Tea, Gossip & Sin

Word Of The Day Challenge – Tea

Your Daily Word Prompt – Omit – April 23, 2019

Light Motiffs Three Things Challenge PL68 – Today’s prompt: black, hotel, cheater.

Titanic Check out those hats!

Every Wednesday morning after Bible study

the wives of the church leadership get together

at the local but for the “very elite only” hotel

for their weekly tea, gossip and sin session

where they talk about the sinners who don’t

measure up to their superior religious ways.

 

The requirement to join if worthy to be in their presence

was to take a vow to always drink only organic tea

with an absolute must to forever omit the refined sugar

drinking the tea with an all natural eloquence

proclaiming that the reason for this unusual vow

is to maintain what they call their “dainty figures.”

 

Now, there was a new wealthy member of the church

who appeared to meet the high standards required to

be invited to come and join their tea drinking clique.

 

At first all was going well then the ladies noticed

that the new woman’s figure was not remaining “dainty”

so they decided to find out what was going on…

it turns out she has been a cheater with a dark secret

she’s been drinking non-organic tea swimming in

an ocean of refined sugar every day at home!

 

When the ladies saw this they took a picture of her

and posted it on the church’s Facebook page, and then,

they of course black balled her from the tea drinking clique!

 

The poor woman had to spend every single Sunday living

down the humiliation of her sugar-tea addiction.

Oh the sin of it all!

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Photo Credit:  Pinterest

 

Bestowed

Light Motiffs II – Three Things Challenge: PL55

Today’s prompt: shepherd, flame, comma

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #22

Every Wednesday I post a photo and You respond with something CREATIVE.

dry wash lane

Blessed is this broken road

I have walked for untold years

that carries in it a multitude of tears

so many pieces of my heart shattered

and scattered along the way until comma

the Shepherd’s flame welded this heart

back together and gave it a new start

yes, it still endures the cuts that bleed

but scars are the jewels of this heart’s creed

that now travels the straight, solid road

where peace and tender lovingkindness is bestowed.

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Word Count: 78

Sweetless At Midnight

Light Motiffs II – Three Things Challenge PL49 

 Every day at 10PM (PST) I will post three seemingly unconnected things that will, hopefully, ignite your muse. You don’t have to use all three things if you don’t want to. There are no restrictions on length, style, genre, or anything. Simply read the prompt, see where your muse takes you, and bring us along for the ride.  Today’s prompt: midnight, sweatshirt, application.

The Haunted Wordsmith Story Starter Challenge & Elemental Writing Challenge

Story Starter Prompt:  “It was our darkest hour.”

Elemental Writing Challenge: For this challenge, we will explore one of the four elements: air, earth, water, fire.  This week’s focus is AIR.

Today’s word and image:

Frigid

It was our darkest hour of our marriage

for five years we had been saving and planning

our very special midnight rendezvous of sweet lovin’

to celebrate our twentieth wedding anniversary

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The resort we chose was well known for all its

tropical delights including everyday warm sunshine

but when we arrived there and settled in…

suddenly, we were blasted with the

frigid air of an unexpected freak Winter storm

killing all the anticipation we had built up over the five years

and alas, we had to enact the application of

sweatshirts and sweatpants because

this tropical resort has no heaters installed in the rooms

which left us completely sweetless at midnight!

~ * ~

Sidestepped Agony

Light Motifs II Three Things Challenge PL41

Welcome to the Three Things Challenge. Every day at 10PM (PST) I will post three seemingly unconnected things that will, hopefully, ignite your muse. You don’t have to use all three things if you don’t want to. There are no restrictions on length, style, genre, or anything. Simply read the prompt, see where your muse takes you, and bring us along for the ride.

Today’s prompt: tears, grass, hologram

Sidestepped Agony

She enters through the gate

to her secret place in the grass meadow

not suspecting today would come to her

a different long awaited fate

as she does every other day

she laid down on her back

and looked to the clouds display

to tell her their daily story

through their vast shapes

suddenly, a fright came to her

as a hologram appeared in the cloudscape

reflecting the true condition of her heart

a pain that cut to deep to face at the time

that her denial would help to thwart

but alas, she could no longer

run or hide for the lingering pain

refused to be silent…

and by this she could not restrain

the tears that had to be wept

for the agony, she had, so long sidestepped.

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Photo Credit:  Pixabay

Guacamole Love

Paula’s Three Things Challenge

Today’s prompt: charisma, guacamole, rose

Avocado Decoration

Guacamole love smooth and creamy

with its bites of charisma’s spice

and the sumptuous fragrance

of a deep crimson Munstead Wood rose

with its thorns of passion that prick

the heart and cause it to bleed pain’s tears

for there is no true love

without the pain of caring

and if one has found this

cherish it forever

tis a rare and unique love

lasting and enduring through all time

instead of weak and fleeting

it is not selfish but instead

loves another more than itself

and never lets go.

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Photo Credit:  boredpanda