Fancy in Velvet #dailypost #poetry #Wish

Collectible-Porcelain-Doll-Red-Velvet-And-Gold

 

Today is the day

I have been promised

anything

for twenty-four hours

I have spent many nights

dreaming

and I have finally decided

down to the last bow

what I would wear, where I would go

The dress is laid out

red, velvety and lacy

with a white furry bonnet

and soft wool gloves

black patent leather shoes

and just a dab of pink lipstick

I swirl about in the mirror

catching my reflection

giddy as a little girl

“Miss it is time to go…”

I hear the porter call up the stairs

I make a grand entrance on 100 marble steps down to the foyer

A carriage of four awaits

to carry me to an elegant spot for high tea

and there they are my friends

perched on top of satin pillow seats

their hands perfectly folded

they would gasp and smile

but each had a painted doll face

they couldn’t partake in this part of the dream

they could watch as I daintily took a silver fork

each morsel better than the last

and finally there it was

a cake with one shining candle

“blow it out, make a wish…”

I had already gotten it

“I want to be real for a day…”

I sighed, “Tomorrow,  it would be wonderful if I didn’t have to go back to being a doll…”

Photograph attribution.

The Daily Post writing prompt is Feeling Fancy.

What would you do??? You’re given unlimited funds to plan one day full of any and all luxuries you normally can’t afford. Tell us about your extravagant day with as much detail as possible.

Other posts you might enjoy!

http://unbolt.wordpress.com/2014/12/03/a-morning/

http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/dp-prompt-feeling-fancy/

http://tombalistreri.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/what-a-party/

http://vexingpoint.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/daily-prompt-feeling-fancy/

http://thecrookedmind.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/349/

http://lindaswritingblog.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/play-day/

http://pepperconnection.com/401/no-money-boundaries/

http://notalentforcertainty.com/2014/12/09/a-sonnet-on-wealth/

http://awakeanddreaming.org/i-aint-too-fancy-but-if-i-could/

http://designersophisticate.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/do-for-others-then-do-for-me/

http://www.kansamuse.com/2014/12/feeling-fancy-in-kc/

http://parkinkspot.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/the-best-laid-schemes-o-mice-an-men-gang-aft-agley/

http://mylittleavalon.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/fancy-little-things-a-haiku/

http://kathymburke.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/unlimited-funds-and-tears/

http://meginwriting.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/feeling-fancy/

http://neigboursees.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/3-president-a-jet-nap-and-an-entourage/

http://inkhammer.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/a-winter-memory-silver-teeth-in-the-snow/

http://oh3za.com/2014/12/09/feeling-fancy-for-seniors/

http://kretschmannland.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/cloning-jogi-cloning-roman/

http://kretschmannland.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/cloning-jogi-cloning-roman/

http://lifeisgreat0.com/2014/12/09/luxury-can-wait/

http://minahmisteri.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/ooh-la-la/

http://maestroofguilesville.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/money/

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The Golden Key #fantasy #postaday #fiction

shiny key 1

I was a golden key

fashioned just after time was turned

and I knew I had a purpose

 but forgot all I had learned. 

I placed myself in large  hands

of those who perchance might  serve

but one after another

got what they deserved.

And so I hung despondent

 on a cold and lifeless  tree

hoping for an answer

and one that would set me free.

I heard someone so cheerful

but she was  so very young.

“What can a child do

when the others failed all and one.”

The sun hit just right

and she reached and stretched her hand.

She and I both surprised

for her height seemed to expand. 

“I heard a story once,”

her voice so sweet and low.

“Yes,grandmother knew it well.

A key with a golden glow.

I dont remember all

but let me linger now.

We will go back and see

what if time had cast a spell.”

So the girl and I sat

for a long and timeless while

but I really did not mind

she had such a winsome smile.

“Yes, I remember”

she patted me in her palm.

“You open up a place

by singing a forgotten song.”

She hummed and sang the songs

 all the ones she had been told

and as I watched before me

this small child got very old.

She held me and it warmed me

and I began to glow.

 A gnarled and weary door

in the tree began to show. 

“There it is in the middle”

a keyhole she did find

and I was oh so happy

to at last meet my own kind.

We passed through the door together

she transformed into herself

so fairy like her beauty

and I a greenish elf. 

*****

Today’s Daily Post writing challenge asks the question:

You’ve been given a key that can open one building, room, locker, or box to which you don’t normally have access. How do you use it, and why?

I did not submit the following story today as it was an archived short story that I created as a continuation from an old Grimm’s Fairy Tale – The Golden Key was it’s title.

Other’s who have also written about the Key:

 

 

photo_challenge – on-the-move #photography #poetry

 

 whether on the ground

or in the air

we grasp at flight

with color and flair

*

we move our wings

in play we dare

we fly our kites

our laughter shared

*

we live and love

nothing spared

 we touch the sky

with not a care

 

This week’s WordPress photo challenge is “On The Move.”

It’s hard not to think of children when I write about movement. What do you think of???

Photographers on the move:

  1.  http://photographworks.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
  2. http://wp.me/qJ7j
  3.  http://quarksire.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
  4.  http://travelmoments.net/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
  5.  http://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
  6.  http://crazyguyinthailand.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
  7.  http://wp.me/p2L5zd-yR
  8.  http://snapsandstories.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move-1/
  9.  http://wp.me/p3E49X-kk
  10. http://www.desertdiva.net/2014/05/wordpress-friday-photo-challenge-move/
  11.  http://brokenlightcollective.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/bipolar-abstraction/
  12.  http://steve-says.net/2014/05/09/i-like-the-way-he-moves/
  13. http://wp.me/p2AvI7-RK
  14.  http://ambitiousdrifter.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-still-moving/
  15.  http://fromayoungfoodie.wordpress.com
  16.  http://devriesouattara.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/ ‎
  17.  http://maraeastern.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
  18.  http://iamrcc716.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move.jpg.
  19.  http://words4jp.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
  20. http://patriciaddrury.com/2014/05/09/on-the-road-again/
  21.  http://wp.me/p1tzBV-2iN
  22.  http://theurgetowander.com/2014/05/10/on-the-move-in-venice/
  23. http://herfstlief.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
  24. http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
  25. http://linsdoodles.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
  26.  http://wp.me/p10iHd-w6
  27.   http://pilvipouta.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/on-the-move-the-daily-post/
  28. http://tayeganga.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
  29.  http://sfchapman.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
  30.  http://pancakeashes.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/on-the-move/
  31.  http://wp.me/p25Y7Y-1CL
  32.  http://pilvipouta.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/on-the-move-the-daily-post/
  33. http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/

Filtering your shots #photography #dphcallenge

Believe it or not each of those is a different filtering effect from Picmonkey.

I think landscapes can benefit from all these different filters.

I have to say I normally just clean up my shots with contrast and maybe a little more light.

Would love to know what filters you use and what photo-editing is the most helpful for your photography.

The WordPress Daily Post Photography 101 prompt for today was using filters. Daily Post has a challenge for everyone whether you get involved daily, weekly or monthly it’s worth a shot.

Travel with me #photography #poetry

All over the world

have I gone

each pin on the map

a smiling face

where you belong

your homes you opened

dirt floor or no

tiny rooms

on a small lift

you go

living with you

no matter no where

showed a window to love

generous people who cared

I have travelled all over the world. In many of my sojourns I have been welcomed into the homes of the people I have worked with. I have slept in a 1950 milk truck, the upstairs of a church, the dirt floor of an orphanage,..

Daily Post Prompt: If you could pause real life and spend some time living with a family anywhere in the world, where would you go? Anywhere / the world is filled with gracious people with open arms.

Photographers, artists, Anywhere / the world is filled with gracious people with open arms.poets: show us TRAVELS.

Photography images the © property of L. moon 2013

Ahh the delightful places people have gone:

  1. Black and White | Warm memories from the heart of Mother Russia
  2. Berries | Inside My Glitching Mind
  3. A wandering emerald | MC’s Whispers
  4. Phoneography Weekly: Moments in the Airport | We Live In A Flat
  5. On the Road « Geek Ergo Sum
  6. Living in a Teletubby house in Spain… | The Rider
  7. Back to the womb | alienorajt
  8. Daily Prompt: On the Road | Under the Monkey Tree
  9. Daily Prompt: On the Road « Mama Bear Musings
  10. My own moon viewing platform. | The Ambitious Drifter
  11. Daily Prompt: On the Road | Life as a country bumpkin…not a city girl
  12. Ships | Hope* the happy hugger
  13. Daily Prompt: On the Road #photography | ThisCornerOfTheWoods
  14. A Family | Barefoot on Rainy Days
  15. Daily Prompt: On the Road | Charles Ray’s Ramblings
  16. Island Chick [Daily Prompt: On the Road] | unknowinglee
  17. Monarch Butterfly (Travels) | photo potpourri
  18. If Interviewed By Barbara Walters | The Jittery Goat
  19. Welcome to Hobbiton | A Short A Day
  20. Daily Prompt: On the road | My Endless Rants & Ramblings
  21. Daily Prompt: On The Road | Eikons
  22. “On the Road” | Relax
  23. Daily Prompt – Travels | paisleypedlar
  24. Cancel the Babysitter | Honey Did you See that?
  25. 187. Getting Away From It All | Barely Right of Center
  26. Daily Prompt: Travels | Chronicles of a Public Transit User
  27. Daily Prompt: On the Road | lifebeinggirly
  28. Immersed In A Culture | Tony’s Texts
  29. Daily Prompt: On the Road | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  30. A Side of France Beyond Paris | peonies and pistachios
  31. Beginning of Civilization | crookedeyebrows
  32. Visiting offspring | Sue’s Trifles
  33. Travels | Rebecca Barray
  34. Where in the world is Rob’s Surf Report? | Rob’s Surf Report
  35. Midnight Train: Daily Prompt | Finicky Philly
  36. My Kinda Stupid: Travelling The Hard Way | Just Visiting This Planet
  37. Blossoming in Korea | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  38. Travellers lost | Random Encounters of an Inquisitive Mind
  39. Don’t Let it Slip | Journey to the Centre of My Heart
  40. Off To The Burrow! | amateurxpress
  41. Eye on the Road with the Heart at Home | In Scarlet Ink
  42. Daily Prompt: On the Road | My Atheist Blog
  43. The Holy Land | Life is great
  44. The Summer “Challenge” | It’s a wonderful F’N life
  45. One Starving Activist
  46. Daily Prompt: On the Road – Adopt me please! | SERENDIPITY
  47. Lesson learnt | The Otter in my Jotter
  48. Daily Prompt: On the Road | The Land Slide Photography
  49. Halo Veronica! | Compass & Quill
  50. DailyPrompt: Australia | viver para contar
  51. On the Road: Venice, a Nonet | Danny James
  52. The Travels I Have Been | Flowers and Breezes
  53. Somewhere Peaceful | Lost in Adeline’s
  54. Daily Prompt: On the Road | cagedbutterfly1
  55. On the Road | The Nameless One
  56. pause to live | sarahscapes
  57. Imagination; Always a Destination…(WP daily prompt) | Daily Observations
  58. Off to join the circus… | notsinglebutnothappy
  59. Up and Above vs. On The Road / Daily Prompt | Communication For Development
  60. UAE; my Disneyland, frankly. | Perhaps yes, perhaps no. Exactly? I don’t know.
  61. RENAME THAT NASTY FEELING | Emotional Fitness
  62. World tour | A mom’s blog
  63. Dear Daily Prompt, You did it again… « RPMAS
  64. ? | A Day in the Life
  65. Daily Prompt: On the Road | Jasper Smits
  66. Daily Prompt: On the Road | To Breathe is to Write
  67. Biking the World | readingwithafeather
  68. Actually I’d rather be somewhere I can escape the unfamiliar. | thoughtsofrkh
  69. Off the Road | The Silver Leaf Journal
  70. Daily Prompt: On the road | The Alternative Dream
  71. a man and his word | Musings of a Random Mind
  72. No way back from Africa: the road to Hunter’s Lodge | Tish Farrell
  73. Daily Prompt: On The Road…to Greece I Go |
  74. Daily Prompt Challenge ~ Travels | soletusknow
  75. Beach House | Incessant Ramblings
  76. Daily Prompt: On the Road to? | @ The West Gate
  77. Daily post: Where in the world | helen meikle’s scribblefest
  78. What if I called Mars home? | Okay, what if ?

I remember… #writing #writingchallenge

bucket of tears

memories cascading over memories

caught in a 3 by 3 black and white image

toddling in white

the camera moves forward

or is it backward

capturing the larger scene

tears that fall like waterfalls

the smallness of her age cannot

gather the drops in her bucket

so she looks to the source

and smiles

sun beams radiate from her face

the tears continue to flow

but in that radiance there is a goal

the camera pans out further

a man carries off his belongings

in two boxes and a large suitcase

he doesn’t look back

at the toddler in white

or the waterfall

steam rises off his black car as he zooms away from us

forever

years later my fingers caress the silk ties he left behind

to me that is hope he will return

she knows in her heart the date and occasion that each tie was given to him

but there are no more waterfalls

just a desert wasteland

of dried up emotion

my white togs grow grey with time

and poverty overwhelms us

and yet we are happy

in a simple world of black and white

brown and grey

the camera pans over a sea of paint

little fingers dabble

a woman’s hands portray life

on canvas after canvas

and life and hope and even a bit of love are reborn

upon a brush filled with color

the camera pans back

walls hold colorful beauty

eyes and smiles peruse the canvas

we still can’t always get enough money for clothing or food

but the stories on the paint filled canvases

are more

than

enough

for this not so little girl

and her talented mother

This is an unedited freewriting exercise inspired by Krista at wordpress weekly writing challenge. The two requirements: write about a memory (starting with the words I remember), write for ten minutes.

Photograph: “Bucket of Tears” © L. Moon 2013

 

other wonderful writes:

  1. The Tides & Times- Good old days | Inception
  2. Earliest Memory | alienorajt
  3. Weekly Writing Challenge: I Remember 4th Grade | Under the Monkey Tree
  4. Weekly Writing Challenge : I remember | Valley Girl Gone Country
  5. Weekly Writing Challenge : I remember | Valley Girl Gone Country
  6. Weekly Writing Challenge: I remember | Improving Slowly
  7. DPChallenge | Weekly writing challenge | I remember…. | thechymeeradiaries
  8. Daily Post’s Writing Challenge | Bloggeta
  9. Weekly Writing Challenge: I remember | Stay Awake
  10. Weekly Writing Challenge: I Remember My Father Passing « IF I ONLY HAD A TIME MACHINE
  11. The Moose | A Sign Of Life
  12. I remember… | HRHDana
  13. I Remember | A Little Fluff
  14. Weekly Writing Challenge: I Remember Before Words | SERENDIPITY
  15. I remember | Sue’s Trifles
  16. Weekly Writing Challenge: I remember | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  17. I remember random | antfantasy
  18. Intercontinental Hooping Express | Mary Hoops
  19. I remember… #writing #writingchallenge | Moondustwriter’s Blog
  20. Weekly Writing Challenge | BeYouToday-Wellness