Half-Priced Valentine’s Love

I’m a bit late in posting this, but I wanted to write my final love poem of the (last) week to my favorite holiday in February, Half-Price Chocolate Day (February 15).

I also write this in response to Carrot Ranch‘s weekly writing prompt.*

Excuse me, ma’am, I know it’s bright,
My coming here at break of light;
Yet, may I guess you’re here to mark
Down hearts and cards within this cart?
‘Yes,’ you say? You’ve made my day!
-But, wait! What of the wall this way?
The bags and boxes here, you know,
Are why I woke up, braved the snow.
They’re why, my diet I’ll ignore;
Why, really, I came to this store;
And why, no joke, my world still turns
For what my beating heart still yearns:
My meaning, purpose, lifetime vice
Is V Day choc’late, sold half price.

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*Carrot Ranch’s official rules:
February 14, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about valentines. It can be Valentine’s Day, the exchange, love for another, romance, or friendship. Have a heart and go where the prompt leads!

Respond by February 19, 2019. Use the comment section [on the site] to share, read and be social. You may leave a link, pingback or story in the comments. If you want to be published in the weekly collection, please use the form.  Rules & Guidelines.

Photo Credit:
Pixabay

If You’re So Inclined

In celebration of an upcoming commercial holiday and to help inspire others to enter The Weekly Terrible Poetry Contest, I will write a love poem every day this week.

I also write today’s tale in response to Carrot Ranch‘s weekly writing prompt.*

A simple man, though good and kind
Went walking down the sidewalk line
And saw a simple womankind.
He thought, She looks, to me, quite fine.
Meanwhilst, she glanced in mirrored shrine;
Of café window, ‘neath a sign
And told herself she was quite pline;
Till, seeing, side and just behind
Our simple man, in quite the bind.
Then, from his cellphone, played a chime:
‘Twas evening of Day Valentine.
She smiled, asked, “Have you the time?”
He smiled, too; said, “Not yet nine.
“Would you,” he paused, “Want to be mine
“For supper, now it’s time to dine?”

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*Carrot Ranch’s official rules:
February 7, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a sign. It can be a posted sign, a universal sign, a wonder. Go where the prompt leads.

Respond by February 12, 2019. Use the comment section below to share, read and be social. You may leave a link, pingback or story in the comments. If you want to be published in the weekly collection, please use the form on the website.  Rules & Guidelines.

Photo Credit:
Jez Timms

Caption Contest: WINNER

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Last Friday I posted this picture and challenged my fabulous followers to come up with a caption. For those who might be curious, I’m fairly certain this was taken in Bountiful, Utah at a Carl’s, Jr. play place.

Thank you to all who entered; you are all winners and get a virtual trophy for your virtual shelf somewhere. 🙂 In fact, here’s a virtual high five from me for commenting and making everyone’s day brighter.

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My favorite entry was from Jon, of Missionary Sojourn:

With a growing number of senior citizens failing to make it through the new Daniel-in-the-Lion’s-Den attraction, the zoo felt compelled to institute a new rule.

The other entries are below:

Magicquill: The sign’s wrong. They probably reversed the digits of the number in a hurry.

BibleBloggerGirl: Hmm. Apparently you aren’t “never too old.”

Bladud Fleas: Dear Mr. Blippi.
As you may have already guessed from the alterations, after some consideration, the producers have agreed to extend your contract for a further twenty years. We trust you are making financial arrangements beyond this time as we will then certainly be requiring a much younger man.
kind regards,
KidzTV

Bladud Fleas: Miriam and Darren had always desired original and unique names for their new twins and, as far as they knew, no one in their close circle had yet named their children “48” or “Under”.

 

Mr. Jon, if you would be so kind as to e-mail me at chelseaowenswrites@gmail.com, then I will hook you up with your prize.

Can You Caption It? Free CONTEST, with PRIZES

‘Sup, yo? Back when I attempted to make Facebook a better place, I would occasionally post a picture of something I found and ask for captions.

I even offered prizes.

Today I thought, Why not do that for the blog? I can’t afford to gift people often, however, so this is going to be more of a quarterly/random thing. Yeah, I know that screws up my regular traffic but I’m not really in this for the million hits or whatever.

So, basic rules:

  1. I will post a picture. These are all from a phone or some other crappy source, so no judging my skillz.
  2. You will think of a funny caption/short story and write it in the comments. You will have one week to do so, as the cut off will be midnight of the following Friday.
    I prefer clean comments, like PG rated at the worst.
  3. I will decide who the winner is. Yep, I’m subjective.
  4. I will post who the winner(s) is (are) sometime on the following Friday. You will be happy that you won, or compliment the winner and visit his or her blog. Rainbows will appear and everyone will join internet hands and sing.
  5. I will send the winner information regarding receiving the prize. If s/he doesn’t respond to this request, s/he will not be sent one. I’ll keep it.
    I do not save anyone’s information. I’m not creepy like that; sorry.

If you made it this far down, I’d like to start today. Here’s your picture:

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Have fun!

No entries accepted after 12:00:00 a.m. MDT August 3, 2018. Write something before Thursday night, folks.