In Other Words — A House by the Beach

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I dreamed of owning a large house by the beach

But the cost of that dream was always out of reach

A cabin way up high in the mountains would be nice

But there is no way I could afford to pay such a price

So I’m stuck living small in the city, such a pity.


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 words “the beach.” Photo credit: seth0s from Pixabay.com.

In Other Words — Voices

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You took your life, but to me you’re still alive.

I hear your many voices whispering in my ear.

Your quiet voice, your happy voice, your sad voice, your sultry voice.

But while your life was ephemeral, ending way too early,

The sounds of your voices will be with me for eternity.


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 “voices.” Photo credit: Thomas Wolter from Pixabay.com. Also for these two daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (alive) and Word of the Day Challenge (ephemeral).

In Other Words — Not My Dog

6D2F2320-AA85-4939-8EA2-2F353190C2A7Tomorrow is the Fourth of July.

And you know what that means.

Fireworks tomorrow night!

Who doesn’t love fireworks?

My dog, that’s who.


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 “fireworks.” Photo credit: PDPhotos from Pixabay.

In Other Words — Potluck

E16FBCC7-BE20-4DDB-B165-94D177F2BA13“This amazingly good,” Diana said about the beef stew.

“I have never in my life tasted anything so delicious,” Anna added.

“You have to give me the recipe and tell me what your secret ingredient is,” Barbara insisted.

“Wait, did you just say that you seasoned the stew with a generous helping of marijuana?” an incredulous Marianne asked.

“Well, you did say it was a potluck dinner party, didn’t you?” Heather said with a smile.


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 “potluck.” Photo credit: granat from Pixabay.

In Other Words — Annoyed

8BAE4783-F14F-48BB-8897-F2DC7F00CCFDAm I annoyed?

You have a lot of nerve asking me if I’m annoyed.

In fact, I’m annoyed that you would even ask me such an annoying question.

I’m so annoyed at you for asking me if I’m annoyed at you that I hope you’re now annoyed at me.

Actually, I really couldn’t care less if you’re annoyed at me.


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 “annoyed.” Photo credit: Manfred Richter at Pixabay.