Crimson’s Creative Challenge 72 – Phoenix Fae

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For Crimson’s Creative Challenge # 72

Pheonix Fae

The chains that bound her were heavy, even heavier than the anchor at the end. They intended to toss her off the quay and see if she would use magic to save herself. Because she had done what the village healers could not. What was she supposed to do let the plague wipe them out? Now they judged her a witch. Stupid humans! Fae gathered her magic, pulling the heat from the earth, the stones, the very air around her skin glowing intensely until she burst into flame and dissolved into ash.

The astonished guards stared at the ashes before hearing a voice that crackled with fire as she rose from the ash, resplendent in her flaming wings.

“You dare judge me a witch, I am Phoenix Fae, Fire Fairy. Now, RUN!”

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digital art by comfreak on pixabay

word count 132

Fee Ra Huri — Omnia

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Picoftheweek – 2020 # 11 – Transportation

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For Maria Antonia’s 2020picoftheweek challenge — my prompt for this week — Transportation

3.27.20 transportation

“The way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car,
why not do it with some style!”
~Emmett Brown – Back to the Future

Little Deuce Coupe — The Beach Boys

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Monday Window – Fear

3.26.20 Afraid
About the photo: Fear Factory year round haunted house in Queenstown, NZ. Revived from an old haunted hotel, you can read more about it here.

For Ludwig’s Monday Window challenge

Afraid

Ran out of toilet paper
afraid I won’t find more
running out of vegetables
afraid of grocery stores
out of social contact
afraid of being bored
found last hand sanitizer
at least that’s one I scored

My Corona — Chris Mann

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Picoftheweek 2020 # 10 — Weathered

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For Maria Antonia’s #2020picoftheweek challenge my chosen prompt for this week is “weathered”

3.19.20 weathered

“Blue rain from a clear sky,
our world a cube of sunlight —
but to the south
the violet admonition
of thunder”

About the picture: a beautiful bit of poetry found on the underside of the pier on Wellington, NZ quay has weathered the test of time while it speaks to the heart and brings a bit of beauty and reverence to my walk along the sea. A bit of “senseless beauty” of which I am in sore need right now.  The pilings were covered with starfish and mussels and all manner of sea life.  🙂

Under the Sea — from The Little Mermaid (Disney)

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

One Liner Wednesday – Small things/great things

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From Linda’s one liner wednesday All difficult things in the world are sure to arise from a previous state in which they were easy, and all great things from one in which they were small.” ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
“The first half of this quote is becoming all too obvious in the world we live in. But the second half remains a challenge. Think about it. What small things in your life do you now have time to make great?”

Funny you should ask Linda, at my age time is a constant companion. No matter what I have to do, or how much leisure I have, there’s never, ever enough time. So, every day I try to do small things with great love. Perhaps that’s the real lesson to be learned from the current crisis (no I’m not naming it, could be like Betelguese 😉 tomorrow is never promised, don’t wait.

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“Saruman believes that it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I have found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.”
~ Galdalf the Grey

I hope you dance ~ Lee Ann Womack

Til next time – practice random acts of kindness and senseless beauty ~JPP

Monday Windows – A secret garden

3.17.20 Tiapei

For Ludwig’s Monday Window challenge – a secret garden

About the picture: Taken at the Beautique Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan. There is an “atrium” in the breakfast room. In Taipei, most of the buildings are very, very close together. “Green space” is mostly roof top gardens and public parks. Not an ideal situation for a South Dakota grasslands girl. I was intrigued by this ingenius optimization of space usage. The designers installed glass walls (windows) just about 12 inches inside the outer wall of the building and they have created planters for small trees and plants as well as lattice for hanging planters and a wall fountain for irrigation. The plants on the wall change periodically with the seasons. It’s a welcome respite from the constant hub-bub of crowded city life.

The Secret Garden

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Something to pass the time while in isolation – a Judy D-B challenge

3.15.20 sunrise
3.15.2020 Sunrise

So Judy D-B started this from a text she got and it seems like a great idea so since we’re in “self semi-quarantine” here thought we’d take a bash. What the heck is “self semi-quarantine? Superhubs and I are both in very high risk groups so we’re staying home or at least away from public places as much as possible. We use drive thru’s, grocery curbside pick-up, on-line ordering … yadayadaya. So what’s happening in my world? Our instructions are to: share the very last photos on our SD cards or iPhones

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3.16.2020 – a bunny finding a patch of new Spring grass

What we’re listening to:

You’re Sixteen — Ringo Starr

What we’re watching (later):

Once Upon a Time Season 5

So what’s going on in your world?

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP