WordPress Question of the Day

Write about your first computer.

I still remember it so well! My late husband was so mad by the end of it.
So, my father-in-law had been a chemist and worked many years for IBM. When we had talked about getting a computer he said that he had a friend that could give us one for very inexpensive. Yeah, foreshadowing…
The thing was slow as molasses and we kept having to buy upgrades to add to it because it was so old and so basic that we couldn’t barely send an email. At that time it would take almost an hour for the computer to boot up.
We should’ve just gone out and bought one for ourselves. That memory always aggravated my late husband!

friday snippet

Deb’s compilation

nope, not pam

These micro tales are written for the following prompts:

Wordle 590

First Frost

Simply 6 Minutes – Welcome to the Challenge: 01/31/2023

Rising from the bench he sighed, the coldness clung to him like melted chocolate to a wooden spoon, but he wouldn’t rest until the hunt was over.

Walking across the field he eyed the spread of the snow fatalistically.  The heavy fall lay thick on the roof of the barn, and his hope faded, but he wouldn’t rest until peace prevailed.

Topping the ridge where bloomsflooded the landscape in summer, he felt his heart’s drumming intensify.  He’d spied the culprit.

“You,” He yelled at the small black bird perched silent and still, “I demand you leave.  There’s only room for one ultra cute bird in this area and that’s me, Detective Duck.”


There was no time for preparation, there was only time for panic, and Nathan was…

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Love at the Tower: Compilation 02/02/2023

The image of the city’s clock amidst the chilly air
its origin unknown for now and nobody did care
The chiming in the tower made my deepest wish come true
as if a dream had happened, I could finally sit with you
We crunched on our late breakfast, my Lucky Charms the best
compersion to my sugary desire never added to your stress
We locked our hands together and vowed to always stay attached
in the perpendicular arm embrace we were so closely latched.
We gazed at one another with no care to who could hear
Our love could show and grow some more, never more to fear.

©2023 CBialczak

origin https://fivedotoh.com/2023/02/02/fowc-with-fandango-origin/
https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2023/02/02/writephoto-ben/
chilly air https://alwayswrite.blog/2023/02/02/wq-5/
wish, dream, image https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2023/02/02/three-things-challenge-m227/
crunch https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2023/02/02/rdp-thursday-crunch/
breakfast https://thedailyspur.wordpress.com/2023/02/02/breakfast-2/
compersion https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2023/02/02/compersion/
perpendicular https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2023/02/02/your-daily-word-prompt-perpendicular-ydwordprompt-february-2-2023/

6 Minute Story- Stealth

Insight into the real thoughts of a cat!

Sweeterthannothing

This is a picture of logs piled high. There is a cat hidden somewhere in the picture.

  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…

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Split and Stacked

Jim explains the different wood to burn

A Unique Title For Me

This is your cord of wood and the price that we agreed on was $300 Mr. Williams.  It is all seasoned hardwood and mixed with oak which produces a slow-burning fire that lasts longer and burns more evenly and hotter.  I included some maple which is heavy to lift, but it burns slowly so your fire will last a long time.  You should probably start your fires with the birch, as that burns quickly, and it gives off a beautiful flame.  I put in some cherry in your pile, which has a very pleasant, non-smoky aroma, although it does tend to spark a little more.  There is also plenty of hickory which in my opinion is the best smelling wood and it is even hotter burning than oak.  Your wife said that she didn’t want any firewood with bugs on it, but you know that I can’t guarantee that.  When…

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Little Creature Surprise: Compilation 01/29/2023

The shriek slowly faded as I walked away
Ruining my exercise that precipitates my day
The drumming continued and the peacefulness topped
Like vines along barns grown too thick to be cropped
I clung to my sweater spread right ‘cross my back
I was flummoxed to see the cement had a crack
Was it water in there hunting for a space to hide?
Like a natural trowel I impulsively tried
To look in the crack, a real tight place to see
If this was the place the cacophony might be
I employed all my senses, visions coming right back
Like the floods and the blooms of springtime’s attack
When all of a sudden I saw in that space
All the creatures were having a chummy embrace
There was music and balloons like tiny small dots
There were young little creatures banging on pots
They were celebrating something, I’d never know
But back to my exercising I had to go.

©2023 CBialczak

barns thick clung topped blooms walked spread drumming faded hunt peace floods https://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/2023/01/29/wordle-590/
shriek https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2023/01/29/shriek/
impulsive https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2023/01/29/your-daily-word-prompt-impulsive-ydwordprompt-january-29-2023/
employ https://thedailyspur.wordpress.com/2023/01/29/employ-2/
trowel, cement, water https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2023/01/29/three-things-challenge-m223/
flummoxed https://fivedotoh.com/2023/01/29/fowc-with-fandango-flummoxed/
precipitate https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2023/01/29/rdp-sunday-precipitate/
exercise https://lindaghill.com/2023/01/29/jusjojan-the-29th-23-the-treadmill/

Schröder and Schrödinger

What does the internet know anyways?

fleabaged

The picture above shows a cat. If you look carefully it can be made to be going either upstairs or downstairs.The staircase is called ‘schröder’s staircase’ an optical illusion drawing published by german scientist heinrich schröder.

Now if this picture would be in a box , the cat would be schrödinger’s cat. i.e the cat can be dead or alive in the closed box and you can only find it by opening the box. This was an experiment by schrödinger.

Both these cases have one thing in common , coexistence of two polar ideas; the upward or downward flight or stairs or the fate of the cat’s life. It’s riveting how the internet sides with one of these ideas and completely refute the other one denying its existence even.

Say we flip a coin , the showing up of heads doesn’t mean that tails doesn’t exist?

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Embrace Each Day

Each day unlike the one before
with new views
feelings
not so new
fear that sadness will engulf
the soul that is here
The heart can feel the emotion
pain that exists
along with the joy and love
of a new day, a new partnership
where sorrow is not forgotten
just put aside
to make room for the good
positive things in life
are just as good
as what is lost over time
Embrace the new
while cherishing the old
no other options exist
Time is valuable
memories are timeless
and hold their own place
in the mind, the heart, and the soul.

@2023 CBialczak

Conspiracy: Compilation 01/27/2023

You live in a world where no Gods exist
where fantasy’s real and wishes will die
Nefarious creatures you face by the dozens
to do nothing more than than leer and tell lies.
But how do you yield to a power so bold
To lurch to the front of this crowd?
Without leaving truths spun so even and fine
yet speak in harsh words so terribly loud.
Time to throw in the towel, leave through the door
put the past far from that part of your mind
Of course the best path to take this time ’round
Verify any old clues you can easily find.

©2023 CBialczak

throw in the towel https://lindaghill.com/2023/01/27/the-friday-reminder-for-socs-jusjojan-2023-daily-prompt-jan-28th/
yield https://fivedotoh.com/2023/01/27/fowc-with-fandango-yield/
lurch, leer, face https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2023/01/27/three-things-challenge-m221/
nefarious https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2023/01/27/rdp-friday-nefarious/
course https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2023/01/27/course/
dozen https://thedailyspur.wordpress.com/2023/01/27/dozen-2/
verify https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2023/01/27/your-daily-word-prompt-verify-ydwordprompt-january-27-2023/
You live in a world where no Gods exist https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2023/01/26/reenas-xploration-challenge-265/