the lettuce is gone
i suspect bunny rabbits
like me they’re vegans

for Your Daily Word Prompt


is worry our thing
do animals do it too
my dog seems worried

for Word of the Day Challenge


in the wild the young
are the impetuous ones
i’m like that when drunk

for Ragtag Daily Prompt

my orders are clear


“My orders are clear. Eleven o’clock was the deadline.”

“Do you mean the orders you got from somebody else for you to do, or the orders you got from somebody else for me to do, or us both, or just your orders to yourself, or your orders to me?”


for 50 Word Thursday

indoors and outdoors

there are no indoors in the outdoors
except those we build
caves and hollow logs and beaver lodges don’t count
foxes and badgers don’t go indoors

when it rains humans go indoors
other animals shelter in dens or
under bushes

unlike indoors where plastic
is found on shelves and tables
in the great outdoors plastic
is found on the gound and in the water

for Three Things Challenge


glimpsed in dense swamp reeds
secretive rail protesting
i stop sloshing by

for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge


Tatyana-Sanina at DeviantArt.com

as earth’s surface warms
sunlight’s pressure grows stronger
cooler underground

for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge


Image credit- Stefan Keller – Pixabay

hummingbird on branch
taking a break; yesterday
i saw one walking

for What Do You See


my mother called her friends girls

my father called her friends broads or birds
but he called my mother his wench

my uncle called the girls skirts or dames
but sometimes he used the b word

my big brother always said ma’am

for 42 Words

share your world

In your opinion, what’s the closest thing to real magic?

A really good magician. Magical.

Where is the worst smelling place you’ve been?

Sulfur gases near the fumaroles of Hakone volcano, Japan.

What are some things that you’ve heard in your own life, which sounded like compliments but were actually insults?

Compliments from campmates for the latrine I dug, the sides of which crumbled, toppling several fellows into the ditch.

What incredibly common thing have you never done?

Drink tea.

for Share Your World