today’s prompt: ‘paintbrush’
Until my father took ill, each day he’d walk a short distance from home to
his employer’s storage supplies shop.
The small building contained tools of his trade (several different size ladders,
staging, a color assortment of exterior paints plus numerous compatible
material of the paintbrush).
I remember sitting on the staging next to him when he was painting the
exterior finish of our residence.
Although I never shared my thoughts about his occupation I remember
thinking this job for certain is tedious.
To me the location, the size of a home and the client’s choice of paint color
defined my dad’s job, a boring eight hours Monday thru Friday.
I’d consider working outdoors in the fresh air to be a positive only during
inclement weather unless there was the opportunity to work indoors a
definite negative occurred resulting in a much smaller weekly paycheck,
(no work = no earnings).
Today’s words: walls, world, numb, touch, spilt, longing, own, burning, flame, gap, light, ashes
welcome to my world
prison sheetrock walls
skunk aroma penetrates
burning candle masks
cannabis smoke ups
soon flame turns to ashes
time another wax light
gap betwixt residences
own and rent increases
longing for turned numb
spilt fragments touch life
Place: physician’s office (veterinarian)
My animal: pooch
Our family’s pampered pooch, a Lhasa apso, disliked her scheduled
check-ups with the veterinarian.
The moment we’d enter the physician’s waiting room she’d panic,
kick-start extreme anxiety followed by show of desire to leave the
This particular June day, after formal introductions, I handed over
the baggie I’d brought from home with my pooch’s stool sample to
a brand-new physician’s assistant.
We all were personable, each with other, and then began the wait
to see the physician.
Five minutes later the assistant re-appeared with a concerned look
on her face.
She stated she’d forgotten to tag-label poop samples of my pooch
A dilemma for certain (LOL) until I suggested she take another look.
Within the plastic baggie I’d brought in was poop with a special
It was the new assistant’s lucky day.
You couldn’t miss the pink, yellow and shades of blue within the
Lhasa apso’s specimen.
place = Karawatha Forest, Australia
emotion = keen
adjective = kind-hearted
verb = keep
my animal = Koala
Sometimes in life one forms opinions and for certain I always thought the
‘Koala‘ was a bear.
“It’s a marsupial whose adorable features give off the impression it’s a bear.”
“There are approximately a dozen Koalas” in the ‘Karawatha’ Forest, a nature
reserve near Brisbane, Australia.
This cutie is far from ‘keen‘, an observance made while watching it stare at a
plate of toxic Eucalyptus leaves.
‘Keep’ it away from a karaoke machine. It’s sickening high-pitched cry sounds
more like an elephant.
This animal, an epitome of a cartoon teddy bear, is far from ‘kind-hearted’ to
Look you can purchase the stuffed version (mother and baby) at Amazon ~ aww how cute!
prompt word: key
Tackling a challenge as if back in high school, in the early morning hours while
the majority of folks are fast asleep I accessed my cell phone and asked Google
I wanted to know which of the 104 keys on a laptop keyboard is used the least
in today’s world of technology.
Fifteen to twenty minutes later, after scanning numerous articles, I actually
found the answer, ‘the scroll lock key’, one I can’t recall usage thereof on any
Closely following in routine typing are keys ‘pause break’, tilde/squiggly (~),
cap lock, menu, insert and function keys (F12 – F2 – F3 – F6 – F7 and F9) listed
in downward ranking of popularity.
When I came across an article titled ‘3 Secret Keyboard Keys Every Computer
User Should Know’ my cell phone battery now drained and icon showing red
forced me to call it quits.
I don’t know if I’m just a curious soul who continually likes to learn, a fan of the
game show ‘Jeopardy’ or the man upstairs wants me to continue down the path
where the key to success is determination.
In 2017, I designed a weight loss visionary board.
In hopes to keep myself on track I chose simplicity.
The cost of supplies was minimal, a cork board with
lots of magazine cutouts and a few supplies from the
dollar store, a board which could be maintained with
I considered it a daily reminder ‘one I needed’ to stay on track.
Although I lost weight over time, I never reached my final goal.
I’m thankful I took a picture which was stored in my photos as
it will be beneficial to me for the revision of the board (some
similarities and some brand-new ideas).
Bundle package firm
Functions no competition
Near gone days converse humans
Texts robotic replacements
Tanka poem above ~ hilarious explanation
1. I needed an answer to a question.
2. Prepared with account number I soon
met my first dilemma.
3. Oh dear I need my glasses as the company’s 800 number
is spelled out (alphabetic).
4. I placed the call and listened to the menu selection.
5. ‘Other’ was my chosen option.
6. I’m told next step in process was receipt of a text message.
7. Instructions to access a hyperlink made me stop and think.
8. Being polite I replied to the text with ‘no thank you’.
9. I left the room to conduct a search via another method.
Imagine reading this ‘next’ text (verbatim).
“I’m sorry. I’m a bot and I’m still learning. Ask your questions…“
This week’s challenge ~ write a story in 99 words ‘exact’ . . .
Inclusive ‘anxiety’ – who has it – what is source – any conflict – how
to use it beneficially
A child of an undiagnosed mother with mental issues faces a huge
hurdle to overcome a life void of love and move forward in a positive
manner and create the opposite of a dysfunctional lifestyle.
In all aspects I did my ultimate best NOT to follow in her footsteps.
At age twenty-one I gave birth to a stillborn son (already deceased
two weeks) due to RH Negative blood factor.
The unbelievable aftermath, a major reason for seeking counseling,
would follow me and replay again with death of another child and
Believe me ‘anxiety,’ real – no laughing matter.
books – honey – leaving – hunger – broken
sign – silk – black – wind – dust – family – truck
The family‘s pick-up truck
loaded with cases of books,
the result of wife’s hunger to learn
left the husband’s view blackened
when a severe dust bowl struck.
Winds encircled and now the
classification of a broken-down
vehicle leaving all family members
in panic mode was sure sign time
to use that silk scarf to flag for assistance.
Honey, this is one memorable Sunday drive!