Chickens and Chocolate

Written for July Writing Prompts from puttingmyfeetinthedirt:

2020 Holidays

Chickens and chocolate and holiday fare 

It’s a sign of the times the shelves are all bare. 

There won’t be an Easter or sweet holiday 

All of the sweet stuff has been taken away. 

The chickens will lay only eggs on a farm 

We’ll eat them for breakfast, it won’t cause no harm. 

We’ll have to eat veggies and buttery toast 

While we wait for that chicken to finally roast.

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Breath: Ragtag Daily Prompt

Written for RDP Community:
***** Disclaimer: the following poem is 100% fiction! *****


With each breath I take 

I can think of just you 

The kind of mistake 

Why I hadn’t a clue. 

So now here I sit 

With my bottle of wine 

Remembering the shit 

You God-awful swine! 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Simpatico: FOWC with Fandango

Written for Fandango’s daily challenge:


  1. (of a person) likable and easy to get along with.
    • having or characterized by shared attributes or interests; compatible.

My true love

When I met my true love  
It was love at first sight  
He looked direct at me  
On that dark, starry night.  
We connected like fire  
In a pile full of brush  
Him, always so gentle  
He never did rush.  
I called him “Simpatico” 

It was just how he felt 
I finally found a card  
I was happy was dealt. 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

100 Word Wednesday

What 100 words would you give this image?


How to participate? A few guidelines as we begin….

  1. Simply check my feed, or search the reader, for the 100WW or tag #100WW, post each Wednesday. I’ll also be posting on my InstagramTwitter, and Facebook Feeds.
  2. Write your submission on your blog, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook Feed and ping back to the weekly blog post. Feel free to use the image provided or your own. Please do credit the artist whose image we use — Links provided.
  3. I have not enabled automatic pingbacks due to a plethora of spam messages attempting to link up. Do feel free to also continue posting your links and I will enable your pingbacks as I check my blog. Thank you for understanding!!
  4. I’ll provide a Weekly Summary, or Windup, of posts on or by Tuesday; take the opportunity to read and comment on your fellow bloggers posts {keeping in mind to give each other grace and space}. I try to read them all and post your submission in the Weekly Windup.
  5. Have fun! I enjoy reading your challenge submissions!


I remember the day as if it was yesterday. The sun was shining, and it was hot! Brad and I had found this area in the park where we could get a little shade. It was the first time he kissed me. The butterflies in my stomach were busier than all the bugs in the forest. He had taken out his pocketknife and started carving something in the trees. I told him to stop, that he would kill the tree. He said the tree would be fine. Now I wish he had written our whole names, Brad and Rochelle forever.  

©2020 CBialczak Fiction

Ascertain: Your Daily Word Prompt


  1. find (something) out for certain; make sure of.

Written for Sheryl at YDWP:

My vow

Before I go I’d like to see 

If with you’s where I’m s’posed to be 

Spending time together without strife 

Leading a happy and simple life 

I’d look at you and know right then 

That I have surely made ascertain 

That you’re the one that I love now 

And always will, that is my I vow.

©2020  CBialczak Poetry

“Simply 6-minutes” Writing Challenge 07/28/2020

Welcome to the challenge: 07/28/2020

Rules of this challenge:

  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.
  7. I would appreciate feedback on how often writer’s would like this challenge. Is it a once a week challenge? Just Saturdays? Let me know a day that perhaps there aren’t a lot of other challenges already scheduled.

Today’s Prompt:

Narragansett, RI

Thank you for participating!