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Daily Prompt: The Eighth Sin

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The Eighth Sin

Remember the seven cardinal sins? You’re given the serious task of adding a new one to the list — another trait or behavior you find particularly unacceptable, for whatever reason. What’s sin #8 for you? Why?


Seven Cardinal Sins: Avarice, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Pride, Sloth, and Wrath

What does one add to that? I can think of more than one, but to decide which is the most offendable, hmmm…

I will go with Gossip for the Eighth Cardinal Sin. Gossip does not come from a good place in ones heart. It is a hurtful and unloving thing to do.

Anyone who has followed my blog for long, knows that I am all about loving one another. You cannot have love in your heart for those you gossip about. You probably even gossip about the ones you gossip too.

I’m far from perfect and have engaged in gossip myself from time-to-time. I try to be more aware of what I think and say now. I have seen how people are hurt by gossip. I have seen that gossip is nothing but envy, lust, and pride. It is one of the most unloving things you can do to a person.

I didn’t mean to get on a soapbox and preach to you, but gossip is unacceptable to me and I hope you think it so too.



Daily Prompt: Handmade Tales

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Handmade Tales

Automation has made it possible to produce so many objects — from bread to shoes — without the intervention of human hands (assuming that pressing a button doesn’t count). What things do you still prefer in their traditional, handmade version?


Bread, Ceramics, Drums, Perfumes, Pottery, Quilts, Soap, Vegetable Soup, and Fresh Well Water are just a few things that come to my mind.

Daily Prompt: 190 Days Later

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190 Days Later

Back on January 21st, we asked you to predict what day #211 would be like. Well, July 30th is that day — how have your predictions held up so far? If you didn’t reply to the prompt at the time, is this year turning out to be as you’d expected?


I’m not sure if I posted on January 21st, but will tell you about my year to this point. I have missed a lot of Daily Prompts this year due to the fact that I have been very busy working on my short story anthology.

Originally, I had set a goal of having my short story anthology published by summer. I’m about halfway there and have pushed my goal forward to the first part of 2015. I have a novel in the works from JuNoWriMo’s 50,000 words in June.

My July was very busy with grandchildren. My oldest grandson stayed with us for the first three weeks and then I left with my youngest daughter and grandson for a trip to Panama City Beach, Florida the next week.

This week I am getting back to writing and honing my skills. I will probably not be able to get back to a regular schedule with my writing until my husband goes back to work next week.

I’m looking forward to getting back on a regular writing schedule again.


Daily Prompt: Back to Life

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Back to Life

After an especially long and exhausting drive or flight, a grueling week at work, or a mind-numbing exam period — what’s the one thing you do to feel human again?


The number one thing I do to feel human again after an exhausting period is sleep, lots of sleep. Sleep helps to rest my body and mind. It is very healing for me. I do love my sleep.

My favorite thing I do after I sleep, is to go outside and stand on the Earth with my bare feet. I envision roots growing out from the bottom of my feet deep into the Earth. I raise my arms and envision that I’m a tree with the sun shining on my leaves/limbs warming and healing all of my insides, renewing my energy, grounding me in reality, then I’m ready to move on to the next task.

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Courtesy of via Yahoo Images


Daily Prompt: Sudden Downpour

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Sudden Downpour

It was sunny when you left home, so you didn’t take an umbrella. An hour later, you’re caught in a torrential downpour. You run into the first store you can find — it happens to be a dark, slightly shabby antique store, full of old artifacts, books, and dust. The shop’s ancient proprietor walks out of the back room to greet you. Tell us what happens next!


“Hello, my dear,” said an elderly man walking from a back room into his store.

Judy stood just inside the doorway to the store. She was dripping wet from the sudden downpour that caught her without an umbrella.

“Hello, I’m sorry for dripping water on your floor,” Judy replied.

“No problem,” the elderly man said while picking up two towels. He brought the towels to Judy. She put one on the floor to soak up the water she had dripped and dried herself with the other.

Judy studied the elderly man who had moved behind the counter. He looked much like an old wizard, without the pointed hat and robes. He had long white hair that was tied back into a long ponytail. He had a long white beard and a white mustache. His face was kindly, his aura was calming, and his smile was warming.

“My name is John,” he said when he caught Judy studying him.

“Nice to meet you John. My name is Judy,” she said holding out her hand.

Judy felt a jolt of positive energy when John took her hand in his.

“What can I do for you today Judy, besides providing dry shelter?”

Judy giggled. She began looking around the store. There were beautiful antiques, artifacts, and books.

“Oh, I do love antiques,” Judy said as she began walking around the store.

“Well, look all you would like. I will be in the back room if you need help,” John said picking up the wet towels and taking them with him.

Judy saw some old artifacts that she remembered her grandmother’s having in their homes. She wanted them all, but chose a few of her favorites; a door stop, a set of cow salt and pepper shakers, a blue glass dairy cow butter dish, and a clear glass sugar dish with a matching cream pitcher.

She saw an antique butter churner and made a note to ask John about it’s price. She moved on to the books that were covered in dust. Judy was astonished to see so many old classics in such good shape. There were some ancient latin texts and some new best-sellers. Judy chose a book on Ancient Celtic Magick.

As Judy approached the counter, she noticed a little hand bell and gave it a ring. John came out from the back room.

“What is the price on the antique butter churn?”

“Did you ever churn butter, Judy?”

“Yes sir, I did.”

“Then it is yours. You earned it.”

“Oh no, I couldn’t possibly take it for free.”

“Consider it a gift from me to you.”

Judy hesitated. She looked back at the butter churn and then walked over and brought it back to the counter.

“I will accept your gift, John, if you will accept one from me.”


“I’m a writer and set my own hours to work. I would love to come into your store, once or twice a week and clean for you.”

“I accept your offer,” John said as he rung up Judy’s purchases.

“I look forward to your company, Judy.”

“Do you run the store by yourself?”

“Yes. My wife passed ten years ago and we never had children, so I’m by myself now.” John took a second look at the book Judy had purchased.

“A very wise choice,” he said smiling.

“If it is ancient celtic magick that you wish to learn, I can help you,” John said.

Judy smiled. She looked forward to learning from John.

Daily Prompt: Age-Old Questions

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Age-Old Questions

“Age is just a number,” says the well-worn adage. But is it a number you care about, or one you tend (or try) to ignore?


In my mind and in my heart, I feel like I’m eighteen. My body feels like I’m one-hundred-twenty. On good days, I tend to forget my real age. On bad days, I think about my real age and how it is not really old. Why, then, do I feel so old?

I do tend to ignore my age just like I tend to ignore all my health problems, all my aches and pains, and all my heartbreaks.



Daily Prompt: Road Tripping

Road Tripping

‘Tis the season for road trips — if time and money were out of the equation, what car-based adventure would you go on? (If you don’t or can’t drive, any land-based journey counts.)


I just returned home, yesterday, from my car-based adventure for this summer. My youngest daughter, her young son, and I took a three-day trip to Panama City Beach, Florida.

My grandson’s 1st birthday was on Wednesday. We thought it would be fun to spend his birthday on the beach.


The six-hour ride down went by quickly. We spent the rest of the day on the beach and watched the sunset.

The Donut Hole 1

Wednesday morning, we ate at The Donut Hole. The menu is almost like Cracker Barrel, except there were no souvenirs, just donuts, cheesecakes, and lime pie. The rest of our morning was spent at the pool. After a nap, we played in the sand, which my grandson loved, and took him into the ocean for a bit. He loves water.

MeeMaw and Phoenix Playing in the Sand.jpg 1

After checking out on Thursday morning, we drove to Pineapple Willy’s for more fun, shopping, and great eating. They served the best fried oysters that I have ever eaten. I highly recommend them.

Pineapple Willy's

The six-hour ride back home was long and tiring, but I’m rested now and ready for the official Birthday Party this afternoon at the park.



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