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!