Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Why Curiosity is Going to Kill Our Cat (Wordless Wednesday) and Words for Wednesday

Linking up with Wordless Wednesday.


Words for Wednesday is a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts that encourage us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.  This month, the prompts are being posted by Cindi at Letting the Words Escape.  

  1. king
  2. avalanche
  3. canyon
  4. pianist
  5. Wyatt
  6. marriage
  1. supreme
  2. packers
  3. pie
  4. jazz
  5. crash
  6. farewell

"I'm the KING of the world!"

He heard the quote from the movie echoing in his head, and laughed out loud at the irony.  His sudden laugh caused the PACKERS who were moving his items to turn their heads and one dropped a box with a CRASH.

"What's so funny?" WYATT, their boss, asked him.

"Just remembering something, sorry," he said.  "What was in that box?"

"Nothing breakable," the man said, somewhat shamefacedly, hurrying the box to the truck outside before the owner could stop and make an inspection.

Deciding it would take a SUPREME effort to stop the man and reopen the box, he realized he didn't have it in him to do it right now.  Saying FAREWELL to his house, his MARRIAGE, his JAZZ PIANIST daughter who had moved out the week before to start her own first job after college as a session artist at a recording studio, he felt like he was standing on the edge of a CANYON where an AVALANCHE was about to occur.

For what he was sure was the last time, he rummaged in the refrigerator that would now be his ex-wife's alone, and noticed she had made a PIE.  He knew it was for a dinner she was throwing, and that he was not welcome to it.  He didn't care.  What more could she do to him?

"Hey, guys," he called to the workers, "I know you all had lunch earlier, but how about dessert?"


Today is:

Feast of St. Geraint -- Wales (legendary Welsh hero who fought King Arthur)

London Boat Show -- London's Docklands, London, England (worth a trip to England for anyone who loves boats; through Sunday)

Majority Rule Day -- Bahamas

National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

Peculiar People Day -- an internet generated day to celebrate all the strange and peculiar people in your life, including me!  ;)

St. Peter Orseolo's Day

Sturdy Flat-Heeled Shoes Appreciation Day -- listed on many sites, and since i appreciate them, i included it

The Fairy Lunch -- Fairy Calendar

Ullr Festival -- Breckenridge, CO, US (festival of the mythical Norse god of winter; through Saturday)

Vaudoun Day -- Benin (Traditional Religions Day, with a huge festival in the seaside town of Ouidah)

Where's The Beef? Day -- the slogan premiered this day in 1984

Wings Over Willcox -- Willcox, AZ, US (tours of the playa and wetlands, birding, workshops, and more; through Sunday)

Word Nerd Day -- originated by Maria Schneider of WritersDigest (to celebrate those who enjoy playing with words)

Anniversaries Today:

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands weds Pieter van Vollenhoven, 1967
UN General Assembly first meeting, 1946
Uniform Penny Post (the reformed postal system) starts in the UK, 1840

Birthdays Today:

Pat Benatar, 1953
Bonnie Hellman, 1950
George Foreman, 1949
Rod Stewart, 1945
Jim Croce, 1943
Sal Mineo, 1939
Bill Toomey, 1939
Gisele MacKenzie, 1927
Johnnie Ray, 1927
Paul Henreid, 1908
Ray Bolger, 1904
Robinson Jeffers, 1887
Grigori Rasputin, 1869 (O.S.)
Mary Ingalls, 1865
George Washington Carver, 1864
Charles Ingalls, 1836

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Masterpiece Theater"(TV), 1971
"That Was The Week That Was"(TV, US version), 1964
"Finian's Rainbow"(Musical), 1947
"Arsenic and Old Lace"(Play), 1941
"Pete the Tramp"(Comic strip), 1932
"Street Scene"(Play), 1929
"Rosalie"(Musical), 1928

Today in History:

Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, begins a civil war, BC46
"Common Sense" by Thomas Paine is published, 1776
Napoleon divorces Josephine, 1810
Poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning begin their correspondence, 1845
The first underground railway opens in London, 1863
John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil, 1870
The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas, 1901
The League of Nations is established, 1920
The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the moon and receiving the reflected signals, 1946
The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations after 117 years, 1984
Torrential rain in the Lockyer Valley region of South East Queensland, Australia causes severe flash flooding, killing 9 people, 2011
Commercial space company SpaceX successfully launches its Falcon 9 rocket, which has released the Dragon cargo ship into orbit to the International Space Station; the rocket returned to Earth after releasing the Dragon but had a rough landing, 2015


  1. Lots of interesting birthdays and history for today. Oh my, the cat in the washing machine made me laugh!

  2. Mimi,

    Oh that kitty! What a great capture!! lol Oh, your story is so clever, too! I love how the husband had the last laugh on his ex!! :D

  3. Oh my. Kitties go where they want and it's our job to make sure we check things before we do anything else. What a great shot.

    I added you to Wordless Wednesday. You're in slot #10.

    Oh on the pie. One last dig. Love that story.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, my friend. ♥

  4. oh my gosh....that could be awful....I guess the top to the machine needs to be closed at all times? Have a safety first day!

  5. I have to wonder why the cat went into the washer but I don't think like a cat.

  6. Could she/he get out if needed?

  7. oh my, being claustrophobic, I can't understand why a cat would like a spot like that. but than again, I am not a cat.

  8. Cats will hide in the most interesting places. Very cute photo. I also like the pie revenge story.

  9. Good story, might as well have pie. Cute photo too :)

  10. Someone must have left the cover of the washing machine open for the curious cat! Was the cat napping inside there when you found the cat?

  11. I like the way you used the words, revenge via pie :)