The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 1/2020

Today is Saturday and it’s time for LindaGHill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Our prompt this week, should we choose to take it is : Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “more.” Start your post with the word “more.” Enjoy!

More or less I am pretty much at the end of my tether right now. It’s 5am and sleep abandoned me about an hour ago. Here I am wide awake no hope of Morpheus returning. Typing this I am becoming more irritated by the minute. I can hear the birds waking up, the pidgeons, crows, rooks and magpies all calling to each other also the foxes are out and about I can hear them too. Today is starting all too early. My drain is uncomfortable so I have taken a paracetamol, I don’t take anything stronger, well that’s another story.

Come dawn if you must

With all your noise and raucous

Nature is awake

Shelley Krupa

The above Haibun was brought to you as part of LindaGHill’s #SoCS. From a very tired and sore , grumpy soul, need I say more!

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 25/2020

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is brought to you each week by Linda Hill 

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “check/cheque/Czech.” Use one, use ’em all, use ’em any way you’d like. Have fun!

A good few years back hubby attended the wedding of his cousin’s son in the Czech Republic, it was a different affair. Broken plates,and beautiful cakes that did not taste beautiful. It was an occasion he should of avoided but as no one else in his family could be bothered to put themselves out he went to represent them all.

Now as banks are fast vanishing from our high streets along with most things these days the life of the cheque is drawing to a close. In fact it is almost a thing of the past. You can no longer use them in most places of business. But while banks are hanging on by their nails for now, I don’t think they will much longer. You can do all transactions non line, on your computer, phone or mobile. We can even pay cheques in by an app on our phones now, until it’s final demise.

There used to be a TV show called Blankety Blank, it was a quizz show and the winner received a Blankety Blank Trophy in the shape of a cheque book and pen.

Now let me check, I have dealt with, Czech and Cheque all that leaves is Check which I have just used in the first sentence of this paragraph. Shall I expand? Why not this is SoCs after all. In the last job I did before I retired I worked on the customer service desk in a large supermarket and often if the store was busy I would help out on the check – out tills. We used to accept, cash, cards and cheques with accompanying bank card, coupons and vouchers. Well that is not the case now. Cash, cheques and probably vouchers are no longer really acceptable thanks to Covid19 so times are as always changing. No cheques, but lots of checks at the door, depending where you are entering, mask, temperature, gloves. As for Czechs unless they already live here they may not be allowed to enter the country without checks being carried out. Bribery with a cheque won’t help them.

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This ridiculously wondering SoCs was brought to you care of LindaGHill.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 18/2020

Here is the Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday. #SoCS from our fabulous host LindaGHill. I have done an Acrostic Poem.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “link.” Use it as a noun or a verb; use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

image from Pixabay

Sinuously, and slinkily she

Leaves the shadows of night behind.

Indigo black she shimmers

Nubile coiled like a spring

Kneaning her senses

It is her way

Ever coiled

Sleek of

Tail.

Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Song.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “song.” First, find a picture–the closest one to you. Your prompt is the title and/or the lyrics of the first song that comes to mind when you look at the picture. Have fun!

So I went into my photos and I found this photo taken by my daughter in law of our grandsons. The moody sky and setting really made me think of this song.

©Hotpinkwellingtons

Well there can be only one song. He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother. By The Hollies.

This is part of LindaGHill’s #SoCs.

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 4/2020

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! 

It’s Saturday and time for LindaGHill’s #SoCs. Strong language but not gratuitous.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “toss.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

She slammed the door shut and slung her bag over her shoulder. Marching up the road she felt a sense of relief flow over her. Her bag was not heavy just a few essentials.

New life, new job, a future. As she walked along the canal she stopped to toss her rings and door keys into the murky waters.

Free from that selfish tosser, free from criticism, that last punch had not broke her it had made her!

Would he cope…. She didn’t give a toss!

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 23/2020

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Its Saturday and time for LindaGHill’s #SoCs, this week Linda gave us this prompt. “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ch.” Find a word that starts with “ch” and use it as your prompt word. Bonus points if you start your post with that word. Enjoy!

I have chosen to write an Acrostic Nonet entitled Changeling. Mind you there are ten letters in changeling and as I wanted to write a Nonet and not an Etheree I repeated the five syllable line twice…Poetic licence.

Charlotte and Charles so desired a child

Heaven and Earth they would of moved

All types of potions were tried

Never did they conceed

Glady they tried spells

Each one much stronger

Long lost magic

It worked by

Nature’s

Grace.

Image from Pixabay

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 16/2020. Want.

Shelley Krupa


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “want.” Make the word “want” the first, second, or third word of your post. Have fun!

Want, we all have wants, some just have bigger wants than others. Before Covid19 most people, let’s call them the haves, wanted possessions, cars, gadgets, clothes, homes, holidays. The rest, let’s call them the have nots, just wanted, a roof over their heads, food on the table, and a job.

Now I want to believe that since Covid19 there has been a sea change and people are more caring and giving. I am not convinced, I know some are, many are, yet many have not changed one iota.

My Pandemic Song.

Tell me what I want, what I really, really want. ….If you want be my saviour, if you want to be my friend you’d make sure the war on want will end.

Do I want to self isolate, do I really, really want to self isolate, after all it not that much fun. Self distancing not easy when your street’s overrun! Do we want a park do we really, really, really want a park, we zigga zag do!

Do government’s give a Zig a Zig Ya?Do they, do they….. do they….Nah!

So what’ya really want, what’ya really, really want? Helping hands are great but what happens when the crisis ends.

Do ya really want a mask, do ya really, really want a mask? Are they going to protect you, is the question you gotta ask?

Do government’s give a Zig a Zig Ya?Do they, do they….. do they….Nah!

I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want. Is some clarity, so far it all confusion you see. I wanna know, really, really want to know what the rules are, before we all sink too far.

Do government’s give a Zig a Zig Ya? Do they, do they….. do they….Nah!

So what we want, what we really, really want, is honesty. If we all work together world wide we could be virus free.

I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna I wanna really, really, really wanna zig-a-zig ah!

Do you want to queue do you really, really want to queue, well if you want to eat that’s what you got to do. Oo.

If you want be my saviour, if you want to be my friend, you’d make sure the war on want would end.

Do government’s give a Zig a Zig Ya? Do they, do they….. do they….Nah!

with apologies to the Spice Girls.

Ritu Sis if you fancy singing this I be so honoured 🌹🌹🌹🌹

part of LindaGHill’s #socs

Song Lyric Sunday: May 10, 2020 – Couple/Together/Us.

Last Sunday was not a good day and I did not get round to posting a Song Lyric Sunday. This week I intend to do my best to post one. So here we are for Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday. This week’s prompt prompt is : May 10, 2020 – Couple/Together/Us.

Well my first choice for this prompt is Regina Spektor and her song US.

Regina Ilyinichna Spektor born February 18, 1980)[1] is a Russian-born American singer, songwriter, and pianist. More information here.

Us” is the fifth track from American singer Regina Spektor‘s major label debut Soviet Kitsch. It was officially released as a single in 2006 for her UK compilation album Mary Ann Meets the Gravediggers and Other Short Stories by Regina Spektor. The song is notable for its use of a string quartet in addition to Spektor’s usual piano and vocals. The song was also used in a UEFA Champions League Final montage, by ITV. Also this song was used in the film (500) Days of Summer. As of 2009 the single has sold 86,000 copies in United States. Information from here.

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Now let’s go way back to 1967. “Happy Together” is a song by American rock band the Turtles from their third studio album Happy Together (1967). The song was written by Garry Bonner and Alan Gordon, arranged by Chip Douglas, and produced by Joe Wissert. More information here.

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We’re a Couple of Swells” is an comedy duet song performed by Judy Garland and Fred Astaire in the film Easter Parade (1948). It was written by Irving Berlin. Berlin originally wrote the song Let’s Take an Old-Fashioned Walk for the scene but the film’s producer, Arthur Freed, convinced Berlin to change this for a song that would highlight Garland’s comedic talent. Berlin wrote the song in about an hour drawing on his experience as a Tin Pan Alley popular songwriter. More information here

Happy Sunday every one be safe.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 9/2020

It is Saturday and time again for LindaGHill’s #SoCS. Yesterday she gave us the prompt for today.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “cave.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Enjoy!

image from Pixabay

Cavernous, deeply dark

All stalactites and stalagmites

Vaults so deep, never seen

Eternal entrance to the void

Shelley Krupa

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 2/2020

It’s Saturday again and time for LindaGHill’s Saturday Stream of Consciousness.”Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “directions.” Find a household cleaner/bottle of shampoo/something in the freezer/anything you can find with instructions on it, then copy down a single direction (just one) on how to use/cook/etc. your chosen thing, and make it the first line or word of your post. Then keep writing whatever comes out. Have fun!

I chose a bottle of Domestos, (Bleach).

Ingestion. Seek medical help. Now we should all be aware that bleach inside the body is very dangerous. It is corrosive and will burn and cause massive damage.

So why at a news conference the other week did President Trump surprised nearly everyone when he suggested using powerful cleaning agents, through an injection, as a possible Covid-19 cure.

Yes, indeed he did, but hold on, apparently, he later said it was “scarcasm” whit? I now see why my father always said scarcasm is the lowest form of whit.

That’s all folks

#SoCs

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