FOWC with Fandango — Idiom

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An idiom is a phrase, saying, or a group of words with a metaphorical (not literal) meaning, which has become accepted in common usage. An idiom’s symbolic sense is quite different from the literal meaning or definition of the words of which it is made.

Okay, I’m not going to beat around the bush here. I’m going to bite the bullet and just write. I know most of my blog followers won’t cut me any slack so I want to make it good.

What you might say
when he saunters your way
and your skin starts to crawl
and you wish you were small
enough to just shrink
but you’ve no time to think.

Well, I’m going to call it a night. I didn’t try to cut any corners even though I am a little under the weather, so I take this weight off my shoulders and say “goodnight”!

Anonymous: FOWC with Fandango

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Why stay anonymous in a world of technology? Everything we do on any digital device is traceable. Police have programs that apparently find anything on any device even when it has been deleted to the best trash can ever. Hackers can find out anything they want including your shoe size and what color underwear you are wearing. Bosses can check histories on “their” devices…you are only borrowing it while working for them. They say Big Brother is watching…Does Big Brother know everyone’s name?

Do you have a SnapChat account? I do. I don’t use it too often, mostly just to post a picture that I want labeled with the location. It is the easiest way to label a photo. Well, there are Snapchat stories. No matter when I read one it almost always pertains to something I had just recently been talking about with David or Lindsay. How does it know what I am talking about? Aren’t those ads and all that just random? I have come to the conclusion that someone is always watching and listening. That is our world.

Transitory: FOWC with Fandango

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Definition of transitory

1: of brief duration TEMPORARY the transitory nature of earthly joy 2: tending to pass away not persistent

Upon this day I ponder
the ways of my life and
the paths I have taken
so that it may leave me
with a reflection of where
I will return to in my transitory state
to find peace and solace in the familiar.

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

FOWC with Fandango: Complacent

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com•pla•cent kəm-plā′sənt►

  • adj.Satisfied with the current situation and unconcerned with changing it, often to the point of smugness.
  • adj.Eager to please; complaisant.

Going Home

Brenda looked at the computer screen but didn’t read one word. It had been two months since she had been back in her home. Due to unforeseen circumstances she had been forced to move out of her house, leaving behind her partner, animals, and all belongings. Now she sits and wonders when she will get any amount of normalcy back.

Brenda’s sister Catherine is completely complacent when it comes to the situation, making it so hard for Brenda to even talk to her. Catherine is a local so this new lifestyle has not affected her life like it did Brenda’s. When Brenda is upset and missing her home, Catherine acts like she is over-reacting and acting like a baby. When Brenda tries to explain it to her sister, Catherine just rolls her eyes and says she can’t understand what the problem is.

Some day, hopefully soon, Brenda will be able to go home and be with the people who love her the most. Until then she puts a smile on her face and moves through the days, doing what is needed and expected of her.

©2021 CBialczak Fiction

Column: FOWC with Fandango

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Barb, where did you get that website from?

Which one?

You know, the one about sex after 50.

Jane, that was from that Dr. Barr, the doctor who rights the advice column for the Times.

Dr. Barr writes a column?

Yeah, do you know him?

Her. Dr. Barr is a her. You really think a male doctor cares about sex after 50?

Isn’t that the only thing men think about?

©2021 CBialczak Fiction

Intimate: FOWC with Fandango

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Time Together

On a cold dark day 
the one thing I desire 
is you  in my arms 
us in front of a fire  

With no one around 
to bother us here 
that intimate feel 
there is love in the air.  

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

Galvanize: FOWC with Fandango

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We walked out to the coop. The heater had been left on for the chickens but with the winds making it feel like 10 below zero, the heater almost was a waste. I tried the door. Frozen shut. This was when I had to trudge back to the garage and look for any metal item I could get to jam in the door and pry it open.

With the door finally pried open, the darkness hid the hens. As my eyes adjusted to the darkness I saw that no hens had perished in the cold, they huddled together to keep warm and alive. I moved to fill their feed bin with food and turned to check the water. The galvanized waterer was situated on a hot plate to supposedly keep the water from freezing. I suppose it worked because there was water in the trough for them, except that was frozen from the cold air. This was my only issue with keeping the flock, keeping water defrosted in winter.

*based on true events

©2020 CBialczak Fiction

Franchise: FOWC with Fandango

I have thought about buying a franchise, but there are so many, too many to choose from. The biggest thing holding me back is having to be the one in charge when all the employees call in sick on the same day!

My Franchise

Maybe it’s a Taco Bell 
or Dairy Queen I’ll buy 
A Dollar Tree or Dollar General 
have always caught my eye. 
The little stores that we all need 
are right there at your hands 
I’d be the right kind of a boss 
to deal with all demands. 
But come the day that you call out 
at my Krispy Kreme 
I’ll curse you out and kick myself 
for following this dream.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

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