it was friday. and a list appeared. lists are not normally her thing. (part three)

wednesday (part one is here)

one sweet potato and
one eggplant, listed after the fact
of purchase.
one notepad
one pencil.
one cup of Russian Caravan tea.
one wind chime, dulcet tenor.
one sugar craving.
one lizard.
is that a sack of potatoes?
stop thinking about chocolate.
one ‘learning French’ app not accessible.
one ladder, with a hammer, on top.
one vignette of a tree behind a tree behind a tree.
one speech balloon wafting from a person passing
intercepted by thought balloon puffed up by farce-ing.
distant echoes of applause, not imaginary.
one pale butterfly, resolutely flying, accidentally beautifying.

one letter discovered on the next page, never sent, of something forgotten.
one match lit.


to whom it may concern, the answer is hot tea vending machines. (part four is here)

Quite a while ago, this lovely writer: Fitfulfearfulphantasmal
did an awesome post, which was a story in list form.  She challenged me to try it and it fell by the wayside for many reasons. But I remembered it when I wrote this series initially, so inspired by the idea, I finally got around to this attempt, as part of this longer story.

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27 thoughts on “it was friday. and a list appeared. lists are not normally her thing. (part three)

    1. saynotoclowns says:

      I love these thoughts Rachel. I wanted to add a depth to their story, but efficiently I guess you could say lol and the list thing seemed perfect.
      It’s a combination of things that really were in my field of vision at the time, plus a few other thoughts…
      Thank you so much! 💕

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      1. S_MW says:

        In amongst my other ramblings there are many of my lists of stuff. They’re usually my most popular blogs, probably because I’m not taking myself so seriously (my attempt at humour). I just find writing in LIST form appeals to me, it’s no nonsense. Plus, I’m a Virgo, which means I’m compelled to write lists, horoscopolly! 😏

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        1. saynotoclowns says:

          Yes, I can understand everything you are saying…besides the fact that I think you are hilarious 🙂

          That’s interesting about the Virgo thing…I don’t know much about different signs, I kinda stopped paying attention to that quite a while ago.
          Anyway, I love the posts you do. 💚

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          1. S_MW says:

            Oh, I have never subscribed to horoscopes. I think it’s all a load of bollox that EVERYONE born under the same star sign as me would display the exact same characteristics as I (such as being practical and a list maker), even if it does amuse me slightly that I AM practical and a list maker. However, we’re also supposed to be tidy and if you’d seen my bedroom as a teenage Virgoan, you’d know that was a bit too much of a stretch. I know nothing about the other star signs. X

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            1. saynotoclowns says:

              haha hi Allane…sorry for late reply! and I agree…we get rather amused reading them, and how a lot of them are all so similar, with different permutations of the same words lol. But I also think these things tend to limit people’s thinking about others, and themselves.
              And yes, when people say, oh you know, I’m a Gemini, so you know…but I don’t know! And I don’t care to know!


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