Ani’s Advent 2019! Love, a soggy tennis ball…. and D. G. Kaye

Well this is different Ani, a two legs who is almost as good as a four legs 💜 Read at source.

Mary and Jo part 11

Today is the eleventh day of Advent, leading up to Christmas. I would like to re-run my take on the Nativity story. I first wrote this in 2011, in the style of prosetry.

Image from Pixabay

Annya was busy, she had three rooms left to do. Then another hallway, after that she would be through. Suddenly her vacuum died and went quiet, turning round she found the housekeeper looking concerned and white!
“According to our records you were a doctor in your country, is that true?” “Yes“ replied Annya, thinking that was another life, “just what is that to you.”
Jean smiled “It is that young couple staying David’s room they have no money and she is not well. Could you check her out? I will get Hannah to finish off your rooms.”
Without another word the two women made for David’s snug Annya pleased to be able to use her given expertise, felt like giving the Jean a hug! When they arrived Mares looked stressed with pain, fear in her eyes. When she was told of Annya’s skills she was so relieved she cried. Irena was there, she smiled at Annya “you need to reassure our patient that we know nature’s tricks and what she has now is a case of Braxton Hicks.”
Annya checked Mares out and with Irena she agreed, that Mares needed rest. A safe place for the couple to stay was of great need.” Jean said that would be fine David was sharing with the concierge and the couple had a good effect on business so the manner certainly did not mind.
Irena gently told Mares that before she had travelled here to be a maid she had been a midwife and Annya was a doctor. So a birthplan the three of them made. Jo was so relieved he went for a walk and as he was hoping Gabe turned up for a talk. Gabe told him to fear not that all would go well and after the babe was born as soon as Annya told them all was well they should pack up and go.

Happily humming Annya almost skipped along to her room and from the very back of her cupboard she dug out her Drs bag and her books from where they had laid hidden in the gloom.At last she thought, I can again do just what I love, even if it was just for a short time it was like a gift from up above. Irena, too was happy she and Annya were good friends they had travelled to this hotel together and now together they could practice medicine again!
Magi.com had landed and were Hilton bound in their hired limousine they needed food , drink and rest but after that to find the babe they were very keen. After research on the plane they were even more determined not to contact herod.com again.

Ani’s Advent 2019! Brothers, Lilie and Tori Zigler

Ani’s Advent Calendar continues to day with Lillie’s letter to Santa Paws. Read at Scource.

Colleen's 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 157 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

Colleen said, here are your two words for this week: Give and Shake for her Weekly Tuesday Tanka. This week I have chosen to do a Shadorma.

HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY!  If you want to create something more specific – write a Haiku or Senryu with those synonyms by following the instructions HERE.

PLEASE support the other poets by visiting their blogs and leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too.

lmage from Pixabay
Snow Scene Ball
Crystal ball
Pass on the magic
Stir things up
Mix the scene
A gift to the ones I love
Move to make snow fall.

Mary and Jo part 10, recap.

Today is the tenth day of Advent, leading up to Christmas. I would like to re-run my take on the Nativity story. I first wrote this in 2011, in the style of prosetry.

Now lets see where we have got to lets what we already know. We have our young couple expecting a baby any time and they have no where to go.

They have to go to Bethlehem to register for their taxes and we know that in the last few months their lives have been knocked off their axis. They had both been visited by big boy Angel Gabriel he had shocked them with his news and even if it was an unexplained pregnancy he promised all would be well.

They had made the journey to Bethlehem on Jo’s beloved moped and arrived safely but they had nowhere booked. Mary being pregnant they needed a place hastily. After being turned away from everywhere they found the Hotel Delph

The security man had said he had a room where they could stay.
The children of the staff at the hotel where happy to spend time with them they all had lots of fun and even played show and tell. The children in the town all knew what the new child would be, they all knew he would be special, he was to set them free.

Shepherds on the hills above Bethlehem town had had a visit from angels too they had lit the skies up and truly brought glory all around. The shepherds had understood the message and were on their way to see the soon to be baby and to him homage pay.

Also we have three astrologers of royal blood who had formed magi.com and their latest and most important project is to follow a new star travelling west from where they are.

They had, had a meeting with their rival, Herod.com he was after all their findings and they felt his motives where not good when he asked where the babe was to be born.

magi.com were wise men not to trust Herod as he was threatened by the thought of new king who might usurp his place. He did not want another king, as he saw it, muscling in on his place. He came up with an answer to what he saw as a threat. To kill all male children under one year old that way he would be rid of the new king on that, his company, he’d bet.

So we have a pregnant couple like pied pipers to children, we have shepherds who see angels and three wise men. Sadly we have a villain a nasty, nasty man who to keep his kingdom for himself will do all that he can.

All images from Pixabay

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #283 Placid&Wild

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge Image.

It is time for Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku Challenge again and this week our prompt words are, Placid and Wild. Two polar opposite words for us.

image from Pixabay.
The  two sides opposed
Placid and wild, calm and storm
The answer's within.
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Ani’s Advent 2019! Peace, Sleep and A Disgruntled Story Reading Ape

Ani introduces us to The Story Reading Ape, they are not happy! Read at source.

The 2019 Christmas Charity Appeal – Help Me Raise £250 For Battersea Dogs & Cats Home By Leaving Me Links To Your Blogs and Books

Please help Hugh. Read at source

Mary and Jo part 9

To day is the ninth day of Advent, leading up to Christmas. I would like to re-run my take on the Nativity story. I first wrote this in 2011, in the style of prosetry.

Now Herod is a an angry man
so insecure and so he tends to grab what he can.
He owns herod.com and is a mean and cruel man who works his employees till they drop wages rarely go up they just get cropped.
He had set up his company in his kingdom of Judia. Yes that is where Mares and Jo had to go for a census, that is why they were there. Oh! that Herod he would squeeze every one to the max he did not worry about anyone as long as they paid the tax.

King Herod

News had reached him about magi.com’s research into the new star that had travelled towards the west then inexplicably stop over Bethlehem. This being in his kingdom was a threat to him. He had invited the three founders members of magi.com to a big corporate bash as he wanted information for once he was ready to splash the cash.


No expense was spared he greeted them as if he was really pleased to see them. The food was excellent and the wine was too and the room was amazing and even had a great view.
After dinner the talk turned to the star and the new software that magi.com where developing along lines stellar. They were happy to share some of their work until he mentioned the fact of the new king’s prophesied birth, when his face took on a nasty look of scorn. Something in his attitude set the three on their guard they politely took their leave, secretly vowing to keep their results to themselves however hard.

A banquet

As the limos arrived for the three magi to departure Herod ask them to visit after they had found the new king and give him the whereabouts so he too could visit. As the chauffeur whisked them away they all decided to tell that man nothing! NO WAY!
Herod was angry and he sent out spies to all parts of Judia to find the king and bring him the news of his birthplace so he could delete him! There was no room for another to rein and Herod was determined to keep his people,workers and his domain.
An evil thought was growing in King Herod’s head if he had all males under one year old slaughtered then certainly this new upstart would be dead.

Back at the now happy, Hotel Delph, the manager was wondering from whence was coming all this new found wealth. It was Mares and Jo, people where coming from far and wide for the new kings birth all the rooms where full and some were camping outside.

Mares and Jo though, where slightly distressed and decided that to leave as soon after the birth as was safe would be best. Gabe has been to see Jo again and told of Herod’s plans for the babes and he made it quite plain.

Somehow without being told no one ever mentioned Mares and Jo’s safe and comfy bolt hole.

Ani’s Advent 2019! Cats, Honey Bear and D. Wallace Peach

Our Ani introduces us to Honey Bear and her two legs D Wallis Peach.

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