In Other Words — Let’s Dance

af9629e9-df06-4fa8-a637-cbb368b5922aMy wife said, “Let’s go dancing, it will be so neat.”

I said, “I don’t want to go prancing, I have two left feet.”

“But,” she said, “all you need to do is sway to the beat.”

“How about instead,” I suggested, “we go out and get a bite to eat?”

“Jeez,” she said, “you only want to do things you can do from a seat.”


written for the In Other Words prompt from Patricia’s Place. The challenge this week is to write a story or poem of five lines or fewer using the word “dancing.”

In Other Words — If You Will Have Me

85b7634e-edb9-45a2-b48d-886ed897db2a.pngThere is a lightness to your touch that takes my breath away.

You possess a patience I’ve never experienced from any other.

You have a voracious appetite for knowledge and a crystal clarity to your thinking.

You have an ambition for greatness and you will never settle for anything less.

Nor will I if you will have me.


This post was written for the In Other Words prompt from Patricia’s Place. The challenge this week is to write a story or poem of five lines or fewer using the word “lightness.” Also written for these prompts: Weekly Prompts (patience), Word of the Day Challenge (appetite), Your Daily Word Prompt (clarity), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (ambition), and Daily Addictions (settle).

In Other Words — Wishes of Hope

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My wishes are hopeful and crystal clear

There is no mystery to what I want for this year

I want someone or something to assuage my fear

To deliver us form this firestorm before we all disappear

And that a return our world’s natural order is near


This post was written for the In Other Words prompt from Patricia’s Place. The challenge this week is to write a story or poem of five lines or fewer using the word “wishes.”

Also written for these one-word prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (hopeful), Daily Addictions (clear), Ragtag Daily Prompt (mystery), Fandago’s One-Word Challenge (deliver), Michael’s Writing Prompts (firestorm), and Your Daily Word Prompt (natural).

In Other Words — Finally

3375DAED-9C7E-4BB4-B28A-91B23B8F5357It was not a very good year.

A long and chaotic one, I fear.

Very little about which to cheer.

No it wasn’t very much fun.

But it’s finally almost done.


This post was written for the In Other Words prompt from Patricia’s Place. The challenge this week is to write a story or poem of five lines or fewer using the word “done.”

In Other Words — Hurry

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I apologize but I must hurry

I really do need to scurry

Time goes by in such a flurry

So don’t you be my judge and jury

Life’s too short, so what, me worry?


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This post was written for the In Other Words prompt from Patricia’s Place. The challenge this week is to write a story or poem of five lines or fewer using the word “hurry.”