Friday, July 25, 2014

Two Shoes Tuesday Prompts for the Coming Week

Stories, poems and essays - original fiction and non-fiction 
 Your choice of themes for Tuesday, July 29th are: 
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Four Fill-In - July 25th

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I'm joining Hilary at Feeling Beachie for Follow Friday Four Fill-In Fun.  Hilary provides four statements with blanks for us to fill in and share on her blog-hop. Come join the fun!

The Statements:
  1. I find ____________very _______________
  2. My favorite _________________ is______________
  3. Why do I always ___________?
  4. My favorite time of the day is __________ because _______
My Answers:
  1. I find people who lack compassion very disturbing.  I do not understand how anyone can be that way.
  2. My favorite sound is the sound of drums at a pow-wow.  It is the heartbeat of mother earth.
  3. Why do I always fear worst-case scenarios, when most often things work out for the good?
  4. My favorite time of the day is morning because my mind is alert and refreshed and open to all the possibilities of a new day.  I do my best writing then too.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Blanket Statements

I had intended to write a post about blanket statements - the kind that stem from gross generalizations and are almost always unfair and untrue.  But while looking for pictures to use, I came across the Blanket Statements organization, and was so delighted with what they are doing that I decided to share it with you. 

Who doesn't love the security of curling up with a soft blanket?  What a wonderful idea to provide that bit of comfort and caring for someone else! The concept is simple, buy a blanket from their website and they will donate an identical one to someone in a shelter.  You can even add your name and a personal note to the gift card if you like.  Don't need an extra blanket? Donate both of them!

I encourage you to check out Blanket Statements and think about blanketing someone with a little love!
I'm linking up with Brenda at BYG Adventures today, where the word we are Pondering this week is "blanket"...  
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Letting go with a string of curse words, Cindy slammed the car door and stomped down the muddy driveway in her bare feet, carrying her favorite pair of dress shoes in her hand.  Half way to the house she slipped and landed in the muck.  Now covered in mud and beyond the boiling point of anger, she got to her feet and continued toward the door, tears burning her eyes and streaming down her face.  She reached up to wipe them away without thinking, adding a smear of mud from her dirty hand.  "I'm going to kill him," she muttered to herself. 

Note: This is an intro to a story about being stuck in a relationship that is going no where. 
This was written for Two Shoes Tuesday
where the theme choices this week are stuck and together.
If you enjoy writing, come and join us!
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Two Shoes Tuesday #88 - Stuck or Together

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Welcome to Two Shoes Tuesday...  a place for those who love to write!

There are two word prompts to choose from... you can use whichever one inspires you. You are not required to include them both. You do not have to include the prompt word, but please use it as the theme for your post. You are welcome to write a post for each prompt word, if you like. Posts unrelated to either word prompt will be deleted from the link list.

Your contribution must be in the form of an original poem, essay, or short story (fiction or non-fiction), and it must be a new piece - not something drawn from your other writings or archives.

Your link must go directly to your post for Two Shoes Tuesday, and somewhere in the post you must provide a link to Two Shoes Tuesday.  It doesn't need to be big or fancy, just a text or logo link at the end of your post will be fine. You can add a link anytime through Saturday night. 

Please take some time to visit as many of the other TST participants as possible during the week, we all love feedback on our efforts!  Feel free to email me at if you have any questions.
The July 22nd writing themes to choose from are stuck and together