Posted in Life, Prompt, Quotes, Thoughts, Uncategorized

Just Don’t

… about me until you’ve talked to me.

…..underestimate me until you’ve challenged me.

…..judge me until you know me.

And even then, just DON’T!

©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Encouragement, Faith, Hope, Life, Poetry, Positivity, Uncategorized

I Can’t Wait!

~Big Lots on Pinterest
Wishing we could enjoy the day,
having fun in whatever way.
Talking ‘bout life, dancing, singing,
Oh, that’s only the beginning!

Let’s be hopeful, optimistic,
dreams can become realistic.
We soon could meet, laugh big and share
and then you’ll see how much I care.

Prepare a list of things to do
the day I finally meet you.
I really hope you feel the same
because I’d love to know your name!

©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Fiction, Life, Prompt, Relationships, stories, Uncategorized

The “Buc” Stops Here (Fiction)

Melissa had finally had enough of her boyfriend’s nonchalance. Greg planned on attending the Super Bowl with his co-workers, in spite of all the warnings about COVID.

“You’ve never taken any of this seriously, Greg!You’re endangering both of us,” Melissa argued.

“Yeah well, no one can tell me how to live. They only suggested we take precautions anyway so maybe it’s really not that serious,” Greg responded, shrugging his shoulders. Melissa sat in silence for a minute, shocked by her boyfriend’s ignorance.

“Not that serious!!! The death toll is in the hundreds of thousands already this year and it’s just February! Thousands are dying every day. What else do you need to happen?”

“I need the Bucs to win,” Greg responded, as he laughed and walked out the bedroom. Melissa was livid at this point and she retrieved a suitcase from the closet. “You’re leaving?” Greg asked, with a look of confusion on his face.

“No, I’m not going anywhere during this pandemic,” Melissa said without pause, “but since you’re insistent on going to the game, I’ll forward your mail and belongings to Raymond James Stadium.”

©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Life, Thoughts, Uncategorized

FPQ #94 – Inexcusable in 2020!

My response was previously posted in the Comments section of Fandango’s Provocative Question #94

What do you think about what happened in the United States yesterday? Are you shocked or surprised at the outcome, if it’s even known as you read this? Or are the results of the election what you expected? And finally, are you happy or unhappy?

Absent the final results, I’m saddened by the narrow margin between the presidential candidates. In 2016 I was shocked by the number of voters willing to place the country’s fate in the hands of a failed businessman with no moral compass. I understood many people weren’t aware of #45’s tactics at the time but growing up in New York gave me the advantage of knowing what he is capable of. Here we are four years later, when everyone has witnessed his incompetence and destruction, and so many still support him. I’m more disgusted than surprised, at this point. America has shown its whole ass and its crack is too far right. Even if Biden wins, the evil of the people is already known and can’t be put back in the box. I was certainly shocked by Kentucky and South Carolina Senate races. I need to further lower my expectations of the American people. 😞🤷🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️

Posted in Humor, Uncategorized

Atypical Woman

Dear Typical Guy,

You thought I was a typical woman

You approached me in your typical way

You spouted off your typical pick-up,

“I seemed to have lost my number. Can I have yours?”

Aww! Say farewell to your typical day.

Kind regards,



©2018 CSNelson, dontforgetthehalf