This week’s theme over at The WordPress Daily Post is Together. Last August we got married and had the most wonderful honeymoon in Rome. We had such an amazing week and a plethora of photos to choose from, but this is our favourite.
This week’s brillaint prompt from Julia at Julia’s Place is ….I’m exhausted. Shut the door behind you…. After last week’s challenge, this seemed just everso slightly easier. I have gone for some creative prose…
The Rat Race
The was falling far harder than he’d ever experienced before. Running at full pace, Max felt the splashing puddles seep gently through his worn brogues. The last bus beckoned, with its daily gathering of weary businessmen and headphoned, dishevelled students where jostling for position was far from comfortable. As Max desperately grasped the wet silver bar, the bell rang and the number 93 was on its way. Little consolation for an unsigned deal and a missed lunch. As he scanned the bottom deck for a space to rest, he muttered under his breath…I’m exhausted, shut the door behind you Max. But of course, it already was.
This week’s challenge over at The WordPress Daily Post is to post a photo with the subject of sun. Here is my entry – sun gleaming over a beach with the rays reflecting beautifully across the sea. Enjoy…..
This week’s challenge from Jenny Matlock is to use the vivacious letter V. I’ve gone for another poem as I seem to feel more at home in this genre. Enjoy…
Visions of beauty appear in the night
Vivaciously stepping out in the moonlight
Verging on ghostly they dance across grass
Vainly and gainly as time seems to pass
Versed in the art of stealth like manoeuvre
Victoriously missing the spin of the louvre
Vaguely historic yet oozing with glamour
Visions of beauty in dreams make you clamour.
Now for this week I’m staying topical! Those historians among you will know that 23rd April is a special date for the English. It is St Georges Day and the date of Shakespeare’s birth and death. No doubt there will be lots of red crosses around and another excuse for a party over the week-end.
Your mission, should you wish to take it up, is a BIG one. We are going to celebrate the Bard by writing sonnets! I can see some frowns! Don’t worry it will stretch your creativity.
1. You MUST write 14 lines (this is the minimum) 2. You can use 10 syllables per line (choice) 3. You could use the following rythmn – a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g. (choice)
So, the least you have to do is write 14 lines. Limit is around 100 words. You may need to go over slightly if you choose to do 2 and 3.
So here we go with Morning Joust……
Where once upon faded parchment was told
A simple tale of bravery ‘gainst beast
Young knight in shining silver yet so bold
Became man and hero, legend at least.
On dew soaked meadow humble steps did tread
The ring of village mayhem sounds the way
A glancing sight of baying dragon’s head
Shall signify that now its time to play.
And in a quiet corner a fop gazed on
Quill stroking, to enlighten of the duel
Procuring tales of gracious battle won
Timely prose of glory, no comic fool.
One in his saintly humbleness won hard
The other newborn eloquence, the bard.
This week’s challenge over at The WordPress Daily Post is to post a photo with 2 subjects. Here is my entry – two subjects in the same photo in the beautiful location of Dartmoor. Both are tors, one is Cox Tor in the foreground and Middle Staple Tor in the background. Enjoy….
This week’s prompt from Tara over at Sticky Fingers is: Easter. My Easter project was to finish the nursery in preparation for the arrival of our little ones. Now I’m a very proud and happy daddy-to-be! So, from this…
This week’s challenge from Jenny Matlock is to use the understated letter U. here is my take:
…well for me anyway. Mackerel fishing on a flat calm day in the gorgeous sunshine. It doesn’t get any better.
This week I have started to take part in Jenny Matlock’s Alphabe Thursday. The focus is to use the letter T, so I have written a poem about thoughts, as that is what literally came to mind first!
Thoughts can be cruel, from the darkest of places,
Thoughts can be kind, with a smile and a wink.
Thoughts will show anger on the calmest faces,
Thoughts can appear when we try not to think.
Thoughts are of family, friends and our peers,
Thoughts take us back to a place once we were.
Thoughts are provoking and bring out the tears,
Thoughts crammed with love when you’re thinking of her.
Thoughts fill our days from the time we awake,
Thoughts make us happy and filled with success.
Thoughts can inspire from which we may take,
Thoughts are our goals, aspirations, no less.