Weekend Writing Prompt — Over the Moon

You told me that you loved me
I felt like I was shot into orbit
I was over he moon in love with you
And blessed that you loved me too

Then your jagged edges started to show
You behaved like a petulant toddler
I fell back down to earth

(50 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “orbit” in exactly 50 words.Also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (jagged), Fandango’s One Word Challenge (petulant), and MSA Storytime (toddler).

MLMM Photo Challenge — Waxing and Waning

Purple sky ahead
Pink sky behind
White waxing crescent ahead
Black waning crescent behind
New life ahead
Old life behind
Heading toward a future
Illuminated in the headlights
Escaping from a past
Reflected in the rear view mirror


Written for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge. Photo credit: Shutterstock.

Weekend Writing Prompt — Wanderlust


6FF29E89-3087-4D4C-83A7-7A00F7B99A1EI look up at the night sky and see the full moon.

It triggers a sense of wonder at the vastness of the universe.

Are we Earthly humans alone among those who appreciate its splendor?

Am I alone in my wanderlust to know what is beyond the moon and the stars?

Oh to be a nomad exploring the universe

Rather than being tethered go this tired, old planet.

(68 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “nomad” in exactly 68 words. Also for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (moon). Image credit: vectorpouch at freepik.com83FA864D-B80F-4233-B0CC-5C02B1B1DF00

FOWC with Fandango — Moon

FOWCWelcome to April 11, 2020 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 “moon.”

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.

The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

  1. And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.

Photo Challenge — The Melting Moon

360508D2-287E-4920-B3C7-552717CD752E“What’s all the excitement about?” Don asked in his typical guileless manner.

“Look at the moon, you idiot,” Betsy said. “It’s melting!”

Steve stopped strumming his guitar and looked up at the moon. “It’s not melting, it’s dripping.”

“Melting, dripping, whatever,” Betsy said, “something is seriously wrong. The moon doesn’t do that.”

Don googled “melting moon” on his smartphone. It took him to a page that discussed the impact of climate change on Greenland. “There’s a lot of research on the web about melting icebergs and glaciers in Greenland, but nothing about the moon melting.”

“That melting is due to how the human race is acting like a traitor to Mother Earth by denying the truths about climate change,” Betsy said.

“Um, Betsy,” Steve said, “what kind of mushrooms did you use in the beef stew you made for tonight’s campfire dinner?”

Betsy shrugged, “I don’t know,” she admitted. “I found a bunch near the base of a tree in the woods over there.”

“I’ve heard stories about so-called magic mushrooms in this part of the woods, but I thought it was all bullshit,” Steve said.

“Magic mushrooms,” Don said. “That could explain why we’re all seeing the moon melting. It’s a mass hallucination.”


Written for today’s Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge. Photo credit: picsart.com. Also for these daily prompts: Daily Addictions (excitement), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (guileless), Ragtag Daily Prompt (guitar), The Daily Spur (page), Your Daily Word Prompt (research), and Word of the Day Challenge (traitor).