Life’s Journey

At the beginning of my life’s journey, I followed the straight and narrow path.

But then life, as it is wont to do, threw some nasty curves at me.

I had no choice but to bend in order not to break, and to follow that winding road wherever it led me.

I ended up where I am now and I believe this is where I would have arrived in any event.

I wrote this post for two prompts. First, for the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge from Sue and GC, where the theme was “straight or narrow.” Second, for a newly minted daily word challenge from chellebee53 at My Vivid Blog. She gave us the word “beginning.”

Weekend Writing Prompt — Midnight at the Oasis

Midnight at the oasis
The scene of our dalliance
Making love in the weeds
Not the most insidious of deeds
A measly way to meet our needs
Don’t read this the wrong way
It’s just a tumble by the bay

(Exactly 40 words)

Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “oasis.”

Also for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (dalliance), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (insidious), Your Daily Word Prompt (measly), The Daily Spur (read), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (tumble).

SoCS — Last Photo

For this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill, we are asked to take the last photo we snapped and to think about the first word that comes to mind when we look at it. And that word is our prompt for today.

Alrighty then. Here’s the last photo I took, which I took in my backyard yesterday morning.

It’s a plant in my backyard with purple flowers. I might have used the word “backyard” or “purple” or “flowers.” But the word I chose was “bees.” Why bees? Well, the reason I took this picture was because there were bees flying around the plant. Can you see any of them? No? Well maybe this will help.

Can you see them now? Not yet? Okay, how about now?

See? Bees? There were about a half a dozen bees around this one plant, but by the time I pulled my iPhone out of my pocket, got close to the plant, and snapped this photo, most of them had flitted off to neighboring plants.

Anyway, Bees. That was the first word I thought about when I looked at this photo. Bees doing whatever bees do when they are investigating the purple blossoms on a flowering plant in my backyard.

What was the first word you thought about when you saw this picture?

FOWC with Fandango — Insidious

FOWCWelcome to July 31, 2021 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “insidious.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.