“Blank Canvas”

Today my haikus were spoken by a blank canvas. Big blank white pages Mocking creativity As I sit quiet. My canvas stares back At a face with no response And I seek answers © 2017 Ricardo Amaral – Thought Spark (All rights reserved) Image: © Richard Broomhall (via http://www.bbc.co.uk)

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“The Queen’s Calling”

If you're a regular reader you'll know I don't often write short stories, but I do dabble in the art occasionally. This story was written in the wee hours of the morning, when weird ideas float around. Let me know what you think. I'd be happy to hear your feedback. Trudy opened her eyes from…

“Mother”

Mother, the portal between madness and serenity for a fawn released to a world so cold, ready to shatter a gentle soul. Waiting patiently after each long day, she tenderly gathers up the shards left by hurt, masterfully applying the heat of her love. She gently melts them into a scorching fluid, blown softly through…

“Idle Time”

It is ironic that while life is spent mostly in the 'in between', a creative's greatest inspiration comes in times of either great joy or great sadness. For despite commentaries on emotion, it is emotions that paint canvasses, fill pages and create melodies. Life is a sequence of ups and downs. These haikus are definitely…

Daily Prompt: “Droll”

This post was inspired by the Daily Prompt: Droll Freddy and Klaus stared through the window at the frozen tundra that rolled out into the horizon like a massive white carpet. The white expanse then stopped, abruptly changing to blue sky which in turn rolled all the way back. A freezing wind howled across the…

Photo Friday #18

Today's Photo Friday returns to a motor racing theme. When I was invited to watch radio controlled boat racing, I was only too happy to come along. Especially considering that these boats are not battery powered but actually have small engines. The racing was very entertaining and there were even a few slight mishaps to keep up…

“Christmas Madness”

Christmas is on its way, and I know I'm not the only one harking back to a time when Christmas meant more and felt a little sweeter. Here's to a different Christmas season this year. May it strike all the right heart notes. Christmas season has come to call, But despite the joy and glee…

Wise Word Wednesday #18

"If you think you can't do something, you're probably right." - Henry Ford Its been said that something is only impossible until someone comes along and does it. That's simple common sense of course, but is it necessary to deem it impossible right off the bat? Setting out to do anything with the attitude that you…

“Eccentricity”

Music was his master.  His callused fingers pressed  and pulled at strings before passersby as his voice filled the air against a background of art designed when music sought no attention, and gave way to the call of image and light. Shackled to eccentricity like a willing slave, he could never be 'normal', For 'normal'…