My Answers for #FibbingFriday! 9/18/20


It’s time once again for Fibbing Friday! It’s the one time where lying is not only permitted, it’s required! For the complete rules and to join in, start here!


  • What exactly is Yorkshire pudding?

Pudding that can only be eaten on days ending in Y.

  • What is treacle, and why do people make tarts out of it?

A potato-like fruit from Peru grown only for tarts.

  • What is the key ingredient of haggis?

A Sea Hag

  • How is toffee made?

It isn’t made, it’s hunted and toffee season is near – to the hunt!

  • How did pound cake get its name?

By beating up all the other cakes.

  • Why is candy corn so named?

Parents call regular corn that to get their children to eat it.

  • What is marzipan?

A special pan for making Marzi.

  • Why is a baker’s dozen so named?

Because they’re only for bakers.

  • What is meant by the idiom, “Too many cooks spoil the pot”?

It’s a reminder to clean the pot after each use!

  • What is meant by the idiom, “What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander”?

Goose and Gander have to share the same chicken nugget sauce.


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Holding On, Letting go

The running marriage joke is men never remember wedding anniversaries.

In our case, I was the one who’d remember at the last minute.

In his techie, geeky way, Den configured the date we were married, September 17, 1983, in some base language or mathematical equation he used daily… for something.

He’s not here to remind me anymore… which is why I’ll never forget it… or stop counting.

Today would have been our 37th anniversary, but instead, it’s my second without him.

The photo is from the last anniversary we “celebrated” – our 34th, with a surprise dinner from our three children. We should have known something was up as David, Drew, and Lindsey were rarely in Tucson at the same time. 😀

Den and Fle

Ironically, the next two times we would all be together were for Den’s mom’s funeral… and then his.

The last seventeen months feel like an eternity and yesterday at the same time.

Platitudes like time heals all wounds or it will get better in time are false, useless and should never be spoken again.

The only one that is true is life goes on… and we have to go with it.

Happy Anniversary, My Love.


My Answers for #FibbingFriday!


It’s time once again for Fibbing Friday! It’s the one time where lying is not only permitted, it’s required! For the complete rules and to join in, start here!


  • ‘She had the biggest aspidistra in the world.’ But what is an aspidistra?

A facial mole

  • What is the main ingredient in Beef Wellington?

Salmon from Wellington, Maine

  • Who was Tufty?

Last year’s WWE champion

  • What is a Port Folio?

A bland, sweet wine

  • What is a bootee?

The boots Hootie and the Blowfish wear

  • What is meant by ‘You have been tangoed’?

Kicked out of dance class

  • What is a blue bottle?

The bottle that contains the potion to make you small

  • How do you make shortbread?

Make long bread and cut it in half

  • What colour is cotton candy?

Cotton is white, sooo…

  • What are cowslips and snap dragons?

Two of the Harry Potter Houses


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#writephoto #Serenity A Drabble

“Serenity”

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For visually challenged writers, the image shows a blue-lit landscape, land and calm water mirroring the cloudy, silver-lit sky.

writephoto logoWritten for the #WRITEPHOTO WEEKLY PROMPT hosted by SUE VINCENT

Calm possessed her for the first time in seven months.

She no longer felt the need to scream and curse God.

The cacophony of doctors, nurses, and life-sustaining machines no longer blared in her head.

In this moment, her only memory was of the beautiful Mona Lisa smile her mother gave her before taking her last breath.

She looked down, her tears mixing with the cool evening waters, watching the ashes float away, becoming one with her mother’s beloved cove.

Despite her broken heart, she enjoyed the twilight’s serenity, knowing the woman who had given her life was at peace.

A drabble is a short work of fiction of precisely one hundred words in length.
©2020 Felicia Denise, All Rights Reserved

Happy National Read-a-Book Day!


Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.” —Kate DiCamillo

Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.” —Jean Rhys

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” —Anna Quindlen

Keep reading. It’s one of the most marvelous adventures anyone can have.” —Lloyd Alexander


Fibbing Friday!


It’s time once again for Fibbing Friday! It’s the one time where lying is not only permitted, it’s required! For the complete rules and to join in, start here!


Who was the first President of the United States?

Christopher Columbus

What was Abraham Lincoln’s best known nickname?

Awkward Abe

Who’s faces are carved into Mt. Rushmore?

Moe, Larry, and Curly… and The Fonz!

What historic event started on April 19th, 1775?

I started my diet. (It ended on April 20th.)

What act of infamy is Benedict Arnold best known for?

He completed a Rubik’s Cube!

Who was Gen. Charles Cornwallis?

Mrs. Cornwallis’ husband.

Why do we celebrate Labor Day?

Because it’s the first Monday in September!

What is so special about the Autumnal Equinox?

It’s the start of the Halloween season!

Why do tree leaves change color in the fall?

Because they forgot to do it in Spring!

What do people mean when they say, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”?

It’s the number one rule of apple-tossing; the apple tossed closest to the tree wins!