Random Friday Question Fun

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Random Friday Question Fun

What prompts you to write about your favourite genres?

I like writing about life. Anything can get the creative ideas going. I love both photo and idea prompts. I do miss doing the daily prompts and the challenge they posed, weaving 5-6 words into one cohesive idea!

How do you personally define ‘fear and do you think we should all live with an element of fear in our lives?

Fear is one of nature’s defense mechanisms. One should never disregard it. We are naturally afraid of things that can harm us. It includes objects and situations too. Fear makes us tread carefully in life. We should pay due heed to it but not let it cripple our way of life.

How long do you spend weekly with your hobby’s?

As blogging is my hobby, I spend around 25- 30 hours a week on it. A few hours I spend on reading, but way less than what I should.

Have you, were you, do you desire to be a hippie?

Nopes!

I was too young when this trend was all the rage. Living in Pakistani society, I didn’t encounter many hippies and so there was not much inclination to turn hippie!

I’m more of a conventional person, and my rebellious streak is just apparent when I express my opinions.

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Crimson Creative Challenge # 121

Crispina is the host of Crimson Creative Challenge

CCC121

Spring is in the air, temperatures are moderate and the spirits are lifting.

I too was affected by the spring fever and headed to the nearest garden center.

I did get a bit carried away but the blooms and plants were hard to resist.

After splurging a sizable amount on planters, soil, bulbs, and indoor plants, I stopped by the flowers and got tulips and lilies, pansies, and daisies.

Though spring is a very short season in my city, we will enjoy these beauties till it lasts.

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#CCC

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt- Dreamcatcher

Eugenia is the host of Eugi’s Causerie

Your Weekly Prompt  Dreamcatcher– March 4, 2021

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It sways with the moving breeze gently

Filigree like shadows cast by the moonlight

Even if it doesn’t catch me good dreams

Or prevents nightmares from disturbing my sleep

Its beauty and charm alone are enough to guarantee

A peaceful slumber, under this fairy-like dreamcatcher!

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#Keepitalive

#EugisCauserie

Friday Flashback -One Day soon- Daily Prompts

I am sharing this post from March 2020, it was the beginning of the lockdown, as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback

I see countless branches, bare

Waiting for spring to put some buds

And leaves to cover their nakedness 

It will happen when the time is right

Patience is an art we learn when we wait

For nature to act, changing winter into spring

The amount of time may vary every year

This year things may be difficult 

Eerie and frightening, but spring will arrive 

And flowers will bloom like always

Break out of the fearful and somber mood

Put a smile on your face while you wait

For the crisis to be over, for the world to right itself 

In response to the following prompts;

3TC;

Time, Courtesy, Break

FOWC;

Amount 

RDP;

Countless branches

Word of the day Challenge;

Eerie

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#3TC 

#FOWC 

#RDP 

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 175

Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge

PROMPT #175

A year back, the prompt on Exploration Challenge was “Woman”.

I decided to reverse it.

In this week, write a story/anecdote/non-fiction piece which does not involve a woman.

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A father

Seldom celebrated

Infrequently acknowledged

He bears the burden of financial responsibility

Carries the concerns of his family deep in his heart

Often unable to articulate his love and care in words

His actions sometimes deemed harsh, judgmental

But look into his heart and his worried eyes

And you will find a love that parallels that of a mother

Yet seldom celebrated or realized, but just taken for granted

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I was thinking of my own father, the kindest man I’ve ever known, or my husband who is a kind and caring father. But my children think him strict and there are often arguments when they declare that papa doesn’t get them!

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#ReenasExplorationChallenge

Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays Writing Challenge #14: Citizenship – 5 Women that influenced my life

March is Women’s history month.

“THE SUCCESS OF EVERY WOMAN SHOULD BE THE INSPIRATION TO ANOTHER. WE SHOULD RAISE EACH OTHER UP. MAKE SURE YOU’RE VERY COURAGEOUS: BE STRONG, BE EXTREMELY KIND, AND ABOVE ALL, BE HUMBLE”

– SERENA WILLIAMS

Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays Writing Challenge #14: Citizenship

In this month I plan to write at least one post per week, honoring women.

This week, I want to honor 5 women who positively influenced my life.

My paternal grandmother;

When my mom passed away, my paternal grandparents moved in with us. My grandmother took care of us, three siblings. She was old and thought herself even older than she was. But she embraced her role and took on the mantle of a surrogate mother for us. We ranged in ages, 4 – 8 and I can imagine how hard it must have been for her.

I really admire the fact that she put her own life on hold and took care of us.

My grade 8 class teacher;

She was the second inspirational woman in my young life. She was a very smart, well-articulated woman. She inspired us all to be well-read and well-spoken. We all, ( it was an all-girls school) idolized her and she never showed us any weakness. I met her again later in life when my daughter went to the same school and she was the principal there.

My anatomy professor;

She was a dragon lady. A fierce woman, closer to my grandmother’s age, she was famous for her knowledge of anatomy and her very strict discipline. We were fascinated by her and afraid of her in equal measures. She passed away a few years ago and the medical community lost a great champion.

My mother in law;

She was such a wonderful person. A doctor by profession, she was an extremely kind and loving person. She became the mother for me that I had missed growing up. She was witty and cheerful. She was my role model when I became a mother-in-law to my son’s wife. I adopted her way of interacting with my daughter in law and the result is that I’m good friends with her.

My elder daughter;

I have learned a lot from my elder daughter. She has faced many hard times in her young life but her courage and determination are phenomenal. I’ve learned to be fair and compassionate from her. I have seen how wonderful she is as a mother and have tried to follow her example.

Many people, men, and women have influenced me, but these five women stand out.

If you like, you too can share who, men or women have had a great influence on your lives.

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Tuesday Writing Prompt- Where?

Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge 

Today’s prompt: Tell me what your favorite place to be is without naming the exact place.

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Comfort is the first priority

Soft and cushy seating a must

Lighting not too dim or glaring

Some music or white noise in the background

I love to be here, where I can relax

Write or read or just be at ease

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#Keepitalive

#TuesdayWritingPrompt

A repost- Thursday Photo Prompt- Torrent. # WritePhoto

Sue Vincent is the host of Thursday Photo Prompt.

This week’s prompt ~ Torrent

(For visually challenged writers, the image shows a waterfall, its peat-coloured waters cascading over a rocky ledge and surrounded by trees)

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The river flowed quietly, even languidly

Till it reached the point when the land dropped

Then there was a sudden rush, an urgency

To meet the ground again and it flowed furiously

It cascaded down with all its energy, holding nothing back

Splashing and roaring into a wild torrent

It dropped from the height and merged again

With its own self, whole again, reunited

A bit like life one might think

We take it easy when things are normal

But when we are faced with the unusual challenge

We pick up our feet and get into action

Doing what we have to do till the crisis is everted

That’s the time we kick back and relax again

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#WritePhoto

Do you trust your instincts?

Rory the ever curious blogger is asking;

How well do you trust your own instincts for sensing if something or someone is wrong for you and/or your life?

As far as human nature is concerned, I do trust my instincts on judging them. I can tell if a person is going to be a good match nature-wise for me or not.

Do you or can you make the right decisions based upon your gut reactions quickly or do you simply tread more carefully and observe everything before making decisions on your findings, opinions, and beliefs?

If we talk about actions, like deciding to do something or buy something small, I am very impulsive. That usually means that I make snap decisions and they are often wrong. I used to buy stuff which I didn’t need just because I liked it. Or try something new without giving it too much thought. But these weren’t very important matters. If it’s an important decision, I do think about it and get information to help me make the right decisions. I rely on information more than my instincts.

If you were to sense a change in a friendship but were not sure of the direction in which this was taking, but your instinct told you something was seriously off – how would you choose to react?

Well if it is a good, or old friend, I would ask the reason for their charge in attitude. I believe in treasuring friendships and also in talking things out. I wouldn’t want to make a decision without trying to clear the air first.

Do you think your instincts are always right and if not, what do you think can alter them to become unreliable?

I trust my instincts as far as judging people is concerned. I do tend to form an opinion about people when I meet them. But that’s as far as I’ll trust my instincts. I am often wrong about other things and would rather trust my brain to make a better, informed choice.

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#Keepitalive

#RoryAsks

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #108

FlashFiction

Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from Ba Tik @ Pexels.com.For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of a young couple sitting on a bed drinking coffee together and the young woman is whispering something young man’s ear.

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You’re kidding!

No, it’s true, absolutely true

I can’t believe it, it seems so improbable

But Cindy told me herself

That she and …..

Yes and that they are…….

Oh wow! Unbelievable!

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Gossip is a lovely dish

Served hot and on the ready

It can be true or totally false

But it is fun to talk about people

Things that one dare not say to their faces

But it turns poisonous when it is directed

Back at you, just a pack of lies

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#Keepitalive

#FFFC