Saturday Mix

Sarah is our host for the MLMM Saturday Mix challenge. Click here for more info on how to join in.

The ‘Double Take’ challenge focuses on the use of homophones* to build your writing piece. You have two sets of homophones and you are challenged to use all of them in your response – which can be poetry or prose.
Our homophone sets this week are:

do – first note of diatonic scale
doe – a female deer
dough – uncooked bread
doc – a physician
dock – where a boat is kept

The wafting aroma of the bread dough baking in the oven caused the curious doe to come to the window and sing the do, ray, me song at the top of her lungs.

The buck, hearing her song, wandered over to the window by the dock. The bucks antlers scratched the window which caused the woman’s husband to run into the kitchen. When the buck saw the doc rush to the kitchen to come to the aid of his wife, the buck ran away as fast as he could.

The photo was taken outside my friend’s kitchen window.



Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge – The Tour

Sarah is using her own photo as the prompt for today’s MLMM Photo challenge.

Photo credit Sarah Whiley

It was the last stop on the tour. What glorious views we were privileged to see. Everything had gone exactly as it was supposed to. Today’s outing was no exception. The scenery was beautiful and the company divine.

I was worried about spending part of my honeymoon with my new husband’s family on a guided tour. I shouldn’t have been though. It was not our first trip together, just our first as husband and wife. We traveled across the world so I could meet his extended family. While I didn’t speak the language, most of his family spoke enough English to get by. When they had asked what I would like to see, I immediately told them of my love of historic places. The tour they booked was wonderful.

I knew we would continue the next day toward home. I was sad to be leaving this wonderful country. It would be back to the real world and a wonderful new life.

MLMM Saturday Mix – Same, Same, But Different

Same, Same, But Different – Saturday Mix, 19 March 2022 - featured image

MLMM Saturday Mix Same, Same, But Different: Your ‘Same Same But Different’ task is to take the five challenge words and NOT use them in your writing. That’s right, you need to dig out your thesaurus and find a synonym for each word instead.

Your words are: try   dash   climb   pool   change

Annie quickly sprinted outside and waited by the car door. I attempted to explain to her that she would need to get up into the car by herself. This was a shift in our normal behavior. I needed to group my errands together to make sure Annie wasn’t in the car too long.


Same SAME But Different

Sarah is our hostess for the MLMM Saturday Mix. The directions are here
This week we are diving into the depths of our thesaurus and exploring the world of synonyms.

Same Same But Different
Your ‘Same Same But Different’ task is to take the five challenge words and NOT use them in your writing. That’s right, you need to dig out your thesaurus and find a synonym for each word instead.

Your words are:

  1. present  2. celebrate. 3. lunch 4. tree  5. Santa

He decided the best gift (1) he could give his coworkers was to volunteer to play St. Nick (5) at the company luncheon. He would allow everyone else to party (2) while he had his afternoon meal (3) alone. Being an agnostic, single man meant that he had no ties to the highly emotional family event. He was happy to allow everyone else to revel in the festivities.  He spent the entire afternoon sitting in front of the large Douglas fir (4). He handed out candy canes, bottles of wine, and toys. He had to admit, it felt good to participate instead of just moping at a back table.



Photo Challenge #395 – Celebration

Sarah from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie hosts this week’s Photo Challenge.

Photo credit Frank Rumpenhorst

Everyone gathered together for the most glorious celebration in seven years. Covid was a mere memory from their past. There was no need for masks, no need to isolate, and no need to fear the dreaded virus. This holiday was celebrated all over the world as the POST PANDEMIC CELEBRATION. The joy, the happiness, and the freedom was more welcome than if it were raining money.