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What is it about a whisper?

Whispers always involve secrets. We use them to keep our dialogue from being heard and quite often, this is because we are revealing something to one or more individuals without desiring to share it further.

I have never learned how to whisper in the proper manner. As a young student, I was consistently assigned numerous sentences of “I will not talk in class”. I have to work to choose the right time and my voice must stay low. I tend to live out loud and speak my thoughts.  Neither of these are bad qualities. Unfortunately, they do not blend well in every situation. The need for whispering is one example.

Hear the whispers!


And really – Who really likes whispers, anyway? When others whisper around me, I fight the natural urge to strain my ears and hear what is being said. What about you? When people whisper behind your back or glance and gesture in your direction, are you not even a little suspicious that the whispers are about you?  The idea bothers me less as I age, but as a school kid, whispers were nearly as bad as confrontations.

Whispers have their purpose, but I would rather leave the whispering to the trees.

Response to the Daily Post’s prompt – Whisper

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First Breath


baby first breath

It began with a jolt

And the child began to move

Her shelter

Her protection

Was urging her forward

Within moments she was surrounded by light

And she took her first breath of air

Crying out and trying out

A new way to live

At first she flailed

But she felt softness on her skin

She was swaddled in warmth

And being held close

She felt the heartbeat that had comforted her

She heard her mother’s voice

She was home.

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Prompts Just Don’t Work for Me

I am done with the writing prompts. I would prefer to come up with my own original ideas and prompts only to serve to pressure me. Sure they serve a purpose –  and to be honest, they have forced me to write when I could not find the motivation or the words.

I am still pushing for the 365 days of writing, but I’m headed out on my own, now. I may get behind sometimes, but I am determined to catch up.

Wish me luck!