Posted in Silent Sunday





Posted in Poems



When life

throws rocks at you

and you feel scared,


and play ball


If the trees

grab with wood fingers

try to hold you down,


and hold their hands


When the wind

swishes your clothes

entangles your limbs,


and hold it tight


Breathe, my child





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Posted in Photo challenge

Travel theme: Freedom


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Posted in Culture/History, Inspiration, Poems

Rest In Peace, Mr. Nelson Mandela



December 5th, 2013


his long walk on earth

has finally ended

Nelson Mandela

now lingers in heaven

and it is up to us

to you and me

to follow in his footsteps

to continue

find new ways

and lead

over the rim

to freedom


Rest in Peace




Posted in Six word story challenges

Six Word Story Challenge: Vacation

The summer holiday… is over – at least for me. But we still have our memories! Whenever I close my eyes, I see the glorious images and colors of the United States of America. Our four week road trip was unforgettable and is forever etched in my heart.


A vacation or holiday is a specific trip or journey, usually for the purpose of recreation or tourism. People often take a vacation during specific holiday observances, or for specific festivals or celebrations. Vacations are often spent with friends or family.
A person may take a longer break from work, such as a sabbatical, gap year, or career break.

The concept of taking a vacation is a recent invention, and has developed through the last two centuries. Once the idea of travel and recreation was a luxury that only wealthy people could afford. In the Puritan culture of early America, taking a break from work for reasons other than weekly observance of the Sabbath was frowned upon. However, the modern concept of vacation was led by a later religious movement encouraging spiritual retreat and recreation. The notion of breaking from work periodically took root among the middle and working class.

How was your summer vacation? Or is it still calling out to you? Did you stay at home or were you visiting other regions or countries? What do you like, want or need in a holiday? What does it take to make you feel free?

Write a story about your VACATION in just six words. Let a photo or image inspire you to write a story. Or first write the story, and then make or search for a picture to go with it.

Here’s a Six Word Story by Ernest Hemingway.


Such an impact and unseen images in only six words…

Every two weeks on Wednesday I will post a new theme for this Six Word Story Challenge. Publish your Six Word Story on your own website/blog and paste the link to that post in a comment to this one here at Figments. I will include your contribution in this post, forming a list of stories.

Will you join me? Will you? Say you do :D  And share the challenge news!

Have fun writing,



Who’s next? :)

I will post a new Six Word Story Challenge every other week on Wednesday – so the next one on August 28. On alternating Wednesdays you can visit my dear Sister from overseas’ website Marian Allen for her story challenges. Doe je liever mee in het Nederlands, ga dan naar Verbeeld een Verhaal in Zes Woorden: Vakantie.

Older stories:
130226 – Poverty
130313 – Spring
130327 – Writing

130410 – Light
130424 – Music
130515 – Transport
130529 – Pets
130612 – Regret
130616 – Inspiration
130703 – Commercials


Posted in Six word stories

Route 66

My entry in the Six Word Story Challenge: Transport




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You’re most welcome to take a look at the other Transport stories.

Posted in Border hopping, Photo, Photo challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

This week’s WordPress challenge: share a picture that means SUMMER to you.

Can you imagine waking up to the warmth of the sun and having this simple but delicious breakfast outside, where a light breeze is teasing you?

I can… *smiles*

Feel welcome to check out other photos of the Weekly Photo Challenge at!

PS Today it’s birthday pie for everyone!   🙂