Friday, July 21, 2023

Friday Writings #86: Glimmers

Hello, Word Artists and Admirers! With all the yuck going on in the world, today I’d like to talk about glimmers. According to,

 A glimmer is the exact opposite of a trigger—it is some kind of cue, either internal or external that brings one back to a sense of joy or safety. This can be anything from catching a view of the skyline of your favorite city to seeing a picture of your pet.

When I first heard about glimmers, I knew right away that music was one of mine. I ended up making a playlist of some of my musical glimmers (so if I’m ever chased by Vecna, feel free to grab something from there to bring me back).


Maria Von Trapp knew about glimmers. 

For today’s optional prompt, I’d like you to write about glimmers, either glimmers in general or a specific glimmer of yours. Poetry and prose are welcome, as are fiction and non-fiction. Just be sure to keep it to 369 words or fewer and one entry person please.

For next week's optional prompt, Rosemary will ask you to answer the question, What pleases you?


  1. It was a fun write for one who has many joys. I have more household duties now that health circumstanses that I cannot.bring out in the public audience I have. I hope my write will stand alone as is written without background help.

    1. I think so too! I'm glad either way that there are plenty of joys in your life.

  2. Rommy, I love challenges that make me dig, deep, count my many blessings. Thank you.

  3. I'm the anonymous person above.

    My recipe for "Jim's Quick and Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers."

    Use precooked boudin, it consists of Cajun spiced sausage and rice, perfect for stuffing precooked (boiled) cut in halves Green Pepper. One link will make two stuffed half bell peppers, a package of Cajun Budin generally comes with two or more links. Take the skins off the links.

    Boil the cut peppers, stuff the peppers, and bake in the oven, probably about 350 degrees until nice and hot, I do seven to ten minutes. (If you've just defrosted the budin and softened the peppers they will be somewhat warmish already)

    You can garnish the top with bread crumbs or meatloaf type, or even put ketchup on the tops. Yum Yum.
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  4. Good day, poets & Storytellers!

    Glimmer. I didn't know there's a word for these cues that brings one back to a sense of joy. Maybe a song. Some quote or lines of a book or poem. A beautiful sketch or photo.
    I would like to write about it, but today I am posting about a word that is usually associated with the recent COVID lockdowns.

    Will be back to read later. Going for an early morning walk/run.

    1. Those early days of COVID were surreal. Enjoy your run!

    2. Just an FYI, it looks like there might be malware on your site. I keep getting a really sketchy looking pop up telling me I have a virus even though my virus scans tell me I'm clean. You may want to check on that. I can't leave a comment because it's acting so weird.

    3. Oh dear! My site is hosted on Blogger, so it's quite unlikely from them. Unless it's from 3rd party sites that hosted some of my images and widgets.
      Is it happening very frequently? Is it popping up recently or has it been around for some time? Do other readers visiting my site experience the same thing.
      I may have to disable some of the links to find out.

    4. I'm not sure. What is happening is another window pops up asking me to prove I'm not a robot, but it doesn't look like the normal pop up for that. From there, the false window uses a cookie to get Google to pretty much spam you with fake notifications that you have a virus/ that McAfee is out of date/ that you have to pay McAfee. On all of those there is a sketchy link that for sure will put malware on your device.

      Nobody click on that link! Ignore it and run your own virus scan from your computer (that will not require an outside link). Very likely it will come up clean (like mine did) which proves those alerts are scams. What you need to do is go to your browser settings and block notifications from the scam site. That's the only way to shut it down.

    5. I didn't get that problem accessing dsnake1, but I did get it when I tried to access Sara's blog. I know not to fall for those things, so I didn't, but I'm thinking it may not be a problem with any particular blog so much as the scammers targeting lots of us at the same time. (Maybe a browser thing? I was using Chrome.)

    6. This particular scam does use Chrome to send their bogus notifications. I don't know if they have it set up for other browsers too. Be careful out there everyone!


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