Home Sweet Home

They scanned the newspaper, hoping to find something.  They had been looking for an affordable house to move into for about a month.  Prices were so high, and the market was definitely in favor of sellers right now.  Hal turned the page and asked Melissa, “What about this, a modular home?”  He was pointing to an ad for modular homes that said, “A great alternative for the first home buyer.”

Melissa said, “I’m not sure what it is.”

“It is a pre-fabricated home in pieces the way I understand it.  I would have to call and get information for sure about it.  It does say it is a great alternative and there are not a lot of options out there right now.”

“We have nothing to lose, let’s call ‘em.”


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

Do You Clique

Jocks, cheerleaders and young politicians

Brains, stoners and weirdos a plenty

No where did it seem

That I would fit in

I was shy, awkward with average brains

But finally we all drifted together

We were our own little clique

Fans of all kinds of music

Not the carbon copy masses

That only followed the charts

We bought albums of many

Went to a few killer shows

Listened to Dr Demento

Liked country, rock and soul

Now grown and long past school

Some have left our little group

But those of us still here

Dance onward to the beat

And probably always will


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

Five Years Past

The fur no longer

Covers the chair

Where you used to lie

No more food kernels

To sweep up

Remnants of breakfast

Your meows still

Echo through

My crying memories

I miss you today

As much as yesterday

And every tomorrow

You still purr in my soul

Forever my shadow

My handsome Stumpy


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

Mumbles … Conspicuous

Happy Flag Day in the USA!

June 14, 2021

There has been a conspicuous absence of posts on my blog recently.  I am back to being more than a week behind and I am trying to find a little time to write.  My usual writing time is the quiet of the night after everyone has gone to sleep.  However, life has kind of altered that as I have not been getting the sleep I need so therefor, I fall asleep many nights before I can write anything.

There has been a conspicuous void of words flowing during the day as there is usually too much going on and my boyfriend has the TV turned up so loud, I can’t think.  So, by the time it has quieted down I am usually too tired to write.  BUT a new week is here, and I have a plan or two for some me time.  I know I focus on many other things but if I can just narrow it down to some thoughts that come only one at a time, maybe I can get caught up this week.

So, keep your eyes posted for incoming words… I am going to try again to catch up.  Have a great week!  (((HUGS)))


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

Butterflies Never Leave

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Don’t clutter up my mind

With the facts of yesterday

I want to move forward

With what my heart is telling me

You were good for me

And I think I was good for you

Why can’t we be us again

Forget the reasons it was over

Embrace the love that never left

My heart still wants you

It may be full of butterflies

But they only want to fly to you


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

Endless Hours

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He was diligent in his duties

Working night and day

He punched the clock

For his eight hours

Then went home for more

Filling in where she couldn’t

Unable to help anymore

She laid on the bed

Distraught and in pain

Feeling her life was over

Since cancer had entered her body

He did all he could to help

The chores and meals

She just cried for hours

Feeling like half a woman

He told her he loved her

And did all he could

Would his love be enough

To conquer this battle

And bring back his wife

Or would the enemy win

Destroying true love from within


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

Mumbles … Pristine

I hear the word pristine, and I can’t help but head back to my youth. The movie The Breakfast Club spoke for my generation and many more to follow. A timeless tale of stereotypes and the stress of teen life. It was a scene with Bender giving Clair a hard time and she flipped him the bird. His reply, “Obscene finger gestures from such a pristine girl.”

The movie had me relating with Allison (Ally Sheedy) who was desperately trying to be herself but fitting in nowhere. And Brian (Anthony Michael Hall) who was under a lot of pressure to get good grades. I was incredibly shy and wanted to belong somewhere and was in the shadow of my sister’s good grades.

The prom queen (Molly Ringwald) and the jock (Emilio Estevez) were not in my league. I was awful at sports, very uncoordinated, and like I said, I was shy, not a social butterfly. And I was far from Bender’s (Judd Nelson) character as I was the daughter of a cop and walked a straight and narrow line.

I have watched the movie numerous times and still today feel a wave of emotions from the film. It was quality film making and helped launch the members of the “Brat pack” into stardom. I randomly still quote lines from the movie and can pretty much follow along with the dialog now if I watch it. If you have not seen this John Hughes gem… I recommend you watch it!


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

You Don’t Say

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“A wily person does not walk on dry leaves.” – Proverbs

“I am so wily and feminine that I could live by your side for a lifetime and deceive you afresh each day.” – Jane Bowles

“A person should not judge too quickly, but that does not mean to not doubt and let go the wily people easily.” – Anuj Somany


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

Y-O-U

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Don’t get me wrong

I’m not crazy

Im only going

Slighty berserk

Checking and rechecking

To see if you

Really care

**

Try to understand

Before I was hurt

Lied to a lot

Uncertain of reality

He demolished

Our special world

**

Now I hope

I don’t scare you

When I say

You matter to me

More than you should

**

I am not going

Over the edge

I am only trying

To cling to

A little normalcy

Called you


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