Weekly Song Challenge #31

Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess has tagged me for this challenge.

Happy Monday, Folks!  Laura of “Lauravent69” and her series Weekly Song Challenge is climbing the charts to Round #31!


Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to this post.
Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.
Tag two people to participate!


1. Post a video of a song by a band with a number in their name.


One more night by Maroon 5

2. Post a song by a one-hit-wonder.



Seasons in the Sun by Tarry Jacks

3. Post a video of a song that has a number in lyrics and/or title.

Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams

I won’t tag anyone. The Challenge is open for whoever wants to do it.

Thanks Beckie once again for the tag.



Mirror Images

My mother told me, softy she recited under her breath

Standing and staring at her duplicate

The image reflected in the glass was her yet

There seemed to be a fundamental difference

The girl in the mirror was sad, unlike her

She appeared to have no self esteem

Maybe because the matchstick figure she desired

Was masked by a healthy covering of flesh

If she peeled back the layers like that of an onion

She would see the size zero model like thinness

That she craved but could not achieve

The native hunger residing in her heart

For being like “others” was destroying

What happiness and beauty was her natural gift

Softly, she repeated the mantra

And a smile spread across her face

Mother said that she was beautiful!

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;





Matchstick, Glass, Onion

Word of the day Challenge:


Tuesday Writing Prompt;

My mother told me




Share Your World 9-16-19

is the host of Share your world.

SYW Artic Ice

This week I’m doing something a little different.  Still questions and answers, but this week I’ve gathered those from other bloggers.   There are a few more than usual too, which you can choose to answer all of or some of.   If you’ve done the question on that other blogger’s site, feel free to use the answer you gave to them if you want.   Each blogger is credited for their contribution.

Suggestions for Responding:

  1. Create a SYW post.  Then post the link to your blog in my comment box or leave your answers in the comments box of my blog.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your post, title your blog post “Share Your World”  and link it to this post.
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  4.  Ping-backs are activated, but how efficiently varies.  For instructions on how ping-backs work, in case you weren’t certain, please click here.  You may wish to leave a link to your blog post in the comments just to be sure.  Thanks! 


Courtesy of Rory:

Are we losing the art of listening in comparison to simply hearing?

We are! Mostly we are impatient and don’t even let the talker finish before we lodge into our own dialogue. I am myself guilty of this because of my impulsive nature. We should not only listen but also think when we are in conversation with someone.

How often do you openly discuss with friends or here in WP with your readership topics that make you feel uncomfortable or may be taboo or stigma laden?

The issues which are considered taboo in polite company are mostly politics and religious beliefs. Other than these, mental illness, our own or other’s are also considered taboo. I do discuss all and any subject that I feel I can discuss with any authority. One should have a proper grasp of the topic before we express our opinions on it. But most subjects are open for discussion on my blog. The only exceptions are topics of very personal nature. I don’t feel comfortable discussing them or commenting on them.

Do you think that these discussions should be freely discussed and written about more?

I definitely do. Discussion is good way to enrich our knowledge.

Did you have a nickname as a child and if so, what was [or what is it now]?

Not that I remember.

Why is there still ‘stuff’ we simply just don’t understand despite our progressive world?

There will always be “Stuff” that would be beyond human comprehension. And frankly we are better off not knowing Everything!

Would you rather double your height or lose half your weight?  (In response to last week’s double your weight, half your height query).  Thanks Leslie!  

Suggestion by Leslie – Swot8

Definitely half my weight. It would make me the ideal weight for my height. Perfect solution to my health problems.

What is your most essential kitchen tool?  (Can be a person you know.  For the non-cooks in the crowd).

Courtesy of Roger Shipp

Coffee maker, hands down.

Gratitude Question:

Who is one blogger you really admire and why?




Share Your World 16 September 2019

BrewNSpew Cafe – September 16, 2016- Harvest Moon

Eugenia is the host of BrewNSpew Café

Presenting the week’s challenge – You may use the words and/or the image for the weekly prompt.

Weekly prompt – harvest moon (noun) – The Harvest Moon is the Full Moon nearest the September equinox, which occurs around September 22, but this particular name depends on the autumnal equinox. It is also called Full Corn Moon or Barley Moon.


Glowing larger than life in the night sky

Harvest moon attracts our attention

For some this is a sign that summer is at end

Other have more romantic association with it

For some people, it is a magical time

The practical types think it’s God given

To complete the harvest of crops late into night

What are the mysteries hidden behind

The charming orange glow of the moon

It gives us the creative types a lot of fuel

To weave stories and poems about it

In response to;

BrewNSpew Café -Harvest Moon



MLMM- Wordle #150- Disaster shoe shopping

Wordle #150

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1. Find Out✔️
2. 100 Yards✔️
3. Slubber (to perform hastily or carelessly)✔️
4. Rarefied✔️
5. Slip✔️
6. North✔️
7. Buy✔️
8. Shoes✔️
9. Kill✔️
10. Saturday✔️
11. Brag✔️
12. Rule✔️


When a slubber, buys the shoes for you, you will find out within a 100 yards the mistake in trusting them with this purchase. The shoes are going to kill your feet before that rarefied party you were going to attend on Saturday. And you won’t be able to brag about them to anyone. Better slip them off, and toss them north. Make a rule not to entrust shoe shopping to someone else.


In response to:

MLMM-Wordle #150




Twittering Tales #154 17 September 2019

Twittering Tales
Kat Myrman is the host of Twittering Tales.

If you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at charactercountonline.com.

I will do a roundup each Tuesday, along with providing a new prompt. And if for some reason I missed your entry in the Roundup, as I have occasionally done, please let me know. I want to be sure to include your tale.

Finally, have fun!

This Week’s Twittering Tales #154 – 17 September 2019 – Photo Prompt

This week’s photo prompt comes to us from Tama66 at Pixabay.com. What do you think is in this trunk? Where did it come from? Who does it belong to? It’s a mystery! Can’t wait to find out! 


Photo by Tama66 at Pixabay.com

They said these trunks belonged to Houdini, the famous magician. How grandpa got them in his attic was beyond Mick. He was forbidden to even touch them, let alone open. But how can you expect a fourteen year old be so obedient. Now the family is looking all over for him.


Character count: 273

In response to;

Twittering Tales #154



What’s up for today!

Getting up in the morning

Feeling upbeat and elated

Surveyed all that I see

Like a queen of the kingdom

There are no set antecedents

For me to adhere to, no shoes to fill

Making a sense of the jumble of thoughts

That accost me when I perceive

All that I have to accomplish

Stiffing my spine I get to addressing

Different chores that demand

My attention on this lovely day!

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt:







Patchwork, Milk, Shoe

Word of the day Challenge;






Kira’s Sunday Scribbles September 15-2019



Looking at herself in the mirror

She checks out every curve and line

To be perfect is the goal for her

To fit in into the image the society has

All women should be tall and thin

Yet have sensual curves and beauty to behold

Who sets these standards for these young girls

The impossible mold which not everyone can fit in


 The Prompt:

Welcome to Kira’s weekly inspirational art piece.

Let the whole picture tell you a story, or dive into the small intricate details to make one up! Write a poem, a fiction piece or come up with a picture or drawing of your own, that you feel relates to it.

Feel free to copy Kira’s drawing, to add it to your own post!

Anything goes, there are no rules

In response to:

Kira’s Sunday Scribbles September 15-2019



Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge-September 12 – The gift


Everyone had said their goodbyes and now Cathy was sitting here to keep her mom company till the end. The doctor had told the family that she would not last tonight. Her mom was suffering from senile dementia, but pancreatic cancer was going to be the cause of her death. She was in coma since she came to the hospital. Suddenly she opened her eyes and gave Cathy a smile. Her hand gripped her’s in a strong grip. And then she passed away quietly. Cathy felt it was the greatest gift that she recognized her daughter at the end.


Word count: 99

September 12, 2019, prompt:

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes the greatest gift. Answer it as if it were a question, or show what it could be. Go where the prompt leads you!

In response to:

Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge



Wordle # 421- Rendezvous at the club

The atmosphere was electric in the club. Jazz band playing and people swaying to the beat of the music. A few adventurous souls had the pluck to jive. Sandy felt a tap on her shoulder and looked around to see her friend Max behind her. She wasn’t expecting him but was happy to see her and her excitement was mirrored in his eyes too. They started to dance and she felt empowered by the ardor in Max’s expressions. Soon he lead her to a table and ordered a bottle of champagne for them. As the cork was pulled out, the champagne bubbled out of the bottle.Their eyes clashed and Sandy felt tears of joy in her eyes. On Max expressing concern, she said it was just the smoke in her eyes.


In response to;

Wordle #421



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