Category: Prose

All that is not Poetry

Mr. Penny

Written in for NaBloPoMo October: Fall posted by BlogHer. Prompt for October 4- what is your favorite Halloween costume. He could hardly stand, the weight of his costume sitting atop his frail, ten year-old frame. Though his face was covered, I could still see… Continue Reading “Mr. Penny”

Why Opal Reflections? Bye, Bye, BCIJo!

Bye-Bye, BCI Jo!

Β  Today, I am taking the plunge! After 18 months of ‘thinking about it’, today is the day that my first blog, “BCI Jo” (launched on the day of my retirement from the corporate world) is itself, retired. My enthusiasm, though tinged with trepidation,… Continue Reading “Bye-Bye, BCI Jo!”

Sunset on Navy Pier

Oh city of wind and wild imaginings Where magnificent miles stretch ahead Full of possibilities Bereft of disappointments As hope lives on And thermals lift soaring wings on high Night life settles in. Written in response to Trifextra Challenge.

Beyond The Bubble

Globule jiggling Reflections wriggling Within black-rimmed sphere. Kaleidoscopic shimmer as images glimmer through the bubble. Horizon dipping lower, Rim receding, slower and lower still. Vision quest paced As floaters erased: My eye-view mending. Notes: Beyond The Bubble. Though retina surgery is not something I… Continue Reading “Beyond The Bubble”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

The Sea, stretching infinitely far below, as far as the eye can see; defining the horizon, where sky and sea merge as one.

Raggedy Ann’s ‘Happily Ever After’

🎳🎳🎳 That’s when she noticed him for the first time – the first time in a decade. As ten year-olds, they had known each other and ‘liked’ each other, Β when they co-starred in their 4th grade Christmas skit. Even then, she felt compelled to… Continue Reading “Raggedy Ann’s ‘Happily Ever After’”

Perspective

πŸŒ’πŸŒ“πŸŒ”πŸŒ•πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ I stand too close, Too attentive. I catch each whisper wafting through the moments of our days together. Too close! Stand away! Rejoice in life’s limitless, lush landscape; Repeating, ever repeating, Ever new! πŸŒ’πŸŒ“πŸŒ”πŸŒ•πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Written in response to Trifextra Challenge, “This weekend’s prompt… Continue Reading “Perspective”

Photo Friday: On The Road: “Color me…Blend”

πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£ A Disney World Denizen epitomizes being “On The Road”, as he joins his fellow Chameleons, darting here, there and everywhere, and always blending into the environs, as if by magic. They remind us, amid the excited squeals of the kiddies, that our home… Continue Reading “Photo Friday: On The Road: “Color me…Blend””

Photo Friday: Scenic Wonder

As we near the end of our annual family WDW vacation, staying at the Polynesian Village, I never tire of capturing ‘my’ sunrises through the camera lens. There have been many changes during the last 35 years, but one thing has remain unchanged; the… Continue Reading “Photo Friday: Scenic Wonder”

Silent Screams

Photo credit: [ changΓ³ ] / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND Written in response to Trifextra challenge, asking for a thirty-three word interpretation of the posted photograph.

Rainbows of Our Lives

Trifextra weekend Challenge: We want you to follow suit and give us a thirty-three word piece that has a color in it. Use the color to describe anything you like, or use anything you like to describe your color, but keep it creative and… Continue Reading “Rainbows of Our Lives”

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