It wasn’t me!

Poor baby got set up by the dog!

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Christine at Stine Writing is our hostess for the Simply 6 Minutes photo challenge.
Another gem of a picture this week. You can join in too here
He said it was a good idea and a lot of fun. The white stuff just went on for ever and ever, but now I’m in the doghouse for something I didn’t do.
Why is it when the puppies do it, everyone oohs and aahhs, finding it so endearing and highly amusing that they make a video of it.
The little blighter set me up.
He never liked me. Got all jealous and silly because I was the latest addition and won more brownie points for cuteness.
I should’ve known he had an ulterior motive when he said I looked cold and provided me with a white frothy blanket. It was warm and comfy, and I fell asleep,  only to wake up to…

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Simply 6 Minutes—Welcome To The Challenge: 11/30/2021


Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

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*****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!

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Book Review: My First Animal Moves

My First Animal Moves by Darryl Edwards. This book will get kids and parents moving!

Genre: Children’s Books/ Sports/ Illustrated Books
Publication Date: September 20th, 2021
Publisher: Explorer Publishing

This adorable children’s book is perfect for this digital age where children spend more time indoors in front of a screen instead of outside playing. Despite the efforts of adults some children don’t really know what to do to have fun outside. Edwards has found a delightful way to show children how to be active while having fun. Each of the moves is related to an animal that is pictured, reducing confusion if a child does not know what a certain animal might be.

I would give this book three out of five stars. Not only does it give children some great ideas to have fun and be active, it includes the parents, almost asking children to teach their parents how to do each animal move. Although the illustrations are cheerful and bright I don’t think they convey how much fun the young boy is having moving like an animal. I think the boy could be shown having more fun which would be a better buy-in for kids. Overall, it is a great idea and children can try the moves by using picture cues even if they don’t know what the animal is.

Available on Amazon

About the Author

Darryl Edwards is a former investment banking technologist turned movement coach and author. He is the founder of the Primal Play Method and a physical activity, health and play researcher.

The Primal Play Method fuses evolutionary biology with the science of physical activity and play psychology.

Darryl wants to inspire humans regardless of age, ability or disability to transform their health by making physical activity fun and engaging.

His work has featured on documentaries, TV, radio, podcasts and international press.

Darryl is author of the best-selling book “Animal Moves” and has released a range of fun fitness cards for adults, juniors, infants, office workers and fitness professionals called the Animal Moves Decks.

He regularly presents as a keynote speaker at events worldwide. His April 2019 TED talk “Why working out isn’t working out”—has now been viewed over a-million times.

Darryl resides in London, England and publishes about playful living at PrimalPlay.com.

Book Tour: My First Animal Moves

Welcome to the book tour for My First Animal Moves by Darryl Edwards. This book will get kids and parents moving!

My First Animal Moves: A Children’s Book to Encourage Kids and Their Parents to Move More, Sit Less and Decrease Screen Time

Genre: Children’s Books/ Sports/ Illustrated Books

Publication Date: September 20th, 2021

Publisher: Explorer Publishing

Nathan loves to play, but he loves his video games more.

Can a trip to Animal Moves land convince him there’s more fun outdoors? Best-selling author and speaker Darryl Edwards has created this fun adventure inspired by his passion for encouraging kids to move in an ever-increasing sedentary environment.

MY FIRST ANIMAL MOVES

Discover the joys of animal moves with your little cubs in this first book of movement. Join Nathan and his cute, but sometimes lazy, dog as they crawl, jump and balance their way through the animal kingdom re-enacting moves designed to emphasise fun. It’s all in this exercise for kids book that focuses on family fun boredom busters.

HELPING KIDS MOVE AND GETTING KIDS OFF SCREENS THROUGH FUN ANIMAL PLAY

✓ Do you want to make physical activity for kids fun?

 Are you looking for ways to help your children develop strength, coordination and balance?

✓ Do your children love learning about animals?

 Are you worried about too much TV and screen time?

✓ Do you want to teach young children about the importance of physical activity?

✓ Would you like easy and fun fitness games to include in your day?

My First Animal Moves is your answer. Play along together, keeping everyone healthier and happier, promoting physical, mental and emotional well-being. You’ll all release more mood-enhancing hormones as a result, which help you feel good every day.

It’s written by professional movement coach and award-winning author Darryl Edwards who is best known for his groundbreaking TED Talk “Why working out isn’t working out“, viewed over a million times worldwide. My First Animal Moves distils the ideas in his bestselling Animal Moves book and Animal Moves Fitness Decks into a colourful picture book for children.

Available on Amazon

About the Author

Darryl Edwards is a former investment banking technologist turned movement coach and author. He is the founder of the Primal Play Method and a physical activity, health and play researcher.

The Primal Play Method fuses evolutionary biology with the science of physical activity and play psychology.

Darryl wants to inspire humans regardless of age, ability or disability to transform their health by making physical activity fun and engaging.

His work has featured on documentaries, TV, radio, podcasts and international press.

Darryl is author of the best-selling book “Animal Moves” and has released a range of fun fitness cards for adults, juniors, infants, office workers and fitness professionals called the Animal Moves Decks.

He regularly presents as a keynote speaker at events worldwide. His April 2019 TED talk “Why working out isn’t working out”—has now been viewed over a-million times.

Darryl resides in London, England and publishes about playful living at PrimalPlay.com.

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Simply 6 Minutes – If this were Heaven

Who is the real boss?

RANDOM THOUGHTS by Trish

#simply6minutes #stinewriting #flashfiction trippy optical illusions

If this were heaven

would I be content

with trippy illusions

and lack of substance.

Perhaps it’s not heaven

but an in-between haven.

Asylum, a refuge

to relax, celebration.

If this were heaven

joy and colour would calm

while I waited for loved ones,

to fall into their arms.

If this were heaven

I’d be excited to meet

authors and actors

who’d passed before me.

What a trip. What a blast.

Shallow, my ass.

Legends never encountered

by this average-Joe lass.

In sub-heaven I could meet

awesome writers who’d inspired

deep thought and introspection

when on Earth’s lonely sphere.

Fulfilled at this way-station

I could then resign

to loving forever

in candyfloss climes.

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Simply 6 Minutes Challenge Note

Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.

  • You can either use one of…

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Simply 6 Minutes: Don’t Build Your House In A Flood Plain

Thanks for your participation! I have never lived that close to an airport but was a few miles from one and sometimes it sounded like a plane was going to crash on the ground

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Wikipedia tells us that a flood plain is “an area of land adjacent to a river which stretches from the banks of its channel to the base of the enclosing valley walls, and which experiences flooding during periods of high discharge.” Obviously, these people didn’t follow that piece of advice.

Kind of like people who buy homes near airports. If you ever read the book Airport by Arthur Hailey, you know that one of the subplots is about people who built their homes near Lincoln International Airport (very loosely based on O’Hare Airport in Chicago, where I spent a lot of time both when I lived in Chicago and after moving to Atlanta). The people were assured by their real estate agents that noise from the airport would not be a problem, and of course it was, because just as the people who were building the airport put up signs…

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Kiss of Death

A happy ending!

Som Pandit

Her paws hit the damp ground with rabid ferocity. She panted with every jump she took. Her eyes straight forward towards her drey. She was out to fetch food for her husband when she saw dark smoke rising above the centre of the jungle. Then the smoke was lept by flames which whirled with a gust of wind.

The smoke thickened as she darted towards her house. The moisture in the air evaporated slowly. Her nostrils flared and her lungs did a haphazard attempt to bring back the inner balance.

Just 100 more meters. He will be all right, Her house in the truck was safe, she thought. safer than any other house. And though her husband couldn’t walk due to a recent injury, he should be able to come out of the trunk in case the fire broke out. 50 more meters. The jungle was thick and she couldn’t…

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For Simply Six Minutes – Family Reunion

What a happy reunion!

Writer Ravenclaw

Three years is a long time in our world. Bob had lived in another zoo only a few miles away, but the humans couldn’t meet up, so we went into our own isolation. My friend, my very best friend and life partner, brought me in for a hug.

When we finally let go, we had so much to tell each other.

His home had been closed because his zoo wasn’t making money, but that was good news for us. We could be a family again. His children couldn’t wait to meet him too. We could be a proper family again.

We would never be parted again, and soon the zoo was open for visitors. Humans are a strange creature, but we often flock by the entrance to see the funny clothes they wear. Sometimes we play the colour game with our children.

Whoever gets to twenty first wins a prize…

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Six Minutes and Counting.. 11-23-2021

Fun little love

Sparks From A Combustible Mind

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Christine is our hostess for this prompt.   She writes:

*****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…

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Simply Six Minutes: 23rd November

Such fun dahling!

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Christine of Stine Writing is our host for the Simply Six Minutes Photo challenge.
This one is brilliant!!
Dahling! It’s so good to see you!
Yeah, you too, but…………
It’s been months. You haven’t changed at all!
Erm, thanks. Can……………….
Let me just check your pouches……..
What? Do you mind!!
But Dahling! You need to share!
Will you gerroff me!! And cut your nails!
You don’t have to be hostile you know.
Look, I don’t know who you are,  or where you come from. My food pouches are none of your concern, so will you just push off!
Dahling! You mean you don’t recognise me?
Sorry, no.
You don’t remember that night?
I don’t remember yesterday let alone one particular night, now go away!
You promised you’d look after me if I gave you…….. you know……..
No I don’t know, and whatever it was, it’s doubtful I actually wanted it…

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