Hard At Work

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Original Photo: Osnat Halperin-Barlev

 

Climb the mountainous

Martian landscape,

Big wheels strong

In the sandbox.

Come and rescue

The poor shovel,

Buried amidst alien

Rocks.

 

 

For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Plastic

 

Mighty Minion

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epstein

 

If your party is pure happy

And your Mama’s talents

Flow,

There is nothing like a minion

To give your day a mighty

Go.

 

 

For the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Birthday

 

Pink Elephant

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Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

There’s a very pink

Elephant on the sidewalk

With nail polish

Half done.

Children stare

Babies point

But many others walk on.

As in many a living room

Where elephants silently stand,

Perhaps New York City adults

Aren’t easily stunned.

 

For Square in September

 

School’s Out

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Photo: Adi Rozen-Zvi

 

When the last class

Let’s out

A world away

In monk school,

Or New York City’s

Next block,

Teachers

And play-ready

Children

Heft their bags

Smile to match.

 

 

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Red

 

Bedtime for Luna


PHOTO PROMPT © Gah Learner

 

“So, remember,” her hand on the door’s handle. “Bedtime at 9, only one treat, brush your teeth.”

“And no opening the door for anyone,” he intoned.

At least it got him a smile. There weren’t many of them of late.

She tucked an errant lock of hair behind an ear and suddenly he couldn’t stand it.

“When will you be back?” He knew. He had to ask.

She glanced at the window. The court-order weighed heavy on her mind.

“When Luna goes to bed behind the mountain, I’ll be home.”

For the last time.

 

 

For Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers

 

Stories We Tell

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

And the stories that we tell

To small ones under

Good tales’ spell

Become the fabric

That unveils

The yarns they’ll spin

Or might dispel.

 

For the SYW-Revisited Challenge

 

 

Summertime

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Photo: Osnat Halperin-Barlev

 

Evening comes.

Sun slides down

Child at play

Lapping light

Close at hand:

Summertime.

 

 

For the Weekly Photo Challenge: Summertime

 

 

Gramma’s Right

PHOTO PROMPT © Nathan Sowers

 

“You can come with me,” she insisted.

“Mazie,” I sighed. “You’re old enough to know not to take Gramma’s stories literally.”

The seven-year-old shrugged, and the new pixie cut she’d insisted on and which took away the curls I so adored, glinted in the light.

She glanced at the dilapidated building, then at me. Her face was inscrutable. Was she hesitant or exasperated? Perhaps both?

The moment stretched.

“Gramma’s right,” she sputtered. “You’re too stubborn for your own good.”

And she stepped through the mirror, onto grass, and disappeared into the shack.

 

 

For Friday Fictioneers: August 31 2018

 

Workshop’s Assistant

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Photo: Osnat Halperin-Barlev

 

When the books need a home

And a baby needs tending

There’s a case to be made

To setting the workshop’s

Assistant

Right in it.

 

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Workshop

 

 

Come Play!

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Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

My pink shoes are a mess

But I’m in no distress.

I have been in the dust

For elephants it’s a must.

I’m a fierce one, you see

Will you come play with me?

 

 

For the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Play