She giggles.

She is happy.


she says.

“Dad,” she says

again, this

time adding

a tug,  “’Cause

I feel so

good now,

If I open my



will butterflies

fly out?”

She giggles

bigger now.

“They might,”

I say, “They

might fly

right through

your laughter.”


She tries to

close her mouth.

She can’t.

More laughing


forth.  She

sounds like

gulps of



And, like the

season, her

arrival has

brought new

life into

the world.


She is so

excited over

what might




C L Couch


July is right on our door steps and it’ll enter with Word-High July! Maria of Doodles and Scribbles and I [that is, Rosema at] are more than excited to read your takes on the 30 Beautiful Filipino Words.

  1. Write or create a post inspired or about the Filipino word prompts.
  2. A post can be anything. A poem, a fiction, a six-word tale, or even a photo. It’s all up to you.
  3. Linkback/create a pingback to this post: Word-High July 30 Beautiful Filipino Words. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do a pingback.
  4. Tag your post with WordHighJuly, so your co-bloggers will be able to read/see your take on the prompt. Here’s how you create tags.
  5. Most important of all, read and comment to your blogger friends (old and new found, we’ll never know).

HOP ON and let’s all GET WORD-HIGH this JULY!

July 1