Twiglet — Rain-beaten Stones

The rain-beaten stones seem to glow in the dim light of dusk, their surfaces pockmarked with tiny craters.

Each stone is unique in size and shape, each with its own patterns of craters and indentations. Some are smooth and unblemished. Others scarred and pitted from years of weathering.

I wonder what secrets these mottled stones hold. Are they symbols of resilience and endurance? Or are they evidence of the decay that time and the elements impose?

Written for for Misky’s Twiglet for the phrase, “rain-beaten stones.” Image credit: AI Art.

Truthful Tuesday — Two Wishes

Di, of Pensitivity101, is our host for Truthful Tuesday. This week Di wants to know:

By some weird twist of fate, you are given two wishes. What would you wish for?

One of my two wishes would be very personal. The other would be very political.

My first wish would be to go back exactly two months from today and rethink going out on a ladder to clean out my gutters during a brief lull in the downpours we had been experiencing at the time. If I hadn’t done that, I wouldn’t have fallen off the ladder and fractured my right hip and broken my right arm at the shoulder. I wouldn’t have had emergency partial hip replacement surgery, and I wouldn’t have had to be spending the first six months of 2023 going through physical therapy and rehabilitation.

My second wish would be for a return to sanity and common sense, and a withdrawal from extremism within the Republican Party and conservative politics in the United States before our American democracy is destroyed.

Welcoming Spring

The spring equinox, for those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere, is fast approaching. For me, even more so than at the end of the old year and the beginning of the new one, it’s a time for introspection. It represents a reawakening, where that which was dormant during the cold, dark months of winter comes back to life. It’s a time of renewal and rejuvenation, of growth and new beginnings, as the world wakes up from its winter slumber.

There is no better time is there than this to engage in self-reflection and to emerge as a new, and possibly, a better person.

Written for Greg’s Five Word Weekly Challenge, where the words are:

FOWC with Fandango — Hapless


It’s March 14, 2023. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “hapless.”

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.

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