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