VJ’s Weekly Challenge: Spring Acrostic

Last. week was a mind teaser. This week we’ll keep it a little simpler (hopefully) Choose any word that relates to Spring and create an acrostic poem. Here’s a sample: VibrantEarthRenewingNurturingAll Life To participate, create a post and link back here, or drop a note in the comments. Looking forward to your creations.

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VJ’s Weekly Challenge: Describe but don’t reveal

Post a poem, prose, art, photograph, or other that illustrates but doesn’t reveal the subject. (Don’t forget to link back here.) Here’s an example: A Friend Indeed Friend, you guidemy brain-fogged,somnambulist limbs –like a mindless automaton;I follow, barely registeringmovement – grateful fordeliverance into thefullness of day. Once, I abhorredyour consistency,your stifling repetition,found your dependencymind-numbing, soulless […]

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VJ’s Weekly Challenge: scam/ con/ catfish

Hello pretty lady, want to chat? No, just here to play the game. Where are you from? I don’t reply. I’ve downloaded the Words with Friends app, hoping to improve my mind. Seems every other opponent is just here looking for a mate. Do people usually meets partners on this site? I messaged one man. […]

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VJ’s Weekly Challenge: dig

As a kid, I believed that if we dug deep enough, we could come out on the other side of the world. It was a hopeful thought, and I’d rally the neighbourhood to dig forts and tunnels. Science kiboshed that theory. Then there was the famous escape from Alcatraz: three inmates allegedly digging their way […]

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VJ’s Weekly Challenge: waves

I am contemplating waves. The emotional waves that accompany uncertainty. Th lull of ocean’s waves on tropical shores. Even the way that our lives are reduced to wavesnot hugs. Please join me this week in contemplating waves.To participate, create a post and link back here, or drop a comment below. Photos, art, writing, or music […]

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VJ’s Weekly Challenge: I’m learning…

Ric is home from the hospital, still hooked up to IV antibiotics and needing daily nursing care, and I’m learning that I cannot hold responsibility for his need to push boundaries. From my son, who insisted on coming and spending the night while Ric got settled in, I am learning that I have trouble accepting […]

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VJ’s Weekly Challenge: Urge

Ric remains in hospital, the nature of his infection is antibiotic- resistant. The healing will be slow and laborious. It’s a road we’ve travelled before. At home, I try to remember to breathe between the urges. Washing is done. Groceries are in. I binge-watch Netflix unable to will myself to engage in my regular distractions. […]

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VJ’s Weekly Challenge: repercussions

Mommy disappears sometimes. No one talks about it. At least not to me. The first time it happened, we were moving to the new house. I was almost five, and Dad said I was big enough to help him take boxes. My sisters came after school, but no Mom. Aunt came and helped us get […]

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VJ’s Weekly Challenge: Threes

InsurrectionInaugurationExhalation A beginning, a middle, an end (of sorts). This week, let’s see how succinctly we can sum up a situation using only three words. Or, if you need more, make it three times three: Snow squalls blindroads lack definitionhearth provides contentment. Or, if you are more inclined towards images than words, tell a story […]

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VJ’s Weekly Challenge: The other side

Picture a stage; empty except for two chairs. Now picture yourself, seated, in one of those chairs. Just you facing an empty chair. If you are familiar with the Gestalt practice, you know where this is going. In dream study, I’ve learned that all aspects of a dream can be representative of self. Visualizing the […]

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