Blogophilia Week 48.13 – On a Cold Dark Night

This is Ecrits Blogophilia Week 48 of our 13th year!

Just give me one good reason tonight
Must be something you could say to me
To keep me warm on this cold dark night
Can you bring out the best in me?

That old moon in shining brightly
Up above the midnight plains
I only want your love to guide me
Back through the night and take us home again

~ “One Good Reason” by Alison Krauss

ATTENTION BLOGGERS: PLEASE continue to post the link to your blog on either the Facebook Martien Ecrits timeline or the Ecrits Blogophilia group!!!!!! Thanks for your cooperation!



Brrrr, it is cold on Mars this morning and I can see a snowstorm hitting planet Earth! Congratulations to Craig Fallon and Stormy Gail Dormire, as they share the leather jacket and pass the bottle of tequila – which should keep them warm on this cold winter day! Christopher Mitchell, Dia Jade and Irene Melgoza have a 3-way tie going, plus they are only ONE point away from the jacket! Christine Wichman is perfectly positioned to take the lead with a couple of correct guesses! Lika Saliscente-Phipps is bracing for the snowstorm, curling up with her cat and hot chocolate! The point spread is certainly tightening up in the last half of the season, so anything goes. Now the question on our minds is … who will wear the jacket next week?

Last week’s topic was submitted by Colleen Keller Breuning!
Everyone was so distracted this week that they did not see Colleen standing beside the wall of confusion! She cashes in big time with the entire 6 point jackpot!

Last week’s bonus suggestions were provided by Rebecca Revels and Irene Melgoza! They each receive 2 points for their contributions!!

Last week’s picture was submitted by Tyler Myrth!
Dia Jade stared at the cryptic numbers and song reference (867-5309, the most memorable phone number ever), and had a hunch that Tyler was behind the clever picture. She correctly tags him, and they both scoop up a nifty 4 points!

Martien’s secret picture bonus criteria was “Weather Man!!”
Christine, Irene and Stormy paid close attention to the weather man for the winter forecast, and they nail the secret phrase this week! They each pick up 3 points, with Stormy gaining an additional point for including the phrase in her blog content!

Now, isn’t that lovely?


Week 48.13 Picture

Ecrits Blogophilia Week 48.13 Topic: On a Cold Dark Night

Hard Bonus (2 points): Include a song lyric from the original Willie Wonka movie

Easy Bonus (1 Point): Use the term ‘the zings’ correctly (it means hungover)


PLEASE point out or highlight the bonuses within your blog content. It is so easy for us Martians to miss it completely!! And believe you us, we have missed these quite a few times!

Blogs must be submitted on or before Midnight (EST), Saturday, February 6, 2021. Please TAG Martien Ecrits by including his name within your blog content. In doing so, your blog will show up on his timeline. You may also post your blog link in the comment section below and/or post your blog link on the group “Ecrits Blogophilia” page.

**THE GUESSING GAME**Who and What do you guess on????
Guess who submitted the TOPIC – one guess permitted!
Guess who submitted the PICTURE – one guess permitted!!
The SECRET PICTURE WORD/PHRASE!! 10 guesses permitted!! PICTURE PHRASE GUESSES CAN BE ANYTHING AT ALL, but remember you are limited to only TEN picture phrases guesses!!

ALL GUESSES MUST BE LISTED ON YOUR BLOG in order to count for points.Correct guessing means earning extra points and is so much fun, especially if you’d like to wear our leather jacket!! (No guessing yourself AT ALL – you can’t get points that way!!!)

What are you waiting for? Start Writing!!!

Blogs Ready for Commentary:

Lika Saliscente-Phipps

Lisa Conrad

Christine Wichman

Craig Fallon

Tyler Myrth

Irene Melgoza

Lissa Fallon

Colleen Keller Breuning

Christopher Mitchell

David Schrader

Rebecca S. Revels

Dia Jade

Stormy Gail Dormire


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Week 47.13 Writer Points

89 Craig Fallon
89 Stormy Gail Dormire
88 Christopher Mitchell
88 Dia Jade
88 Irene Melgoza
87 Christine Wichman
85 Lika Saliscente-Phipps
84 Colleen Keller Breuning
80 Tyler Myrth
78 Rebecca S. Revels
54 Bettie Davis
45 Michelle King
39 Michael Wayne Engeseth
31 Lissa Fallon
6 Rebecca Grusendorf
6 Sharonlee Imageweaver
2 Dahlia Ramone

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17 Responses to Blogophilia Week 48.13 – On a Cold Dark Night

  1. Morning, Alien. Congrats to Stormy and Craig. Good stories there.

  2. Dia Jae says:

    There are some comments that say unable to show! Hey! Look! I made the right picture submission!!! Happy Sunday!!!

  3. Gail Dormire says:

    Congratulations to Craig Fallon. Chuckling. I didn’t beat you but I tied you. Bet you thought that gauntlet last week was just bluster.. It sure is cold here. I hope you all are staying warm.

  4. Congrats Stormy and Craig on the jacket. Happy Writing to everyone!!

  5. Pingback: Blogophilia 48.13: On a Cold Dark Night | Likamarie's Blog

  6. Irene Melgoza says:

    Congrats to Craig & Stormy! Happy writing to all my lovelies.

  7. I’m posted. Still have some bugs to work on, but am getting there.

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