Finish Off Friday’s Flash Fiction: Speechless


Thanks to MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting Finish Off Friday Flash Fictions prompts:


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Credit: Lorraine

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Credit: http://www.paper4pc.com – Woman Dress Artwork Image #1

When Mark and Pat renovated their [home,] they discovered an old bicycle hidden under the [back deck]. 

“I wonder how long it’s been down here?” Mark said removing the bike from the remains of the deck. He washed off the grime, finding a cheery red bicycle beneath.

He was sure the bicycle would ride well once he oiled the chain and made a few repairs. He had spare bicycle parts somewhere in his garage.

When he tipped the bike over he found a small pouch hidden under the bike seat. Opening the bag, Mark removed a picture of a brilliant red head.

“Come see Pat,” Mark called to his wife. Pat came running, although, her husband was annoying her.

” It’s a photograph of modern art, Mark.The colours are vivid and the style of the woman’s dress is recent. Where did you find it?”

“In this pouch, underneath the bicycle seat. How can that be?”

Instantly, the clean red bicycle began to glimmer. A portal opened up and the bicycle disappeared into the vortex, the photograph soon to follow.

Mark and Pat were speechless.


©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved.

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Fall Fashion Part 2 – Shoes, Bags, and Jewelry #fashion #accessories #shoes #boots #jewelry


Welcome to Part 2 of my Fall Fashion Picks. Today’s picks are on the shoes, boots, jewelry, and bags to go with yesterday’s clothing and scarves. Enjoy!

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Everyday Bag and Bright Blue (www.mattandnat.com)

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Another Everday Bag in Grey (www.mattandnat.com)

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Brief Case in Brown (wwe.mattandnat.com)

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Classic Black Brief Case (www.mattandnat.com)

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Burgandy/Red Purse (www.mattandnat.com)

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Purse in Camel (www.mattandnat.com)

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Clutch in Beige (www.mattandnat.com)

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Cute Black Clutch (www.mattandnat.com)

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Light Blue/Green Clutch (www.mattandnat.com)

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Hanging Gold Necklace (www.anthroplogie.com)

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Gold Moon Earrings (www.anthropologie.com)

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Necklace with White See-Through Stones (www.anthropologie.com)

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Beautiful Statement Necklace (www.anthropologie.com)

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Blue and Gold Earrings (www.anthropologie.com)

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Lovely White Stone and Clear Stone Earrings (www.anthropologie.com)

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Moon Necklace (www.anthropologie.com)

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Sea Green Earrings (www.anthropologie.com)

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Black Runners with Polka-dots (www.anthropologie.com)

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Suade Black Mule with Strings (www.aldoshoes.com)

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Red Dress Bootie Suade (wwe.aldoshoes.com)

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Black Work and Dressy Weekend Lace-Up Dress Shoe (www.aldoshoes.com)

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Casual Mid – Calf Boot in Suade Beige (www.aldoshoes.com)

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Everyday Casual Suade Navy Bootie (www.aldoshoes.com)

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Black Summer to Fall Sandle (www.aldoshoes.com)

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Mid-Calf Black Boot (www.aldoshoes.com)

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Foran Evening Out Hot Red Pumps (www.aldoshoes.com)

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Casual Nude/Beige Pumps for the Office (www.aldoshoes.com)

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Silver Mule with Block Heel a bit of Zing for Office Shoes (www.aldoshoes.com)

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Multi-Occassion Black Bootie (www.aldoshoes.com)

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Black Flats/Sandals (www.poppybarley.com)

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Cheetah Flats (www.poppybarley.com)

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Tall Boots Mid Block Heel with Black Suade Leather Cover (www.poppybarley.com)

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Tall Brown Leather Boots Tall Heel for Work or an Event (www.poppybarley.com)

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Casual Toffee Coloured Tall Leather Boots (www.poppybarley.com)

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Casual Black Leather Flat Boots with Detailing (www.poppybarley.com)

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That’s it for Part 2 of my fashion series. Hope you liked some of the styles and colours I chose. 

Remember to spray your shoes/boots/purses twice with a weather protectant spray at first, and every so often throughout winte to keep them looking new and fresh. Suade finishes require a special type of protectant — see any local shoe store. 

Also, remember you can make shoes fit better with heal cushions, liners for the insides of your shoes, and grippy stick-ons to make your shoes/boots stop slipping on the bottom. There are also cushions which can be put at the front of your shoe bottom on the inside or only the back on the inside.

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©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.

Writing 201 – Ballad/Assonance – Dog Man 


Ballad Meter – a  line of iambic tetrameter followed by a line iambic triameter with an abab rhyme scheme

The  door it creaks as it opens wide;

Come out, and leave, come out.

I hear him now, I see outside;

Behind you, peer, shout-out, he’s here.

He walks the halls, children forgot,

In derelict buildings;

His dogs’ follow him to the spot, 

His company, their thriving.

He has a scruffy beard and bag;

His dogs trail him content,

He gathers the bottles, while all tails wag;

Maybe a treat is sent;

He’s a curious gruff man, he gives,

What he can, and his dogs,

Are family, for them he lives,

And he walks through the fog,

It’s his favourite time of day,

When the suns early in sky,

And he can hardly see through grey,

He’s so happy, alive. 

And he’s giving little kisses,

To his valiant furry pets;

They return his love with wishes,

Of warmth, a place, no regrets;

This serene man just wants to live,

His day, let his dogs play, 

Providing for canines, he shouts. 

The walk is fin, away, 

A gentleman of a harsh life;

Not alone, known by all here,

He is content, with strife;

Afflicted by poverty’s sear, 

He is the man we all know well,

The one we’ll never know. 

Not content for our disdain, well, 

He leaves before it snows. 

Capsule Wardrobe 2014/2015


In  the 1970’s Susie Faux the owner of a London Boutique called ” Wardrobe” coined the phrase Capsule Wardrobe as a “collection of a few essential items of clothing that will not go out of style . . .”. The term has come to refer to a collection of clothing that is designed to using “only interchangeable items.” So one would buy “key” or “staple” items in “coordinating” colors.

I have seen a few other bloggers, try this so I thought I would give it a go as my Fall/Winter Fashion blog. So, this is my attempt at the Capsule wardrobe using black, grey, and maroon. Key items are in black. Of course, you have to imagine there would be some other items in here like some black tights opaque and polka dot, a black tank, a grey tank, and a maroon tank, and probably a black jacket but I have considered that for this Capsule you either have theses pieces or will pick them up later.

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www.ninewest.ca
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www.gapcanada.ca
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www.abthropologie.com
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www.anthropologie.com
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http://www.ninewest.ca

Luxe Box Spring Edition


Recently, I signed up for a subscription service called Luxe Box. 4 times a year you get a variety of samples to try and test as well as some coupons. Here’s what I got in my Luxe box this month:

Luxe Box from the company Loose Button comes in a cute little box in this silky little bag!
Luxe Box from the company Loose Button comes in a cute little box in this silky little bag!
Fekkai Shampoo and Conditioner from Shoppers Drug Mart
Fekkai Shampoo and Conditioner from Shoppers Drug Mart
Stila: Stay all day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm - also came with a coupon for 10 000 Shoppers points when you purchase a Stila product.
Stila: Stay all day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm – also came with a coupon for 10 000 Shoppers points when you purchase a Stila product.
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer for all skin types.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer for all skin types.
Head over Heels Nail Laquer, High Gloss Finish by teez (trendy cosmetics) in Cadmium Rush (Ugly Color!)
Head over Heels Nail Laquer, High Gloss Finish by teeez (trendy cosmetics) in Cadmium Rush (Ugly Color!)
Prada: Luna Rossa Men's Cologne (Smell's Yummy and will on my boyfriend!)
Prada: Luna Rossa Men’s Cologne (Smell’s Yummy and will on my boyfriend!)
Xyla Mints Yum!
Xyla Mints Yum!
Titika Teal Green Head Band (So cute!)
Titika Teal Green Head Band (So cute!)