The Sunday Whirl: Wordle 482

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Being Creative

I took the fabric and made a slit 
I tried to trace the design that fit 

I printed the face right on the back 
I didn’t want the crease to make a crack 

I sewed on the lace to edge the sleeve 
I tried tiptoeing softly as I started to leave 

I still have my ideas of what to make 
An infinite number of ideas at stake 

I try to embrace those feelings I know 
And complete my project before I go.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Saturday Mix – Rhyme Time, 14 November 2020

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You will be given six rhyming words* and need to use all of them (but not limited to these) in your response, which should be a poetry form of your choice. *Homophones can be used as alternatives to the challenge words. Our rhyming words this week are:

  1. plough
  2. thou
  3. bough (or bow)
  4. vow
  5. brow
  6. wow

A Really Good Friend

As I plough through life 

I vow to be 

A friend to thou 

As you are to me. 

I bow my head 

And scrunch my brow 

Amazed at your friendship 

Wanting to say “wow”.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 14/2020

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ring.” Use it as a noun, a verb, an adverb, or an adjective…use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

The Ring

Darcy, did he give you a ring?

No, why was he supposed to?

Well, I thought you two were talking now. You know, about life.

We are talking about life but what does a ring have to do with life?

Um, are you kidding me? If someone gave me a ring, I would be head-over-heels excited, no elated!

I give you a ring every day. You get like that every day because of me?

Darcy, I’m not talking about the telephone!

Then what are you talking about?

Oh, nevermind. When the time is right you will know.

©2020 CBialczak Flash Fiction

2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 12


I don’t have any other poems for this month but thought I would participate anyhow.

Today’s prompt is to write a number in the title poem.

Ode to “9”

A long time ago in the west  
A boy swore he’d try out his best  
He tried to have fun  
With one word he was done  
The number nine he wore on his chest  
The boy who thought he could count  
Upon a large steed he did mount  
He thought nine was a charm  
He yelled raising his arm  
His words flowing, like out from a fount 

The boy laughed and rode far away
For more than nine nights and a day 
When he got home 
Said he’s done with the roam 
And upon his small bed he did lay. 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 31: (ONE) in the A rhyme line

Welcome to the Décima Poetry Challenge. Each week we’ll be attempting a Décima, also known as an Espinela, poem.

If you don’t know how to write a Décima, click HERE to go to a post on How to Write an Espinela or Décima Poem.

If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

Here is the quick description of a Décima:

There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme. 8 syllables.
There is a set rhyming pattern we must stick to. abbaaccddc

The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines, either A, B, C, or D.

For today’s challenge, the word ONE must be one of the line words. Then the other line(s) word(s) must rhyme with ONE.

The Tequila Farmer

Out behind the house is the one 

Who knows how to have a good time 

Not without tequila and lime 

But a lot of laughs and be done 

A place to be happy and fun 

The farmer knows where you all stand

With the invite onto his land

He intends to see tons of smiles 

When inviting folks from all miles

It’d be nice to invite a band.

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Simply 6 Minutes—Welcome To The Challenge: 11/10/2020

Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

Famous Quote

*****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!


Sunday Writing Prompt – 8th November – Creating Context.

Write a response using the following as a starting point. Choose one of the highlighted words to shape your context.

The day/afternoon/evening was a/an hilarious/disappointing/engaging experience. It all began…..

Please leave a link to your writing in the comment section below. Go have fun.


Barb, did I tell you about yesterday afternoon and the delivery I received?

No, why? What happened?

Well, the day started like any other day. I got a hilarious email from my sister letting me know that I was going to receive a secret package that had to do with that sex party she hosted.

Oh, God! I forgot about that evening! Where was I that I couldn’t go?

I think you went to your parent’s house.

Oh, yeah, yeah. Okay so what happened.

Well, a package did come in the mail but it was really disappointing. All I had ordered was a “how-to” book on buying sex toys. I guess that night I thought a book like that might be engaging but it was really a waste of money.

Well, I could’ve told you that! When you go to one of those parties you need to buy merchandise, not reading material!

©2020 CBialczak Flash Fiction

Blogging Insights #54

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Evergreen or Topical content, which do you prefer writing? I think I like both. I believe there are things that if they have a deep meaning for me, if they are “evergreen” then they may help someone someday, it doesn’t have to be immediate. I also like topical content for two reasons. The first is because some things are time relevant and lose their importance. The other reason is sometimes posts are just for fun or only fit that moment, no need to drag it out. If I had to pick one or the other I would pick evergreen because I like to think that I write things that may help someone down the road as well as today.

Which do you write most often? I think I write both equally. Many of the challenges are topical as are some of my “From my desk” posts. On the other hand I have written about losing my son and have written poetry regarding my feelings that I don’t want to go away. Maybe one day someone who is hurting will run across what I have written and they won’t feel so alone after seeing what I have also been through.

Which of these adds more value or engagement to your blog? Again, they both add different types of value. Topical content is fun or moving, it may be relevant to something that is going on right now. Topical content can also be just writing and not have a specific purpose, just recreational pastime stuff. On the other hand, evergreen content may have more information that is more universal to help more people than just a small group. This type of writing seems for me, to be backed by facts or have just such a topic that people may always relate.

©2020 CBialczak