Like the Back of My Hand Challenge

When I read this post from Judy Dykstra-Brown this morning, which featured a picture of the back of a hand (hers? someone else’s?), I was inspired to take a picture of the back of my hand and post it.33E4D6E2-59B4-46F4-A59B-2B1FD4355F27And then I thought wouldn’t it be fun to challenge other bloggers to take a picture of the back of their own hands.

So take a picture of the back of your hand (or the front, or both) and create your own post featuring that picture. Go head, fellow bloggers, and show your hands.

Use the tag #myhand and link back to this post. Let’s see those hands of yours!

Three Line Tales — Endangered

A342801C-B143-48BA-B05C-B3FE4D8EC8EB“Get closer, kids, and take a good look at that majestic, beautiful animal,” Barbara’s and Dennis’ father told them, “because that species may not be around much longer.”

The two children stared in awe and amazement at the enormous polar bear swimming right up next to the huge aquarium’s thick glass wall, and Barbara asked her father why it wasn’t going to be around much longer.

“The sea ice where polar bears live is disappearing due to warming temperatures around the globe,” he explained, “which is the biggest threat to their survival, and if we don’t do something quickly to combat man-made climate change, these magnificent creatures may soon become extinct.”

Written for this week’s Three Line Tales from Sonya at Only 100 Words. Photo credit: Vidar Nordli-Mathisen via Unsplash.

50 Word Thursday — Her Room

14E14094-AA61-4F94-BB93-A9795F8CD253Jacob walked into her room. He could smell her fragrance even though she had been gone for nearly a week. He felt her presence and it was almost as if she were standing by her bed, her lips red and perfectly shaped, her cheeks blushed prettily when she spoke. 

He saw her mouth moving but no sounds were forthcoming. Jacob tried to read her lips and to understand what she was saying to him. He assumed she was telling him goodbye, that she loved him, and that she was sorry that she succumbed to the disease that left him alone.

(100 words)

Written for 50 Word Thursday, this week from Kristian at Tales From the Mind of Kristian. The challenge is to:

  • Find the muse within the photo and/or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to Kristian’s post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.

There was no attribution for the photo provided, but the line, “Her lips were red and perfectly shaped, her cheeks blushed prettily when she spoke,” is from Neil Gaiman’s Stardust.

FOWC with Fandango — Scapegoat

FOWCWelcome to May 23, 2019 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 “scapegoat.”

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. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

Note: some bloggers have had issues with pingbacks not showing up lately, so if you don’t see it shortly after you published your post, you might want 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.

#100WW — Behave Yourself


“You need to behave yourself when we go inside, do you understand?” Beth said.

“Are you still bellyaching about my gaffe at the Zenith Grill yesterday?” Danny asked.

“Gaffe? You and I have very different definitions of that word, Danny. What you did was breathtaking, and not in a good way.”

“Oh come on, Beth. You expect me to tiptoe on velvet around you, don’t you?”

“You know, if I were a man I’d belt you one,” Beth said.

“Fine,” Danny said. “I’ll behave myself, Beth. Let’s grab a few beers, some grub, and enjoy the rest of the day.”

(100 words)

Written for today’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl. Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (gaffe), Your Daily Word Prompt (zenith), Weekly Prompts (definitions), Ragtag Daily Prompt (breathtaking), Word of the Day Challenge (velvet), and The Daily Spur (belt).