Poisonous Wensleydale

She stopped at the tire shop, a quiet memento of times passed. It was unfortunate they had to sell it. Her husband had enjoyed running the shop for so many years.

Disaster had struck. When the new mechanic got ill, he accused her husband of poisoning him. The police believed the mechanic and arrested her husband. He was in prison now.

She’d found out since that the mechanic was a pawn in a criminal network of car thieves and a notorious swindler. But could the judge be convinced? She just hoped her husband would be acquitted at the next appeal.

(100 words)





τὰ πάντα ῥεῖ καὶ οὐδὲν μένει
– everything flows and nothing remains still


Today’s Photography 101 Assignment about water made me think about this sentence in greek, which isn’t exactly poetry, but builds on the idea of enjoying the moment and realising the world is an ever changing place. When I think of water, I think of flowing water. So I tried to make a photo of running water (by lack of a streaming river in the area…)


Posted in response to Assignment 3: Water of Photography 101. Today’s Daily Prompt explores the related idea of being in the moment, enjoying life as it is. 

By Heart

He who binds to himself a joy,
Does the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies,
Lives in eternity’s sunrise

William Blake


Thinking about today’s daily prompt, I remembered the poem from William Blake that I learned by heart in school. It’s a short poem that reminds me to enjoy a moment without trying to hold on to it. (Selfishly) holding on to things of pleasure is useless. They pass, things change. That’s a fact of life. You shouldn’t be sad about things that pass, but cherish the good moments you have and once had.



Posted in response to Today’s Daily Prompt: By Heart – You’re asked to recite a poem (or song lyrics) from memory — what’s the first one that comes to mind? Does it have a special meaning, or is there another reason it has stayed, intact, in your mind?