Monthly Archives: February 2019

Puddles #FOWC




Today’s word is “puddle.”
FOWC with Fandango — Puddle


Thanks to pensitivity101(Di) for the inspiriation  (I just read her post).                        Thanks to Fandango for this fun prompt.


As kids we would put on our bathing suits , rubber boots and rush outside in the street at summer rain.  Puddles were a joy!  A downpour became a river between the curbs. Fun days!

My son had rubber pants to play outside when he was a little wee one. If there was anything that resembled water he was right there in it. The rubber pants did nothing. He had a stream of water flowing inside those pants, and full puddles pouring out of his boots. Then a river flowed in the entrance hallway as he dropped his clothes there, continued on entering the house with socks that could clean up the kitchen floor in a few sliding steps.





Written for: Response to – Crimson’s Creative Challenge #16

An answering photo
A cartoon
A joke
A caption
An anecdote
A short story (flash fiction)
A poem
A newly minted proverb, adage or saying
An essay
A song—the lyrics or the performance
You have plenty of scope and only two criteria: 150 words


Response – # 1

There was a time when the city had what we called “lower town”.  A long staircase from upper-town lead you to lower town. In lower-town lived all the poor people, infirm, bums, etc. (described as such at the time). Sigh!

The mentality of that time, separation of classes. It was no wonder that the poor unfortunate souls had difficulty coming from lower-town to establish their right in upper-town.

This in my own lifetime, I am 76, not living in the boonies, right in Ontario/Quebec Provinces.

Sad story when someone choses to discriminate against whatever, for many years, decades even, this has been our story, continuing to this day, in so many ways, while some think they are superior then.

Ok, just my thoughts on what came up with this picture…

Response – #2

stairs to river

This is the stairwell from my front door that leads through a footpath to the river.  Front my door to the river is approximately 3 minutes walking.

poetry (Haiku)


ascending stairwell
tread path alongside green space
ancient river flows


©Hélène Vaillant



Written for Reena’s weekly prompt: Sapio-Sexual

One who finds intelligence the most sexually attractive feature; behaviour of becoming attracted to or aroused by intelligence and its use.




Reena’s Exploration Challenge #75




tantalizing mind
unleash euphoric pleasure
impressive organ
masterminds joining body
momentary paradise


©Hélène Vaillant


Reena’s Exploration Challenge #75

What do you See? Feb/26/2019

Come join us!

Tuesday Weekly Challenge

February 26, 2019

Weekly challenge


RULES:  write your post on your own blog.

Link back to this post with a “Pingback”  OR copy/paste the *link of your own post* into the comment section of this prompt.

Prompt: Feb/26/2019: Poetry, stories, whatever you see/feel about this photo.

Mondays, I post a “Roundup” of all links showing in the comment section of this post.(Check that your link shows up in the comment section).

Photo prompt for this week:


What do you See? photo challenge Tuesday, Feb/26/2019

Have a good week!


What do you See? Roundup (Feb/19/2019)


Thank you all for participating in last week’s prompt.

do you see mermaids?

seeing is believing, right?

sailors drowning bliss


What do you See? Feb/19/2019 photo prompt Challenge


Von Smith at Above the Noise

Paul Vincent Cannon at Parallax

Heather Carr-Rowe at Sgeoil

Sadje at Keep It Alive

Susi Bocks at I Write Her

Mich at Michnavs

Reena Saxena

Eugenia at ThusNSuch

Jules at Jules Longer Strands Of Gems

Irma at I Do Run

V.J. Knutson at A Woman’s Quest

Tessa at Tessa Can Do It!

Dorinda Duclos at Night Owl Poetry

Kevin Parish at What Words May Come

Tom at Beyond The Sphere

Netizen at The Dark Netizen

Hélène Vaillant at Willow Poetry

Christine at Poetry For Healing

Jenna at The Sunshine Artist

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s prompt, Tues/Feb. 26/2019


Winter Elegance



Photo by Riccardo Bresciani on


#Haibun #Haiku

Winter Elegance

(written from my little girl memory)

As a young girl, living with my family, on a street in front of an outdoor skating rink.

Sunday afternoons, I’d skate with my father, arm in arm, round and round.

Every now and then, we’d stop to help my little sister back on her feet, she with two bladed skates strapped over her boots.

My other little sister, with fancy white skates, she also fell down.

My younger brother, the pro on skates, circled around us all, speeding like a jet out of hell.

Back inside for hot chocolate and Walt Disney on television.


once there on thin ice
core elegance at your feet
glide effortlessly


©Hélène Vaillant

Written for prompt:  #Haikai Challenge #74 (2/23/19): thin ice (usurai) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

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