Lighter Mornings/Longer Evenings

Dale offers the prompt “lighter mornings/longer evenings” for this week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Below is my favorite morning photo. It is like a burst of fresh light in my mind.

The final two photos are of evenings. The last one was taken last night about 8 PM.

Sunrise with two birds
Sunrise with two birds
Full moon
Regent Parkway, Fort Mill, SC

Valet—Six Sentence Story

Steven woke from his misadventures in the caverns of Blislisnis lying on the ground by the tents of the homeless where the Caverns Valet Service sometimes parked people who were still alive. After regaining consciousness he asked a man sitting nearby how he got there.

“You must have called upon the name of the Lord,” the man answered, “but they told me to tell you they got tired of feeding you like a dog.”

Steven noticed that his wallet and keys were missing and his phone was smashed.

“Don’t go back to those caverns, son,” the man said.

Steven left the man walking in a direction that seemed as good as any to reach home if he would only persist this time in going there.


Denise offers the word “valet” to be used in this week’s Six Sentence Stories. Steven’s story continues from last week. It will be completed next week.

Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Thread—Six Sentence Story

Steven followed the thread until it broke which made him worry that he might not be able to find his way home. Fear of shame kept him from crying out for help since he had no business being where he was.

The creatures from the caverns of Blislisnis where he went to waste his time approached to collect additional fees. They lured him back to the pleasure rooms of their little Babylon by offering him piece after piece of wormy delights like one might lure a largish dog when it refuses to go where you want it to.

Forgetting that he dreadfully wanted to leave only moments ago Steven lapped up morsel after morsel consuming as much of the delicacy as they would allow him to eat. With him secured deep inside his accusers, those scornful, lying mockers, induced him to vomit, surrounded him with derision and gloated that now he could never leave.


Denise offers the prompt word “thread” for this week’s Six Sentence Stories. Steven’s story continues from last week and will continue next week. I don’t have the heart to leave him in Blislisnis.

Romans 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts…


Cabbage Plant and Purple Pea Blossom Against a White Fence

Art For Art’s Sake

Dale offers the prompt “art for art’s sake” for this week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

I took the two photos below of ancient flooring inside a structure in Jerusalem. I cropped and adjusted the color and brightness of the originals. Outside of making sure the horizon or other flat surface, if there is one in a photo, looks flat that is all I normally do to photos.

If you forget what these are photos of, hopefully they might be viewed as abstract art or art for art’s sake.

Little and Large

Dale offers the prompt “little and large” for this week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

The grasshopper sat still for a photo. The table was at a cate in Manitou Springs, Colorado. That is the photo of what is little.

A mile of so away begins the Barr Trail that leads to Pikes Peak. The second photo is a view from that trail showing what is large.

Grasshopper, Manitou Springs, Colorado
Barr Trail to Pikes Peak

It’s Spring

Dale offers the prompt “it’s spring” for this week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

The first photos are of rabbits born in a large outdoor flower pot. They soon all hopped away. I think I saw the mother rabbit earlier that year look in on them hoping they were all right.

The second photo is of an Indiana corn field that had been harvested in the autumn and was now waiting to be prepared to be planted again likely with soybeans to help replenish the ground with nitrogen.

Baby Rabbits
Baby Rabbits
Indiana Harvested Corn Field in the Spring

Silk – Six Sentence Story

Not having made a meme before Richard searched the internet for tools that would make one for him. Finding a few he sniffed his nose at he decided to do it the hard way and write his own code.

That exercise kept him merrily preoccupied for weeks. Once he figured out which package to use and which options to apply he realized how smooth as silk easy it was to put words and images together.

With all that procrastination out of the way Richard ran up against a problem even an internet search couldn’t answer. He couldn’t think of anything snarky enough to give him a wicked giggle that wouldn’t eventually make him regret he posted the meme in the first place.


Denise offers the prompt word “silk” to be used in this week’s Six Sentence Stories.

Out in the Country

Dale offers the prompt “out in the country” for this week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

The first photo was taken along a rural road in northwestern Indiana near the farm where I grew up. This is an agriculturally productive land out in the country where corn, soybeans and hay are raised on nearly fat fields.

The second photo is from a park in Colorado Springs providing a view of the mountains. In the distance is Pikes Peak. In the middle of the photo, if you know what you’re looking for, you can see the upright sedimentary rock formations known as “Garden of the Gods”. This is country also, but more mountainous than that in Indiana.

Spring Storm
Spring Storm, Northwestern Indiana
Pikes Peak from Colorado Springs
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