Saturday Morning Music – Harmony

The Word of the Day is Harmony.

There are plenty of bands that were famous for their harmonies, here are three examples.

One of the best, in my view, was the Beach Boys – Good Vibrations.

Another excellent example of Harmony is Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge over Troubled Waters.


And here is one that you may not have heard. Peter and Gordon – World Without Love,

The song was written by Paul McCartney (of The Beatles) who was going out with Peter Asher’s Sister, Jane Asher at the time.

Some lovely harmonies on this one.


Happy Saturday everyone. 🙂



50 Word Thursday – The Waiting Queen.

This story was written for the 50 word thursday challenge that I posted on Thursday (funnily enough).

If you’d like to take part in this challenge, it isn’t too late, you’ve got until Wednesday, click on the link below to find out more:

This is the picture:

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and the words to include are:

The rigid formality of the place suffocated her – Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. 


I have also included another challenge. The Genre Challenge, hosted by The Haunted Wordsmith, if you’d like to take part in this, click on this link:

Today’s Genre is Bangsian Fantasy – which apparently means writing about a famous character in the afterlife.

So I have chosen this famous character:

Elizabeth I

She’d been here for an age now, wandering the lonely corridors paved with tiles. She still hadn’t worked out if this was heaven or hell. There were no devils poking her with forks, as she would have expected if it was hell, but neither was it a particularly comfortable place. She had been used to much more merriment. The rigid formality of the place suffocated her 

Her once glorious pearl-studded gown was an untidy rumple and the red hair of her wig hung loosely about her shoulders. Was this place punishment for her vanity or her infamous temper that people had had to beware? She turned at the big double doors, ready to walk back along the corridor for the millionth time when they opened bathing the chamber from floor to vaulted ceiling in bright shining light.

The figure of death emerged and despite his fearful appearance he seemed to bring with him an air of serene harmony.

Gliding towards her with his black robes, carrying a scythe in one hand and a large clipboard in the other, he said “Your time’s up, my dear. Did you enjoy Purgatory? Well, now its time for you to be judged. You shall be weighed in the balance. If you are judged worthy you’ll proceed into heaven. If not,” Death pointed to a set of stairs in the floor behind locked golden gates, “You’ll be heading down there. I hope you were a good Queen. Hell’s getting a bit full at the moment.”

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I have also included the following prompt words:

FOWC with Fandango — Beware


Friday Fictioneers – A Remnant of Grandeur.

PHOTO PROMPT © Anshu Bhojnagarwala


Walking down the street, the Piano merchant stopped and stared appalled.

A grand piano stood there, looking forlorn and in danger of falling apart. Someone had filled it with soil and various plants, mainly daisies and lavender.

It broke his heart to see this once impressive instrument that must have produced fine music, invoking a wonderful spirit of harmony and beauty, reduced to being a plant pot.

Moving closer, he saw above the keys what he knew would be there, the name ‘Erard’. It was on a Piano such as this that the great Beethoven and Liszt once played.

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This story was written for the Friday Fictioneers Challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. If you’d like to take part, please click on the link below to see her post:

15 March 2019

I have also incorporated the following word prompts:

Today’s prompt: merchant, danger, lavender


Multiple Word Prompt Poem – Being left alone.

A marriage, a vicar?

Get me some liquor,

I’d rather get drunk than get wed.


There are no photos to post

Of a wedding toast

I just stayed home and in bed.


No Bishop or priest

And no wedding feast

to enable our loved ones are fed.


My attitude stinks?

It’s more honest methinks,

And proof that I’m not easily lead.


Harmony and Love?

Good heavens above,

I’m sure I can do better than that.


The world’s end may come

But with less fuss than some,

I’ll just stay at home with my cat.


Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 11/August/2018


Inspired by the following word prompts.





Today’s things are: bishop, vicar, post