Who was it?

“Did you check the date before you used it?’

Harry looked up from his book at his dad. “What do you mean, dad?”

“I found this carton of milk on the kitchen counter and its way past the expiration date, so did you check the date before using it? “

“But, I didn’t use the milk, in fact I didn’t go into the kitchen at all”

“Then who could it be? “Dad was quite perplexed.

“Maybe Matt has come home and he used it? “

His dad shouted out Matt’s name and got no response.

Now things were getting crazy, as there was no one else in their house and clearly someone had opened the fridge, taken out the expired carton of milk and had left it laying about in the kitchen.

Harry got up and went into the kitchen to investigate.

The back door was bolted from inside and there was just the cat sitting near the screen door. And suddenly Harry noted that the cat’s plate was full of milk.

But……. it cannot be the cat? Could it?



Story Starter Challenge #17

Today’s prompt: “Did you check the date before you used it?’



Stream of Consciousness Saturday March 16/19

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “soul/sole.” Use one, use both, use ’em any way you like. Enjoy!

It was Saturday night dinner. A special treat, for my husband really loves fish specially sole. I got the recipe from the net, got the ingredients ready and was all ready to go. The dish was to be sole meunière, and by all accounts not very difficult to make. And what was the occasion? It was my husband’s birthday. And preparing this dish by myself, my sole purpose was to let my hubby know that I could cook too!

The fish was almost ready when I inadvertently stepped on a piece of broken glass, which gave me a nasty cut on the sole of my foot. It was almost a disaster. Luckily my husband came home on time, saved me from bleeding all over the kitchen floor and the fish from burning to a crisp in the oven. There was no moment of glory for my soul that day, but we did get to enjoy the dinner. Which surprisingly turned out pretty good.

Written in response to;

Prompt by ;Linda G Hill

Stream of Consciousness Saturday March 16/19



Thursday’s Photo Prompt; Sign#Writephoto

Something a bit different this week that I thought might be fun.

Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT)  Wednesday 20th March and link back to this post with a pingback to be included in the round-up.  There is no word limit and no style requirements, except to keep it fairly family friendly.

The sign

It was the sign they were looking for

The school for wizards and witches

Must be here somewhere,

It’s a famous place in the wizarding world

All those aspiring to learn witchcraft

Come her from far and beyond

To learn the mastery of this art

Well, don’t you know

It’s Hogwarts!

Written in response to;

Thursday Photo Prompt; Sign# Writephoto



Finish The Story Challenge 2019#7

Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith has started another story

The House on the Lake

A house sat perched precariously on the edge of Clearwater Lake. It was a house that should not have stood, yet stand it did. It had been there for centuries and locals swore the same couple lived there the whole time. Locals never knew how right they were until the day the rains started.

“It’s just a little rain,” Susan said, watching the couple pile water and canned fruit into their shopping cart.

The couple looked at the checker and smiled politely. “The rain will not stop,” they said, “we’ve seen this before.”

No sooner had the couple left, Susan but dropped her smirk as locals poured in to the shop chaotically looking for food. The once spring storm skies has turned …

To be continued………

My(Sadje ) contribution;

……..dark gray, the rain increasing in intensity. The deluge continued for that day and night. By next morning the people were getting very concerned and the shopping for groceries and bottled water increased to the extent that the selves were barren of most edible goods.

Some of the locals were thinking of getting in touch with the couple in the hut to get some information about these rains, because some of them had overheard their comment about the rains not stopping and that they had seen it before.

So a group of the local elders went to speak to the couple, at their house at the edge of the lake. But when they got there they were surprised to see that…….

I am tagging Kristian of the Tales from the mind of Kristian to take the story further.


1. Copy the story as you receive it.

2. Add to the story in some fashion.

3. Tag another person to contribute to or finish the story.

4. Please use FTS as a tag so I can find it or link back to part 1.

5. Have Fun!

7 and three quarter nutty

7 and Three Quarters Nutty

One of the best things about questions is the ability to stray off the beaten track. To not ask the same questions over and over again, that might lead to mundanity! I can’t stand mundanity which is why l am constantly thinking or trying to think of new creative ways to get my fellow bloggers amused, active and involved. Now back by popular demand but different — the crazy questions!

There are no rules, no taggings, if you want to Reblog or Share out by all means feel free to do so. The only request l have is to include a ping back so l don’t miss out on any of the battiness! Failing that, by all means please feel free to simply answer the questions below.

7 and Three Quarters Nutty Created by A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip!

7 and Three Quarters Nutty Questions

Don’t just answer these questions with quick one word answers, but give them some body! Throw yourself into it.

How lucky are you and why?

I feel I am tenth and a twelve fifth lucky, because my math is very good!

Do you believe in Bigfoot or just Big Feet?

I think big foot is just half of big feet, which I have. Two of them.

Why do they say the colour of money?

As long as it is real money, with which you can buy stuff it can be any color it wants to be.

If a jogger runs at the speed of sound, can they still hear their iPod?

Nopes! However since all reality will be inverted , the songs will be able to hear him.

Why does the Easter bunny carry eggs? Rabbits don’t lay eggs.

It’s their sacred duty to carry the eggs, and hide them so that little children can find them. He is employed by the same agency which has employed Santa.

What’s the best age you have been so far?

My current age, I have never been this old as I am now. All of ten years old.

Why is your left foot smaller than your right?

My left foot is not broken, while the right one has three broken bones and hence is about a foot longer then the left one!

If you are blow drying your hair, how do you get to the back of your head? Do you need to know the art of ricochet?

I just take off the wig, blow dry it and put it on again. Simple.

What is Satan’s last name?

He is like Madonna. He just has one name.

What were you doing at midnight 37am last night?

Catching some zzzzz that had gotten away from me.

How weird is this? I know, right?

Pretty weird! How did you know?

What is your third favourite word of all time?

Me, mine and myself.

Answers to be polished up on the backside of the an Adam’s apple!

I did that but then I ate the apple. I was hungry.

A Whacky questionnaire by Rory, AKA Bloke


Photo Challenge #253

Google Images

Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.


If you are an artist or photographer, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.

You have 1 week to complete this challenge.

Please credit the artist!

When you’re done, TAG the post Photo Challenge and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie, and add your link to the Link Button. Also don’t forget to link to this post or copy your post’s URL into the comments. We can read your post sooner that way.

The little decorator

Oh, mummy! I hope you are not angry with me. I thought I would save you some money by decorating the walls of my bedroom myself. Do you like the beautiful pictures I have drawn on the walls. You see, I heard you talking to daddy that the money was tight, so I decided that instead of putting expensive wall paper we can make the room look pretty by painting these fairies on the wall.

Do you like my art, mummy?

Written in response to;

Photo Challenge #253

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie



Tell the story challenge # 15

Dr Tanya of SaltedCaramel has tagged me to tell a story about this picture.

The beach was deserted which was so strange at this time of the year. Usually this place was teeming with people enjoying the sun and the surf.

The reason because apparent soon, as the rep from the advertising agency stepped forward and said, ” It’s a wrap”. The camera man stopped shooting the deserted beach and it was a signal to the people standing and watching the shooting of the commercial. They were soon all over the place. A woman strolled to the guy in charge and said to him, “I have a suggestion for you” the man looked up from his phone and looked expectantly towards her.” If you are aiming to attract people to visit this place, you should have shot the commercial with people in it, as I see it . The way you have shot it just gives it a Haunted look. I would never opt to pay money to visit this place if I saw your ad!

There was a baffled expression on his face and he scratched his head.”It was the demand of the traveling agency” he said apologetically.

Written in response to;

Tell the story Challenge

By Dr Tanya of Salted Caramel

Now I am going to give a Photo Prompt, but it is open to anyone who wants to write a story about it, thanks.



Fandango Flash Fiction Challenge #3

Amazing, just amazing

That’s what everyone was saying

Look up in the sky, for the loveliest vision

Who is she, who is she

That’s what everyone was asking

There was no explanation that fit right

At nightfall, the vision began to glow

In spectacular colors of the promised rainbow

The people more amazed than before finally found

The cause of all this furor

A new way of advertising and been invented

To project the image into the clouds

To entice, to amaze to, to sell

They wanted to conquer the skies

Written in response to;

Fandango Flash Fiction Challenge #3



Three Things Challenge PL#17

Mrs Kangaroo had made tacos for lunch today

As baby roo loved to have them on his return

From the school he attended with piglet and friends

They would be tired and hungry after school but

Happy to be out of the school for the day, today

Winnie wanted to join the taco party but he was busy

The light bulb in his cottage had burned out

So he was going to ask Christopher Robin to get it changed

Luckily the job was done on time and all of them

Gathered at Mrs Kanga’s place to enjoy the taco lunch.

Written in response to;


kangaroo, light bulb, taco



Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 76


There is a range of words/phrases to choose from – this week.

1. Disorientation

2. Live forward, look backward

3. You are made of stardust, and to stardust you will return

Here is the video that inspires me. Enjoy the combination of astrophysics and poetry. It is an upliftment, though by no means an effort to color your imagination. Take your own thinking routes.



There is no restriction on the format or the length of the piece. It just has to be your reflection on the prompt from the core.

Write a post on your blog, and link it up with here with apingback, or copy-pasting the blog link in Comments.

I eagerly await your responses.


There are times you get up at night or early morning, totally disoriented and confused as to where you are, what day it is and sometimes you can mistake the time of the day even!

Opening my eyes, I wonder where am I

Is it early evening or the morning I think

The sense of time and place is totally muddled

The dream I was having while sleeping

Has me in its grip still, while I am trying

To make sense of both worlds,

The now and that was before

For a few minutes it feels to me

That time has started going backwards

And my identity is lost in the dream that I haven’t woken up from

Written in response to;

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #76