Mumbles … Heat

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I thought it was time for a little Mumble… and by the time the heat hits 90 in the next few days mumbling may be all I am doing as it is just too darn early to turn on the air conditioner (my opinion my change on that if we truly do have 4 days of upper 80s and low 90s). But I planned ahead when I saw the forecast and made my way to the store to buy a pedestal fan to circulate some air. It is merely 9am as I write this and already mid 60s and humid from yesterdays two inches of rain.

If you haven’t noticed, I am still not caught up with old posts, but I am still trying. I have however begun to try to hit the current posts of the day so I don’t double up on being behind. Little by little I will get it done. I really want to read all of the A to Z Challenge posts of those I follow so I will keep plugging away.

I just wanted to pop in and say hi. I need to go and open some windows to get the cool air in now. It was often a saying of my folks that whenever the temp was climbing higher to say, “We’re having a heatwave.” I just can leave that alone so here is the most famous heatwave I know of… Marilyn Monroe (sorry it is a pretty poor quality video).


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

Does Anybody Care

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I sit and wait
	For anybody
I let my thoughts wander
	To you
I see no hope
	For us
I feel too great a distance
	Between us
I dream of a future
	With him
But in reality I wait
	For anybody

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

Little Do You Know

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Little do you know about me
Would you believe I still…
     Dream of your “Good nights”
     Feel the palm of your hand in mine
     Smell your favorite cologne 
(the one I had to be near you to smell)
     Feel the weight of your arm on my shoulders
     Imagine the softest kiss from your lips
     Get filled with fire at the thought of your touch

Little do you know
I still love you
… well maybe now you do

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

Our First Dance

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The bass is so strong

You feel it in your stomach

Boom, boom, boom

The guitar rings out

A melody so sweet

Wah, wah, wah

The words like a poem

Echo through your head

“…free my soul…”

And you take me in your arms

My heart syncs with yours

Beat, beat, beat


For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – beat

Mumbles … Itinerant

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Itinerant – a person who travels from place to place.  As a writer we are itinerant like, traveling from story to story through the words we weave together.  However sometimes there are roadblocks and detours, and that is where I am at.

I don’t want to hate writing.  I don’t want to lose my muse forever.  Some changes need to be made to assure these things do not happen.  I have been close to a post a day for 5 years now.  Lately I am struggling to get posts done.  It causes me anxiety and guilt which I don’t need to complicate my life.  So, I had to come up with a plan.

I will no longer struggle to post a daily word prompt challenge (sorry Fandango!) but that doesn’t mean I wont occasionally join in on the prompt.  I need to clear my head and sometimes the best way to do that is to write it out.  I will be writing more on my own whether it be what I am feeling, hoping, reliving or just flat out dreaming. I will still come close to a post a day, but I will no longer demand it of myself.

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I hope my readers will not be offended by this change in course.  I feel I am just ready to relax a little and regroup my life.  And my writing is a part of it.  So, this week I will begin some changes.  I hope you will all bear with me and stay along for the ride.  I can’t promise it will always be fun, but I will always put a little bit of me into all I do.

Thanks for reading and sticking with me.  May you all have a wonderful new month and remember Spring is just around the corner – HURRAH!


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

Just the Facts

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The woman sat in the waiting room in a nervous state.  She had found a lump in her left breast this morning in the shower and immediately called her doctor’s office.  The doctor of course was booked up for the day, but they could let her see a nurse practitioner in the afternoon.

Her name was called, and she walked to the exam room.  Each step seemed to echo through her head and put her more on edge.  She was examined and questioned by the nurse practitioner and had a couple of tests scheduled.

To her dismay she went home with no answers only more of the unknown scattered throughout her mind.  Tests would take a day or two to come back.  The doctor would call her to talk about the next step.  Now she just had to keep her imagination contained to facts and not fears.


One of the most important things with breast cancer is early detection… early detection is key in ALL cancers. Know your own body, do regular self exams and see a doctor if there is anything you question… it will not go away on it’s own. For more information see BreastCancer.Org

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

Solitary Confinement

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Since you died

I have been condemned

To be alone

No one can match

What we had together

We had our troubles

But through all of it

I only wanted

Your happiness

And when your demons

Took control of you

I fought so hard

To release you

From their grip

But I failed

And now I look

For a reprieve

From my sentence

And hope for mercy

A moment of friendship

A glimpse of potential love

Someone who will

Stand beside me

And make me feel

Whole again


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

Broken Communication

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“I think that social media has really empowered bullies because you get to do it from the comfort of your own home, completely anonymous, with no ramifications.” – Maysoon Zayid

You tell me to leave

I have a right to be here

You tell me I am unwanted

Others may feel different

You talk like I am in the wrong

When all I did was express an opinion

You talk like I am an idiot

When I just pointed out a fact

You say I’m uneducated

Maybe I made a mistake

You say I’m ugly

I am no pageant queen

You called me stupid

I didn’t do the best in school

You called me a fat ass

I am over weight

 Worthless

Ignorant

Whiny

Crybaby

Waste of space…

Maybe you can shame me into silence

But I will be damned if you will break my spirit


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

Mumbles … Renounce

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I hereby renounce all claims that I am punctual.  Ok, maybe not all claims.  I can make it on time to about 75% of my appointments, I am good at picking my niece up and taking her to work and appointments, but lately on WP being prompt with posts…  NOPE!  Doesn’t seem like it is going to happen.  I “reset” with the new year and am now a week behind again.  How does this happen?

Partially due to an absent muse.  Partially due to just plain and simply life taking top priority… like Monday I have an out-of-town appointment so there is the hour drive, the stress of all of it (dr appt, my first time seeing this doctor and the drive through heavy traffic) and I know that will cause me fatigue… so not a lot of fully functioning hours to get done all that should be done that day.

I know I have mentioned the spoon theory before, and it is excellent in explaining how chronic illness only allows you so much energy.  Heck, after a day like Monday it has taken me out of commission for a couple of days before, depends on how it all goes.  But I do promise to keep plugging along.

Hopefully soon my muse will whisper in my ear again and I will not struggle so with posts.  I will do my best to keep up a post a day but make no promises.  And if it comes down to it, I will do a reset again.  But for now, I will just focus on what prompt is next and read all your wonderful posts I have waiting.  Thanks for being patient with me!  Hope you all have a wonderful week ahead!


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