Friday Fictioneers

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Find the prompt on Rochelle’s site:

My focus had been on my feet, trying to maintain my footing despite the uneven ground or large roots protruding into the path. It wasn’t until I heard the snap of a branch that I looked up and saw the root cellar. 

Slowly I approached and could hear the soft hum of a guitar. Was I hearing things? As soon as I walked around the side to the front of the building I  saw him. It was a  young boy, guitar in hand, rocking  in an old wicker rocker, singing softly to himself, eyes closed, in  his own little world. 

©2021 CBialczak

Simply 6 Minutes Writing Challenge

Kavita has friends who like me love to birdwatch! Thank you for your contribution!

Miracle Moments

Thanks Stine writing for this prompt . I enjoyed it especially not having to proofread it.

When I see photos of birds , I think of a couple who are dear friends of us. I am not a animal person so it amuses me the passion that they have for the birds. They are from army background which involves moving to lot of places all over India which includes big cities as well as small towns.

it is one of the small towns which I believe led them to their hobby. My friends got an accommodation where there were lot of trees and she could spot many birds. on her evening walks she would go out wth her camera in her hand and click pictures whenever she spotted a bird. Then she bought a book which described the bird and their names.

Over a period of time hey become…

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d’Verse Poets Pub

Find prompts here:

For today’s Poetics, I want you all to select one out of the twelve photographs shared above and write a poem. It can be an Ekphrastic poem, if you like. Go philosophical. Go dark or romantic or solemn. Share what you feel about Minimalist photography when you see it. The idea here is to provoke an emotion, and what better way to pour them out other than poetry?

Ekphrasis | Poetry Foundation ekphrasticpoem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the “action” of a painting or sculpture, the poet may amplify and expand its meaning.

I wasn’t meant to break
I wasn’t meant to appear damaged

I was supposed to be supportive
I was supposed to be hold you up

Now I hide things from you
Now I let things slip away

I cannot repair myself
I can only hope you can love me this way.

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

Quadrille #130

Written for D’verse Poets Pub:


as a verb:

to cause (something) to become messily smeared by rubbing it.


Within the small walls
confined to a tiny place
there resides a fear
that exists only here
willing itself
to escape

Within the small walls
witnessed on an empty wall
a dark smudge of ink
making one think
that someone
wanted to get out

Simply 6 Minutes—Welcome To The Challenge: 06/15/2021

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!****

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The 10 Most beautiful Exotic Birds In The World
  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!


From my desk: 06/14/2021

Where have I been?

I think this was the longest I have been away from my blog since starting over a year ago. Life is a whirlwind and I am getting caught up in the dust storm. So, I need to wipe the grit away and get back to it. I haven’t been writing at all and that is not a good thing. It is so easy to fall off the wagon but I won’t fall, not all the way!

Anyhow, my house is under contract with an estimated closing date of July 15. Poor David is stuck packing it all by himself since I am with my father. I will have 4 days before the closing to get the rest of my stuff packed. I really don’t know how it will work but I guess I have to make it work.

Brody and I have been walking a lot lately but the mid-day walk is the shortest. The daytime sun is getting just too hot. There isn’t enough shade and the pavement gets hot too. I bought Brody a pair of sneakers but they were too small. I returned those and bought another pair but he could slip his foot right out. He has those tiny, bony ankles. Anybody have shoes for their dogs and can suggest some that might stay on?

David went to Sam’s Club the other day and bought me the most beautiful bouquet of flowers. It was a real nice surprise. The bouquet was huge, I couldn’t believe it! I love it though. Thanks David!!

In the next few days I am hoping to do some serious blog hopping and catch up with everyone and the beautiful work displayed. I miss my wordpress family! I just need to get a new rhythm…a new schedule…a better working of my priorities.

Thanks for sticking by me even when I don’t show up as often as I do or want to!

Peace to you all!

Fandango’s Provocative Question #121

Find the question here:

What three wishes would you ask the genie to grant you?

  1. I wish that I could live at least 75% of my days without any pain of any kind.
  2. I wish that I could help everyone that needs it, find a way to be happy and happy with themselves.
  3. I wish that I could have a credit card so that when I really want something, I don’t have to think twice about getting it because I never get the statement in the mail!

Simply 6 Minutes Challenge

Very interesting short flash fiction to go with this very interesting creature! Thank you for your contribution!


First glance of the pic led me to believe this animal species could possibly be the

Vietnamese Orangutan ‘Pongo hooijeri’, an endangered species.

At second glance I took note of the creature’s facial features andoh the long nose

of the rather ugly animal would define it as an ant eater.

An anteater specializes in eating insects.

Although this one is quite gigantic I could’ve used a mini-one earlier this morn.

My urge to pee was greater than my urge to stop the black carpenter ant

(a nervous wreck) made himself at home touring thevanity walking on

numerous personal items.

Void of a long-handled weapon,helpless,I had no choice other than watch

the segmented bugger.

Adamant that ant would soon meet his maker, upon arising after washing my

hands I was on a mission to stop him dead in his tracks.

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