PLEASE participate


It’s not like I’m asking you to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.

(That’s next month, and I’m doing the NaNoWrMo thing)  





Welcome to OCTOBER 4!


Today’s prompt is:  Your family dynamics growing up.    

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




My sister’s maturity far exceeded mine.  She was 2 years 11 months older and looked 15 in this picture, but I looked 9 and I was not a happy child.

Mom used to brag about my sister’s academic accomplishments and I spent the first 18 years of my life trying to do something, anything worthy of her praise.  I spilled out my emotions into music.

Our moment of healing arrived in our 30’s, when my sister and I finally had it out.  I complained that mom never stopped bragging about her scholastic abilities.  My sister looked at me as if I were insane.  It seems that mom took every opportunity to brag to her about my creativity and musical talent.


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