Friday, January 28, 2011

Flash 55 - Stalked By Kermit

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Driving home from work, 
I contended with icy roads, high winds,
 careening SUV’s, and manic snow plows. 
As if that weren’t bad enough, 
imagine my fear when I looked into 
my rear view mirror and 
saw I was being stalked by 
Kermit the Frog. 
Or was he running from the white van,
 screaming in terror?

Write a story in exactly 55 words.

Merry Meet and Blessed Be

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thursday 13 - Ways to Control Your Dreams

I wake up exhausted every morning because I have the most vivid, exciting, fantastic dreams. I’ve been like this since forever. I love them and I can’t wait to get back to bed each night so I can have me some more, but I would like to get some rest on occasion. Here are thirteen things I’ve tried to calm my dream life. None of them have worked.

Prayers – I pray all of the time and I’m not shy about asking for things I want. Apparently, God derives as much enjoyment from my dream-life as I do. I even get angels joining in.

Guided dreaming – Before you go to sleep, you tell yourself what you are or are not going to dream about. This has worked for some nightmares, but overall it’s not a success.

Dream catcher – You know, the American Indian thing Jacob gave Bella – it didn’t work for me either, but they are pretty.

Bowl of salt water – A Rabbi told me about this over 25 years ago. I last used it 25 years ago.

Sleeping pills – Only if I want monsters with teeth as long as swords. I imagine this must be like what it feels like to drop acid.

Exercise – This tires my body out but doesn’t calm my mind.

Diet – This affects the kind of dreams I might have but hasn’t blocked any.

Journaling – I get everything out in my journal every day and still they come.

Mediation – This calms me and clears my mind so I can some new kind of dreams.

Dream interpretation – Been there, done that and Freud can do something special with his cigar.

White noise – Those wonderful machines that play ocean sounds make me dream of the beach.

New Age remedies – Let’s see – there’s crystals, herbs, incense, candles, spells, pyramids, past life regressions, tarot, etc., etc. Fun stuff. No workie.

Therapy – Some shrink actually told me once that my problem is I like dreaming too much. Quack.

Merry Meet and Blessed Be

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

One Shot Wednesday - I'm Tired

I wake up exhausted, the residuals
of the adventure lingering around in
my mind as I try to shake myself
into consciousness, my eyelids
rising like a flag moving up the mast
beyond the half way mark to hang
limp throughout the windless day
no energy, no spark, no caffeine
enough to energize me into mundane
tasks, boring to do’s, the same old
same old people in tan and beige
hours that tick by like minutes as
slow as a watched clock or a
watched kettle boiling away until
the sun begins to set on another
boring ten foot rut that leads in
a straight line from this side of
the bed rolling in and out, out and onto
crisp cold pillows cradling my tired head
filled with a 3D screen and screams
in surround sound, kisses light as
the sighs of a baby rock-a-bye
and good night, sleep to dream

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Merry Meet and blessed Be

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

One Single Impression - quagmire

action movies filled with romantic situations where i save the dragon from the evil princess and we fly off to Jupiter and Mars winging our way around the Milky Way while dodging flood waters rising in the stone tower and kidnappers in a 1930’s style automobile chase after me as i reach the edge of the cliff and run into the air like The Coyote i fall but i don’t splat i am swallowed by the quicksand of chocolate pudding with whipped cream and sprinkles doing back flips dressed in an iridescent green tutu combat boots and a ruby encrusted tiara while old boyfriends look me up on Facebook to ask if i have their car keys and a favorite pair of socks with the hole in the heel and in their hearts as we dance under the Disco ball spinning me across the stones bridging the river Styx where i meet Hades who gives me a daisy that i use to play he loves me not he loves me passionately with a bow on top

0 - green butterfly

Write a poem on this week’s theme.


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Merry Meet and Blessed Be

Monday, January 24, 2011

microfiction Monday – I’ll Be Damned

Susan’s Picture:


My Story:

 Grasshopper: I'm not sure about this.
Sensei: We must test to see if you have learned; if you've evolved.
Grasshopper: But walking on water?

Write a story in 140 characters
using the picture Susan provides as inspiration.

Hosted by Susan @ Stony River

Merry Meet and Blessed Be

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday 160 and Weekend Reflections – Perception

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I looked in front of me, saw wavy, distorted trees.
Imagine my shock & confusion.
Dizziness overtook me.
I raised my eyes a few inches and saw them differently.

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Weekend Reflections - Show us your shiny bits.

Weekend Reflections

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Sunday 160 - Tell a story in 160 Characters.


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Merry Meet and Blessed Be

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Saturday's Sillies - No You Didn't

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You can't read this and stay in a bad mood!

1. How Do You Catch a Unique Rabbit?
Unique Up On It.

2. How Do You Catch a Tame Rabbit?
Tame Way.

3. How Do Crazy People Go Through The Forest ?
They Take The Psychopath

4. How Do You Get Holy Water?
You Boil The Hell Out Of It

5. What Do Fish Say When They Hit a Concrete Wall?

6. What Do Eskimos Get From Sitting On The Ice too Long?

7. What Do You Call a Boomerang That Doesn't work?
A Stick

8. What Do You Call Cheese That Isn't Yours?
Nacho Cheese.

9. What Do You Call Santa's Helpers?
Subordinate Clauses.

10. What Do You Call Four Bullfighters In Quicksand?
Quatro Cinco.

11. What Do You Get From a Pampered Cow?
Spoiled Milk.

12. What Do You Get When You Cross a Snowman With a Vampire?

13. What Lies At The Bottom Of The Ocean And Twitches?
A Nervous Wreck.

14. What's The Difference Between Roast Beef And Pea Soup?
Anyone Can Roast Beef.

15. Where Do You Find a Dog With No Legs?
Right Where You Left Him.

16. Why Do Gorillas Have Big Nostrils?
Because They Have Big Fingers.

17. Why Don't Blind People Like To Sky Dive?
Because It Scares The Dog.

18. What Kind Of Coffee Was Served On The Titanic?

19. What Is The Difference Between a Harley And a Hoover ?!
The Location Of The Dirt Bag.

20. Why Did Pilgrims' Pants Always Fall Down?
Because They Wore Their Belt Buckles On Their Hats.

21. What's The Difference Between a Bad Golfer And a Bad Skydiver?
A Bad Golfer Goes, Whack, Dang!
A Bad Skydiver Goes Dang! Whack.

22. How Are a  Texas   Tornado And a Tennessee Divorce The Same?
Somebody's Gonna Lose A Trailer.

Now, admit it... at least one of these made you smile.

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Saturday Sillies - wacky bits received in my emails.

Merry Meet and Blessed Be

Friday, January 21, 2011

Flash 55 – I Take It In

The smack of pine on bare thigh raises welts filled with your anger and frustration.
I take in the fury and the mad passion.
They belong to me; my prize.
I turned your face puce and your mind to chaos and so,
you force the rage back on me with each swing of the spoon.

Write a story in exactly 55 words.

flash 55

Merry Meet and Blessed Be

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thursday 13 – Randomly Speaking

First, an apologetic explanation: Your comments, which I really, really love, are set up to go to my email where I read them. Then, I use them as a way to go read your blogs in return before I get to other blogs in my Reader. This system usually works well for me except when Blogger doesn’t send the comments to my email. 

So, I am sorry if you’ve commented since I’ve been back and I have not reciprocated. Now, you know why. But never fear, I have a plan to never miss any again.

And now, back to our regularly scheduled program.

Thirteen random thoughts I had on Wednesday:

  1. My toes are sore from my new sneakers. They are those shoes that slant back at the heel so I think my toes are annoyed at pointing straight up.
  2. I lost the screw out of my reading glasses so I fixed them with a paper clip. I am the MacGyver of eyeglasses.
  3. Heartstone: A Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery, book 5 in the series by C.J. Sansom is available for pre-order to my Kindle. I did. Woo, hoo for instant gratification.
  4. I feel like a real cretin for drinking instant coffee but I was out of the grinds and I have to have coffee in the morning.
  5. I am all impressed with myself because I have been following my writing plan for 3 days in a row.
  6. I really miss Diet Coke but I think not consuming Aspartame has improved my dysnomia.
  7. I really like my new water bottles. Both are a pretty green and no spills on my computers. I have one for work and one for home.Contigo AUTOSEAL Water Bottle, 24-Ounce
  8. I am writing a story by 100 words a day (Century Scenes) at my website. Feel free to critique if you are bored one night.
  9. I sure do start my sentences with “I” a lot. I must be self-absorbed.
  10. I want to find a pub in my area where I can go and write and drink like real writers do. My husband said he’d be embarrassed if I did this in “his” bar.
  11. I haven’t chewed on my cuticles for two weeks now. I was going to stop doing this on January 1st but I got sick and I have to willpower or self-control when I don’t feel well.
  12. I have two very favorite times each week day – when I get to leave work and when I get to go to bed. I sure do love to sleep.
  13. It has been stressed to me that I am not cool. I’m cool with that.

Merry Meet and Blessed Be

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

One Shot Wednesday - morning

here i am
drinking instant coffee
watching DVR’d late night shows
that i am too old to see
at their regularly
scheduled times
writing what might pass
as a poem
a flash of the moment
filled with the day’s
to do list
wishing for less
entries of milk, bread,
dishes, laundry,
air in the tires
waiting out the minutes
that tick off the tableau
of my morning

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Merry Meet and Blessed Be

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

One Single Impression - Carnival

the blunderbuss exploded
into the fresh Spring              
day followed by cannons
church bells announcing
the joy and exuberance of the season
while costumed revelers paraded
through town singing hymns
ditties loud lavish lusty
steins overflowing with ale
running down chins pinking 
cheeks flushed full of rosy red apples
laughter kisses hugs
good cheer ringing in
anticipate of all possibilities

Write a poem on this week’s theme.

Merry Meet and Blessed Be