Simply 6 Minutes: 7-13-2021

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Prompt picture challenge – nature scene

Ah, today is going to be a good day (tell myself).

And so I scroll the reader for something positive to write about (challenge myself).

Alas several posts down, I find one I’ve participated in before (great).

But I’m unsure of the picture so take a ‘http’ trip and find a nature site (beautiful).

Collect as my clues as possible for a mini-story as six minutes passes quickly (undoubtedly).

Down another sip of mornin’ tea from my grey mug outlined cat words inscribed “Don’t

stress – Meow! (laughing out loud).

Eeks! I can’t go back and make corrections ‘block’ editor won’t allow. (sigh)

Quick attempt at a Tanka poem:

Vacation resort
Location unknown foreign
View extreme beauty
Photographic dream ne’er seen
Alarm rings wake up tis morn

Three Things Challenge #657

Today’s words: attire – desk – hiding

The woman dressed in casual attire to run errands.

At the bank she chose to use the ATM rather than chance

meeting a friend or acquaintance with her medium length hair

pulled back into a ponytail.

When the ATM machine prompted preference of denomination

of withdrawal currency she chose ‘no preference’.

Much to her surprise along with mostly twenties appeared a

crisp $100 bill.

It looked untouched and she decided to save it for a special

occasion then placed it in an envelope in her rather large tote bag.

Three weeks passed and suddenly she found herself low on cash.

Wait – she remembered the stored-for-later $100 only to turn up

empty-handed after a quick search.

Where could she have placed it for safe keeping?

She searched her usual places of which her desk was a most popular

one.

Fifteen minutes had quickly flown by and she didn’t wish to be late

for an appointment.

She thought perhaps she’d dropped it and well whomever found it

was a little bit richer.

A few days later she took out all the ones, fives, tens and twenties

from her current ATM withdrawal and decided to place them in

order of denominations.

There in her wallet before her eyes was the crisp missing one-hundred

dollar bill.

It had been hiding unseen for near a month.

To herself she wondered how on earth it found its way from the

closed envelope to the inside pouch of her wallet.

A fleeting thought followed by an outburst of laughter.

She still hasn’t spent it; however, she did transfer it to a zippered

storage space.

Now she wonders if it will be there when she decides to look for

it or will it have found another hiding place.

SoCS: June 12th 2021

prompt: drive

Finally found drive blog more often
Lucky me wi-fi connection malfunction

Early morn felt pangs internet defeat
Cable provider proud occupant driver’s seat

Amazing technology still scads inability control
Shopping trip cool off cessation feeling blood boil

Creative gal love crochet items since back-in-day
Drive near hour specific brand yarn sale underway

Unfamiliar territory avoid traffic side street turn off
Lucky me, a one-way and ahead approaching car – city cop


Flagged pullover in progress driver warning heeds
Overgrown tree branches hid traffic sign politely she pleads

Rethink out-of-town sales option save shopper oodles cash
Fortunate day honest error, no GPS, result drive humongous laugh.

https://lindaghill.com/2021/06/11/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-june-12-2021/




Simply 6 Minutes Challenge

First glance of the pic led me to believe this animal species could possibly be the

Vietnamese Orangutan ‘Pongo hooijeri’, an endangered species.

At second glance I took note of the creature’s facial features and oh the long nose

of the rather ugly animal would define it as an ant eater.

An anteater specializes in eating insects.

Although this one is quite gigantic I could’ve used a mini-one earlier this morn.

My urge to pee was greater than my urge to stop the black carpenter ant

(a nervous wreck) made himself at home touring the vanity walking on

numerous personal items.

Void of a long-handled weapon, helpless, I had no choice other than watch

the segmented bugger.

Adamant that ant would soon meet his maker, upon arising after washing my

hands I was on a mission to stop him dead in his tracks.

Success, one less carpenter ant!

Word count: 147 to 150 (if this is inaccurate, blame it on the block editor – tough time.

https://christinebialczak.com/2021/06/08/simply-6-minutes-welcome-to-the-challenge-06-08-2021/



Three Things Challenge No: 561

Today’s prompt words: take – crisp – tin

A young harried waiter, already quite tired from breakfast rush hour.

proceeded to ask a poor unkempt woman if he could take her order.

Her cheek-to-cheek smile brightened the underpaid employee’s day

as from the folded menu she requested the largest size house special.

Scrambled eggs, several slices of crisp expensive bacon, hash browns,

side order of buttered toast and please bring me a huge cup of coffee.”



The off-the-beaten path diner’s owner, worrisome ’bout payment. eyes soon

widened when the woman pulled out a tin from her higgledy-piggledy purse.

It was far from empty, rather filled to the brim with crisp $20 dollar bills fresh

from the ATM – quite a surprise.


“Never judge a book by its’s cover” – old harried looking woman was actually

working undercover researching how restaurant owners treat ALL their customers.

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2021/04/07/three-things-challenge-561/




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

https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2020/10/27/photo-challenge-338/





Three Line Tales Week No: 246

Picture prompt

Again, the toddler toppled his entire toy chest on wheels spilling a massive

collection (some new – some hand-me downs) on the bedroom floor.


Following the child’s mishap came tears galore and then a loud shrieking

cry for help that somehow managed to penetrate the sounds of his Mom’s

favorite country music tune.

In record time Mom was on the scene and wondered where to begin the

clean-up process as she was unable to see even one inch of the wall-to-

wall carpet.

https://only100words.xyz/2020/10/15/three-line-tales-246/




Take Seven – October 16th 2020

Today’s prompt words: annoy – busker – button – car – crop – cry – elevate – Friday
hunt – hysterics – irritate – movement – pack – pattern – pest – poetry – song
street – swipe – thump – vamp


Late Friday afternoon a vamp standing at the bus stop began to irritate others
with her pattern of behavior.

With each verbal movement others silently thought – what a pest!

One man hoping to calm the crowd, offered the busker on the street corner
extra cash to read some Poetry or play a soothing song – perhaps time for both.

A tall heavyset man already annoyed from an unsuccessful hunt for his pack of
expensive cigarettes definitely didn’t need the dame to push his last button.

As the music played the crowd’s noise level began to elevate – no cry – no swipe
no thump rather a turn to state of hysterics.

The sight of the big mouth’s hair suddenly cropped – a long-haired wig soon
layered short due to her desperation trying to disengage it from a stranger’s car
door.

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/10/16/take-seven-16th-october/






MLMM – Wordle #210

Today’s words: fold – jittery – strapless – dining room – kitten – capacious – roister –
elbows – doe – low – blind – witty

A beautiful young woman, jittery as a kitten, sat in the dining room of The
Weeping Mandolin Restaurant waiting for her blind-date’s arrival.

Anxious, the gal’s facial expression was overcome with a doe-eyed look as she
continued to fidget with the contents of her capacious purse.

Suddenly she stopped and began to fold and unfold the same cloth napkin

while trying hard not to allow her elbows to touch the table.

Thirty minutes later handsome Harry roistered into the restaurant’s lobby
arm-in-arm with a much younger babe wearing a gaudy strapless dress.


Was it him? No, it couldn’t be him! That would be such a low blow to any

genuine woman’s ego.

His explanation, a witty remark blaming his secretary for the date night mix-up.

Ugh!

Feelings of exasperation overwhelmed her yet she proceeded to exit the
restaurant in a lady-like manner.

https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2020/10/12/wordle-210/