A little light-hearted take on Crispina’s excellent challenge. I played a bit by putting my picture first coz, well, I can and I felt it needed to be 😉 Plus, Crispina is so very generous and open-minded about these things…
Stay safe out there!
Querido, I was thinking of redecorating. This place needs a good paint job to go with this upgrade of yours, don’t you think? I mean, it’s great that you have built this wonderful porch with a roof so we can sit outside protected from both sun and rain. The colours are just so drab and the rust is coming through. It’s ugly.
What are you planning, Corazón? Any particular colour scheme in mind?
The other day I was taking a walk on the beach, I saw this little shed-like thing. That’s what I want!
Uhhh…. Seriously? A little garish, no?
I missed out on Crispina‘s challenge last week and thought there is no way I’ll have the time this week but lo and behold. I found a picture I took during a bike ride of our Champlain Bridge being worked on (which has since been replaced – poor thing lasted a mere 50 years…)
So, I made my story a continuation of Crispina’s, which you can read here.
Remember when they built changed Breydon Bridge in 1983?
Yeah, they replaced a sweet, charming stone one with steel and cement.
Was a necessary evil. But get this. It’s being replaced again.
It’s too low. They’re gonna rise it up so that ships can pass under.
Actually, it’s under construction as we speak. Come I’ll show you!
©Globe and Mail
Side by side they are at this moment until the old is dismantled… Love watching our tax money going to waste…
OK. So. In my mind, this story was going to go somewhere and be much more — well — more! I had two options (read two photos) that I was going to mix into one story but that didn’t really come to be… And as I was writing this, yet another idea came to mind. Sometimes we just become overzealous and end up scrambling more than anything else, eh? So. I eliminated pretty much everything and decided to play off Crispina’s story (which you can read here); adding a part deux, if you will 😉 Sometimes ya just gotta throw it out there and walk away. Thank you for tormenting me this week, Crisp!
What They Are
Crispina said them’s were the Elders from before, in the time of the Elders; before we were here. But her friend didn’t believe her.
That was most unfortunate. Her words of disbelief stirred them from their contemplative slumber. They were made to realise they had remained silent for too long. They needed to remind this new generation about the old ways – before they were lost for good.
Their gently rounded shapes transformed to hard metal edges; their stance spread wide as they threw their heads back and roared.
“We are the Elders! You have lost your way! We trusted you for too long and now must bring you back to the beginning.”
Hello, hello and welcome to Thursday! Crispina has given us this cute little alpaca to play with this week. And lo and behold guess what I have in my archives? You got it… A little grass is greener on the other side happening here. Hey, if you want to play, Crispina is open to pretty much anything. Click here for the what’s what’s What!
Look at her over there, she is so lucky
She has friends to play with, she’s not alone
And is that a roof and a fence? She’s protected by the elements
Look at her over there, she is so lucky
She is alone, she doesn’t have to share
Green grass, no fence. She’s free to go where she wants
Well, hell. Crispina finally chose a picture that I had no matchy-matchy for! And no, I was not going to go out with my camera searching for a similar situation. Nope. That’s not how I roll. So this week, for Crispina’s CCC, I am going a more classic route, if you were. With a story of sorts. Actually, I am doing something I thought I’d not done before but upon checking, not only did it once before but did it for THIS very challenge… go figure. So, for this challenge, a haibun.
They were such a bright and colourful couple. No, not that they were colour-matched – he preferred earth-tones to her more jewelled ones. I mean colourful in manner. They were funny and entertaining, each sharing their part of the story they were telling; one speaking over the other but not in a rude take-over manner. They were just so enthusiastic it bubbled out uninhibited. There was never a dull moment when these two were on a roll… They each had their roles, working in harmony without losing themselves.
They came together, just like
a perfect zipper
Word count: 98
Crispina‘s challenge is always a fun one for me to attempt. I like to find a photo to match or go with and I can’t believe I did find one – kinda/sorta 😉
Old vs New
You’re so old-fashioned and much outdated
You really ought to modernize
Each candle must be manipulated
Your light so dim, they strain their eyes
Look at me, you can see how far I’ve come
Their lives have become so easy
With a mere flick of the switch, I turn on
And it matters not if it’s breezy!
My brain is still addled so it has led me to write this piece of nonsense. Thought I’d have a little bit of silly fun. All serious, all the time, I cannot be…
But really, click here to read some proper stories – there are some good ones 😉
Tools of the Trade
What the hell are you doing?
I’m creating my ‘Tools of the Trade’ box!
Your what? For Chrissakes… Don’t those belong in your cake-making toolbox?
Yep. I was at the museum the other day and saw a display box like this with tools used to hunt and whatnot during prehistoric times. Figured I’d create one for future generations to learn about some of the stuff I use today when building my cakes.
You are certifiably nuts. Don’t you think displays for cake decorating already exist?
Ya think? Dang… Maybe I should put together a box of sewing stuff! Or photography stuff! Or—
Give it a rest.