nature seems cranky
she’s just following the rules
we should feel cranky

for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge


Time pieces
Image from the Happy Color app.

signs of time passing
wilting flowers in the wood
long life behind me

for Thursday Inspiration

naked guy and dragon


“It is a puzzle. How can life go on its stupid course on such a day?”

a naked guy has ahold of a dragon by its upper and lower jaws, trying to pull them apart. the dragon is, like, wha…?

she puts up with this for about two seconds. breathes out a little fire to scorch the guy’s fingers. the guy’s life does not go on.

for 50 Word Thursday

faith vs family

i believe that god gives each of us a body and a situation and it’s up to us to do the best with that. i’ve always treated my body like a temple, not a recreation hall. diet, rest, exercise, meditation. the whole enchilada.

when i fell ill i followed my doctor’s orders. changed my diet for the better, eliminating most of what I liked most. increased my mediation and exercise. took my medicine. this helped for a while but then things took a dire turn. something more needed to be done, something invasive. again i followed orders. doctors rooted around inside me like mechanics repairing an engine. got me back on my feet. all good.

until it wasn’t. strong meds needed. now i was not always in my right mind. just in case, my wife helped me to begin arranging my affairs. the kids came home with the grandkids to make sure we closed any open loops in our relationships while we still could.

at this point, only an organ transplant would save me, but my faith dictated that i go with what i’ve got. my wife and kids and grandkids went to work on me. they kept at it until I had a change of heart.

for Thimbleful Thursday Writing Prompt

a pill

three line tales, week 230: a woman standing underneath a mind your head sign
photo by K. Mitch Hodge via Unsplash

tom cruise is short. she took a strange pill. now she’s shorter.

for Three Line Tales


birds in canopy
natural colors flitting
highlights in my life

for Reena’s Exploration Challenge


sea goes suburban
driven ashore by strong winds
pools in my back yard

for Thursday Photo Prompt