(Extra)ordinary – Photo Challenge

Mundane and meaningful objects. Beautiful everyday things. This week, surprise us with something or someone (extra)ordinary.

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For: (Extra)ordinary

The Life of a Seaman – FFfAW-Week of 10-13-2015

Providing our photo prompt this week is Sonya, author of the blog, “Only 100 Words.” Thank you Sonya!

Providing our photo prompt this week is Sonya, author of the blog, “Only 100 Words.” Thank you Sonya!

“One week from now and I’ll be home again,” mused Juan as he finished his work in the engine. It has been 5 months when he was last home. So he’d go home for a month or so, do some other training needed before he goes back to his ship. That has been his life since he was 20. He finished his Marine Engineering and has seen his promotion as the years went by. Now, he could say that he’s reached what he wanted to reach, being the Chief Engineer. But then, he also made a lot of sacrifices for his family, he misses them and they miss him terribly. The children are growing without his physical presence. They see each other 2 or 3 times a year, with just a month each time. Ah, such is the life of a seaman.

For: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers


Amsterdam – Our World Tuesday

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Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are 400km of cycle paths.