Photos by Sarah, Tuesday Photo Challenge


Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

The Roll of Honour records and commemorates members of the Australian armed forces who have died during or as a result of war service, or for Post-1945 conflicts, warlike service, non-warlike service and certain peacetime operations.

It takes the form of bronze panels in the Memorial’s Commemorative Area and the Roll of Honour database.

Dutch Goes The Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge, Week 135 – Memories

Scribblings by Sarah


Our relationship was simple, and yet complicated.

There were times of smooth sailing and, equally, times of turbulence. We were each other’s counterbalance, filling in the holes of our selves to mask our imperfections. It was a tenuous set of scales though, easily tipped and spilling over into the world around us.

Others were amused by our apparent inability to live with each other, and our absolute refusal to live without each other. We were words without vowels – nonsensical; just a string of consonants, with no meaning behind them.

Oh, how precious to have someone like that, who can challenge us and yet accept us, as we are. What a tragedy not be aware of this, until they are gone.

I wonder where she is now.

And I hope she is well.

By Sarah ©2018

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Saturday Mix – Opposing Forces, 10 November 2018

Scribblings by Sarah


I surveyed the kingdom around me, taking it all in. My eyes and heart, fill with gratitude. This empire had not come easily to me. It had been hard-earnt; fought for. Each day.

Finally, I see his familiar form grow larger, as he approaches. The guard dogs bark excitedly, as my prince returns to me. I offer my lips to him and welcome him with a kiss, to celebrate his homecoming. I press him to me, my body molding to his. My soul sings with relief. I am whole again.

This life is bliss, in my home. My humble castle.

By Sarah ©2018

Sammi Scribbles, Weekend Writing Prompt, #80 – Castle

Challenges by Sarah, Mindlovemisery's Menagerie - Saturday Mix

Saturday Mix – Opposing Forces, 10 November 2018

Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 10 November 2018!

This week we are dipping our toes into the pool of OPPOSITES. Our challenge is all about “opposing forces” and the use of antithesis in our writing. You will need to use the two opposing words in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Our words this week are:

– simple and complicated

– vowel and consonant

You may be asking yourself, How can I use antithetical statements in my writing?

Luckily, Kat from Literary Devices has some examples for you.

Common Antithesis Examples
Some famous antithetical statements have become part of our everyday speech and are frequently used in arguments and discussions. Below is the list of some antithetical statements:

You are easy on the eyes, but hard on the heart.
Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing.

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Scribblings by Sarah

‘Til Death Do Us Part

The funeral went by in a waltz of shiny cars, black suits, and choreographed tears.  

She dipped her hat, concealing her face, and heaving her chest, imitating sobs. Glancing furtively around her, she slipped away from the graveside and chuckled to herself. No one had noticed she was not in the coffin.

She stole one last look at her husband, and realised, she was finally free of him…

Til death do us part, she thought ironically, and walked away.

By Sarah ©2018

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, First Line Friday: November 9th, 2018

Free Verse, Poetry by Sarah

Time To Fly

The pitch is off.
I’m singing out of tune.
Like a well-oiled machine no more.
I am stranded on this island.
Sticking it to the man,
yet still yearning for acceptance.

The future is promising me,
I won’t miss any of it.
I embark on my new journey,
where talk actually means action.
It’s time to let my light shine again.
It’s time to for me to


By Sarah ©2018

The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 376

Challenges by Sarah, Mindlovemisery's Menagerie - Saturday Mix

Saturday Mix – Same Same But Different, 3 November 2018

Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 3 November 2018!

This week we are diving into the depths of our thesaurus and exploring the world of synonyms.

Same Same But Different
Your ‘Same Same But Different’ task is to take the five challenge words and NOT use them in your writing. That’s right, you need to dig out your thesaurus and find a synonym for each word instead.

Your words this week are:

  1. dress
  2. soak
  3. eat
  4. heat
  5. draw

Your writing form is either poetry or prose.

Synonym Searching
Synonyms are words that are similar, or have a related meaning, to another word. They can be lifesavers when you want to avoid repeating the same word or if your word might not be the most appropriate. You can search for synonyms online at:

You may be asking yourself, What are some examples of synonyms?
Luckily, the nice folks at YourDictionary have some…

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