Friday Fictioneers (a few days late)

Written for Rochelle’s challenge: https://rochellewisoff.com/2020/08/19/21-august-2020/

Come on in

“Do you really think someone is in there?” 

“My mom said an old lady lives there but said not to knock on the door because she can’t get out of bed anyhow.” 

“How does your mom know?” 

“I don’t know, she just told me.  The lady’s name is Veva. Mom said that Veva was married and when her husband died, she put him in a freezer then went about her life.” 

Ew, that’s creepy. What if she asks you to come in and offers you an ice cream?” 

“If she asks I’m going to tell her I’m allergic to milk.” 

©2020 CBialczak Fiction

Good News!

Healthy coral reef in Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

We are the world Friday Good News: https://greenlifebluewater.earth/2020/07/31/pfas-traps-watwb/

Plus, over the past few years, news about coral reefs around the world has largely followed one theme: bad news. Coral populations are declining dramatically, with climate change remaining a big threat.

But this month, we got some good news about corals in the Florida Keys. Researchers at the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Summerland Key found propagated coral they had outplanted in the ocean spawned in the wild. This is a big deal, as it’s the first time restored corals like these have been observed to reach this sexual reproduction milestone.

Joining Ira to talk about this big breakthrough is Hanna Koch, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Summerland Key, Florida, and Hollie Putnam, assistant professor of biology at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston.
https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/science-friday/segments/pregnancy-and-coronavirus-good-news-corals-august-21-2020-part-1

Read more at: https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/where-we-work/united-states/florida/stories-in-florida/floridas-spectacular-coral-reef-system/

Garden – Word of the Day Challenge

Written for : https://cyranny.com/2020/08/23/garden-word-of-the-day-challenge/

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My Love

Come on in 
the sun does shine 
I’ll be your love 
if you’ll be mine 
we walk along 
the road we take 
the garden path 
for love we make 
Below the sky 
above the ground 
we’ll walk away 
without a sound 
Cherish us 
for we are life 
I’m your husband 
you’re my wife. 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry