Thur Picture Prompt #42

Tis the season to be merry
Christmas is here with glee
Three stories to tell
I’m sure they’re all swell
Though Panda’s not that cutesy


Samantha’s catching up on her reading
With all her books instead of clubbing
She’s looking for some clues
If and when Santa snooze
Then she needed a break as the coffee’s brewing


The Panda was in a cantankerous mood
He tipped the shopping trolley out, quite rude
Johannes and son were not pleased
Attendants hurriedly the Panda seized
Panda said he was having some Christmas blued


The Smith brothers haven’t seen each other for years
In different places they were all bombardiers
But for this year, they’re all here
Sharing stories, wine and beer
With their families bringing Christmas cheers

For: LRose’ Thur Picture Prompt #42

Little Fairy Christmas


There was Little Fairy Christmas who came down from heaven
She wanted to make everyone happy and have some fun
She chose the first three people
She wanted them to be cheerful
She’s got to be creative and off she went on her mission


There was a business man whose life was so toxic
Meetings, negotiations and everything’s got to be quick
Little Fairy Christmas waved her wand
Sent him there before he could respond
An idyllic place for tranquillity with a nearby creek


There was a lovely lady who had two birds in a cage
She used to perform and sing with them on the stage
She wanted to flee but can’t leave them be
Little Fairy Christmas set them free
Left two red peppers on their place in that cage


There was a little boy who liked playing in the mud
He also liked it when it rains and there’s a lot of flood
Little Fairy Christmas presented her present
Which the boy can put in their basement
A swimming pool but instead of water, it’s full of mud


For: Tale Weaver #43 – Fairy Tale Prompt and Thur Picture Prompt #41


Waiting – Thurs Picture Prompt #40


There’s a little girl who waits and waits
Her friend borrowed her skates and not back for ages
Mummy will be worried sick
If she’s not back in a tick
Friend hasn’t come back yet, they’re no longer playmates



They’re playing hide and seek and she’s the “it”
She can’t find them, they hide well, she has to admit
It’s getting rather late
She’s got to be home by eight
She gave up looking and shouted she has to quit



She can’t sleep, something’s bothering her
She kept on tossing and turning and then she stir
Husband’s fast asleep
She can hear the sheep
And the cat came to the room gently and purr


For: Thurs Picture Prompt #40


Valour and Courage


PHOTO PROMPT – © J Hardy Carroll

PHOTO PROMPT – © J Hardy Carroll

“Valour is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.” ~ Michel de Montaigne

“At the end of another long day, and too many more ahead to even think about about, Sam took a moment to gather his thoughts.”
He yearned for peace in his waking hours. The flames were still bright red. Burning for safety. Pebbles rolled along the cliffs and soft sedimentary rocks had eroded away. Sam bent to touch the clay beneath his feet. Gathering his thoughts, he remembered his friends who were injured and those who didn’t come back alive. Numerous friends and comrades who had shown great valour and courage during the war. He knew that the war was over but the cost to people in human suffering was immeasurable.

by brenda warren

by brenda warren

For: Wed Stories, Friday Fictioneers and Wordle #132

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Starlight, Star Bright – Thur Picture Prompt #33: Great Distances and Wordle 81

Jerry Uelsmann

Jerry Uelsmann

Starlight, star bright, make a wish, I wish I may
Perhaps I want to go to countries like Zimbabwe
To a land so far away, travelling great distances
Riding buses, aeroplanes, ships, jeepneys and cruises
Over the hills, to the depths of the seas and sandy shores
Learning my lessons, writing my memoirs, being outdoors
Acquiring new things, seeing the world, adventures galore
Understanding about them, they’re all in a brochure
Meeting you and the others, oh what fun it would be
Dancing the night away, footloose and fancy free
Away from this tumultuous and rotten world with flees
As long as I don’t transgress and make you displease
Enable to scramble over the wall to the summit ridge
I’ve got my suitcase ready, don’t care about the mileage
Swelling with smugness in this upbeat biosphere
The atmosphere has thicken from the exosphere
Having the key to your heart, be as charming as can be
I always see the world as peachy or pearly
Starlight, star bright, these are some of my wishes
Hope they come true and I’d be happy as I bounce

by brenda warren

by brenda warren

For: Thur Picture Prompt #33 and Wordle #81


Limericks – Thur Picture Prompt #32: Animal/Human Nature


Mummy elephant and her two calves walking on the grass
Maybe if we just kept moving, then we’d reach some bluegrass
The two calves got distracted
They saw and stopped by the mud
The men tried to catch them because they have trespassed


The man put his helmet on and took his goat for a ride
Maybe if we just kept moving, then we’d reach countrywide
The goat got sea sick
And was sick at the creek
So he took his goat back and will never take it again for a joyride


An old man took his big bear for a long walk
Children were following them and they gawk
They stopped to have a rest
Children carried on with zest
Maybe if we just kept moving, then they won’t mock

For: Thur Picture Prompt #32

Tom – Thur Picture Prompt #31: Tears of a Child


“Go on Tom, prove to us that you’re not a sissy,” that was Dick taunting Tom.

“But we might be caught,” said Tom quietly.

“I’ll keep watch,” promised Dick.

So Tom climbed up the tree and took a couple of eggs from the bird’s nest. He passed them to Dick who ran away with them.

“Wait for me, “Tom as he grasp for air.

He was tired and felt guilty for taking those eggs that he cried himself to sleep by the hay.

When he woke up, it was nearly dark so he went back home for his dinner.

For: Thur Picture Prompt #31

Yeah, OK, So, I Lost My Money, Teeth and Skirt – Wordle 215



I lost all my money in Las Vegas
I asked my friends and they were cheerless
Poor me, probably sell my organs
As my debt increases and deepens
A signal that I’ll be spending my life in bleakness

I lost my teeth when I ate that steak
And still, I wasn’t able to taste that cake
I’ve lost my cell phone, too
And I think I caught a flu
Blame my DNA, doesn’t give me a break

I lost my skirt after swimming in the pond
I looked everywhere but nowhere to be found
I even looked up the tower
As I heard the cat purred
Before they catch me, I’d better abscond

by brenda warren

by brenda warren

For: Yeah, OK, so, I lost my bra and Wordle #215