Simply 6 Minutes – Welcome to the Challenge: 08/02/2022

Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

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This picture shows someone walking a bicycle that is piled with bricks. The man has left a hole in the pile of bricks so he can reach the handlebar of the bike.

*****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!


Thinking of Me: Compilation 08/01/2022

I remember the day that I made my pledge
with a smile on my face, all my words had an edge
No major life changes, abundant success
No longer a kid, I greedily confess
For they have a slight trace of disturbed verity
A high on their horse most boisterously
But for me in my world a forest full of delight
only minor complications, no hate and no spite
My oration half over, like caramel in milk
Sinking and swirling cream covered silk
A sweet wintergreen with a flat outer shell
All things I think of, but I never tell
Instead I say things that sound masterly
My confidence rippled like a stone thrown to sea. 

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Last on the Card – July 2022

Brian is the host of this awesome sharing challenge! Check it out here along with so many other great photos!

Yesterday was a busy day…So I’m sharing the last bunch on the card!

First we visited friends:

Then we attended the Andy Grammer and Fitz and the Tantrums Concert at the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa! Maggie Rose opened for them and she was great!

Celebration: Compilation 07/30/22

One night in late July
We had a jamboree
Firecrackers fly
Song in harmony
The melody was right
The group in unison
Festivities with all
Automatic fun
Scintillating stars
Burning in night skies
Beauty is exploding
A wonder for our eyes. 

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

True to Myself: Compilation 07/28/2022

You know what really got me in my own small, guarded spot
was that this lifestyle of socializing was the only thing I’ve got.
The animus of my sharp mind was exclusively shut down
The guilt of my own actions had me feeling like a clown.
A column of my articles stood neatly in a row
a testament to how I liked my true being to show
The guile of the social group kept me spinning in my head
It made me realize what it was I wanted for my world instead

Simply 6 Minutes – Fools and Kings

Raven’s take…limericks to go with the prompt!

About the Jez of It

Inspired by and written for Simply 6 Minutes – thank you, Christine

The jester, the joker, or the fool – one thing I am sure of is that he is not stupid as they were also advisors at the royal courts who a king or queen would turn to. Pretty sure king and queen would use the fool to get what they wanted from the other too Here goes…

Fools and Kings
Form: Amanda’s Dark Sonnet
Theme: Love

For the love of the queen he said I should
And for her heart, of course, he knew I would
For a laugh, she will be amused, he said
And kiss the crown sat upon my grey head
Maybe I should, maybe just take a chance
For all is fair in the ways of romance
The love of my queen, the cause is good
For the love of the queen he…

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Pam’s compilation

nope, not pam

This tale was written based on the following prompts

Fandango’s Flash Fiction #178

What Do You See #144

Twiglet #289

Fandango’s Story Starter #56

Simply 6 Minutes – Welcome to the Challenge: 07/26/2022

Three Things Challenge #M34

Three Things Challenge #M35

Three Things Challenge #M36

She had been watching her neighbour’s house for weeks, but she saw something today that made her question his taste. Alright, so she wasn’t a connoisseur in anything, she was just a brain surgeon, but if she’d been given a choice, she knew where her preferences would lie.

I mean it wasn’t like this affected him alone. They had all chosen this route, they were individuals who had walked down the dirt track towards the light and now each and every single day they had to live with the option.

Which only made this obvious desire more questionable, and drawing a deep breath…

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From my desk: 07/27/2022

I’ve been thinking and I want to give myself a challenge and write some sort of poem anthology and I want to ask everyone for help. For each poem, I would like to use between 7 and 10 random words. I don’t want to know if they are related, or anything else, just a list of words. For each set of words, I will write a poem, just like my compilations. I guess this would almost be like going back and grouping words from various bloggers and days, but thought it might be fun if anyone had some words they wanted me to work with. I’m also curious to see if what I come up with may be the “idea” of the blogger who left the list.

So…that being said, if you would like to help me in my personal challenge, give me a list of words in the comments below. I have done up to 12 words so I will try to attempt varying length lists. This is completely for fun and if you want me to dedicate the poem to you because it was on your list, I will. I guess it would be easier to say that if you DON”T want your name then tell me.

We shall see how this turns out. I am hoping that because blogs pop up here and there for different people randomly I will get some new bloggers with very varying lists.


Before I forget…I finished a few new ceramic vases and they are out of the kiln. I will be making the flowers for them and then having them on my shop on Etsy.