Ghosts of the Deep

Three Line Tales, Week 72

Floating silently by with tentacles stretched outward toward the sky pulsing, pulsing, pulsing.  An eerie glow radiates through the water creating shadows covering formations down below.  These ghost like creatures look gentle as they are tossed about by the waves of their world, then infringed upon by the outsider strike out and sting.



Friendly Fill-Ins

Friendly Fill-Ins, Week 58

1. I challenge everyone to ________________________ this week.

2. I regret disposing of _____________________________.

3. I have a difficult time admitting                                .

4. If I were given a psychic power, I would like it to be                              .
My answers.
1.  I challenge everyone to show some kindness to a stranger this week.  Smile at someone and say hello.  Hold a door open for someone.  Offer to lend a hand with carrying a heavy bag.  Do something no matter how small to show kindness.
2. I regret disposing of my vintage 1950’s yellow Formica kitchen table.  It had a leaf that stored right into the table and was trimmed in green.  The chairs were green and yellow. I loved that kitchen set.  My brother needed a table and chairs for his kitchen and I let him have it.  He moved out of where he was and left it there.  This set had originally belonged to my grandmother, then my mother and father and then when I first got married we used it.
3. I have a difficult time admitting when I am wrong.  No surprise there I guess.  I am sure that is probably the number one answer in this week’s fill in challenge.  I will admit that I have been working on this issue and I have gotten much better at it.
4. If I were given a psychic power, I would like the ability to vividly recall images from memory after only a few instances of exposure, with high precision for a brief time after exposure, without using a mnemonic device.  In other words have an Eidetic memory.

Fins, Gills and Arks, Oh My!

Daily Prompt:  Create

OK,  it’s getting really old.  The rain is still coming down in buckets.  It’s raining cats and dogs.  And…the plans for the ark just arrived by messenger.  Oh sorry, this isn’t weather Saturday is it?

On top of this earth shattering news, I broke my laptop.  It was sitting next to me on the sofa last night when the dog jumped onto the sofa and knocked it onto the floor.  It didn’t hit hard, but it did break off the end of the charging cord that was attached to it.  I tried to get it to turn on, but no luck.

There are many things I can live without, but my computer isn’t one of them.  It is my outlet to create, communicate, educate, and the dreaded pay my bills.  Thankfully, Dottie has a laptop I can use until I can either get a new one or get mine fixed.

What can’t you live without?  Dishwasher, dryer, washing machine?  I am always amazed how we take take things for granted.  Then I read about communities still in existence today who don’t even have running water.  It makes one think doesn’t it?  It becomes my wake up call to realize how truly blessed I am.