Simply 6 Minutes – New Hope

A good message to think about as our planet slowly creeps into a world of pavement and high-rise buildings! Thank you for your contribution!

About the Jez of It

Thank you Stine Writing for a great prompt – https://christinebialczak.com/2021/07/06/simply-6-minutes-welcome-to-the-challenge-07-06-2021/

Baby Aye Aye Lemur | Weird looking animals, Scary animals …

Sweet baby
fresh to the world
bright eyes baby
bringing new hope
to the forests of Madagascar
as each day habitats are taken away
the money magnets chasing palm oil
threaten ring-tailed mischief
and haunting sifaka song
sweet child of hope
all lemurs salute you
aye-aye baby

©JGFarmer2021

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Simply 6 Minutes—Welcome To The Challenge: 07/06/2021


Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

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Baby Aye Aye Lemur | Weird looking animals, Scary animals …


*****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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Elsa is coming…(From my desk: 7/5/21)

My first tropical storm being in Florida.
I have to fly home Friday to pack up my house.
I close next week.
So many feelings about the whole thing.

Since losing my husband in 2018 and my son in 2019 I have wanted to move. I hate being in my house with all those memories. I also don’t want to ever leave my house because I won’t be able to remember everything like I can when I walk around the yard or the house. I want to move to start my new life with David but I don’t want to leave the house that we have been fixing up so nicely. Isn’t that how it goes though? You get your house to how you really want it and then you sell it. I want to move because I hate the cold and I hate the winter. I also hate the thought of having no snow and not seeing leaves change colors.

Oh, I could go on and on and I am sure that if you have ever sold a home you know exactly what I am going through. Excitement, fear, sadness, happiness….all smashed up into one big lump that I can’t swallow!

Elsa will show me what she has in store for us by tomorrow. I pray people stay safe. After seeing the building collapse in Miami and seeing the ambulances coming and going all the time around here, I really pray no one else gets hurt.

If you are in Elsa’s path come back to share your experience. I’m sure it will be different for every single person in all the different locations she is affecting.

Peace!

Tomorrow is my daughter’s 23rd birthday! OMG! She is like a real adult!!! Lol.

Wordle 508

by bwarren

The child rose from the grassy area under the tree where he had been admiring the card from his schoolmate. He had seen a form in the sky that surprised him as it looked like a dragon rising up into the sky. There were dark clouds that looked like fire coming from the ferocious beast. The poor child was scared by the sight and began breathing heavily as the effervescent being drifted closer to the tree. He closed his eyes as if his lids formed a safe border between him and the monster. When he opened them again the sky sparkled off tiny raindrops like the finery in his mother’s jewelry box. He finally felt safe.

https://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/2021/07/04/wordle-508/

©2021 CBialczak

Welcome to 12 Bloggerz!

Rory is our host for the 12  Bloggerz questions. Click here to find out more and join in

12 Questions
01
On a scale of 1 – 10 – where 1 is low and 10 is high how happy are you with everything in your life at this moment? I’d say a six but feel a little guilty because compared to others I have a good life. I say six because I live so far away still from my daughter and fiancee. Two weeks from now is the two year anniversary of losing my son. I take full time care of my dad who has Alzheimers and although I don’t hate it, it is taking a part of me away that I miss. Maybe a six for situational and an 8 for hardship???
02
Why do you do what you do the way that you do it?
Interpret as you so wish.
Because I put a lot of time and effort into what I do and try to do everything so that it is correct and appropriate. I don’t do only half of anything because that is a waste of time. I like to think that I think before I do so that what I do is a good thing.
03
How do you embrace difference? I thank God everyone is different. There are some people who I would never want to be like in any way and I can’t imagine if I was the same as them or if someone even assumed I was the same. I also love learning about things that I maybe never would have thought about before. I like seeing how people dress differently or talk differently. I like how traditions are different all over the world. I find it amazing that the world has so much going on at once that is different and although we know why (through science) we can’t see why.
04
What is one of the most significant ways that your readership influences you, your blog and your writing? I find that if I don’t stay active and write often then my visits and guests go down. This disappoints me. When this happens I get motivated to get back on track and remember how much I enjoy writing and how much I crave it when life gets hectic.
05
How would you feel if everything you didn’t believe in today turned out to be true – which of your new disbeliefs now truths would affect you the most profoundly?
hmmmm….
But also answer this question from the opposite spectrum as in –

How would you feel if everything you believed in today turned out to be false – would this affect you and if so which falsehood that you hold now true would affect you the most profoundly?
This I think would be horrible.. I now believe that most people are good and that someday I will feel less pain when I think about my son…
06
How often do you cross your fingers or say touch wood or good luck to people or do you not believe in that sort of thing? I do it all the time but then say to myself that I am not really doing it, hoping there is no bad mojo attached to it. ai guess one could say I am very superstitious.
07
Do you think that our childhoods impact our lives as adults – what are your views? Definitely but not like everyone thinks. I don’t believe that having a great childhood means you have a great adult life. I think what happens in our childhood shapes the type of person we are. I have two very entitled siblings but don’t see myself like that in the least. I had a lot more responsibility than they both did.
08
There is no truth to horoscopes – yes or no and why to either? Sure, why not. It is all in how you interpret the message. Many horoscopes are so general that you can squeeze them into your life somehow. I don’t necessarily believe in bad omens and all that. I don’t know if there is a being (like God or whoever you believe in) who would ever wish bad on anyone. Well, maybe the devil but that is only if you allow yourself to follow that evil.
09
Does it really matter if we are environmentally-conscious – l mean is it that important – if not why not and if yes, why?? Definitely!!! There is so much of our planet that is dying and disappearing. How can you look at a sea turtle with a plastic six-pack holder around it’s neck and not cut it to shreds before throwing it out? How can you keep cutting up trees when you see that the koalas have nowhere to live? I think humans are wasteful and very many are greedy and lazy. Now that I am in Florida I understand the reason for bottled or filtered water but why buy those 36 packs when you can either buy a gallon or buy a water filter? This might be a moot point now that some plastic bottles are recyclable but have you ever seen some of the beaches in our world where there isn’t even sand left to see? Just garbage! Or the Great Garbage Patch? I understand that things come about and people don’t know the effects but once we do know, shouldn’t we change what we do?
10
Do you find it easy or hard to relax and what relaxes you the most? Lately I find it hard to relax. There are a few things that if I don’t get interrupted help …Listening to audiobooks (which I never liked until recently), drawing, building miniatures, writing, and getting a backrub and/or massage.
11
How well or badly do you respond to being ‘shocked’ or ‘surprised’? I hate being shocked. Surprised is sometimes okay but even then I feel awkward. Back in high school I worked at a garden center and there was one boy I worked with that would always sneak up on me…hated it. Then I worked in a restaurant. I closed almost all shifts and one of the jobs was cleaning up the salad dressings. We would put all the large containers in the sink, clean the tops, cap them, then wash the whole outside…one of the cooks used to come up behind me and scare me every night. It got so stressful waiting for “it” to happen that I finally told my boss I was going to quit if “Paul” didn’t stop scaring me. Even later when I was teaching the kids knew I would not laugh if you jumped out and scared me. I get so mad. Actually, one time when I first met David we were in the car to pick up my son. David had to run in and use the bathroom. I was on my phone or whatever and he scared me when he got back by secretly banging on my window. Scared the hell out of me. The amount of swears that came out of my mouth!!!!!! He got upset with all those words but I told him I hated being purposely scared.
12
How do you feel about the term “I am a lucky/unlucky person” as in – do you think that there is some truth to it or is it all nonsense? I think there is a little truth to it, but it is in our perspective….For example, there once was a family and when the stepmother died one of the siblings was given the home along with the company of the living parent while one sibling got all the money and no responsibility to the parent. Is it luck? Sort of but then again, it is just money and that runs out and when you have no more money and you can’t afford anything and you are alone, you will be one thing…alone. That by the way is only a hypothetical situation that I would have no idea about in my own “real” life.

Thanks for the questions, Rory! You got me thinking today!

©2021 CBialczak

Simply 6 Minutes: Doggies!

John’s humor about his history of dogs! Thanks for the contribution!

The Sound of One Hand Typing

We talked about cats last week, and this week our prompt is a picture of some cute puppies.

Even though I’m more of a cat person, I like dogs. They’re a lot of work: they have to be walked several times a day, I would have to put up a fence that the dog couldn’t jump over, and I’d have to train it not to bite strangers. Aside from that, the cost of the food and veterinary care is comparable to that of cats.

I had a bad experience with a dog we had when I was in high school, who I talked about a couple of years ago. He was a rescue dog and had a few psychological problems, like being possessed by the devil. Mom’s other dogs were all right, though. Actually, Fred, a Schnauzer, was my brother Pat’s dog, but Wizard, who we called Whiz because…

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Simply 6 Minutes—Welcome To The Challenge: 06/29/2021


Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

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5 Most Beautiful Dog Breeds in the World | hubpages
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*****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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