Frog #BlogFlash2012

Hi. We’re getting ever closer to the end of #BlogFlash2012 as it’s now Day 28. Today’s prompt is Frog. I thought at the beginning it was rather a random prompt compared to some of the others we’ve had yet when I began to think of the possibilities, it was surprising how many different ways I could write about it. This is what I settled on. I hope you like it.

 

Frog

I remember my mum telling me in my teenage years, “You have to kiss a lot of frogs to find your prince”. This resonated with me as my love of writing stemmed from reading fairy tales as a child, one of which was the Princess and the Frog.

I believe you can find true love more than once, but only one soulmate who grabs your heart in a way no other can.

I’ve kissed a few frogs trying to find my prince and a couple of times I thought I had, but was wrong. One day perhaps I’ll find him . . .

 

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Children #BlogFlash2012

Hi. It’s Day 14 and today’s #BlogFlash prompt is Children. Again I thought I’d try something a little different today so I hope you like it.

Being a mother, I know how demanding children can be, but much more importantly I know how rewarding it is to carry and give birth, to nuture a child, to teach them and bring them up the best way you can. Children can bring so much joy to our lives, they enrich them in so many ways. Yes, it can be an emotional rollercoaster, but nothing in the world can replace or even come close to the unconditional love shared between a parent and a child – it is the most precious and beautiful thing in the world.

 

CHILDREN

Messy handprints everywhere

Crayon scribbles on the wall

An overflowing toy box

A massive yellow ball

 

 

 

 

 

Cuddly toys strewn on the beds

A doll left on the stair

A small soft bristled hairbrush

Strands of golden hair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A picture book of fairy tales

Lying on the floor

Another bedtime story

Read sixteen times before

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dinnertime well past

Dirty faces washed for bed

Hugs, kisses and goodnights

Tonight’s story read

Mum and Dad creep down

It’s their time of night

They cuddle on the sofa

And dim down the light.