The Haunted Wordsmith Has Tagged Me For Another Friday Funday Challenge

I have been working on this post for a whole week and decided it had to be ready for the earliest Friday.  I am going to admit, I have been tagged for two Friday Funday Challenges with questions on murder, horror and strange goings on.  An awful lot of the questions are not my cup of tea…or in some cases the question seems to be referring to something I don’t actually understand.  Think of me as Little Miss Sunshine…I don’t watch horror, I don’t dabble in the occult and if I do watch an episode of Miss Marple, I tend to change the channel as soon as the music starts to become a bit intense because I suspect something scary might be about to happen.

Nonetheless, I have made my best attempt to provide responses to the questions in this challenge.  I am also very grateful to Teresa (aka The Haunted Wordsmith) who nominated me.  She is a brilliant creative story writer and is also very supportive of other bloggers.  I love her blogsite…it’s one I pour over everyday.

I was tagged to take part in the Friday Fun Challenge by The Haunted Wordsmith  The Haunted Wordsmith  as you can see in her post below:

This is a challenge created by A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip! and is all explained in a post on his site!

It is a little like musical chairs. He writes: Each Friday l will ask 19 new questions, and nominate 3 bloggers of my own who will answer 16 of my questions, but insert 3 questions of their own and answer those as well, so that they are STILL answering 19 questions.


  1. Thank the nominator
  2. Answer Q1-19
  3. Nominate three bloggers and notify them
  4. Each selected blogger must answer 16 of the 19 questions AND insert three new questions to make the 19. [hint, delete three questions you don’t like or have an answer for and replace those]
  5. Q14 and Q20 Must remain intact.

Today’s Questions:

1] If you were facing the death penalty what would be your last meal choice??

Do you think I would have any appetite if I had been given the death penalty?  I would be traumatised.

What could I possible have done to be facing the death penalty?  I am presuming it would be for something remarkable, like refusing to bear arms that had enraged the rulers of a society shaped by war-mongering political propaganda…somehow I do not see myself tucking into a roast dinner with all the trimmings, when I was going to need every ounce of courage and conviction right to the last moment!

Why else would someone serve the death penalty to Little Miss Sunshine?

2] Have you ever whispered Candyman five times in front of a mirror?

Here we arrive at the first question I suspect means something to others but nothing to me.

I am not sure why I would ever do that?  Does this mean something?  Are we talking about Roald Dahls’ “Charlie and The Factory”?

Or more this type of Candyman?

3] Should popcorn be sweet or salty?  Have you tried any unusual flavours of popcorn?

I say sweet, Goldfinch says salty.  It’s the only subject we seriously disagree on.  Although because I love him, last time we went to the cinema, we shared a box of salted popcorn.

popcorn - blue cheese

Which was very weird.

I have not tried them…yet…but I saw these and I find myself wondering what on earth they would taste like.  Just in case you can’t make out the small print – they are blue cheese and rhubarb flavoured popcorn.  The company who make them have some other rather bizarre flavours on their website.

4] What unsolved murder unsettled you the most?

I am not the type to dwell on these crimes.

I can understand why anyone would be unsettled by a crime that remained “unsolved”. Many feel strongly that their pain is prolonged until they feel “justice has been served”. There are many who long for true justice.

I dread the day the man in the park is identified by the police and the court case takes place – it will be awful.  I spent lots of time at courts when I was training to be a legal secretary and I couldn’t bear them.  It’s an event I dread taking place.

I have mentioned this in a previous post…but I don’t want to waste many of my happy thoughts on a subject as miserable as murder.  I have good reason.  When I was 13, one of my close school friends was murdered.  I used to go running with her at lunch times (when I was not playing hockey) and after school.  They found her close to a route we often ran along, close to the hospital I was born in.

5] Would you sleep inside a coffin underground for a night?

Who writes these questions?  This is another wierd one.  I could probably sleep anywhere…  I find I fall asleep pretty much as soon as I am horizontal.

If I was being asked to sleep in the coffin as some kind of dare or for some droll entertainment related purpose I would politely decline.  I don’t understand the question.  Do you think it would be a frightening thing to do because people might forget you were there and leave you trapped?  Little Miss Sunshine does not really understand this.

6] If money where no object, is there a destination on our planet that you would love to visit?

If I have to choose one place…well, I just cannot believe that after all this time I still have not visited a country that I have been enchanted by my entire life: ITALY!  I think it needs to be right up at the top of my list for many reasons.

Couple Walking on Beach at SunsetAfter we have finished building a boat, Goldfinch and I set sail away into the deep blue.

We would travel to every port and harbour and we would meet the people who lived locally, taste their cuisine, dance to their music, and explore their culture.  We would visit every land on the planet.  There would also be plenty of swimming and diving when we were out a sea.  We would walk hand in hand along many beaches watching the magnificent sunsets.  There would be no such thing as passports and visas.  Just love!!!

7] Is there a horror movie you simply could NEVER watch because of the advertising hype?

All horror movies – why would I ever want to watch one?  I like fluffy bunnies and cupcakes and rainbows and daisies… Horror movies are not my cup of tea whatsoever!

8] What is the worst nightmare you have ever experienced? – Describe.

lion portrait on blackNightmares are not my style either.  When I was very young, I used to dream about a bright blue lion that chased us and we were all hiding with our neighbour’s children from the blue lion.  One by one the lion caught them.  The only way I escaped is by walking upside on the ceiling and then climbing out onto the roof.

I sleep so very heavily that I very rarely dream.  When I do dream, well, my dreams are normally rather odd, sometimes funny.  Normally my brain is trying to make sense of something new.  Nightmares…not so much.  I have had flashbacks (of the night in the park) but they were when I was wide awake usually when something triggered a memory.

9] Are you afraid of clowns?

Am I missing the point of some of these questions?  Little Miss Sunshine has no problem with clowns.  I used to go to lots of fancy dress parties as a child dressed as a clown.


Why should I be afraid of clowns?  Is this a trick question?  I am afraid of…erm…I am not too sure…afraid of getting locked out of the house when I desperately need to “spend a penny”!

10] If you could switch your job or career – is there anything that appeals to you?

lawn mowerI have had a taste of working in several different fields. At this point, I want to avoid a desk job for as long as possible because it us so unhealthy physically for you.  I need a job where I can be active and moving around.

I think I would like to have some training in real gardening – horticulture, I think they call it?  So that I understood the difference between plants and weeds, for a start…and the multitude of other things there are to know about plants.  I would love to know how to cultivate plants of all sorts…after a few years of proper training in gardening, maybe I could move on to agriculture and farming.

When I was self-employed I did a few gardening jobs for a couple of years, but I did warn my clients I didn’t know much about plants so I needed heavy supervision.  That might sound odd, but my clients adored me and patiently guided me so that I could be useful without destroying their gardens.  I loved driving the lawn mower around the lawns of a large estate I used to work on.  I looked after their lawns for two years and became quite adept on the lawn mower.

One of my friends says I am the female equivalent of Forrest Gump!  She claims this because I am always relating the lessons my mumma and dadda taught me, because of the way I care for other people, the way I can run and run, and also because of my innocence and gullibility.  When she found out about my lawn mower experience she felt totally vindicated in her opinion.  I don’t believe I have any other similarities to Forrest Gump.

11] Of all the ways a person could commit murder which do you think is the worst? Why?

I guess there are degrees of murder according to the law are there not?  I am glad I don’t have to decide how much pre-meditation was involved, whether the perpetrator of the crime was under duress or unusual provocation, or whether the mental health of the individual means the individual was not in control of themselves. Ugh – law is fraught with complications and best manipulated by those with wealth.

For the same reason I mentioned in my answer to question four, I would rather not think about the way people carry out this crime… CLEUDO has suddenly popped into my head…

…why does that question make me think of the very end of this movie clip?

12] If you wanted me to bake you a cake…what type would it be?

lime pieNormally, I would say caramel…but as it is summer my tastes have back-flipped.  I can’t get enough of fruit at the moment.  I have almost had my fill of strawberries though.

I wonder if you could make me something nice and light but with either lemons, limes…or even grapefruit.  A real citrus feel (but not orange).  And could there be an element of crumbly biscuit within it please?  It would be nice to have a creamy texture, but I would need it to be dairy free…if that is at all possible – PLEASE.

Ask me when summer is over and I would say either a coffee cake, or a caramel anything.

13] Hanging, Injection, guilotine or firing squad what would you prefer?

Preference?  Hmm?  Which would Little Miss Sunshine prefer?  I would prefer any of these:

Hmm…I guess at school we learnt a little about how three of those methods have been used throughout history and sometimes were not quick or effective.  I can only presume that the most humane way for the execution of a criminal in lands where capital punishment is legal is an injection. I don’t know an awful lot about how modern capital punishment is carried out but I would presume it is designed to be quick and not to be a long-drawn out process.

14] Which 3 questions will you be deleting to add your own in?

3, 6, 10 and 12 – whoops I cheated again.  Do I feel guilty?  Nope!  I am Little Miss Sunshine and I am not going to feel guilty about this.

15] What time of the day is the best time to commit a murder?

Can I ask for questions about fluffy bunnies and cupcakes and rainbows and daisies please?

Why are you asking me this question?  Should I be calling the police and reporting you are asking strange questions???

As a resident of WISE (formerly known as the UK) I must inform you, we are being encouraged through national campaigns to report anyone or anything to the police…

All these questions about murder are ringing alarm bells!

16] Do you look guilty?

You are asking me all these questions about murder and then you ask me if I look guilty?

When I am guilty…yes, I look guilty.  Mum and Dad both had mopeds or motorcycles when they were younger.   They were both involved in nasty accidents and so they made it very clear they did not want any of us to develop an interest in motorcyles.  My dad told me nevermotorcycle ever ever to allow a young man to talk me into riding pinion on his motorcycle.

Dad knew I had done it because of the look on my face…because I could not make eye-contact with him.  He just knew!

I have a sensitive conscience (which I am pleased about) and so if I do something wrong, yes I am upset with myself and look guilty.  It moves me to do everything I can to put things right.  Sometimes you can’t undo what you have done…just don’t repeat that mistake.

17] Uh oh, you have witnessed a murder, and you think the killer may have seen you but you are not sure, what would you do?

I am guessing this scenario means I am now alone in the same close proximity as the killer?  Well…I press my panic button…which goes through to the local police.  Yes, I have a panic button right next to me on my bed-side table.

18] If you could save three lives by killing one, would you?

Not quite sure what kind of scenario this would refer to?  I understand the question, “Would I risk my own life if it meant saving the lives of others?”

Would I kill Larry to save Greg, Mike and Barbara?  I don’t have the authority designated upon me to choose when to terminate life.  It is not my choice to make.

Life is an extraordinary gift.  I do not have the right to take another life.  Full stop.

19] Whilst gardening the body of a neighbour is discovered in your back yard that everyone knows you had a feud with, what are you going to do to prove your innocence or?

Hug.jpgLittle Miss Sunshine does not get into feuds.  If a friend (or a neighbour) and I have a misunderstanding, I do everything I possibly can to fix it, until it ends like this:

The only unresolved situation I have ever encountered with any person who has entered my life is my ex-flatmate.  I did everything I possibly could to resolve the situation with him.  I am still on his side, despite what he did.  I love him.

The only unresolved difficulty I have ever had with another human was with my ex-flatmate:

20] The three bloggers you are nominating are?


11 thoughts on “The Haunted Wordsmith Has Tagged Me For Another Friday Funday Challenge”

    1. Thank you Rory…
      I am sure I did not do the questions any justice…but I did something.
      B- for effort…if perhaps it’s just a C for the result.
      Hey…if you do a Funday Friday on cupcakes and rainbows…please tag me…I am sure I would do a better job!

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      1. I will try, and trust me Caramel, you do get an A+ considering it is not a subject you have a penchant for 🙂 Unicorns inclusive as well as cupcakes and rainbows?

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            1. My friend just told me a unicorn is a male servant who has had certain delicate parts removed in order to serve female members of the royal household in certain lands???


              1. That is a eunuch a unicorn is this :

                a mythical animal typically represented as a horse with a single straight horn projecting from its forehead.

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                1. So it’s not something real? Like a mermaid…but a horse…a mythical horse?
                  Nope…I never developed an interest in anything that was no real…fairies and elves and things all seemed a bit odd when I read about them in the books I read as a child.

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