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Weekend Writing Prompt #97 – Equinox

In my usual attempt to try and think outside the box, my father suddenly came to mind… I don’t ask why, I just use what comes πŸ˜‰

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend. How you use the prompt is up to you. Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like. Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise. If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments. Thank you, Sammi, for holding this challenge!

Word Prompt



Thirty-five and living large as per your dreams when you were thirteen

Where once you lived on food-stamps, you now lack for nothing

You had promised yourself one day your life would be very different

Your daughters: seven, ten and thirteen, are your pride and joy

Your wife, at this time, is enjoying the high life you are providing

The trips, the cars, the jewels, the parties

Had you known you were at the equinox of your life

Would you have changed anything?

Quality of photos is crap because all my pictures are in boxes and trying to find something dated around 1977 was no easy task!

91 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #97 – Equinox

  1. Q,

    There’s the Prime Minister!

    And with the lovely Rogerson girl.

    The quality of the pics is understandable, given where they’ve been. The quality of the writing, once again . . righteous and soulful. As per usual when you write on anything personal. The portraits you pen are honest and beautiful things.




  2. It is interesting that the prompt word brought you to this. I certainly would not want to know, but it sounds like he had a good life, and you with him. You look so much like your mom!

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  3. Welcome to thinking outside the box as you are now thinking inside the matrix. Where all that glitters is gold for some or perhaps it is not others. That’s the beauty of it.

    I like the story of your ‘old photographs’. Photographs are always a great place to curl up in. They stoke the amber’s of memories. Shedding light on whom we are and perhaps what we will become. Bravo!

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    • I so love when make your appearance, Calvin. Your comments are always so wonderful.

      So very glad you enjoyed my little shedding of the light on my father.


  4. You are wrong, Dale. There is a prize to be had and it is in a post like this one. Glad dreams came true and I loved seeing the photos. There is another prize, I see you in both of their smiling faces.

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  5. It’s great! It may seem to apply to you, but it applies to many of us, in different realities! Perhaps now it’s time for our ZENITH! ⚑️πŸ’₯

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  6. Love this in every possible way, Dale! The photos bring so much life.
    The equinox of one’s life, I love how you put it. My father is 77 and I remember him very well at his spring Equinox.

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful slice of you life ❀

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    • Thank you, my friend.
      We don’t think about the halfway mark till we are at the end, eh?

      Thank you for letting me into yours. ❀


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