In the end…

“In the end, we all just want to taste love and feel magic.” ~M

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Time for a break

Inspired words
all written for fun,
woven together
before each day was done.

But now those words
have become quite few,
and time is needed
for my words to renew.

So I’m taking a break
to let my inspiration build;
I hope when I get back,
you’ll be quite thrilled.

Until that day,
stay encouraged and blessed,
and I’ll be back
after taking a rest.

In the meantime, go back
and see what you can find.
I promise to return someday
to tickle your mind.

© 2022 Michelle Cook

I’ve devoted nearly five years of my aging brain to writing prompts here on WordPress, and I need a break. I hope any of you who need a bit of inspiration will go back and do some of the writing prompts from past years. I’m sure I will pop in here from time to time to post a random word or two. Until then, you can find me writing regularly on my other blog,

See you there! ~M xo

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July 2021 Writing Prompts

Welcome to another month of writing prompts. The prompts below are ones I’ve used in the past for my own writing efforts, but to my knowledge have never been published. After nearly four years of posting writing prompts for all of you, it is getting harder to keep track of what I’ve posted and what I haven’t. So please forgive me if you see a duplicate prompt from time to time. Have a great month everyone! 😉 ~M xo

  1. A bottle of hope sat on the shelf
  2. Her kisses were all that he craved
  3. Pickle juice
  4. Enraptured by her beauty he could think of nothing else
  5. Hot cross buns
  6. His tummy rumbled and his feet grumbled
  7. Time stole his most prized possession
  8. He grew impatient as dawn slowly turned to dusk
  9. The spoiled soup had turned to goop
  10. The boy who read her
  11. Lollipop trees and sugar filled seas
  12. She tickled my senses
  13. Grabbed from behind
  14. The tunnel took me there
  15. Soft skin
  16. Misty mornings
  17. 1, 2… buckle my shoe
  18. Paupers and peppercorns
  19. Icy flames
  20. Beggars can’t be choosers
  21. Treading lightly
  22. The land of light
  23. Genuine discourse
  24. Tears hidden in the rain
  25. The honeymoon
  26. Lit with desire
  27. Felt and bobbles
  28. Ransacked
  29. Peanuts and popcorn
  30. Teenage drama
  31. Wishes and waterfalls

If you’re new to prompt writing, and don’t really understand how to use the prompts, please consider the following writing exercise.

Settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.

As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance, and hopefully I can keep up with all of you!

And one last thing before I forget!  I made a quick tutorial for those of you who have been having trouble trying to figure out how to Pingback your posts.  Please go here, if you’d like to view the tutorial.  

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A reminder for me and you…


“We must focus on the beauty of the dance, while we still have the chance.  ~M


My quote today was inspired by the following quote.  Such powerful words always cause me to reflect upon my own life and its meaning.

This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds.
To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance.
A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky,
rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain.

Gautama Buddha

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