Writers: A Challenge

Love, oh Love in “Five Words”

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The song you will have a chance to listen to below is the reason we have this particular challenge today, beautiful people. Every time I hear this song, my heart gets incredibly happy. I can’t help but smile and The Flamingos’ version is my favorite. I was sitting in my breakfast nook and the song tapped at my head and I had to pull up YouTube and give it about two to three listens. It never gets old. NEVER. 

It’s truly a classic that makes me think about love and how powerful love can be when you’ve found the one with whom you truly “only have eyes for”. It settles into my spirit, reminds me of the great times during love, and gives me hope that it does exist and can exist again for me. 

So, the challenge? Tell me about what love means to you or how you show love to others or what you love most about love, but do so using five words only.


Here’s mine:

Unburdened love
sweep me
away


Okay, writers. Please bring it! This is your challenge. What does love mean to you or how do you show love to others or what do you love most about love? Tell me using five words only. And have fun!


Sway with me . . . The Flamingos, I Only Have Eyes for You

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Writers: A Challenge

Naturally Weird “In Five Words”

Mushrooms. Photo Credit: Tremaine L. Loadholt

What you see before you are mushrooms growing in several different spots here in my apartment complex. We’ve had far too much rain recently and the ground opened up and spouted Earth’s funky looking fungus, so . . . I took a couple of photos.

I am not a lover of mushrooms, not even the edible kind. I don’t care for the texture or how they feel when chewed. Ick! I’ve always found them naturally weird. So, that’s the challenge. Tell me about something you think is “naturally weird” but using only five words.

Here’s mine:

mushroom invasion
perfect funky
fungi


What about you, writers? Can you handle this challenge? Be creative. Flaunt those skills. Tell me all about what you think is naturally weird but use just five words. Let’s do this, beautiful people!


Feel like dancing? I do too. Outkast, Morris Brown

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Writers: A Challenge

Nostalgia In “Five Words”

Griffith Park Bench. Photo Credit: Tremaine L. Loadholt

When I took Jaidynn to the park last week, I thought about all the fun my brothers used to have when I would take them to the park. And naturally, I thought even further back to the fun I had when I went to the park. There’s nothing like being a kid and sliding down the slide, swinging on a swing, climbing on the monkey bars, and tackling the jungle gym.

Watching Jaidy as she played took me to an extremely happy place. However, I had forgotten I don’t have nearly as much energy now as I did twenty and thirty years ago. Lol. 

So, I thought the theme for this week’s challenge should be “Nostalgia.” Take me back to your happy place or things you believe are nostalgic to you but do so using five words only.

Here’s mine:

summer fun
brings
back memories


Writers, come with it, please! Take me back, tell me of your past; instances that make you happy, or drum up nostalgic reflections, moments, etc. The challenge, though . . . Use only five words.


And now, the music. Missy Elliott, The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)

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Writers: A Challenge

Something New “In five words”

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Although I didn’t envision things taking place the way they are currently shaping in my life, I’m moving with the flow. After researching and bonding with my good friend Google, for three weeks, regarding apartments, I’ve found the place in which Jernee and I will spend the next two to three years. The search is over and I am relieved.

Not only will this be our new space, it’s on a totally different side of town but keeps me close to both Highway 421 and I-40 — two major connectors of travel to various places within Winston-Salem, NC, and outside of the city also. I am content. I am relieved. I dislike apartment hunting with a passion.

So, writers . . . what’s new in your world? Aside from the raging virus, I will now call “Headache of a Lifetime”, is anything fun taking place for you? Have you started a new career? Finally, launched your own business? What’s new in your world?!

Please share with us, but use five words only


Here’s mine:

new home found,
finally . . . relieved.

Writers, tell me what’s new in your world, but do so using only five words. You can do this! Bring that creative goodness to the building, people!


Feel good music? Yes, please. Suzanne Vega, Tom’s Diner

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Writers: A Challenge

Body Art: Yea or Nay “In Five Words”

#6 . . . Lotus tattoo, left wrist. Why? Because I always feel like my best self when I come out of the muck. Photo Credit: Nick, the artist at Art Attack in Winston-Salem, NC.

Some may love it. Some may hate it. Some are indifferent. Others probably just don’t care. What say you? Tell me your opinion on body art of any form. Do you have tattoos or multiple piercings or unique piercings or brandings of any kind? No? Let’s hear why.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion (of course), let’s be respectful, though . . . and creative.

Here’s mine:

Six unique pieces;
body museum.

Now, it’s your turn. Tell me what you love, like, dislike, or are often intrigued by regarding body art but using just five words.

Writers, please bring it!

You knew there’d be music. SNAP! The Power

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