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?

Miniatures: https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/StineWriting/tools/listings/876245229
https://christinebialczak.com/2020/08/21/welcome-to-santorini-island/(opens in a new tab)

Journals: https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/StineWriting/tools/listings/815853473
https://christinebialczak.com/2020/07/30/handbound-journals-on-etsy/

Drawing: https://christinebialczak.com/2020/09/22/practice-practice-practice/(opens in a new tab)

Writing: http://amazon.com/author/christinebialczak

100 Word Wednesday

***disclaimer: This is the wrong prompt for October 7, 2020***
Please check Bikurgurl’s site for the correct picture.

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

Simply 6 Minutes—Welcome To The Challenge: 10/06/2020

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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Take Seven : 25th September

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https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/09/25/take-seven-25th-september/

anniversary, blogging, bracket, cascade, dog, earthy, fresh, futile, leap, lock, mad, money, pale, party, peal, portion, pressure, slipper, tall, ticket, torch.

Blogging Life

Once upon a time there was a dog named Bracket. He was a tall dog with a pale coat, almost like an earthy tone. One day Bracket was blogging and feeling a lot of pressure to make money. He knew he had the right ticket with “click ads” but they took over such a large portion of his blog, he decided to torch the idea as it was making him mad.  

It wasn’t until Bracket realized it was his blogging anniversary that he decided to take a fresh look at what he was doing. Was he somehow locked into something? He learned a lot this one day as he took a futile leap to look honestly at his work. He realized the cascade of followers at the beginning was a sort of peal in response to his originality. Now, like an old pair of slippers, followers were putting him aside, no longer needing him.  

In the end, Bracket realized the party was over, he was not willing to keep pushing forward.  

©2020 CBialczak Fiction