Becky is back … yeah! This month’s photo challenge is lines and squares. I didn’t have a clue as to what to use for this challenge and then this afternoon I was sitting in Boston Pizza (a chain restaurant) staring down at the table and thought … perfect snap a pic. I think this monthContinue reading “Square Lines at Boston Pizza”
V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #64: resilience There is a catch to this week’s challenge: I don’t want you to use the word itself, but to illustrate what resilience means to you.
“Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don’t realize what messages they are sending.” Virginia Satir “Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expressionContinue reading “Expression Quotes”
Why was he always yelling at her? Mary, a gentle-spoken woman knew the neighbors could hear his stentorian bark as they’d called the police more than once since they moved here from across the country a year ago. Joe thought Mary was easily influenced and his mission was to get complete control over her.Continue reading “That’s It No More”
What once was a flowing river now no water is delivered Rocks remain, all the same some would say this is a shame Weeds have gown between the stones Now a walking path for bears They’ve taken it over and made it theirs Maybe soon let’s presume The rains will flood and new fish willContinue reading “The Riverbed”
This is written for Wordle #128. Use all the words in the picture creatively. 1. 1960s 2. Insert 3. Rush 4. Tag 5. Unknown 6. Svelte 7. Temporize verb (used without object), tem·po·rized, tem·po·riz·ing. to be indecisive or evasive to gain time or delay acting. to comply with the time or occasion; yield temporarily or ostensibly to prevailing opinion or circumstances. to treat or parley so as to gain time (usually followed by with). to come to terms (usually followed by with ). to effect a compromise (usually followed by between ). 8. Complex 9. Curls 10. Heiligenschein (German for “halo” or “aureola”, pronounced [ˈhaɪlɪɡənˌʃaɪn]) is an optical phenomenon in which aContinue reading “Childhood Memories”
What do you See? A photo challenge over at Willow Poetry. Gathering of the angels took place one day On earth, is what some people say Each culture had its angel representative there Overseen by the eldest, which was rare None of the angels knew what this meeting was about They all knew thoughContinue reading “Gathering of the Angels”
This is a novella that I wrote back in 2013. I would call it a suspense mystery, and it’s available on Amazon. Morag enthusiastically begins her new life in Toronto. Shortly after getting settled she meets Ian. Is their meeting by chance, or is it fate? Suspense builds after a break-in occurs and Morag findsContinue reading “In My Book”
Endless clouds way up high I lose myself as they pass by Mesmerizing and amazing Always love to be gazing As they float by Animal shapes are fun to find Beautiful clouds when aligned Warm air rises and expands Forming clouds across the lands © Susan Zutautas 2019 Written for ElementalContinue reading “Cloud Gazing”
Feeling emotional Is almost impossible Depression sets in Cool darkness within Dispassionate feelings towards all Now impassive such a downfall Emotionless and cold Wanting to die grows old Unemotional, sad, suicidal Longing for revival © Susan Zutautas 2019 This was written for Opposites Attract Challenge by The Haunted Wordsmith.