Crimson’s Creative Challenge #45

A drop of ink dirties a glass of water, but not an ocean. And for some people, their human hearts are oceans which are not tainted easily. But even if a human heart can sail an oil tanker like an ocean does, there is still a limit.

He learns the hard way that the limit is during a low tide.

That is when what is thrown out during the day comes back to haunt him at night, when the ocean washes the trash back. What is washed back is even worse – rotten and smelly after being out in the sea for too long.

If there is such a thing call karma, then it must be the rubbish being washed back.

(121 words)

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

Here’s how it works:

Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.)
You respond with something CREATIVE

Here are some suggestions:

  • An answering photo
  • A cartoon
  • A joke
  • A caption
  • An anecdote
  • A short story (flash fiction)
  • A poem
  • A newly minted proverb, adage or saying
  • An essay
  • A song—the lyrics or the performance

You have plenty of scope and only two criteria:

  • Your creative offering is indeed yours
  • Your writing is kept to 150 words or less

Prompt: Crimson’s Creative Challenge #45

Twittering Tales #146 – 23 July 2019


Cenote Cave in the Yukatan by mattiaverga at

Frogs in a Pot

The swimmers enjoyed themselves in the limestone pool, splashing around in the cooling waters. The summer sun continued its relentless heat waves.

None of them noticed the rising temperature of the limestone waters until it was too late.

By then, sukiyaki was ready to be served.

(277 characters)

Another piece of mine with a strong reference to environmental issue. When are we going to stop our destruction of Earth before global warming (or climate change, as it is called now to prevent confusion) or other natural disasters kill us all?

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

About the challenge: Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less. When you write your tale, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale. This is important as I have noticed that some of the ping backs have not been working. If you would prefer to post your tale in the comments (some people have very specific blog themes but still want to participate), I am happy to post a link to your site when I post your tale in the Round Up.

Prompt: Twittering Tales #146 – 23 July 2019

100 Word Wednesday: Week 129

Image by Bikurgurl

“Like I explained, this part of the city is closed because we have detected the possibility of sinkholes and we are rectifying the situation,” the spokesperson repeated amidst the barrage of questions and the tension.

“When are we able to go home then?” someone shouted.

“Yea, what about our lives? We can’t stay in the shelter forever!” another woman shouted.

Everyone started clamoring for answers and the situation was deteriorating.

No one would be protesting in front of the road closure signs if the spokesperson had told them the truth.

That mutant groundhogs were launching an invasion to the surface.

(100 words)

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

How to participate? A few guidelines as we begin….

  1. Simply check my feed, or search the reader, for the 100WW or tag #100WW, post each Wednesday. I’ll also be posting on my Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Feeds.
  2. Write your submission on your blog, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook Feed and ping back to the weekly blog post. Feel free to use the image provided or your own. Please do credit the artist whose image we use — Links provided.
  3. I have not enabled automatic pingbacks due to a plethora of spam messages attempting to link up. Do feel free to also continue posting your links and I will enable your pingbacks as I check my blog. Thank you for understanding!!
  4. I’ll provide a Weekly Summary, or Windup, of posts on or by Tuesday; take the opportunity to read and comment on your fellow bloggers posts {keeping in mind to give each other grace and space}. I try to read them all and post your submission in the Weekly Windup.
  5. Have fun! I enjoy reading your challenge submissions!

Prompt: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 129

Scintillating Saturday Share #13

Crazy Sky|Photo Credit: Tremaine L. Loadholt

sunlight erases the clouds of doom

(6 words)

#13? Has it been 13 weeks of Scintillating Saturdays? Where did the time go?

But I love the orange and the blue of the sky, especially sunset in the evening when purple is in the mix too. Such natural sights simply take my troubles away…

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

Every Saturday, I will share a photo that touches my heart, makes me happy, or lifts my spirits in some way. The purpose? To send love, light, peace, and kindness out into the ether. Scintillating Saturdays: one definition of the word scintillating is as follows: witty; brilliantly clever.”

Now, it’s your turn. This’ll be our “Scintillating Saturday Share #13.” You can respond to this post, reblog and respond, or create a standalone post of your own, but please ping or tag this post so that I’ll know to read and respond to yours.

Using up to 7 words, tell me what this photo sparks in you.

Care to get creative with me for this scintillating Saturday share?

Prompt: Scintillating Saturday Share #13

I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge #26


calm in the centre
giant eye glares at humans
tempest is coming

When I saw this image, all I can think of is Sauron from the movie trilogy, Lord of the Rings, except it is all green. Hence the blatant plagiarism of “great eye”. Haha.

While I would not call myself an environmental activist, I am concerned about the direction we are heading – the future of the planet seems bleak.

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

PLEASE follow them! I’d hate to not see your piece(s) represented in the recap the following week! Confused? Any questions – email me at   

For more detailed information, read about this challenge here.

  • Create a standard three line, 5/7/5 syllable count haiku/senryu
  • Deadline to submit for this week’s challenge will be 11:59pm 7/6/19
  • Up to 3 pieces permitted
  • Link your piece to this “IWH Haiku/Senryu Challenge” on your post
  • Always give photo credit if there is one

Prompt: I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge #26