Pumpkin Stalk?

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Photo: Amitai Asif

 

Pumpkin patch

Pumpkin hill

In pigtails

Overkill

And some weed

In the back

Growing beanstalk

For Jack?

 

For Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge

 

Drive-Thru

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

It is not everyday

You see ostrich crew

Arrive for your order

At the Drive-Thru,

Or have zebras peek in

To ensure you are pleased

Beating deer to the chase

To customers’ ease.

 

 

For Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge

 

A Bit Eccentric

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Photo: Inbar Asif

 

He may be a bit eccentric

And his music may be bold,

But his mama will be happy

That his head will not be cold,

That someone is watching over

Just in case he should be told,

That it is time to eat the snack

Before his energy will fold.

 

 

Merriam-Webster’s word for July 7, 2018:

Eccentric

This post continues the blogging challenge in which Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day, serves as inspiration a-la the “Daily Prompt.”

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Six Words Are Not Quite Enough

 

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Six striped empty tables in Berlin; Photo: Inbar Asif

 

Six words are not quite enough

For me who lengthy rhymes adore

So instead of words to doff

I’ll celebrate with six times four.

 

 

For The Six Word Saturday Challenge

 

Hold Fire

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

Not exactly preventive

And yet he sure looks to me

Like Smokey Bear’s evil cousin

Holding fires to be.

 

 

For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Aladdin

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Photo: Osnat Halperin-Barlev

 

Did Aladdin forget you

On the shore

Of this lake,

Or did he just land

For a quick dip

To take?

 

 

For Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge

 

Bedizened

Victorian Tea Party

Photo: The Mid-life Woman

 

She twirls this way and back again

Jingling beads fit for a reign

Tuto flying

Boas, too.

Joyfully bedizened

To wazoo.

 

Merriam-Webster’s word for June 27, 2018:

Bedizen

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Market Day

PHOTO PROMPT © Fatima Fakier Deria

 

“Where is that boy?” Hassan demanded.

“I sent your son to your father,” Um-Ali responded from below.

Her voice was calm in the way that often enraged him. As if she’s talking to a baby, he fumed.

“What were you thinking?!” he exploded. “You know I need him on market day!”

“I know you need help on market day,” she stated. “I called Mustafa.”

Her brother. Lord of bossy annoyance. Hassan glowered at his wife.

She chuckled. “You look exactly as Ali had this morning when he thought he’d have to go with you.”

 

 

For Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers June-22-2018

Cookie Share

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Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

 

“Now it’s my turn to ask you a question,” she said. “And you have to answer.”

“Fair enough,” I smiled. After all, I’d just subjected this child to a long list of questions to which she had to respond.

“What if,” she began, twinkle-eyed, “you had only one cookie, but you needed to share it with fifty kids?”

“Hmm …” I pondered. “That’s a tough one. One cookie only?”

“Yep!” She raised her eyebrows in satisfaction at what had to be my stupefied expression.

“Can I hand out something else instead?” I bargained.

“Nope. One cookie, fifty kids.” The eight-year-old was utterly too pleased with herself.

I smelled a rat but I wasn’t going to show it. She’d earned this after soldiering on through the difficult portions of the testing battery. “I give up.” I raised my hands in surrender. “I don’t see how I can split one cookie between fifty kids.”

“I never said how big the cookie had to be, did I?” she chortled. “If you have a gigantic humongous cookie it would be easy peasy to have everyone share it!”

 

 

For Cee’s Share Your World June-18-2018

Jabberwocky

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

If the spoot

Got your boot

And the ptuk

Stole your truck,

It is time to call

A glonky

To clean up

This jabberwocky.

 

 

Merriam-Webster’s word for June 18, 2018:

Jabberwocky

This post continues the blogging challenge in which Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day, serves as inspiration a-la the “Daily Prompt.”

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