Leigha Wants To Know

DD53D39B-1DF9-4920-9B55-4F162E05C4B4Leigha Robbins, a lovely, poetic blogger, just received a well-deserved Real Neat Blog Award from Sadje, over at Keep It Alive.

Leigha posed seven questions, as per the rules for the Real Neat Blog Award. But as a self-confessed rule breaker, Leigha said that “I don’t want anyone left out. So, you are ALL nominated. Please join in and have some fun! Now for my questions for all of you.”

Thanks, Leigha. I’m going to take you up on that.

What is your favorite type of writing (poetry, flash fiction, stream of consciousness)?

You didn’t specify whether your talking about writing or reading, so I’ll answer from both perspectives. I enjoy writing flash fiction and I’m a regular participant on Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. So I like writing both. Now, when it comes to writing poetry, I suck at it, so I rarely even try.

As to what kind of writing I like reading, I enjoy all three types.

If you use prompts, what kind do you like (picture, word, phrase, set number of words, etc)?

Yes! 😉

What is your favorite pet you have had or want to get?

We have a 14 year-old dog and an 11 year-old cat and I love them both equally (except when our cat bites and scratches me, which is a daily occurrence).

Since this is close to Halloween, do you like scary movies?

I used to in my younger days, but not so much these days. I do like psychological thrillers and suspenseful movies. Just not the gory, blood and guts kind.

Have you ever seen a movie based on a book that was better than the book?

The only one I can think of was the movie version of Ira Levin’s “Rosemary’s Baby,” the one with Mia Farrow. I enjoyed the book, but I thought the movie did an excellent job of capturing the dark, sinister mood of the book.

Do you prefer coffee or tea?

Without question, coffee. My mother used to make me drink hot tea with a spoonful of honey in it whenever I got sick as a kid. So even now, I still associate hot tea with being sick.

If you listen to it, when do you start to play Christmas music?

If I never hear another Christmas song for the rest of my life, it will be too soon.

Anyone else care to answer Leigha’s questions?

Trick or Treat

965CB478-B002-410F-91CA-EEC7A35B505B“Is it Halloween already?” Ralph asked.

“Almost,” responded his wife, Anita. “Did you get the candy yet? I need to put it in a dish next to our door for all those ebullient kids in their cute costumes who will be trick or treating.”

“How naive are you, Anita?” Ralph asked. “No trick or treaters ever come to our door. They all are afraid of this old house. They think it’s haunted.”

“And you do nothing to change that perception. You should be ashamed of yourself for being so mean to these little children on Halloween. They so look forward to it each year,” Anita said.

Ralph shook his head. “So you’d welcome all of these little rugrats in their cutesy little costumes falling all over themselves to fill up on candy, huh?”

“Yes, I would,” Anita said. “Besides, the candy will lure them in here and then we can snatch up the plumpest of the lot and throw them in the cauldron of boiling broth for our main course at our annual Halloween feast”

“Fine,” Ralph said. “I’ll pick up some candy tomorrow.”

“No,” Anita insisted. “Halloween is the day after tomorrow. I don’t want you to procrastinate another day. Get your old fogey ass to the store right now.”

Written for these daily prompts: Daily Addictions (dish), Your Daily Word Prompt (ebullient), Word of the Day Challenge (naive), The Daily Spur (ashamed), Ragtag Daily Prompt  (falling), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (procrastinate).

Twittering Tales — Bad Karma

A9DE5C0D-7F13-4A3F-AEDC-2699EE247C6B “I don’t think I want to do this,” Al said.

“But it’s our Halloween tradition,” Ed said. “We pick a cemetery and tip the tombstones.”

“Did you read the dates on these? 1858, 1863. They’re really old. It just doesn’t seem right. It’s bad karma.”

“And karma’s a bitch, right?”


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Written for this week’s Twittering Tales prompt from Kat Myrman. Photo credit: Kalhh at Pixabay.com.

FOWC with Fandango — Procrastinate

FOWCWelcome to October 29, 2019 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “procrastinate.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.