First Line Friday: May 22nd, 2020

Dylan Hughes is the host of First Line Friday


It is First Line Friday! Welcome and let’s get writing.

Below, I give you the first line, and you all get to write the rest. This prompt alternates with Jim’s Music Prompts, so make sure to check back next Friday for some musical inspiration.

I’ll provide the first line, you get to write whatever comes afterward. Length, genre, and structure are completely up to you. Feel free to modify the line as you see fit, adding punctuation, quotes, or other bits if so desired. No need to tie it to the picture, unless you want to.

Or for more of a challenge, change nothing. You have a week to write it, enjoy!

Include the first line of course! Tag it Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, First Line Fridays, and short fiction. Create a link (ping-back) to this post and add your link to Mister Linky below.

Your line for this week is:

“Someday, this will be over– only remembered like some half-felt and fading nightmare.

And you’ll look back on it with mixed feelings of relief and disbelief.”

“Enough of that Derik, I am feeling starved and you’re making jokes. If it weren’t for Annabel’s wedding in the fall, I would never torture myself with this impossible diet. But I don’t want to attend my best friend’s wedding looking like I still am seven month pregnant!”

“As I said, your crazy diet will be over after the wedding”




Daily Prompts- The new editor

(Image from free photo library in response to; Block Editor! 😂)

Now I am in a quandary

Do I try the new block editor or not?

Should I wait a while, till I have no choice?

Or should I just take the plunge and get on with it?

Too many questions in my noggin, vying for attention

Scrap the idea and settle for the tried and tested

That is my instinctive first response

But a niggle, like an incessant pest, is raising its head

Don’t be coward and draw some inspiration

From those brave souls who have done it already

It’s not like you’re planning a heist on Fort Knox

How difficult it would be, if actually tried

Just scribble some ideas and go for it

If that first post on it is rubbish, try it again

Brave souls are those who venture into the unknown

(Not written using the block editor!)

In response to the following prompts;




Scribble, Draw, Scrap





Word of the day Challenge;








Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #66


FFFCWelcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from Andrea Piacquadio at the visually challenged writer, the photo is of an elderly man sitting at a desk typing on a laptop)


“Hmmm….. let me see how it was supposed to be”

Wilfred tried to type in the password he thought was the right one.

An error message popped up, “incorrect password”

This was his third attempt.

What the……..

A long colorful expletive came out of his mouth.

I give up!

He picked up his phone and called his wife.

“Honey, what was the password to my secure account? I seem to have remembered the wrong one”

As he wrote it on paper, he cursed this new technology!




Sunday Photo Fiction – May 17 2020

Photo courtesy of DB McNicol




” Don’t tell me you bought the old fire truck the fire department was selling! Are you out of your mind?”

“But Lily, this will make our garden unique. No one has a fire truck in their backyard, with flowers growing out of it”

“And we won’t have one either,” said Lily as she stomped into the house. Too upset to argue with her husband.




Sunshine Blogger Award


  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
  • List the rules and display an award logo on your blog post.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and notify them by commenting on any of their posts.
  • Ask the nominees 11 new questions.


1) What is your favorite holiday and how do you celebrate it?

I love spring break. I usually visit my daughter and spend time with my grandson. The weather is just perfect and we plan out excursions together. It’s a fun time for us and I get to spoil him!

2) If you could travel in space, would you?

If I passed the fitness test, I would. Imagine how wonderful the view must be!

3) Dogs or cats? If you answer cats, we can still be friends even though it is wrong answer haha.

If I say neither, will we still be friends?

4) Besides Lord of the Rings, the best movies ever, and Star Wars, tied for best movies ever, what is your favorite movie?

I really enjoyed the Avengers series by Marvel. And the related movies to this saga, like Captain America, Ironman, and Thor!

5) If I was your neighbor, could I visit for dinner? If so, how often?

Come as often as you like, if you don’t mind simple food.

6) What is a place where you live that you recommend people visit?

I’d recommend that you visit Seattle! It’s an awesome place. The weather is mostly moderate and there are tons of places to visit. The only downside is the rain. Be sure to bring your umbrella with you.

7) What is a favorite quote of yours and by who?

I think these quotes can be considered gems of wisdom;

” Things can always be worse”

“Look at the bright side”

I have no idea who was the person who said these wise words.

8) What does Christmas mean to you?

Being a Muslim, I celebrate Christmas as a holiday.

9) Why do you blog? What motivates you to blog?

I love writing and sharing my thoughts with my blogging family. This is my reason and my motivation.

10) When you write in your blog, where do you like to be and do you snack?

I find a comfortable spot and I usually have my cup of decaf coffee with me. With the amount of time I spend blogging, I cannot afford to snack. I would gain a lot of weight.

Thank you so much, Riya. I am sorry it took me so long to get to this post. It got lost in my draft folder.

I am once again very grateful for this award!

This is the third award post for me in one week and I have one more to do in the coming days.

So I am not nominating anyone by name, I’m inviting anyone who is interested to answer the questions by Riya.




Tale Weaver – #275 – Fairytale – The Frog Prince – 14th May

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver


This week consider your notion of a Frog Prince story.

Create the tale of the frog and his longings, desires, and more often his reality.


Frog princes want frog princess

She should be young and preferably green

Articulate in frog-speak and melodious too

Her croaking should be pleasing to ears

And should be willing to share my lily pad and lake

No humans, royal or otherwise need not apply

This is a strictly amphibian arrangement




Fandango’s Provocative Question #69 – Superheroes… anyone?


FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question.

Assume you are a real-life superhero. What is your super power? What is the largest obstacle to using your super power?


What a fascinating idea!

A real-life superhero.

I think I would want to have the superpower of conflict resolution. I would have the power to influence people’s minds and remove the thoughts of going to war on trivial issues. I would influence them to go towards peaceful solutions to the problems.

My super power would be used mostly to prevent wars and conflicts on a worldwide scale. But if I have time I could also use it to resolve issues among ordinary people too. But then I would be busy 24/7!

The problem with using this awesome power would be when I encounter people who don’t have any brains! Now if that part of the skull is just full of hot air and idiotism, how would I make them see reason?



Crimson Creative Challenge #79

Crispina is the host of Crimson Creative Challenge.



“Don’t look down”

“But I cannot help it”

“Why did you made me come here?”

“It’s so high and I feel dizzy looking down”

“I have a solution for you if you’d trust me”

“Just grab my hand

Close your eyes and

Slide down the slope”

“I assure you, you will get to the bottom of it!”

Once on solid ground, the excitement of the slide catches on and she would like to do it again!

Mission accomplished!




Riddikky 15 ninth…… Game 3

Rory is the host of Riddikky🙀

A Guy Called Bloke Feature Ridikky

Season 2 – Game 3

Under New Management


Just 5 questions …..

What day starts the week for you – Sunday or Monday and why that day and not the other?

Just an arbitrary set point for my week is Wednesday. After just three days, Saturday and Sunday arrive, the two off days ( some people call it the weekend), and after two off days, I just have two days to go before the week ends. Pretty cool, isn’t it!

•Can you describe your life in 8 words?

Well lived, much appreciated, many loved, few regrets!

•What is the actual colour of Mirror – not the surround but the colour of Mirror?

Everyone knows it’s a silver, reverse reality color. This color comes in infinite hues. Just stand in front of a mirror and you will see.

•What is likely to be unlikely in so far as and as far as the unlikely can be?

It is likely to be extremely unlikely that anything likely to happen that I would say was likely. Things have changed so much recently that all likelihood of finding anything likely is totally unlikely.

•What would the story of your life be called if it was a book?

“A series of mishaps which ended is something good”

It is too long a title. Let me try again.

“Something good and unexpected”

It sounds a bit like self-praising!

•What would your epitaph read?

“She always was one to put her foot in it”

 ….. 5 Easy Questions!

They were 6 questions!!!!

He lied again!



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