Truthful Tuesday

This week Di, of Pensitivity 101 is our guest host for Truthful Tuesday while Melanie has some time out. Here is the question.

Delivery or Takeaway

Would you be bothered having a Chinese/Indian/Chippie/Pizza or similar on your doorstep or would you enjoy the convenience of having a takeaway outlet within walking distance.

I think within walking distance is the best. I don’t want the traffic involved in the food business. I would also get nervous about robbery and stuff like that. As far as being close enough to smell the cuisine…bring it on! I love the smell of different foods. I guess all those smells aren’t good if they are together all the time but separately..yummy!

We do use delivery once in a while but by the time you pay for delivery and tip the driver you have just added ten to fifteen dollars to the bill. It get’s really expensive. Honestly, the curbside pickup is ideal.

Simply 6 Minutes: 9th August

Di gave two stories this week!


Christine at Stine Writing is our host for this challenge. Interesting picture again this week.
This picture from is of a field, completely “cut” in half, where one side is growing wheat and the other side is growing lush lavender.
It was confusing for the bees.
Suddenly their rich plush lavender halted to wheat, which was uninteresting, tasteless, and didn’t require their gathering skills.

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Simply 6 Minutes: Farmin’

John’s thoughts on these crops!

The Sound of One Hand Typing


When I saw this picture, all I could think about was crop rotation, the practice of planting different crops in different portions of your field and switching off between them each growing season. This year, this farmer is growing wheat in one field and lavender in another. Next season, he might switch the two, or he might have a third field which is laying fallow this year, i.e. one that has grass or clover in it, so next season he’ll grow lavender in that field, wheat in the field where lavender is growing now, and leave the wheat field lay fallow.

The big reason you do this is to allow the soil to replenish itself from season to season. The more I try to explain it, the more tangled up I get, and we only have six minutes, so here’s the Wikipedia article on it.

I grew up in…

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New Book on its way!

R & R Book Tours is presenting

Welcome to the tour for this new collection of short stories called, Short Stories for the Long Haul by John T. Buckley. 

Short Stories for the Long Haul

Expected Publication Date: August 12th, 2022

Genre: Anthology/ Fantasy/ Sci-Fi/ Crime Fiction & More

A collection of short stories that explore the human condition. Everything from a self-absorbed wannabe quarterback who gets his shot, to a woman who marries her dog…

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About the Author

John T. Buckley is a 47-year-old writer from Maine who’s been writing most of his life. He also loves to paint and seeing the world. He studied at University of Southern Maine as well as at SMTC in Cape Elizabeth. Fun fact, John T. Buckley was once the lead singer in a band called Mammyth.

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Simply 6 Minutes – Welcome to the Challenge: 08/09/2022

Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

Wheat Field Next To A Lavender Field

This picture is of a field, completely “cut” in half, where one side is growing wheat and the other side is growing lush lavender.

*****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!