Life Of a Goldfish

Jim’s brave little fish

A Unique Title For Me

His motto was to be fearless and if something prevented him from doing that, then he was going to fake it.  If he was a shark, nobody would ever bother him and he could do whatever he desired.  Sharks are the ones that do the messing around with everyone else, but they seem to steer clear of dolphins, because they don’t want to get rammed by their snouts.  Dolphins and sharks are often confused for one another because of their streamlined bodies and dorsal fins on their backs.  If he had a dorsal fin on his back, then he could pretend that he was a shark and hope that no dolphin would come along and try to ram him.

Written for Simply 6 Minutes hosted by Christine Bialczak.

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RDP Friday! Critter – The Cat in the Hat loses his lunch

Join in here:

The Cat in the Hat planned his lunch food
and he was feeling a little bit bitter
He had put out his lunch picnic early
But it was stolen by a little, brown critter

The Cat made a PB and J sandwich
for lunch while out in the hot sun
but now he only had chippies
this wouldn’t be very much fun

So he called the kids who were playing
to come and sit and relax
The kids asked their mom for permission
When it came to the Cat mom was lax

The kids and the Cat weren’t hungry
‘Cause mom had packed them a snack
The only thing she still required
was that they bring all the used wrappers back

The Cat told the kids he had card games
The kids said they thought it’d be good
They played Go Fish and Pinnacle
The Cat lost and had a bad mood

The Cat brought the kids back to their house
The mom was so happy to see
That the kids and the Cat brought their garbage
and put it in the garbage can where it should be.

©2023 CBialczak

I don’t know if it is mood or being tired but I’m in a Cat in the Hat mood I guess.

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….

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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W3 Prompt #55: Wea’ve Written Weekly

Join in at the Skeptic’s Kaddish

Write an acrostic poem on any one of the following words:


I’m not sure if this acrostic yells “trouble” or more like “deflecting trouble” but it was what came to me…


Taking the time to
Respond to
Others who
Bring negativity
Letting bad vibes

©2023 CBialczak

Simply 6-Minutes 5/16/23 Dad’s Revenge

Have you ever considered embarrassing your kids?

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We are challenged to write a story about the photo below in only 6 minutes.

James Hale AKA “Tank” had been a biker since he could remember. He had the tats, the beard, and the rebel attitude that accompanied his lifestyle too. He never had any ‘brushes’ with the law but had seen lots of gnarly stuff go down. It was a life for “losers”.
Now that he had finally settled down and had kids, his biker club days were reduced to weekend rides, and he forbade any of his “brothers” to come to his house. He’d gotten through the rough life but understood how toxic it could be for his impressionable children. He wanted so much more for them.
His son, to his dismay, started sneaking around and showing an interest in a ‘gang mentality’, so Tank decided that he’d have to do something outrageous to damage the son’s…

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I present to you………………..

Di has captured the message with her captions


I had no idea where to take this week’s photo prompt, so came up with some captions instead………..
joyous funny man with thick beard and big fat belly, plays fairy

1.  I am your Fairy Godfather.

2.  Surprise! Now this is what you call a Baby Bump!

3.  Eek! I knew I’d put on weight, but this is ridiculous!

Thanks Christine for setting the Simply 6 Minutes challenge.

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WordPress Question of the Day

Daily writing prompt
What’s one small improvement you can make in your life?

Try to get more organized and complete tasks in a more orderly fashion.

I often have a list of “to-do’s” and get to most of them in time but I get distracted easily and think I could get a lot more done if I was able to remain more focused.