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Midnight Raid

It was a dark and quiet night

Growl went my stomach

Hunger woke me from my sleep

Tears of joy filled my eyes

As I opened the fridge’s door

And saw the last piece of

Chocolate cherry cheesecake sitting there

I grabbed a spoon, scooped up a bite

Pure bliss filled my soul.


In response to Daily Prompt: Trio No. 3
Today you can write about anything, in whatever genre or form, but your post must mention a dark night, your fridge, and tears (of joy or sadness; your call). Feel free to switch one ingredient if you have to (or revisit one from previous trio prompts).

Time Keeps Turning

Stuck in the same old rut

The years roll by

Like cogs in a machine

Treat yourself to a change

Swear to set your soul free.


In response to 20141029: day 302
Today’s words: same, swear, years, machine, treated

Dangerous Reactions

When building a nuclear reactor

It’s important to pay attention

To the science of engineering

So it will not suffer a critical reaction

And blow up!


In response to 20141028: day 301
Today’s words: science, critical, blow, not, build

Autumn’s Season

Days are Getting Long/
Sun is Setting Earlier/
Geese are Flying South/
Comes a Piece of Cold Weather/
Winter Lingers Five Months Long.


In response to 20141027: day 300
Today’s words: days, set, flying, piece, five

Chasing Cars

Carmen Electra 2013.jpg

There’s one thing they really should teach you in skydiving school. Which is what to do when your tandem partner, who is in control of the parachute, misjudges your landing zone, coming down hard in the middle of a busy six-lane highway, knocking the wind out of you, almost getting you creamed by an Isuzu Trooper and winding up looking like a plate of squished spaghetti! It missed me by inches, I felt it’s body brush against my hair! There is some truth in the clichés about your life flashing in front of your eyes, it happened to me, and it was much, much too short!

My name is Bob, my partner, Frank and I have been together for over seven years, we went everywhere and did everything together, until that is, that fateful day. Frank panicked and froze in the face of the danger. He hit the harness release and ran for it, leaving me trembling and helpless, alone in the middle of the street! The only reason that I didn’t get turned into roadkill is that a gorgeous transvestite dressed up as Carmen Electra stopped to help me. He slammed on his brakes, skidded to a stop, lunged out of a fire-engine red Ferrari, scooped me up securely in his strong manly arms and carried me away to safety on the shoulder. He also yelled at Frank about forgetting to grab me.

I broke up with Frank because of the incident, I just can’t trust him anymore. I’ve been living with Carmen/Carl for the last six months and we’re very happy together. I have complete faith in him.

There is one drawback, however, because of the trauma I suffered I’ve had to start seeing a shrink. I’m having anxiety attacks, experiencing nightmares, and am feeling depressed because I’m completely unable to perform one of my favorite activities. How would you feel about not doing something you enjoyed and were really good at? I used to love chasing cars, but now in my sleep, they chase after me! The image of that silver behemoth of an SUV barreling down on me will haunt me to the end of my days, which is ironic really, considering that I’m a Shetland Sheepdog.


370 Words in response to Finish That Thought #2-17, Special Challenge: Include TWO of the following: an isuzu Trooper, a Shetland sheepdog, a plate of spaghetti, Carmen Electra

Are People Lemmings?


It strikes me as hilariously

Lemming-like behavior

The way that common

People mingle among

The recent spate of stars

Each taking their turn

At the Ice Bucket Challenge.


In response to 20141024: day 297
Today’s words: bucket, turn, among, star, strikes


Freedom of Choice

Charting my own path

Going against the grain

Waltzing around the world

Spinning in circles on the ground

Means everything to me.


In response to 20141026: day 299
Today’s words: waltz, charting, means, ground, against



Rest your voice

Sit in silence

Take some time away

From the hectic pace

Of your frenetic life style

A reminder of simpler days

When nature not technology

Was the star feature.


In response to 20141025: day 298
Today’s words: voice, rest, reminder, away, feature

Rising Tides

Rising Tides (Destroyermen, #5)Rising Tides by Taylor Anderson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In a parallel universe, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy and the crew of USS Walker continue their battle for both freedom and survival, but the stakes have become much more personal…

Reddy has found an unlikely but invaluable ally in Commodore Jenks of the New Britain Navy. And now they are united in their desire to hunt down the traitor who abducted two women both men would die to protect: Reddy’s love, nurse Sandra Tucker, and young Princess Rebecca of the New British Empire.

But first they have a battle to win.

However, this battle will not be fought with broadsides and broadswords, but with cunning and intrigue. for when Reddy and Jenks report the situation to the New British Company, they are met with scorn and disbelief. It soon becomes obvious that the ruthless Company is attempting to overthrow the Imperial Throne – and that someone involved knows where Sandra and Rebecca are.

From the halls of power to the ballrooms of the nobility, Reddy must navigate through a tempest of politics, deception, and betrayal if he is ever going to save the hostages and live to fight another day.

The excellence of the series continues ‘full-steam’ ahead with magnificent battle scenes and political intrigue.

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Product Studies


Product studies have revealed

That you can’t rely solely on statistics

And brandname recognition

To last over time

Anything can and does happen

In a packed and competitive market.


In response to 20141023: day 296
Today’s words: anything, time, packed, brand, statistics


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