Daily Prompt – Marathon



I try to pry my eyes open while the persistent ringing throws echoes into my ears making my head hurt. I open my eyes enough to flail my arm at the snooze button. I know I need to get out of bed straight away this morning but it’s not very inspiring when I can hear the rain splashing against the window pane. It sound like a waterfall and realise the guttering still needs to be cleared. Instead of getting up, I wrap the quilt tightly around me to grasp sleep again and to reclaim the warmth lost after the cold air rushed through the quilt. I snuggle into the pillow and try to drop back off and make the most of the next 9 minutes.

I ponder why the snooze button was even invented… its just an unnecessary button. There to tease parents into insecurity… I should just set the alarm ten minutes later and not torture myself with the sound. If it were never invented people would be up in time for work and not desperately try to cling on to the last few minutes of quiet bliss. I sigh as I remember, the floorboards will creak, activating the wooden alarm which will no doubt awaken the little ones who are always too keen to get out of bed…

I fling back the covers and press off on the alarm. Its time for the marathon task of the school run!

via Daily Prompt: Marathon

Daily Prompt – Cake



Cake, what everyone craves for everyday!



It’s her 15th birthday and she asked for a chocolate cake. Covered and decorated with chocolate dipped strawberries! Did she get it? Of course she did! It was exactly what she asked for!

She wanted a Devil’s Food Cake, All Sticky and gooey!

With chocolate buttercream in the middle and chocolate ganache on top!

She wanted chocolate dipped strawberries on top! Chocolate splattered in a pattern on top!

She loved it!

We all sang Happy Birthday to her!

Oh wait!! Damn it! I forgot the candles!!


Daily Prompt – Eclipse





What would happen if, in those brief few minutes, when the moon covers the sun, a parallel world can be accessed through the eclipse?

What if an eclipse was in fact a time-leap into another world.

Where would your world be?

What would you see in a parallel world?

There are three types of lunar eclipses: penumbral, when the Moon crosses only the Earth’s penumbra; partial, when the Moon crosses partially into the Earth’s umbra; and total, when the Moon crosses entirely into the Earth’s umbra.

Daily Prompt – Ghost



It’s late at night and as I walk along the dark winding road, the darkness envelopes me and I find the temperature drop.

The clouds cover the moon and the atmosphere darkens and envelopes me in a chill.

The road is clear, no traffic or noise. But as I continue my journey to an unknown place the fog comes in and around me. The time it takes for me to reach the end of the road, the fog begins to clear and I see a car parked at a strange angle at the side of the road … a dark figure ahead of me, laying on the floor …

I try to run as I realise the car has crashed and steam comes out the front, the engine still running … as I approach it feels like I’m floating in slow motion to find out the fate of the figure …

As I draw closer I reach the figure, as I look down I realise it is in fact a still figure of myself!

I’m a ghost!



Daily Prompt – Carry


I Await You


In the days you were growing,

I carry and bear your weight.

Life grows inside of me,

A little person given by fate.


The child I love already,

Is loved in ways unknown.

The days turn into weeks,

as you grow where you were sown.


The time is slow and painful,

As your weight pulls down on me.

The end is slow in getting here,

My baby, I wait to meet and see.


The day is here at last,

Your born into the world.

Your perfect little body,

All tiny, pink and curled


The beautiful child we created,

She is perfect in every way.

Ten tiny toes and fingers,

As brand new as the day.


Little face, soft cheeks and skin,

Upon her face I gaze,

I love her more than ever,

She will be loved ’til the end of days.


 In response to the Daily Post – Daily Prompt



Daily Prompt – Obssessed

Love or Obsession?



Obsession is addictive, Obsession rules your life!

What do you have in your life that you are obsessed with? Is it an object or a craft? Do you have a hobby that you touch but can’t leave alone? Do you love dogs, cats or cars?

For me it is rainbows . The way I stack my children’s cups plates and bowls. Always in rainbow order. Red,orange, yellow, green, blue and violet. It has to be that way or I get very annoyed. I will open my cupboard and see they are muddled up and feel the anger that something so simple is so hard for my partner or children to follow. To me it is annoying but is it really the problem? Of course not!  Is it just my obsession and that my family can’t see how important it is for them to be in order?

Its not that I have OCD, as I don’t (undiagnosed) but it just looks pretty! I like ordering and colour coding. I like lists and ticking items off them once completed.

I like my obsession! …. I love rainbows!

Mocha Mum



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Daily Prompt – Joke


It’s Time for School Run 

 In the early morning sun, I shower and dress for the weather. T-shirt, shorts and flip flops and the faint spray of perfume. I go downstairs and prepare breakfast for the children. Cereal or toast is the choice this morning, neither are wanted as usual for my three darlings! The morning is busy and with quick pace the children arrive one after the other. One little girl arrives in leggings and a long sleeved top, coat and wellies. A wry smile appears on my face as I double check there are summer clothes in her bag. 

The early morning playtime goes as normal with quiet activities as we wake up. Drawing, exploring and building with blocks. Checking the clock for school run time is never an organised task as I realise we should be leaving for school. In the rush we grab our shoes and don coats, pick up bags and lunch boxes.Outside and get into pairs and begin our walk to school … The heavens open …Rain again, what a joke! 
Actually … The Joke is on me!