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Posts from the ‘Challenges’ Category

Keys – Senryu

This Senryu was written for I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu.

Piano Haiku

Music from the past

Broken keys once played with love

Lonely forgotten

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

 

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Toronto Blues

This post is for July Blues over at BeckyB’s.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada Image by Susan Zutautas

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CN Tower, Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Image by Susan Zutautas

 

 

 

The Koala’s Picnic – Flash Fiction

This flash fiction of 99 words was written for a challenge over at Carrot Ranch. The prompt word being: KOALA

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“The wombats are coming, Mama,” said joey koala all excited after waking up from his nap.

“Yes, they are dear now would you help me set up the picnic table for the feast.”

“When are they going to get here mama?”

“They should be here shortly. They move much faster than we’re able, so I’d say sooner than later.”

“Here put this plate of tussock beside the eucalyptus leaves and then we’re going to tidy up before everyone gets here.”

When the wombats arrived they all mulled around the picnic table enjoying the food before starting to play games.

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

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Mama koala with joey

 

The closest relative to the koala is the wombat. The females both have pouches making them marsupials and both are herbivores. The koala’s life expectancy is 10 – 15 years and the wombat’s usually live 5 years.

Wombat

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JJ Harrison (jjharrison89@facebook.com) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

Flowering Ash Tree

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Photo by Susan Zutautas

This picture is for FOTD or Flower of the Day over at Cee’s Photo Challenges.

 

 

 

A Lucky Day

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Image by tookapic from Pixabay

I’m feeling lucky today so let’s go to the casino.

Nah, I never win, and my horoscope says my money is low, but you can go, I don’t mind staying home.

Just for half an hour, come with me and I’ll buy you a beer.

We went and a slot machine had my attention, so I had to play it, but the twenty I put in rapidly went down.

See, what did I tell you, I never win, I have no luck at all.

Then on the last spin, the machine burst into wild spins and ended up paying $220.00.

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This Six Sentence Story was written for a challenge over at Denise’s. This weeks word prompt is “BURST”

Pink Wild Roses

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My wild roses share a spot in the garden with some of my hostas. This year has been the best year yet for the roses.

This post is for Cee’s FOTD challenge.

Beer Blues

This post is for July Blues over at Becky B’s.

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Anyone that knows me knows that I love my beer. One of my favorites is Belgian Moon (in the USA it’s called Blue Moon) but I can’t seem to find it anywhere except Walmart and Zehrs grocery store. For some odd reason, the liquor and beer stores do not sell it here in Orillia yet it’s a popular beer at local restaurants and bars.

 

 

 

Korean Dish – July Blues

This photo (square) is for Becky’s July Blues challenge.

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My girlfriend had gone over to South Korea a number of years ago and brought this little dish home for me. It sits on my kitchen counter and reminds me of her.

 

 

Persistence Pays Off

This weeks challenge is “Language”

 

 

French was not a favorite subject of Katie’s and she hated the homework that went with the class.

She’d bring home her homework and her mother would always insist on helping her with French as she was failing the class. Her mother would make her write out un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six, and so on until she’d hit one hundred. Katie did this for a month hating her mother for making her do this.

Then there was practicing the language itself. Not only did Katie have to write out sentences, but she also had to memorize them and translate them into English.

At the end of the school year, Katie received an award in French for “Most Improved French Student”. Everything her mother made her do, paid off in the end with persistence.

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Spellbound

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Image by Bing N. from Pixabay

 

I sat in silence staring across the room

My heart a flutter as I assumed

You were alone and staring back at me

Never had I felt to this degree

Never did I ever foresee

What was about to happen to me

There was no doubt at all

All that I felt was enthral

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

This was written for Sammi Cox – Weekend Writing Prompt #113.