Fandango’s Friday Flashback – October 25

Fandango started the Fandango’s Friday Flashback post a while back and I think only a handful of times have I posted ON Friday.  Once again I am a day behind… please forgive me!

The idea is to expose your readers to posts they may have missed or never saw.  So I travel back to October 25 just last year.  I hope you like this poem originally posted here.

Duel

Don’t challenge me

I won’t back down

I won’t listen to your lies

And I protect my own

You lost your chance

When you turned your back

You can’t push me around

I’m stronger than you know

Don’t challenge me

You won’t win

Back Handed Compliments

So I was checking in with my reader feed and found an interesting post from Fandango over at This, That, and The Other.  It was just a post of the back of his hand, with a challenge to see everyone’s hands.  Not shy to raise my hand, I decided to share my slightly puffy hand with you all.  Please join in and add the tag #myhand to your post along with a link back to Fandango’s post to be sure we can all be seen.  …hey, what else are you going to do on Friday with time to kill?

Back Handed

7 Days 7 Photos – A Black And White Challenge Day 2

I want to thank Stella at Giggles & Tales for challenging me.

Seven days, seven photos rules

  • Black and while photos
  • Photos of your life
  • No people
  • No explaination
  • Challenge someone each day

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Today I challenge Michael at retireediary to join in the fun.

Happy and Grateful – Day 2

I have undertaken a challenge this year.  I am trying to find the good in every day by writing about happiness and gratitude that I feel.  No matter how small there is always something to bring a smile or make you grateful, if just for a moment.  Follow along with me as I dig deep as necessary and find the peace of the day.  Join in if you are feeling happy and grateful too – in the comments or on your own blog.  Let’s find some fun!

Today was a day of catch-up still.  I must have slipped by Father Time one too many times as I am not as resilient after staying up late (well honestly it was all night) like I did New Years Eve.  The fatigue had me caught off guard again today twice with naps I didn’t plan.  But that is ok.  I just started the day over and got three mornings instead of one!  I figure each time I awakened was a chance to start fresh instead of another mistake from the evil fatigue monster.  There is always a plus to a negative and today was no different.  I am glad for the opportunity to quench the fatigue and find a little gratitude in the process.  What are you grateful for today?

In A Different League

I am trying something new.  One of the wonderful writers I follow has a writing prompt I am giving a try.  It is a ten word challenge and I think I accomplished something reasonably coherent from the blend of all the words.  Not quite my usual style, but it is a challenge after all.  Let me know what you think and join in the challenge if you would like.

This is the word list…

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And this is the original post – Sumyanna Writes

Here goes…

 

I manage a shy smile…

Inside I am giddy with excitement

But I am too scared to let it show

My heart is about to pop out of my chest

There is no doubt I am in awe of him

But I punish myself with words of failure

Sure he can only see the bad in me

And there is no hope for a future

In addition to my internal fears

There is a steady supply of women

Willing to trot in front of him and bat their eyes

Why would he want someone plain like me

I look away from his chiseled features

And that five o’clock shadow he never shaves

Sure he is way out of my league

I suddenly see a shadow cross the base of my table

I look up into heaven as he smiles down at me…

100 Days of Happiness – Thank you!

My internet went out last night…and it was horrible I had to find something to do that required no connection, yikes!  In all seriousness, I was really looking forward to last nights post as it is one that makes me happy and humbled… I have more than 100 followers now.

Starting out this blog I wanted to have a connection with a least a few readers.  I know I have not followed any one path in my writing and for that I apologize.  I find the daily prompt a lot of fun to challenge my creative side and this 100 day challenge has been good for my depression.  I have above all always tried to stay true to myself in all that I write though and that has not wavered at all.

I am not a great writer, but I feel so grateful to have a number of people who on some level can connect with my writing.  THANK YOU all for taking the time to read my posts.  I plan to continue to bring words forward as long as my muses let me.  Now I must go see what the word of the day is and try to stretch the brain a little more for a poem or post.  Thanks again!  (((HUGS)))