Children and Psychological Issues

I am planning on writing some sort of “book” or article on the psychological issues that I, personally, dealt with both through my teaching career and with my own children. I am wondering if anyone else would like to contribute to this. I have a Google questionnaire.

I am writing this solely to share what I have experienced. It will be based on facts and on opinions. It will address some issues such as LGMTQ+ issues, gun violence, and societal norms. I would appreciate as many participants as possible and please share this with anyone you know who would like to participate. This can be totally anonymous if desired.

Truthful Tuesday: Being Queen

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If you could be King (or Queen) for a day, how would you spend it?

If I could be Queen for a day I would tell my private pilot that I wanted to use the jet and visit a few of the places that I have on my list to visit. I would first stop in a small village in Africa and give all those sweet little faces kisses. I would drop off bottles and bottles of clean drinking water and would tell all the people to fill the bottles with mud when they are done drinking them. I would hand them instructions on building cool shelters using the mud-filled bottles to protect themselves against the hot sun.
My second stop would be at an orphanage in Romania to kiss all those little faces. I would tell them that the Queen is praying that they all get a home quickly. Maybe that would give them all a little more hope to continue to pray for life outside the orphanage walls.
My final stop would be to a beautiful tropical island where I could drink cold Margaritas until it was time to jet home.
I would be happy that as the Queen I was able to put a smile on at least one face and let all those little children know that someone is praying for them.

Ode to Tragedy

A deeper abyss resides
keeping down the fragile
despite the cheering
and urging of others
tragedy, sorrow, grief
until the darkness
is all around
and there is no longer
a way out

this is all a lie
an excuse
a sad response
sucking in the sick
grasping at straws
excusing the madness
telling us
to keep fighting
for light

©2023 CBialczak

Simply 6-Minutes 5/9/23- The Price of Genius

Can you sue a robot?

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We’re asked to write a story in only 6 minutes.

Today’s prompt is:

Wendall A. Winters’ parents bought him a make-your-own robot kit as an act of self-preservation from their precocious child’s tinkering.
He’d taken apart every electronic appliance in their home since he was 4 years old, and that ‘madness’ needed to be redirected away from their ‘valuables’ to his workshop.
Wendall was named after his great-great grandfather and had taken after the man completely. He was a genius with an ability to build anything and an unsatiable appetite for creativity.
The parent’s brilliant idea -meant to reduce the cost of Wendall’s proclivity -failed miserably when the mailman was severely bitten by his newly-created robotic dog and filed a lawsuit. There was no actual “law” on the books about such an incident, but it was most certainly going to be very costly.

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Simply 6 Minutes – Welcome to the Challenge: 05/09/2023

Welcome to the 6-minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

3D rendering of a futuristic robot dog. 3D rendering of a growling futuristic mean looking robot dog. Dark background. Robot Stock Photo

3D rendering of a growling futuristic mean-looking robot dog. 

*****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!