How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

Share Your World Week 17


Share Your World is a fun way to meet new bloggers. The founder, Cee’s blog LINK follows with the rules on how to participate. Check it out! You should try it.

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1. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?

I recently put the finishing touches on my latest short fiction last Tuesday. I feel this is the best one ever; I’m levitating. (OK, I’ve been wrong before . . . just feeling good for a second here.)

2. What individual item of food would you not eat, even if it was served to you at the Queen/President’s dinner table? (Something ordinary.)

I like ALL seafood food but not Calamari. There’s something about the texture of this one that makes me clench my teeth like a child refusing medicine.

3. If you could choose between Wisdom and Luck, which one would you pick?

I would choose Wisdom. I already know about luck. No, I haven’t won the lottery. Who cares about that? (Are you nuts?) I believe I’ve been lucky so far in this life because I’ve landed on my feet when I needed to—more times than a cat. (Not kidding.)

4. What was the last time you went to a new place?

Last Wednesday night I went to the recently renovated Central Library downtown. I avoid downtown so I haven’t been there for years. I attended A Literary Festival (started March 28th to April 1s)t. Ten area luminaries defended titles from the Ontario Library Association’s Evergreen Reading List (Canada Reads). Although I bought a ticket, I didn’t win the draw for the ten books discussed. What went wrong?

Author: Let's CUT the Crap!

I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

21 thoughts on “Share Your World Week 17

  1. What’s the next step for your latest short fiction then? Did you write it for something/somewhere particular?


    • The truth is, I have unfinished short fiction all over the house and am endeavouring to clean some up. Plan to get organized, send out with fingers crossed. Am new at THAT part. Squeemish, you see. Nice to hear from you. Nice to hear from you. Tess


  2. Thanks for sharing the link! Looks like fun!


  3. Have to agree with you on the luck and definitely the calamari!!
    I would just add raw oysters to that list – can’t stand eating something with the texture of flavoured snot!!
    Hope the short fiction does well – it’s always good to be rewarded for hard work, even if it’s just a thumbs up from somebody 😉


    • You must be the sweetest person on the planet. Thanks for your lovely comment and for sharing your YUCK button. I hope the fiction does well too. Have a NICE day. Great talking to you again. Tess


  4. Tess…I have to add snails to the gross list. Why would I want to eat a pencil eraser smothered in garlic butter?


    • Gross, is RIGHT. I had snails once but I’d had a few drinks so I took a chance. Never thought about it but it was like swallowing a pencil eraser smothered in garlic butter (good description). If it hadn’t been for the STRONG garlic butter . . . we won’t talk about THAT! So nice to hear from you Robin. Hope you’re having a lovely day. Thanks for sharing.


  5. Ah ha! Ontario. I’ve wondered where you lived. What is the short fiction list? Glad to know you have landed on your feet in life.


    • Thanks, yes I consider myself lucky. Where are you? Literary Festival Reads 2012 (I want to READ them ALL!)

      Various Positions (Martha Schabas)

      Natural Order (Brian Francis)

      Under the Afghan Sky: A Memoir of Captivity (Mellissa Fung)

      Requiem (Frances Itani)

      The Far Side of the Sky (Daniel Kalla)

      Bedtime Story (Robert J. Wiersma)

      The Accident (Linwood Barclay)

      Mennonites Dont Dance ( Darcie Friesen Hossack)

      Shelter (Frances Greenslade)

      They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children (Romeo Dallaire) Tess


  6. Oh, just re-read. Congrats on finishing your short fiction piece.


    • Thanks Len(?). I’ve been scurrying around trying to finish up and clean up pieces I’ve been hiding from. Sort of like spring cleaning. Thanks for commenting. Nice to hear from you. Tess


  7. Euww. Calamari. I’d rather drink Draino.



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    • Sounds like fun but I’ve taken on too many challenges this week to see if I can manage. Now I’m overwhelmed again. Nice of you to drop by and invite me. However, I’ll have to pass this time. This doesn’t mean we won’t be talking again soon. Happy Easter.


  9. 1. When I am teaching and the student “gets it”. Recent breakthrough in my SS class!
    2. Cheese – I’m allergic
    3. Wisdom – hands down! The wise make their own ‘luck’.
    4. Yesterday – went to H&R block to pick up my dad’s taxes 😀

    BTW — Tag! You’re “It”. Feel free to disregard.


    • Thanks for sharing your answers to the four questions. “Share Your World” has been a pleasant eye-opener. I’d love to play tag but this has been my down week and I won’t get another until sometime in July. I’ve been involved in too many things this week and most likely won’t be going at the same speed next week but I APPRECIATE the invite. Don’t want to be a stick in the mud but am afraid I have to beg off. Tess