Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Birds

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Birds


Friday Fictioneers: A Living Celebration of Life

Rose made a list of everyone who was important to her. She prided herself on her independence and cherished her solitude so she was surprised at its length.

She secured the venue and a caterer. She created an event on Facebook and tagged everyone on her list. A few would require an old-fashioned invitation by mail but most were easily notified with a click.

She thought about how she would evade the questions and laugh at the teasing from her friends and family.
“Who throws themselves a 59th birthday party?”

Someone who won’t be here on their 60th.

PHOTO PROMPT © Marie Gail Stratford

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly 100 word writing challenge inspired by a picture prompt. Click here to read other stories.

The Chill of Winter in Black and White

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Chilled

Follow this link to see more of how I see Life in Black in White.

Best of the Week: The Winery on the Hill

After some disappointing news this week I decided to use a coupon I had for a local winery, even if I had to go alone. It was a beautiful day out and since it was February and a weekday, no crowds. There is another winery up a little further; newer and no coupons. I had an awesome view.

Winter is by no means my favorite season but as a visual person I seek to find the beauty in everything. Click here to see my vision of Winter.

Six Word Saturday ~ The Shoe was Actually a Boot

I wrote a 100 word fiction story on Wednesday, the theme of which centered around a family game of Monopoly and the mother being the “shoe”. Among the first comments was that no one ever wants to be the shoe. Growing up, I was never the shoe. My favorite piece was the Top Hat. My mother usually chose the shoe and I thought it was because she took the piece no one else wanted, because that’s just the kind of mother she was. But maybe there was more to it.

I decided to google it to see how popular each piece was. It turns out that the pieces themselves might very well be the most popular thing about the game these days. The story behind them sure is and the psychology behind it is the stuff that conspiracy theories are made of. Originally the pieces were fashioned after items found in the home in the early 1930’s when the game was first marketed. Come to think of it, sometimes my mother was the thimble.

Read some history of how the tokens were inspired by a child’s bracelet here.

Oh, and by the way, it’s not a shoe, it’s a boot. More on token history here. To read my original 100 word fiction piece click here.

Share Your World: February 17, 2018

Are you a practical jokester?
Not really. I enjoy a good joke but I am not much on pranks.

Who cuts your hair?  You, a friend, or professional.
A professional who has become a friend.

Did you have a stuffed animal when you were a kid, if so what kind?
No, I was more of a doll baby kind of girl.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?
A post from a few years ago.

Share Your World 2018