Carousel · In Other Words Challenge · Patricia's Place · word prompts

In Other Words–Carousel It was fun at first, looking like I could prance. Then some kid dropped his ice cream on my neck and I got stuck with one leg in the air. The damn carousel kept going around and around, And I got dizzy. Then I lost my smile and threw up.

Fireworks · Freedom · In Other Words Challenge · July 4th · Patricia's Place · Prompts

Fireworks for Freedom

Happy July 4th–Independence Day in the United States The sky on fire with sound and light Flames dance and dart and fill the night Blues, reds and whites explode with ahhs Perhaps our cry for freedom’s cause With fireworks’ splendor hope takes flight This is my constribution to Patricia’s Place In Other Words with the… Continue reading Fireworks for Freedom

2004 · February · heartache · In Other Words Challenge

Heartache From a Hospital Bed

Here is my contribution to Patricia’s In Other Words Challenge with the prompt of Heartache. You will find more contributions at Heartache set sail in February 2004 when He celebrated his birthday from a hospital bed. He celebrated our anniversary from a hospital bed. He asked me “How will you eat” from a hospital bed.… Continue reading Heartache From a Hospital Bed

Dance · dancing · In Other Words · In Other Words Challenge · Patricia's Place

In Other Words–Dancing

She was left swaying to her own music, intent on feeling the rhythm of days past, the movement, his sensuous touch, dismissing her pain of abandonment.  While dancing with her memories he disappeared into her past. Read more dancing stories at

Escape · In Other Words Challenge · Ponder

Ponder–In Other Words Challenge

This is my contribution to In Other Words Challenge with the prompt of Ponder. See more entries at She points to the future, not certain where to go, determined to get somewhere, pondering the possibilities, celebrating her courage. She is running away from today, dreaming of a free tomorrow; escaping what she knows, chased by… Continue reading Ponder–In Other Words Challenge

humor · In Other Words Challenge · Patricia's Place · Uncategorized

In Other Words, Leftovers.

Leftovers is the prompt from Patricia’s Place In Other Words challenge this week. See more ‘leftover’ stories of 5 lines or less at Left Over Leftovers It was a sandwich of Brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes and what was left of the cranberry sauce. He didn’t want it. Nor did she. But Wally the Rottweiler downed… Continue reading In Other Words, Leftovers.