The NaPoWriMo prompt this morning is to explore a road not taken. What would have happened if I made a different choice.
The PAD Challenge prompt is “What will the future hold?”
Over at A to Z they’re challenging writers to make bets with ourselves. I bet I can read and leave comments on five A to Z blogs today.
Today’s Janus word is buckle (1) To secure, tighten, hold (by fastening with a buckle); (2) to collapse after being acted upon by an external force, as in “to buckle under the strain.”
The Future Holds a Multitude of Choices
Choice swung a bat
full of parasites
during the full worm moon
While Regret visited
the ghost zoo
to stare through
the glass of
Free Will’s enclosure
While Free Will stalked the boundary,
in an office chair
at an enormous oak desk,
waiting for Will
While Destiny swiveled,
Choice dropped the bat
and snatched a ruler
The NaPoWriMo prompt inspired me to grab my “tracks” bokeh filter that I created during OctPoWriMo last year and head outside. Since it is a cloudy morning, I took a selection of light strings and some extension cords along. Yesterday was the first time I strung my lights from the curtain rod to hang in front of the window and today is the first time I’ve taken them to shoot outside. I don’t know why it took me so long to try these things, but it looks like this NaPoWriMo is expanding my world of bokeh photography. Woohoo!
I love how this path looks like it’s inside a crystal ball.
As I mentioned in another post from OctPoWriMo, Change of Perspectives, my camera has a cool built-in art feature that lets me filter for a primary color, leaving everything else grey scale. I mentioned playing with it yesterday, but it didn’t work with those pictures, so I gave it a try today and had some great results.
And this photograph made me think of the Lil Nas X vs. Nike controversy–Who the heck wants human blood in their shoes?