ \ Emergent \ from dancing atoms, \ life is short. ~ Mortality #2 ~ \ Let’s live life \ with defiant joy, \ all the way. Carpe Diem Haiku Kai … #1850 dried grass “Dried grass” in the challenge comes from Basho’s last haiku, written as he was dying. My response imagines him rallying to console his […]
Smooth outer layer. We see rough inner layer when the light changes. ~ ~ ~ ~ Layers nest like Russian dolls, when science shows us atoms. Layers ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #283 – Gray button (upper left corner) reveals widgets, –– above post (on phone) or beside it (on […]
While Freud’s quarrelsome trio was speculative and oversimplified, he was onto something: “the” mind may be a loose association of multiple partial minds (I’ll call them “miniminds”) that jostle for conscious attention and sometimes squabble. Here is a comic misadventure due to one of my own miniminds that segues to another minimind’s way to treat toenail fungus. BTW, it’s all true.
While defending the US Capitol on 2021-01-06, police officer Mike Fanone was dragged down its steps, beaten, zapped with a taser, and nearly killed. Apologists for mob rule (provided the mob is white) were soon rebranding the rioters as tourists who were merely rowdy. Now Fanone is defending the truth at great personal cost.