NOTE:  The rules have changed.




Welcome to January 4   

Today’s prompt is:  A new year’s resolution you’ve never been able to keep.

So that you don’t feel so alone in your embarrassment, I’ll share a vignette with you:


Long, long ago in decades far, far, away, I’ve made New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and to give more to charity.  Those, I’ve kept.

Every time I’ve made New Year’s resolutions to think before I speak, those fail every time.  It just seems that my mouth goes into overdrive and my brain can’t seem to understand how to stop it from racing into the nearest set of pylons.

Writing helps smooth it over a bit.  I can go back and edit, move a thought from one place to another and, after using a text reader to see how it sounds, send it out with the assurance that I might have been a bit rash, but I said it well.


Here are the rules:

  1. A prompt for #TMAT120 will be given the first Thursday of every month. The prompt challenge begins whenever it’s that day in your time zone. It ends on the 2nd Thursday of the month.  

  2. NEW RULE:  Copy and paste your 120 word entry into the reply section below, along with a link to your blog.  To me, everyone who enters is a winner, but if you must have a winner, the entry with the most likes wins. 

  3. Limit your #TMAT120 post to 120 words. People who participate in limited-word prompts aren’t expecting a 1,000 word explanation before it begins.

  4. When/if you publish your entry on your blog, use the #TMAT120 picture to show that you are participating in the prompt. Please don’t alter (except for size).  

  5. Please don’t use hard-core curse words. They’ll be edited out if you do, and you might not like the words I choose to replace them with.  🙂 

  6. Take time to read other people’s #TMAT120 & their posts, after all you might make a new friend.

© Joelle LeGendre  Joelle’s tales:  Tell me a tale in 120 words