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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Palm Sunday Skywriting

How appropriate the Palm Sunday sky view from my front porch today!

Palm Sunday Skywriting


An airplane left its smoke trail of a cross against the clear blue sky. I share the view as well as the Haiku the plane's skywriting inspired.


PALM SUNDAY
©Ruth Cox

SUNDAY PASSOVER
JUST BLOWIN' SMOKE; SKYWRITING
A BIT O' SUNSHINE


Although I missed the Palm Sunday festivities with my church family today (I overslept.) I feel blessed by the view from my front porch.

Have you ever wondered how skywriting is done? Read more about it!

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Friday, December 1, 2017

In Memory of Mom

There is no excuse for domestic violence. There is no excuse for any form of family abuse.

By the hand of a man my mom's life was cut short and the lives of her children were changed forevermore.



Forty-two years ago on this day
Domestic abuse took my Mom away.
Loved ones, crying hearts know not silence—
No rhyme nor reason for the violence.
ARISE AGAINST ABUSE
©Ruth Cox


In memory of Mom I created this lovely ceramic ornament. This is a piece of my life that never gets packed nor put away after the seasonal holiday.



You, too, can create your own memorial ornament at Zazzle. You, too, can arise against abuse.


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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Front Porch Serenity Flash Fiction

I often sit on my front porch late at night, chasing serenity at the end of a day. This night was no exception. The day went by in a flash but that was quite alright for the night belongs to me.

I decided to see what was going on over at the Carrot Ranch. It has been a long while since I have visited with my friend Charli at her literary community. But of course, I immediately see a flash fiction challenge I cannot resist and the deadline is tomorrow!

I say to myself, "Oh joy, I work lunch and dinner tomorrow which means I must write to the prompt tonight!" I had to, I already had a picture story in my mind's eye.


Front Porch Serenity Steeple Chase

Carrot Ranch November 2, 2017 Prompt


Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge


In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a chair on a porch. Why is it there, and what might it mean? Think about using it as a prop or the main thrust of your story.


Serenity Steeple Chase

©Ruth Cox

In the dark of night while sitting alone on the front porch in an old rocking lawn chair I find I feel serenity. I need only look to the sky; chase the steeple with mine eyes.

Mesmerized by the sight of the light, I am mindful of the moment.

At the steeple of peace I stare as I rock to and fro in my chair. Back and forth, and once again.

I pause, listen to the nothingness in the still of the night.

Silence steals my serenity.

Come Sunday morning this girl's going to church!



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