Step Back Jack

A Unique Title For Me

Rocky the squirrel told the intruder not to come one step closer, or else they would regret it.  Rocky went on to say, “If you choose to come closer, I won’t have any choice and I will have to fight you, and if you have ever been scratched by a squirrel before, you will know that this can be a very unpleasant experience.  You may think that I am a tiny creature, but I have long sharp teeth and claws, so this probably won’t end well for you.  I am certain to leave you with a very deep and painful cut, and there is a good chance that I am carrying some type of nasty disease that you don’t want.  When I am feeling threatened, I will scratch your eyes out, and that won’t be a good look on you.”

Written for Stine Writing – Poetry, Positivity, and Connecting!, Simply…

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Simply Six Minutes 31st May

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Christine at Stine Writing is our hostess for this great challenge. You can find out more and join in here
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Now you just hold it right there!
We discussed this.
Doesn’t my opinion count for anything?
Or my feelings?
I told you how I felt.
I reasoned with you.
I tried to make allowances, alternative suggestions even.
But no!
You had to go ahead regardless.
Well it ain’t gonna work.
There is NO WAY your mother is coming to live with us!

62 words.

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Simply 6 Minutes – Welcome to the Challenge: 05/31/2022


Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

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*****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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Flattened Like a Pancake

A Unique Title For Me

Two hundred miles off the coast of Yemen is the remote island of Socotra, where this umbrella-like otherworldly tree known as dragon’s blood tree is found.  Pliny wrote about dragons inhabiting this island where the trees yielded red drops of cinnabar fungus, which was carved into jewelry and ornaments.  Researchers have been trying for centuries to solve the mystery about the origins of the dragon’s blood, whether it came from the tree, or was a mineral from the earth.  There is also an Indian legend about a fierce battle, where a dragon (or possibly a Makara which is a legendary sea dragon) bit an elephant and drank its blood.  When the elephant fell to the ground, it crushed the dragon, turning the dragon into a pancake, while mixing the blood of both creatures to yield a resin-like substance and that red sap spewed out from the tree that grew there. …

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Mystery Sound: Compilation 5/27/2022

Already in a hackly mess the wood began to break
A yellow honey oozing out, real honey or a fake?
The noise began as a soft hum, a crack in silent air
Bonhomie was following, technology was left bare
A fracture in cacophony, suspicious ’bout the sound
but nothing here was making noise, no evidence was found.

Fibbing Friday

Di is hosting this week: https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2022/05/27/fibbing-friday-27th-may/ Have fun with your answers and get a laugh at all the others! Check it out!

This week has a theme of complete the song title. I was doing a quiz the other day about recognising songs from their lyrics and for once I got them all!
So, let’s either revise some classics or give them a whole new meaning. As always, I’ll post my own contribution later.

1. I’ve got you under…………………………..the seat of my car

2. Hi ho silver……………………………………Hi ho gold

3. Anyone who had…………………………….a match

4. Me and You …………………………………ain’t gonna work

5. Hats off ……………………………………….at the table, dammit!

6. Everyone’s gone …………………………..a fishin’

7. Every Man Must ………………………….do what the lady says

8. You’ll never find another ………………so don’t put it back

9. He ain’t heavy …………………………….he’s just big-boned

10. I’ll meet you at …………………………….after work

Just a nap: Compilation 5/26/2022

Walking through a valley near a forest full of green
a machine sat slowly rusting, no need for gasoline
the paint was quickly fading, an evident old heap
Just a toll from wind and rain, no chance for its upkeep
A forlorn looking woodsman came looking through the copse
hoping he would find the time and place to make a stop.
He spied a myriad of moss, a pillow he knew he’d found
Suddenly he yawned real wide then laid upon the ground
out from in the engine a little elf did creep
Hoping not to wake the man, just wanting him to sleep
He sprinkled the man with fairy dust and wished him best of luck
then looking at his hiding space the little creature snuck
the man woke fully rested feeling better than he had
Deciding he was going home, no longer feeling bad

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

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This tale was written based on the following prompts

Fandango’s Story Starter #47

Simply 6 Minutes 05/24/2022

Twiglet #280

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #170

What do you see # 135- May 23, 2021

Steven was weary from constantly searching the horizon, and he thought maybe his eyes were playing tricks on him, but no there was an unmarked road peeking out from between the bushes. He could’ve sworn it hadn’t been there before, but being adventurous he decided he’d follow it for a while.

It appeared unused, but as he proceeded along the way he caught a scent which was strangely unfamiliar, and excited he hurried along, only to grind to a halt when the woodlands stopped abruptly and the strangest tree he’d ever seen came into view.

It was wonderous inviting, with its network of interwoven branches, its short spiny leaves, its round bell-shaped top. It was like a dream bin, one of…

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