Half Baked

This is my response to this week’s Flashback Track Friday prompt, where we were given Hotblooded by Foreigner and asked to:

Write a haiku that features the word “hot.”

My bakery job,
Bewildered when iced buns flew
from shelves like hot cakes.

Reblog: Flashback Track Friday #31-Hotblooded

Do any of you fancy taking on a haiku this weekend?

Songshine Sounds

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Welcome once again to Flashback Track Friday. Each week, either KK or Mister Bump will present a song to you, and out of that song, will prompt you with a question.


Hot Blooded” is a platinum-selling single by the British-American rock band Foreigner released June 1978.  I don’t know about the summer of ’78 but this summer has been a real scorcher here in the U.S. So much so, that I thought I’d feature the burning guitar riffs of today’s flashback track and issue a scorching challenge to go with it. So, where did this hot single come from, anyways?

Lead Singer Lou Graham tells us that the song came from the band goofing off and experimenting with sound.

When Mick (Guitarist Michael Jones) started playing that riff, I remember saying, “Wait! Stop! What’s that?” Mick said it was just another riff. So, I started singing along to…

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Playing the Numbers

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 27 August 2021, magnet.

A number-cruncher from Lahore,
Met her handsome young beau from Mysore,
His attraction magnetic,
Plus her skills arithmetic,
Meant of children, they had 2.4.

For a long time, the average number of children produced by couples in the UK was 2.4. It became a famous number, there was even a sitcom here called 2.4 Children. I’ve no idea what it is now, or what it is anywhwhere else.

I suppose zero is too big an ask?


Prompt image for the Fandango One Word Challenge prompt

Choo-chewed

Sometimes I wake up in the night, sometimes I even think of limericks, and once in a blue moon, I write them down.

A railwayman brought up in Staines,
From a boy dreamed of work on the trains,
Til the 3:48,
Running 10 minutes late,
Ensured lunch box is all that remains.