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punctured clouds spilling
May flowers drink greedily

verdant oasis

~Melanie Blackwell


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treasures? (Shadorma- 2 attempts)


Take 1

estate sale:

everything must go

priced to move

9 to 5

find your recycled treasures

their loss is your gain

© g.s.koch

Take 2

at first glance

the nude is the find

well placed


pirate’s trunk: gold and jewels

eye on wrong booty



~Melanie Blackwell








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gastropod (for Photo prompt Mollusk)

art by Tomoki Hayasaka

art by Tomoki Hayasaka


predatory mollusk


a very different life

than a simple garden snail

it comes out

only after dusk

in its shell

it holds a knife

and it hunts

for your trail


by leaf and husk

it needs human blood to stay alive

it will kill us all

without fail

~Melanie Blackwell





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Trifextra Prompt: Fear

clowns, mimes and the severely vertically challenged

fear, illogical

turning out to be anything like my family

fear, biological

Phobos, Deimos, Phrike, and Pan (greek gods and goddess)

fear, mythological


fear, sociological

~Melanie Blackwell

Trifextra prompt.  Katherine Paterson, author of Bridge to Terabithia, wrote, “It’s like the smarter you are, the more things can scare you.”  We are looking for a 33-word explanation of what scares you (or your character).  We already know you’re intelligent, so, according to Paterson, you should have no shortage of potential subject matter.

Good luck.  Have fun.

This weekend’s challenge is community judged.

  • For the 14 hours following the close of the challenge, voting will be enabled on links. 
  • In order to vote, return to this post where stars will appear next to each link. To vote, simply click the star that corresponds with your favorite post.
  • You can vote for your top three favorite posts.
  • Voting is open to everyone. 
  • You have 14 hours to vote. It’s not much time, so be diligent! We’ll send out reminders on Twitter and Facebook.
  • The winners will be announced in the comments of Monday’s post and will be posted in our typical fashion in the post on the following Friday.

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Finger from howanxious

Finger from howanxious

Earth and gravel mass

form mineral protection

stony foundation

cornerstone of peace

for tranquility of mind

visit rock garden


~Melanie Blackwell

Written for Right2Write Prompt 4: Finger
by howanxious


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The Princess Bride (Movie Mania Prompt)

Right2Write Prompt 2: Movie Mania from HowAnxious

forgive in advance

this sad, butchered retelling

watch it, I mean it!




farm boy loves beauty

goes off in search of fortune

death most untimely


grieving she enters

unfortunate engagement

to Prince Humperdink


pirates, murder plots

kidnapping  and screaming eel-

infested waters


Andre the Giant

has huge addiction to rhymes

offering peanuts


Dread Pirate Roberts

scales Cliffs of Insanity

chit chat and swordplay


Mandy Patinkin

as Inigo Montoya

is out for revenge


a six-fingered man

must prepare himself to die

for his father’s death


A battle of wits

Sicilian with Iocane



fireswamp dangers

lightning sand and rodents of

unusual size


the Pit of Despair

Rugen’s torture contraption

can’t trump True Love’s Kiss


Watch it or not “As you wish…”


~Melanie Blackwell



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