JusJoJan 15 and One-liner Wednesday – Door

For Linda’s JusJoJan and One-liner Wednesday – a Door

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“Doors open from both sides.” ~Hawkeye

Open the Door – Judy Collins

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

JusJoJan 14 – Publish

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ForLinda’s JusJoJan 14 – our prompt today is supplied by Ritu at But I Smile Anyway the prompt is “Publish.” Wow! That’s a loaded one for a bunch of writers isn’t it. 😉

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Stories of Failure and Success

“You have written a half dozen book of poetry and at least three novellas but you don’t intend to publish them?” Sarah furrowed her eyebrows while glaring slightly at her dear old friend.

“Yep, that’s right.” Topaz patted a pile of booklets, all printed, illustrated and carefully bound by her own hand. They were her own personal collection of her own personal writing.

“That’s crazy Topaz, any publisher would love to get their hands on your work. Surely you are not afraid of rejection.”

Topaz set down her tea cup and looked intently into her younger friend’s eyes. “Sarah dear, I do not fear rejection nor do I fear failure, for those are other people’s opinions of my work and therefore they are meaningless.”

“Then why not publish? You could even self-publish.” Sarah began to smile at the idea.

Topaz just smiled quietly, “there is only one thing I do fear my dear. That which can corrupt and destroy work that was brought forth with the very best intention. What I fear is not failure, but success.”

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Super Trooper from the movie Mamma Mia

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

JusJoJan 13 – Subscribe

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For Linda’s prompt for Just Jot it January 2020. Your prompt today is brought to us by Willow!. Thank you so much, Willow!

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 13th, 2020, is “subscribe.” Use the word “subscribe” any way you’d like.

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Beauty is where you find it

I do not subscribe to other people’s definition of beauty. I would rather wear flowers in my hair than diamonds on my fingers. I would rather walk barefoot than in the best designer shoes.  Is there anything more beautiful than a bouquet of dandelions in the hands of a child?

spontaneous concert in Sabadell, placa de Sant Roc

til next time ~Peace ~JPP

JusJoJan – SoCS — A Gust of Wind

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “the first 3 words of the first full sentence.” Okay, follow me here. This is what I want you to do: 1. Grab the closest book to you when you sit down to write your post. 2. Open it to a random page. 3. Locate the first complete sentence on that page. 4. Use the first three words of that sentence to start your post, then take it from there–write whatever comes to mind. That’s it! Have fun!

Page 130 – Moontide – “A gust of wind caught it as she got her sword clear and threw it over his head.”

A Gust of Wind

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A gust of wind blew through Star’s hair. As always, her mind went blank even as her body reacted. She acted as she had been trained, dancing with effortless grace wielding a slender curved sword in one hand, dagger in the other. Continue reading “JusJoJan – SoCS — A Gust of Wind”

JusJoJan 10 – Dogs

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Our JusJoJan prompt today was selected by Di at pensitivity101. Thanks! Do pop over and visit her blog and follow her while you’re there you’ll not regret it. 😉

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 10th, 2020, is “dogs.” Use the word “dogs” any way you’d like. Enjoy!

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“It’s just a dog.” Noemei’s voice held a combination of disregard and pity.

Navro squatted next to the animal and scratched it’s ears. “I’m not so sure,” he mused. “I feel something, more.” Navro looked into the animal’s eyes an odd color of bluish grey. Continue reading “JusJoJan 10 – Dogs”

JusJoJan 9 – Scrumptious

Linda’s JusJoJan prompt for January 9th, 2020, is “scrumptious.” Use the word “scrumptious” any way you’d like. Have fun! Today’s word was given to us by Maggie at From Cave Walls. Thank you Maggie!

It’s no secret that I’m a foodie, a spoonie foodie at that. So when I see the word scrumptious, one would tend to believe my mind will wander to baked salmon fillets, topped with garlic butter and lemon, or a wildly decadent black forest torte (both of which are particular specialties of mine). But no, when I think of scrumptious, my mind inevitably goes directly to my SuperHubs. Yeah, yeah I know sick and twisted. He is the sweetest, kindest human being I have ever had the honor to know. Yesterday we spent all day at a VA medical clinic undergoing evaluation for a disability claim. The question here is not whether or not he is disabled but whether it is “service related.” The outcome is entirely inconsequential to us but the evaluation is a requirement. So there you have it. It’s a long, grueling, and annoying process. Yet we manage it some modicum of grace, style and yes, humor. At the end of the day, his smile and laughter is scrumptious like a breeze across the bay.

Truly Scrumptious – from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

JusJoJan 7 – Mix it Up

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Interesting prompt for today, so let’s mix things up a little. My blog is an eclectic mix of poetry, flash fiction, short stories, spoonie life advice and wow, just whatever happens to pop into my head. I like to mix things up at home sometimes too. My usual Spotify playlist of Taylor Davis’ music today has been preempted by French Cafe Jazz – shameless borrowed from The Simply Luxurious Life .

Robin the Haphazard Homemaker has some great ideas for mixing up your Winter decor using items you already have on hand.

Shortly I’ll be enjoying some Mexican Hot Cocoa (from a homemade mix) and a bit of art journaling. So whatever you’re doing today, take a minute or two and mix things up a little. 😉

Raise your Vibration Music

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

JusJoJan 6 – Possibility

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For Linda’s JusJoJan challenge:

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 6th, 2020, is “possibility.” Use the word “possibility” any way you’d like. Have fun!

Our prompt today comes from Jill at J-Dubs Grin and Bear It. Thank you Jill!

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Full moon, full view, full of promise and possibility

 

Possibility

Branches dance in the wind
swaying like lovers slow dancing
a few puffy clouds skitter
across the azure blue sky
I sit by my fireplace warm and snug
watching the deer graze
paying no heed to the cold wind
or melting snow drifts
We share our joy the deer and I
of sunlit warmth and blue sky
of greening grass yet to come
the promise and possibility of spring

Blowin in the Wind ~Bob Dylan

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Jusjojan and SoCS – The Watcher

For Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday and Jusjojan prompts

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “ow.” Find a word that contains “ow” or use it as a word in your post. Have fun!

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The Watcher

We give them life
we watch them grow
we see them learn
but even so
we cannot help but wonder
what future lies ahead
like tracks on new-fallen snow
we savor ever step
watching the way they go
’til one day we discover
the child we reared is grown
busy now with jobs and life
and children of their own

Return to Pooh Corner ~ Kenny Loggins

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

#Jusjojan day 3- Poke

It’s strange how beautiful things
have sharp edges that poke
if you’re not careful

People can be like that sometimes
you have to work your way carefully
around sharp points and edges

Until one day you find
that it’s the sharp edges
that made it worthwhile

“You are a strange kind of beautiful
the type of magic that foolish men
run away from
and run back to when it’s too late.”
~ Rudy Francisco

Beautiful Diaster ~ Kelly Clarkson

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP