Distance


The chill of winter holds tight

Accompanied by the savage wind.

The palled sun gives no warmth.

Does it light your way?

The distant hills bear

No sign of your trek.

My heart clutches thinking

Of the dangers you face.

Are you still there

My Beloved?

I scan the distance

As I always do.

Copyright © 2018 Penny Wilson

**This is in response to Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt – Distance.  Be sure to check out the fun on her blog HERE.

Moon Ate the Dark


A big Thank You to Christine over at Brave & Reckless https://braveandrecklessblog.com/ for posting my submission to her writing prompt “Moon Ate the Dark”.  Please take a look at it here:

Moon Ate the Dark Writing Prompt Challenge: Penny Wilson

Thank you my peeps!  Penny

OutCast


I’ve been scouring WordPress looking for writing inspiration.  Jessica Bakkers had just the inspiration I needed.   She did a post about Outcast Bloggers; those of us that do not have thousands of followers.  I certainly fit into that category.  You can find Jessica’s post and blog here:

https://jessicabakkers.com/2017/04/13/the-outcasts-bloghouse-no-cool-kids-allowed/

When I was a kid, I was very much an Outcast.  I can remember being teased for my hand-me-down clothes.  I never wore anything that was “cool”.  I never bought my lunch.  I carried my lunch to school in a brown paper sack.

I hung out with the other Outcasts.  We were the ones that smoked out behind the school.  We would gather; our heads together, speaking in hushed voices.

We clung to each other, each of us seeking acceptance.  We found that acceptance in the eyes of the other Weirdos, Nerds and Losers.

It was hard to fit in back then.

The kids today, have it even harder than I did.  In today’s world, with the designer labels, social media and the electronics, it’s harder than ever to keep up.  I wouldn’t have stood a chance!

So to all you Outcasts out there, you are always welcome at PennyLaneThoughts!