The Daisy’s Edge – #MLMM Photo Challenge 396

Image credit: Sarah Whiley

The barbed wire did not keep people from looking over the edge,

As it was old and rusted.

It had coiled up along the edge of the rocky cliff,

Watching over the daisies was the only security that old wire had left.

The whitewashed waves crashed against the boulders,

As it concealed the most beautiful cavern filled with darkness.

The darkness was utterly beautiful due to its unknown properties,

As not many have trespassed inside.

Those who only walk above the mystery will never know its beauty.

© E.M. Kingston 2021 – All Rights Reserved.

This was written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’s Photo Challenge #396.

Mother Nature’s Storm – #MLMMWordle 271

Photo by Pixabay on

The myriad of snowflakes fell down to the ground without hesitation as they painted the ground white.

The trees stood in nakedness until the Hiemel day fell upon them.

Each bend in the tree gathered more and more precipitation from the skies cleansing.

The clouds triumphed in stupendous victory bringing the storm to the land.

Mother Nature did not falter on this day to renew her home without wistful remorse.

The lively greenery became hidden by the ground cover with one lift of her hand.

This day, of all days, marked the first day of winter and the first snow of the season.

© E.M. Kingston 2021 – All Rights Reserved.

The bold and italicized words are from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Wordle #271. I also included my Random Word Prompt #27 (snowflake) and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (stupendous).

The Happy Tree – SoCS 12/11/21

Image Credit: Mark Gibson Photo

He came back to the tree after she had passed on, and their initials were still carved into the old birch tree in their secret spot. They would meet there when they were teenagers, and he came back every year to visit after cancer had taken her from his life. He came with a wine bottle and some cheese with crackers in a picnic basket, and he would lay a blanket before the tree to have a snack and sip some wine. He always felt her presence there, like her residual energy still lives there in that happy place by the little tree.

He never wanted to leave her behind…

This was written for Linda Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday (#SoCS). The theme of the prompt this week was “tree”.

Moving Mountains – #MLMM Photo Challenge

Photo credit One Big Photo

He packed his bike on his back to go up

He would not look down, only forward

Pushing his limits for just one moment

Of pride…of bravery…of greatness…

The world looked so big up here

Atop the highest point of the mountain

Bigger than you or I or we or them

As the fog rolls in, it gets smaller

But you just know deep inside

In your gut

In your soul

To only breathe one deep breath

Without moving a muscle…

At that moment, he felt taller than the peak

This was written for MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie’s Photo Challenge #392.

Dancing with the Moon – PCF14

rainbow dance planets kaleidoscope
Image from Pixabay

A skilled dancer salsas with the moon those nights when the moon is full.

Her hair wisps in the night air as she moves through the universe.

The pits in the moon reflect the glow of light onto the dancer.

She’s on an island of her own decent…in that moment…in that moonlight.

This was written for Paula Light’s Paint Chip Friday prompt. The keywords were “island salsa” along with the image above.

Heaven on Earth – MLMM Photo Challenge #391

Photo Credit Spencer Byles

As she approached the path, her senses imbibed the essence around the beautiful area. Her gifts given to her by nature were escalated and pure. There was nothing she could hate about this sacred place marked with a palisade of vines and boulders. It was like time stood still, and it had that feeling that if you dropped a pin that it would be heard for miles with as peaceful as this place stood.

She fumbled in the pockets of her hooded jacket, unsnapping the button, to grab her cell phone to capture this moment of tranquility. This beautiful destination would make her crave to come back again and again. God and man had studded this path with the beauty of the world within it.

It’s heaven on Earth.

This post was written for my daily word challenges (Daily Spur, #FOWC, #RagtagDailyPrompt, WOTDC, My Vivid Blog, and Your Daily Word Prompt, along with Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie and Three Things Challenge.

A Meadow of Stones – #writephoto

Some stones are located in the grassland which is surrounded by hills.
Stones – Image by KL Caley

I cast the first stone into my own life

To pave my own way into the light from the darkness.

I breathe in my being and essence in the clearing

Of this meadow full of stones to cast in my path.

The beauty in the distances brings me back to life

And it is then that I see the clarity of who I am.

Who will I be? How will I find my way?

This path will lead me to greatness.

I promise…

The was written for the #writephoto challenge by KL Caley.