CCC126: Primmy Primrose

Crimson’s Creative Challenge

Primmy Primrose, prim and proper
Won’t look up till a new Spring calls her
Calls with balmy sun and melting snow
With whispered winds that gently blow
No torn leaves and tattered petals
For Primmy Primrose is too precious

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #126


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: Wayside Flowers

Blackthorn, sparkling in the sun: 30th March 2021
Red Deadnettle & Euphorbia: 30th March 2021
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For me this is the epitome of spring: 30th March 2021
The less common white violet: 30th March 2021
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The daisy-like flowers of stitchwort: 30th March 2021
Narcissus, naturalised in woodland: 30th March 2021
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Yes, truly, these are native-grown wild primroses: 30th March 2021
What’s this: Berries on holly? 30th March 2021
What is it? The early flowering “Abraham, Isaac & Jacob”, a naturalised form of borage: 30th March 2021
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Afternoon Tea (II) with Crispina Kemp — Sammi Loves Books

Crispina Kemp, author of the five-book epic fantasy series, The Spinner’s Game, and the newly-released Learning to Fly (available 1st April 2021) is visiting Sammi Loves Books to answer a second set of Afternoon Tea Interview questions. You can read the first Afternoon Tea interview here, my review of Learning to Fly here, and an […]

Afternoon Tea (II) with Crispina Kemp — Sammi Loves Books
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Decidedly Sanguine

image by Sebastian Ganso on Pixabay

It is, my dear, quite absurd
The uttermost garbage I’ve ever heard
Why, to think they call the penguin a bird
And more, they say, it’s a distant child
Of T.Rex’s cousin, in the wild
Imagine a petition filed
For paternity payment support
Imagine the court report
Ha! At length the pterosaur is caught…
Leaving our absurd little penguin
Decidedly sanguine

61 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Absurd

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Sunday Picture Post: Lothingland

Lothingland is the ancient name for the North-East corner of Suffolk, and that’s where we’re heading as we catch the 8:00 am bus. We get off just past the James Paget Hospital

In a small woodland, the local children have decked a tree with tributes to the staff of the local NHS hospital: 30th March 2021
The next surprise in the same woodland… 30th March 2021
What a beautiful place, indulging my passion for pylons: 30th March 2021

It was to be an adventure… so there has to be challenges

Went the wrong way. Backtrack or climb the padlocked gate? 30th March 2021
The pines around Lound Lakes: 30th March 2021
The lakes are accessed by fishing licence only: 30th March 2021

I could devote an entire post with photos from the wooded hill around the lakes… but time to move on

Potato planting: 30th March 2021
Off road now, we head to Ashby St Mary’s church: 30th March 2021
Such a delightful Easter view: 30th March 2021

And after a while, it’s back to road-walking

The never-ending perimeter wall of Somerleyton Hall: 30th March 2021
A distant view of the Hall: 30th March 2021

And again off-road via farm-tracks and footpaths

Something’s not quite straight: 30th March 2021

And neither is it quite right. Our path peters out, delivering us into a ploughed field. Um. Lost. We should not have asked for an adventure

This is not where we’re supposed to be. But good news… there’s a bus stop at the end of this very long lane. And it is pretty: 30th March 2021

Hope you’ve enjoyed our walk. It was hot… one of those days that spring borrows off summer. Flowers? Oh, yes, I’ll post those photos on Tuesday

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Royal Mail

30 March 2021

Loved this little post-box, almost hidden in the dusty leaves of a rampant ivy.

Seeing Red, another title in the list for #2021picoftheweek provided by Maria Antonia

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Book Review: Learning to Fly by Crispina Kemp — Sammi Loves Books

Thank you to Crispina Kemp for sending me an ARC of this book in return for an honest review. Quick Review (read on for full review) Learning to Fly is a captivating read. Entertaining and engaging, this perfectly-paced tale is historical fantasy on an epic scale. Well-written, and filled with colourful characters and rich, vivid […]

Book Review: Learning to Fly by Crispina Kemp — Sammi Loves Books

My many many thanks to Sammi. Such a glowing review. Big smiles to you

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ANNOUNCING Learning to Fly

The Spinner’s Game Continues...

Medievalist Neve is delighted to find herself surrounded by swirling colours and foot-stomping music in Regin-jarl’s mead hall… even if her presence is dependent on the memories of a banished angel.

Prompted by the angel to find the truth of her grandfather, locked in a cage to be food for vampiric grimmen, trapped beneath a dragon… life isn’t fun for Neve… though she does like the music!

Available in paperback and e-book

When asked what plans she has for the future, author Crispina Kemp (me) said, “I’m working on the next book, Roots of Rookeri. A departure from The Spinner’s Game; a Shakespearean-style Comedy of Errors set far far away in a distant galaxy. I’m at the stage now where I need BETA READERS.”

Interested? Use the form on Contact Me

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CCC125: Catch As Catch Can

Crimson’s Creative Challenge 125

“Come share a drink with me,” said he.

“I don’t mind if I do,” said me,

And followed him where he led me.

“Where go we?” said I.

“To a secret place, where no one might spy.”

I wondered why.

The reason soon was revealed,

As his disguise off he peeled.

I gasped in horror, “You’re the bad-bad Boggart Man!”

He laughed. “Gotcha! Catch as catch can.”

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