Indoor Cat

Prompt: Treat

 


Dear Wednesday,

What a treat it was to have bright sunshine, clean powder snow, and boys playing hockey on a makeshift frozen-lake skating rink (It’s hard to get more Canadian than that)! Warmer temps are forecast for later in the week, and it will be a shame when the snow turns to grey mush… but for today, a treat!

Our back patio reveals all the surreptitious guests we’ve had over the past few days, because of cat paw prints, quail prints, and mystery creature prints in the snow.  I hope the timing was such that none of them were making prints at the same time (I believe in indoor cats precisely because wild birds are so vulnerable).

Anyway, not related to treats but related to cat paw prints, is this small collection of favourite feline cartoons, which I present to you now:

cartoon two lions


cartoon indoor-cat


cartoon perfect dog


I adore dogs, but I respect cats!

~~FP

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Laughing All the Way to the Bank

Prompt: Confess


Wednesday! How are you?

It’s been a busy holiday season, just because of an increasingly slavish devotion to “tradition”. It takes so much time and emotional effort to deal with such a holiday as Christmas, when we are meant to be surrounded by loving family and friends, to have the perfect home and perfect meals, give the perfect gifts, feel unrelentingly warm, happy and content– all amid an uneasy feeling of stress and inadequacy.

So, hope you had a Merry Christmas!

My confession, as an alleged cook and smug turkey roaster, was that I accidentally put curry powder into my sage & onion turkey stuffing, and it was unbelievably awful.

So the first of today’s set of favourite cartoons is tenuously related to the prompt, Confess, and the others just seem to flow from that one…

cartoon lack of integrity


cartoon board meeting


cartoon no trump


No Trump? Aaahhhhh.

~~FP

Rolling in the Aisles

Prompt: Inheritance


Dear Wednesday,

Christmas is coming… and I need to send off packages and cards and finish the tree decorating, and plan our Christmas Eve, so instead of an essay on “inheritance” may I present a few of my favourite cartoons on the subject?

cartoon blessed are geeks


cartoon meek middle class


cartoon meek sermon


Have a wonderful week! Let’s do some writing even when we don’t have time…

~~FP

Simmer

Prompt: Simmer

cook illustration cartoon

Nanowrimo Day 2 and I can tell you I won’t be appearing in the role of the above illustrated cook any time soon. I love to cook, but Nano is too damn distracting.

Today I wrote a little bit about the youngest of my protagonists, who while on an adventure learning to ride, was mortally injured in an accident. She can’t die, but she can feel pain, and that was the hard part about today’s session.

Meanwhile, I got a chicken to have for dinner and then leftovers. Whole chickens are easy. You roast them until done, and they become delicious. We may be eating a lot of chicken this November.

The Emergence of Language

Prompt: Exceptional


Wednesday! Already?

You know, Nanowrimo is swiftly approaching. This is an event in which writers and would-be writers are challenged to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. It can be done! This is my fifth or sixth year. I’ve always submitted the required wordage, and a book of sorts, but to the dismay of family and friends, never a novel I would readily share.

I’m hoping this year will be an exceptional year. My premise for the novel is based on a dream, but as I play with the concept I see there might possibly be a book in there, somewhere.

What is this premise? That there are a group of people called the Immortals, because they simply cannot die. When they are “killed” they retreat to a cave, from which they go forth again. My story germ revolves about a group of six “immortals”, of varying ages, who join together to enjoy adventures with no thought of being heroes or changing the world or doing anything actually positive. They’ve found themselves in a fantasy cum horror story, and decide not to play along.

They are kind of selfish.

So the story arc possibilities are quite prolific, and so I might start with my immortals come November 1, even though sci-fi, fantasy, or young adult fiction are not exactly my wheelhouse genres.

So I might play with this concept here on the blog, too, so please indulge me.

Meanwhile, may I present a few of my favourite cartoons, the first of which is tangentially related to the Daily Prompt, “exceptional”:

cartoon penquin identity crisis


cartoon gorilla in bath


cartoon cave people language


Have a happy Thursday (and Friday. And oh hell, Saturday too.)

~~FP

Amazing Coincidence

Prompt: Coincidence


Dear Wednesday,

Coincidence in the first of today’s cartoons refers to a board of directors in hell.

I don’t wish ill on anyone, as a rule, but I have to say, some of the greedy corporate monsters who put lives in peril, consider profit more important than health and safety, who weigh pros and cons based on income only even when men, women, and children are adversely affected, who betray every sense of caring and decency in the name of greed and power… well, I wish hell existed for you. I’m sorry, you need to spend something close to eternity contemplating the harm you have done— and the good you might have accomplished with the resources you controlled.

For the rest of us, how about some rabbits and squirrels?

cartoon directors in hell


cartoon squirrels


cartoon rabbit job


Let’s all write a little bit more!

~~FP

Six Hundred Intruders

Prompt: Crumb


Dear Wednesday,

The word “crumb” used to be an expression of frustration when I was a kid, as in “Aw, crumb!” when the rabbit ears on the TV weren’t picking up the signal during the Ed Sullivan Show.

Now it can refer to the American satirical cartoonist, Robert Crumb; or more likely, what sticks to your skin when you eat toast in bed.

May I now present a few of my favourite cartoons, the first of which is related to today’s Daily Prompt:

cartoon bread crumbs


cartoon gun buyer


cartoon bag pipe


Happy Wednesday!

~~FP