In Other Words — The Lizard

C6376C7C-F4AC-42A0-B0A7-DE507B4873E0“I spy with my little eye something green,” Jenny said.

Lizzy looked around the backyard and said, “Jenny, everything in the yard is green — the grass, the bushes, the plants, the trees — all green.”

“I’ll give you another hint,” Jenny said, “it’s alive.”

“Everything is alive, Jenny — the grass, the bushes, the plants, the trees — all alive.”

“Sheesh, Lizzy, you must be blind or something; it’s that green lizard on top of the wood privacy fence.”


In other wordsWritten 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 picture above and/or the word “spy.” Photo credit: alexis parra from Pixabay.

In Other Words — Doused

270F92AA-FD45-49BE-9953-D8A88EE87286From the very first moment I laid eyes upon you

You set my heart aflame

I tried to get close to you but you never felt the same

And it was a real shame

You aimed a fire hose at my soul and completely doused my flame


In other wordsWritten 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 picture above and/or the word “aflame.” Photo credit: Gloria Williams from Pixabay.

In Other Words — A Visit to the Pancake House

331BF200-C35D-48F7-B23B-C3A790723C75.jpeg“Blueberry, please.”

“I’ll have banana nut.”

“I’d like a Dutch Baby, if you have them.”

“Make mine plain buttermilk.”

“Thank you for your orders,” the waitress said. “Your pancakes should be coming right up.”


In other wordsWritten 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 picture above and/or the word “pancakes.” Photo credit: IrinaPirogova from Pixabay.

In Other Words — Little Lost Lamb

E98E618A-C24E-4D30-960E-463C7DE29427Mary walked over to the bus stop, where she found two sheep seemingly waiting for the bus, which Mary thought was strange.

“Excuse me,” Mary said to one of the sheep, “but I seemed to have lost my little lamb and I was wondering if you might have seen him.”

Much to her surprise, the sheep looked up at Mary and bleated, “He followed you to school today, but the teacher said that having a lamb at school was against the rules, so she sent the lamb away.”

“Oh no,” Mary exclaimed, “how will I ever find my little lamb?”

“You can stay here waiting at the bus stop with us,” the sheep said, “since this is the bus that takes us to the shearing house and your little lost lamb will most likely eventually show up.”


In other wordsWritten 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 picture above and/or the word “waiting.” Photo credit: misterfarmer from Pixabay.

In Other Words — Upside Down and Backwards

EAFE9919-CEF8-4687-8586-85899927811EEverything is upside down and backwards.

Lies are truth, facts are fake, and down is up.

Wrong is right, guilty is innocent, and bad is good.

Friends are enemies and enemies are friends.

Reality is surreal; topsy-turvy.


In other wordsWritten 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 picture above and/or the word “topsy-turvy.” Photo credit: Garak01 from Pixabay.