PLEASE participate

It’s not like I’m asking you to jump over a cliff holding your mother-in-law and her nasty little poodle.




Welcome to August 3 because I missed Thursday so I’m writing this on Friday.

Today’s prompt is:  An event that left an indelible imprint on your mind.

So that you don’t feel so alone in your embarrassment, I’ll share a vignette with you:


I remember hanging onto the rings… nothing else.  Then I was in my mother’s arms, with double vision, watching two of every bush and flower wavering at me just past the carport.

 What child under 5 listens when you say, “Don’t hang upside down on the rings?” 

What parent hangs gymnastics rings over concrete? 

The tired kind.  

I was almost a month premature and arrived butt first.  Mom almost died before, and after, giving birth.  She had a chronic infection from it for 10 years.  I had colic and screamed all night, but she still had to take the calls for my dad’s taxi business.

Hitting concrete left an indelible imprint on my mind, and so did my mother’s strength.


Here are the rules:

  1. A prompt for #TMAT120 will be given the first Thursday of every month. The prompt challenge begins whenever it’s that day in your time zone. It ends on the 1st Thursday of the next month.  
  2. Copy and paste your 120 word entry into the reply section below, along with a link to your blog.  To me, everyone who enters is a winner, but if you must have a winner, the entry with the most likes wins. 
  3. Limit your #TMAT120 post to 120 words. People who participate in limited-word prompts aren’t expecting a 1,000 word explanation before it begins.
  4. When/if you publish your entry on your blog, use the #TMAT120 picture to show that you are participating in the prompt. Please don’t alter (except for size).  
  5. Please don’t use hard-core curse words. They’ll be edited out if you do, and you might not like the words I choose to replace them with.  🙂 
  6. Take time to read other people’s #TMAT120 & their posts, after all you might make a new friend.


© Joelle LeGendre  Joelle’s tales:  Tell me a tale in 120 words