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Writing 101, Day Nine: Changing Moccasins — Point of View


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Changing Moccasins — Point of View

Write the scene from three different points of view.

There once was a Woodshop owner whose life had gone astray for many years.  His woodshop layed dormant and gathered many a cobweb while the two gnome guards stood out front and weathered the storms and the Wicked and Brutal Tennessee Mother Winter.  They would see the Woodshop owner from time to time pass by without a single glance their way.  Tears began to fall from their eyes causing them to fade in color over the many years.

Then one day in the Early Summer of 2014, something changed in the Woodshop owner.  He was suddenly walking straight toward them with a smile upon his face.  Day after day, into the long hours of the night he began to work in the shoppe cleaning and sorting.  Tossing out and putting items into big white sacks.   Oh how the guards shivered in fear as they anticipated the worst as the Woodshop owner approached with the big broom.  He simply moaned and swept as he placed them back in their places after he had given them a clean place to stand.  They were encouraged by this new change.  Hoping that they were able to stay.

They watched nervously as one day the Woodshop owner and his wife came outdoors with two new gnomes that were fresh in paint and very sharply dressed.  They both felt their hearts sink as they viewed the smiles on the two owners faces as they rounded the corner of the main house.  Oh, they were not walking toward them at all but to the front portion of the main building where the other gnomes had their posts.  Who was having to leave?  Would they all be allowed to stay among the plants out there?

Several days past with more and more of the white sacks being loaded out.  The Woodshop owner’s wife began to stop often to visit, commenting each time on how nice things were beginning to look to the Woodshop owner’s new beginning to a new life.

During one of the visits, the Woodshop owner’s wife stopped and nealt down to get a closer look at the two of us standing guard on the porch.  She simply smiled and continued on to speak with her husband.  The following day after leaving they returned and the wife strolled out to the workshop and stopped at the porch area where the two gnomes were guarding.  She smiled as she picked up the two and tucked them gently into her arms.  The Woodshop owner noticed her and asked where she was heading with his gnomes with a heavy concern in his voice.  She softly replied for him not to fret that she would be kind and show lots of love and compassion.  She told him that she was not going far away and that they would not be gone long.

She had prepared a work area all lined with a soft surface as she gingerly sat each gnome down to look at each other.  She simply said poor babies and disappeared into another room.  She sat at the work area for several hours taking a break to allow them to dry in between, rotating between each and snapping photographs to document their transformation.

The Woodshop owner kept coming in to refill his coffee often, and would peek over trying not to let her notice.  She would smile and ask him if he wanted to see the progress and he would come running over to comment on each one with a big smile.  The two gnomes suddenly felt quite important and quite loved.  Within two days every detail was touched up and refreshed and the pair were returned to their prior posts on the porch of the Woodshop to stand guard.  They both suddenly felt very important.

The Woodshop owner came out to view their new positions on the porch and was smiling.  He kissed his wife.  Then he returned back in to the Woodshop, feeling content.

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That was the story of the Guard gnomes, the Woodshop owner and his wife.


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Writing 101: Day 2 Where would I go today?


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Sometimes we read things on others Facebook posts that were not necessarily meant for us but the point is taken anyways.
Today was one of those days as I glanced upon my wall and saw a post about Motherless by Choice.  It hit a nerve with me and hurt.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/katie-naum/motherless-by-choice_b_5417281.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000046

If I could be anywhere today just for a fleeting moment in time it would be to sit next to both of my daughters just for a few minutes of their busy lives.
To be able to give them a hug, a big kiss and tell them that I truly do love them.  How proud I am of them and their success in life.

I know that there are scars in the past life and that they hold them tight.  My heart aches over this and you can’t go back and erase time or get a redo.

Life is a learning curve.  We learn from our mistakes.  We get stronger as we get older and we learn what not to do again.

I have asked forgiveness and was not allowed to have it.  From that one must go one with life.  It does not help the pain.

As I sit here and shed tears it does no good.  I realize this.  Only a head ache will occur.

Just a few minutes to hug my grand children would feel so good.  I am not getting any younger and I know that my health is not getting any better either.
These past few years have really taken a toll on me and as I reflect back it is useless to comprehend on what could have been different.  It can’t change now.

Little do they know that my heart is always with them and that my thoughts follow them through their journey of life.  Even if it is only on Facebook or an occasional text.

Perhaps some day things will be different.  I pray every night that God will soften the pain for all three of us.

 


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Day Three on My A-Z Road Trip


Post A-to-Z Road Trip [2013]

 

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2013/05/want-to-join-us-for-ultimate-road-trip.html
http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/2012-to-z-challenge-sign-up-list.html

One of my usual favorites is http://thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com so I am not counting it as part of my journey.  I am mentioning it as she is part of the Road Trip and always interesting.

http://justgoodstories.weebly.com/  here is a little blurb about them:

Shirlene

I actually don’t enjoy writing that much! For some reason I’ve always had to do it though, so I shall somewhat reluctantly endure the inevitable role I must play in this. Megan is much better at it than I am – but she’s too busy writing stories.
For the A-Z we are both contributing to posts. All clip art used is free through Microsoft Office, and the photos used are our own.

Check out some of their works.

Since my program is not on yet I felt up to doing a little extra driving through blogger highway tonight so I spotted another new blog site to check out as well…

http://flatstanleyfriends.blogspot.com/

About Me

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Ohio, United States
Happily married for lots of years to great guy, mother of one wonderful daughter. I have lots of interests and wished I had more time to explore them all.

http://www.josie2shoes.com/

This one you have to check for yourself and if you love cats, you are going to love her…

http://www.josie2shoes.com/2013/05/feline-friday-510.html

So today, I was really feeling energetic and met several new sites.  I had fun in my travels to new places and I hope that you also enjoyed the tour.

Tomorrow we will explore more on our journey across the road trip of A-Z challenge.  This has been fun and hope that you pack a snack and sit back and enjoy.

Tammye Honey

 


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Weekly Writing Challenge: Stepping through the Door


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YOUR PLACE IN TIME-SPACE

The door to your house/flat/apartment/abode has come unstuck in time. The next time you walk through it, you find yourself in the same place, but a different time entirely. Where are you, and what happens next?

A lot’s probably changed in the time you’ve lived here, and it can be hard to imagine what might have happened, or be about to happen down the line. When thinking about where you might end up, time-wise, consider these questions:

  • Do you feel passionate about a certain historical period?
  • Or are you forever daydreaming about the shape of things to come?
  • If your strongest emotions brought you back to a time in your life, when would it be?
  • Who used to live here, before you? Who might be here when you’ve moved on?
  • What do you think will change most about the world around you in the years to come?
  • What do you think has changed most since your parents’ or grandparents’ generations?
  • When did some of your best (or worst) memories take place?
  • Are you more drawn to gritty realism, far-flung historical romances, or science fiction stories?
  • Do you have any regrets? How would you change the decisions you made if so?

That was the writing assignment for the Weekly Writing Challenge.
I would actually like to write about how different our life has been since Peachy has been in our life for almost one year now.  It is hard to believe that it will be one year next month since we went to the shelter to see what kind of puppy they had in the ad and she was there in the office.  So badly beaten that she could barely walk.  We have had returning customers since that year to our store who can’t get over the change in her.  She loves to have company now and comes out to greet each one.  She loves to get the attention that each bestows upon her.  She is very protective of my office area and her food.

She is quite the Queen around here and we can only wonder how anyone could have possibly have been so cruel to an animal.  She was supposed to have been my hubby’s side kick.

As irony would have it, after the passing of Sassy (She died from bone cancer) poor Trina was very lonely.  She had lost Nelly to a car accident when she was protecting Sassy from a pack of dogs and when the car went to the shoulder of the road to miss the ten dogs in the road, he hit Nelly instead.  Each day, Trina had left a dog bone in the front of the store anticipating the return of Nelly.

Now, Peachy is my shadow.  Trina is my hubby’s side kick and goes everywhere with him.  Ar night, we have a certain place that each of us sleeps on the bed.  A regular routine.  I would not trade any of this for anything.  Life is a precious commodity.  I am grateful for the time I have on this earth.  I do not dream of what I do not have.

I did not grow up with magazines of movie stars.  I did not grow up even knowing who was who in the movies.  Television was very limited in viewing.  I was only allowed to read books to escape into different worlds of fantasy.  I did not grow up having imaginary friends.  Being an only child, I grew close to my animals around me and played with them as if they were my friends.

Perhaps that is why my animals and I are so close now and why I do not long to step through the door and wonder what is on the other side.  I am content with what is on this side.

What are your thoughts on this subject?  Would love to hear.

Leave me a comment and let me know.

Tammye Honey


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Daily Prompt: My Favorite Grandchildren


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Daily Prompt: My Favorite

by michelle w. on January 6, 2013

What’s the most time you’ve ever spent apart from your favorite person? Tell us about it.

It has been about two years due to surgeries that I have not been able to travel back to New York State to visit my family and the hardest part is not seeing all of my grandchildren.

Keeping in touch on

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facebook

has made it easier to keep up with their growing yet it is not the same as holding and spoiling them personally.

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Then there is the group that is on other side of state with very busy parents:

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The rest of the children’s photos were accidentally deleted due to the children playing with the cameras when they visit…

boysThat is who I miss…what about you?

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