Crazy Lady: Compilation 07/26/2022

She’d been watching her old neighbor’s house
for weeks
and weeks and more
but she saw something impossible
that made her
lock her door.
Her desire to unlock it was an option
she disposed
the brutal looking man outside
made her quietly avulse
Approximately two days more
and she was overcharged
Reacting like a live wire
was feeling very large
She couldn’t share her upset
she knew they’d find her daft
She looked and sounded crazy
especially when she laughed.
She pulled out her old pistol
and aimed it at the door.
Thats where they found her body
a bunch of bones now on the floor.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Simply 6 Minutes

Di’s take on the prompt – Awesome!

pensitivity101

Any idea what this is?
Nope, but I hear they communicate far distances with it.
Do you think he’d miss it?
Not really, he’s intent on taking a picture of his girlfriend.
OK then, give me pointers. You’re the one with the light fingers.
Yeah, but I’m in the wrong place, so you’ll have to do it.
Is it better to pinch or grab?
If you don’t want him to notice, lightly pinch and gently pull but if you feel the slightest resistance, desist and retreat.
OK……….. I’m going for it…………………

The scream was deafening.

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


Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

Street Chalk Art Optical Illusions
https://www.webdesignmash.com/design/stunning-optical-illusions-created-by-street-chalk-artists/

This picture shows a man taking a photograph of something (off the screen). Someone had drawn street art to depict a king and a jester coming up out of a hole. The king’s hand looks like it is about to steal something from the man’s back pocket.


*****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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SHARE YOUR WORLD 7-25-2022

Melanie is the host of Share Your World; your chance to blab on and on about what you think…Lol!

QUESTIONS

What mythical creature would improve the world most if it existed?  (If you don’t know, just choose something that you think would improve things    ) A giant flying praying mantis type thing that would eat all the bad bugs and help clean the world.

Should the death penalty be re-instated?  Why or why not? I think there are cases that it should. It costs tax payers so much money to provide for those inmates and if they are truly guilty then why should we have to pay to support them. My brother was in a high security prison years ago for armed robbery. He lived like a king…well one behind bars. He used to say that it wasn’t that bad. I know that is not the case everywhere and for everyone but think about it; three meals a day, a bed, heat, water….better than some people’s living situations. The problem is that there are those inmates that have been wrongly convicted. But there are some individuals like school shooters and those that are blatantly guilty.

Spontaneity Or Stability? Stability.

Can a dog/cat suffer? What about an ant? What about a plant? What about a bacteria cell?  Why do some humans think we’re the only species that does suffer?  Your thoughts? I think that everything can suffer but it depends on the capacity of its brain. You can see a dog and cat in pain. If an ant is in pain it doesn’t last long enough to show. Plants don’t have a brain like we do. I think anything that lives long enough to feel the pain, suffers.

GRATITUDE SECTION

What are two things that have brightened your day today? 1. Waking up knowing my daughter is in a loving, safe environment for the first time in two years. 2. Seeing my dog look up at me with so much love.

Song Lyric Sunday

Jim is the host of Song Lyric Sunday. Join in to hear music that could be new to you!

the theme this week is to feature a song by a group or an artist that surprisingly never reached #1 on the charts.

My song pick: Michael Jackson’s Thriller. I was about 11 years old when this came out, on my birthday by the way! We knew all the words and all the dances….Oh, the memories

1. Michael Jackson: “Thriller” (Peak Position: 4)

It’s hard to believe that the iconic song did not reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Released on November 2, 1983, Michael Jackson’s groundbreaking single heavily impacted airwaves across America. The accompanying music video came in at a whopping 14 minutes, and starred Jackson and actress Ola Ray as a young couple being hunted by zombies.
Though the song peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, the single became certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on December 4, 1989, and as of November 2016, the song has sold 4.024 million copies in the U.S.
Fun Fact: The famous music video was given a budget of $500,000.

Lyrics

It’s close to midnight
And something evil’s lurking in the dark
Under the moonlight
You see a sight that almost stops your heart
You try to scream
But terror takes the sound before you make it
You start to freeze
As horror looks you right between the eyes
You’re paralyzed

‘Cause this is thriller, thriller night
And no one’s gonna save you from the beast about to strike
You know it’s thriller, thriller night
You’re fighting for your life inside a killer, thriller tonight, yeah

Ooh, ooh
You hear the door slam
And realize there’s nowhere left to run
You feel the cold hand
And wonder if you’ll ever see the sun
You close your eyes
And hope that this is just imagination
Girl, but all the while
You hear a creature creepin’ up behind
You’re out of time

‘Cause this is thriller, thriller night
There ain’t no second chance against the thing with forty eyes, girl
Thriller, thriller night
You’re fighting for your life inside a killer, thriller tonight

Night creatures call
And the dead start to walk in their masquerade
There’s no escaping the jaws of the alien this time (they’re open wide)
This is the end of your life, ooh

They’re out to get you
There’s demons closin’ in on every side
They will possess you
Unless you change that number on your dial
Now is the time
For you and I to cuddle close together, yeah
All through the night
I’ll save you from the terror on the screen
I’ll make you see

That this is thriller, thriller night
‘Cause I can thrill you more than any ghoul would ever dare try
Thriller, thriller night
So let me hold you tight and share a killer, thriller
Chiller, thriller here tonight
‘Cause this is thriller, thriller night
Girl, I can thrill you more than any ghoul would ever dare try
Thriller, thriller night
So let me hold you tight and share a killer, thriller, ow

I’m gonna thrill you tonight
Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize y’all’s neighborhood (I’m gonna thrill you tonight)
And whosoever shall be found
Without the soul for getting down
Must stand and face the hounds of hell
And rot inside a corpse’s shell

I’m gonna thrill you tonight
Thriller, ooh baby (thriller)
I’m gonna thrill you tonight (thriller night)
Thriller, all night, oh baby
I’m gonna thrill you tonight
Thriller, thriller night (oh baby)
I’m gonna thrill you tonight
Thriller, all night (oh baby)
Thriller night, babe (thriller night, babe), ooh

The foulest stench is in the air
The funk of forty thousand years
And grizzly ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom
And though you fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the thriller

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Rodney Lynn Temperton

Thriller lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc

A Letter A Week – Q

Deb hosts A Letter A Week – join in here: https://nopenotpam.com/2022/07/24/a-letter-a-week-q/

Q and this week’s prompts.

Place – Quarter

Emotion – quarrelsome

Adjective – quirky

Verb – query

My animal – quagga

The quagga went a walking
on plains that burnished brown
Quarrelsome and quirky
loving nothing that he found
In the quarters for the animals
he stays to take a rest
He queries an old zebra
who really looks the best.
But this got old much too fast
So on his way he went
He hoped that when he found his love
She’d scream he was a gent!

©2022 Cbialczak Poetry

Sunday Poser #90

Join in here: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2022/07/24/sunday-poser-90/

This week Sadje’s question is;

How are you changing the world?
How are you making the world a better place?

There is so much sadness in the world, so many bad things happening to good people. At times it seems like humanity is out of control. I think we all need to have a common ground to stand on and show that no matter who you are, where you come from, where you plan on going, it doesn’t have to be thrown at people nor kept from people. We all just need to let people be who they are and who they want to be. This is what I try to instill in people I know and meet, the little way I might be changing the world.

Just Be You: Compilation 7/24/22

Our lives are filled with radiant heat we pass around
We line up stones to make our soup, no taste is ever found. 
Its like a single snapshot of idols in our world
With timeless, kitschy bundles of memories left unfurled
A lonely individual who finds a ghost to haunt 
the wet kiss from your grandma or possibly your aunt
You try to be reflective of things you may have missed
Immersed in all your drama, two lips that are unkissed
We hold on to our memories, those ones we left behind
To keep up on our future, underwhelming we may find
But a candle keeps on flickering, it burns alone you see
Smoke meandering in the air, its billowy and free
Keep on with your focus, don’t lose your faith in you
For someday we all get our gold, whatever we are due. 

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Moving On: Compilation 07/21/2022

Marcy was a woman who had much strength and skill
To make her life worth living, to do just as she will
Back in the beginning before the flashback came
She used the bag of money to gas the pseudo flame
The slit in her tight timeline prevented many things
The purlieu of her homestead developed yellow rings
Although a nifty idea she didn’t want to see
How playing a card like the red ace was how her life should be.
And so she put the cards back and looked up toward the sky
The future she was holding was her pressing reason why.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry