“What?” for Fandango’s word of the day -referee- June 24 2019


Fandango’s one-word challenge June 24 2019

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.




“Hey Ref! He tripped me!”

“No, I didn’t!”

“Yes, you did!”

“Oh yah?”


“If I’d tripped you, you

wouldn’t be standing here!”

‘Oh really.”


“You think so eh?”

“I know so.”


“You got it!”



“OKAY! Both of you!

GAME penalty for being nice!”




©J.E.Goldie June 24 2019





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

blogger recognition award

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! 


“The Dog Did” for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge -inventory- June 22 2019


Fandango’s One-Word Challenge – inventory – June 22 2019

Today’s word is “inventory.”




“Can I help you?”

“Yes. Head office wants me to check

your inventory.”


“We were told you wouldn’t object.”

“Oh! I’m not objecting at all! Did I say

I objected?”

“No, but just by looking at you I can

see you are.”

“Oh? Really?”

“Yes! Really!”

“But I’m not. It’s just I wasn’t pre-warned,

I mean advised that you were coming.”

“Warned? What are you hiding?”

“Well, not my inventory. You can see that.”

“Where’s you list?”

“Um, well,,,”

“C’Mon spit it out!”

“Oh, I didn’t eat it. The dog did.”

©J.E. Goldie June 22 2019



“Eh Harry?” in response to Sammicox Weekend writing prompt 111 translation


Sammis’s Weekend Writing Prompt 111 translation

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.



“Hi, how are yah?”

“Je vais bien merci.”

“O.K.! We’re ready to order.”

“Nous avons un spécial sur Goat Stew.”

 “O.k. if it’s on special make it two.”

“Nous avons aussi des entrailles de moutons.

Aussi délicieux.”

“We’ll have that too.”

“Vous pourriez aussi aimer les pénis de cheval.

Fraîchement coupé aujourd’hui!”

“We could try something different.

 Whatever that is. Eh Harry?”

“Sure Tom, I’ll bite.”

“We’ll splurge, give us two plates of

whatever that is.”

“Would you guys like a salad with that?

I think you’ll need one.”

“Just regular sized ones.”

 “To wash it all down, I’ll bring you guys

a couple of water pitchers.

“Frais de la maison.”

“Nice guy. Eh Harry?”

©J.E.Goldie June 22 2019

Brought to you by the miracle of instant English to French translation.

It could have been any language. Illustrating how we can all get lost in



“I Didn’t” for Reena’s Exploration Challenge #92 -CrossOver- June 21 2019


Reena’s Exploration Challenge #92 – CrossOver June 21 2019

There is no restriction of length or format of the piece. We are happy if whatever you write comes from the innermost core of your being. Technique is secondary.


“I think we should let them play.”


“Yes play. Why?”

“It’s a war game or hadn’t you noticed?”

“We played Red Rover all the time when

I was a kid.”

“Did anyone get hurt?”

“Oh sure!”

“See? They shouldn’t play.”

“Oh c’mon! A scrape here or there?

“What about that kid.”

“What kid?”

“The one over there who looks

frightened out of his wits!”

“He’ll learn he has to join the group.

Look! They’re calling him to join in.”

“Yah. Probably because he looks

like an easy target.”

“You said that Maggie, I didn’t.”

©J.E.Goldie June 21 2019

Red Rover Rules

Divide a group of people into two teams. Each team should have the same number of people.

Form two lines. The two teams should face each other, and the members of each team should join hands.

Decide which team must go first. That team looks at the members of the opposing team and picks the person that they want to come over. They then chant, “Red Rover, Red Rover, send ____ right over!” The child whose name was called runs as fast as he can toward the opposing side. If he breaks through the arms of any two team members, he can choose one team member to bring back with him as he returns, victorious, to his own side. If he does not succeed in breaking through the arms of any two team members, he becomes a member of the opposing team.

Repeat step three with the opposing team. They now get to call a member over from the first team.

Play Red Rover until one side has all the team members. (With this method of ending Red Rover, note that all the children are winners, because they all end up on the same side.) If time is short, the team with the most people wins.

The origin of the game Red Rover is not clearly documented, but some facts about the game’s early days are known. The game seems to have originated in Britain in the 19th century. Historians have record of the game being played in 1930. From Britain, the game spread all over the world, was given a new and localized name in each area where it became popular.

The original name of the game Red Rover seems to have been Octopus Tag or British Bulldogs, as these names were used when the game spread from the United Kingdom to Australia and other parts of the British Commonwealth. There are variations of the game in China and Japan that have different names. The game is known as Forcing the City Gates in China. In Japan, the game is known as Hana Ichi Monme.


“That’s Not Just Any Water Tower.” In response to Crimson’s Creative Challenge #32 June 19 2019


Crimson’s Creative Challenge #32 June 19 2019

Another story in the continuing adventures of Nancy and Joan

“That’s Not Just Any Water Tower

“I think it’s just up here somewhere.

Watch your step!”


“Yes Joan. Be careful.”

“Nancy. Are you quite alright?”

“How do you mean? I’m fine.”

“I can see you’re not fine.

You can’t kid a kidder!

Especially me!”

“I’m fine Joan.”

“O.K. Here’s a perennial question

for you. Why are we traipsing

around here anyways. There’s

nothing here but what’s left of

an old water tower.”

“Because! Just because!”



“You are driving me crazy with this

subterfuge! You’re starting to worry me.”

“Watch out!”


“There’s a hidden hole there.”

“Where? I don’t see anything!”

“Well just take my word for it.”

“O.K! Stop! Sit!”

“Sit where?”

“Here. On this log. Now tell me! I

know you. You’re hiding something.”

“Of course, I’m not.”

“Nancy. Sit! Now talk!”


“That’s not just any Water Tower.”

©J.E.Goldie June 19 2019


the end almost


“That’s What I Mean” for Fandango’s Word Of the Day – label – June 19 2019


Fandango’s Word of The Day Prompt – label – June 19 2019

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak. Fandango

∼That’s What I Mean∼


“Hold on. Have you read this?”

“What’s to read.”

“You’re kidding right?”

“Oh Yah! It’s my turn to do stand-up

at the grocery store!”

“Ha! Ha! Ha!”

“What? Suddenly I have no sense of

humor. You always laugh at my jokes.”

“Well, yes. But this is NOT funny.

Look and read the label!”

“O.K. Mr. Inspector.”

“Stop with the jokes!”

“O.K. Let’s see.

Ingredients……. where are my glasses?”

“At the end of your nose.”

“Now who’s being funny. Ha! Ha!”


“I can’t even pronounce these words.

What do they mean?”

“Well, they mean……..I dunno!

That’s what I mean.”

©J.E.Goldie June 19 2019




“Do you know who these people are?” for Fandango’s Flash Fiction #18 June 17 2019


Fandango’s Flash Fiction June 17, 2019

“Write a relatively short flash fiction piece inspired by the photo. While there are no definitive style or word limits, I suggest trying to keep your posts to under 300 words.” Fandango



“By the way, about that last piece you wrote.”

“Oh. Yah, I…”

“I know! It’s probably fine. Although I haven’t had

a chance to read it yet.”

“You usually…”

“I know! I know! I’m always on the ball! My

train’s always on time!”

“But you always…”

 “Always put my best foot forward! You know

what they say!”

“Oh and you…”

“Always have a great deal to say and everyone

knows it!”

“But you..”

“No buts about it! Everyone loves my work!”

“I know I…”

“You know you have to stick to the rules! That’s

why I am, who I am today!”

“But you always….”

“Always put my best foot forward! Yes siree!”

“I always..”

“You can’t always just put things where you

want to, you know.”

“But it’s, always..”

“Always ready! I know! I like that in a man!

I know exactly what you mean!”

“No, you don’t! It’s on your desk!”


“Excuse us for a moment Ladies and gentlemen.

We’ll be right back. Waiter! another round of your

best champagne for these lovely people.”


“George, do you know who these people are!”

©J.E.Goldie June 17, 2019



“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


“Let’s Get Out of Here!” for The Haunted Wordsmith 50 word Thursday #24 June 13 2019


The Kraken stirs. And ten billion sushi dinners cry out for vengeance.

The Haunted Wordsmith 50 word Thursday June 13 2019

A recap will be posted by 10:00 PM GMT next Wednesday.


  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!

  • Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments.

  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.

∼Let’s Get Out Of Here!∼

“Hey Jack!

are you sure about this?”

“About what?”

“Us getting in there.”

 “Why not?”

“Something doesn’t feel right.”

“Awe Joe your imagination is

running away with you again.”

“Um no it’s not!”

“You can be such a jerk.”

“No. I love my life. Look!”

“Let’s get out of here!”

(50 words)

©J.E.Goldie June 16 2019

The kraken is a legendary cephalopod-like sea monster in Scandinavian folklore of giant size. According to the Norse sagas, the kraken dwells off the coasts of Norway and Greenland and terrorizes nearby sailors. Authors over the years have postulated that the legend may have originated from sightings of giant squids that may grow to 13–15 meters in length. The sheer size and fearsome appearance attributed to the kraken have made it a common ocean-dwelling monster in various fictional..WIKI


“Joanne” for Reena’s Exploration Challenge #91 “A Slice of Life” June 14 2019


Reena’s Exploration Challenge #91 – Slice of Life



We lived on a tree lined street. Everybody knew

everybody. After dinner we sat on the verandah.

I sat on the steps. There were a ton of kids.

Neighbors waved from their porches.

Kids waited for someone to start something.

Someone always did.

We’d play til the lights came on, then usually

went to bed, unless the hockey game was on.

Dad always insisted it was a family thing.

On school days I’d hear him crab about the

Catholic kids. He claimed they ruined his lawn.

They passed by our house on the way to their


I could never figure that out.

Joanne was Catholic. The girl next door.

I considered her a friend. She didn’t play and laugh

like we did and her foster mother never sat on

their porch. You washed your glass right

away after taking a drink and their lawn was fine.

Another lady came to live there.

They said it was her Mom. She didn’t tell me that.

I guess I was to busy to notice then.

They said she went to live with her Mom.

I couldn’t figure that out either.

I thought she was home. I still remember what

she looked like. She had beautiful long brown

hair and her face smiled, most of the time.

Then she was gone.

I’ll never forget Joanne.

©J.E.Goldie June 15 2019




“Excuse me while I melt” for Sammi Cox Weekend writing prompt #110 – Glacial June 15 2019


Sammi Cox weekend writing prompt #110 – Glacial



“What’s she doing here?”

“She who?”

“Very funny!  The iceberg that just walked in.”

“If you mean Cynthia. I’d chill if I were you.”

“OH! Aren’t we being exceptionally kind!”

“I’m being polite. Better get your facts straight.”

“Oh c’mon. Her and that glacial look she carries!”

“Now who’s being hostile?”


“Yes You! That’s my fiancé you are referring to.”

“Excuse me while I melt.”

©J.E.Goldie June 15 2019



My Answers for FIBBING FRIDAY on The Haunted Wordsmith June 14 2019


The Haunted Wordsmith Fibbing Friday June 14 2019

It’s FRIDAY! That means it’s time for another round of fibbing. What are the best fibs you can create to answer these questions:

1-Who was the first person to sail around the world?

Oh! It was a guy in the belly of a whale. I forget his name. But I know he was all wet when he got there.

2-Why did the Egyptians build the pyramids?

They needed jobs! So, naturally they built something. Where’d you get these questions?

3-What is Ursa Major?

The grandchild of the great Ursa Minor, who was less than a Major in the Ursan Army.

I can’t say anything more. It’s TOP SECRET!

4-Lady and the Tramp wasn’t about two dogs… what was it about?

I dunno I wasn’t allowed to read porno. Next question!

5-What does “Law and Order” mean?

Something about making sense. I’m not sure there ever

gonna get it right though.

6-What does Hell look like?

My apartment. 🙄

7-What do cars do when you’re at work?

Mine idles away it’s time at the garage, waiting to be serviced.

8-What is the best song ever written?

Now that IS a good question!

9-What are gnomes looking for in your garden?

Other gnomes for the lawn down the street.

10-What is in fruitcake?

Are you nuts?

11-What are the Seven Deadly Sins?

It would be a sin if you didn’t already know…

12-Why were Cinderella’s slippers made of glass?

The local shoemaker ran out of leather? Just a guess.

13-What is wind?

You should ask W.O. Mitchell. He hasn’t seen it, but he wrote

about it. I think. Or you could spend some time with my 

uncle Frank, he has lots!

14-Why do cars have bike racks without bikes?

They probably blew off at some point. Idiots.

15-What is the secret meaning behind the Mickey Mouse Club?

I’m not gonna tell yah! HaHa! Thought you’d try to trick me

Didn’t yah! 😎

Any more questions?


©J.E.Goldie June 14, 2019 




A huge Huge Thank You to The Local Train Magazine!❤


I’d like to extend a huge thank you to Shahadat Hossain Shaan, founder and editor of The Local Train Magazine, for publishing my submission for their 3rd edition. June 11, 2019

My Local Train published page is here

My original post for “OH…I” is here




Also at this time, I’d like to thank all of my supporters and followers.

Your comments and likes never fail to delight me! 😊




“Witty” in response to BrewNSpew Café word of the week – witty June 10, 2019


The BrewNSpew Cafe Word of The Week Challenge June 10 2019

Word of the Week – witty (adjective) – showing or characterized by quick and inventive verbal humor. synonyms – humorous, amusing, droll, funny, comical, clever, chucklesome, jocular, lively, waggish. 


Once upon a time there was a witch called Witty,

because she was witty,

at least that’s what they said at the time,

and at that time no one had the

wits to disagree, since Witty was a witch.

She knew which way was which and

she was amusingly droll and even jocular.

 At any rate she lived in a very stylish apartment,

which was, as witty as Witty was, or so they said.

I never met her.

Although I might have, if I’d had my wits about me.

Somehow, I think I did. Meet her I mean.

Um the apartment, they say, was pretty weird,

But anyways she liked it. I heard she thought it amused

her, although no one was really sure.

I know I wasn’t… sure, I mean.



One day, they say, someone witnessed just how

witty it was, although they didn’t really have their

wits about them. You know how rumors are.

The Witty building, I mean apartment, was getting

a little weirder everyday, since Witty’s spells were

becoming a little witless.

 “That’s a word right?”

 I mean, her spells as witches go were a little strange.

The building, or apartment was becoming, I mean

starting, to look like her. At least the green part did.

That’s what they say anyway.

Witty had a greenish kinda glow.

You know how witches are, I hope, because

I don’t. I’ve never met one. I don’t think.

Here’s a picture of the Witty building aka

Witty’s place, or apartment.


As you can see it’s pretty odd. Not making

any judgmental remarks! I wouldn’t do

that! I’m a good guy, even amusing at times!

But it is a little strange. Just a tad mind you!

BUT! One day, they say, Witty and the whole

kitten kaboodle just up and disappeared and

they Lived Happily Ever After. Pretty good eh?

DAD! Next time I’m telling a story!

©J.E.Goldie June 12, 2019


“Mind The Gap” in response to Fandango #FOWC word of the Day – gap – June 10 2019


Fandango Word of The Day – Gap June 10 2019

“Today’s word is “gap.” Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.” Fandango


“Mind the gap folks! Mind the gap!”

“What gap?”

“The gap you’re almost stepping into.”

“This is what you call a gap?”

“Sure is!”

“You sure have a funny attitude about

gaps. Why are you making such big deal

out of this?”

“It’s my job.”

“Your job.”

“Yup! It’s what I’m paid to do.”

“I see.”

“I’m not sure you do.”


“Awe geez Frank”

“It’s ok Hank. Happens a lot.”

“I feel sick.”

“O.K. If you have to,

take the rest of the day off.

Oh! And by the way,

mind the gap!”

©J.E.Goldie June 10, 2019




“Night Daddy” in response to Fandango #FOWC word of the day – edge June 9 2019


Fandango’s word of the Day June 9 2019 – edge

Today’s word is “edge.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.


“Once upon a time in a world far far, away…”

“How far away Daddy?”

“So far away that it was at the edge of the world.”

“Oooooo,  that’s far.”

“Oh yes, farther than you know.”

“Can we go there?”

“Oh no my little angel, not me.”

“Then who can go there?”

“Hmm, lets see. Well your mother could.”

“Is that where she went Daddy?”

“I think so pumpkin.”

“Was she afraid?”

“I’m not sure. But she was very brave.

Just like you are.”

“Maybe one day I’ll go visit.”

“I think she’d like that.”

“I know I would Daddy.”

“Ok Pumpkin. Now rest you have a

long journey ahead of you.”


“Yes love.”

“I’m so tired.”

“Close your eyes my little angel,

mommy’s waiting for you.

I’ll miss you pumpkin.”

“Night daddy……….”

©J.E.Goldie June 9 2019


“You Chicken?” in response to Sue Vincent’s #writephoto challenge – choices June 6 2019


Sue Vincent’s #writephoto challenge – choices June 6 2019



“Well, you’ve got choices. It’s up to you.”

“Gee, thanks. Why don’t we just wait.”

“We can’t”

“Why not?”

“Because it’ll be dark soon.”

“Thanks for reassuring me.”

“It’s the best I’ve got.”

“Right. Do you really think it’s

in there?”

“We won’t know til you find out.”

“Me? Why me?”

“Somebody’s gotta go.”

“Well I’m not going..”

“Why not?”

“Because it looks dark in there.”

“That’s because it is. Really dark!”

“I can’t, I won’t, I’m scared.”

“It’ll be fine. Just go! Besides

I did it last time. You chicken?”

“Ok. Ok. I’ll go!”

“Just be careful.”

“Gee, thanks.”


“Martin! Martin can you hear me?

Oh geez, I should’ve warned him,

but there were too many choices.”


©J.E.Goldie June 9 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







My Answers to The Haunted Wordsmith’s Fibbing Friday – June 7 2019


The Haunted Wordsmith’s Fibbing Friday questions June 7 2019

What would Friday be without a chance to do some good-spirited fibbing?

Enjoy today’s questions:


*Why do cable companies offer so many channels no one watches?

Somebody has to have a job.

*Who invented lemon meringue pies?

Mr. Meringue. You know, the guy who also invented

the lemon.

*Why did people invent the sandwich?

A guy at the beach was hungry. Silly question.

*What was the stone age?

That’s when gall stones became popular excuses.

*Why do people grow more annoying as we age?

I dunno maybe because other people think they

know more than you. But..maybe not..

*What is doomsday?

The day I forget to buy dinner.

*What do fish do all day?

They catch other fish. Dummy!

*Who are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse really?

That’s easy. It’s the four guys at my garage. They hate

my car.

*How do you make a cake?

Wouldn’t you like to know. Pillsbury wants to know too.

*What is the best ice cream topping on a sundae?

Everything you refuse to eat normally, then some.

*What is your ideal style of home?

One I can live in without having to repair it constantly.

*What is the strangest hobby?

HAHA! I’m not going there LOL

These are my answers, funny or not. Why not give it a shot!