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In Other Words

Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less using the word druthers.

noun, informal; one’s own way, choice, or preference
noun, slang; wishes, desires, preferred alternatives


If I had my druthers…
Here in this place where we live
To all the mean ugly others
A hard kick to their butts I would give
Then maybe they wouldn’t be such bothers.

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FFI and Celebrate…

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 23

1. It is good to have a spare ten dollars is my first thought, a roll of toilet paper my second, and a clean pair of panties my third.


2. I don’t understand why horror stories and films are so popular. I like a good scary mystery book or movie but no ghouls or gore.


3. The spookiest thing that ever happened to me was the times I knew that it was the last time I would see someone because they would die. This has happened several times, it is more sad than spooky.


4. My favourite Halloween tale is none that I can think of.


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And now on to
Celebrate The Small Things

This week I am thankful for
1. The new news about the bad news of a couple of weeks ago.
The bad news is not as bad as first thought. \O/
2. As bad as I was feeling last night and this morning
this evening I feel fine.
3. A neighbor is going to help me fix the keyless door lock that I broke
trying to change the battery.
4. The great video that Annie at McGuffey’s Reader shared
Cat Watching Horror Movie

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In Other Words
noun, 1950’s slang;  hen’s eggs used for food


When I was a little girl my daddy had chickens in the backyard.
I don’t remember much about the chickens except when I got chicken pox
I was sure the chickens were the cause of my misery.
I also learned from watching the hens on their nests
where cackleberries come from and would not eat them.
I was not going to eat chicken poop!

Write a story or poem in
5 Lines or Less
using the word cackleberries and link it to
In Other Words

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This week’s fill-ins…

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 21

1. I plan to have a lazy couple of days, not a different plan from any other day.


 2. My favorite magazine is…I don’t have a favorite, books are more my thing.


3. Recently, I was surprised by some news and not happy about it.


  1. Even though  I’d love to have a super neat home, I am not the kind of housekeeper that has that kind of place.


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“A true friend is…

In Other Words

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.”
Bernard Meltzer

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a poem, a commentary, opinion or a picture.
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