Category Archives: Photo Writing Prompt

Migratory

Lots of bird pass this way on migratory routes between somewhere up north and their destination down south. The most spectacular are the sandhill cranes. It’s a favorite pastime in the fall to head out to the wetlands, the corn … Continue reading

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My Desk

Neat but dirty. That describes my house as well as my desk. Everything is neatly organized, no deep piles in sight. But there’s dust over everything but the keyboard. The papers I’m using show marks of momentarily placed hunks of … Continue reading

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Look at Clouds

Looking at the red stippling under the clouds as the sun rose this morning reminded me of Joni Mitchell and “Both Sides Now.” I wonder if the tops of the clouds are lit with red and orange and yellow as … Continue reading

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Bluegrass

That voice, That voice was made for bluegrass. That angelic voice, That voice soaring above the banjos and guitars Was made for bluegrass. That accent, That southern accent Was made for bluegrass. Please leave a comment with your first 50 … Continue reading

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Kansas City

He woke up humming that old song from Oklahoma. The one about how everything’s up to date in Kansas City because they have indoor plumbing and burlesque shows. Where did that come from, he wondered. His mind amazed him sometimes, … Continue reading

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Attack Fern

It’s reaching for me, ready to wrap me in its spiny grasp, tickle me with its grassy leaves, tie me to my office chair until one of us expires from dehydration. HELP! Please leave a comment with your first 50 … Continue reading

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The Sky

I was outside, picking green beans when the air went still. I straighted, looked up. The sky was yellow. I ran, calling for the dogs. I rushed the horses into the barn. By the time I had them secure it … Continue reading

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Cactus

Buds are appearing on my Christmas cactus. Soon I’ll have a bedroom full of blooms like this one from last year. Everyone should have a Christmas cactus to bring them cheer in the darkest months of the year when Spring … Continue reading

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Morning Light

Being an early riser means you see a lot of sunrises in a lifetime. This particular morning light shows the sun coming over Lake Michigan from a hotel next to the Chicago River. The right light can make even the … Continue reading

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Walk to Work

She wore a business suit and high heels as she walked beside the Chicago River. She followed the path used by joggers in shorts and running shoes. As she passed, I watched her peaceful face and decided that the first … Continue reading

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