Friday, April 13, 2018

The Booms I Hear

I wish I could say it was an exaggeration.
The truth, though? It wasn't. It actually played out in the most unbelievable way imaginable. If I told you the story now, you wouldn't believe me.
So, I'm sitting there, right? Just looking off into the great void that is the day, wondering when this person would shut up about their ingrown toenail. It's like, I get it, Susan..it sucks. Move on with your life.
So I'm sitting there, nodding so I at least appear to be polite, when all of the sudden, there is this HUGE boom. Like, it totally sounded like a sonic boom or whatever. It was loud, there was no missing it.
Except...
No one else is even looking around. They act as if they didn't hear it, but they HAD to have because it was loud.
I asked Susan if she heard it and she looked at me like I was crazy. So I mimic the sound and she gives me that patronizing look of hers and tells me I'm being silly.
Maybe I nodded off...I don't know.
So I tell Susan McBitchface that I'm not feeling well and I need to go home. So I head home and watch TV. I'm enthralled in the movie I'm watching when I hear the boom again.
I jump up and run to the window and look out and see absolutely nothing. I'm not sure what is going on here, but I'm starting to get scared. I run to my room and hit the ground, praying that someone would save me from whatever it is that is going on.
I hear the boom again and it sounds so loud, so very, very loud. I don't know what would inspire someone to make that sound, but it is absolutely terrifying.
In conclusion, vacuums absolutely suck.

Especially when you're a dog.

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.
 
I’m using: exaggeration ~ polite ~ mimic ~ save ~ inspire ~ conclusion                 
They were submitted by: 12personalities12

Below you’ll find links to the other blogs featured this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them


 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Wild Ride

The chair was comfortable
So I lay back my head
Closed my eyes
Drifted off to sleep

With a thud I awoke
The world was bright
The ground was grainy
The noise was loud

I looked around
The panic set in
I wasn't where I was before
I was in a new land

What should I do
How do I get back 
Where I belong
This...this is all wrong

I flopped to the ground
Gazed at the water blue
I looked up at the humans
They saw me too

She wanted to help me
But I was too scared
I did what came naturally
I hid under the chair

The sand was white
It was like a blizzard
The beach ain't no place
For this country lizard


Thanks for reading my tale of a lizard who ended up at the beach! It was inspired actual events. My family and I went to the beach last week and a lizard hitched a ride in one of the camp chairs. When The Hubs opened it, the lizard fell out. He was TERRIFIED! So he went on a wild ride to the beach, about 50 miles or so from my house!



Some of my friends have written poems too. Will you please give them a read?
 
Wild Side from Karen of Baking In A Tornado
four of pentacles: calculated wilderness from maja 12personalities12
Walking Wild from Dawn of Cognitive Script
Really Wild from Diane of On the Border
Wild Child from Lydia from Cluttered Genius
Wildly Cautious from Jenn from Sparkly Poetic Weirdo