The Blogger Recognition Award Nomination. Thank You Sadje, and Congratulations!

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Sadje’s blogger recognition page

First of all I’d like to thank Sadje for nominating me along with 4 others for this award.

In keeping with the rules of nomination we are asked to answer a few questions.


I’ve been writing poetry or short stories most of my life. In the mid to late 90’s

I created pages for my poems and stories through free sites on the Web. Around the Year 2000 I left that all behind for about

10 years. When I joined Face Book I saw calls for poetry submissions.

It was suggested I start a Blog, which was an unfamiliar term

for me, and it was suggested I start one on Word Press. So I did.


Hmm. Give everyone the benefit of the doubt.

There’s a saying, which escapes me, that basically

says you can’t, nor should you judge another

person’s reasons for what they say or do. Something

about “Walking in their shoes.” Lol The joker in me

wants to say “Not in a million years!”

My Grandmother always said: If you have nothing

nice to say, don’t say anything at all. My experience

is the loss in translation, for example, I could type

I hate you! In comments, and leave it at that, OR

I could type “I hate you! LOL and add a smile. I have

been misjudged, so I know.

There’s more to be mentally and spiritually gained

In giving rather than receiving.


Hard. I am relatively new to Word Press. I think I

began writing Starlight and Moonbeams in November

of 2018. I made that my Poetry site and started Jen

Goldie for stories and Biographies. Harmonyville is

strictly for itself.

I love the Word Press Community of supporters and

friends that I’ve discovered. I discover new one’s

almost everyday.

The bottom line is I couldn’t possibly start nominating.

It may sound like a copout and it is! LOL

I love everyone of those I’ve come to know through

reading their work. An amazing group of complex

and sometimes hysterical characters.

Sorry Sadje. But thankyou so much for thinking of me.

That’s over 300 words! Sorry I usually like to stay

under 150. I’ll excuse you if you skip to the end.

It reminds me of the time we had a test in grade

school. The teacher said, read the whole test before

you start. You guessed it!

The last line said

Don’t Do this test! 



“Oh….” In response to Eugenia,(Happy Birthday by the way!) and BrewNSpew’s word of the week -Birthday- June 17 2019


BrewNSpew word of the Week Challenge – birthday – June 17 2019

“Word of the week – birthday – (noun) – the anniversary of the day on which a person was born, typically treated as an occasion for celebration and the giving of gifts.”

Some Honeysuckle for the Birthday Girl. 

Happy Birthday Eugenia 🍰🥂🍾🎂💐



“What’s that?”

“What’s what?”

“That. That’s what.”

“What you pointing at?”


“Oh. That.”

“Yah! That.”


“Nuthin eh?”


“Then why’s it wrapped?”

“I just like to wrap stuff.

You know that.”

“Oh. Really?”

“Yah really. Whatcha getting at?”

“Oh. Nuthin I guess,”

“I guess not.”



“Are you sure that’s nuthin?”

“Quite sure.”


“Man! You’re full of OHS! Today!”

“Oh yah.”

“Well my good little buddy.

Put those OHS aside!


“Why? It’s not my birthday.”


©J.E.Goldie June 17 2019


“I Dunno” in response to Sammi Cox Weekend Writing Prompt #109 – Idyll June 8 2019

Sammi Cox Weekend Writing Prompt #109 – Idyll June 8 2019

Posted on June 8, 2019 by sammicoxwriter

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.



 “I’m going out.”


“I dunno.”

“Not much use going then.”


“Because you’ll be going nowhere.”

 “That’s not true.”

“How’s that?”

“Because I’ll be doing something.”

 “How can you be doing

something by going nowhere?”

“Tell me something.”

“Like what?”

“Like what you’re doing.”




“Instead of being idyll I’ll be doing



“You asked me how I could be doing

something by going nowhere. You

just answered your own question.”

“I did?”

“Yep. You comin?”

“I dunno.”

©J.E.Goldie June 8 2019







“Now Shoot!” written for Reena’s Exploration Challenge #90 June 6 2019 – Compromise


Reena’s Exploration Challenge #90 – Compromise



 “You took my marble!”

“No. I won your marble!”

“But it’s my favourite marble.”

“Win some, lose some.”

“Awe! I’ll trade yah.”

“Nope! My Dad says….um,

All’s fair in love an war!”

“But this ain’t war, an I  guess

you’re not really my friend then.”

“I’m not?”

“No, you’re a meanie.”

“It’s just a game!”

“Yah, so if it’s just a game, trade me.”

“No! I’ve always wanted that marble.

Now it’s mine!”



“If I promise ta let you borrow it

for awhile, will you give it back?”


“O.K. fine.”



“Wanna play again?”

“No. Not really.”

“Hey! I got an idea! We shoot for your


“What’s that supposed to mean?”

“Well, if I lose you get your marble back.”

“I dunno.”

“I’d play if I were you. You never know.”

“Know what?”

“You’ll find out silly. Now shoot!”

©J.E.Goldie June 6, 2019


Children have played some of the same games since the earliest historic times. Marbles is a perfect example. This game has been popular for thousands of years and with cultures throughout the world. Whether the marbles are made of clay, glass, wood or metal, they have delighted boys and girls of all ages for thousands of years.

Our Pastimes – The History of Marbles


“Want Some Ice In That?” for the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge -ice- May 23 2019

The CarrotRanch Flash Fiction Prompt May 23 2019

CarrotRanch May 23 for-ff-challenges20

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story without ice. It can be a world without ice or a summer camp that runs out of cubes for lemonade. What does the lack mean to the story? Go where the prompt leads!

“Want Some Ice With That?”

“Happy Birthday! C’mere gimme a great big hug!

Sorry I’m late. I just got in! Whad’ya get? How ya

doin. You look fantastic! A sight for sore eyes!”


“That’s all I get? Hey? Where is everybody?”

“Gone home I guess.”

“You guess?”

“Did you bring any wine?”

“Who me? Only the best!”

“There’s a cork-screw on the sink.”

“I’m on it!”

“Wanna glass or is this a gimme the

bottle kinda thing.”

“I’ll use a glass, this once.”

“So, what the hell happened?”

“They forgot the icing on the cake.”

“Oh boy!  Want some ice in that?”


©J.E.Goldie May 25, 2019






“Now I have, heard everything.” In response to CrimsonProse CCC#28 Photo Challenge May 22, 2019


CrimsonProse photo Challenge May 22, 2019

This is the 7th short story about Nancy and Joan’s travelling adventures. They are all inspired by the personal photos presented by Crispina Kemp, taken on her wanderings through the countryside of her beloved home in England.

“Now I have, heard everything”

“Now I call that……”



“No Nancy, you’re not going in there.”




“But nothing! It looks like it going to cave

any minute.”

“No it doesn’t.”

“Look at that side roof.”

“Awe Nancy, where’s you sense of adventure?”

“You don’t want to know.”

“C’mon lets just take a wee peek.”

“Nancy. There’s no “Wee” in your vocabulary.”

“I won’t touch anything.”

“No! I said no. You’re curiousity is killing me.”



“The door is open.”

“No. The top part is open.”

“So we can look in then.”


“Yes Joan.”

“Oh alright, but just as you say, only a peek.”

“You coming?”

“Nope. It’s dark in there. Anything could

jump out!”

“I can’t go over there alone.”

“What! You, the intrepid adventurer can’t

go over there alone?”



“I’ll just ask you this one time and I promise

I’ll never ask you again.”

“Now I have, heard everything.”

©J.E.Goldie May 24, 2019


the end almost


“Just Deal The Cards” in response to BrewNSpew Cafe word prompt – Royalty May 13, 2019

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BrewNSpew Cafe word of the week prompt May 13, 2019

Word of the week – ROYALTY (in 300 words or less)


“That’s Poker!”

“Damn it! Ronnie!”

“You’ll have to step up your game Sam.”

“My game?”

“Yah, in case you hadn’t noticed this is a card game.”

“Then I guess I’m the Joker. You’ve beat me 5 games

in a row.”

“Sam, I didn’t invent the game. You’d think I was profiting

by beating you. I don’t have the patent.”

“You’re Royalty Ronnie. You’re the King.

There’s no doubt about it.”

“Alright then, let’s play another hand.”

“You love this game dontcha?”

“I do.”

“O.K. let’s play.”



“This time keep your Royals.”


“Cause, I may just abdicate.”


“Yah. That means I may give up my status for

friendship’s sake.”

“Very funny Ron.”

“No. It’s not, and your game play is just fine Sam.”

“Okie Dokie! You’re on! Let’s play!”

“Just deal the cards.”

©J.E.Goldie May 13, 2019