Monthly Archives: March 2019

What do you See? March/26/2019

Come join us!

Tuesday Weekly Challenge

March 26, 2019

until Monday, April 1st, 2019

Weekly challenge

 

How to join: write a post on your own blog. Your choice of Poetry, Stories, whatever you see/feel about this photo.

Link back to this post with a “Pingback”  OR copy/paste the *link of your own post* into the comment section of this prompt. (Check that your link shows up in the comment section).

Mondays, I post a “Round-up” of all links showing in the comment section of this post.

Photo prompt March 26 to April 1, 2019

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Photo prompt March 26 to April 1, 2019

 

Have a good week!

Pebble Stones and Flower in Tropical Garden

What do you See? Roundup March 19/2019

Monday, March 25 Roundup

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“It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are … than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise.”

HENRY DAVID THOREAU, letter to Mr. B., April 10, 1853

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 Thank you everyone for a great prompt week.  Your stories and poems are a delightful treasured collection.  Wherever you ended, up or down at the ladder, stay tuned for tomorrow’s prompt.

 

This week’s participants

 

Reena Saxena at Reena Saxena

Von Smith at Above the Noise 

Jules at Jules in Flashy Fiction

1 – reblog at Words Less Spoken

2 – Mbrazfieldm at Words Less Spoken

Paul Vincent Cannon at Parallax

Hélène Vaillant at Willow Poetry

Netizen at The Dark Netizen 

1 – Tom at Beyond the Sphere

2 – Tom at Beyond the Sphere

Michael at Morpethroad

Willow at Willowdot21

Susan Zutautas at Susan’s Place

Tessa at Tessa Can Do It

Suzanne at Being in Nature

Ladylee at Ladyleemanila

Ananya Goswami at Edge of Life 

Di at Pensitivity101

Frank Prem at Frank Prem Poetry

Gina at Singledust 

V.J.Knutson at A Woman’s Quest

Ivor at Ivor.Plumber/Poet

Susi Bocks at I Write Her 

Crushed Caramel (Leaner at Love)

Jen Goldie at Starlight and Moon Beams

Eugenia at ThusNSuch

Sara McNulty at Purplepeninportland

Anjali at Positive Side Of The Coin

Sadje at Keep it alive

Dorinda Duclos at Night Owl Poetry

Ennle Madresan at Abandoned Amenities

Chris Hall at luna’s on line 

Heather Carr-Rowe at Sgeoil

Irma at I Do Run 

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Love and Light,

Hélène

 

Weekly challenge

Do They Have A Phone?

 

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Written in response to prompt:  For the Haunted Wordsmith STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #22
Today’s sentence: “Do they have a phone?”

Do they have a phone?

My Mother is getting her Christmas shopping list together. She calls to ask me:
“Do They Have A Phone?”
(Of course they have a phone).
“You gave them one last Christmas Mom, do you remember?”
(Which I passed on to the grand-kids)

The twins are now married and have their own families.
Mother only talks about the twins being children as they once were.
Her list is imaginary,   she will not know what to do with it by lunchtime.

In her mind she still lives back 25 years ago.
That’s when my father passed away, a loss she was never able to get beyond.

She often talks to us as if Dad is right there sitting beside her.
Maybe he is and she can see him.. At least I wish it for her.

Her next question:
“Do you think they have a phone where your father lives?”
I pause… then say,
“Mom, if Dad is sitting there right next do you, why would you need to reach him by phone?”
“Oh yes I do need to reach him by phone!” she says.
“Why is that Mom?”
“He always leaves here without his keys, see?”
(showing me the keys to the old house we sold 25 years ago).
“Mom why don’t you tell him that next time he comes?”
“OK, then, I’ll leave the keys right there where he sits.”

“But, you know daughter, your dad has stopped talking to me a few months ago.
He doesn’t listen to me anymore.
I talk and it’s as if I wasn’t there.”
“Do they have a phone where he lives?”

 

©Hélène Vaillant

The Party Line

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Norman Rockwell’s The Party Wire (1919)

 

Double Etheree

Party Line

 

ring
ringie
ring ring ring
party line ring
that’s my number code
Jeff and I planned this call
click… our cue nosy spinster
is listening on party line…
Jeff: ” That old hag still living upstairs?”
I answer: “Yep, ugly face that one”…. Click

click…she is back again…”Jeff you got a girl?”
“Yep, yep mate, luscious boobs on that one!”
“Lucky mate! You done it yet Jeff?”
“Yep, yep, we talk about risks.”
“Can I ask for her name?”
“Jessica Mont Clair”.
” But…That’s the name…
of… upstairs”?
line went
dead

©Hélène Vaillant

Shangri-la

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #19 High Noon Lane

 

Written in response to the photo prompt above: Crimson’s Creative Challenge #19
High Noon Lane

 

Shangri-la

“I’ll meet you at the sign, High Noon Lane,” said Jeff.
Marie slipped on her hiking boots, picked up her portable GPS and off she went.

The trek to the Colonial Trail was well indicated.
Jeff had read the advertisement details that promised a Shangri-la phenomena just beyond the High Noon Lane. Jeff and Marie had been discussing this all week with the anticipation to meet up at the sign on Saturday.

Jeff arrived way in advance at the meeting spot.  Sitting down waiting for Marie he noticed many hikers going passed the sign on the trail but no one seemed had come back yet.

 Marie finally arrived. She and Jeff settled down for a bit of lunch before heading out further.

And so ends this story. Jeff and Marie never returned.

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