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Movies, Movies, Movies! #39 June 30, 2020

Welcome to another installment of Movies, Movies, Movies! I'm still binging on Rake (just started season 4) so only 4 movies this week (sorry!) but there are at least 4 in the queue already this week and more waiting at the library. 21 Bridges (2019) Starring: Chadwick Boseman,Taylor Kitsch, J.K. Simmons, Sienna Miller, Keith David,… Continue reading Movies, Movies, Movies! #39 June 30, 2020

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What do you see # 36 — G3 in 2050

The year is 2050 and the plot for the next movie in the Ghostbusters series will pull the teams in from the first two movies to fight the worst villain they've confronted to date (in the film world, anyway.) Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Raymond Stantz, Dr. Egon Spengler, and Winstone Zeddemore from the 1984 film;… Continue reading What do you see # 36 — G3 in 2050

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#FFFC 72 — A prison first

She walked along the echoing hallways from end to end from the time she woke up and until the time she laid down on her pallet in the great room of the hall. In wintertime the granite floor tiles became blocks of ice. In summertime, she laid her cheeks on their cool surface as relief… Continue reading #FFFC 72 — A prison first

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#SLS — “Cool Water,” by Joni Mitchell and Willie Nelson

Jim Adams is the cool host of Song Lyric Sunday.  Jim says: This week we have temperature prompts of Cool/Freeze/Heat/Melt and hopefully this will fit for everyone.  Here are the “rules”: • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not. If it does not fit, then please… Continue reading #SLS — “Cool Water,” by Joni Mitchell and Willie Nelson

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#Haikai Challenge #145: wild iris (ayame)

  Wild purple iris on the path to the water one midsummer's day   Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says: Like the mayfly, the bloom of [the wild iris (ayame)] lasts but a single day. What better exemplar of transience can we ask for?  This week, write the haikai poem… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #145: wild iris (ayame)

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #141 — The Milk of Creation

microfication magnification the lens twists eyes shift flame passion igniting combustion consumption heart shifts to calm water smoke dark eclipses light light dissipates into the milk of creation Reena Saxena is the host of Reena's Exploration Challenge.  Reena says: Spend 6 minutes on watching this video https://aeon.co/videos/as-above-so-below-an-artist-finds-the-cosmos-in-a-microscopic-chemical-reaction After that, just write whatever comes to mind… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #141 — The Milk of Creation

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#MM Music Challenge — “Nothing Compares to U,” written by Prince, covered by Chris Cornell

Jim Adams is the music-loving host of Mindlovemisery Menagerie's Music Challenge.  Jim says: The challenge today is to focus on [The Breakup Song by the Greg Kihn Band] and use it for a short story, a piece of flash fiction, or a poem that you can share with the WordPress writing community.   When I think… Continue reading #MM Music Challenge — “Nothing Compares to U,” written by Prince, covered by Chris Cornell

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Doodads — Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart talk

My two favorite "comedians," that I see more as beacons of truth that also happen to be funny, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, talk a little about the revolution going on in the streets that began with the murder of George Floyd.  Let me rephrase that.  What sparked the revolution in the streets has been… Continue reading Doodads — Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart talk

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Novelty Song Friday #15 — “Daddy Cool,” by Boney M.

My x-boyfriend is the one who directed me to the video. He was convinced that Bobby Farrell of Boney M. was the prototype for Prince as far as fashion goes. When I saw this video, I had to wonder also. Beware, the song is an earworm! Per wikipedia: Boney M. is a Euro-Caribbean vocal group… Continue reading Novelty Song Friday #15 — “Daddy Cool,” by Boney M.

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What do you see # 35 — Soul Suckers

The people of Marchini had been under attack for months. The dark wraiths traveled like mist under doors, no matter how well stuffed with rags, and sucked the souls from dreamers. Instead of waking, the dreamers would be found in a comatose state, their bodies looking shrunken as if they had been mummified. People tried… Continue reading What do you see # 35 — Soul Suckers