Photo Challenge #153

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promises –

Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.


If you are an artist or photographer, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.

You have 1 week to complete this challenge.

Please credit the artist!

When you’re done, TAG the post Photo Challenge and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie, and add your link to the Link Button. Also don’t forget to link to this post or copy your post’s URL into the comments. We can read your post sooner that way.

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#BlogBattle 7: February 21st “Shine” Entries & Voting


Hello! Welcome to Blog Battle, a weekly writing prompt competition! If you haven’t already, check out the rules (more like instructions on how to participate & have fun).

BB Badge

Winning story for the week will earn this badge! 🙂

Post your story to your blog any time on Tuesday until Midnight PST (there is a grace period into Weds morning, so just let me know if you are late getting it done). Throughout the course of the day, we’ll add the links (to your blog w/story title) here.

This Week’s Story WORD theme: Shine

This week’s Story GENRE style: Folklore


PS If I’m missing your story, just leave me a comment to let me know!


Read all the stories & PLEASE VOTE for your top THREE favorites (not all for the same, though!).

Click here for the Instructions for Participation!

To find out the next battle…

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Glitz or glam or glitter

Sparkle twinkle or shimmer

There is a romantic appeal

Whether on silk or stiletto heal

A sky full of stars that twinkle above

Reminiscent of courtly love

There certainly is attraction and appeal

Even when the occasion seems surreal

Glitter captivates imagination and delight

Adding something special, it’s a wonderful sight

That little sparkle of candlelight

Adding pizzas, truly a highlight

Of a special dinner with a significant other

Or with family on occasions enjoying one another

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Dirty Secrets (Flash Fiction)

Kira Scribbled - Words-Art-Other Stuff

The hierarchy of my office was strict and thoroughly understood. It went; Pete the CEO, then his mistress and sometimes secretary, Serephine.Next came threewholefloors ofoverstressed salespeople. Then me, theinvisible janitor.

It’s true,they all ignored my presence like I was the bastard child of GordonTelemarketing. Ihadn’t had a soulat this company look me in the eye forten years.Itested my invisibletheory after an existential breakdown one weekend.I couldn’t imagine pulling on my blue coveralls and walking through that scuffed back door one more day but I went back to see if I was right.

On my cheek, I drew a large penis any schoolboy would be happy to doodleinto the margins of abook. The head was pointed to my lips and the balls where adorned with rather spikey hair. A proper graffiti, right there on my left cheek, all day and no one said a word. No one noticed.

That day I…

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