Mumbles … vampire

This is an interesting choice for FOWC today, but the timing is pretty good.  Just last week Thursday I was looking mindlessly through the TV channels to see if there was anything worth watching.  And I came across the Decades network and their broadcast of the old gothic soap opera Dark Shadows.  My mom used to love to watch that!  I also remember my sister and her friend watching it during the summer.  I remember the show, but I think it is more through stories and the book my mom had about it.  I was born the year it started and only 5 when it went off the air.

For those of you not familiar with Dark Shadows, Barnabas Collins is cursed by a witch and bitten by a bat… as far as I remember the stories, he is then led to suffer a life of eternity as a vampire.  I have only seen 4 episodes so far and I have seen the tarot cards, the witch, the (high quality special effects) bat attack and Barnabas fading in and out of a delirious state.  His wife (the witch) claims it is the plague.

I am loving this flashback to the very early days of my life.  And to add more to the timing of this word.  Hollywood Vampires just performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden.  But not a single one of them sparkled!


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – vampire

Enough To Bring The House Down

A strong foundation

Four walls

And a roof over my head

I have a house


Your arms

The touch of your hand

And the gentlest kiss

I am home


A deep kiss

Full body embrace

And unbridled passion

I am in heaven


A good bye

Never to meet again

And emptiness that never ends

I’m in hell on earth


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – house

The Let Down

She just broke down into tears.  It was just moments after her hand slipped and dropped the vase of roses.  It wasn’t the spilled water on the floor, the broken stems or the cracked vase that got to her.  It was the fact that they had been his roses from the funeral.  She had once more done something to let him down.  She would never be the perfect child now and her heart was tired from years of trying without success.  She lost herself in tears of regret and disappointment.  She sobbed thinking he died not knowing she loved him.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – spill

Look Away

His hands were rough

From a life of hard living

But there was something about them

I couldn’t look away.

His hands were strong

And keeping busy

They mesmerized me

So I couldn’t look away.

They were tanned

Wearing an onyx ring

No signs of a wedding band

And I couldn’t look away.

They showed a gentleness

And sense of purpose

With a slow deliberate way

But I couldn’t look away.


…if only he would touch me once

With hands that know passion

To quench this obsessive desire

Then maybe I could look away.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – touch

My Dream

A mundane existence

Is what I dream of

No nights of torment

No days of depression

Just an ordinary time

A few clouds in the sky

But no rain

Flowers growing

But no blooms

Perfectly in the middle

Never either extreme

To live life completely balanced

No highs

No lows

A mundane existence

That is my dream


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – mundane

Their Big Brother

Tara was devastated and stunned.  Her mom was gone, and she left behind a secret.  Tara’s sister Marcy told her just before the funeral that they had a brother.  Their mom had been engaged before their dad and there was a baby involved.

All Marcy knew was the baby was born in Tennessee in the 50s.  Not much to go on but Tara fought through her shock and began to wonder about her brother.  She became resolute in her search to find him.  And hoped to one day look at him face to face and tell him about their mom.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – resolute

Irreconcilable Difference

You tell me good-bye

And just walk away

No contact

No email

No messages

It’s like you never knew me

I don’t understand

How you can turn off

The friendship switch

Without another word

When I make a friend

I care forever

I guess that’s the difference

Between you and me


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – switch

Within My Madness

My mind runs in circle

Thoughts bouncing of the walls

Notions hopping around

All creating confusion for me

But if I focus

Concentrate on one thing

My ideas become coherent

And life can slow down

Becoming more manageable

Instead of the chaos within


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – coherent

The Sunny Side of the Street

This weekend Fandango at This, That and The Other  was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award… setting his own rules he opened up the questions involved in the award to everyone.  I think that I qualify as anyone and will take a stab and the questions.  Let me get my sword out…

1) What is the most important thing in life for you? My daughter is my world!

2) Do your friends and family support you in blogging (or any other passion of yours)? They know about it and am glad it makes me happy, but they don’t read it. My other passions… I do photography and crafting – they like what I come up with at least.

3) What is your favorite flavor in ice cream? I am partial to butter pecan/praline pecan but the mood strikes me for mint chocolate chip sometimes too.

4) What would be your dream job? Any one I could do… being unable to work really sucks at this age.  Really miss the interaction with people.

5) Who is your favorite actor, or author (if you don’t watch movies)? I like too many to list… it kind of depends what movie genre we are talking about.  I love Joe Hill as an author!

6) What are your ambitions for the next year? To try to get back outside more to take photos and take walks, that is one exercise that usually doesn’t leave me hurting for days.

7) How do you think the world is going to cope with environmental changes? It doesn’t look good.  There are so many things happening already that show how out of whack things are.  As long as people keep their head in the sand about it, it will only get worse faster.

8) What would be your ideal holiday? For a celebration it is Christmas, for a vacation I would love to go to the mountains.

9) How has your way of thinking changed with age? I appreciate the little things more and have learned life is short, let people know you care about them before they are gone.

10) Which season describes your personality? The depression in me wants to say fall as things are all dying.  But I think I have learned to embrace life a little better due to my illnesses so the hope of spring and new life, new opportunities is what I want to be seen for.

Thanks Fandango for letting me play along!