Dangerous Shadow – A Riddle


He is strong and he is fast

when he strikes, no prey to last.

He hunts in darkness quite with ease

not on the ground but also in trees


When he’s hungry, in greatest shape

he kills the monkey and the ape.

On the ground he hunts boar and deer

birds and reptiles live in fear.


He’s fast as lighting and still is proud

a soft footed hunter who’s never loud.

He lives alone most of his life

two of them end up in strife.


He’s beautiful but very rare

he’s shy and carries unique hair.

His fur was coveted long ago

he’s almost gone from what we know.


He can get three feet without the tail

to watch and hunt him ends in fail.

His teeth and claws do make him climb

and hide in trees for quite some time.


Strong he is, blends in and linked

soon enough he’ll be extinct.

He has been hunted, hauled and stalled…

Clouded leopard is he called.


(Copyright, Aurora Jean Alexander, June 2017)


Picture courtesy of: Charles Barilleaux from Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America – Wet Behind the Ears, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=27166299

An Elegant Gentleman – A Riddle


He’s an elegant fella, with a great fashion sense,

he wears timeless colors with pride, never tense.

White is his shirt, and there on his back

he carries a tailcoat in shiniest black.


Let’s have a look at his elegant wife

they love each other despite their hard life.

They live in a world with no roads and no street

The lady gives life to her brood on her feet.



Their world is so cold, where air freezes breath

everyone going will inevitably meet death.

And still, they found a way to survive

give birth and feed, walk, slide, swim and dive.


Their existence is hard and is constant danger

and to us it couldn’t be any stranger.

But to them, it’s normal, to walk, slide and try

to survive by swimming because they can’t fly.



Six different ones are living on ice

the same hard life in misery, not nice.

And still our fella is happy in his elegant dress

He’s a penguin – right. Did you guess?


(Copyright Aurora Jean Alexander, May 2017)



The Writer Friend Job Description #AmWriting #Writer

You want to be the friend of a writer? – There is a job description! Lucy Mitchell published it on her blog “Blonde Write More”. Thanks Lucy! I’m sure this will help us writers to be surrounded with friends. 😀



The job description for a writer friendmight gosomething like this…

About The Role

Writer friend needed to provide long-term creative and emotional support to a fellow writer.

Hours: Can vary each week. Dependent upon a number of factors:

  • The mental state of the writer
  • The stage the writer is at with their latest project.
  • The writer’s view of their current project.
  • The writer’s view of their own creative abilities

Location: Can be based anywhere in the world as long as there is Wi-Fi access.

Key Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Must be on hand to provide email, text or phone support to the writer. This will include evening, late night and weekend shifts.
  • Must be able to provide a quick literary assessment of the writer’s new story idea which might be written in the form of a brief text or a photo of a diagram involving arrows, stick people and…

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Funnies on Facebook this week – Spiders, Bikini tops and spot the horse!

Thank you Sally Cronin from Smorgasbord for making us smile with these memes. They’re hilarious, and I couldn’t resist re-blogging! You’re a gem, Sally!

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

As usual there have been some classic comedy moments captured on Facebook… discovered and shared by people who obviously were born with an enlarged funny bone.. They certainly made me smile.. Hope they make you do too.


Iona Parr with I hate your face

judith-barrow-with-junggle-womenJudith Barrow with Junggle Women

purple-clover-comPurple Clover

tolly-dobbins-with-women-after-50Tolly Dobbins with Women over 50

anne-allen-with-madly-oddlyAnne Allen with Madly Oddly

d-b-hicks-and-kxly-newsradio-920D.B. Hicks and KXLY news radio 920

devlyn-dunne-with-107-3-the-waveDevlyn Dunne with 107.3 The Wave

judy-sheluk-with-don-savageJudy Sheluk with Don Savage

nicholas-rossis-with-kevin-sorboNicholas Rossis with Kevin Sorbo

nicholas-rossis-with-purple-cloverNicholas Rossis with Purple Clover

steve-bicknell-with-realistic-parenting-unleashedSteve Bicknell with Realistic Parenting Unleashed

Have a great weekend and hope to see you over here when you have time. Sally

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