Daily Prompts- Assault on my senses

The birdsongs emitting from the hedgerow

Implicating that the spring is almost here

The assault of the fragrance on my senses

Makes me forgetful of the fact that I am

Standing here, in the middle of this country Lane

And not in a garden full of blooming spring flowers

It is the anniversary of my moving to the country

And a congratulatory pat on the back to self

Even the horizon is beckoning me towards itself

It’s lovely hues are all the colors of happy and joyful

In response to the following prompts:

Your daily word Prompt;



Hedgerow, Assault, Self





Word of the day Challenge;







Quotes for life- Love of food

What is one thing ( or one of the things) we cannot survive without?

Food! Yes, food. And if you’re like me, who loves food, you will appreciate these quotes.

There is no doubt the Bernard Shaw was a very intelligent person. Just look at the depth of his saying.

Another truth about life. We really cannot appreciate anything on empty stomach. It’s only when we are sated, that we can turn our attention towards the finer things of life. Like arts and music.

So true! If the technology can’t grant us this simple boon, what is the use of it. The real useful app to my mind( after WordPress app) would be where I can just download my favorite food and drinks from my phone or laptop. Without delay.

Ever felt grumpy? It definitely is due to being deprived of good food. Well-fed people are happy people, just don’t feed them too much as indigestion makes us feel lousy too!

The diet philosophy of the minions is spot on. I wouldn’t go as far as to eat a person but ……

I can frighten them into thinking that I might.

There is nothing worse than regrets at the end of life. And to have not eaten or enjoyed all the food we could have had, would be a hard one to carry to one’s grave.

In the end, a solution to all the complex problems of what to eat and what not to eat. Let the food decide! Whoever wins, takes the field.

A lighthearted post to put a smile on your faces, this Sunday!

Hope you enjoy.



MLMM- Saturday Mix – The storm

Sarah is the host of Mind loves Misery’s Menagerie-Saturday Mix


There was a heavy thunderstorm,

The wind snorted outside,

Rattling my windowpanes as if frustrated

The storm demanded to be granted admission

Its sound and fury expressing the displeasure

Against the closed doors policy implemented

But I need to protect my humble abode from

The destruction it wants to wreck if given a chance

I sit quietly waiting for the howls of the wind to die down

The lashing rain to slow down to a light drizzle

The flashes of lightning to ease off into a smooth darkness

Then I will venture outside to enjoy the coolness left behind.

Saturday Mix – Unique Personality, 19 October 2019

Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Unique Personality, 19 October 2019! 

This week we are diving into the depths of PERSONIFICATION. Our challenge is all about the use of personification in our writing. You will need to use the statement provided in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Our statement using, personification is:

 There was a heavy thunderstorm, the wind snorted outside, rattling my windowpanes.




Sunday Photo Fiction – Oct 20 2019


Photo courtesy of Colby Renee


She knew that her face was well known. She tried to hide behind oversized glasses and a hat. If the Paparazzi got a whiff of her staying on this small resort, they would flock around her like buzzards, hungry for titbits of real or false news. Manufacturing scandal from nothing but speculations. 

It was after the traumatic experience of her divorce that she had agreed to meet her best friend here and to spend a few days in this secluded resort. But it was not a pleasant sensation, to apprehend recognition any moment by any of the guests here, all armed by their cell phones.

Sometimes she wished she wasn’t a famous actor, but an ordinary woman. But sometimes only…

She loved her fame, success and the wealth it had brought her.












The Prompt;

Welcome to Sunday Photo Fiction! Here is this week’s photo, your challenge is to use the picture as inspiration to write a story in 200 words or less. When you’re done, add your story link to the link party below. An alternative is to leave a comment and pingbacks are also accepted.

Please be sure to post the photo along with the photo credit
plus a link back to this post.



6 Things To Help You Remain Calm In The Blogosphere

Hey, this is very practical advice from Renard! As usual he has come up with great ideas. Check it out!

Renard's World


tend to take a turn for the worst whenever we get upset (Which is why
we should do our best to remain tranquil).

However, some of us tend to lose our cool whenever we see certain
types of things happening in the blogosphere.

Now, I am well aware of the fact, that all human beings get angry.
However, we are supposed to know how to control our emotions
(Unfortunately, the average person allows their emotions to dictate
the way that they feel).

The last thing that anyone truly wants is to do or say something
that they will regret later on.

Dear friend, please take into consideration the importance of
remaining calm (Especially in the blogosphere).

So, without further ado, I am going to share with you, some of the
things that you can do to remain calm in the blogosphere.

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Daily Prompts- Before Desperate Times!

How oblivious are we to the growing ubiquity of environmental pollution? It sometimes doesn’t even register in our conscious mind that things are not copacetic! In fact, the deterioration of the climate and weather conditions should bring home the stark truth that if we don’t act now, the rich tapestry of life on this planet is in danger. The green forests and the frozen glaciers are all at risk. A change in the circumstances of how we use our resources needs to happen now.

Those who are profiting from using the fossil fuel should stop their festivities on earning mega millions and think about the world their children will inherit. Before the time to take desperate measures arrives, do something now.

Make a change in the laws.

Make a change in how we exploit the resources.

Make a change in how we think!

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word prompt;



Circumstances, Oblivious, Tapestry





Word of the day challenge;







50 Words Thursday # 42 – A hut by the lake

Kristian is the host of 50 Words Thursday.

I am taking it in turns to host this challenge with Deb Whittam of the blog Twenty Four.

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50-word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.

So here is the picture for this week:


And the Words: “She had looked on so many unlovely places in her life, poor child; but this was as lovely as anything she had ever dreamed.” – Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery


The first time when she saw it, her eyes filled with tears of joy. She had looked on so many unlovely places in her life, poor child; but this was as lovely as anything she had ever dreamed. Her little cottage by the lake. A place to call her own. Maybe it was small and in need of repairs but it belonged to her and she meant to make into a comfortable home for herself and the family she planned to have.

It was true, she thought: dreams do come true and hers came true in the most amazing way.


Word count: 100



Crimson Creative Challenge #49

Crispina is the host of Crimson Creative Challenge.



I wonder why?

A statue of a boy

Ready with all the gear

To dive somewhere in the sea

Stands in a garden hugging a tree

Is he about to commence his adventure

Or has he returned triumphant, the hero

Has he found the sunken treasures

Or the long lost bounties of the pirates

What a mystery it presents

To my mind, so I wonder why?


The Prompt;

Welcome to my weekly challenge—open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUN

Here’s how it works:

Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.)
You respond with something CREATIVE

Here are some suggestions:

  • An answering photo
  • A cartoon
  • A joke
  • A caption
  • An anecdote
  • A short story (flash fiction)
  • A poem
  • A newly minted proverb, adage or saying
  • An essay
  • A song—the lyrics or the performance

You have plenty of scope and only two criteria:

  • Your creative offering is indeed yours
  • Your writing is kept to 150 words or less



MLMM- Tale Weaver – #245 – 17th October – Shopping

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver.


I love shopping.

When I do grocery shopping, it eases my conscience that whatever I am buying is the necessity and not wasteful. So I do it with gusto. But even buying grocery I usually get too much stuff and then realize this when I am back home and sorting it out.

And if we talk about the good stuff like makeup or shoes or maybe bags, I behave like a child in a candy store. It’s such a bad habit and I am trying to break it. But since I am an impulsive person by nature, I buy a lot of things at a moment’s decision and then I have plenty of time to regret this move.

But having said that, I firmly believe in retail therapy. There is nothing like a shopping trip to get rid of the blues. Even if one does not get a lot of things, the mere act of going to the mall, seeing happy people and children there is enough to lift the mood. A nice cup of coffee and maybe a little something for yourself or your SO makes your day.

So, yeah, you can say that I enjoy shopping and find excuses to go to the mall to shop.

On the other hand, my husband is the exact opposite. He would rather not go shopping at all. Before everything was available online, I would shop for most of his stuff. I still do it but mostly online. The only thing that he buys himself is his shoes. He likes to try them on before buying them. For him, a shopping trip means going to one store only and then he is done. No going to different shops for him or browsing in stores. Well, I guess opposites attract. So that’s why we fit comfortably into each other’s lives.


The Prompt;

We either love it or loath it.


A necessary evil or a joyous blessing.

Write your response to ‘shopping’ be it good or bad. Go where the prompt takes you and have fun.

Please link your responses using the linking tool below.