Writing

Tasks done standing in place
Thoughts travelling embrace
Transfer book commonplace

Dishes wash prior prevalent
Discipline self-time sufficient
Deservingness idea contingent

Day heretofore enjoyable
Day blatantly miserable
Day penned words downright struggle

Die-hard sage tinkers poem constant
Decision major or minor adjustments
Discernment aesthetic blog post pleasant



Six Sentence Stories

prompt word: redemption

Near closing time an unkempt older man entered the local can

redemption center store carrying twenty-count super strength

multi-purpose garbage bags chock full of discarded semi-dirty

soda bottles, beer cans and plenty of germs.

Immediately upon spotting the semi-drunk character, the

clerk’s facial smile turned upside down, a new look, a frown

and toute de suite he played quite the disappearing act via

removing himself in record time from the front counter to the

storage room out back in hopes the man would become a

bit befuddled, imagine he’d seen a ghost and run for the hills.

Unfortunate for the clerk, who’d cashed out the drawer early,

his plan backfired when the man started screaming obscenities.

The redemption center walls shook from the sound waves, as

emissions from the unkempt man’s mouth bounced off every

inch of the building’s concrete walls.

Who’d have thought a human’s vocal tone could roar like a lion

or high-powered engine.

It was time for the clerk to place a fake smile on his face, return

to the counter and deal with the situation since the realization

set in the man wasn’t about to leave the premises without a ward

of cash.

https://girlieontheedge1.wordpress.com/2022/02/09/its-six-sentence-story-thursday-link-up-198/


Photo Challenge # 368 – Hands

https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2021/06/01/photo-challenge-368/

picture credit ~ Natalia Drepina

Daytime turns darkness night

Cemetery iron gates closed and locked

As visitors of loved ones return to their homes

Deceased inhabitants begin to stir within their graves

Stealthily countless hands penetrate freshly mowed grass

Sounds e’er creepy unknown heard scare late night walkers

Void of flashlights unable to capture a pic or quick view all

Passersby disturbed flee scared to death an understatement

Unseen shaking to and fro hands those gone before us

Participating in nightly ritual private dance unimaginable

No invitations nor R.S.V.P. s sight unseen prior to initiation rites

Sorority members this group reserved for those led life via guiding light.



Prepping for NaNoWriMo 2019

“Mon Ami Jacque”

Last year I was hopeful to bring a novel to fruition. 

Fifty thousands words written in 30 days didn’t sound difficult. 

After writing turned from reality I became aware that fiction was not my forte.

I printed out all the typed pages and placed them in a 3-ring binder along with

notes. 

November is fast approaching and I thought – hey – give this a second attempt.

With some fresh ideas and renewed excitement I made the decision – brand new synopsis.

In the interim (November 1st – 30th) I shall likely refrain from posting daily on here. 

I don’t intend to disappear 100% (LOL) rather check in with my ‘favs’ – write a bit (a Wordle and a Square Poem) to name a few ideas and read more. 

Your blogging friend. . . June

 

Social Status and Condescendingness

Advocate social equality
Flaunt ne'er wealth nor e'er
Look down on those less fortunate
Childhood poor and bullied often
Adulthood middle-class standard status
Unfortunate decades later divorce face
Fifty-percent monetary loss period time gain
Add to equation new relationship time vulnerable
Happiness overlook flaws unknown partner trait insidious
Full circle retiree back square one living on fixed income
Decision join local library's book discussion group
Membership quite small pecking order show snub-nose wealth
Shyness persona immediate kick-in listen more than speak
Improvement three months fraternization these ladies then
August's scheduled meeting date fast approach
Mailroom search reminder e-mail found zilch
Check library's event calendar where surprise
Scheduled discussion group August no listing date 
Scrolled pages top to bottom months September 'n October
Book titles different from those previous agreed upon 
Last straw aftermath apology e-mail state missed me
Member's prior attempt contact via e-mail message fail 
Irked already situation try hard not overthink
No reminder - changed books next few months read
Decision made dislike membership in group social hierachy
Ne'er will apologize for unfortunate circumstances befell me
Shame on you who think your wealth better than sincere friendships.

∼ JAQ

FOWC with Fandango — Advocate

Hierarchy – Word of the Day Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feeling Similar to a Wallflower at a Dance

Today I did a little research – reviewed statistics and facts. 

Two years submitting blog posts and the occasional hiatus with good reason.

It’s difficult to understand how a person with thousands of fans winds up with only a few likes. How is this possible? 

In my profession this retiree – a full-charge bookkeeper – had to balance the books each month. 

There appears to be something amiss with the numerical figures I witness when accessing blogs.

Humans by nature compare – quality versus quantity.

Although I’ve touched on topics pertaining to my personal life,  I refrain from offering up all the embed details.

Where do I fit in? I ask myself that question.

Not a prude by nature; however, I refuse to write trash.

It’s becoming more apparent (similar to the dating world) the genuine nice man or woman isn’t in demand.

Life hasn’t always been easy and no desire to write about all the dirty laundry – saving that for an actual book.

To those who have befriended me I say “Thank You” – to others well it would have been nice to have known you.  

Maybe the next two years will be different – new content – always hope – remain positive in thought – healthy mind.

I shall sit alone with my thoughts as how to progress – continue blogging – hoping for more interaction and more fans.

The other option is return to my favorite past-time for decades where at the end of the day each step moving forward gave me great satisfaction.

Time is precious! I don’t wish to waste it! – I tried my best! The future awaits! God Bless!

   

 

She Reads – A Fun Prerequisite

Days of yore
Books brimful suspense
Young woman's preference 

College texts
Self-help reads
Follow steps survival needs

Genre books purchase
Ear-mark 'n highlight
Devour pages prior twilight 

Retiree dabbled journalism
Recent times member blogosphere
Desire learn constant persevere

Official member library book club 
Book per month read open discussion
Hullabaloo four days comprehension

Three hundred four pages 
Divided by four equals seventy-six
Extraordinary promptitude time ticks. 

© 2019 June Quintin






 

Hello! Self-awareness

It’s a holiday here in my locale.

Of course Mother Nature decided to send rain accompanied by rumbling thunder and occasional bolts of lightning to scare we humans a bit and ruin our outdoor plans.

I reminisce as I sit in front of my computer screen.

Suddenly out of the blue a few months ago I started to lack desire for my hobby thus no posts were submitted and my blog calendar pages show no markings.

I still wrote though whenever the mood struck. Lots of gabble that could be good copy sits and waits. Question to self: “For what?”

November’s one third of the writing challenge is printed out since learning a lesson about computers’ bad behavioral patterns and loss of ability to print out certain submissions.

Perhaps I found meeting the demands of daily word count to be an interference with daily activities and real-life socialization. After all, it’s me, myself and I during this last chapter of life where Golden years sadly turned to gray clouds overhead.

In the interim of my disappearance I gained a few ‘organic’ followers (unbelievable) and lost a few (expected).

It’s imperative I devise a new plan since organization is key to success. I can already hear the sounds of the paper shredder. I dislike clutter in my workspace.

So for now I shall promise myself to do better and keep with the postings and readings.

Thanks to all who made the journey enjoyable and ‘hello’ to newbies from around the world.

Your friend!

 

 

 

 

 

Would You Feel the Same Way – Question

Daily beautiful wishes she submits
Positive quotes full happiness emits

Good vibes certain not misunderstood
Decades grief-stricken similar words heard

Some days to friend gal sends nice reply
Others she reads proceeds pass posts by

Similar lives both be characterized genuine
Question why Lord place one in Hell other in Heaven

Multitude difficult years address same sweet person 
Told ignore another's happiness - dismiss comparison

Distraught wonder how she'd feel attitude dismay
Unfortunate life thrown basketful lemons her way

Few know depth true pain one experiences within
Gossip cheap thus refuse share feelings chagrin

Hard lessons learned maintain one's dignity
Additional follows wonder whereby retain sanity

Wishful thinking positive vibes exact lie ahead
Smiles, good times please no more absolute dreads

Blink of an eye - several moments in time
Entire world upside down creation 'ugh' slime

Discovery peoples' promises ne'er worth a damn
Affirmations broken friendships newfound clams

Whenever another wonders asks questions the 'whys'
Reveal little - caution inquisitives be like spies

Always willing to listen to others' tales of woes
Far from sight 'n sound friendship garden ne'er grow

Beauty surrounds couples amidst griever's life frozen
Loyalty, trust, shaken faith combination fake poison

How should one act - chosen words for world role play
When shocked suffer loss after loss gray cloud dismay

Smile for awhile works - keep up fake persona
Retreat behind four walls - a homebody - a loner 

Read countless inspirational messages social media
Repetitive 'how tos' - 'what tos' feedback encyclopedia

Refusal blame self for unrequited love guilt
Divorce imminent barred lifetime teamwork built

Occasionally wonder others feel walk in same shoes
To date ACOA rebuff self-medicate drink offers booze

Numerous questions - handful answers - total trues
Think what would you do same hideous fate bestow you.

© 2019 June Quintin