The Cat earns some money

The Cat in the Hat
was so tired that day
no time for a nap
not when kids want to play
with the heat of the sun
and the wind at their heels
they jumped on their bikes
Cat had training wheels
They road past the market
and waved to a man
who held up a sign
asked for change in his can
They went past the bank
without money to leave
the Cat had an idea
a trick up his sleeve
So the Cat took the children
had them crawling around
looking for money
a game called Lost and Found
The kids they found nothing
‘cept some bugs and chewed gum
they thought the game silly
it was a little bit dumb
They told the big Cat
that they’d do a few chores
and when they were done
and had swept up the floors
They’d tell their sweet mom
who would swoon with great pride
and give them some money
which they’d both promptly hide
Well the Cat wanted money
so they rode back again
and he looked for some paper
and a working blue pen
The Cat wrote a list
of the jobs he would try
then their mom paid him plenty
and he quickly yelled, Bye!

©2023 CBialczak

I just felt like rhyming….

Family Connection: Elliot State Forest, Oregon

David’s great-grandfather was Frances Elliot, who began the forestry division in Oregon. Elliot State Forest is named after him.

David’s grandmother wrote a small book about a little boy and a bear named Teddy. This story was based on David’s grandfather who took home a bear cub when there was a forest fire, as his father (Frances Elliot) was involved in forestry. They kept the bear as a pet.

Anyhow, whenever I see someone write something about Oregon I always share this information. David shared this video with me:

Simply 6 minutes- You shall go to the pub!

Meet your Fairy Beer Father!


  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…

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New Book: My Last Hope (Domestic Thriller/ Romantic Suspense)

If you enjoy Colleen Hoover, you’re going to love this! 

This week we’re celebrating the upcoming release of My Last Hope by Katie Richard. Read on for more!

My Last Hope

Expected Publication Date: May 30th, 2023

Genre: Domestic Thriller/ Romantic Suspense

When vows to love and to cherish, shatter.

Abby’s no stranger to the pain secrets, and lies can inflict on the person trying to hold it all together. She hides behind a forced smile and the hope that one day she’ll be able to find happiness again. After suffering from domestic abuse at the hands of her husband, Abby makes a split decision that alters the trajectory of her life forever. That decision leads her to cross paths with Dawson, a devastatingly handsome but troubled physical therapist who’ll do everything he can to save her. He’ll stop at nothing to ensure Abby’s life doesn’t end in the same fate his sister’s did.

Desperate to leave her husband before his violence turns fatal but too stubborn to accept the help of another man, will Abby be able to get out in time to save her own life?

With hearts tangled and lives at stake, can Dawson keep the beautiful art teacher from ripping off the cage he’s surrounded his heart with? Or will they allow their unmistakable chemistry to ignite, giving in to the forbidden relationship?

~ Forbidden Romance

~ One Bed

~ He Falls First

~ Alpha Hero

~ Emotional Scars

~ Slow Burn

~ Touch her and I’ll unalive you!

~ Dual POV

Trigger Warnings:

This book may not be suitable for all readers. Mature themes within have a recommended audience of 18 years old and above. You can read at your own discretion.

Scenes in this book may include but are not limited to:

~ physical and emotional abuse

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About the Author

Katie is an Indie Author who lives in Vermont with her husband and their children. When she’s not busy working, writing, or spending time with loved ones, she enjoys getting lost in a good book. Katie loves all types of gardening but especially enjoys flowers. When she’s not hard at work writing the next novel in the Destiny Of Graystone series or the standalone romantic suspense novels, she likes creating things in Canva or Procreate!

Katie Richard

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