Horse #atozchallenge

Have you ever jumped on the bare back of a horse? You have to hang on with your legs as the two of you escape the world’s gravity and ride in the breeze of freedom. Sorrowfully you must  resign yourself to the dismount and returning to regular mundane terra.

Tennessee walker

equine beauty

man and beast seek freedom’s path

horizon’s silhouette


Have you ever escaped with a horse as your companion?

Beneath your feet #photography

horse on beachfeet and grassbridge runner


Beneath your feet

the crunch of sand

I leave the earth

escape dry land

on tufts of green

my boots will go

and run away

past winter’s snow

my feet will guide

on moving trends

 journey today

all over again

Fenced In #poetry #writing #photography

sepia barbed

held back

unbroken spirit lassoed

chomping on life taking bit

unable to run free

held back

sails luffing

reaching in futility

winds just beyond reach

held back

hands restrained in shackles

prisoner of fate

thrashing brings pain

held back

creative connection broken

thoughts flail for conduit

inkless lies my pen

Today marks week five of nine weeks that I am casted and braced. One single index finger does my bidding until it too lies impotent from the pain.

weekly-photo-challenge-threes #photography #haiku

facing dawn

hay fresh fragrance

swishing flies


This week the photo challenge at WordPress was threes

Other delightful combos of threes:

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | A mom’s blog
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Three -Mount Fuji | Journeyman
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Flickr Comments
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Basically Beyond Basic
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes- Niagara Falls | Journeyman
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Stephen Chapman
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | This, that and the other thing
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes (I) | Uncle Spike’s Adventures
  9. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes – Peafowl
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge : Threes | Retirement and beyond
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge – Threes | Chittle Chattle
  12. Uncomfortable Seating Insults My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  13. Prego vs Oreo | eat less sugar you’re sweet enough
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Three | nancy merrill photography
  15. African Paper Beads | Thirdeyemom
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | roastbeefandrakija
  17. Three would have been a crowd… | de Wets Wild
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge – Threes | Just Snaps
  19. Threes- Weekly Photo Challenge | The Rider
  20. Tail of Three Geese | Cee’s Photography
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | castelsarrasin
  22. Threes | Different Isn’t Wrong, It’s Just Different
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Pa-BLAM!
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Three / Drei Pagoden | bambooblog hamburg
  25. WPC: Three Faces of Estella | Lost in Translation
  26. Agitated Depression | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | 3 Petals | puncta lucis
  28. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Milka Pejovic
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: THREES | Duniya Ku
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge : Threes | snippets and words
  31. sparkle plunge | sarahscapes
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | stenoodie
  34. weekly photo challenge: threes | Curls n Skirls
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge – Threes | buntscheck
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Jejak BOcahiLANG
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Hibiscus Triad | puncta lucis
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | It’s a wonderful F’N life
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | ILEANA PARTENIE
  40. WPC: Threes | Nature on the Edge
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | The Ambitious Drifter
  42. Friday Floral – Threes | Different Isn’t Wrong, It’s Just Different
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Four Three-Picture Stories from Ometepe | Rewired and Retired in Nicaragua
  44. Garden Pleasures | Empire of Lights
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Hamburg und Mee(h)r
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Three-Picture Story | A Day In The Life
  47. Never to see her pawprint again… | Crap I Blog About
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge – Threes | Joe’s Musings
  49. The Daily Post: Three, two one gulls at play | decocraftsdigicrafts
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge – Threes – Daisy chain |
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Three Photos, Two Very Different Restaurants | Albatz Gallery & Blog
  52. Weekly Photo Challenge – Threes | The Urge To Wander
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes #shotwithmyphone | Captured With My Phone, iPhoneography
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | belgradestreets
  55. Three’s: Something creative. Weekly Photo Challenge | Destino
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | The World Is a Book…
  57. weekly photo challenge: threes | Del’s other stuff…
  58. Weekly Photo Challenge: Thirteen Vultures | Under the Monkey Tree
  59. Water Or Wine? Hmmm, Wine Please… | Steve Says…
  60. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Creative Mind
  61. Weekly Photo Challenge – Threes | Lins Doodles
  62. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Lucid Gypsy
  63. Weekly Photo Challenge: All We Are Is Dust In The Wind… | Tales from the Motherland
  64. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Creative Mind
  65. Weekly Photo Challenge: Three | mommyneurotic
  66. Weekly Photo Challenge: Three | Photographs by James Collett
  67. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Khana’s Web
  68. Weekly Photo Challenge – Threes | imexcited
  69. Weekly Photo Challenge – Threes (+1) Reeling it In | I see beauty all around by rob paine
  70. Camera Shy Squirrel in Boulder, Colorado | I see beauty all around by rob paine
  71. Three Venice Carnival pictures | An Enchanted Eye
  72. The Sun May Set, But It Always Rises Again! | The Bottom of a Bottle
  73. Three-Picture Story | Rebecca Barray – Writer/Photographer
  74. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes – A Fluffy Story | marthalisek
  75. WPC: Bath Time | Musings of a Soul Eclectic
  76. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | mattvonp
  77. Weekly Photo Challenge : Threes | The Word Trance
  78. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | colder weather
  79. Weekly Photo Challenge : Threes The Great Geysir & Strokkur | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)
  80. Weekly Photo Challenge: The Shy Cat Enters! | Light Words
  81. :: WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Belo Horizonte daily photo
  82. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | At least we made it this far…
  83. Weekly Photo Challenge: Three (Planting Seeds) | Mommy in Bonlee
  84. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | What Is It?!?
  85. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | the thirdeyeworld
  86. Weekly photo challenge: Threes | Life of A Fallen Angel
  87. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | The other pictures.
  88. Weekly photo challenge: threes Bloomingdale Amsterdam the Netherlands | parislux
  89. Weekly Photo Challenge: Three (drawings) | My Father’s Garden
  90. Weekly Photo Challenge: Three Picture Story | blogagaini
  91. beef wellington | yi-ching lin photography
  92. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | hellisjones
  93. WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes – A Post about a Post
  94. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | imagination
  95. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | Wind Against Current
  96. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes | six degrees photography
  97. Walking on ice: a story in three pictures | Butterfly Mind
  98. Weekly Photo Challenge: The Power Of Threes | Mirth and Motivation
  99. Weekly Photo Challenge: Three | Northwest Frame of Mind
  100. Three things.. | A Journey Called Life …

Photo challenge – Curves #photography #country

This week’s wordpress photo challenge is curves.

horse tail 2LP Records

curly ques

I hear the lazy swish

as he swats away bothersome flies

scratchy sounds of an old LP

country music brings memories  smiles

 unheard voices in a garden old

the iron grate wears no disguise

  1. Curves | steph’s scribe
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge–Curves | A New Day Dawns
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves – Amsterdam Public Library | LADYBOY PROMPT
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge / B4 Retouch: Curves / Avignon | What’s (in) the picture?
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | Images of Lake County
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | Back to the Roots
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge – Curving | My Stories
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: {Curves} | lifebydmagdalene
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | Julia’s Place
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | Sue Ann’s Balcony
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | Sonel’s Corner
  12. The Serpent Guardians Of Indo China | The Urge To Wander
  13. worlds away | yi-ching lin photography
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge – Curves | Tvor Travels
  15. “Weekly Photo Challenge – Curves | no step too loose
  16. arc | A beetle with earrings
  17. When Life Throws You A Curve – Take a Picture! | humanTriumphant
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves ~ Making the Most of Them | heavenlyraindrops
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves // 365 Day 142 | AmiLoo’s Photography
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | The Educated Illiterates
  21. Weeky Photo Challenge – Curves | Crystal Nuding
  22. Curves: Wave Workshop, Bay Area Discovery Museum | Nature Mom
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | letters from mars
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves at the Jaipur Astronomical Garden | Albatz Gallery & Blog
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | mightwar
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | Under a poplar
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curvaliciousness! | Lesie’s World
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | Geophilia
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | Two Cents
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves – Paris Style | Khana’s Web
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | Everyday Adventures
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | Blessings through raindrops…
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | small house/BIG GARDEN
  34. Challenge Photo Hebdo – Courbes | Paris en photographies
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge / B4 Retouch: Curves / Al-Janad Mosque | What’s (in) the picture?
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge – Curves | Points of View
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | I Am An After School Special
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | atreegrowsinbklyn
  39. Decorative Graffiti | Required Writing
  40. Curved Roofs | The World Is a Book…
  41. Mirror, Mirror | Wiley’s Wisdom
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | janna hill
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves – Brass Lanterns | Endless Frame Photography
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves (At The Museum) | The Green Pensieve
  46. Enjoying Rainbows | Living The Seasons
  47. CURVALICIOUS | bluebrightly
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | Rainbow Bakery
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge – Curves | Researching San Diego
  50. Weekly Photography Challenge: Curves | sukies original
  51. Photo Challenge: Trial 4 – Curves around the house | Bastet and Sekhmet
  52. Moonshines above our Home… Weekly photo challenge… | EW Brown
  53. The Curvy Causeway – 2 | Artifacts and fictions
  54. Yellow Curves…. | ilargia64
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | out10about
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | The World Through My Camera Lens
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | greetings from england
  58. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | MyBlog – solaner
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | marsocmom
  60. Weekly Photo Challenge – CURVES / Travel Theme – FLOW | Travels and Trifles
  61. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves [Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao – a fine example of fashion in architecture] | Photography Blog Through Vin’s Lens
  62. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | Imperfect Happiness
  63. The Great Earthly Curves Mystery: what, when and why? | Tish Farrell
  64. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | My Island Life
  65. rajah | yi-ching lin photography
  66. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | Lipgloss and a Backpack
  67. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | Photo & Tour
  68. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | As iAge
  69. photography ~~ curves (weekly photo challenge) | vintage french chic
  70. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | A Taste of Morning
  71. She sells sea shells by the sea shore: CURVES | About-One-Thing
  72. Photo challenge – Curves #photography #country | Moondustwriter’s Blog
  73. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves – Jahrtausendturm, Magdeburg, Germany | Billy’s Travel Album
  74. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | Diary of Dennis
  75. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | Postcards from Scotland
  76. Weekly Photo Challenge: Rosemaling | The Human Rights Warrior
  77. Weekly Photo Challenge – Curves | Rob’s Real Life
  78. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | k-hem
  79. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Curves… | Lakshmi Loves To Shop
  80. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves of Purple Fountain Grass | Nourishing Chow
  81. Page169 of 365 Weekly Photo Challenge Curves | This*Day*In…
  82. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves « Brooklyn Locavore
  83. 2D Sand Sculpture | Required Writing
  84. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | SC Surf Butler
  85. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | mobibrad
  86. Day 170/365: Curves | Sweet as a Picture
  87. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | Jejak Langkah
  88. Weekly Photography Challenge: Curves II | sukies original
  89. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | Blue Octopus
  90. lawn games | yi-ching lin photography
  91. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves. | Chasquita
  92. Curves: Bologna, Italy | Penne 4 Your Thoughts
  93. Phoneography Weekly: The light in dining halls |
  94. Diet coke… | thoughtsofrkh
  95. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | Completely Disappear
  96. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves at Lower Antelope Canyon | Albatz Gallery & Blog
  97. [Day 160 2013] Weekly Photo Challenge : Curves | Thru My Lens
  98. Photo Challenge Curves last trial: An old boat | Bastet and Sekhmet
  99. Every Wrinkle Tells a Story | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  100. Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | The Panama Adventure

Can’t Kill the Thirst #flash fiction #retro #fridayfictioneers


Another night banging around in the trashcans of Newcago,  I needed a drink.  A tall one and a Cheesesteak at Tony’s would do nicely.

I noticed the dame – she was a looker. I couldn’t get a read on the guy beneath the brim.

“Yeah, the regular,” I nodded. Sally and I go back to days when drinks came from the hose in the horse’s mouth.

I couldn’t help but hear dollface gagging.  I rushed to stop her fall. Too late – white stuff was bubbling from her mouth, her eyes glazed over.

Something besides the guy under the shadowy brim was missin- a large sparkler around her wrist.

“Baby, Newcago is not like life on the farm…

…Playing is for keeps.”

A new week for writing flash fiction over at Friday Fictioneers with a host of fiction writers. As you can see the picture prompt may mean you’ll find a bit of hay stuck between the pages but please go over and check out some of the excellent writers. Thanks to Rochelle for keeping us thirsty for more…

If you’d like to read the first of this flash fiction serial set in the sleepy town (cough, cough) of Newcago have a gander.

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A Night to Remember … (Flash Fiction in 140)

It was a ride like no other

as they took to the skies.

She was enamored

with the strong,

magical beast which

carried them

toward the stars.

Susan at Stony River does a fabulous job each week of hosting a picture prompted story in 140. Thanks Susan for another great prompt.


Looking ahead, without looking back (too often)


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