What Do You See – Redo – Princesses at Play

wdys 2.19.20 - more moments

OK so I don’t normally do “redos” … but I’m making an exception for the What Do You See Challenge this week. Although I needed to write “Moments for Choices” it’s tragic and well… sad. So here is a different take on What I See. You can read another short take on Mrowl in the 2/9/20 WDYS challenge.

Princesses at Play

Princess Willowhair dashed through the corridors of the castle, giggling and screeching with wild toddler delight. Behind her ran her guardian, a large cricat known as Mrowl, Princess of the Crystal Paws Clan. Cricats were a large species of feline with silky fur and crystalline eyes. Many of the cricat clans were bound to the great houses of the Davarian Empire and Queen Subilliet loved them for their sheer beauty and intelligence. She watched with amusement as her only child streaked naked through the halls. With two final great bounds, Mrowl was within distance and pounced on the little princess bringing her down on the padded carpet outside the royal nursery. Willowhair wriggled and laughed as Mrowl dragged her rough tongue across the little princess’ nose. “Gotcha!” Mrowl purred in her silky voice, gently herding the wayward princess back to her mother.

word count 142

Lavender’s Blue Dilly Dilly – Cinderella 2015

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

What Do You See – Moments for Choices

wdys 2.19.20 - more moments

For some reason this picture brought memories of a friend we lost last year at the age of 14.  Of a time when the world boils down to a simple question that has no answer.  For the What do you see challenge, with a nod for inspiration to dVerse Prosery.

Moments for Choices

There are moments
caught between heartbeats
when stars blur into
faded light on dirty streets

In the middle of blizzard
spaces between snowflakes fill
with silence between the tears
of soul chilling heartbreak

when the world boils down to words
that all seem so absurd
and all the vision fades from sight
which one do you want
the brown coffin, or the white?

Tears in Heaven — Eric Clapton

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

What Do You See Challenge – Princesses

wdys 2.4.20

For Sadje’s What Do You See challenge

Princess Mrowl was bored. It was such a bother being a princess, she was never allowed to roam or chase mice or climb trees or have any fun at all! Mrowl was currently hiding from a delicate Calico who was her watcher. She delighted in hiding from the old nurse, deep in the castle. Walking along dusty old windowsills, leaving nary a trace of her passage so light and delicate were her pad steps. She stared out the window longingly when a fairy appeared and seemed to beckon her. Mrowl wriggled through the small opening and followed out to the edge of a magnolia branch. There she stopped and stared into an opening blossom. Ethereal light began to glow within it’s petals and Mrowl was entranced.

“Welcome to my kingdom princess Mrowl,” came the dulcet tones of the fairy, “I am princess Aalyiah.”

word count 143

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

What Do You See Challenge – Life’s Balloons

WDYS 12.31.19

“I don’t have an inner child. I have an inner old lady who wears funny hats, tells everybody to be quiet and goes to bed at 8:00”

For the What Do You See Challenge

Life like a Balloon

Life is like a bunch of balloons
one for every year
Made up of brilliant colors
and lots of hot air
within it’s fragile shell

Anchored to this world
by the ridiculous clown
of societal norms and expectations
until one day we’ll break free
and then oh how high we’ll soar

Red Balloon – Charli XC

Til next time ~Let go and Soar ~JPP

What Do You See – Dreams

wdys 12.9.19

For the What Do You See prompt. Great prompt Sadje, do pop over and read the other contributions, you won’t regret it. 🙂


I ride a thin wedge of safety
In the darkness of my dream
between me and what may have been

Pointed stalagmites threaten
their tips sharp as any spear
a scream in emptiness, no sound appears

Dim and far away dawn beckons me
I travel towards the glowing light
beckoning me onward beyond the night

word count 53

Dreams – Fleetwood Mac

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

What Do You See? — Encounter with Air

WDYS 10.28.19

Sadje of “Keep it Alive” is resurrecting the What Do You See Prompt, here’s what she has to say:

Dear friends, as some of you know that our dear Hélène used to do this Prompt and after her sad departure, I have felt that this gap needs to be filled. I have decided to take this challenge up and as a trial, I will post 4 challenges for the next 4 Mondays at 12:00 am PST, every Monday morning. And we shall see where to go from there. I hope that you will respond to your posts.


You can write a post on your blog and create a ping back to link to the original post.
Write an original story, poem or a caption.
You have six days to respond to the Prompt.
I will try to reblog your response on my blog.
There is no limit to words or format but keep it family friendly.
I will do a round up next Sunday before the next Prompt is posted.
Please tag your responses with #Whatdoyousee

Encounter with Air

She gazed upward, straining her neck and bending her back to see the top of him. He stood in magnificence, Guardian of Air, powerful, frightening, and beautiful. Star smiled, just slightly, and summoned her Voice. Continue reading “What Do You See? — Encounter with Air”