What do you see # 27 – 27 April 2020

For Sadje’s photo prompt: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2020/04/27/what-do-you-see-27-27-april-2020/

Mickey, the tree

Mickey hated liars. He couldn’t stand the thought of anyone else coming and sitting beneath his limbs, pledging their love to another, only to never see them again. He had seen and heard it all for so many years. He couldn’t even say how many years, since he didn’t know how to count his own rings.

Today was different. They came from the city he believed, based on their fashionable attire and sporty car. They laid out a blanket below his lowest limb and took a basket out of the car. They sat closely, talking so quietly that Mickey almost couldn’t hear them nor what they were talking about.

The man leaned past the woman he was sitting with and grabbed the basket handles. He placed the basket in front of his own legs and prepared to open the latch. Mickey could hear the anticipation in the woman’s voice and surely he was curious too. The man slowly opened the latch and lifted the lid.

Mickey couldn’t believe what he was seeing! This wasn’t love! This wasn’t a date! This was a horrific animal let loose to cause damage to others.

The man laid out the contents, rolled up a paper and lit a match. He knew the kindling he brought would make a beautiful fire.

©2020 CBialczak Fiction

Three things challenge

Three Things Challenge #219 from Di .
The three things for the day #threethingschallenge


Ruler of the Land

Have you ever realized 
before you had a clue 
that what you did was not right 
and a danger to us too? 

Don’t just sit and argue 
that you are always good 
mistakes are made and people cry 
that they’re misunderstood.   

Suck it up and listen 
to words I have to say 
No one is quite perfect 
nor wants to be that way.  

The only person happy 
with being Mr. Right 
is a person with no ethics 
nor puts up a fair fight.  

We have a man just like this 
who thinks he rules the land 
But don’t just listen to this ass, 
Trump will hopefully be banned.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Photo Challenge #313

For: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2020/04/28/photo-challenge-313/

top view photo of boat near airplane
Photo by Francisco Echevarria on Pexels.com


Down below in the deep blue sea 
there lies a plane that used to be 
for the men who saved the world 
the plane went down, lives unfurled.  

Now the wreck just sits and rots 
seen on radar as just some dots 
Waiting for a ship to come back 
Nothing left after the shark attack. 

Someday though the nose will rise 
and put its wings back in the skies 
for no plane lost can be left there 
Someone else has got to care.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Preview: Fowc with fandango

Preview : https://fivedotoh.com/2020/04/28/fowc-with-fandango-preview/

The day

Stepping across the threshold, holding her flowers tightly in her sweating hands, Eliza tried to stand as tall as possible, even though she wanted to crumble from the enormous amount of stress she was feeling. Was she making the right decision? Did others see them as compatible? She wondered if Bill was worrying about this too.

Slowly, with her step-father guiding her down the aisle, she proceeded toward her waiting love. She glanced side to side as she walked and saw all of the people she knew loved her and so many strangers that would soon become a part of her new life. Looking straight ahead she could see Bill staring back at her. A tear fell from his eye and landed just above his smiling lips. He looked a little nervous, but confident as well.

Her step-father handed her off to Bill at the alter. He looked down into her eyes. His deep brown eyes held so much love in them that Eliza knew if this was only the preview to their life ahead, she had nothing to worry about.

©2020 CBialczak Fiction

Blogging A to Z April Challenge: X 04/28/2020

Examine what works

By this time most children have been out of school for many weeks. https://www.npr.org/2020/04/02/824964864/nine-out-of-10-of-the-world-s-children-are-out-of-school-what-now
What have you been doing at home to promote learning? Do you “read” the house? Do you “label” the house:?” Was your child excited by any of your homeschool ideas?

Make a list, with or without your child about what things they did to learn, that were fun. Keep that list handy and go back to the ideas they enjoyed. Learning is more apt to grow when kids can be excited about learning.

Let me know what other ideas you came up;