PLEASE participate


It’s not like I’m asking you to dye your hair orange and go to a clown convention wearing giant shoes while holding a 6 foot sausage balloon.





Welcome to September 6!


Today’s prompt is:  Your favorite companion (dog, cat, bird, human, etc.)

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




To say that Chelsa D Dog was my heart might seem to be a bit dramatic, but I remember the day she died, how I insisted on wrapping her in her favorite blanket before covering her with dirt, and…

…tears still form as I think of her, though she passed on in 2013. 

Before her death, I wrote a poem that summed up the countenance of a being filled with more love than the universe has stars.

Love needs only you

Open to embrace your life.

Love wants nothing more.

It’s said that in a dog-human partnership both begin to resemble each other.  Chelsa taught me how to find joy in a flower’s scent…  

…and love shone through her eyes.


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