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Cork Screw

Cork Screw

he called her ‘honey’
after he’d had too much wine
it made her skin crawl
dry with a tinge bittersweet
he never said it sober


A Tanka for Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, prompt words, Honey & Wine.

Twittering Tales #6 – 30 November 2016


Bet you thought I forgot! Nope. Well maybe just a little, until today. So let’s get to it!

About the challenge:  Each Tuesday I will provide a prompt, and your mission, if you choose to play along, is to tell a story based on that prompt in 140 characters or less.

If you accept the challenge, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale. A final note: if you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at charactercountonline.com.

I will do a roundup each Tuesday, along with providing us a new prompt.

Have Fun! 🙂

Here are the results for Twittering Tales #5 based on this photograph from last week. We have some new folks joining the fun!


From Kathryn at another foodie blogger:

What are the chances of running out of gas next to an identical car and packs on top that also ran out of gas in the middle of nowhere?
(135 Characters)

Kiwinana at Ramblings of a Writer:

Racing across the desert heading towards the skyline who’s going to make it before the fuel runs out?

Winner is the one who finds the exit.
(138 Characters)

and from me:

“Siri said to turn right.”

“Great! Since Siri is so smart, try asking her where we are!”

“Siri, where are we?”

Siri Answered: “Hell if I know!”
(140 Characters)

Thanks to everyone who played last week! See this week’s prompt photo below:


“Rosé” by cyclonebill from Copenhagen, Denmark at Wikimedia Commons.

After an hour Sue realized she’d been stood up. She ordered more wine, noticing an attractive stranger at the bar. “You’ll do,” she thought.

kat ~ 30 November 2016
(140 Characters)


Magnetic Poetry Monday – 18 July 2016

Happy Monday! I tried a new kit at MagneticPoetry online…The Mustache Kit. And to make it extra challenging, I decided to do a Haiku.  I give you “Smooth Operator!” This was too fun!  Have a great week! 🙂



smooth operator

wine makes some cool dudes
intriguingly impressive
at fuzzy poetry!

kat ~ 18 July 2016

Purple Haze

Recently, I made the mistake of leaving an open bottle of wine on the table. Soft-hearted sap that I am, I decided not to pen the dogs while I did some last minute Christmas shopping for snow ski’s for my grandson.

As you might imagine I came home to a royal mess, no doubt masterminded by the cat. Fluffy, that’s his name, don’t judge, managed to tip the wine bottle over the edge of the table sending a flow of purple drink into the waiting chops of my pups. (By pups, I am talking about 150 pounds plus of rowdy mastiff energy EACH…but I digress.)

Maxwell and Winston got slightly whizzed and started feverishly spinning the bottle like a toy. The wine that was still in the bottle left lovely impressionistic smatterings on the walls of my parlor as well as giving our Sun Conure, Mr. Bean a lavender makeover.

Of course these clueless blokes had no idea that they had just been duped by the cat, who sat smugly aloft on the mantle watching the whole scene as I entered the house.

I was greeted by Maxwell and Winston’s usual slobbery kisses and machete-like tails bashing my thighs…and the indignant bobbing and squawking of Mr. Bean. I had to smile. It WAS my fault after all.

Back to the store for more wine…for me this time. Dogs penned, everything in its place. I may decide to keep the artwork in my parlor. It’s growing on me. I think I’ll call it “Purple Haze!”

kat ~ 1 January 2016
(260 Words/Flash Fiction/Genre: Humor)

And…if you believe that this little flash of a story is true…then I have done my job! 🙂 Thank you Ronovan for kicking off the New Year with a wonderful challenge. I managed to use ALL of your prompt words. And I do hope the result has been a fun read for everyone. If you would like to read other stories or enter your own using the prompt words: dog, cat, toy, fever, ski, fluffy, machete, and purple drink, click HERE. Have a great Friday!

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