Absent Cats

As many of you know, Lucy the cat left our household last week. Her brother Jules left last November. Its pretty darn strange not having any cats in the house. For the last 40 years, I’ve shared my home with cats. Before that, I had cats, too, but they/I lived at my family’s home or […]

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Friday greetings, Ragtaggers. Today’s prompt is ABSENT. You can be present and use it any way you like. Poetry, prose, photography, other art–your call. Share it with the community with a pingback (directions are on the about page if needed). Have fun, and thanks for participating!

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Here to There

Practice apparating Or you might end up splinched Beam me up, Scotty.   Apparating and disapparating is the Harry Potter version of teleportation. And then there’s the older version from Star Trek, with its classic line of “Beam me up, Scotty”. In a Wrinkle in Time, tessering was how it was done. It would sure […]

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Not much melanin Prone to sunburn and freckles Better wear a hat!   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt: Fair

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Coddiwomple–now that’s a word!  A new one for me (I’m not up on my Old English Slang) meaning to travel in a purposeful manner towards towards a vague destination. I was awakened by loud wind gusts early this morning, and finally gave up and got up a bit after 4. A few hours and a […]

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Happy Friday to you all. Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is FLUFFY. Take fluffy as your inspiration and do with it what you will. Share your creations with us via pingback (directions on the about page if needed). Let’s see what gets whipped up today!

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Goodbye from Lucy

Hello, Lucy One White here. As I mentioned a few weeks back, my oldness has been bothering me. I started writing this last week, and then I got too sick to keep writing, so I told Mama Steph what to say for me and she is writing it after I crossed the Rainbow Bridge to […]

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Elder or older One has both wisdom and years The other just age.   Medicinal plant Good for coughs, colds, flu and more And then there’s the wine.     For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Elder

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Remembered Lyrics

Try to remember You must remember this or Yet another song.   I remember songs in different ways. Some recall is triggered by words, some by melody, a chord or snippet of tune, and often, its the rhythm. Utterly different words with the same rhythmic pattern can precipitate a download of a song. I might […]

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Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Yarn. At my house, we’ve got yarn. I’m not a weaver, but my partner BA is. Yarn, or thread, or fiber in some form is the basic raw material for a weaving project. Yarn. It can be made of cotton, rayon/Tencel, wool, polyester, linen, silk or some combination of all […]


Good Night, Sweet Prince (ss)

Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. William Shakespeare, Hamlet   Today we said goodbye to Lucy, known to many of you as Lucy One White when she wrote her Friday columns. Lucy turned 20 in June and has been in precarious health for […]

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Tender is the night Or so its said As is the skin of a newborn child Untoughened by the world and experiences Of pain of wanting and simply Exposure to the elements. Tenderness and durability Both important Timing and application Essential for growth and health.       For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Tender

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To Speak or Not to Speak

Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. I’ve spent the last many years attributing this to Mark Twain. As I looked it up, I discovered that its also often attributed to Abraham Lincoln, and its a paraphrase of Proverbs 17:28. Clearly its not […]

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Greetings Ragtaggers! Today’s prompt is RESPECT. Take it as your inspiration and share your creation with the group via pingback. If you need directions, they are on the about page. Write, paint, photo, do what ever respect provides you. Thanks for contributing, and enjoy the contributions of others in the comments.

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Aretha Franklin, aka The Queen of Soul died yesterday. What a gifted woman she was. She had a soaring voice, honed in her church choir as a child, and was a fine pianist as well. Remembrances abound, not surprising given her wide appeal and range of accomplishments. Many Grammys for her singing, performing at the […]



Encircled by love In person or virtual Healing with a hug.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of encircle.

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Five prompts, one haiku

Freedom to be blue Or purple. Live life with zest Make contact with cats.   I was out of town most of last week, and since my return, life has been hectic. More on that later. Doing a little catching up with my Ragtag prompts, and as it turns out, Freedom, Blue, Zest, Contact and […]

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Greetings to all you ragtag followers.  Today’s prompt is Effervescent.  Use it any way you like. Let your creativity bubble up, and share your effortss with the rest of the community via pingback. If you’re not sure how to do a pingback,  detailed directions are on the about page.



Universal form DNA and galaxies Spirals everywhere. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Spiral All images from Pixabay. Thank you.

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The art of being With whatever arises Come rain or come shine.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt: Abide

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Ok, I know I shouldn’t.  It’s not a rhyming word but this word has a cool sound and it’s been around since 1724 so I couldn’t resist. Ragtag Daily Prompt of the day : borborygmus Saturday, August 3, 2018 Create a new post inspired by today’s prompt. Feel free to be inspired to write fiction,…


Rumblings of Pleasure

Borborygmus is the singular, but I’m using borborygmi, the plural, because who ever has just one gut rumble. One of my favorite words, and a fabulous demonstration of onomatopoeia, a word that sounds like what it represents. Said in a low, rumbling sort of voice, borborygmi does sound like tummy rumblings. Despite our many years […]

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Novel Haiku?

I. A beginners mind Provides opportunity Each moment novel.   II. A novel approach Trying something different Same format new words.   III. A familiar tale Told in a different way Enjoy the journey.   IV. Look outdoors observe The sky the air the light Never quite the same.   For Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt […]

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Lucy’s Novel Approach

Good morning, its me, Lucy One White. After a few difficult days, when it seemed that my last life might be expiring, I have experienced a bit of a renewal. My energies are better, and my hearty appetite has returned. Now, I am not going to write a novel about this because as a senior […]

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Greetings, Ragtaggers!  Today’s prompt is NOVEL. Use novel as your inspiration for something in a post and share it with us via pingback.  Have fun!

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