Picture it & Write

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Picture it & Write is a weekly creative writing prompt. We invite people to join in by commenting with a work of fiction to accompany the image; it doesn’t have to follow my story or reflect the same themes. It can be a poem or in a different language (please provide a translation).

Please continue to write however you’re inspired, but add a tag to the beginning of your post if there’s mature content in order to keep Picture it & Write an engaging event for all of our followers.

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I stand at a precipice, frozen. I’ve spent my life walking through life, tilted backwards. Instead of acting, I am pulled along. I resist. Pressures all around me, push and pull. I stay in jobs I hate. I only went to college because my parents made me. If I was running a 5K, I’d be that person whose dog is doing all of the work for them. But that is not what people see. People see me standing straight. I am at the top of a platform, victorious. They do not see my struggles. I only let them see my successes.

Eliabeth Hawthorne

Picture it & Write now supports The Girl Effect, a movement empowering girls to break the cycle of poverty in their communities, countries, and world. All profits from the publication are donated to this cause. Everyone is welcome to use the button, just link them back to the Picture it & Write category or Ermiliablog! :) Share your love for Picture it & write on your blog with the image below. Be proud, and stylish ;) !

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Picture it & Write

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Picture it & Write is a weekly creative writing prompt. We invite people to join in by commenting with a work of fiction to accompany the image; it doesn’t have to follow my story or reflect the same themes. It can be a poem or in a different language (please provide a translation).

Please continue to write however you’re inspired, but add a tag to the beginning of your post if there’s mature content in order to keep Picture it & Write an engaging event for all of our followers.

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“A bird may love a fish senor, but where would they live?”

A quote from Ever After played in my mind when I saw the juxtaposition of wood stepping stones embedded in the gravel. My mind began to picture the type of person who once lived here: an artist too consumed by work to worry about keeping grass alive. Whomever lived here saw the world in a different way. It was too bad the house was foreclosed. As I confirmed an offer, I wondered what happened to the former owner.

Eliabeth Hawthorne

Picture it & Write now supports The Girl Effect, a movement empowering girls to break the cycle of poverty in their communities, countries, and world. All profits from the publication are donated to this cause. Everyone is welcome to use the button, just link them back to the Picture it & Write category or Ermiliablog! :) Share your love for Picture it & write on your blog with the image below. Be proud, and stylish ;) !

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Picture it & Write

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Happy Easter everyone!

Picture it & Write is a weekly creative writing prompt. We invite people to join in by commenting with a work of fiction to accompany the image; it doesn’t have to follow my story or reflect the same themes. It can be a poem or in a different language (please provide a translation).

Please continue to write however you’re inspired, but add a tag to the beginning of your post if there’s mature content in order to keep Picture it & Write an engaging event for all of our followers.

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“Mummy, they are two high Mummy!”

“Those are special eggs.”

I listened without taking my eyes off my book. Not only did I not enjoy screaming children, I didn’t think Easter should be about eggs and chocolate bunnies. Easter was about cleaning up after yourself, spring cleaning, renewal and all that jazz. Maybe if stupid “spring forward” daylight savings or non-daylight savings hadn’t just happened, maybe I’d be more tolerant of over-sugared children.

Eliabeth Hawthorne

Picture it & Write now supports The Girl Effect, a movement empowering girls to break the cycle of poverty in their communities, countries, and world. All profits from the publication are donated to this cause. Everyone is welcome to use the button, just link them back to the Picture it & Write category or Ermiliablog! :) Share your love for Picture it & write on your blog with the image below. Be proud, and stylish ;) !

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Picture it & Write

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Picture it & Write is a weekly creative writing prompt. We invite people to join in by commenting with a work of fiction to accompany the image; it doesn’t have to follow my story or reflect the same themes. It can be a poem or in a different language (please provide a translation).

Please continue to write however you’re inspired, but add a tag to the beginning of your post if there’s mature content in order to keep Picture it & Write an engaging event for all of our followers.

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I am not a morning person. Never have been, never will be. Can you see this face? This is my “I take coffee right now” face. Don’t you be touching my drawer; this is my drawer. It may be small, but it’s cozy and it’s mine. Now slave, go make my coffee and sprinkle it with catnip.

Eliabeth Hawthorne

Picture it & Write now supports The Girl Effect, a movement empowering girls to break the cycle of poverty in their communities, countries, and world. All profits from the publication are donated to this cause. Everyone is welcome to use the button, just link them back to the Picture it & Write category or Ermiliablog! :) Share your love for Picture it & write on your blog with the image below. Be proud, and stylish ;) !

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Picture it & Write is a weekly creative writing prompt. We invite people to join in by commenting with a work of fiction to accompany the image; it doesn’t have to follow my story or reflect the same themes. It can be a poem or in a different language (please provide a translation).

Please continue to write however you’re inspired, but add a tag to the beginning of your post if there’s mature content in order to keep Picture it & Write an engaging event for all of our followers.

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They tell me otters rape baby seals. They tell me my uncle lied to me, catfished me. They tell me squirrels are just rats with fuzzy tails. These statements, these “truths” do not work for me. Knowing them does not make me happy; knowing them does not affect my daily life. And so I intentionally forget that any of it is true. I design the world I want to live in. I create a world of magic and illusion. Everyone chooses what to believe. They choose whether or not to believe in religion, Fate, magic, vampires, the end of the world. I choose to think that squirrels have nothing to do with rats.

Eliabeth Hawthorne

Picture it & Write now supports The Girl Effect, a movement empowering girls to break the cycle of poverty in their communities, countries, and world. All profits from the publication are donated to this cause. Everyone is welcome to use the button, just link them back to the Picture it & Write category or Ermiliablog! :) Share your love for Picture it & write on your blog with the image below. Be proud, and stylish ;) !

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Picture it & Write is a weekly creative writing prompt. We invite people to join in by commenting with a work of fiction to accompany the image; it doesn’t have to follow my story or reflect the same themes. It can be a poem or in a different language (please provide a translation).

Please continue to write however you’re inspired, but add a tag to the beginning of your post if there’s mature content in order to keep Picture it & Write an engaging event for all of our followers.

 

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“How come you get all that room, just the two of you. We are crammed in here like sardines.”

“Because we contour cheeks and she doesn’t care about you. Her glasses hide the eye shadow.”

“Shows what you know,” the cotton swabs called down. “She just got contacts.”

Eliabeth Hawthorne

Picture it & Write now supports The Girl Effect, a movement empowering girls to break the cycle of poverty in their communities, countries, and world. All profits from the publication are donated to this cause. Everyone is welcome to use the button, just link them back to the Picture it & Write category or Ermiliablog! :) Share your love for Picture it & write on your blog with the image below. Be proud, and stylish ;) !

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Picture it & Write is a weekly creative writing prompt. We invite people to join in by commenting with a work of fiction to accompany the image; it doesn’t have to follow my story or reflect the same themes. It can be a poem or in a different language (please provide a translation).

Please continue to write however you’re inspired, but add a tag to the beginning of your post if there’s mature content in order to keep Picture it & Write an engaging event for all of our followers.

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When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you notice your flaws, do you exaggerate them? Do you think you are fat when in reality you are thin? Or is the opposite true? Do you think you are better than you are? Do you put yourself on a pedestal, one undeserved. Or does your reflection show your true self? Do you see your deepest darkest desires? Do you see yourself with a new pair of socks?

Eliabeth Hawthorne

Picture it & Write now supports The Girl Effect, a movement empowering girls to break the cycle of poverty in their communities, countries, and world. All profits from the publication are donated to this cause. Everyone is welcome to use the button, just link them back to the Picture it & Write category or Ermiliablog! :) Share your love for Picture it & write on your blog with the image below. Be proud, and stylish ;) !

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Picture it & Write is a weekly creative writing prompt. We invite people to join in by commenting with a work of fiction to accompany the image; it doesn’t have to follow my story or reflect the same themes. It can be a poem or in a different language (please provide a translation).

Please continue to write however you’re inspired, but add a tag to the beginning of your post if there’s mature content in order to keep Picture it & Write an engaging event for all of our followers.

mermaid-fins

“What do you think you’re doing?”

“Bury me!”

“What are you, five?”

“22. I’m such a tourist.”

“No, tourists don’t ask to be buried in the sand. You’re just weird.”

I look behind me, trying not to be obvious about the fact I’ve been eavesdropping. The girl is long and lanky. I would have been able to keep my face poised except that she is wearing mermaid fins as she shouts her commands.

Eliabeth Hawthorne

Picture it & Write now supports The Girl Effect, a movement empowering girls to break the cycle of poverty in their communities, countries, and world. All profits from the publication are donated to this cause. Everyone is welcome to use the button, just link them back to the Picture it & Write category or Ermiliablog! :) Share your love for Picture it & write on your blog with the image below. Be proud, and stylish ;) !

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Book Review: Maskerade by Terry Pratchett

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Maskerade

Discworld #18, Witches #5

by Terry Pratchett

genre: fantasy, mystery

Summary from Goodreads

Maskerade by Terry PratchettGranny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, the Discworld’s greatest witches, are back for an innocent night at the opera. Naturally there’s going to be trouble, but at the same time there’ll be a good evening’s entertainment with murders that you can really hum to.
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Book Review: Fattypuffs and Thinifers by André Maurois

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Fattypuffs And Thinifers

by André Maurois

genre: young adult, political satire

Summary from Goodreads

fattypuffs and thinnifers‘If you go on eating like that you’ll turn into a real Fattypuff,’ thin Mr Double said to his plump son Edmund. He was right, for when Edmund and Terry found the secret staircase in the wood which led to the underground countries, Edmund had to go with the Fattypuffs to their city, where people were huge and happy and ate all day long, while Terry went off with the Thinifers, who were as spiky and prickly as their city. And it took a war as well as a lot of argument before the boys could teach them to agree about anything.
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