Take Seven: 16th October

annoy, busker, button, car, crop, cry, elevate, Friday, hunt, hysterics, irritate, movement, pack, pattern, pest, poetry, song, street, swipe, thump, vamp.

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I Can’t Stand You

Is it good enough to know 
that you annoy me today 
Just like any old busker 
who thinks I want to play? 

But the button you’re wearing
on your old, awful car coat 
It is ugly and awkward 
why do you stand there and gloat? 

You think that the crop 
you hold in your hand 
will make me cry out 
and there smirking you stand 

You elevate yourself up
above everyone and me 
As if Friday is your date 
but just wait and you will see 

That the hunt is still on 
Call it hysterics, you will 
but how you irritate me 
It is not a good thrill 

Here is movement away 
from the pack with your friend 
It’s a pattern you’ve had 
You’re a pest to no end. 

If I have to go now 
and write down all of my words 
it is through poetry 
that sounds like songs of some birds 

Today I’ll go down the street 
with a swipe of my hand 
Giving you a thump on the head 
with the vamp of which I stand.

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Fibbing Friday

Welcome to Fibbing Friday! Di and I take turns hosting, and this is my week. Answer the questions below as you see fit; just be sure to stretch, bend, break, or outright ignore the truth. Once you have your finely crafted fibs all ready to go, just tag your post as “Fibbing Friday” and link back here. Pingbacks are enabled, or you can just leave a link in the comments section.

  1. What musical group from the 1960s was known as “The Fab Four”?
  2. What was the “British Invasion” in the 1960s?
  3. What is Stephen King’s book, The Stand about?
  4. What was the TV show, Breaking Bad about?
  5. Exactly who was Kilroy?
  6. What musical instrument is Phil Collins best known for playing?
  7. According to Genesis 1, what happened on the seventh day?
  8. What happened at the O.K. Corral?
  9. According to Greek mythology, what was needed to cross the river Styx?
  10. What was the play, Inherit the Wind about?

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Answers

  1. What musical group from the 1960s was known as “The Fab Four”?
    Their full name was The Fabulous Four
  2. What was the “British Invasion” in the 1960s?
    It was when the people in Britain had to fight for the country to be named the UK
  3. What is Stephen King’s book, The Stand about?
    A serial killer is put on the stand for murder, finally
  4. What was the TV show, Breaking Bad about?
    It was about overcoming bad habits
  5. Exactly who was Kilroy?
    The name of Roy’s murderer
  6. What musical instrument is Phil Collins best known for playing?
    Is he related to Tom Collins?
  7. According to Genesis 1, what happened on the seventh day?
    People went to church because it was Sunday
  8. What happened at the O.K. Corral?
    Scientists checked to see if the reef was healthy
  9. According to Greek mythology, what was needed to cross the river Styx?
    A large enough boat to fit all of their band equipment and members
  10. What was the play, Inherit the Wind about?
    A rich man died, who originally owned the wind, but he left it to his kids

©2020 CBialczak

Crimson’s Creative Challenge: #101

https://crispinakemp.com/2020/10/14/crimsons-creative-challenge-101/

Fairy Door

Deep in the forest 
away from the light 
there was a small door 
for someone so slight. 
It led to a world 
that no one did know 
but one where the fairy 
always wanted to go. 
She flew to the door 
and peeked right inside 
If she saw something scary 
she wanted to hide. 
But the world that she saw 
when she looked in the door 
was a beautiful world 
That she wanted much more. 
So there she did go 
with a flip of her wings 
and now she is happy; 
hear the tune that she sings. 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge—October 13, 2020

For the Baristas at Go Dog Go Cafe: https://godoggocafe.com/2020/10/13/tuesday-writing-prompt-challenge-october-13-2020/

Today’s prompt: Use the phrase In the fading light

New Life

They emerge  
from the earth 
making their trek to the ocean 
unknowing of what lies ahead 
without guidance 
in the fading light 
They trust in their instincts 
that somehow they will be 
kept safe. 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Simply 6 Minutes—Welcome To The Challenge: 10/13/2020

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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What do you see?

Image credit; Adrien King @ Unsplash

For Sadje: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2020/10/12/what-do-you-see-51-12-october20/

Cadence, do you see it? 

See what? 

That one grain of sand that hasn’t fallen yet. 

Oh yeah. Here let me tap the glass to make it fall. 

No! Leave it. That means that time is standing still.  

Time is standing still? Does that mean we can do whatever we want for as long as we want but no time is passing? 

Yeah, that’s what it means. 

Cool, we can go away for like a year and when we get back nothing changed. 

Well, that’s if no one finds the hourglass.  If someone finds it and the last grain falls, we’ll be in trouble for getting home late. 

So, what should we do? 

Let’s wait and see if it’s going to fall. 

That could take forever! 

I know… 

©2020 CBialczak fiction

Wordle #210

Time for the MLMM Monday Wordle.
You can join in here

Fold
Jittery
Strapless
Dining Room
Kitten
Capacious- capable of holding much space: roomy
Roister- to act in a swaggering, boisterous, or uproarious manner
Elbows
Doe
Low
Blind
Witty

Dilly’s Wash

Dilly went to the laundry mat  
to fold up all her clothes  
she felt a little jittery  
because that’s how her life goes.  
 
She folded up her strapless bra  
and bed for all the kittens  
The linens from the dining room  
A hat and a pair of mittens.  

A jacket made of softer skin 
soft as a full grown doe 
The gloves that matched were also clean 
the leather seemed to glow. 

The capacious dryer held so much  
her elbows fit the door  
The low price of the wash machine  
made washing no big chore.  
 
The man that ran the laundry mat  
roistered in the back  
a blind man with a ton of clothes  
Was filling up his sack.  
 
When all the wash was finally done  
Dilly picked up her full bag  
She’d have a week or maybe more  
before her clothes would sag. 

She said goodbye and took her things 
yelling that she’d see them soon 
a witty goodbye from a little girl 
whistling a happy tune.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Blogging Insights # 50 Distraction

Dr. Tanya from Salted Caramel wants to know – What distracts you from blogging? Apart from family and work (unless yours is a business blogwhat factors or forces prevent you from creating content? https://saltedcaramel670.wordpress.com/2020/10/12/blogging-insights-50-distraction/

My biggest distraction is wanting to do so many different things that I sometimes get preoccupied.

What are these things that I do?

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100 Word Wednesday

***disclaimer: This is the wrong prompt for October 7, 2020***
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Image by Bikurgurl

What 100 words would you give this image?

Interested in joining us? Check out the guidelines below and ping back to be included in the Writing Wind-up!

Let the writing begin!

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How to participate? A few guidelines as we begin….

  1. Simply check my feed, or search the reader, for the 100WW or tag #100WW, post each Wednesday. I’ll also be posting on my InstagramTwitter, and Facebook Feeds.
  2. Write your submission on your blog, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook Feed and ping back to the weekly blog post. Feel free to use the image provided or your own. Please do credit the artist whose image we use — Links provided.
  3. I have not enabled automatic pingbacks due to a plethora of spam messages attempting to link up. Do feel free to also continue posting your links and I will enable your pingbacks as I check my blog. Thank you for understanding!!
  4. I’ll provide a Weekly Summary, or Windup, of posts on or by Tuesday; take the opportunity to read and comment on your fellow bloggers posts {keeping in mind to give each other grace and space}. I try to read them all and post your submission in the Weekly Windup.
  5. Have fun! I enjoy reading your challenge submissions!

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Hiding

Peter? Peter? Where did you go? I thought you said this game was for me to hide and then you find me, but if I’m here, in some tube with the openings covered, how is that any fun?  

I don’t know why you won’t answer me!  

Peter? Come on, are you there? I can’t even get out of here on my own! You took the stool.  

Whose idea was it anyway that I hide in some tube? 

Whose idea was it to cover the openings?  

Peter, if you are out there, this is a warning, we are no longer friends. 

©2020 CBialczak Fiction