An encounter of a certain kind – Spin the Yarn Challenge.

I always knew there was more to Kristian, although jusding by his recent ‘probing’ that is l repeat probing and NOT poking he is now trying to tell us that he has a sample in a test tube somewhere in outa space!!

Read on, and please remember to score him with creativity and credibility scores 🙂

Tales from the mind of Kristian

two alien inside car wallpaper Photo by Miriam Espacio on

I was never one who believed in conspiracy theories or ghosts or other fantastical things. My mother always used to say “He’s got his head screwed on right, no flights of fancy from him”.

I never believed in those tales about Aliens coming to earth and living amongst us. I remember watching a documentary about how an Alien race had come to earth and taught three separate civilizations the same amazing innovations of farming, irrigation and monument building, namely the Mayans, the Han and the Egyptians. The programme was quite convincing, stating that how could three civilizations separated by thousands of miles, each develop similar methods of agriculture and tooluse? The step pyramids in Meso America compared with early Pyramids from Egypt. Convincing, yet I failed to believe.

My scepticism came to an abrupt end last weekend. The almost full moon had shone…

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NROP: Press here – On how condoms became more difficult to use.

You need to read this complexity in a box post from none other than Goldie 🙂

One day at a time...

You are in the heat of the moment.

You and your partner are locked in a tight embrace.

Hands moving up and down.

Your lips glued to their lips.

In the olden days reciprocity was understood as consent. Today? Not so much.

Today, we need to obtain consent for every move we make. Some people joke that attorneys should be involved so that there is not chance for litigation at a later time.

“Stop, stop! Are you sure you want to kiss me?” – he asks.

She continues to kiss his neck.

“Seriously, stop.”

He pulls away, stands up and makes her say the words.

“Yes, I wanted to kiss you, but you have ruined the mood” – she says while putting her shoes back on.

In order to assist us with getting consent (or avoiding getting sued), an Argentinian company came up with a “consent condom“. Their…

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No Pressure, Writer!

Check this out – seriously nicely done by Chris 🙂

luna's on line

genre writing challenge lunasonline No Pressure Writer by chris hallI watch the time countdown on my screen. My shift is about to start. I run my fingers over the keyboard. I’m ready.

The workload has been increasing. So far I’m keeping up. The monitoring is continual. From the moment you are woken until the lights and screens are turned off: when to shower, when to eat, when to take a break.

It’s all about production, efficiency, the bottom line.

Clock in, clock off, clock out. Thank you for your contribution.

At least I’m only writing ‘soapies’ to entertain the masses. Imagine the pressure if I was doing something crucial.

100 word story written in response to Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith’s Genre Writing Challenge April 16: Technological Horror

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All That Matters ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I think the poem here by Walt is the very essence, the credo of all writers 🙂

Walt's Writings

I spend a lot of time with words
Reading them… Writing them
Learning them… Saying them
As a poet
Words are all I have
To create images and feelings
In the mind of a reader
I want the words I choose
To let a reader
See the sunset I’m writing about
To feel the raindrops hitting his face
To hear the music of the night
To smell the fresh cut flowers
And even to taste the fresh brewed coffee
Words are my paint brushes
That create the art of my poetry
I choose my words carefully
Because in the end
All that matters
Are the words

~The Tennessee Poet~
©Walt Page 2019 All Rights Reserved

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A-to-Z Challenge: Optimism

Sa combined A-Z with Optimism and Attitude from 321 🙂

Culture Shocks

Kristen has invited us to think about attitude for Rory’s 3.2.1. Quote Me Challenge this week. I discovered a poem and some quotes about optimism and its link to attitude which makes me reflect on my own life. Enjoy!

Heal Yourself
By: Laya Sarath

The self within you is perturbed
Rusty, Dusty, unclear and broken
Ruptured spirit you carry within
It needs to be healed…
Healed from within your spirit
The soul needs to be nourished
With good deeds and thoughts
The soul within must be rejuvenated
Neatly cleaned and polished so to
Flow positive energy through body…
Cleanse the spirit, awaken yourself
Embrace solitude
Solitude I say is very powerful
To know the being within you

Some days you are more powerful
Than anyone around you..
Your company to self has stronger
And greater impact in life…
You would feel more relaxed
And determined on your own…
And that’s…

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What’s My Story then #2

Beautifully expressed by Sadje 🙂

I cannot find her, no matter how many

Pipes I collect of clay, of wood ,of reeds

Keep it alive

What’s My Story Then?

“The Unfavourable Consequences of Pan”

Using the image above and the title below it “The Unfavourable Consequences of Pan” can you create a 100 – 300 words story or poem

No matter how many pipes I collect

The one I am seeking, I cannot find

In reeds and in winds I search for her

But not a single clue can I find of her

My beloved where have you gone

That all my tunes and songs have fallen silent

There are murmurs on the winds

Lost songs that I seek high and low

I cannot find her, no matter how many

Pipes I collect of clay, of wood ,of reeds

Written in response to;

What’s My Story then #2

A Prompt by Rory or Bloke


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The Sombrero Wearing Penguin

So the next time you question your sanity, you very well just may be in a parallel universe.

Spin the Yarn … have this playing on repeat whilst you read this story!!

Who would have thuink it! But you know, it explaiiiiiins soooo much!

Life Lessons From Around the Dinner Table

Have you guys ever heard of the Mandela effect?  It’s where a large group of people with no connections or ties to one another remember a specific event or item a different way than what it actually is. For instance, I distinctly remember there being a hyphen between Kit Kat when I was younger. I even remember “Kit-Kat” on the actual chocolate, and I’m not the only one. Theories state this is due to parallel universes, apparently I lived in a universe that had Kit Kat’s with the hyphen, but somewhere between the early 90’s & now that universe collided into the one I am in currently.

I’m here to tell you that parallel universes do exist, and you know how I know? Because I was there when the sombrero wearing penguin walked into a bar and asked for a gin and tonic!

sombrero wearing penguin

It all started last year when I…

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321 Quote Me – Attitude

Belle awards us with two smashing quotes, now here’s attitude for you!

Wondering Belle's Blog


Thank you to Rory of for tagging me for this post! I hope I do it justice. 😉


A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright, quoted in Reader’s Digest, June 1995


Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. ~Francesca Reigler

My 3 Bloggers I select to participate are:




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Random Quotes

Great quotes from Sagan, Fry, Lemmy and Gary – fellas with a zest for attitude!

A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent.

Things have been a crazy over last week or so. It’s either busy or being even more tired than usual. Can’t work out which. But I’ve been very remiss on responding to stuff. Sorry. Anyway let’s at least respond to one thing quickly.

Thank you to Rory (A Guy Called Bloke) for the Random Quotes. His quotes are epic. The subject is Attitude so let’s do some quotes.

Always try to get at least one of my heroes in. Time for some Carl Sagan.

“The really intelligent people have an attitude of fact finding rather than fault finding”

Next are from another person sadly not with us anymore. The one if a kind Lemmy (Motörhead).

I’ve been known as Lemmysince I was around 10. I didn’t always have the mustache … I’ve only had that since I was 11

“If you’re going to be a fucking rock star…

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Spin the Yarn: You expect me to believe it? Prove it

Sandman takes us for another adventure in the Spin the Yarn series, now read on and please do remember to score him on whether you believe this be Creative or Credible only out of ten if you will.


At the core of the game it is basically a fiction based writing prompt with a twist. The twist is really the ‘naughty side’. Everyone thinks naughty to mean ‘ooh la la’ and it’s not always that – but that isNOTsaying that there areNOTelements of that present in future games, as there will be. There will be naughty, risky or risqué if you prefer, downright odd and strange, unusual and weird and oft inappropriate questions posed. Naughty in the majority of our game means to bluff, to fib and to fabricate the truth as you, the writer, readers and challengers believe that to be.

Your role is to make your stories both incredible and credible, plausible and implausible flights of fancy – the most creative and imaginative inventiveness adventures you can muster up!

From a Guy called Bloke

Too old to do that?! Let me tell you…

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Super Hero

Fuelled by Pizza, perhaps our new Super Hero might finally get something done about our own political upheaval – we certainly need something super to happen!

A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent.

It was another work day. Son stayed in the car mostly. Middle of nowhere so it was just us two. I could park the car right next to where I was working. So he was watching movies or dreamingor telling me what I was doing wrong. His day sounds so much better than my work one.

On the way back home.

Dad I’ve been thinking about a new Super Hero character. I think we need one who has Aspergers.”

So what is his or her special abilities.

I think it’s a her. You don’t often hear about girls with Aspergers in the movies tends to just be boys or men”

All Super Heroes have faults. Maybe not Captain America. But I think ours will be a bit of a loner. Might come across either shy or awkward in crowds. Avoiding close contact and certainly avoiding things…

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321 Quote Me Challenge – ATTITUDE

Mister K, who l think has a great attitude as is, has just posted these two beauties!

Tales from the mind of Kristian

I have been tagged by Li of Tao Talk to take part in this Quote Challenge. Click below to read her post. 🙂

321 Quote Me ~ Attitude

Thanks for tagging me, Li. 🙂

Rules: 3.2.1 Quote Me!
Thank the Selector
Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.
Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’

Image result for attitude quotesSee the source imageHere’s a couple from me:

“Gratitude for the things you have puts you on the path to a positive attitude. “

“You can’t be positive every day, don’t beat yourself up about it, some days are just rubbish, but don’t wake up the next day expecting more of the same.”

Who shall I nominate?

Well Nova already posted about attitude and said that no one nominated her, well, I have now, Nova 🙂

3-2-1 Quote Me: Attitude

Anyone else fancy having a go at this? Be my guest.


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