Sunday Photo Fiction …But Mommy it was just one small bite!

79 09 September 28th 2014

The Dragon, photo by Alistair Forbes, 2014

Herbert the Dragon’s Lesson in Life

“Honestly, I don’t know what the big deal is?” The little dragon said, crouched in the most submissive position he could think of. The last thing he needed right now was to tick his mom off even more.

“We ALWAYS play nice with humans, Herbert.” His mom said sternly.

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Mommy Dragon

“But it was just one little bite,” Herbert whined. “I don’t know why I have to be grounded on account of a stupid bite.”

His mother sighed. “You’ll learn little one. One bite leads to another and before you know it, humans begin to taste good. And then your addicted. One is not ever enough!”

“Well this human didn’t taste good at all!” He said with a disgusted look.

“Good, because eating humans is not a smart thing. The fatty cholesterol in their body clogs our pores and you can get very sick. Haven’t you ever wondered where the rest of the dragons went?”

Since Herbert had been curious about what had happened to most of his species he nodded.

“They got sick and died from humanitis, so avoid them if you can, but if you do decide to play with more humans, for goodness sake … no biting!

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Thanks to Alistair for providing this great photo of a dragon. I immediately knew where I wanted to go with the short story line. Click on the link below or check out more great flash fiction at Sunday Photo Fiction. Or even better – write one yourself. Excellent creative fun. Come on, join in. 

Hoping your week has started off well.

With affection, Penny

Autumn – the leaf sprite

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The Leaf Sprite

A swirling flurried arrival, her Autumn entrance known to all,

Burnishing hosts of tossing leaves in multicolored hues of fall.

Golden rich her nature – sharing yellows, reds and brown,

‘Midst cooling crisp fall mornings, the leaf sprite makes her rounds.

By Penny L Howe, 2014

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A very lovely Sunday/Monday to all. For those in the world enjoying a change to cooler weather, I wish you a gorgeous autumn day!

Bless us all for the richness which nature provides us daily, we must protect her!

~ Penny

 

Penny’s Safe House – The DomeHome Safety Zone!

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Is there such a place?

In my imagination there is.

You can see I created (on my notepad) a DomeHome!

Weather-wise, not ideal (I prefer warm climes to cold) but considering most people feel the same, I have a high level of confidence that my DomeHome, my Safety Zone, will be high, literally! And I have a hydroponic temperature controlled greenhouse to produce the food I need, too cool (again literally) right? Did you see the thermo-controlled swimming pool? A nice touch I thought.

So there you have it. My DomeHome situated far from the maddening crowd. Now I am aware of all the melting going on up there in the Arctic, so if needs be I will be prepared to move my DomeHome to Antarctica. They have lots of penguins there to keep me company, again – too cool!

What do you think?

Will it catch on – Hope not! That would defeat the whole purpose.

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Stay safe, stay cool, have an excellent week ahead! Remember to laugh and have fun!

With Affection,

~ Penny

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Many think we’ll run out of time because our lives are too short to do what needs to be done; to change what needs to change to make humanity (in its entirety) the best that we can be.

But I don’t believe it!

“We’ll never run out of time as long as we share our love.” P.L.Howe, 2014

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Thank you. Hope this week is being good to you,

Penny

The Big Dream: Ten Days of Happiness, Day 1

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Once upon a special time, there passed a great decree
There would be ten days of love for thee and thou and me.

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On the first day of happiness, a smile upon my face

I send a loving greeting filled with warmth and grace.

To all who live upon this earth who share with me this day

I wish you all the very best in every single way!

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With sincere affection,
Penny

Don’t be Afraid of Living

Female by Penny L Howe, 2013

“Female” by Penny L Howe, 2013

There are many things to be afraid of

I’ve confronted a few in my day,

The Sun may not rise

the moon may not set

or things will not go my way.

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The boogie man hiding under my bed

gave childhood nights filled with fear,

But what really terrified

during those scary times

was when no parents were near.

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Don’t be afraid of living

For this is your time here on earth,

make the most of your day

give thanks ‘long the way’

for the blessing that was your birth.

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For most of us what really scares us

isn’t a truth or a fact,

But our worries and fears

accumulated through years

Of what we don’t have or we lack.

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Fear can be a mind killer, you know,

But it comes with a choice that is yours

you can stay paralyzed

and never realize

you can move on and open new doors.

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Life is all about living

And no, there is no guarantee,

But with the will to survive

you still can thrive

That’s life – how it’s meant to be!

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There isn’t a magic formula

well maybe … maybe just one,

each waking day

give big thanks and say

I BELIEVE that things will go my way!

(and then really believe it)

~ Penny L. Howe, 2013