From my desk: 05/02/2023

I have not been very present on WordPress and it is starting to weigh on me. I miss writing and reading. I cannot wait to get back but I have to get some rest. I appreciate all the stop-bys and I am trying to catch up on a few posts.

Hopefully tomorrow I am moving my father in to a new assisted living facility. Although he is in need of memory care he is going to be in the “general” population because it is a small facility and he is still very social. Keep your fingers crossed! The only problem I know of is that the shower in his bathroom is the tub kind and I have no idea how they will manage that. We shall see.

Thanks for all the well-wishes. I am still accepting positive vibes so continue to send them!

Simply 6-Minutes 5/2/2023-A Time Extraordinaire

Susan’s story

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Swing dancing in the 1940s

A Time Extraordinaire

Ralph and Ruth had been married for almost 70 years. When Ruth came across a photo of them swing dancing as a young couple, they joined hands and bowed their heads.
The night before the couple had reminisced about those ‘classier’ times.
They agreed that architecture, clothing, and dance were works of art in ‘their day’ and that the ‘modern’ world was growing increasingly ugly reflecting the moral decay in a society once vibrant and hopeful.
A tear rolled down Ruth’s cheek at so much loss they had witnessed but Ralph, in his own beautiful fashion, tickled her behind the ear and turned on the Turner Classic Movie Channel. Their hearts soared watching Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers as Ralph sang along softly in Ruth’s ear.

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Simply 6 Minutes – Welcome to the Challenge: 05/02/2023

Welcome to the 6-minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:


Swing dancing in the 1940s

*****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!