2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 390 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

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Dinosaur Dreams

I work on poetry at my other blog,A Full Cup of Tea, and dabble in some short stories and flash fiction here with the FRIDAY FICTIONEERS. Every Friday authors from around the world gather to share their 100 word stories based on the photo prompt hosted by Rochelle Wisoff. We offer support, constructive criticism, and encouragement to each other . Readers are encouraged to comment. My contribution for the week follows the photo prompt below…


PHOTO PROMPT © Douglas M. MacIlroy


A loud roar in the distance causes me to stumble over my feet. Shoving sticky green foliage out of my way only slows down my escape. The jungle is so dark it’s unreal, but the fear I feel is real. As I run from the roaring tremors closing in,  I struggle to catch my breath. The monster is closing in…

Woosh…clean air pains my lungs as I break free from the thick, hot jungle onto a cliff’s ledge. Snarling teeth snap below. Do I take a chance?

Another tremendous roar reinforces my jump…

Then I wake up.

— Dreamscape: 100 words–

@JaguarUSA Gustav Holst: The Planets- Mars, the Bringer of War for the most villainous assaults… #GoodToBeBadContest

@JaguarUSA Gustav Holst: The Planets- – Venus, the Bringer of Peace for making amends with allies…. #GoodToBeBadContest

@JaguarUSA For when troubling news arrives Gustav Holst: The Planets- Mercury, the Winged Messenger…. #GoodToBeBadContest

@JaguarUSA Gustav Holst:The Planets– Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity to enjoy the spoils of a villainous plot… #GoodToBeBadContest

@JaguarUSA Gustav Holst :The Planets – Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age for quietly quashing traitors… #GoodToBeBadContest