All In a Day’s Walk

23 September 2021

Big Picture, another title achieved from the list provided for #2021picoftheweek provided by Maria Antonia.

And this completes another line!

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I Packed My Bag

Image by Alexas Fotos

I packed my carrier bag
So called for being easily portable
And in it I put
My Neolithic flint core
My Bronze Age Beaker pot
My third century Roman toiletries
My sixth century stockings
My eleventh century book
My fourteenth century Apostle spoons
My seventeenth century kitten-heeled shoes
My eighteenth century loose gown
And called the bag my portmanteau

59 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Portmanteau
btw: Manteau is a loose gown fashionable in eighteenth century

 

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CCC150: Gardener Jack

Gardener Jack loved his garden
Started here in 1934
But Gardener Jack is no more

Yet they took his ashes
And scattered them here
Now the veg grow bigger
And greener
And taller
Year by year

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #150

Welcome to my weekly challenge—open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUN

Here’s how it works:

Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.)
You respond with something CREATIVE

Here are some suggestions:

  • An answering photo
  • A cartoon
  • A joke
  • A caption
  • An anecdote
  • A short story (flash fiction)
  • A poem
  • A newly minted proverb, adage or saying
  • An essay
  • A song—the lyrics or the performance

You have plenty of scope and only two criteria:

  • Your creative offering is indeed yours
  • Your writing is kept to 150 words or less

If you post a link in the comments section of this post I’ll be able to find it
If you include Crimson’s Creative Challenge as a heading, WP Search will find it (theory)
by ‘Searching’ in the WP Reader (fingers crossed)

Here’s wishing you inspirational explosions. And FUN

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Tuesday Treat: Leaf and Berry, Hip and Hop

No, it’s not a dance and neither a music craze. It’s the approach of autumn.

Bramble berries: 8th Sept 2021 

Sloe (fruit of the quick thorn): 8th Sept 2021 

Elderberry:8th Sept 2021 

Black Bryony: 8th Sept 2021 

Bittersweet: 8th Sept 2021 

Rose hips: 8th Sept 2021

Clematis (Old Man’s Beard): 8th Sept 2021 

Rosebay: 8th Sept 2021 

Willow-herb: 8th Sept 2021 

Thistledown: 8th Sept 2021 

Dogwood: 8th Sept 2021 

Hops: 8th Sept 2021 

I think we can say that autumn is on it’s way

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Sunday Picture Post: Into the Woods

8th September and we plan to visit Tyrrells Wood. Yet our interest lies less with the ancient woodland and more with the route taken.

The morning starts misty but the sun is bright. Together they cast a magical air

8th Sept 2021

8th Sept 2021

A distant mill (on zoom)

8th Sept 2021

Love country lanes. Trees, sunlight and no traffic

8th Sept 2021

The harvest is in. Doesn’t matter now if we have September storms

8th Sept 2021

8th Sept 2021

We’re hoping for signs of autumn’s approach

Field Maple: 8th Sept 2021

8th Sept 2021

Rowan: 8th Sept 2021

And into the magical woods…

8th Sept 2021

Speckled glade: 8th Sept 2021

On our way to the bus home we pass the village pond

8th Sept 2021

And so the walk is done. See Tuesday Treats for berries and foliage seen on the way. They were the true mark of autumn’s approach

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This Old Heart

16 Sept 2021

This old heart is not so fit
It needs repair
Though nothing now will make it tick
As it did in former years
It has been tormented
Has been teased
Has sought repose
A chance to beat alone and so to ease
It has been torn
Been broken
Shattered
It has been treated like it doesn’t matter
It has been excited
And that’s the worst
To soar the heavens
Until the bubble bursts
This old heart has taken tumbles
Has tried and it has stumbled
But despite its ruinous slew
This ramshackle heart I give to you

97 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Challenge: Ramshackle

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The Spinner’s Web

8 Sept 2021

No words needed…

Small Creature, another title achieved from the list provided for #2021picoftheweek provided by Maria Antonia.

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CCC149: Whistling Sisters

“Stop your whistling,” my grandpa said.

And when I turned to him – cos he’d never said it before – he added, “A whistling woman’s good for God nor man.” Was he saying I wasn’t a kid anymore?

“Come, sit in my workshop, I’ll tell you a tale.”

I willingly went, for my grandpa’s tales were something other. He told me about the three sisters who’d lived in the next village along, how the new vicar had accused them of “Whistling up storms.”

The villagers didn’t like that accusation for they’d made a good living out of their wrecking activities. They chased the vicar out of the village – which brought the wrath of the bishop upon them.

“I charge you to whistle for ever more,” he ordered the sisters. “But now your whistling will help humankind.”

And so the sisters continue to whistle through to this day.

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #149

Welcome to my weekly challenge—open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUN

Here’s how it works:

Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.)
You respond with something CREATIVE

Here are some suggestions:

  • An answering photo
  • A cartoon
  • A joke
  • A caption
  • An anecdote
  • A short story (flash fiction)
  • A poem
  • A newly minted proverb, adage or saying
  • An essay
  • A song—the lyrics or the performance

You have plenty of scope and only two criteria:

  • Your creative offering is indeed yours
  • Your writing is kept to 150 words or less

If you post a link in the comments section of this post I’ll be able to find it
If you include Crimson’s Creative Challenge as a heading, WP Search will find it (theory)
by ‘Searching’ in the WP Reader (fingers crossed)

Here’s wishing you inspirational explosions. And FUN

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