Song Lyric Sunday – It doesn’t matter if you’re large or small – SHINE.

The Challenge set by Jim Adams in his post linked below, is to find a song lyric that has something to do with Long/short/small or tall.

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/02/20/general-length-or-size-of-things/

I found this song from Billy Elliot, the musical. The song was written by Elton John.

I hope you enjoy this song:

Shine

Recorded for the musical Billy Elliot

Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Lee Hall

It doesn’t matter if you’re large or small
Trapezoid, or short or tall
Even if you can’t dance at all
All you really gotta do is shine

It doesn’t matter if your life’s a mess
The whole process will coalesce
Girls, just try to effervesce
All you really have to do is shine


chorus: Give them that old razzle dazzle
Turn on the old pizzazz
There’s no time for shilly shally
Give it backbone, give it welly

Bowl ’em over, knock them out
Show them what life is all about
Give them that old razzle dazzle, and shine

It doesn’t matter if you’re unemployed
Only partially humanoid
An octopoid whose mind’s a void
All you gotta do is shine

It doesn’t matter if you’re born in Leeds
They love to see a heart that bleeds
You’ll all be stars one day, you’ll see
All you really gotta do is shine

(repeat chorus)

You might be feeling lousy
You might be feeling blue
A little disenchanted
A minor touch of flu
They couldn’t give a monkey’s cuss
They couldn’t give a fig
Come on girls get over it
It’s all part of the gig

Give them that old rinkle tinkle
Give them the old kabam
Grab the buggers by the bollocks
Knock ’em sideways, blow their minds out
Keep it coming, keep it coming
There’s no time for half-assed frolics
Give them that old razzle dazzle, and shine

It doesn’t matter if you’re short or squat
Cerebrally challenged, completely shot
You might have it, or might not
All you really have to do is
All you really have to do is shine
Give them that old razzle dazzle and shine
Give them that old razzle dazzle and shine, and shine, and shine

It also includes the Ragtag Daily Prompt word today which is Backbone.

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2021/02/21/rdp-sunday-backbone/

I hope you enjoyed this song and you have a fantastic Sunday. 🙂

50 Word Thursday #111

So its time for the latest 50 Word Thursday challenge.

This challenge was originally created and hosted by Deb Whittam of the Blog Twenty Four. Deb has said that she will no longer be hosting this challenge due to time contraints.

Click on the link below to see her post about the results of last weeks challenge:

Is there anyone who would enjoy taking it in turns with me hosting this challenge?

Please let me know.

So Today’s challenge:

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.

Here’s the picture: 

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And the words: “Vengeance and retribution require a long time; it is the rule.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

I hope you enjoy this week’s challenge. I will gather together all the entries and publish a results post on Wednesday.

Have fun. 🙂

Song Lyric Sunday’s – Windmills of your Mind.

This post was written for Jim Adam’s challenge – Inside our heads.

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/02/13/inside-our-heads/

 This week we have the prompts of Brain/Mind/Think 

Here are the “rules”:
• Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it contains the prompt words or not.  If it does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.  Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be.
• Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

I have chosen the song Windmills of Your Mind.

Windmills of Your Mind

Round like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning on an ever spinning reel
Like a snowball down a mountain, or a carnival balloon
Like a carousel that’s turning running rings around the moon
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find in the windmills of your mind!
Like a tunnel that you follow to a tunnel of its own
Down a hollow to a cavern where the sun has never shone
Like a door that keeps revolving in a half forgotten dream
Or the ripples from a pebble someone tosses in a stream
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find in the windmills of your mind!
Keys that jingle in your pocket, words that jangle in your head
Why did summer go so quickly, was it something that you said?
Lovers walking along a shore and leave their footprints in the sand
Is the sound of distant drumming just the fingers of your hand?
Pictures hanging in a hallway and the fragment of a song
Half remembered names and faces, but to whom do they belong?
When you knew that it was over you were suddenly aware
That the autumn leaves were turning to the color of her hair!
Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning on an ever spinning reel
As the images unwind, like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind!

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Marilyn Bergman / Michel Legrand / Alan BergmanWindmills of Your Mind lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management

There are many versions of this song, but the one I love is by Alison Moyet and I’ve linked to a Youtube video below:

The Word of the Day prompt today is also MIND

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/02/14/mind/

50 Word Thursday # 109 – Without an Apple.

and here are the words:
‘Although it was a simple thing to be doing, something strange was happening.’
– Paulo Coelho – The Valkyries

I’d decided to make the most of my freedom. I’d no lectures today, no tutorials or dreary sessions in the library reading about Einstein’s theory of relativity. This was my first real day of freedom since lockdown had ended and that deadly virus, so persistent, had finally rescinded to controllable levels.

It had left it scars. I still avoided crowds where possible and I don’t think any of us would ever feel the same again.

Today I went to Greenwich to bask in the history or my scientific forebears. I’d wandered around the observatory where scientists of old had gazed through their telescope and seen the glories of a distant planet.

Then I sat and had a picnic on the green.

I gazed in dreamy contemplation across at the building in the distance topped by a triangle, really a pyramid and although it was a simple thing to be doing, something strange was happening.

It seemed as though those scientists who had walked this ground were passing on their knowledge and mixed with my own studies of theoretical physics I suddenly had a ‘Eureka’ moment and, without an apple like Newton, I had worked out how to travel through time!.

[200 words]

This story was written for the 50 Word Thursday challenge posted last week. Today is the last opportunity to take part.

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/02/04/50-word-thursday-109/

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2021/02/10/rdp-wednesday-triangle/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/02/10/persistent/

50 Word Thursday #109

I am taking it in turns to host this challenge with Deb Whittam of the blog Twenty Four. Click on the link below to see her post about the results of last weeks challenge:

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2021/02/04/50-word-thursday-108-the-results/

And my own attempt was here:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/02/03/50-word-thursday-108-the-loot/

So, now to this weeks challenge:

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50-word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.
  • HAVE FUN!

So here is the picture for this week:

and here are the words:

‘Although it was a simple thing to be doing, something strange was happening.’

– Paulo Coelho – The Valkyries

I hope you enjoy this week’s challenge. I will gather together all the entries and publish a results post on Wednesday.

Have fun. 

🙂

50 Word Thursday #107 – The Results

Well, another week has just flown by! The 50 Word Thursday challenge has come to an end. Click on the link to see the post:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/01/21/50-word-thursday-107/

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50-word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.
  • HAVE FUN!

Here was the picture:

And the Words: “It sounds plausible enough tonight, but wait until tomorrow. Wait for the common sense of the morning.” – H.G Wells, The Time Machine

So here are all the entries to this weeks challenge,

Please click on the link and have a read of these excellent short stories:

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2021/01/26/50-word-thursday-107/

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/01/27/50-word-thursday-107-an-obscure-dream/

Deb Whittam, of the blog Twenty Four, who created this challenge originally, has agreed to co-host this challenge with me. I am honoured to hand the baton over to Debbie, who will post the next 50 Word Thursday Challenge!

Deb, over to you 

50 Word Thursday #105

I am taking it in turns to host this challenge with Deb Whittam of the blog Twenty Four. Click on the link below to see her post about the results of last weeks challenge:

So, now to this weeks challenge:

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50-word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.
  • HAVE FUN!

So here is the picture for this week:

And the Words: “I have to remind myself to breathe – almost to remind my heart to beat!” – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.

I hope you enjoy this week’s challenge. I will gather together all the entries and publish a results post on Wednesday.

Have fun. 🙂

The Flight of the Humble Pea – ;-)

“Oh, not peas again!” Daniel gave a forlorn plea as his Mother placed a big bowl of them on the dinner table.

“Yes, Dear, peas. You always balk at them, but they are full of vitamin c, so I want to see you put plenty on your plate”

When she walked out of the room again, his Sister gave him a sly look.

“Yes, Daniel, you should give peas a chance,” She said, in an adorable bit of wordplay.

Then she gave a yelp as her brother pulled back his fork and fired several peas at her.

The flight of the peas bounced off of her head and a few rolled along the dining room floor and into the kitchen.

“Daniel!” Screamed their Mother. They were like this every Sunday when they came round for dinner. You wouldn’t have thought they were now both grown-ups!

The End

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 27/January/2019

Written in response to the following word prompts:

https://swimmersweek.wordpress.com/2019/01/27/peas/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/01/27/yelp/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/01/27/your-daily-word-prompt-adorable-january-27-2019/

FOWC with Fandango — Forlorn

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/01/27/rdp-sunday-flight/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/01/04/balk/

50 Word Thursday #103 The Results

Well, another week has just flown by! The 50 Word Thursday challenge has come to an end. Click on the link to see the post:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/12/24/50-word-thursday-103/

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50-word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.
  • HAVE FUN!

Here was the picture:

“But in the song there was a secret little inner song” – The Pearl by John Steinbeck

So here are all the entries to this weeks challenge,

Please click on the link and have a read of these excellent short stories:

 50 Word Thursday #103 – Twenty Four

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/12/30/50-word-thursday-103-theres-no-dome-like-the-one-at-home/

Deb Whittam, of the blog Twenty Four, who created this challenge originally, has agreed to co-host this challenge with me. I am honoured to hand the baton over to Debbie, who will post the next 50 Word Thursday Challenge!

Deb, over to you 

50 Word Thursday #103 – There’s no Dome like the one at home.

“But in the song there was a secret little inner song” – The Pearl by John Steinbeck

There is a song about the grandeur of the dome of St Pauls Cathedral. It was sung in many a London pub by voices raised over the click of beer glasses. It was sung by those filled with dreams and wishes by many who no longer called England home but longed to see it once more, but in the song there was a secret little inner song. For when viewed in dusky silhouette, the dome of St Pauls resembles something else entirely and this jolly song was a satire on the other sights seen in the quiet streets of London.

[100 Words]

This tale was written for the 50 Word Thursday Challenge:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/12/24/50-word-thursday-103/

And also included the following word prompts

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/12/30/wishes/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/12/30/rdp-wednesday-satire/