Placid Waters ~ quadrille


Placid Waters

Wild only in its freedom,
there is no white water here,
just a paddle caressing
its surface, a stillness
marred only by ripples
of trees dancing as they reach
from the bow of a kayak
to the shore that holds
steadfast their stately canopy.

This is my response to Quadrille #96: Wild Monday — the prompt from Kim at dVerse, which is to use the word keep in a 44-word poem that does not require meter or rhyme.

Image: Ellicott Creek, Amherst New York
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Streets Ahead Street Team – Richard Dee

Stevie Turner

This week on Streets Ahead, the street team are promoting Richard Dee’s ‘Life and Other Dreams‘:

One man, two lives. Which one is the reality?

Is he Rick, living on Earth? Or is he Dan, living in another time and place? Accused of a crime in one world, he’s stuck in the other. Where do you go when you dream?

Rick lives on Earth now, with Cath. His life is boring, writing adverts for cat food and exotic holidays. When he’s asleep, he lives as Dan, spending his time with his wife Vanessa. They live six-hundred years in the future, half a galaxy away. They’re explorers, searching for valuable minerals on Ecias, an alien paradise.

When the two worlds overlap, Rick starts to question what is real. Events in his waking and sleeping lives are mirrored, similar people inhabit both and coincidences mount up. Disaster strikes in each world at the same time. Dan is accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Meanwhile, Cath thinks…

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Entrance – #writephoto – #poetry – #life

Night Owl Poetry - Dorinda Duclos

Darkness in the distance plays, my thoughts, they start to mingle; is it calm or trepidation that makes my senses tingle? Chiseled rocks, I climb upon, careful to plant my feet; so to peer beyond the opening, then, wondering what I’ll meet.

Is it just an empty cave? Or does something live within? Do I dare to challenge this? I hesitate, as I begin. Quietly making my way inside, sneaking about, like a tiny mouse, I realize I am not alone, it is me inside this house.

Silently moving within this space, I hear her voice, to me, she is calling; “No need to be afraid, my dear”, as my legs give, but I’m not falling. I stumble, to try to find the earth, the solid ground, underneath, is no longer; ever slowly, I feel myself rising above, my spirit, growing much stronger.

I am not afraid, no fear inside…

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“MAGIC MUSHROOMS” ©J.E.Goldie What do you see # 14- January 27th, 2020

Jen Goldie - A little this, a little that, some real and some imaginings.

Dear friends, in the memory of our dear Hélène I have decided to continue this challenge. I will post a new challenge on 12:00 am PST, every Monday morning.

Write an original story, poem or a caption.

You have six days to respond to the Prompt.

I will try to reblog your response on my blog.

There is no limit to words or format but keep it family friendly.

I will do a round up next Sunday before the next Prompt is posted.

Please tag your responses with #Whatdoyousee


During the course of my admittedly limited research I came across a scene from Alice In Wonderland, where Alice is guided to eat mushrooms and began to write a dialogue. I’m not a mushroom expert but the mushrooms in question appear to be Fly Agaric mushrooms which can be hallucinogenic or deadly depending on its use or state. So…

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The Enchanted Forest

Team Follow Through

In the Enchanted Forest,
Try to imagine if you are able,
Mushrooms so enormous,
You can use them as a picnic table!

In the Enchanted Forest,
You will find so many delights,
Fairies with wings that glimmer,
As they fly to the greatest heights!

In the Enchanted Forest,
Just believe me if you please,
There are trees that can uproot themselves,
And walk around with ease!

In the Enchanted Forest,
There are berries of red and blue,
There is an abundance of them available,
So, pretty please bring back a few!

In the Enchanted Forest,
Be cautious and be smart,
It is truly a world of wonder,
But it is not for the faint of heart!

In response to Sadje's #Whatdoyousee prompt:
In response to Eugi's Weekly prompt: glimmer

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How Evil is Google? Read This!

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For the record, I’m going to say that the information in the Mercola article Google — A Dictator Unlike Anything the World Has Ever Known is horrifying.

I use Google and Gmail all the time, along with a lot of other products and services this story mentions. Oh my stars, they are not only spying on us, but totally manipulating public opinion on a whole bunch of levels.

Please click on the link and read. It’s long, but well worth it. I didn’t watch the video, but I was so influenced by Dr. Joseph Mercola’s content that I had to write about it.

Oh, my wife sent me the link, which is how I became aware of it.

I guess this falls under the heading of science fiction becomes dystopian fact.

But let me back up a second. The 2016 Hugo Award for best science fiction…

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What do you see # 14- January 27th, 2020


In the memory of our dear Hélène,  Sadje decided to continue this challenge and posts a new challenge on 12:00 am PST, every Monday morning.


You can write a post on your blog and create a ping back to link to Sadje’s original post.
Write an original story, poem or a caption.
You have six days to respond to the Prompt.
There is no limit to words or format but keep it family friendly.
Please tag your responses with #Whatdoyousee

Image credit: Flickr

They may look like red mushrooms to the casual observer, but to the Fairy Kingdom, they  were Nature’s table and stools.
They were in abundance, huge fungi, perhaps poisonous to Man but holding magical qualities for the mystic creatures of fantasy.
Delicate wings and silken slippered feet fluttered and skipped around them, chanting in jubilation as they welcomed the new growth of spring within…

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