On Crocuses

America Meadows


On Crocuses



About the size of acorns,

These small beauties in my hand.

But locked inside, far from mind’s eye,

A magnificent magic awaits.

 

How can you be so patient

to the lights of Spring?

I sometimes find waiting for dinner

a horrendous endeavor.



Written for The Fabulous Free VErse Club @ FanStory. 

The Magic of the Night

Red Tricycle


The Magic of the Night

Even magic doesn’t negate Murphy’s Law.



Resounding sounds- Trick-r-Treat.

Masqueraders in the street.

Dancing. Singing. Some were fleet.

Some holding hands of tiny feet.

 

Ghosts and goblins galore

Harry Potters, mighty Thor

Self-created and from store

Donned my porch steps wanting more.

 

Soon my cupboards were found bare.

There was nothing left to spare.

When the last small child, so fair

Stood at my door; a snow white hare.

 

Nothing remains. What do I do?

A rattled brain. My thoughts were few.

But then I spied, on sofa blue.

A small stuffed toy. A little ewe.

 

‘Twas all I had. This last small gift.

Did bring my spirits quite a lift.

I conjured. Cast a spell so swift.

It baa’d. It mewed. It even sniffed.

 

The ewe, it twisted in the air

Landing on ‘fours’, without a care.

And off it went, quite on a tear.

Destination: We don’t know where.



Written for ‘Picture This’ @ FanStory.

Share Your World 10-19-2020

Share Your World


Share Your World 10-19-2020



  •  The first question is courtesy of the magnificent blogger, Rory (aka A Guy Called Bloke”). He asked this one last Saturday on a random question post he wrote and I thought it was nifty AND sort of Halloween-y, so I thought I’d include it.

“How many people in real life or on social media (including WordPress, which has become a rather social media site) do you consider good enough friends to help you ‘hide the dead body?”

This is purely a silly and fun exercise, so don’t worry that there are bodies in need of burying. At least I don’t have any…. if you do, I hope you have some good friends who will lend a hand in getting rid of the evidence AND never tell a living soul….

  • Are You Ready To Order?   What Are You Having (craving) right now?
  • How’s the weather in YOUR neck of the woods?
  • Lastly, one deep question, because some folks enjoy those.  Prepare yourself.  Or pass. It’s all good!

There has always been something. Before there was something, there was only nothing. Which do you think is more likely?


The first question is courtesy of the magnificent blogger, Rory (aka A Guy Called Bloke”). He asked this one last Saturday on a random question post he wrote and I thought it was nifty AND sort of Halloween-y, so I thought I’d include it.

“How many people in real life or on social media (including WordPress, which has become a rather social media site) do you consider good enough friends to help you ‘hide the dead body?”

This is purely a silly and fun exercise, so don’t worry that there are bodies in need of burying. At least I don’t have any…. if you do, I hope you have some good friends who will lend a hand in getting rid of the evidence AND never tell a living soul….

giphy

Body-burying should be a solitary task. (And it’s never to young to start the necessary life skill!)


Are You Ready To Order?   What Are You Having (craving) right now?

giphy

How’s the weather in YOUR neck of the woods?


Lastly, one deep question, because some folks enjoy those.  Prepare yourself.  Or pass. It’s all good!  There has always been something. Before there was something, there was only nothing. Which do you think is more likely?

I will answer scientifically.

First with a chart…

Mr. Jones’ Science Class

Then with a  real life example.

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Writtne for Share Your World 10-19-2020.

Abominable [DVD]

IMDb


Abominable [DVD]



This is a fun, ‘escape-from-the-world’ movie.

A baby yeti is captured by a group of ‘scientists’ who want to ‘study’ him.

Hints of biospies and dissection are in his future.

A uyoung girl, a fomiable violinist, eeks to return her ‘friend’ to his homelands.

It’s really a kid’s movie- but I think ‘kids’ of all ages will enjoy much of the magical happenings.

I did.



Written for Movie Critiques.

Share Your World 10-12-2020

Share Your World


Share Your World 10-12-2020



  • Are we “here” or do we just think we are?  (A metaphysical question today folks.) Can you prove your point of view?
  • From an identity stand-point, which would be the worst for you personally to lose?  Your face, your body or your voice?    Which do YOU identify with most strongly for your own sense of self?
  • Do you have a ‘song’?  If you’re part of a couple, you could use “your couple’s song” OR a song that’s just always resonated with you.
  • “Spooky” Halloween Question:  Oooo!  BOO!   Are ghosts real or has someone been smoking something and just imagines them?


Are we “here” or do we just think we are?  (A metaphysical question today folks.) Can you prove your point of view?

Now, that is the oldest trick in the book. I’m not falling forit again!

tenor

Of course, I here. And don’t you dare pinch me!

From an identity stand-point, which would be the worst for you personally to lose?  Your face, your body or your voice?    Which do YOU identify with most strongly for your own sense of self?

Have to be the voice- I’d never make it as a MIME!

If you have time- watch this one. Amazing!

Do you have a ‘song’?  If you’re part of a couple, you could use “your couple’s song” OR a song that’s just always resonated with you.

“Spooky” Halloween Question:  Oooo!  BOO!   Are ghosts real or has someone been smoking something and just imagines them?

Knew that answer since I was a kid.

Gfycat

“Nough said!



Written for Share Your World 10-12-2020 .

Toad-ly Worth It

gifer

Toad-ly Worth It



“Are you sure you want to do this, Beth?” SarahBelle asked.

Beth looked up- seemingly startled- by the question. “Of course, I’m sure. Elliot has been pulling prank after prank on me ever since the new semester. He has to pay.”

“There’s no way Master Wizard Alfredo is going to allow you to do this.”

“Do you think I’m going to ask?”

“It’s against all the coven’s rules, using magic on one another. Even Elliot doesn’t do that. His pranks are just a harmless Guinea pig in you dresser drawers, or a garden snake under the pillow. He just wants you to notice him.” AnneMay tried to speak some sense into her friend. “He’s never done anything that would harm you.”

“Notice him. Notice him!” Beth could hardly contain her emptions. “Elliot will know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I have noticed him.”

“But a frog?” intervened SarahBelle once again. “You could get expelled from Academy if you get caught.”

“Nonsense,” declared Beth. “We mix this potion in Elliot’s soup at evening’s supper. Give it four hours, by curfew- Elliott’s a slimy, crusty amphibian. No one will notice that he is missing. Elliot’s always away plotting and scheming over the weekend. By Sunday, the spell will have worn off. It’s likely no one will even know anything every happened- except Elliot.”

“But if you get caught?” simultaneously, the two girl’s fears were spoken.

“Toad-ly worth it, smiled Beth.”

 

Written for ‘Picture This’: FanStory. 

Share Your World: 10-5-2020

Share Your World


Share Your World: 10-5-2020


  • When was the last time you tried something new?  How did that go for you?
  • What’s the most sensible thing you’ve ever heard someone say?
  • How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
  • Lastly, I’ll be doing one “Halloween” themed question per week during October.  Those who don’t observe the holiday are welcome to answer or to ignore it as they wish.

Fun  CREEPY Halloween Question:  Have you ever seen a ‘fresh’ corpse (aka dead body)?



When was the last time you tried something new?  How did that go for you?

sweetandsavorymeals

I tried something new just yesterday- a new way to fix oven fried chicken. While browsing the net I f found a way to make the skin on the chicken legs crisper. Tried it…. It worked!

What’s the most sensible thing you’ve ever heard someone say?

giphy

“The sun’ll come up tomorrow…. Probably.”

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

Pinterest

If I had my choice of ages- I would be 22 again. IF you asked me how old I felt- I’d plead ‘the fifth’ today.

Lastly, I’ll be doing one “Halloween” themed question per week during October.  Those who don’t observe the holiday are welcome to answer or to ignore it as they wish.

Fun  CREEPY Halloween Question:

Have you ever seen a ‘fresh’ corpse (aka dead body)? Yes.

Really Rotten Realty

 



Written for Share Your World: 10-5-2020.

 

Bombshell

Amazon

Bombshell

Stuart Woods


 

Teddy Fay (a former-CIS-operatiev, now Centurion Oscar-nominated stuntman) is the target of the gangster Gino Patelli. Gino Patelli blames Teddy (who was then Billy Barnett) for the death of his uncle (the former Head of The Family).

Teddy Fay (aka Billy Barnett – a movie producer, aka Mark Weldon – stuntman turned actor) has an assiassin iin search of his kill. To get to him, all the member s of the Centurion (an up-and-coming film conglomerate) are in danger.

A great read!






Written for The New York Times Best Sellers.

Dangerman (1960)

Random Connections

Dangerman (1960)


John Drake, a British spy who works for NATO, travels around the world (pre-James Bond), always finding himself in both life-threatening situations and well as needing to possibly ‘save’ the world.

John Drake is not as much of a lady’s man as Bond is, but he does have some very interesting ‘spy’ toys.

I have enjoyed the episodes. I find them witty and carefree- especially needed in this isolated world.



Written for Movie Critiques.

I’ve Seen You Drive

PHOTO PROMPT © C.E.Ayr


I’ve Seen You Drive



Lady Templesworth wheeled onto the pier. Smiting the brake, she pressed the lift enclosing the convertible and shut-off the engine simultaneously.

Quickly disembarking. Lord Templesworth tried to get to the driver’s door of the pink Ferrari before his wife could exit on her own.

She won.

Racing to the dock, she exclaimed, “It’s pink!”

“Completely renovated. Teak decks. Your signature paint. A master and guest berth. A gourmet kitchen. An entertainment room. And of course, the accompanying necessities.”

“It’s beautiful. HoneyBear, why buy this lovely yacht before you’ve taught me to navigate?”

“Entirely a business decision, My PookeyBear. I’ve seen you drive.”



FYI: I cheated a little. I counted Lord Templesworth’s and Lady Templesworth’s name as one word each.



Written for Friday Fictioneers.