Photo Challenge #338

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https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2020/10/27/photo-challenge-338/

Mom, are Mr. and Mrs. Finkle fighting again?

I don’t know? Why do you ask?

Well, Mrs. Finkle must have gotten locked out of the house and now she’s trying to get back in.

What do you mean she is trying to get back in? She has a key I’m sure.

I don’t know but Mr. Finkle is just watching her struggle.

He’s what?

Mom, you gotta come see this! I think Mrs. Finkle might be stuck!

Stuck where?

Just come here!

©2020 CBialczak Flash Fiction

Simply 6 Minutes Challenge – Oct. 27th 2020

Thank you for this great contribution!

jaquintinwriter

challenge: write ‘whatever’ comes to mind from viewing the picture

I see the inground pool and I reminisce about years I lived in the countryside.
My neighbors on one side purchased inground pools and on the other side of
them was those, including I, who could only afford above-ground ones.

Each summer we women would gather around poolside while we watched
our young children play and sometimes disagree. There was one game they
played where spoken over and over were the words ‘Marco Polo’

If only I could turn back the clock and relive those happier times of my life.
Sadly we make decisions based on circumstances and for some of us there are
no re-dos.

On occasion I dream about days and nights gone by only dreams often become
nightmares – ones I wish ne’er compare to happier yesterdays.

Word count: 129

https://christinebialczak.com/2020/10/27/simply-6-minutes-welcome-to-the-challenge-10-27-2020/

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#Simply6Minutes: poolside drama

This is a great contribution to Simply 6 Minutes!

sound mind journey

poolside drama

she: can you see the pool?

he: pool?

she: yes can you see it?

he: ya

she: you need to do something

he: thing?

she: ya, thing, like cleaning

he: cleaning? why?

she: what can you see?

he: ya, I see water

she: the dirt! the leaves!

he: ya, so?

she: so!!! do something!!!

he: ok, wait till i finish this (busily watching the screen of his mobile)

she: (silent. leaves.)

she: (returns. Hand full of stuff. Throws at him.)

he: (loudly yep) what…is this for?

she: (more loudly) do something or i’ll do something to you!!!

nothing happens after a long pause, followed by a loud splash. Someone falls into the pool.

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Simply 6 Minutes—Welcome To The Challenge: 10/27/2020


Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

Christine Bialczak




*****For any participants that do NOT like restrictions, please feel free to participate in any way you would like. It is great to read the contributions!****

  1. Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.
  2. You can either use one of the prompts (photo or written) or you can free-write.
  3. Get ready and write for 6 minutes, that is it! Can you write a complete story? Can you think of a new Sonnet? Can you write 400 words? 400? 500? There are no restrictions on what kind of writing you do, but you should try to be actively writing for six minutes.
  4. After you are done writing, include your word count and then post back to this page #Simply6Minutes or include your link in the comments section. Pingbacks are enabled.
  5. *Feel free to leave your work completely unedited. I believe it is good to see, especially for new writers, that even very seasoned writers don’t write a perfect first draft.*
  6. Have fun, challenge yourself if you’d like, read and respond to others’ posts.

Thank you for participating!

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My Contribution:

I sat looking out the window at the pool. We had it put in about four years ago and the kids had loved it for the first two years. After that it sort of sat unless I went in it, which was fine, I liked to relax and float about.

I guess the time was coming for me to drag out the cover. It wasn’t that is was hard to put on, but it was hard to drag out of the shed without picking up all the dirt and dragging that into the water. I usually had Bill here to help me but he was off with his buddies. I could wait but I started seeing leaves start to fall yesterday and the last thing I want to do is clean out all leaves before all the leaves fell in the pool.

I never knew if I was worth it to run the pump all summer if I was the only enjoying it.Then agian…..

The Weekly Smile for the 26th of October, 2020 #weeklysmile

https://trentsworldblog.wordpress.com/2020/10/26/the-weekly-smile-for-the-26th-of-october-2020-weeklysmile/

I am not sure I have ever participated in the Weekly Smile but just reading Trent’s post made me smile! Thanks, I would say mission complete!

Anyhow, I have a few things to smile about…First, I picked up my new kitchen cabinets and David and I loaded them into the house. Now for the install….

Second, I was able to leaf blow my entire driveway and the edge of it on only one tank of gas!

Third, Lindsay stopped over Saturday night. I know kids love moving out into the world on their own but there is something to say about not being alone EVER since she was born! Lol! And now I’m supposed to get used to it?

It is nice to think of all the positives. Click on the link under the picture to participate via Trent’s site.

©2020 CBialczak

From my desk: 10/26/2020

About two weeks ago I took out my brand new, used only once, Stihl backpack leaf blower to blow the leaves on the driveway. It has to be done because the driveway is long and steep and tires slip when the leaves get wet. I won’t even talk about the snow! Anyhow, I blew the driveway, which was the second time this year, and it only took about 45 minutes. Looking at the front lawn I thought to myself, “hmmm, not too many leaves. This shouldn’t take too long.” Three hours later!!!

David bought from a neighbor last week a mulcher that you hook up to the lawn mower tractor and it vacuums up the leaves! He finally got it working last night. He took one loop around the front yard and the whole thing was full! The bin part of this could easily fit two adults sitting down! Thank goodness for this though, because I don’t know how many more times I can blow the front yard….and not all the leaves are down yet!

Peace to you all!