Drink Up (30-word Thursday challenge)

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I draw from the river flask an icy swill to shore up my ancient veins, for soon the raptor will swoop down with his mighty talons and grasp my barren crown.

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photo: along the banks of the Sauk River (Darrington, WA, Feb 2016)

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“Hey, Babe!” (30-word Thursday challenge)

I simply love quaint old towns! A gift shop downtown in the city where I live (although my residence is on the outskirts of town) – gearing up for the Holiday season. Somewhere in Snohomish County, WA (2016)

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Entranced by her gorgeous silhouette, I call to her, but she refuses me. Her board friend stands indifferent while she gives me the iron-cold shoulder. My robust heart splinters.

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Buoy-ful Meal Presentation (30-word Thursday Challenge)

This photo was taken in Favorite Channel near Juneau, Alaska, while on a whale-watching expedition (2015). The island in the background  – Shelter Island – is locally known for having a significant number of bear per square mile.

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Set adrift with no hope; for the water is teeming with leviathan, nudging their calves through the art of the hunt and thick, grizzled bruins gnash their teeth just beyond the timberline.

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