#701. Sad anniversary: One year since WordPress announced loss of new Daily Prompts

Sad decision

Reputation built
Now quicksand and silt
How users betrayed
‘D’ fail grade displayed
Guilty to the hilt

Alan Grace
25 May 2018

Daily prompt: Guilty

One year ago today, WordPress announced it was giving one week’s notice that the Daily Post  was closing down- that there would be no new daily prompts etc 🙁 Why kill it?

See:
To the Daily Post Community: Thank You!

Just how much effort does it take to choose a word at random from a dictionary?

Or use a random word generator. e.g.
https://www.randomlists.com/random-words

My idea was to perhaps just start repeating words from a couple of years ago or last year.

See:
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Beware of MLM (Multi-Level Marketing)

Companies selling through true MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) are legal. However some companies that claim to be MLM have questionable practices that may at least border on Pyramid Schemes. Pyramid schemes are illegal.

My hypothetical example below, based on the Unicity MLM structure, shows that over 85% of the retail price of an MLM product may be used to pay for commissions and bonuses etc.

As a result of the profit margins/commissions/bonuses/rebates paid out, customers may pay several times the actual true price of a product (price including reasonable profit margin if it was not MLM) when buying an MLM product. MLM products are definitely not cheap and do not represent value for money.

MLM products are very expensive. How much do you think has to be added to the actual cost of the product (including reasonable profit margin if it was not MLM) to pay for the ‘income streams’ in the example below? What percentage of the retail price (price you would pay as a customer) do you think would be the reasonable price of the product (including a reasonable profit margin) before the MLM costs are factored in?

In addition, the MLM tree structure is very similar to a pyramid structure. Eventually there will not be enough people on Earth for ‘Franchisees’ (or whatever other name is used) at the lower levels to recoup (get back) their ‘investment’. In fact many people do not earn much who entered MLM some time ago.

If someone is selling a product, ask if it is MLM.

Many sales people may avoid answering the question. If they avoid answering by saying it is Direct Selling or Direct Sales, ask again ‘Is it MLM, yes or no?’.

As mentioned, profit margins/commissions/bonuses/levels make an MLM product very expensive. The commissions and bonuses etc have to be factored into the retail price.

I will use Unicity as an example.

Unicity may be no better or worse than other MLM schemes. See:
http://nl.unicitylibrary.com/viewpdf/?pid=138

My analysis below excludes commission payable for commission on commission.

There appear to be up to 14 levels:

Unicity

In 2015 about 97% of distributors appear to have earned no profit or had a loss:

Unicity2015
Source: https://www.finance-guy.net/streetonomic/unicity-review

Below are listed 9(?) income streams (although it says 8).

I wonder what the Founders Club (#9) is and what is their slice of the cake?

UnicityEarnings

Here is the Infinity Bonus (#5, paid up to 9 levels deep):

Unicity5

I have produced a spreadsheet calculating possible effects of the above:

UnicityMLM (hypothetical model- view the pdf)

Even although the above  spreadsheet calculations may not be accurate (too many assumptions), the spreadsheet/ pdf demonstrates the effects MLM can have on price of a product.

Note: The extra 5 levels (total 14 levels) in the Infinity bonus table @5% would change the factor to 5 just for the infinity bonus and sales margin.

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Just this calculation would result in a retail price of $13.75 (without the other income streams).
i.e. Even this price is five times the company cost price!

The other income streams are likely to increase the $13.75 price by maybe at least 50%, resulting in a figure ($20.63) marginally above the $20.45 figure in my initial calculations.

The calculations indicate that a retail price seven times the company cost price may be needed to factor in most of the various commissions and bonuses etc.

So, if we adopt seven as the factor, the retail price would be 7 x $2.75 = $19.25.

The commissions would take up 6/7 (over 85%) of this price ($16.50), with the company cost price 1/7 ($2.75).

The actual manufacturing cost ($1) in this hypothetical example being just over 1/20 of the retail price.

Does this seem fair to you (for the customer)?

Note: If we increase the company price by 10 cents to $2.85 (by increasing  components of the price by a total of 10 cents), the retail price would become $19.95 (using the same fractions). This retail price is only 50 cents less than the price calculated on the spreadsheet. Commissions etc would total $17.10.

Regardless, the commission amount/percentage shows how unfair/expensive this type of MLM is for the customer.

What do you think?

The model is hypothetical.

Only Unicity knows the true percentages.

Suppose we consider the $13.75 price mentioned in the note above. This is very unlikely to cover the cost of the commissions/bonuses etc.

In this case the commissions make up 4/5 ($11) of the price and the company cost price 1/5 ($2.75).

In this case let us increase the $2.75 company price to $2.99 by adding a total of 24 cents to the company costs.

The new company cost of $2.99 produces a retail cost of 5 x $2.99 = $14.95.

Now the commissions make up 4/5 ($11.96) of the price and the company cost price 1/5 ($2.99).

We now have a range of values to consider: a manufacturing cost of $1; a company cost of $2.85 – $2.99 and a retail price of $14.95 – $19.95.

Remember $14.95 is unlikely to cover the cost of the commissions/bonuses etc. [Perhaps we should consider a retail price of 6 x 2.99 = $17.94 (say $17.95) to maybe cover most of the commissions?]. An extra $2 is unlikely to cover remaining commissions/bonuses etc.

The product with a small manufacturing cost of $1 is the only thing preventing this from being a pyramid scheme.

We have percentage cost/price ranges (including a profit margin): a manufacturing cost about 5-7% of the retail price and a company costs about 14-20% of the retail price (1 d.p.).

Do you think this is fair on the consumer?

Only Unicity knows the true percentages.

Is this the type of company you would want be in business with?

In the MonaVie example below “fewer than 1% qualified for commissions and of those only 10% made more than $100 per week.”

See:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MonaVie:

Distributor earnings

Around 14% of distributors made a profit, according to MonaVie Executive VP Henry Marsh quoted from a 2009 Deseret News article.[30] A Newsweek article, reporting on MonaVie’s 2007 Income disclosure statement, stated “fewer than 1% qualified for commissions and of those, only 10% made more than $100 a week.” More than 90% were counted as wholesale customers, whose earnings were mostly discounts on sales to themselves. According to a top recruiter, the dropout rate in 2008 was around 70%.[12] An article published in the Hartford Courant reported that about 45% of the company’s distributors earned an annualized average check of less than $1,600, and 37% took home about $2,000; roughly 2% earned an annualized average check of more than $29,000, and just 7 out of 80,000 distributors (<0.01%) took home more than $3 million, according to MonaVie’s 2008 Income Disclosure statement[31][32] According to a 2011 article in The Salt Lake Tribune, 85% of MonaVie’s distributors earned commission checks in 2009 averaging $35 a week or less, while the company’s top seven distributors earned an average of $3.4 million a year.[33]

Also see:

https://infinitemlmsoftware.com/blog/top-100-mlm-companies-2019

Gifting Circles are definitely a pyramid scheme. See:
https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/2017/07/17/gifting-circles-stay-away-from-these/

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/02/27/1743697/0/en/Consumer-alert-regarding-gifting-circles.html

Also see:
https://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/huge-companies-accused-of-being-pyramid-schemes.html/

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Fantail II

Fantail II

Now rest in peace Jim, we are all right
How blessed God’s best whim to fail your fight
You are with Him, always in sight
Memories dim, our thoughts stay bright
Whene’er we see fantails aflight
Brown grey feathers fantailed with white
Twittering towards sunshine’s bright light
Flittering forwards fearing the night.

Alan Grace
27 April 2019

Jim passed in 2006 while battling cancer and releasing himself from Hospice care to get his affairs in order.

See:
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Gutenberg iceberg II. Do you find it easy to switch back to the WordPress Classic editor?

RIP

OH CLASSIC EDITOR MY LOVE

Oh Classic Editor
How I love you
With your clear firm lines
And your soft open spaces
Oh how easy it is to slide into you
Oh what joy we can have there
Creating and recreating joy and bliss
Winding ourselves up into ecstasy
Oh how beautiful you are
My long lost lover
Oh how I craved to be in your arms again
Oh how I craved to the freedom you gave
I yearned for you
I longed for you
And your gentleness
Oh how you invited me in
Where together we could create beautiful things
Oh my love we are back together again
Oh my love never leave me again
Never leave me abandoned again
I love you so much
I am eternally yours
Stay with me for ever
And never let me go

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Peace and quiet

Peace and quiet

I’m not some silly dumb fool
One free month of feeling cool
Quiet peace all enjoying
None- not one call annoying
From marketers or for school

Alan Grace
24 February 2019

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It is now over a month since I stopped having a landline phone. I was not using it much anyway.

No longer any calls from telephone marketers.

Also my old landline number was the same as a local school except for the last digit. So no more calls from people trying to contact the local school (who put in the number wrong).

I changed my internet service provider (ISP) in January.

My new ISP does not supply a landline number.

The monthly cost is les than one-half of my previous cost (which included a landline).

My broadband is faster. I can now see movies without pauses while the movie continues to download.

I am now using a wifi system. This uses cell phone towers to deliver broadband.

I will not have a fibre connection to my property until next year.

I am not on a contract.

My monthly limit is now 60 Gig per month and I had almost 20 Gig left at the end of last month (actually a 30 day cycle).

I did have to pay for a new modem but including the cost for this, my first month’s broadband was only a few dollar’s more than my previous month’s cost with my old ISP.

My cost now is $39 per 30 days. On special the cost to buy my new modem was $50 (now back to $99 for new subscribers).

If I need to talk for some time with my friends I use (Facebook) Messenger.

I am not joined at the hip with my cell phone. I rarely take my cell phone with me.

Altogether a good compromise and a nice peaceful month!

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Dance facts

Dance facts

She would not interact or make eye contact
It’s a true fact that two opposites attract
There may not be many
Who’d be with a Jenny
Exactly twenty-three years and that’s a fact

Alan Grace
14 February 2019

Opposites-Attract

Enjoy my new website: There are now six sites!

A new blog has been added to my group of sites.

I now have a new website. Enjoy:
https://computersandmaths.wordpress.com/

There a now six sites!

My website is an umbrella site for all my other sites/blogs.

Note:

Note: Thumbnailed no longer exists.

The following sites are now live:

alangrace.weebly.com

bizads123.wordpress.com

My old awardspace website was destroyed at the end of last month. See:
Sad loss

Foresight/ Four Sites: There were previously five sites

You can find the Notice Us online Community Noticeboard here:
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Foresight

Why nigh jeopardize
Thy eyes’ bright sight wise
Trust well hard truth
Dwell quell marred youth
You must not tell lies

Alan Grace
19 August 2018

Eyes
Poetry

Youth
Poetry

Jeopardize
Poetry

I share my posts on the new Thumbnailed Group.

This site is part I of a quartet (quadrilogy/ tetralogy) of collection of 5 sites:

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There used to be only four sites:

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HardTruth

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DwellDreams

Dont-dwell-on-things-on-the-past

Reality

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The Happiness Theorem: RU over me

Happiness theorem: RU over me

Art masters of mathematics
Real soul algebra fanatics
Yes please adore me more
Reveal inverse square law
Happiness Theorem quadratics

Alan Grace
10 January 2018

To solve the Happiness theorem, simplify the soul algebra quadratics.
See: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/2018/01/10/the-mathematician/

Daily prompt: Simplify

Daily prompt:  Brilliant

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Farewell The AAAmazing Phoenix

Disheartened

Am I lost and left forlorn
At my cost I all forewarn
Please Gods will appease
Seize me ill at ease
I am tossed on tempest borne

Alan Grace
7 January 2019

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The AAAmazing Phoenix

There are always reasons
For a Phoenix all seasons
I simmer in summer
I augment in autumn’s stir
Then one winter
In a northern
November hemisphere
I retire
-I cannot remember where-
My heart’s afire
With gnarls and gnashes
And fiery flashes
In December
I turn
I burn
In my fire
My funeral pyre
Then as every ember
Grows older
And colder
And turns to ashes
I freeze
I cease
I expire
In spring eons after
With flickers flames and flashes
-Ignore my tenterhooks
I emerge from the ashes
And await your tender looks
I’m a fierce-some creature
With an eternal feature
Sadly not one you share
For you have perished
Without any laughter
For eons I’ve cherished
Our memories with care
You will be in my heart
Though we will be apart
Now and ever after
Heart torn
Forlorn
I yearn

Alan Grace
4 December 2017

Daily prompts:
Forlorn
Burn
Summer
Tenterhooks
Creature

For my original post see: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/2017/12/04/phoenix/

Fierce Fierce Poetry

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New year almost here. Do you need resources for your posts? Daily prompts automatically updated each day (or type in your own keyword)

New year almost here

Will stay in grief near no relief
Still I may sigh sheer disbelief
New year’s dawning
Morn tears mourning
Ill till Daily Prompts clear the reef

Alan Grace
30 December 2018

I hope my Daily prompt spreadsheet work in 2019. See:
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Happy 2019 for you all.

Daily prompts:
Almost
Genius

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Merry Sexmas Dinner (3 versions of a poem- which version is your favourite?)

Merry Sexmas Dinner

Christmas Menu by communal pool
This is why most matriarchs rule Yule
Close to the familial zoo
Men half-hea[r]ted by barbeque
Then we eat seated by [g]olden rule

Alan Grace
24 December 2017

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Which version do your prefer? Previous version:

Merry Sexmas Dinner

Christmas Menu by communal pool
This is why most matriarchs rule Yule
Close to the familial zoo
Men semi-boozed by barbeque
Then we eat seated by [g]olden rule

Alan Grace
24 December 2017

Another version:

Merry Sexmas Dinner

Christmas Menu by communal pool
This is why most matriarchs rule Yule
Close to the familial zoo
Men are half-boozed by barbeque
Then we eat seated by [g]olden rule

Alan Grace
24 December 2017

Daily prompt: Communal

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Sad Announcement

Sorry to hear about your loss

Remember

Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you planned:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.

Christina Rosetti

You may also like to read these poems from the same source:

https://www.naturalendings.co.uk/funeral-poetry/

 

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WordCamp US (Livestream tickets are FREE): This weekend 7th-8th December (CST timezone)

WordCamp US this weekend 7th-8th December (CST timezone)

WordCamp US 2018 will be December 7-9 at the Music City Center in Downtown Nashville, Tennessee. We’re excited to offer tickets again this year for just $40. Your ticket includes access to sessions, the afterparty, and exclusive swag items. Be sure to read the important notes below.

Livestream tickets are FREE, so you can watch the event live this weekend. they are all recorded to watch after the event as well, so you won’t miss out!

Full schedule and streaming ticket registrations can be found on the official WordCamp US website.

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What Are WordCamps?

WordCamp US is the largest WordCamp in North America attracting roughly 2,000 in-person attendees from around the globe.

WordCamps are low-cost, weekend events organized by dedicated teams of volunteers where WordPress enthusiasts and more gather to learn to get the most out of WordPress.

Our 3-day event is December 7-9 in Nashville, TN for the amazing price of $40. Our sponsors, who believe in the Open Source WordPress project help make this event possible.

Most importantly, WordCamps provide a welcoming, engaging and safe space for WordPress users to get to know one another. This is backed up by a strictly enforced Code of Conduct.

https://2018.us.wordcamp.org/info/

https://2018.us.wordcamp.org/schedule/

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Crypto's demise: Bitcoin drops 13% today to below $4850 (new 2018 low); Ripple below 50c; Ethereum below $150

Crypto’s demise

He became more depressed than hysteric
Through the floor from famed skies atmospheric
Shame to new moon
Same blamed buffoon
Named crypto’s demise so esoteric

Alan Grace
18 November 2018

Daily prompt:
Atmospheric

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Update. See:
https://www.grnewsletters.com/archive/coinmarketcap-newsletter/-Were-all-in-this-together-706173102.html?e=&u=hdLSW&s=x7c1qP

CryptoUpdateNov20

Below $5K: Bitcoin Drops $500 to Set New 2018 Low – CoinDesk

https://www.coindesk.com/below-5k-bitcoin-drops-500-on-day-to-set-new-2018-low
8 hours ago – Bitcoin dropped below $5,000 for the first time in over 13 months on Monday. CoinDesk price data reveals the world’s largest cryptocurrency by …

 

Bitcoin drops 12% to below $5,000 – CNBC.com

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/…/bitcoin-skids-to-a-13-month-low-nearing-5000.htm…
10 hours ago – The world’s largest cryptocurrency dropped to its lowest level in more than a year on Monday. Bitcoin hit a low of $4,883.09, bringing its losses …

 

Newsflash: Bitcoin Price Drops to $4,950 as Bears Pummel the Market

https://www.ccn.com/newsflash-bitcoin-price-drops-to-4950-as-bears-pummel-the-ma…
7 hours ago – Bloody Sunday? Try Monday Massacre. This morning, the bitcoin price dropped to $4950 as BTC dipped below $5000 for the first time since …

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Crypto’s demise: Bitcoin drops below $5500; Ripple below 50c; Ethereum below $175

See:
Crypto’s demise: Bitcoin drops below $5500; Ripple below 50c; Ethereum below $175

There was a big drop in Bitcoin earlier this week (over 15%). See:
https://www.investinblockchain.com/price-analysis-bitcoin-november/

Bitcoin18Nov18

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Our China Trip: Sinorama goes under; Too much China drama from Sinorama

More China drama from Sinorama

For sure China trip in particular
Pours my heart atrioventricular
A poor Titanic blunder
Sinorama down under
Tours are no longer perpendicular

Alan Grace
19 November 2018

Daily prompt:
Particular

Travel industry body ejected Sinorama NZ weeks before collapse …

https://www.stuff.co.nz/…/travel-industry-body-ejected-sinorama-nz-weeks-before-col…

 Oct 6, 2018 – Andrew Olsen, chief executive of TAANZ, the Travel Agents Association of New Zealand, said TAANZ cancelled Sinorama NZ’s membership …

Sinorama, Wholesaler of China Travel, Closes Its Doors

https://www.travelmarketreport.com/…/Sinorama-Wholesaler-of-China-Travel-Closes-…

Aug 13, 2018 – As many as five thousand Canadian travelers planning to visit China had their plans abruptly canceled with the closure of Sinorama Holidays, …

Travel agency Sinorama NZ goes into liquidation, upsetting more than …

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid…

Oct 5, 2018 – The company, Sinorama NZ, operated as an agent for a Canadian travel … The official Sinorama Holiday NZ website was now inactive.

 Sinorama, best known for its Chinese tours, has gone bankrupt | CTV …

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/sinorama-best-known-for-its-chinese-tours-has-gone-bankru…

 Oct 19, 2018 – Sinorama, the company best known for popularizing tourism to China, has gone bankrupt.

 

Too much China drama from Sinorama

Secure in the lure of adventure
Thoughts premature did not long endure
Lack of coordination
And poor communication
For sure disorganised nightmare tour

Alan Grace
19 May 2018

Daily prompt: Premature

I had a social media detox during my China trip. Now it’s time to detox from my China trip! The great price for the trip would have been better value with better coordination among the guides and better organisation.

We had three buses of passengers on our tour. Sadly a lack of cooperation and poor coordination between the guides meant passengers were kept waiting when they should not have been. Guides organised the trip for their own convenience rather than in the best interests of the passengers. Even on the last day there was only one trip to the airport for each bus. Our bus departure time to the airport was 9.40am. We were scheduled to fly out at 3.50pm. This would have meant a very long wait had we not been able to get an earlier flight to Hong Kong once we got to the airport. On the trip from Auckland I was in seat 45A and my partner in seat 45K (window seats on opposite sides of the plane).

One guide (Helen) was frequently late with her busload of passengers. This meant that passengers were kept waiting (e.g. to go back to the hotel when not booked for optional tours). Most passengers not booked on an optional tour were kept waiting on the bus for over half an hour for Helen to come to the bus. An extra bus would not solve this problem.

Our own guide (James) frequently extended the time for the group to meet. There was no one there when we met at the meeting point at the arranged time at the end of the Great Wall visit. The time had been extended considerably without our knowledge.

The passengers on our bus were great and the kids on board behaved very well.

Apart from about two couples and kids all the passengers were mainly over 40. The amount of walking each day was too much for many passengers. Two passengers in their eighties with limited mobility were told before leaning NZ that an optional mountain walk after a cable car ride would be ok for them. They had to wait at the top of the cable car for three hours for everyone else to return from the mountain walk and lunch.

The pre-departure crowded information meeting in Auckland contained information that was incorrect and/or not relevant to our trip. It would have been better o have had two separate meetings: one for the pax on the Yangtze river cruise and another for those whose tours did not include this.

Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City should never have been optional tours (i.e. there should have been no extra cost to visit these).

Some of the information in the itinerary was incorrect for optional tours. Lunch and dinner were twice mixed up.

Far too much walking and no return to hotel before evening events.

AlanGreatWall

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Crypto's demise: Bitcoin drops below $5500; Ripple below 50c; Ethereum below $175

Crypto’s demise

He became more depressed than hysteric
Through the floor from famed skies atmospheric
Shame to new moon
Same blamed buffoon
Named crypto’s demise so esoteric

Alan Grace
18 November 2018

Daily prompt:
Atmospheric

There was a big drop in Bitcoin earlier this week (over 15%). See:
https://www.investinblockchain.com/price-analysis-bitcoin-november/

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Would you like to publish your great posts on my blog (no prompt required)?
This can help promote your blog (include a link to your blog in your post).

Since the Daily Post stopped producing new prompts in June, there has been no WordPress site to publish posts in a similar way (just text links to your posts).

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Halloween IV

Which version do you prefer?

Halloween IV

One weird dimmer night of Halloween
Simmer werewolves, goblins, elves obscene
Cruel parents’ unghoulish history
Appeared instead foolish mystery
And all feared tricks and treats awful mean

In flight their nightmare grim Halloween
Weird witches, werewolves, goblins obscene
Cruel parents’ unghoulish history
Appeared instead foolish mystery
Awful scared all feared tricks very mean

Alan Grace
1 November 2018

Daily prompts:
Simmer
Mystery
Ghoulish

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Halloween

On the darkest night of Halloween
Were weird witches and goblins obscene
All grownups not ghoulish
Appeared instead foolish
And all feared tricks and treats awful mean

Alan Grace
1 November 2017

Halloween II

In their darkest night of Halloween
Were weird witches and goblins obscene
Cruel parents not ghoulish
Appeared instead foolish
Awful scared all feared tricks very mean

Alan Grace
1 November 2018

Halloween III

In flight their nightmare grim Halloween
Weird witches, werewolves, goblins obscene
Cruel parents not ghoulish
Appeared instead foolish
Awful scared all feared tricks very mean

Alan Grace
1 November 2018

ghoul

 

Halloween II and III

Which version do you prefer?

Halloween

On the darkest night of Halloween
Were weird witches and goblins obscene
All grownups not ghoulish
Appeared instead foolish
And all feared tricks and treats awful mean

Alan Grace
1 November 2017

Halloween II

In their darkest night of Halloween
Were weird witches and goblins obscene
Cruel parents not ghoulish
Appeared instead foolish
Awful scared all feared tricks very mean

Alan Grace
1 November 2018

Halloween III

In flight their nightmare grim Halloween
Weird witches, werewolves, goblins obscene
Cruel parents not ghoulish
Appeared instead foolish
Awful scared all feared tricks very mean

Alan Grace
1 November 2018

ghoul

Daily prompt: Ghoulish

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Foresight

Why nigh jeopardize
Thy eyes’ bright sight wise
Trust well hard truth
Dwell quell marred youth
You must not tell lies

Alan Grace
19 August 2018

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