The Full Moon Forgives


full-moon“I’m sorry.

I didn’t mean to do it, not really.

I mean, I considered it, but the possibility of death was slight.”

The full moon makes no reply.

“Okay, then. Thanks for listening.”

 

Photo taken for Wordsmith Studio Prompt: The Moon on May 24, 2013 at 11:44PM EST, with a Pentax K-30 and settings: 300mm; f/5.6; ISO 400; 1/640s.

Flash written for Trifextra 69: Confession.

Join the writing and photo fun!

Becca♥

Making Love in the Library


bookshelf2“Please?”

“No, Alex. Absolutely not.” Mary slammed the book,  and returned it to the shelf.

He pressed his body against hers, breathing heavily in her ear.

“Well… maybe,” she sighed. “Just this once.”

This 33-word flash fiction story was inspired by Trifextra 67: Onomatopoeia.
This photo was inspired by two photo prompts:
the Wordsmith Studio Weekly  Photo Prompt: Books
and the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

Happy Writing and Photo Fun!

Becca ♥ (extreme multi-tasker)

For the Birds…


turkey-vulture hummingbird

birdYou may have noticed that the Wordsmith Studio prompt for this week is Birds.

The first one is a turkey vulture. I think they look cool cause they are big and have red heads.

The next one is a hummingbird. If you’ve ever had hummingbird feeders, you know what they sound like. Every time I hear one, I duck for cover. They sound like the loudest, biggest bee you’ve ever heard in your life. But they look awesome, with their wings flapping so fast that they can hover in place and dart around. Some of them, like the one above, also have pretty ruby throats.

The last photo was a total fluke. I was taking a picture of a squirrel stealing seed from the bird feeder (you can just see him on top of the feeder), and a grackle flew right through my line of sight. Of course, with the camera up to my face, I never saw the bird. It was a little scary when I looked back through the photos I had taken of the squirrel. 

We love birds here at my house. We have more than 15 feeders and regularly see finches, hummingbirds, doves, titmice, woodpeckers, grackles, robins, bluebirds, cardinals, blue jays, chickadees, and probably others that I just can’t think of right now. The birds are just starting to come out and I’m looking forward to watching them all summer.

Happy Writing and Photo Fun!

Becca♥

 

Color


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For the Weekly Photo Challenge at DailyPost.WordPress.com.

Happy Writing and Photo Fun,

Becca ♥

Check out more colorful photos:

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  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Writing Reveries
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | The Land Slide Photography
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color « Trail of Crumbs
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge:Color | My Visual Arts
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | North of Park
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge – Colour | Tvor Travels
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Isadora Art and Photography
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | efenerr
  11. Weekly photo challenge: Color | Connie’s World
  12. 1 day in my life | the terrain of symmetry
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Travel. Garden. Eat.
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color 3 (Tulips and a little Windmill) | What’s (in) the picture?
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour | A Little British Pea …
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Playing for Time
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | My Elegantly Cluttered Chamber
  18. :: Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Belo Horizonte daily photo
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Long delays possible
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color – Fresh Whitewash and Silk | Humbled Pie
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Primary Colors | Slam on the Brakes, Pull Over, Take the Picture
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Living the Bliss
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour | The Serenity Space
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | A Number of Things
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | cancerinmythirties
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | fingerprintwriting
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | joy cannis photography
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Mlissabeth’s Musings
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Researching San Diego
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | huntprayerpoems
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color – Pink & Red | Private Mixture
  32. weekly photo challenge: color | my sweetpainteddreams
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge : Colour | Memories are made of this
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | acieartikulasi
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color (One Image, Different Moods) | A drifter off to see the world
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Peanut Jelly Sandwich
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | MissAdventure
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour … Red | Me ‘n’ Henry Lee
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: The Power of COLOR | Serendipity 13
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour … Orange | Me ‘n’ Henry Lee
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour … Yellow | Me ‘n’ Henry Lee
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour … Green | Me ‘n’ Henry Lee
  43. Weekly and CBBH Photo Challenge: Color | travels with toby
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour … Blue | Me ‘n’ Henry Lee
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Efrata Denny Saputra Yunus
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour … Indigo | Me ‘n’ Henry Lee
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Click Fifty-Two
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour … Violet | Me ‘n’ Henry Lee
  49. Colour | Artifacts and fictions
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color – Flowers, Plants, Grass | My.Vivid.Visions
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Writing Prompts from Life
  52. Challenge Photo Hebdo – Couleurs | Paris en photographies
  53. Colourful Planet Earth – Farbige Erde | OFRADIX
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  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour (Orange) | Postcards from Scotland
  57. Weekly Photo Challenges: Pale Colour | Canadiantravelbugs’s Blog
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  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Here & Abroad
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  61. Weekly Photo Challenge – Colour
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  76. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | The World Is a Book…
  77. Caymanian Spring Colours at the Beach | My Caymanian Life
  78. The Colors of the Rainbow – A WordPress Photo Challenge | Life in the Foothills
  79. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Pishikera
  80. Mother Likes them in Multicolor « Fly for Icarus
  81. First Photo Challenge: Colors | Some Silly Alien
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  83. Rock Candy | Good2begone

Never Again


“I can’t do this anymore.” Martha wiped the tears from her cheeks. “I won’t cry my heart out, waiting for you at night, anymore.” She rolled his body into the river. “Never again.”

riverThis 33 word flash fiction story (with an idiom) was written for Trifecta: Trifextra Week 61. Check out some of the other entries and leave some comment love.

Happy Writing and Photo Fun!

Becca♥

Spring has Sprung… I guess


What? This isn’t what you think of when you hear “Spring”? Just let me say, “Me neither.”

snow-heart

Alas, it is officially Spring here in WV and this is the weather. It actually makes me tear up a bit. *Sniff, sniff*

Well, I guess I’ll just have to look at the photos of others’ Spring over on WordsmithStudio.org for the prompt this week, and dream of warmer days…

Happy Writing and Photo Fun,

Becca ♥

Phoneography: My Neighborhood


This week’s challenge over at WordPress’s Daily Post is: Phoneography: My Neighborhood. The challenge is to take some pictures of your neighborhood, using your phone. There’s not much of a “neighborhood” where I live, but I took my phone for a walk around my house. Here, I’ll show you.

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My Driveway

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The driveway of my closest neighbor to the left and their house. Look harder, there’s a white house there behind the trees.

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My closest neighbor to the right. Again, look closer, there’s a red house behind the trees this time.

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My backyard

Check out some others’ neighborhoods (or neighbourhoods, if you like ;) ):

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: My Neighborhood | Bams’ Blog
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: My Neighbourhood | A Little British Pea …
  3. Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood | Moving Notion
  4. Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood | Shail’s Nest
  5. Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood | Gobetween Flames
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood | cupcaketravels
  7. a walk in my neighborhood | Wondering Rose
  8. Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood | Pictures for Froghopper
  9. Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood | MaanKind
  10. Phoneography Challenge: My (new) neighborhood | I Am an Afterschool Special
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: my neighborhood | Eat, travel, photograph
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: There Goes My Neighborhood | Serendipity 13
  13. Tigers in the neighbourhood | Travel with Intent
  14. Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood | My Life Afterglow
  15. Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood | TantienHime’s Blog
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge : My Neighbourhood | ~Castle of Words~
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: My Neighbourhood (canal 3) | What’s (in) the picture?
  18. Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood | blogagaini
  19. Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood | unexpectedincommonhours
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: My Neighborhood | To Mother Earth, with Love
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: My Neighborhood | Living Wonderously
  22. Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood | The Neophyte Photographer
  23. Phoneography Challenge: My Fracking Town | angieinspired
  24. Phonography: My Neighborhood | Jelliefishie
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: My Neighborhood | North of Park
  26. Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood | West Coast Kayaker
  27. Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood | Lillie-Put
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge – My Neighbourhood
  29. Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood | Bams’ Blog
  30. My neighbourhood – some more amore! | Ranjit Gaind
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood | rodocarda
  32. Phoneography Challenge: My Neighbourhood | northumbrian : light
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: My Neighborhood | Learning, Running, and Writing
  34. This is my neighborhood | Le Drake Noir
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: My Neighborhood | Jinan Daily Photo
  36. Weekly Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood | West Coast Kayaker
  37. Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood | Photography Journal Blog
  38. Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood | Joe’s Musings
  39. English neighborhood – The Fried Eggs Blog
  40. Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood | The World Through My Camera Lens
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: My Neighborhood | Pics from Cell Phone Blog
  42. Phoneography Challenge: My Neighbourhood | s1ngal
  43. Phoneography Challenge | Giving Thought | Giving Sight
  44. Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood | Wings to Fly
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  59. In da hood (aka Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood) | One Not Alone.
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  67. Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood | The Ladyboy Mirror
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  70. Weekly Photo Challenge: My Nieghborhood | picture-bandit
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  76. Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood | Geophilia

Early


The prompt for this week over at WordsmithStudio.org is Early. My photo is double early.

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This little guy got up too early today. Yesterday, I signed him up for preschool, and it just seems too early for that. He’s growing up too fast. But I guess they always do…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details


This week’s challenge from WordPress is Lost in the Details.

Wings

Check out what others have posted:

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  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details | Begawan Ariyanta
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  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details | Learning, Running, and Writing
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  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details | Gasm Travels
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge – Lost in the details | A Beginner
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  29. Lost in (Parisian) Details | F. scribbles
  30. Aimless | Things I See and Know
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  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details | The Panama Adventure
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details | Winning Shots
  36. Dear Future Me | Wiley’s Wisdom
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost In The Details | sukies original
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  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details | The Xavi’s Photoblog
  45. Weekly Photo Challange: Lost in the Details | Lee Castillio
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details | Sigoese
  47. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE (LOST IN THE DETAILS) LOVE AT FIRST STEP | The Ladyboy Mirror
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  50. 52 Bolivian Sundays [week 9, 'Lost in the Details']. | 3rdculturechildren
  51. neon | yi-ching lin photography
  52. Weekly photo challenge: Lost in the detail | justmomentarily
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  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details | Photo & Tour
  55. Details | Things I See and Know
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details | Giving Thought | Giving Sight
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details | My Tropical Home
  58. Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details | weird & cool stuff seen while out & about
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  60. What did you lose? #children #photography #wordpress #poetry | Moondustwriter’s Blog
  61. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: ‘LOST IN THE DETAILS’ | TANIA FUENTEZ MEDIA
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  71. The Constantia Church | Cloud and Mountain
  72. Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details | Michaelsfishbowl
  73. Working In Detailed Steps | Allyson Mellone
  74. Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details | Rainbow Bakery
  75. Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details | Living the Bliss
  76. Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details | Moments
  77. WPC: Lost in the details | eljaygee
  78. Lost in the Detail | illuminating the invisible
  79. Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost In the details | A Tale or Two to Tell……
  80. Lost in the Details | Picture Day
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  83. Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details | Kerry Dwyer
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  85. Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details | isabellamari
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Broken


The prompt over at WordsmithStudio.org this week is Broken.

We’ve been checking things out around the house. Spring will be here before you know it, so we walk around outside the house. We have to decide where we want new plants, if we want to move some plants we already have, and what new plants we might want to get.

Out in the front foundation garden, I found my little fairy had been knocked over and her wing was broken. That fits perfectly with this week’s prompt, so I brought her inside and sat her at the counter, to photograph later. When I went back a couple days later, with camera in hand, I found her fixed. It turns out that my son had seen that she was broken and glued her back together for me. You can still see where she was broken, so I took some pictures anyway.

Here’s my contribution. You should check out the prompt and show me yours. Enjoy!

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Love and Photo Fun!!

Becca ♥