Friday Fictioneers–Deep Goo–2 August 2013

Copyright--Jennifer Pendergast
Copyright–Jennifer Pendergast

Welcome to my post for this week’s adventure with  Friday Fictioneers

101 words (only 99 were used last week, so I had one left over)

It was an ordinary day in Paradise when a voice crackled over the radio,“Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!”

“I repeat, Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!”  

“Quantico, B-Z-B Chopper 2 here, we have an emergency!”

“On approach to the Apiary, we find the atmosphere completely pollinated. Worker Bees are on strike, beating the nectar out of each other. Colony Collapse Disorder is eminent! Honey gushes from every comb and we are in deep goo.”

Quite a buzz rose in the war room at Quantico as the alarm sounded; the Queen was notified, and a solution agreed upon.   

“We’re sending an F-18 Super Hornet to extract you.”

The rules, and more stories can be found at Rochelle’s blog. Won’t you join us for Friday Fictioneers?


Share Your World–2013 Week 25

It’s time for Share Your World with Cee. She has prepared four questions so we can get to know more about each other. share-your-world21. If you could choose between Wisdom and Luck, which would you pick?
Wisdom–“For wisdom is better than jewels,
and all that you may desire cannot compare with her.”

2. What is success for me?
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill
“Sucess is to be measured not so much by the position one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” Booker T. Washington
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3. What is your biggest fear or phobia?
Reverential fear of the Lord.

4. What physical attribute do you like about yourself? Can be anywhere from beauty to heart to physical strength.
Thinking of Frieda from the Peanuts comic strip, it has to be my “Naturally Curly Hair.” 

This wraps another week of Share Your World. If you want, you can create a post and link to Cee’s, or leave your answers in the comments section below. I hope you’ll join in the fun. 


Weekly Photo Challenge–Masterpiece

The prompt for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Masterpiece.

I chose one small creation by the Master Himself.

Tiger Swallowtail
Tiger Swallowtail

To see more Masterpieces or post your own, visit this link: Weekly Photo Challenge

And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good.



Random 5 Friday

It’s still Friday somewhere, right? At least for a wee bit longer. Time for Random 5 Friday at Nancy’s blog, A Rural Journal.8616512946_a8c5cf857d_o

Come join the fun, where you share five random facts about you, your day, kids or pets, whatever!  Or just see what others have shared.

1. It was cool earlier in the day, 70s and 80s, compared to what we’ve been having–90s. We’ve had a few days of thunderstorms this week, too; all in all, favorable conditions for weeds. Today, I decreased their population considerably.

2. I need someone to remind me I am not as young as I used to be–before I deadhead, weed, and prune for hours. It was so nice to be outside, I didn’t want to come back inside.

3. My arm bone is  connected to my shoulder bone, which is connected to my neck bone.  There’s your anatomy lesson for the day.

4. The only spider I like is Spider Solitaire. If you do not play, don’t start. You have been warned. 

5. I finally found caterpillars on the fennel! These will metamorphose into Black Swallowtail butterflies. Shown are three of the five instars (larval stages) before they molt into the chrysalis. 

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That One Time I Went Camping

I’ve noticed other bloggers taking part in Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop on Thursdays. This week, I thought I’d check it out. Mama Kat posts five prompts to choose from, and I chose #2, “That One Time You Went Camping.” 

Those of you who have followed this blog for any length of time know my idea of  camping is staying at Motel 6. But there was ONE time…

I had a sweet friend in middle school, Karen. Karen’s parents owned a small camper on two wheels that could be towed behind a vehicle–a Serro Scotty camper. The only camping I’d ever done was beneath the old bedspread draped across the clothesline in our backyard, so you can imagine my jaw-dropping reaction to see such a camping vehicle.

One weekend, I was invited to go camping with Karen’s family–her dad, mom, and little brother. All in that little camper. How versatile it was inside! Things folded and unfolded to create a small booth for dining, beds for sleeping, it was quite the invention. It had a bathroom with shower that wasn’t big enough to turn around in, but hey, it was a bathroom! 

Karen’s dad skillfully parked the camper on a tiny plot of land at the campground, and connected the gas and plumbing. Then we were off to swim!

There was a small body of water, a lake or pond within walking distance.  All I remember is it was the dirty brown color of mud, with chunks of green algae floating on top. Not much swimming took place. 

For dinner, her dad lit the charcoal and grilled hamburgers. That might have been the best hamburger I’d ever eaten. Dinner was followed by toasting marshmallows, also a first for me.  When darkness closed in, we retreated to the camper where everything had been made into beds, and drifted off to sleep…eventually.

That’s it for my camping adventure. Thanks for coming along. Check out Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop and see what others wrote about. 

Friday Fictioneers–Coastal Storm

I’m trying something new today, spreading my wings. I have got to do those upper arm exercises! 

Linking to Friday Fictioneers. This link will take you to Rochelle’s website in case you want to participate, or read what others have written.

Copyright-Douglas M Macilroy
Copyright-Douglas M Macilroy

The rays of sun filtering softly through the clouds belie the fact an angry storm makes its way toward land. Thrill seekers arrive from near and far to raise a toast to Nature’s display of power. Surfers are drawn to the great swells of tide where calmer waters typically abide.

Ominous clouds the light obscure, winds increase, and waves pound the unprotected shore. The parties move inside, glad to imbibe to cover their fright. The lion does not sleep this night.

Come morning, Sun appears, for at dawn the storm veers, plotting its path to another seaside destination.

Let me know what you think of this entry for Friday Fictioneers. Should I stick to posting pictures of birds? 

Share Your World–2013 Week 24

Week 24? We’re nearly to the half-way point of 2013. Already.

We had thunderstorms yesterday, the electricity went off a couple times, briefly, but the internet left and didn’t come back until this morning. Now I’m even further behind on reading your blogs. I’m going to have to skip a few, and start anew. So, how about Share Your World, today? The previous link will open a new tab in your browser (If you are using a browser–how technology changes)! If you want to join in the fun, you can create a post and link to Cee’s blog, or leave your responses in the comments below. This week we have a theme: FOOD. This should be a piece of cake. 

1. If you had to eat only three meals/food for one month, what would you choose?
I would start the days with a smoothie, eggs, since they are so versatile, and I could probably eat lasagna or spaghetti with a salad every day for a month. I would NOT want to get my cholesterol checked after that, though! 

2. For your main meal, do you prefer sweet and sour, hot and spicy, spicy and sweet, bitter, salty, bland, or other?
Sweet and sour, please.

3. Do you prefer eating things with nuts or no nuts?
Make mine nutty! That might explain a few things about me…

4. For potlucks or parties, do you cook it yourself, buy from a grocery store, or pay for catering?
We don’t do “parties” at home, but I would most likely cook if we had someone over for dinner. For potlucks, I tend to buy from a grocery store or restaurant.

Thanks for hosting “Share Your World,” Cee!