Friday, February 8, 2019

The Demise of a Rabbit - Feb 2019 UYW

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 

Sue looked at Ted and said "This is a tried and true old fashioned remedy. The old guy at the hardware store swears it will work."
Ted looked kind of skeptical. It was a unique that was for sure but Ted still wasn't sure this would work. It was a sensational idea if you thought about it long enough. The only bump he could think of was Jasper. What if he got into this concoction and it killed him. Shaking his head he walked away, that was something he did not want to think about.
Old Jasper, good ol' boy, man...Ted had gotten him right after college. Geez, that meant he was what...Ted stopped and glanced over at the dog sleeping on his bed by the bay window. Wow, he must every bit of fourteen years old. Sure couldn't tell it when he was after that dadgum rabbit.
Ted walked into his office and happened upon a book in the floor, laying open. He picked it up. "Farmers Almanac, hmm where did this come from?"
There was a tap at the window. He glanced up and screamed, like a girl I might add.
Sue came running into the study, "what, what is it?" she yelled coming into the room.
There stood Ted, still as a rock, eyes glazed over, mouth hanging open. He was staring towards the window. Sue turned and looked, she saw it, that damned rabbit again. HOW he was on the window sill she did not know nor care. She took off for the kitchen, she was determined to finish this concoction and watch that hair ball choke on it if it was the last thing she ever did.
Ted sat down behind his desk sometime later. Scratching his head he wondered just how the rabbit had gotten on the window sill and was he the one who put the book on the floor? Opening the almanac to the page ear marked he read, "
It was high lighted...how the? He looked around and there it was. A highlighter on the floor.
So the rabbit knew about the concoction, but did he know she also put diphacinone in it.

Leaning back in his chair Ted thought, this is one smart rabbit, what if we didn't get rid of it. What if it is some super species, an alien, or what if animals really can communicate and he is trying to tell us something.

"TED!" oh dear lord he almost fell backwards in his chair hitting the floor, startled to say the least he looked up. "yes dear, what can I do for you?"
Sue said, "well for starters you can tell me why I called you three times without any acknowledgment and why you are just sitting there doing nothing?! Aren't you supposed to be on a conference call right now?"

Oh crap...

Thanks to Jules for providing the words this month, I hope I did them justice. Now be sure to go and visit each of the others. See ya next month!!

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:
Baking In A Tornado                               https://www.bakinginatornado.com
Wandering Web Designer                        https://wanderingwebdesigner.com/blog
Cognitive Script                                      https://cognitivescript.blogspot.com
Southern Belle Charm                             https://www.southernbellecharm.com    
The Bergham Chronicles *Jules*              https://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com/
On the Border                                        https://dlt-lifeontheranch.blogspot.com/
Climaxed                                               https://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com 
Part-time Working Hockey Mom               https://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch    
Follow me home                                    https://followmehome.shellybean.com             
Your words are:
tried and true ~ sensational ~ upon ~ unique ~ bump

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

My Heart My Gift

Welcome to the February poetry post, our theme this month is hearts, imagine that. Seriously, we try and hope that you enjoy all our efforts.

In January I shared about Sijo poetry. A Korean form of Haiku but with 3 lines only, each line consisting of 14-16 syllables and totaling no more than 44-46.
I found it a challenge after writing Haiku poetry for a few months, so I'm giving it another shot this month.

My Heart My Gift
Once a year we give gifts of love they come from our hearts
my gift to you is my heart please guard it as you would your own
it is needy, fragile and breaks when hurt, so give it lots of love


Haiku version
it will ebb and flow
is wrapped with emotions strong
my heart is my gift


💓💔💕💖💗💘💙💚💛💜

Be sure to visit the other participants in this writing challenge/monthly poetry posting.
Here are their links...

Karen https://www.bakinginatornado.com/2019/02/hearts-and-flowers-february-poetry.html
Lydia http://www.clutteredgenius.com/?p=9892
Jules https://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com/2019/02/hearts-heal-poetrycollaboration.html
Diane https://dlt-lifeontheranch.blogspot.com/2019/02/my-hearts.html


Friday, February 1, 2019

From Rabbits to Squirrels - Feb 2019 SSS

You're back! Oh how wonderful, grab a chair, a cup of tea/coffee and prop up those tootsies. Today is Secret Subject Swap. This week 8 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Now we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts. 
I hope you enjoy and please be sure to stop by the others, the links are below.

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  

Baking In A Tornado                           https://www.BakingInATornado.com
Never Ever Give Up Hope             https://batteredhope.blogspot.com
Wandering Web Designer              https://wanderingwebdesigner.com/blog
Cognitive Script                           https://cognitivescript.blogspot.com
Southern Belle Charm                 https://www.southernbellecharm.com   
The Bergham Chronicles               https://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com/
Climaxed                                         https://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com   
Part-time Working Hockey Mom        https://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch      

Ted was outside yelling like a fool. What in the hell is he yelling at now? thought Sue. She walked closer to the window and cracked it open.
"You stupid little rodent! I have told you over and over that THIS is the bird food! YOUR food is over there!" he was pointing wildly at a corn cob tied to a limb. The squirrel was none to impressed with this behavior. He cocked his head from one side to the other, then sprang forward, grabbed a mouthful of bird feed and he was off and running.
Ted was running too! "YOU damned fuzzy tailed little mongrel, if I get my hands on you... his voice trailed off. There in the path going into the trees behind his house, was IT. That dadgum rabbit!! OMG he thought Sue had killed that thing. He looked over his shoulder toward the house, shoot, she was standing at the window watching him. Probably thought he had lost his mind.
Sue leaned closer, what was he looking at? Wait...no, oh it better not be! THAT RABBIT?!
Running out the back door, down the steps and picking up speed she crossed the lawn in two seconds flat. The rabbit, ears up, turned and disappeared in to the bushes.
"WHERE IS HE, WHERE IS HE?!" Sue was screaming.
Ted looked at her and said "who" in a timid voice.
"WHAT?!!! DID YOU ASK ME WHO? TED you know damned well who. That filthy varmint, that son of a...." she stopped, she saw her neighbors peering over the fence. Oh crap.
"Hey Ted, Sue, everything okay over there?" asked Bob the old nosy retired neighbor that moved in last year.
Changing too a sweet voice Sue replied "Oh sorry Bob just some rodent issues, a wild rabbit that has been wreaking havoc for a while now. Nothing to worry about." She turned and headed toward the house.
Bob and Mary looked at each other, shrugged and head back to their deck chairs. Just as they sat down, they heard those fools neighbors again.
"I'm not yelling at you I'm yelling at the birds, telling them to peck the crap out of that squirrel next time he shows his beady little face here around the feeder again." Ted was yelling but was bringing his voice down as he saw Sue getting red faced, he knew he needed to calm down. These damned animals were making them both crazy.
Sue was already inside, stirring her coffee when she heard a scratching sound. She turned slowly and Jasper was looking right into the eyes of that squirrel who was NOW sitting on the counter eating one of her walnuts!
AARRGGHH she screamed and the squirrel jumped out the window, Jasper nearly catching him by the tail was now howling at the door to get out.
Bob and Mary sitting outside enjoying a sunny afternoon Tom Collins was again interrupted by those fools next door. Sighing they got up and went inside.

Are you wondering what rabbit? Here you can find two other short stories featuring the rabbit, Jasper and the fools next door.

Your “Secret Subject” is:
You hear your neighbor having a loud, aggressive verbal fight with a squirrel that steals from all the neighborhood bird feeders. Tell us a story about the dialogue from the neighbor's perspective or tell us one from yours.
It was submitted by: https://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com  THANK YOU Jenniy

Friday, January 25, 2019

Blown Away - FF

Time to start the year off with a great photo and funny captions...
Today’s post is this month’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday
of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants
submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture.
Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up
with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.


Funny Friday  150 X 150.jpg


Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by Dawn of Cognitive Script.


1. Driving on the interstate and see a truck hauling not one but two...see the number


2. Well blow me down!


3. I'm blown away by that trailer full.


4. Man that's an air blowing rig there...


5. Fan you see it? I fan.
groan...I'll stop. LOL

Click on the links below and let some other bloggers make you smile:
Baking In A Tornado             https://www.BakingInATornado.com
Southern Belle Charm         https://www.southernbellecharm.com
Cognitive Script               https://cognitivescript.blogspot.com
The Bergham Chronicles     https://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com

Friday, January 11, 2019

The Return of the Rabbit...Jan 2019 UYW

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 


Ted rolled over on his pillow, gave a long stretch and sat up. Reaching for his glass of water, that was ALWAYS beside the bed, he missed. Startled he opened his eyes and looked at the bedside table. No glass. Hmm had he forgotten? No, he distinctly remembered sitting it here. Looking on the floor he was thankful it wasn't there, Sue would not be kind if he had spilled water on her new floor. However, it is hard wood but he knew she'd flip out on him.

Getting up, he trudged to the shower, turned on the water and stepped in. AAAHHHH!! What the HELL?!?!?! Jumping out and snatching back the curtain he looked down, a wet ball of fur!! Ted went to reach for it, BUT IT MOVED! Forgetting his manhood, he screamed and ran into the bedroom.

Sue sat up just as he came streaking in. "WHAT are you doing?!" she demanded. "There, there's something wet and hairy in the shower!" Ted stammered. Sue rolled her eyes and said, "really? Is it Jasper? You know he loves to sleep in there for whatever stupid reason."
Ted looked at her, the arrows were shooting out of her eyes, he knew that look. But still, he went on. "NO, it's no Jasper!"

Sue got up, walked into the bathroom and screamed "YOU, you dirty rotten little son of a ...her voice trailed off and the loud sound of smashing could be heard over the entire house. No way was Ted going in there. No stinking freaking way!

Just then, that damn rabbit came bouncing into the room, I swear it smiled at me Ted thought, it jumped (still wet mind you) onto the bed and straight out the window, which was now broken because it was NOT open!

Sue flew out of the bathroom and down the stairs, Ted grabbed his robe and ran after her. He found her in the kitchen. Erring on the side of great risk, he asked "ummm it's this a strange time to be cooking?"
Again the arrows flew from her eyes straight to his heart. He sighed, he knew better by now.
Sue looked at him and said with venom in her voice, "I've had it with that damn rabbit and once and for all I'm taking care of him. We are in the city and they refuse to help, the HOA is worthless as are you Ted. SO...I'm going to poison him. Bake him a nice carrot cake with "special" spices in it. Like rat poison and arsenic. I hope his eyeballs pop out of his freaking skull."

Ted stepped back, geez, she included him in the worthless category and was standing here fixing to poison a poor animal. He gave serious thought to this. What if she wanted to be rid of him? He did have a huge life insurance policy. Would Sue "off him"??? He slowly turned and went back upstairs.

Standing at the now broken window he looked outside. There was the rabbit, sitting on the trampoline like he was waiting for something. Oh you're going to get something all right...the thought trailed off. Hmmm what if...what if I catch the rabbit and haul him off to the country? Can I do it? Would she be impressed? Why did he care?

Your words are: 
water ~ arrow ~ kind ~ spices ~ pillow ~ stretch
It was submitted by: https://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com (thank you Jenniy)

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:

Baking In A Tornado                       https://www.bakinginatornado.com
Climaxed                                       https://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com
Wandering Web Designer                https://wanderingwebdesigner.com/blog
Southern Belle Charm                     https://southernbellecharm.com
The Bergham Chronicles                  https://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com                     
On the Border                                 https://dlt-lifeontheranch.blogspot.com/  
Part-time Working Hockey Mom        https://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Dark Days of Winter - poetry

Welcome to the first edition of 2019 poetry challenge. Each month myself and a few others choose a theme and write a poem about said theme. It could be free verse, prose, haiku or any other form that we choose. I'm glad you stopped by and hope you enjoy enough to return, also be sure to visit the others and see how they chose to write about...

Winter Blues - poetry theme Jan 2019

Poem title: Dark Days of Winter


"Haiku" is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems consist of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. The lines rarely rhyme.


cloudy bleak dreary

sun has gone into hiding
depression sets in

Sijo is a Korean form of poetry. Similar to the Haiku except it has 14-16 syllables per line, only 3 lines and no more than 46 syllables total.


Dark days of winter grey skies above leaving me cold inside

masking the sun's rays leaving us cold and feeling all alone
darkness in the sky is there any end in sight please sun come out

Be sure to stop by the other participating bloggers and read their poems. Thanks for stopping by!!
RD

https://www.bakinginatornado.com/2019/01/winter-blues-january-poetry.html
https://dlt-lifeontheranch.blogspot.com/2019/01/new-blues.html
www.clutteredgenius.com/my-joy-in-winter

Friday, January 4, 2019

Jasper ... Jan 2019 SSS

Hi and welcome to Cognitive Script a place where my thoughts and ideas become short stories, poems and rambling writings. Each Friday you will find a post where I am participating with other bloggers, writing challenges and creative writing posts of sorts. Today's post is the first of 2019. I hope you enjoy it and will continue to stop by each Friday as each week is something different. There will also be poetry post every second Wednesday of the month.

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 6 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts. 



Jumping Jackrabbit! Carl exclaimed as he looked out the kitchen window. Sue was sipping her coffee and scrolling through Facebook, her reply was an uninterested "uh hmm" and another sip.
"Seriously! Sue, come over here and LOOK!!" Carl's voice was a good 3 decibels higher than normal and it was grating on Sue's last nerve on this early Monday morning.
She stood, slowly walked toward the kitchen and window and "WHAT THE HE..." trailed off as little Joaquin entered the room rubbing sleepy eyes.
Sue caught herself just in time but didn't take her eyes off what she saw outside. Jasper had himself a rabbit and not just any rabbit, this things must be mutant because it was huge. Poor ol' Jasper their 11 year old beagle was giving it a run for it's money. Jasper would snatch that thing up, whip it around, shake it good and hard, and drop it. Which he shouldn't have done, because that rabbit looked like a kangaroo. He'd sit back on his hind legs and kick the tar out of ol' Jasper.
Joaquin walked over and tugged on Sue's robe, "UP Mommy" and she obliged. He followed the eyes of his parents and saw the sight.
"MOMMY MOMMY BUNNY!" he yelled as he bounced in her arms.
"Yes honey, mommy sees the bunny. Now Carl shouldn't you call animal control or turn the hose on that... thing?" Sue was concerned for ol' Jasper.
Carl shook his head. "I'm not going out there."
Oh of course you're not you big worthless chicken she thought. She handed him the boy and walked to the back door without hesitation.
She jerked open the door and yelled "JASPER, drop that mangy old thing and get over here!" The dog paid her no attention, but the rabbit did. I swear she thought, that thing is looking straight at me with fire it his eyes, maybe I should go back in. No, she walked over to the hose, picked it up, walked to the faucet and turn the knob. The hose sprang to life as it filled with water, she turned and took aim.
She stood firm, held the hose like a rifle and yelled "READY AIM FIRE!" and BLAST she was knocking that rabbit all over the yard with water. The dog yelped and ran out of the line of fire.
Sue could hear her little boy yelling inside "GET'EM MOMMY!" and Carl laughing. Oh yeah laugh you coward but I'm out here protecting my dog and yard. She was not in the mood for this today.
Finally the rabbit was out of the line of fire, and the first thing he did was JUMP straight up on the trampoline and over the fence.
WHAT THE????
He was gone, but was it for good? Would they see this menace again? Only time will tell.


Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:
Baking In A Tornado                           https://www.BakingInATornado.com
Climaxed                                   https://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com
Cognitive Script                           https://cognitivescript.blogspot.com
Southern Belle Charm                 https://www.southernbellecharm.com
The Bergham Chronicles               https://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com/
 Part-time Working Hockey Mom        https://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch     

Your “Secret Subject” is: Jumping jackrabbit . . . and go!