MLMM Sunday Writing Prompt – Three Senses

They say, smell triggers memories better than any other sense. But, sometimes you’ll hear a song that brings you back to your teenage years, or see a park that reminds you of your childhood.

THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE: Choose either sight, sound, or smell, and write a memory it triggers in you.

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The Rules:

  • The style is completely open; poetry, prose, a single word…Go where the prompt takes YOU!
  • Keep your submission to 500 words or less.
  • Post it on your page, and TAG it Sunday Writing Prompt, MLMM, Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. And be sure to leave a link in the comment section below.
  • Feel free to use my photo for inspiration, or as your own cover image.
  • Please have your submissions in by the END OF EACH FRIDAY (Pacific Standard Time). Every Saturday, I will post a “standout” piece in a post entitled, Saturday Highlighter. Bear in mind, it will be based on my personal opinion. If you are not chosen, that does NOT mean your piece was not superb.
  • Be creative and HAVE FUN!

I just want to give a quick thank you to Michael who has entrusted me to take over this challenge. It is an honour, and I am very excited to spread my creative wings and soar in a new direction!


    • Thanks for your contribution, I really enjoyed it! I put myself in the shoes of the little girl and could feel everything she was feeling, hear everything she was hearing. Great job!


  1. […] I’m a big fan of actively purposefully connecting with my senses. When something catches my eye, I pursue it for more sensual input. Yes, that’s probably why my career with children has been so rewarding. That’s exactly what kids do and why not being able to touch or sniff a priceless work of art, is unbearable for them.My example comes from an experiment that asked me to recall a sensation. I became intrigued by articles about Native American Spirit Animals. There’s no doubt in my mind that human beings are inseparable from Nature and that spiritual signs are everywhere.So, there was a proposed experiment to find your own ‘spirit animal’. I thought, why not?The experiment suggested a quiet calm space where you could just clear your mind in a meditative state and the first animal that presented itself to you would be your spirit guide. Did I mention that I was skeptical? I wasn’t even sure that I was capable of clearing my mind.Well, I did it. As I sat quietly, I suddenly heard the sound of red-winged blackbirds. I hadn’t heard them in a long while at that time because I wasn’t living by a marshy area. (That sound also triggered happy childhood memories of my grandparents’ farm.)Red winged blackbirds were so outside of what I expected, and so specific, that I became a guarded believer that very day. I look up animal meaning information often now, especially when I notice an unusual array of them in a time period. There was such a time period right after my first granddaughter was born, when my photo adventures turned from frogs and salamanders to spiders. I was ALL about finding spiders!A few years into that new photo fetish, I found my book on animal meanings. I looked up spiders, for fun.Spiders mean Grandmother. “The spirit of grandmotherly love.”Just sayin’.MLMM Sunday Writing Prompt โ€“ Three Senses | Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie ( […]


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