Nancy’s Novelty #VSS365 Sampler

#VSS365 (Very Short Stories 365/days/year)

Nancy (Ayanna) Wyatt writes #vss365 #prompts for fun#VSS365#prompt is “a daily word game designed to feed the creative muse inside all of us.” All are welcome! You can do it, too! I tell you all about it when you Click Here. The purpose of this Sampler page is to share mine (below) and to quickly point you to where, on Twitter, you can find mine and then those of other writers.

@NancyKnowsLife Has ’em All

gold icon for social media app Twitter Find #vss365 #prompts on Twitter

I’ll be posting more of my daily quick creations on this page as I write them. However, you can see all of them on my Twitter page, @NancyKnowsLife, since Twitter is the host for these challenges. Some are poems, some are in Haiku style, and some are prose. You should check out ALL the writers’ work – it can be fascinating! 


Below Is a Sampler of My #vss365 #prompt Submissions

I’ll Add New Ones Almost Daily – Get Your Creative Juices Flowing!

Here’s How I’m Coping  With Having Gotten Behind In the #vss365 #prompt Postings!

Like you, I often have more things to do than time in which to accomplish even the most important basics. So, I’m going to share with you the posts that I have created in the format of weekly Samplers of what I submitted for the last few weeks. This might be better anyway because it makes this page shorter for you, offers occasional tips with examples, and shares (briefly) how you also can participate! Here we go!

September 22, 2021

vss365 #prompt #aloud #Haiku

#SECRETADMIRER

We met because I

accidentally spoke my

thoughts of him #aloud.

 woman with finger to her lips indicating secret or hush


September 21, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #contemporaneous #rhyme

My response was spontaneous

To the challenge word, “Contemporaneous.”

Things that don’t rhyme became extraneous.

Converging thoughts became simultaneous.

This result is temporaneous.

 scrabble letters on a red background Game Changer


September 20, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #venture #777
A #venture capitalist
Will #venture money and risk
For riches and adventure.

A custom-designed yacht - photo by willoh


September 19, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #choir #anothertruestory #shortStory

#vss365 #prompt #choir #anothertruestory #shorttory


September 18, 2021

The artisan crafts,

Meticulously loving

the French desk gold splat.

French Desk displaying gold splat - public domain

September 17, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #alight #glib

I don’t want to sound #glib, but,

When I #alighted on my behind

After falling off the ladder

While cleaning the gutter of leaves,

I thought

I’m gonna set this blasted house #alight!

Signed, Too Many Floods Later

yellow rubber boots by Robert Allmann


September 16, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #glib

SUNFLOWER SMILEY FACENo strict rules. Having been too busy to do one on the 16th, I combined this #prompt with the one for the next day. See above.


September 15, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #gore #Haiku

She hates you for me.

Hopes I will gore you through that

Damn bloody red cape.

injured bull facing matador with red cape


September 14, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #lore #tanka

In the lore of the woods, she is mysterious ~ a “witch” or a “queen,” depending on whether you are a gnome or a fairy.

pixie-like fantasy figure in woods by Reinhardi

September 13, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #door

I left the #door ajar

In case it locked behind me

While I searched for the key.

Yes, I got back in easily.

So had the mice.

Sob!

mice eating veggies by Andrea N


September 12, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #score #anothertruestory

On the SAT

In English, my score was 98%

In math, my score was 12.

Guess I won’t be an architect!

architects blueprint and legend


September 11, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #shore

I believe I lived on or near a sea

once upon another lifetime.

Why else would I cry

in emotional recognition of coming home

upon seeing the ocean from the #shore

after having been raised only in mountains and cities?

tropical shore viewing the ocean

September 11, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #shore

You come from a distant #shore.

I didn’t think it would matter.

But one culture values the community;

The other values the individual.

Even our love could not overcome the fact that

The water tastes different on different shores.

Yet, I love you still.

September 11, 2021 #vss365 #prompt #shore #vss365 #prompt #shore You come from a distant #shore. I didn’t think it would matter. But one culture values the community; The other values the individual. Even our love could not overcome the fact that The water tastes different on different shores. Yet, I love you still.


September 10, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #store

colorful fruits and fabrics with text


September 9, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #war

 Endless war throughout human history

On every continent; among almost all societies.

Makes me doubt the evolution of humankind beyond barbarity.

Yet, still, I strive as if that truth were untrue.

#vss365 #prompt #war picture of soldiers in front of flames from an explosion


September 8, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #sock #tanka

Alone in my mountain cabin,I wait for the coming blizzard to #sock me in my arthritic joints as I shovel slowly.

#vss365 #prompt house in blizzard

September 7, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #mock

They say you’re a “Triple Threat.”

You can teach, preach, and sing,

And adoring congregants follow every word!

From our hideaway, I mock you.

I know your hypocrisy.

Our big secret.

illustration of holy man reading from holy scriptures


September 6, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #lock #Haiku

Carbuncle-crusted

treasure chest brines in the sea.

Fish swim. The lock rusts.

#Haiku picture of whales and a treasure chest #prompt


September 5, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #jock

All she sees is a #jock

With a temporary talent that lets me

Treat and be treated as if I were special.

She thinks I’m dumb, but accepts it since I’m popular.

Not interested in my backstory of dyslexia

And being “toughened up” by a brutal father.

silhouette of a downcast man with barbells on the floor


September 4, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #rock

words playing with #prompt #rock

September 3, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #dock

What’s going on?

What time is it?

Where are my photos?

What to do in an emergency?

Got movies?

Got music?

Got emails?

Only if you have a #dock on which to charge

The love it/hate it phone!

phone charging #dock


September 2, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #shock

We worked together all day, every day

With lots of overtime in the evenings and on weekends.

We spent most nights together and made plans together.

So, imagine my #shock when you, inexplicably, put me in a taxi

And said you’d call me later.

When you didn’t, and I called you twenty times, finally, you answered and …

I heard a woman’s voice in the background laughing and telling you to get off the phone

At 3 a.m.

a reddened eye with a tear as it gazes at the reflection of a man and woman kissing


September 1, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #clock

#vss365 #prompt #clock #poem

August 31, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #drift

#vss365 #prompt #drift #prose

I’ve been on hold long enough

For one phone’s battery to die.

My thoughts #drift so far away

I almost can’t remember whom I called or why.

 

I think of lost loves …

What’s for dinner …

 

“All representatives are currently helping other customers.”

 

Oh yeah, “payment overdue” on a bill I already paid. Damn!


August 30, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #stare

#vss365 #prompt #stare

The doctor said she was sorry to inform me I have AIDS.

All I could do was #stare.

No more words were audible as I fell down a whole into total the total and turmoil darkness of fear.

Endless moments later, I saw a pinprick of White Light. Just a small dot. I concentrated on that dot and watched it grow as I took control of what was left of my life. Recovered from addiction. Played music again. Died knowing I was dearly loved.


August 29, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #flaw

#VANITY

She scans the visage for a #flaw

And finds that one blemish

Makes her beautiful face ugly.

He scans the visage for a #flaw

And finds all that makeup

Makes her beautiful face ugly.

makeup


August 28, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #portrait

Was She the One?

#vss365 #prompt #portrait

The Portrait

Was She the One?

 

How did she capture it?

The luminescent sparkle in hazel green eyes

That captivated me into loving you?

How did she capture it?

The easy grin that sets everyone at ease

And flashed nightly in my direction?

How did she capture it?

The power of your magnetic charms

That doomed fidelity to just one.


August 27, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #shallow #haiku

You see their stories.

Undaunted, you laugh and play.

Too shallow for me.

Refugee Crises (silhouettes of refugees from all over the world) by kahll


August 26, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #dust #haiku

I love the red dust

I splash it all over me

It keeps skin healthy.

Parasites are gone

Insects crawl out of wrinkles.

It makes great sunscreen.elephant splashing red dust onto its back

Image by Kirsi Kataniemi


August 25, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #space #tanka

(A tanka has 31 syllables in one sentence. Related to Haiku. Of course, if you have a certain kind of accent, you will find more than 31 syllables in this sentence!) smiley face laughing and pointing at the humorous statement.


Teachers insist on two spaces between sentences, but the internet requires one #space and disrupts formats when you use two.

.illustration - half typewriter; half computer keyboard by Sher Singh


August 24, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #history

Our history is like that of two continents

Experiencing continental drift.

Two forces of nature

Crashing into one another

My shore subsumed under your shore

As we erupted your mountains stupendously high.

Your fame, your fortune.

I pushed you up/am buried under the pile.

Nancy Ayanna Wyatt - headshot "Pensive"


August 23, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #note

That weather-beaten tan

Turned your face into crinkles.

The blue of your eyes

Were always full of twinkles.

When you return from sea,

How will you ever find me?

I don’t know where I am.

#NoteInABottle

message in a bottle on the seashore by Victoria Borodin


August 22, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #pocket

Shame on you!

You greet the customers lavishly

With faux care for their satisfaction

While you #pocket the change

I earned as their server.

waiter tip on a saucer by Jessica 45 on Pixabay


August 21, 2021

#Vss365 #prompt #face

I love Rodney Yee.

He introduced

My #face to my knee.

yoga pose seated - touching face to knees and hands to feet -Image by Jenia Nebolsina


August 21, 2021

#Vss365 #prompt #face

If you knew,

When you were young,

What life would bring you,

Could you face it

And go on?

Could you? Would you? Why?

silhouette of counselor and client by Mohamed Hassan


August 20, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #sea

My thoughts are as granular as the sand

As if the #sea had tumbled, abraded, and molded each one

For thousands of years

Into minimalist specs – separate –

But creating a whole greater than the sum of its parts.

 


August 19, 2021.

Today’s writer’s prompt reminded me of a cuckoo thing my father did. Check it out! It’s short and sweet – in a payback sort of way.
I wrote two tidbits this time. The first is followed by a #PenYourTen word challenge, and the photo is of the Seed of Life. Enjoy!
Rocky Mountains, Colorado
Arroyo
My Father too lazy to drive to the bridge
Backed up; gunned it
As if it were just a #furrow in the landscape,
As if the car could do a flyover.
Crawled out of the ditch, bloodied and chastened
Lived to tell the story.
Infographic "Game Over"
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August 19, 2021

Your thoughts #seed your actions. Water the good ones well.

Symbol for Seed of Life


August 18, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #song


August 17, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #time

3,000 miles of separation made no difference.

It was merely space where there is no #time.

When you were sad or afraid, I was sad or afraid.

When you were surprised, happy, and free, I was surprised, happy, and free.

ESP is the conjugation of two Souls wed in infinity.

silhouette of a couple against the red moon in a dark sky over a big city #VSS365 #prompt


August 16, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #search

I found the man.

I found the career.

I found money.

It was the wrong #search.

legs in white yoga pants in lotus meditation position on a blue mat. #vss365 #prompt


August 15, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #surge #tanka

Raw anguish #surges

As I contemplate my life

Without your presence.

Forgotten are many tools

Metaphysics I have taught.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1426904984311017475


#vss365 #prompt #surge

Cicadas #surge

Every 17 years

Engorging the atmosphere

With deafening sound

Frenetically flying into faces

Of gardeners and tourists alike.


August 14, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #empower

A homeless person once said to me, “I used to think you were here to take care of me. Now I know you are here to model for me how to take care of myself.” My job, as a volunteer, was to #empower people to take care of themselves.feet + hands of homeless man picking up coins #vss365 #prompt #empower


August 13, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #mend

 #vss365

ARE WE DISPOSABLE?

We no longer #mend our clothes

Broken dishes, furniture, even tools.

We just get new ones.

Truth: we no longer mend relationships

As if we were eternally, inextricably bound,

As if we will not find the soul energy exactly where we left it – next time.


August 12, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #reave

I knew I was bereaved when 3 of my cats died during the pandemic. We each also were #reaved when I had to hand them over, as they scream-cried and cage-clawed, terrified on the vet’s porch. I was not allowed inside – mask or no mask. Heart-broken I remain.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1425879575754575874


August 11, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #pacify

Intubation

Nothing will #pacify

Parents of children dying

Or anyone staring at doctors with pleading eyes

As they breathe their last breath of “freedom” not to be vaccinated

EMERGENCY hospital entrance by Paul Brennan


August 10, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #revive

THIS IS NOT A POEM; IT IS A FACT

(After a life in the business world)

It lay

abated, terminated,

repressed, and suppressed.

Not until I discovered #vss365 #prompts

Did that latent pretense at talent

Revive as I attempted to create poetry.

Thank You!

https://twitter.com/i/status/1425211147968552961


August 9, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #condemn #haiku

My beautiful plants!

Grazing deer #condemn me. Thus,

Silk flowers now rule.

#vss365 #prompt using #condemn

Image by Barry Nicholson


August 6, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #defy #Haiku

I don’t defy you

For the sake of defiance

You simply are wrong!

(To see the accompanying GIF I chose, go to the Twitter link https://twitter.com/i/status/1423646244220674053


August 5, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #decoy

That beautiful Turquoise vase

Was just a #decoy to lure and entrap me

In the luxury furnishings department.

Of course, I fell for it.

Home Goods is my museum.


August 4, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #sunder

#vss365 #prompt #sunder


August 3, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #eclipse

You managed to #eclipse my sense of self-importance
When I saw you riding the skateboard in Central Park
Even though you had no body from the waist down.
I do not understand that degree of Zest for Life, Dear Veteran.
This really happened. this man had a gorgeous face and chest. Was wearing a black beret and black short-sleeved t-shirt exposing muscular arms. He was guiding the skateboard with his hands as he zoomed down a path toward the lake, ignoring all our stares.

I was with my “little sister” from the Big Brothers program, and I had a hard time explaining what we were witnessing. We wanted to talk with him but, out of respect for his privacy, we did not go to where he was when he stopped at the water’s edge.


August 1, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #prompterchallenge #gloom #haiku

#vss365 #prompt #ignites

August 1, 2021

Why is it that I can feel tired and “done” after hours upon hours of work from morning well into night. Yet, as soon as I prepare to sleep, just one creative thought #ignites stirrings in my mind which leave me sleepless well into the early morning hours?


July 30, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #art

GOD’S HANDIWORK

The model in model stance
The image of the model in model stance
Which is the real #art?
Vss365 July 30 2021 #prompt #art

July 29, 2021

Today’s #vss365 writers’ #prompt word is #coincidence

Was it mere #coincidence that we met?
No.
The floor dropped out from under me,
and I vanished into a Black Hole of regret
because it would not work.
Yet, it was compulsory.
Reason does not prevail when
The Entanglement originates at Soul Level

Karma is not Coincidental.


July 28, 2021

#VSS365 #Farewell

To all those people

Who populated my life

And caused me Grief

      ~ Even the primal scream

     ~ And clawing my pillow kind of grief

No matter how our #farewell ended,

I hope you fare well in the end.

#vss365 #farewell #writingcommunity

Click on the link to see what it looks like on Twitter with a GIF of a woman waving farewell. https://twitter.com/i/status/1420353876407029761


July 27, 2021

#VSS365 #Illegal

World View

None are #illegal.

The Creator did not draw lines
And call them nations.

Ask any astronaut.

#vxss365 #illegalView of earth from space for #vss365


July 26, 2021

#VSS365 #Permission

 

https://twitter.com/i/status/1419638657661739014


July 24, 2021

#VSS365 #Butter

No mineral oil?

Then, slather him with butter!

Lights, Cam’ra, Action!

greased torso of a bodybuilder for #vss365 #butter

Ha ha! Did I cheat? I don’t know anyone who pronounces all 3 syllables of camera, so I took a chance. Happy Saturday, All!

@vss365official #vss365 #prompt #Butter #writingcommunity #haiku #poetrycommunity


July 23, 2021

#VSS365 #Technology

I don’t need #technology to fly.

All I have to do is dream myself afloat over cities.
Hands reach up as if to pull me down
to their level.

But my spirit is free and needs no devices.#vss365 #technology #FreeSpirit


July 23, 2021

#VSS365 #Technology

It was #technology that brought us back together. The one with the long hair everyone envied, the class bully, the “square” intellectual. For all the litter on FB, still, it enabled class reunions across the miles after years of absence – some of which was for the better.

#vss365 #technology #writingcommunity

icon of person at computer #vss365


Nancy (Ayanna) plays with #vss365 prompts for fun

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