PLEASE participate

It’s not like I’m asking you to have a cow colonoscopy.




Welcome to AUGUST 1!


Today’s prompt is:  Where was the last place you traveled to, and why?

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


California: Where all the ghosts of Don Quixote’s past go to die.

My last travel destination was no vacation.

I need new glasses.  Every time I think I’ll get around to making an appointment, something happens.  

January it was gastroparesis.

In April I had a mystery disease.

Then there was the last week of June.

My daughter called, frantic that her aunt was in the hospital.  The kids offered to buy my plane ticket if I’d go to California. 

The entire trip was avoidable. Her doctor made a mistake with her medication and she had a bad reaction.

I was there for two weeks while she recovered, then flew home. The migraine brought on by airports and pressurized planes is gone, and I can almost see my desk again at work.  Almost.


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