Broken arm

September 26, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a broken arm. What happened? Is there a cause and effect because of the broken arm? Was the injury faked? Why? Go where the prompt leads!


My 3.5 year old granddaughter has just started play school a month ago. Last week they played “doctors” in their class. Mending broken arms and legs of dolls provided by their teacher. The small kids were excited, wearing plastic stethoscopes, putting bandages on the “injured” dolls, and testing their reflexes with plastic hammers.

At home, she demanded a set of doctor’s instruments from us. Her mom got her a toy set and she is running around with a stethoscope and injection. Treating us all and making us “better”.

I wonder if she’ll retain this desire when she grows up?


Word count: 99

Written for 99 Word Story, hosted by Charli Mills of Carrot Ranch



One letter a week- Z- Zeus the Zonkey

Place – Zoo

Emotion – zeal

Adjective – zippy

Verb – zing

My animal – Zonkey

Zeus was born in the zoo. His dad was a zebra and his mom was a donkey. He was very cute and attracted the crowds, especially children because of his zippy zeal.

One day he was zipping around in his zing and somehow of the other went out of his enclosure.

The warden was quite upset that his prized exhibit was missing. He zoned the zoo into areas and deployed many assistants to look for Zeus the Zonkey. Finally one vigilant employee found him in the enclosure of the zebras, hiding among the grownups.


Written for Deb of Nopes, not Pam’s One letter per week challenge- Z



Rory’s Weekend Composting prompt!

Roses are red,
thorns are sharp
to safeguard them
cut, just admire
[I have started you off now finish the poem your way in the next three lines]

What do you find odd about people?

That they don’t use the brains they were born with!

Which two questions are you asked the most on a regular basis that annoy you?

People don’t ask me many questions, but usually it’s my name, and do I work!

Who was the first Disney princess – Snow White or Cinderella?

No idea, but my guess would be Snow White?

What five questions would you ask a stranger in order to get to know them?

Their name
What do they do for living
What do they think about the current government
How are they coping these days
Do they read books

What habits do you consider really bad?

Inappropriate humor and racial/ cultural/ religious bias.

Who was the female star of Breakfast at Tiffany’s?

Oh I knew this one but the name is eluding me!

Which Shakespeare play includes the following words? “Once more onto the breach, dear friends?”

No idea!

Turkish Delight is a type of custard. True or false.

It’s a sweet made of phyllo pastry, nuts and honey.

Have you ever seen something you simply couldn’t easily explain away and if so what was it?

In one of our homes, some time ago, the outside lights were turned off in the morning and no one did it. It happened many times.

What is the difference between six and half a dozen?

You can’t say that I’ll be there at half a dozen!

What can you NOT compost?


What is a major component of Welsh Rarebit?

Rabbit! Kidding, but when I was a kid I thought that. I think it’s a certain kind of cheese?

How long is long in your eyes?

Too long waiting.

Are butterflies attracted more to flowers or weeds – what do you think?

Flowers with pollen anywhere.

One of your best friends has phoned for your help in the middle of the night to bury the body of your other best friend – do you help or not?

Nopes, I’ll call police. If I don’t do that, the next person they kill could be me!

Vatican City is a country – true or false?

Yes, it’s the smallest country in the world.

Name three things that freak you out and then explain why.

Lizards, cockroaches and barefaced liars! Do I need to say why?

Why did the chicken cross the road?

To meet another chicken 🐔

Bonus Question

What’s the worst thing that could happen to a compost pile do you think?

It starts growing monster worms, that take over the world! ( I saw tomorrow’s war last night!)

In response to Rory’s Weekend Composting Prompt



Theatrical antics

Loud chirping attracts my attention

Looking towards the tree in the yard

I see so many birds, talking loudly amongst themselves

The topic must be politics as I see a lot of disagreement

Theatrical antics from the little feathered critters

As they fly away to come back with vigor again and again

I watch amused and spellbound for many an hours

Who said that drama is only the domain of humans?


Written in response to; Moon-washed Weekly Prompt – Theatrics – September 20, 2022, hosted by Eugenia



A letter a week- Y – Yates the yak

Place – Yunnan

Emotion – yearning

Adjective – yappy

Verb – yarn

My animal – Yak

Up in the province of Yunnan in China, lived a yak named Yates. Yates had a great yearning to weave long-winded yarns. His stories were quite interesting but often too long. His friends lovingly called him Yates the yappy yak. But since Yates was a friendly and nice yak, his friends would often ask him to narrate one of his stories and they’d sit around the campfire deep into the night, listening to his tales.

Written for A letter per week- Y, hosted by Deb of Nopes, not Pam.



Wait for instructions!

Sylvester stood by the railway line and read the sign;

Stop, it said, await instructions.

He wasn’t a patient sort of a fox but he waited. Waited for five full minutes before he ventured to cross the line, cautiously.

Just at that exact moment a fast train came roaring down the line. Sylvester made a mad dash to cross the line before the train came bearing down on him……

And he just made it. Next time, he’d wait a bit more, just to be safe.


Written in response to CCC # 201, hosted by Crispina Kemp




We used to wait by the phone, waiting for it to ring

Wouldn’t go out for the fear of missing important calls

Be it glad tidings or apprehension of bad news

Staying by the landline used to be our preference when waiting

Then came the mobile ( cell) phone settings us free

All you had to do to stay connected was to charge the battery

Now we get all the news and information we desire

On the go with a small device in our hands


There is a signal in the phone!


Your prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ring.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Bonus points if you use it as both. Have fun!

Written for Linda’s SoCS- Ring



Unfounded suspicions

The image is from the WordPress Free Photo Library.

For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a woman lying on a sectional sofa draped by a large, bluish terrycloth towel or blanket that covers all of her body, including her head, except for her lower legs and feet.


When he decided to spy on his wife, the last thing he expected was to discover that she would just be spending a lazy afternoon on the couch while he had said that he was going on a trip outside the city.

Silently, he peeked through the living room window and saw her lying on the sofa, her body covered by her favorite blue blanket. He was relieved that his suspicions were unfounded and Martha wasn’t having an affair in his absence with his best friend, James.

He crept away, got in his car, and left. As soon as the sound of the car driving away reached Martha’s ears, she flung away the blanket and called to James who was hiding behind the sofa.

He’s gone now! Let’s do some planning!

Both got busy working out the details of Mark’s 40th surprise birthday party!


Written in response to FFFC # 184, hosted by Fandango

Also included FSS #63 , hosted by Fandango