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How Much Farther

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This was written for today’s FOWC With Fandango or Fandango’s One Word Challenge. Today’s word is “MAP”. 

My dad and I were traveling from Montreal to Los Angeles and I was the map reader. This was many years ago. When I think back now about it I have to laugh. Dad would ask how much farther to the next city and I’d look at the map and instead of answering him with the number of miles to go I would show him with my thumb and index finger and say about this far.

 

 

Twins

This week the topic is Two of Anything.

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My Twin Boys

 

To see my twins growing up please click here. 

Fog Haiku

This haiku was inspired by a photo taken by my good friend Bill Holland.

Fog is misconstrued

Some call fog smog and it’s not

Only Similar

 

Smog is pollution

Fog, natures droplets in air

A big difference

 

Smog can be eerie

Mysteriously unknown

What is out of view

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Sense Nonsense

This was written for Tale Weaver #252.

This week is a nonsense week and your task is to make up a story/poem in which you explore what you think the word means.

There is no ‘right’ answer but rather an exercise in using your creativity to create a believable tale.

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In my province,

     there’s lots of nonsense

Premier Doug Ford

    must have been bored

    When he announced

    Beer at a discount

A buck- a- beer

    isn’t too dear

He promised tax relief

   Vote for me, I’ll be your chief

Hydro bills lowered by 12 percent

   I’d like to know where that promise went

His plan to cut teaching positions

   Will have our schools in terrible conditions

This is all nonsense as you can see

This is what the word means to me

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

 

Tall Tales Flash Fiction

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Image by Monika Schröder from Pixabay 

 

Mama, Mama, my finger hurts, cried Bobby.

Let’s have a look at it. Oh, a little splinter, we must get that out before it festers.

How?

I’ll need my tweezers and magnifying glass but first, we’ll put a little rubbing alcohol on it.

That’s gonna hurt. I think I’ll just keep the splinter.

If we don’t get it out of there it will travel through your body.

Bobby giggles.

Once in your bloodstream, it will travel to your heart and kill you.

Bobby gasps.

Years later, when he was a doctor he’d smile whenever he thought of that splinter.

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

The Eagle Haiku

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Watching for his meal

He sits high upon his perch

Ready to take flight

 

This majestic bird

Has a wingspan of eight feet

Powerfully fast

 

Lives up to twenty

A natural carnivore

Can easily swim

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

This haiku was written for Crimson’s Creative Challenge #56.

Christmas Baking Shortbread

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Susan Zutautas

 

Christmastime is near

Sweet aroma of shortbread 

Fresh out of oven

 

One pound of butter

One cup of powdered sugar 

And four cups of flour

 

Christmas baking has begun and the first batch of shortbread cookies are out of the oven. Many more to bake over the following few weeks along with other goodies.  If you’d like to see the three recipes that I use every year please click here.

 

 

 

 

Snowflake Haiku

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The life of a snowflake was written for December 2019 Writing Prompts.

 

Gently falling down

Melting as they hit the ground

A snowflake no more

 

Whipping all around

Gathering on the ground

Cold Blanket surrounds

 

Playing in the snow

Catch a snowflake on your tongue

Tingling as it goes

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

 

 

 

This is in response to Fandango’s FOWC Challenge: RAPID

 

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The Hound

This was written for a Six Sentence Story challenge over at Denise’s.

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Come back here and link your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

PROMPT WORD:  POUND

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Image by GraphicMama-team from Pixabay

 

I heard a sound

I looked around

Guess what I found

Yes, a hound

Sitting proudly upon a mound

I sat beside him on the ground

© Susan Zutautas 2019