Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt:  Limerence.  New words come into English all the time. Often they’re borrowed (stolen?) from other languages, words such as tsunami, boomerang and graupel. Sometimes they’re made up, like “limerence.” This word crossed my mind out of nowhere a couple of days ago, and I thought it might be fun (even if…

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Calliope and Ragabash

Calliope and Ragabash went walking hand in hand. All around the island they were searching for some land. Piles of phrases and scraps of speech Lay scattered cross the beach. Lonely punctuation and pictures partly drawn Wondered what had happened, where their careers had gone. They had heard the sirens, wondered what they’d meant They hadn’t […]

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RDP #9 : Ragabash

Ragtag Daily Prompt of the day : Ragabash Ragabash : scoundrel, ragamuffin, idle worthless fellow, shiftless disreputable person.  Mass noun: rabble or riff-raff Why?  I just love the way it sounds. ? Create a new post inspired by today’s prompt. Please tag it “RDP” and “Ragtag Daily Prompt”.  Also create a pingback to Ragabash (copying…

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A Pre Pickle?

Today’s featured photo is of one of my young cucumber plants. Its actually the only one that has survived a combination of hail and insects. I have some replanting to do if I want to have cucumbers this summer. I love fresh cucumbers, and I was hoping to make some pickles as well. We’ll see. […]

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Ragtag Daily Prompt #8: PICKLE

Today is June 8, and the Ragtag Daily Prompt is Pickle. Use it any way you like, link it back to this page and enjoy. To link, copy this:    and then paste it into your post with the link tool. If you put Ragtag Daily Prompt and RDP as tags, it will also…

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Lucy’s Birthday Bash!

Hello again, its me, Lucy One White, CENTENARIAN! Centenarian is a big word that means I am 100 years old. Yesterday was my birthday and I turned 20 years old in person years. The calculator for cat years says that means it is like a person being 100. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! Even though posts […]

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Before I bought my house 30 years ago, I had never heard of clematis. My house was new; I was starting from dirt in terms of landscaping. That first spring, my brother and I built a deck I had designed, and I was talking with some of the folks at my office about my plan […]

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Welcome to the Ragtag Community Blog.  This is the place where all our Ragtag Daily Prompts will be located, so it should be much easier for everyone to play along.  We are indebted to Leaping Toes from Oh Border! for establishing the Ragtag Community Blog for us and for you. Without further ado, here is…

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I. Ominous in its Anonymity, the threat Infiltrates my dream.   II, Uncertain about What it is and certain that It is unwanted.   III. Proofreading each page Of my thesis. When turned, the Words fall to the floor.   IV. Fundraising on both PBS and NPR Member already.   For Ragtag Daily Prompt #6: […]

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Life is What Happens

While you’re making other plans. Or so the saying goes, along with some of its many variants, including one favored by a childhood friend. “You wanna make the gods laugh, tell them your plans.” There’s certainly been some of that going around my house recently. Illnesses, all thankfully resolved, technical glitches (likewise) and then today’s […]

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Todays Substitute daily prompt is FLEXIBILITY. We haven’t heard from our scheduled prompter–hope things are okay. So, in its place, here comes flexibility.  And who knows, we might end up with two prompts today. We knew flexibility was going to be important in this new adventure, and its proving to be so. Change is happening rapidly. […]


Hot Stuff

Its June, and its going to be hot this week, predicted to hit the 90’s (32 to 35C for those of you who did go metric) every day. I don’t particularly love hot weather, so I’m not flummoxed on how to order my day. Exercise early, before the heat hits. I’m a morning person, and […]

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RDP#4 – Flummoxed

Originally posted on Sgeoil:
I’m excited to bring you Monday’s prompt. If you use “Ragtag Daily Prompt”, “RDP”, and “Flummoxed” as tags, it will be easier to find others who have also used this prompt. A pingback to this post may also make your post easier to find. If you don’t see your link right…

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Gardening–Imagination in Action

Gardening requires imagination, seeing what might become sometime in the future. Seeds become seedlings and then plants; bearing food, flowers and greenery. Patterns emerge to engage the eye. Bare dirt or a weedy patch transforms. Flowers brighten the day, beckoning bees. Shade from the trees shelter even as the apples grow for later harvest. What […]

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RDP #3: Imagination

Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Imagination. This prompt was submitted by Patty of Lovenlosses. Use your own imagination to post something related to imagination. If you use “Ragtag Daily Prompt”, “RDP”, and “Imagination” as tags, it will be easier find others who have also used this prompt. A wingback to this post may also make your […]

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Aha, I get it! Insight begets acceptance Other way works too.   Ragtag Daily Prompt #2–Insight

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Here we go again Off on a new adventure What will happen now?   It happens each June The peonies and iris Take center stage.

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Welcome to the Ragtag Daily Prompt! Today’s prompt is redux. Do with it what you will, and put Ragtag Daily Prompt and redux as tags, so it will come up in searches for those who are interested. As you are likely aware, this is an endeavor by some of us interested in continuing the daily […]

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Ragtag, Bah Humbug!

Good morning, its me Lucy One White. I’m grumpy today because Mama Steph has been all busy writing other stuff for this stoopid new Ragtag Prompt thing. This means she hasn’t been listening to me as well as she should when I Lucy have been being a dictator. I am disappointed. Mama Steph is listening […]

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