PLEASE participate

It’s not like I’m asking you to ride a mile on a camel wearing a clown suit.




Welcome to NOVEMBER 7!


Today’s prompt is: Epiphany.  In each life there’s this one momentSometimes, you immediately know it’s that moment you’ll never be the same person again.   Other times, it may take days, weeks, or years to see when and how something amazing transpired.   Or, it can happen both ways. 

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


1 amazing sales person, 3 writers and a black square where there was once an ex-husband. I’m in the red dress. (1992)

When I turned twenty seven, I took a mail-order writing course.  At thirty four, as a junior in college, I took two writing courses.  One was excellent. The other one was mind numbingly boring.

Instead of learning to write stories, we read an awful poetry book.  Our instructor made the mistake of asking the class, “What did you think of my book?”

I raised my hand and said, “I can’t believe a tree died for this.”

There were rough years ahead, but despite the wrong turns and dead ends that a writer encounters, I never gave up.

The day I held a copy of my book in my hand, I knew:  My first love is, and always will be, writing. 

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