Category: Well-struck Notes

This category is intended to highlight posts that have struck a sonorous note for me or my readers, or which, either through the living of them or the retelling of them, occupy a particularly special place in my heart.

Trifecta Anniversary Challenge

The Challenge:  Here we go.  When Trifecta first started, Joules was not an editor.  She was on the other side of things, and she won the first two Trifecta challenges.  Here is her first-ever Trifecta response.  It’s 38 words.  We want you to give… Continue Reading “Trifecta Anniversary Challenge”

A Smart Girl

WRITTEN IN RESPONSE TO THE TRIFECTA WRITING CHALLENGE (www.trifectawritingchallenge.com), Week 50. Prompt:   YEAR…a calendar year specified usually by a number (died in the year 1900) She was six when it happened, if it happened. Whether it was the overactive imagination of a first grader,… Continue Reading “A Smart Girl”

Zuzu’s Petals

Hopeless!       Plunging into the ravaging river-rise,         Eddying, encircling, engulfing,             Gasping, grabbing, gripping His lifeline: enlightening glimpse             Wished-for alternative reality.         Time thread, snagged…     Just in time!           “Zuzu’s petals…Zuzu… There they are!”… Continue Reading “Zuzu’s Petals”

The Excellence of Anonymity

Places! Orchestral musicians  Choristers; professional and avocational   Hundreds of passionate, like-minded spirits After months, weeks, hours of dedicated water-shedding    Tonight, all privileged to perform    This Opus   Penguins! To the gathering audience,   Performers are indistinguishable (in standard black and starched… Continue Reading “The Excellence of Anonymity”

CARPE NOCTEM

I love things that go ‘bump’ in the night.  I’m uneasy revealing this quirk, because I understand that for others, such things could create fear or dismay.   I lie in bed, protected only by a thin mesh screen(a membrane through which sound, smells, sensations… Continue Reading “CARPE NOCTEM”

Shadow

Shadow…Puppy…Special sheltie Slim – spring in her step Flying Frisbees:  favorite feats Shadow:  Sheltie in need of sheep.   Shadow… Good girl…Loyal loving companion Leaner, wiser, calmer Stairs:  daily challenge Shadow:  Sheltie in need of sleep.   Shadow…Old Girl…Faithful friend, Ever heeding, though unhearing… Continue Reading “Shadow”

Love Me With All of Your Heart

I didn’t know that song, as a giggling ten-year old in Sister Thomas’ 4th grade classroom; giggling that nearly caused me to lose my Rag Doll role in the Christmas play.   But I did know that this was really important, so reaching deep down – … Continue Reading “Love Me With All of Your Heart”

Music of the Mountain (Trifecta Writing Challenge -Wk 38)

  Music of the Mountain   Country roads wind their way Quaint towns, once familiar hills and vales Dismay, as malls of progress  Block farmland valleys. The homeward trek continues – changes unfold.   Tentative… Long driveway ahead Stunning new stone gate; Upscaled arena… Continue Reading “Music of the Mountain (Trifecta Writing Challenge -Wk 38)”

Am I Blue (posted on Trifecta; Thursday June 21, 2012)

Am I blue? Loving, gifted grandsons, Handsome husband, Fairy tale family, Perfect puppy! Ah, there it is… lachrymosa. My “Shadow”, my sheltie. Always near: my playmate, my pal, my patient. She trusted me to care for her; To know when to say “when”. She… Continue Reading “Am I Blue (posted on Trifecta; Thursday June 21, 2012)”

An Engineer’s Journal, June 2, 2001: Fireworks

She had expected this day for months.  After 23 years, she’d almost welcomed it.  She was prepared psychologically, emotionally, and financially, rationalizing that it offered the best of all worlds.  Her family was ready.  She was ready. Yet on that day, there was a part… Continue Reading “An Engineer’s Journal, June 2, 2001: Fireworks”

Evening in the Garden

In response to Prompt three of Trifecta Challenge, week 33 : They could have waited with him To ease the dread of the coming hours But they sleep – weak, unaware, Despite His enigmatic warnings. He agonizes; he despairs  As long-foretold events  Unfold.  … Continue Reading “Evening in the Garden”

What I Tell Myself Three Times is True

This is the first time I am linking directly with the Trifecta Challenge http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com Week 33 Prompt One: Write a 33-333 word response to the following quote: “What I tell you three times is true.” by Lewis Carroll. You do not have to use… Continue Reading “What I Tell Myself Three Times is True”

%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this: