Scene Cuts – A Comedy Selection.

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I have been tagged by my Pal, Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess, to take part in this fun challenge, click on the link to see her post:

Scene Cuts ~ Comedy

Rory, A Guy Called Bloke, created this game, so I’d like to thank Beckie for tagging me and Rory for creating it. 🙂

 

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Scene Cuts created by A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip!

Once a week, l will pick a Film Genre, post three film clips and tag three readers who in turn will post three film clips on the chosen film genre and tag 3 of their own readers.

Guidelines: Scene Cuts!

Thank the Selector 

Select three film clips

Select 3 readers to take part in Scene Cuts

 

So, the Genre is Comedy and as many of you will know, I have a love for old films, so my first clip is from an old British comedy, called Blithe Spirit, based on a play by Noel Coward.

 

For my second choice is another British institution, the Carry On films, and a clip from one of my favourites, Carry On Cleo, which was a parody of Cleopatra.

 

And finally, the Steve Martin film, The Man with Two Brains.

 

I hope you enjoyed those clips. 🙂

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Tell the Story Challenge – Reaching Out – A macabre poem.

I’ve been tagged in a Tell the Story Challenge by my Pal, Rory, A Guy Called Bloke, click on the link to his post:

Tell The Story Challenge – Don’t Look …

 

He has given me this picture and asked me to write a story or poem: Well here goes.

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Looking down from the gallery

At the very top of the stairs,

I catch a glimpse of Cousin Valerie,

Sneaking up on me, unawares.

I was shocked to see her standing there,

Shocked and stunned, it has to be said,

Because it was like some dark nightmare,

Cousin Valerie was very dead.

Yet here she was reaching out to me,

A feverish look in her pale blue eyes

Eyes that were glassy and could not see,

Yet full of hateful malice and unsaid why’s.

I didn’t cry or shed one tear,

I didn’t try to run away,

I stood my ground without a fear,

I’d killed her already once, that day.

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/10/02/gallery/

 

Here is a picture of Berry Pomeroy castle ruins (one of the most haunted places in Britain, apparently)

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If you want to write something inspires by this picture, please be my guest. 🙂

 

Mystery Blogger Award Nomination

I am absolutely thrilled to have been nominated for this Mystery Blogger Award by Rory, A guy called bloke, who is a fantastic blogger and definitely a blogging friend of mine, click on the link to check out his post:

Mystery Blogger Award

 

So? What is the Mystery Blogger Award?

“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.

Okoto Enigma

 

Here are the rules: 

  1. -Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. -List the rules
  3. -Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  4. -Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. -Answer the 5 questions you were asked
  6. -Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  7. -You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  8. -Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  9. -Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question
  10. -Share a link to your best post(s)

 

 

3 Things About Yourself!

  1. I’ve been to the Isle of Wight about 20 times.
  2. I have never been to New York
  3. I often sing Patsy Cline songs at the top of my voice.

 

My chosen post:

Last year, I thought I would try my hand a writing a story in the style of Agatha Christie, that brilliant crime writer of the 20th Century. Click on the link below to read my take on the Murder Mystery genre.

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2018/04/27/death-of-a-notable-a-murder-mystery/

 

Five Questions from Rory,

  1. Are we losing the art of listening in comparison to simply hearing?

there always were people who were more inclined to speak and only pause to think about what they are going to say next rather than listen to the other person. Are there more people like that now that before? I don’t know, maybe.

2. How often do you openly discuss with friends or here in WP with your readership topics that make you feel uncomfortable or maybe taboo or stigma laden?

My blog is to write fiction so I address difficult topics in my stories, I’ve written stories about murderers, psychotic killers and armageddon, but I don’t tend to directly talk about the problems that face us today, or politics or any other uncomfortable topics. Mine isn’t a current affairs blog, it’s about creative writing, but then art reflects life.

3. Do you think that these discussions should be freely discussed and written about more?

If that’s what your blog is about then, yes discuss away, we live in a free society where free speech is important.

4. Did you have a nickname as a child and if so, what was [or what is it now]?

I had and have lots of nicknames, I smile a lot so am often called ‘Smiler’ and not ironically. My name is shortened to Kris or sometimes, Krissy 😉 I also have various nicknames based on my surname. Call me anything you like, but call me, I’d hate to be ignored. 😉

5. Why is there still ‘stuff’ we simply just don’t understand despite our progressive world?

It would be a pretty boring world if we understood everything, the more we know the more we realise there is a lot more unknown out there to discover, and thank goodness for that!

 

My Questions for you:

  1. Where do you think all the things that are lost go to?
  2. If we go forward in time far enough would we end up back at the beginning?
  3. What is the greatest mystery that you would like to know the answer to?
  4. Do you think we’ll ever find intelligent life in space?
  5. Do you think we’ll find it on earth?

 

My nominees:

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2019/09/12/tale-weaver-239-flowers-6th-september/

https://crushedcaramel.wordpress.com/2019/09/11/i-will-never-ignore-my-phone-again/

Song of the Day-in Honor of 9/11-There She Stands, Michael W. Smith

Crazy screaming squirrel…

 

If anyone else would like to have a go, then consider yourself Nominated, after all, Life is the Mystery we are all a part of. 🙂

 

3.2.1 Quote me! – Imagination

I have been nominated for this Quote me Challenge by my Blogging Pal, Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess, Thanks, Beckie 🙂

3.2.1 Quote Me! ~ Imagination

Guidelines: 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!’

 

This world is but a canvas to our imagination. - Henry David Thoreau

 

“I believe that it is in our Imaginations alone, that Humans were created in the image of their creator.”

– Kristian Fogarty.

 

I nominate:

Anyone who’d like to have a go. Let your imaginations flow 🙂

 

Not Just My Verse, Your Two Two Too – A collaboration in Lunacy ;-)

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I have been tagged by Christine Bolton, an excellent poet, of the blog Poetry for healing, see her post here:

Poetic Tag “Twas Not, Twas”

 

 

 

 

 

This was a collaborative poem started by Rory, A Guy Called Bloke, see his post here:

Not Just My Verse, Your Two Two Too

 

The Mysterious Case of Twas Not Twas!

Rory’s Start:

I am sure, well pretty sure NO, of course l am sure!
Twas not twas, twas not there before!
And yet, here l am looking upon it with widened eyes …
This thing that twasn’t, and yet now it twas a surprise!

Paula of Light Motifs II‘s Addition Twas

When I told my friends what had transpired,
They laughed and said I must be a liar,
For things like THAT surely are not real;
Then it came back and said let’s make a deal.

Fandango of This, That and The Other’s Addition Twas

So it wants to make a deal?
Well that does have some appeal.
I asked it, “Whatsit all about?”
And that twas when it started to shout,

Christine of Poetry for Healing

Yes, whatsit all about Alfie?
Do you have bats in your belfry?
Was it this or was it that?
I know ‘twasn’t tit for tat,

Who has passed the baton onto Kristian – Tales of the mind of Kristian

Here is my addition.

Are you following all this closely?

What’s that you say? Mostly?

Well then, you’re far cleverer than I,

When you inherit lunacy, embrace the sky.

 

So who shall I pass this onto?

How about my friend, Beckie, of Beckie’s Mental Mess? Fancy a go?

😿June 8, 2019: Quote of The Day & A Personal Heart Felt Mention…

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

FOWC with Fandango — Inherit

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/06/08/following/

3.2.1 Quote Me! Topic: Happiness

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I have been tagged by the fantastic Beckie of the blog Beckie’s Mental Mess, to take part in this 321 quote challenge. Click on the link below to see her post.

3.2.1 Quote Me! Topic: Happiness 😁

The 3.2.1 Quote Me challenges were created by Rory, A Guy Called bloke, check out his blog post here:

321 Quote Me – Happiness

 

Thank you, Beckie, for tagging me. 🙂

Guidelines: 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!’

 

The Topic is Happiness.

What is happiness? It is a feeling of contentment caused when your mental health is good and you acknowledge that you have acquired or achieved something that makes you happy, or you realise that there is no reason to be unhappy. It is a mental attitude and it can be a choice, however, for someone suffering depression, this is not something that happens quite as well. So, In quoting Aeschylus below, I acknowledge that for some of us, simply choosing to be happy, doesn’t quite work as well.

 

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times. - Aeschylus

 

“Money or things can’t buy you happiness, they can only provide a level of misery you can live with. “

 

I would also like to share with you a song lyric/poem that I wrote a while ago. It’s called Happiness:

Happiness.

When will I find Happiness?

I try to keep hopeful, but I confess

I have almost given up

Dreaming, hoping of the day

When I will find

Someone to love me, who is kind.

 

Happiness, I admit it, I am in Distress

The time left to me is getting less

Do I still have the chance

Of attracting someone nice?

Am I too Old?

Will I be left out in the cold?

 

When I was young I played the fool

Thought settling down was just uncool

But now I know I wasted time.

Looking back, I’ve passed my prime.

Will I ever find what I am looking for?

Or will I continue living without…..

 

Happiness. When will I find Happiness?

I feel my life is such a shameful mess.

And yet, somehow, I know

There is always tomorrow,

and I will find,

The one for me is, in my mind

and I’ll find happiness.

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 30/May/2019

 

So who shall I tag?

https://saltedcaramel670.wordpress.com/2019/05/29/an-ice-cream-memory/

https://crushedcaramel.wordpress.com/2019/05/30/full-of-hope-based-on-solid-reasons/

Vitamin D, Let the Sunshine In

 

Have fun. 🙂

 

3.2.1 Quote me Challenge – Light and Dark

I was tagged by Li or Tao Talk for this 3.2.1 Quote me Challenge, see her post here:

3.2.1 Quote Me! Challenge — A Light Amid Dark

Rory, A Guy Called Bloke created this challenge.

The topic is Light Amid Dark, which is rather enigmatic.

THE RULES

  1. Thank the selector:  Thanks, Li, Much appreciated 🙂 
  2. Post 2 quotes for the challenge of the day (above, A Light Amid Dark)
  3. Select 3 bloggers to take part in this challenge.

So here are my quotes:

“NO matter how deep the shadows, you can always return to the light.”

 

Anne Frank

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”
― Anne Frank

 

Now, who shall I tag to continue this challenge?

Are you reading this? Are you intrigued and want to take part? Then YOU are TAGGED.

Have fun.

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/05/26/return/

3-2-1 Quote me Challenge – Expression.

I have been tagged in this challenge by Paula of Light Motifs II, see her post by clicking the link below.

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/05/21/3-2-1-quote-me-expression/#comment-20776

The challenge was created by Rory, A guy called bloke, see his post here:

321 Quote Me – Expression

Thank you, Paula, for thinking of me. I apologise for not posting this as promptly as I would have liked.

The Rules:

  • 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!’

Rory says “Please Note l will be reblogging your responses unless you wish for me to NOT do so.”

Dedicated Topic For Today: ”Expression”

 

The word of the day is Velvet, so I wanted to find an interesting expression including the word Velvet. I found two.

Firstly is an old expression that was used as a humorous name for a Mole.

 – the little gentleman in the velvet coat

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Secondly is an expression for a situation that is undesirable or unfulfilling but provides enough financial security to make someone unwilling to leave.

 – velvet handcuffs

Finally, a quote from me:

“The greatest expression of all is to have the freedom of it.”

You can quote me on that.

 

So, Who shall I nominate to take part in this challenge?

Well, here are three, if they wish to take part.

Life Is A Roller Coaster..

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/05/22/recap-50-word-thursday-20/

Wanna build a snowman?

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/05/22/velvet/

 

Not Just My Verse, Your Two Two Too! – Ode to the Writers of Words (continued)

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I have been tagged by Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess (see link to post below) to take part in this collaborative poem. The poem was started by A Guy Called Bloke and has passed through the hands of many excellent bloggers.

Not Just My Verse, Your Two Two Too!!!

Not Just My Verse, Your Two Two Too!!!

A Guy Called Bloke’s Start

I am quite the writer you know, it has to be said,
My imagination runs wild, loose and amok,
Creating literary havoc within my head,
Luckily, however, I haven’t experienced writer’s block!

Fandango’s Addition

Each morning I think about topics on which to post
But what stirs my imagination by far the most
As I try to conjure up what it is I want to write
Is using the daily prompts while keeping my writing tight.

Leigha Robbins Addition

Sometimes the words leave me to struggle

But that’s when I take the words and juggle

To fit them into their proper place

Where they do more than take up space

 

Sandy’s Addition

The words they come, the words they go

At times MIA, a total no show

In the end, it’s all worthwhile

When flowing freely, one big smile

Angie of King Ben’s Grandma‘s Addition

More words do I read, than write, by far
Writers are my heros, like rock stars
Through all my troubles, pain and strife
Words have comforted me, saved my life

Grandma passes the baton to Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess

Writing is artistry without a brush but with a pen,

You start with a beginning and surprise yourself with the end,

Word prompts, picture prompts, sentence prompts work on our imagination,

Where ever our minds take us, we end up with some kind of creation.

 

Beckie passed the challenge on to Tales From The Mind of Kristian

 

Here is my addition:

These virtual worlds that we create in our heads

The possibilities, endless with more patterns to find

The plots, esoteric or quizzical with many varied threads.

Show the deepest, darkest recesses of the creative mind.

 

So I am going to pass the baton to Sadje of Keep it Alive

https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2019/05/18/blogging-i-did-it-1000-posts/comment-page-1/#comment-17677

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/05/18/virtual/

FOWC with Fandango — Quizzical

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/05/18/your-daily-word-prompt-esoteric-may-18-2019/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/05/18/rdp-saturday-patterns/

 

321 Quote Me – Food for Thought

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I have been tagged in a challenge by Rory, A Guy Called Bloke. This is the Apex of all Quote Challenges, the 321 Quote Me Challenge. Click on the link below to see the original post:

321 Quote Me – Food Glorious Food

Here are the rules:

  • 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!’

[Please Note Rory will be reblogging your responses unless you ask him NOT to do so.]

 

Dedicated Topic For Today: ”Food Glorious Food”

 

1) J.R.R. Tolkien

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” 
― J.R.R. Tolkien
2)
“If someone takes the trouble to cook you a meal, don’t moan if it doesn’t turn out too great, just be grateful that they cared enough to try.” 
– Kristian Fogarty
Cheers

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/05/08/apex/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/05/08/rp-wednesday-grateful/