There's been some recent discussion about possibly posting more than one Magpie photo prompt per week. After weighing the options, I've decided to keep it at just one, for now. Since the photos certainly lend to more than one interpretation, those of you who would like to post more than one Magpie Tale per week, are most welcome to do so. Write on, my friends!
Well, I posted mine in everyone, right after willow's. I'm going a bit short and sweet today. Maybe I may do another Magpie soon. I may even put a drawing in my Magpie who knows?ReplyDelete
Willow: thanks for the idea of multiple Magpie entries.
Good day everyone. I modified a post I wrote a couple of hours ago but not that much. Seems my brain and Willow are on the same page. I hope you all have had a great Wednesday. Love, love, love, Magpie. Thanks Willow. Love and Light, SenderReplyDelete
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Your exquisite photo prompt was posted at Magpie Tales one day after I posted what I think is a suitable poem, which seems altogether prescient so I am cheating a little bit!ReplyDelete
Hi -- I've only tried this once before, then I missed a week, but now I've got this meme in Blogs I Follow, so maybe following will lead to remembering.ReplyDelete
Kay, Alberta, Canada
Argh! I'm actually in the middle of writing something that would be perfect for this... but there's no way I'll get it done in time.ReplyDelete
Willow! What'd I tell you about consulting my imaginary clock???
Another brilliant prompt!ReplyDelete
This is a great prompt but I decided on romantic instead of spooky!ReplyDelete
Not easy to write anything on tombstones on the spur of the moment.ReplyDelete
Old cemetaries always inspire me and this one reminds me of otherse I've visited in places too many to count.ReplyDelete
Today's poem was actually written about 3 years ago and honors the passing of one too young. The 3rd anniversary of his death is rapidly approaching. George was 27 and just newly married when he was lost to us.
Good choice, Willow. I have a hard time keeping up with one prompt per week! But, oh, how I enjoy the one...ReplyDelete
wow- what an image- it got to me.ReplyDelete
Great prompt! My story Framescape is not quite ready for this prompt so I will pull myself away from my story and work on something new instead. Who know where this all will lead. I certainly never do! Happy Halloween (in a few days).
I loved this prompt - it fits beautifully with my current work on postmemory (Marianne Hirsch's writings). I really enjoyed writing this one... Thank you to SenderUpWords for pointing me here ...ReplyDelete
I found myself drawn to the year 1858 on the stone and looking up historical events on the year of Julia's death.ReplyDelete
Busy year, the extinction of the Cape Lion just seemed the most poetic.
A graveyard scene? Bet you can guess, willow, which graveyard scene I chose. :-)ReplyDelete
Alas, poor Yorick!ReplyDelete
Great image for this week!ReplyDelete
Here's another gravestone poem from me this week!! And Halloween really has nothing to do with it!! Lol!ReplyDelete
is mr linky down?ReplyDelete
What a prompt in time for Halloween!!Of course, the poem is about something we may fear but not know really about. Memories and the Dead, they have a way of getting around to us...Don't they?
Sorry, I put in a wrong link.ReplyDelete
It is http://musenpoetry.blogspot.com/2010/10/dead-speak.html
Thank you for another wonderful photo prompt.ReplyDelete
Friko said . . Not easy to write anything on tombstones on the spur of the moment.ReplyDelete
Agree! One needs a chisel and a mallet! Great picprompt, though!
This evokes many memories - thanks for the propmt, Willow.ReplyDelete
Always a great challenge..thanks once more!!ReplyDelete
Another inspiring prompt, poignant and heart-breaking. Thank you.ReplyDelete
so sad this baby lived but a few daysReplyDelete
Dear Magpies: I feel a definite chill! Is it that bewitching time of year? Can't wait to read all!ReplyDelete
Chilling image! I'm late but here.. Magpie inspiring poetic life even in a graveyard image! Awesome!ReplyDelete
holy moly I have to pay better attention to when you post image...so many to readReplyDelete
I do my best to read as many as my eyes can take
good one this week
Another amazing prompt Willow, thank you....ReplyDelete
i always look forward to reading everyone's but i do not have a computer so it is difficult to do so...so if i do not get to someone's it is because....i was unable to....hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday! :-)
A perfect prompt, Willow! I've actually tried poetry this time.ReplyDelete
My chisel has been working overtime tonight...ReplyDelete
I had fun writing about your prompt. Thanks so much. Good idea - to write twice about the same prompt.ReplyDelete
Another excellent prompt, willow.ReplyDelete
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I thought of the cemetery near Yale.ReplyDelete
Completely surprised myself when I saw this prompt ended up writing a piece of short fiction for it. Such fun!ReplyDelete
Thought I had no words for this week's prompt, but I turned around and there they were. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting this, I always look forward to seeing your next challenge.
Thanks for the challenge. Excellent photography, as usual.ReplyDelete
Nice prompt .
Here is my entry.
Had been keeping too busy lately and missed some mags, but I'm glad to back. the picture got me thinking again. Thanks WillowReplyDelete
The irony of this is I have a daughter named Julia. Now it looks to me like the tombstone says Julia. Thank goodness mine is still alive and healthy. That is just what came to mind.ReplyDelete
It's been a while, but I'm back...at least for this week.ReplyDelete
perfect photo for announcing my new novel.ReplyDelete
Wait, I'm not sure my address is posting with Mr. Linkys. My name is not showing up.ReplyDelete
I posted a bit late. Read so many very cool, spooky pieces I tried to do something a bit different.ReplyDelete
I was too impatient and posted twice...oops.ReplyDelete
short spooky and fun...ReplyDelete
This time I tried it to be little spooky with little romanceReplyDelete
This is such a haunting photo and a quickie from me.ReplyDelete
alright...this one was right up my alley....my friday night fright is up...ReplyDelete
Nice prompt for this time of year!ReplyDelete
Interesting prompt, thank you Willow.ReplyDelete
Lovely picture! I wrote a poem, something I NEVER EVER do. Had a great time. Thank you, Willow.ReplyDelete
Mine is a repost, and I apologize for that. But I have some dear friends who could really benefit from reading this essay as their mother is nearing the end of her life.
Apologies for the mistake signing in. Hit the wrong button!ReplyDelete
I have tried to combine two prompts this week. Hope that is okay.
I got intrigued with this : who was she? If anyone can help me here? So many mysteries !ReplyDelete
Autumn greetings Willow!! Well, we're nearly on the edge of winter - the clocks turn back tomorrow :) Spring forward, fall back - that's how Mum remembers it!ReplyDelete
My piece is titled Winterstone.. hope you like it :)
Do I need to link it in here? I will anyway, just in case....
So many heartaches, mysteries and scary stories this week. Brilliant!ReplyDelete
Hmm an interesting picture this week...I just wrote what first came to my mind, which is always refreshing :) Lazy LineReplyDelete
Apology number 2: I forgot the link back. Now installed. I had a really good day yesterday!ReplyDelete
Had a pretty busy week...finally had a chance to sit down for a minute...bkmReplyDelete
Mine's posted. Now I have a lot of reading to do :)ReplyDelete
I shared some precious memories of a dear neighbour...ReplyDelete
Better late than never.ReplyDelete
Great image this week - :( unfortunately I've felt very distracted every time I've worked on it.ReplyDelete
I'm on and going trick or treating to visit everyone else!ReplyDelete
Willow---I don't know how to remove myself from #113 on the list. It has a link to an old Magpie I did. #114 is the correct one. Sorry!!! Hope you had a Happy Halloween! Thanks for this fantastic pic! I (once again) went somewhere I never dreamed I would with it. Cool! :o)ReplyDelete
No worries, Corrina. You're covered!ReplyDelete
Dave King, I also fixed your link! :)
Thanks Willow for this prompt; it took me some time to pick the angle I wanted to follow... Off to read some more ;)ReplyDelete
just entered my 2nd magpie tale. the experience of writing tales and connection with writers here is such a lovely experience. thanks Willow for such a wonderful venue. I look forward to connecting with and learning more and more about the writers here.ReplyDelete
Thanks again for hosting magpies...this is a fantastic place to let your imagination run wild, to put your heart out there in the form of fiction, or just even to have a little fun!!ReplyDelete
My first link didn't work so I linked again :)
A last minute quicky. Thought I was going to be too late.ReplyDelete
HAI ; ITS AWESOMEReplyDelete
THANKS A LOT, THANKS A LOT
YOU ARE MY GREATE SUGHEE
list is not full , i want full list, if you alowedReplyDelete
One gets so busy, and then Willow gives usReplyDelete
multiple places to comment, blossoming
two blog sites into a hot bed of poetic
fellowship. This Halloween prompt has
garnered 126 responses; another boffo
magpie, and this one from the family
plot methinks. At the ball, I wandered
off behind the stable, after having a chat
with Mr. Ed, and stumbled over a small
manor cemetery, so old that it may
predate the manor. I was feeling no pain
on the night of the affair, but the image
of the headstones do haunt me some.