fantasy, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 360

This week Awesome Stories brings you resiliency, fantastical fun, and the mushroom kid. Thriving with Resiliency Resiliency is a hot topic in both the personal growth and environmental circles. Our ability to adapt is becoming more important than ever in the rapidly changing and often chaotic world. Dr. Andrea Dinardo is a teacher, author, and…

Christmas, lights, poetry

Merry Mashup

Merry Mashup ~ a tangle of glories wrapped in silly stories you better be nice Santa knows your vice ~ tots wrangling for toys glittering dolls for boys construction sets for girls the genders have twirls ~ a time for inclusion beyond the illusion underneath the stories masks and glories ~ let the Christmas spirit…

Christmas, Peanuts, Charlie Brown

Sexy Santa

Sexy Santa ~ movin’ and groovin’ sexy Santa cuts a rug dance on Charlie Brown ~ Gotcha! I bet you’re wondering where the sexy part is or even Santa? Sorry, you’ve been “peanutized” with a classic bait and switch ad or the football-fake-out that Sally does to poor Charlie Brown every year. Most of us know the power of…

fairies, poetry, fun

Fairy Fun

Fairy Fun ~ lush lichen mounds the perfect dance grounds the diva is away it’s time to play grab the honey cider fling your partner wider a grand autumn fest time to play and jest ~ Happy Autumn from the Ozark Fairies, distant cousins to the Desert Chimeras!    

missing muse

Missing Muse

Missing Muse My writing muse has been missing in action for a while. My fanciful friend, Muse Brad, seems to have left the premises. I persist in writing because I’m a stubborn cuss, but my writing feels flat and forced. Or maybe I have a new muse that is all about writing schedules ala D. Wallace’s…

Lua, ceramics, poetry

Dancing with Lua

Dancing with Lua ~ I met a girl named Lua she filled me with Kahlúa then began to dance I fell into a trance this girl had super fine moves with some serious grooves she was the life of the party a girl so gay and arty Lua is the girl for me I’m happy to…

Bridesmaids, Lua, love

Calling Cupid

Calling Cupid ~ this boy is ready for romance happy feet itching to dance ready for rock, roll, or swing or maybe two-step is your thing ~ dance into these tender arms surrendering to the charms with promises to nurture your heart giving romance a joyful start ~ Once again I’ve enjoyed letting my imagination…

painting, poetry

Splish Splash Wrath

Splish Splash Wrath © Vera Komnig, Painting #364 ~ splish splash wrath I was taking a bath the bubbles were glowing my excitement overflowing ~ words splishing and splashing with phrases so smashing a playful stew of co-creation filled the plot with ideation ~ my muse was perplexing with thoughts too vexing so we must say…

Santa 2

Merry Adventures

Merry Adventures  ~ children dance in glee lights shining in the darkness merry memories ~ For 14 years, the Stewart Family has been creating a Christmas festival of lights for children to enjoy. To celebrate the solstice, I took a friend who had never been to the Stewart Family Christmas Light Display. We had fun…

night lights, poetry, haiku

Night Lights

Night Lights ~ sunset brings delight city lights enhance the show nightlife has begun ~ I usually prefer photos of nature only, but this scene caught my attention while biking home recently. I decided to surrender to the city life such as it is in our quaint “city” of 70,000. May your nights be filled with…