Take Seven

Di at Pensitivity101 has a challenge to challenge her daily challenge! Lol. Check it out on her page: https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2021/07/23/take-seven-23rd-july/

Our words were: animal, betray, double, duet, forever, friend, gist, honest, hump, lies, party, petty, pretend, single, sorry, story, true, trust, tune, wet, whistle

Walter looked at his book, the one with the animal on the front. At first glance it looked like a dog but that was his eyes betraying him. It was in fact a small rodent of some kind, hidden in a bunch of roses. Walter did a double take and could see the rodent clearly. This book, as it lies upon the sofa, is a reminder of the duet he sang in his church group, and would forever be a reminder of his close friend, Martin.

When Martin had handed Walter the book at the party he saw the twinkle in Martin’s eye, letting him know the gist of the wrapped novel was a memento to be cherished. Walter had been honest with Martin when he had told him he only reads in his free time. When Walter unwrapped the package he threw the wrappings to the floor to land in a hump of frilly ribbon and colorful paper. 
Martin didn’t care for the petty glances of the other members and had been sorry that he hadn’t saved the gift for a more private setting. He wanted to pretend they weren’t even there, that him and Walter were a single unit in a mystical theater. It was a story he longed to tell Walter and hoped that someday it would come true. Walter trusted that Martin knew how much books meant to him and with a lick of his wet lips, began to whistle a tune of happiness and love.

Fibbing Friday 06/18/21

I haven’t done a fibbing Friday in a long time. Now that I am no longer tutoring in the morning I have set my own new routine. First the dog walk, then the PT exercises, then the vibration machine to help strengthen my muscles, and finally….my blog! Yahoo!

Find the questions here: https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2021/06/18/fibbing-friday-18th-june/

1.   What is meant by a break in the weather? This is what you take when you are indoors at work all day…gets you outside for a bit.
2.   Why does thunder clap? It is applauding the beautiful display from the lightening.
3.   What is a heat wave? Sort of like a heat flash but it lasts longer
4.   What are hot pants? The pants you wear to burn off a little of the excess fat from the thighs.
5.   Who or what is canned heat? Tabasco Sauce…what else?
6.   Who sang ‘The heat is on’? The lady baking the pie
7.   Where will you find hot air? In your ex’s apology
8.   Who starred in the film Heat? Heat
9.   Who or what is Hot Gossip? the opposite of cold gossip
10. What is a hot toddy? A sweaty little kid

Three Things Challenge #455

Click here to participate! https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/12/22/three-things-challenge-455/

Have fun and your three things today are:

CREAK
SOCKET
TISSUE

Miller walked around aimlessly, searching for the key, the key that would unlock the truth. He was tired of the darkness, tired of the feeling of empty sockets where his eyes once were. Where in this darkness was the tissue, the tissue that held the DNA to rebuild his eyes, make him a member of the “seeing” world? No one had an explanation, maybe that is why Miller felt he had to keep searching. In the darkness, Miller continued, listening to the familiar creak and groan of the old floorboards in his now dark home.

©2020 CBialczak Flashfiction

Fibbing Friday

Thanks to Di for great questions and a little Friday fun! https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/12/18/fibbing-friday-18th-december/

1. Why is a Pantomime thus called? What else would you call the creepy guys clothing choice?
2. Why was the White Rabbit late? It was waiting for a white Christmas
3. What happened when Aladdin rubbed the lamp for the first time? Ew, that’s gross and awfully private. Why does he call it a lamp anyhow?
4. How many ugly sisters were there? I really only have one if I had to say “ugly”.
5. What did Jack exchange for the magic beans? A lot of gas!
6. Why do they always shout ‘It’s behind you!!’ Because if it was in front of you you would see it.
7. What was the house in the woods made of that Hansel and Gretel found? Um, wood.
8. Who owned The Mirror Mirror on the wall? Probably the store the store before the customer the customer
9. What was the name of Dick Whittington’s cat? No, that’s what he called his wife when they argued!
10. Who was Tinkerbell? The guy who fixed the bell in the belltower, a tinkerer of sorts.

Fibbing Friday

Hosted by Di at pensitivity101: https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/11/20/fibbing-friday-my-response-for-20th-november/comment-page-1/?unapproved=103593&moderation-hash=e2fa46192b010a63d83ea22d116fa34e#comment-103593

1.   What is Kapok?
A food additive
2.   Where will you find a kernel?
Where else? In the army.
3.   If you didn’t know a door as a door, what would you call it?
The Opencloser
4.   What’s the difference between a yolk and a yoke?
Well, the first one has an “l” and the second one has an “e”
5.   What does E R N I E do?
Whatever Bert tells him to do
6.   What is meant by sunny side up?
Any country north of the equator
7.   What could you wear on your head that would make people think you were awesome?
Probably a headband that says “I’m Awesome!”
8.   What is meant by cattywampus?
It is a group of stray cats that live in one area, sort of like a on a campus.
9.   What is an erf?
The polite way to say you farted
10. What is a mouse potato?
What isn’t a mouse potato?

©2020 CBialczak

Fibbing Friday : 6th November

Find the questions here: https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/11/06/fibbing-friday-6th-november/

1. Who met for the first time at The Duck and Drake Inn in London on May 20th 1604? Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny met that night and then the following night Porky Pig showed up.
2. Why was the opening of Parliament delayed from July to November the following year? Renovations
3. Who used the name John Johnson as an alias? That has to be Michael Michaelson
4. Why did the Gunpowder Plot fail? Because nobody brought a lighter or matches to set it off!
5. Who designed the iconic Guy Fawkes mask? Some creepy-ass pedophile that thought smiling at children would be a good way to lure them to his bag of candy.
6. Why are the cellars of the Palace of Westminster inspected before Parliament opens? To make sure they have enough bottles of wine to accommodate the guests.
7. What do MacBeth and the Gunpowder Plot have in common? MacBeth wanted to kill that other guy so he made up this plot to blow him up with the gunpowder, but like I mentioned above, he didn’t think to bring a lighter or a match so it failed.
8. Where will you find Guy Fawkes Island? On a map
9. Who was on the throne at the time of the Gunpowder Plot? Obviously the King!
10. How did Guy Fawkes die? He was given the death penalty when he was arrested for being a pedophile. He committed suicide before they could do the public hanging because he didn’t want children to see him get hung.

©2020 CBialczak

Take Seven 30th October

Our words were:
beg, chest, cup, current, curtail, desk, draw, final, half, hound, moth, open, ribbon, shrink, sigh, sleep, small, speech, try, velvet, wind.

Martha’s Cup

Martha knew she’d have to beg 
To see inside the chest 
She knew there’d be a cup inside 
She didn’t know the rest 

The current mood inside the room 
Was pensive and so grave 
Afraid her brother would curtail 
The one thing she could save 

She pulled a chair up to the desk 
To draw a little map 
And at the final resting place 
Were nice words, not a trap 

She knew she couldn’t hound her bro 
He’s no moth near a flame 
She’d have to be quite open 
Not wind up throwing blame 

She’d try to tie a ribbon
Like a bow on her request 
But by the look on his face 
She thought shrinking might be best 

And so she sighed a half a sigh 
And said it’s time to sleep 
Her brother just surprised her then 
He said that cup she’d keep 

She was so happy she could cry 
A small tear ran down her face 
She try to say the speech she’d planned 
She knew this was the place 

Her velvet words fell from her lips 
Thanking him so much 
She was so happy she could cry 
Sweet tears beyond his touch.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry