SoCS: October 31st

Today’s prompt word: trick

Yesterday my eyes played a hilarious trick on me.

I scanned the reminder post and wrote down the words: ‘have fun’.

Nobody likes to read depressing posts and to myself I thought what’s going to be fun

about Halloween 2020.

Earlier today I checked to find fellow bloggers writing about the word ‘trick‘.

How did I not see the correct prompt?

Scrolled too fast ~~ PERHAPS ~~ I laughed at myself.

The realization my desire to write energizer bunny battery had been stuck on low

percentage several days coupled with this IMO hilarious error the idiom

‘took the cake’ crossed my mind.

I’ve been questioning myself ’bout lots of personal stuff this week as how to


Asked the question ‘why don’t I blog for money’ was posed to me by a family


Likely there’s videos on YouTube with suggestions only I didn’t bother to research

Originally I had a goal to publish only midway through I quit due to lack of fictional

content and funds.

One could say, ‘I beat myself up about a goal unfinished which is not nor ever has

been my style’.

I knew I was tired from all the lifestyle changes, the missed opportunities and

most recent the lack of socialization due to the ongoing health crisis.

When you are going through a rough patch or having a bad day, you discover real

friends who encourage you.

For them I’m most grateful (you know who you are) and I send you all a ‘Blessed

Thank you’.

Back to the publishing idea and an international group I belong to on Facebook

Tis like my mind played a ‘don’t feel so bad for yourself’ trick when I accessed

the group after weeks away.

Yesterday’s question posed to the group was in regard to the length of time to

write, edit and actually publish a book.

I was in awe at the responses which ranged from 6 months for a children’s book

to a number of years with one never publishing their book.

The most hilarious answer I read: “My first book took a ‘year’ to write then I hid

it in the cupboard for ‘5 years

Pondering the thought – what led me to the group this Halloween – another mind


On a positive note, perhaps this was more of a treat to help me get back on track.

The Cloud

Atop the mountain view
Most worrisome cloud e’er knew

Golden years sad constant blacken
Plague negative sources ’bout happen

Majority folks petrified country dread
Cloud huge looms day-after-day overhead

Supermarket shelves items hard shoppers find
Thanks greedy humans playing card unkind

Schooling options hybrid versus remote online
Job loss everywhere large unemployment lines

Chaos, civil unrest amid considered life new norm
Masks requirement mandatory – optional gloves worn

Social distancing limit interaction family and friends
Weeks turn months – questionable period curse e’er end

Positive smiles worn hidden constant concerns fear
Await cell phone notification alert country fine – all clear

Why Am I Here?? I Ask Myself

Today’s submission highlights another numerical square of October’s calendar page. (check)

Recently I received a notification, an anniversary celebration 4 (four) years blogging.

Sadly the followers count appears to place me in the ‘not so popular’ rank / category.

I’ve done my best while dealing with a vast amount of negative circumstances – most

which I chose not to share – as personal info I consider to be private.

I believe we all like to feel we belong somewhere in this vast world only right

now I’m numb.

Every time I join a group the majority of others have a significant other on whom they

can rely.

Since I’m human I can’t help but wonder ’bout all those ‘whys’ with no valid answers.

I feel the need to rethink this goal a bit and decide either to pursue / continue or

quit / give up.

To those bloggers who interact with me and leave nice comments I say ‘Thank you’.

Okay I guess my thoughts are now headed for Blogosphere.

I face the decision to return tomorrow or leave the world of writing over here.

Photo Challenge #338

Tired from an eight-hour work day the prominent CEO nearing the end

of his nightly commute couldn’t believe what appeared to be a possible

breaking and entering into a cute pink cottage located close to the end

of the cul-de-sac.

Slowly he continued driving his Porsche at a slow rate of speed then

parked between two cars directly across from the small house trying

hard not to arouse suspicion although intent on fulfilling his duty as

a member of the neighborhood watch.

The exhausted man proceeded to clean his eyeglasses since a barefoot

woman wearing a dress climbing through an open attic window left him

in a state of disbelief.

A quick glance to the right and in full view he noticed his long-time friend

standing watching the female’s antics from the window slightly beneath.

What on earth?

The alarm clock sounds – dream’s over – time to get ready for a day’s work.

Picture credit: Brooke DiDonato

One-Liner Wednesday October 28th 2020

Today’s prompt: ‘What day is it anyway?’

The mid-week reminder stared back at me and I realized per rules I’m only allowed
to write ‘one line’ for this weekly prompt; therefore a woman who follows rules will
comment it’s the day after yesterday, the day before tomorrow thus the answer to

today’s prompt question is ‘it’s today’ another one indoors within the semi-prisonlike
existence we’ve been forced to adjust to since March 2020.

Simply 6 Minutes Challenge – Oct. 27th 2020

challenge: write ‘whatever’ comes to mind from viewing the picture

I see the inground pool and I reminisce about years I lived in the countryside.
My neighbors on one side purchased inground pools and on the other side of
them was those, including I, who could only afford above-ground ones.

Each summer we women would gather around poolside while we watched
our young children play and sometimes disagree. There was one game they
played where spoken over and over were the words ‘Marco Polo’

If only I could turn back the clock and relive those happier times of my life.
Sadly we make decisions based on circumstances and for some of us there are
no re-dos.

On occasion I dream about days and nights gone by only dreams often become
nightmares – ones I wish ne’er compare to happier yesterdays.

Word count: 129

Three Things Challenge #401

Today’s words: chest – draw – desk

An early morning routine is checking in to read my favs and search for prompts.

A bit of disappointment today as one of my new hosts decided to take a hiatus.

Sitting at my L-shaped desk looking at the laptop screen I sadly realize tis

back to the drawing board to seek out an interesting topic for replacement

posting on Tuesdays.

I wish I had a chest full of ideas – ones I actually like and wish to write about,

new territory again more times than naught challenges greet throughout year.