Share Your World

Share Your World

It’s Monday and that means that it’s time for Melanie to ask us to answer this week’s Share Your World questions. Here we go.


When was the last time you tried something new?  How did that go for you?
Funny that I saw this today because I tried something new today! I tried to make a cinnamon swirl bread using my bread machine. It came out pretty good but not what I really wanted. Now that I know what the dough will do, I can work with it again another time and get it closer to what I wanted. If anyone is from Rhode Island or has visited and has been to Aunt Carrie’s Restaurant…that is the bread I want to make!

What’s the most sensible thing you’ve ever heard someone say?
….I have no idea….

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
I think I would be about 32. I know I’m not young enough to be in my 20’s nor do I want to be, but I think early thirties would fit me.

Lastly, I’ll be doing one “Halloween” themed question per week during October.  Those who don’t observe the holiday are welcome to answer or to ignore it as they wish.

Fun  CREEPY Halloween Question:

Have you ever seen a ‘fresh’ corpse (aka dead body)?
Yes, twice…after they’ve been to the morgue but not embalmed or anything. My late husband and my son. I have seen plenty of embalmed people but I don’t know if that counts, they are sort of plastic at that point. I’m sorry if I am offending anyone with my answer….it’s just how I feel.

GRATITUDE SECTION (always optional)

Do you enjoy any seasonal traditions around this time of year?

I am grateful for my friend Mary who has always included me and my family in their holiday festivities. Not having a large extended family, it is sometimes hard when holidays come and you hear about who had their kids and grandkids over, who went to the uncle’s house, whose brother got wasted and made a fool of himself….


©2020 CBialczak

5 Favorite Fall Fruits

For Dr. Tanya at Salted Caramel:

Give Me a High Five! Human Hand Illustration A human hand sketch/illustration showing the palm, fingers & wrist. Cartoon stock vector

Like Dr. Tanya, I love most fruits. I don’t know if I can choose only five and I also don’t know if they are only for fall, but here goes…

  1. Peaches – picked right out of a tree, smelling sweet, fuzzy
  2. Plums – Dark purplish-black with a light red inside
  3. Apples – Empire picked right off the tree
  4. Blueberries – they go with anything
  5. Bananas – yeah, I know, but they are sort of year-round

I love Star fruit, mangos, raspberries, strawberries, nectarines, grapes, blackberries, huckleberries, gooseberries…..

©2020 CBialczak

What do you see?

When I look into the distance

When I look into the distance 
I see you walking 
with someone new 
without me 

When I look into the distance  
I do not see us together 
I am alone 
without you 

When I look into the distance 
my hopes for tomorrow 
are as far away 
as you are 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Study: FOWC with Fandango

Written for:

Needing a study-buddy

When my work is getting hard 
and I really need to study 
I try and take a walk around 
to look for just one buddy 

I never had much success 
in learning from someone new 
but sometimes I just kick myself 
for I haven’t any clue 

Reaching out to other people 
to try and help myself 
is really what I need to do 
and put my pride up on a shelf.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Truthful Tuesdays

The Question:

Since we discussed Halloween last week, how about Thanksgiving and Christmas for this week? No? Too bad, because that’s what’s going on! Sadly, this pandemic shows no signs of easing up anytime soon, at least not in any way that will make a difference on some of the social distancing restrictions that are in place. With that in mind…

Has this pandemic altered your holiday plans for later this year, or will it be “business as usual”? Please explain.

My Answer:

Honestly, after losing my son my holiday plans changed permanently. All I want to do is be with the people I love and I don’t care about the gifts or any of that. That isn’t much different than what I used to think but before I loved having people to the house and a big dinner…

I have David and Lindsay, my dad and Laurette, and a handful of precious friends. That is all I want for Christmas. For me the pandemic is only enabling me to tone down the festivities.

I’m Your Captain

Jim’s contribution to Simply 6 Minutes

A Unique Title For Me

Everybody, listen to me and return me my ship.  I’m your captain, I’m your captain, though I’m feeling mighty sick.  I’ve been lost now, days uncounted, and its months since I’ve seen home.  Can you hear me, can you hear me, or am I all alone?  A revolt was underway on the ship and all the other sea dogs had abandoned ship.

Written for Stine Writing – Poetry, Positivity, and Connecting!, Simply 6 Minutes hosted by Christine Bialczak.

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Simply 6 Minutes—Welcome To The Challenge: 10/06/2020

Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

*****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!