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Creative Juice #95

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Creative Juice #95

Twelve articles to tickle your fancy.

Assumption vs. Deduction

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In response to The Daily Post prompt: assumption.

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I assumed you were right.
You were always right.
At least, I always trusted you were right.
I never thought to question.

After you left,
I deduced you were wrong.
Worse than that.
You lied.

I assumed you were my friend,
But I deduced I was only means to an end.
Once you got what you wanted,
You misted away like a mirage.

©ARHuelsenbeck

Wordless Wednesday/ Flower of the Day: Hibiscus

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Hibiscus

Doing double duty with Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Awkward

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In response to today’s Daily Post prompt.

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Balancing too many obligations
Like bricks atop stemware
Tricky to negotiate
Top-heavy at best
Risk involved
Threatening to collapse
Is it just awkward
Hard to manage
Uncomfortable
Or doomed to failure

Infect

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt.

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Litany of Diseases
(and some things that are not)
by ARHuelsenbeck

Streptococcus
Staphylococcus
Measles
Meningitis

Roseola
Salmonella
Gastroenteritis

Scarlet fever
Yellow fever
Mononucleosis

Chicken pox
Tuberculosis
E. coli and
Halitosis

Bird flu
Swine flu
Cystitis
Influenza

UTI
HIV
Your grandma’s old credenza

Common cold
Mad cow disease
Ebola and
Pneumonia

West Nile virus
Lyme disease
Addictive cellophonia

Cholera, mumps
Anthrax
Malaria and
Rabies

Hepatitis
Botulism
Tetanus and
Babies

Thin

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In response to The Daily Post promptthin.

Ask a Supermodel; I wouldn’t Know

What’s it like to be thin?dandelion

You’re like downy dandelion seeds:
Easily dispersed by a stiff breeze.
You don’t know what a chocolate éclair is.
You only eat lettuce and water.
Your size is never sold out.
At a party, everybody talks to you
Wanting to be your best friend
While the heavier people stand alone.
People assume you’re smarter and richer than you really are.
You always get attention when you want it.
When you don’t, you just stand sideways and disappear.

Wordless Wednesday/ Flower of the Day: Tecoma Yellow Bell

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Doing double duty with Cee’s Flower of the Day:

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Happy Mother’s Day

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My entry for IAST#242, patterns Pixioze, Pots-n-Pans variation, and 4Mom.

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See the mother and child? Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there!

(Check Tinkled to Tangle tomorrow to see lots of other interpretations of the string.

#DC362 Somnee

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The theme for this week’s Diva Challenge is the pattern Somnee, seen extending from the lower left corner below. I also included Zentangle patterns  Meshmerize and Atorm in this string.

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Rise

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One of my most memorable Mother’s Days was in 2014, when my daughter Katie took me to the Phoenix Botanical Garden when there just happened to be a Chihuly glass installation. I was blown away by these beautiful balloons, my take on the Tuesday Photo Challenge prompt, rise.

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