Sedition: Your Daily Word Prompt

YDWP: https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2020/09/24/your-daily-word-prompt-sedition-ydwordprompt-September-24-2020/

Sedition: conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.

USA Condition

In our condition 

The idea of sedition 

Leaves us in a position 

To think that revolution 

Is a solution 

To fight this disintegration 

Of the civilization 

Of an American institution 

Based on the frustration 

And realization 

That our population 

Is about to malfunction! 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Unpresidented: FOWC with Fandango

For all of the international followers, I wonder what the world is thinking.

Donald Trump needs to be Un-Presidented and soon!!!!

Does the world know that most Americans do not agree with Trump?

Does the world know that much of America has risen above racial injustice more than is depicted in our news?

Does the world know that Americans are in a state of frustration and fear now that we may fall under a dictatorship? Is that what it is?

Does the world know and remember that we are a melting pot, a place for all people to live freely?

These words….

…. are not for America!

©2020 CBialczak

Written for Fandango: https://fivedotoh.com/2020/09/24/unpresidented/

Three Things Challenge

Written for Di at pensitivity101: https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/09/24/three-things-challenge-368/

Your three things today are:

MONEY
PRESSURE
TICKET

Ticket

Back at the ranch 

Under the stars 

The pressure was on 

To head straight to the bars 

No money to spare 

So, we knew to drink light 

A ticket to paradise 

Not far from sight.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Simply 6 Minutes—Welcome To The Challenge: 9/22/2020

Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:


*****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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From my desk: 09/22/2020

I’m up and getting my things packed, ready to fly home. I am very grateful for my short trip. I was able to see my dear friend, as she battles the final stage of cancer. I will be back in October and have already told her I am planning on seeing her then, she is fighting to stay here on earth, especially for her husband and children. She is a strong woman.

I haven’t been on WP as often as I am used to, due to traveling and all that. I appreciate everyone still stopping in despite the lack of new content!

I have to say I am grateful also for David who takes over being dog-mom and guinea pigs-mom every time I hop on a plane unexpectedly. My daughter is also unbelievably helpful. I love them both so very much.

Well enough jibber-jabber. Jumping in the shower before heading to the airport. Bye, Florida! I’ll be back soon!

To all of WP family, I am anxious to get back with all of you soon!

Peace to you all!

Wordle #474

This is one of my favorite prompts and I am on the road again so I fell asleep last night before getting to it! https://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/2020/09/20/wordle-474/

A True Tale?

Once upon a time there was a ruthless leader who thought he could trump all the other rulers. He was a hypocrite of sorts, saying the country needs justice, but defiling all his democratic contenders. He was a sad man, not sorrow that would be felt for others, rather a pathetic sort of sadness that for whatever reason even his sycophants couldn’t see. When his blunders were made public he acted like a turtle, hiding in a shell, denying all wrong doings, until the anger came to an end and he could come out again without strain. He left his country feeling dead to the world, no longer the nation they were once proud of.  

©2020 CBialczak Fiction

Median Gray: Book Review

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Median Gray by Bill Mesce, Jr is an NYPD story showing the real grit and the extremes officers in New York go through with a compelling voice leading you to think you are there listening to Big Sid, Ronnie, and Captain Van Dyne as they work together to clean up the city streets and the corrupt station they belong to.  

Ronnie is a rookie who has been paired up with Big Sid, a seasoned veteran of the NYPD. Under the leadership of Captain Victor Van Dyne, those officers who have not been involved in the scandal plaguing their precinct, work together to find out who is dirty, who is not and who they need to get off the streets.  The story starts with a gripping view of Officer Meara when he was a rookie cop then jumps ahead to “now” when most of the precinct has been found to be corrupt. The story is believable and delivers a realistic depiction of true-life officers with the only confusion being that it is hard at the beginning to know who is on the good side and which precinct they belong to. Once the story starts moving it all seems to fall into place quickly.  

I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars for a believable plot, relatable characters, and true-to-life New York City Police Department police officers. Fast-paced and engrossing you won’t want to put this book down until you find out how it all ends.   

©2020 CBialczak