Last sharing of my world for May

Melanie, our gracious host for SYW has asked these questions this week;


Has anyone ever tried to scam you?

Oh yes, lots of people, lots of times!

People have hacked my credit cards, used my digital info to do online shopping, and have also approached me through the usual scamming channels like emails, text messages, etc. when I was naive, I used to fall for the hard-luck stories some people used to get money out of me but now I am much wiser! ( hopefully )

What’s the best thing about parties?

If you aren’t the host, then parties are good. You just go there, eat the food, have a nice time socializing, and come home. No cooking and no cleaning are needed.

Do you listen to people’s advice if you didn’t ask for it?

I do, perhaps because I myself am in habit of delivering unsolicited advice. It’s up to me to act on the said advice or ignore it.

Why is it impossible to spell funeral without fun?

This is a tough one!

Spelling it with fun doesn’t mean people have fun at funerals. We don’t as they are somber occasions in our culture. More of a religious occasion than a social one.


How was last week for you?

Last week we were still settling down in our new home. Lots of things needed to be fixed, altered and repaired. It was a busy, busy week. But thankfully, since Saturday, we are almost done. So much so that I had a spa day on Sunday.

Thank you so much Melanie for fun questions.



In search of perfection?

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If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.” — Margaret Atwood 


We mortals are not meant to be perfect!

We all make mistakes, even the best of us. Although some, like me, make more than others. But that doesn’t deter me from posting what I write. The people in our blogosphere are very generous and forgiving and very seldom do they point out a mistake.

I never aim for perfection anyway. I aim to deliver a message in most of my posts. I want that whatever I write should be of a positive value to my readers. That’s why I have reduced the number of posts that I write every day so that I can produce quality stuff.

One thing though I feel is important; Make sure that there aren’t typos in your writing or grammatical mistakes. That does ruins the impact of your post, be it a story or a poem.


Many thanks Dr Tanya for this interesting prompt!

Written for;Blogging Insights — New Format # 37, hosted by Tanya



A letter a week- I

Place – indoors

Emotion – Indifference

Adjective – Intense

Verb – Indicate

My animal – Iguana


The green iguana was at large indoors. Izzy took one look at it and the emotion she experienced was not of indifference but one of intense fear. Her screams indicated her dislike and distrust of the green lizard!


Written for Deb’s 1 Letter a week- I



Well of kindness

Well – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a path amongst some foliage leading to a pyramid-shaped building.


Never be ashamed to show kindness

Never let this well run dry

When someone is kind to you

Pass it on to strangers

Let not this chain break

Spread and propagate

Kindness everywhere


Written in response to WritePhoto# Well, hosted by KL Caley



Reblog; I think we all can relate to this response from Chris; Insomnia — luna’s on line

In the dark hoursthe black pit opensyawning jawshave intent grim. Demons lurkfingers flexingyellow-bellied monstersoffer their embrace. Regrets from the pastfears for the futuregroping for everyundefined concern. Breathe deeplybreathe againfor all will be finecome the dawn. ~~~~~~~~ Image credit: Muhammed Hassan @ UnsplashThe image shows a woman whose face has black streaks of mascara on her cheeks. She […]

Insomnia — luna’s on line

What do you see # 136 – May 30, 2022

Welcome back to another WDYS prompt


  • You can write a post on your blog and create a pingback to link to the original post.
  • Write an original story, poem or a caption.
  • There is no limit to words or format but keep it family-friendly.
  • If you post a response before next Sunday, I will be able to add it to my roundup post.
  • I will do a round-up next Sunday before the next Prompt is posted.
  • It is always helpful if you can give your post/story/poem a title.
  • Paste a link of your post in the comments section so that I don’t miss anyone in the roundup post.

Please tag your responses with




Does this picture inspire you to write something?

Image credit; Muhammed Hassan @ Unsplash

For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a woman whose face has black streaks of mascara on her cheeks. She wears a sad expression and has her hands placed on her head.

Waiting eagerly for your responses.

Thanking you all for joining this prompt.




WDYS # 135 -A Roundup post

Let me sit on the verdant green

Let me savor the peace and quiet

Life is busy, fast paced for us all

Let’s take a moment to rest here

The shade of the trees is inviting

The soft grass beckons us to sit

Just for a little while


Such a variety of wonderful response again this week in response to this image. Please click on the links to read the contributions of our lovely participants.

Chris Hall;Losing my way

Michnavs; Maze

Ami; Amazing road

Reena; Expectations unmet

Punam; Persuasion

Melanie; Long and winding road

Keith; Life’s choices

Di; The next turn

Jim; Long and winding road

Christine; What do you see # 135

Quaranjavirus; O struggling poet

Grace; Inner joy

Eugenia; Idyllic haven

Ami; Search for paradise

Jules; Simple progress

David; Cheeks flush or smiles flash

Aboli; Smell the flowers

Susi; Walk with me

Radhika; The pledge

Suzette; Cool of the day

Sandy; Reunited

Yinglan; Dream of an avid runner

Diana; What do you see # 135

Sangeetha; Wildflowers

Ken; Footpath into the unknown

Nope, not Pam; Delusional

Goutam; Departure

Fandango; Indecisive

KL Caley; The road to happiness

Shine with the sunshine; Way to my success

Pamelap; Winding roads

Kritika; The awaiting end

Deborah; Burdened

Maya; Take me home

Jenna; What do you see # 135

I am grateful to all those who have read, shared and commented on these posts.

I will be posting next week’s challenge on Monday at 12:00 pm, PKT.

Thanks for reading.




Sunday Poser # 82

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

What is a life lesson you feel everyone can benefit from learning?

Life teaches us many lessons. Some are hard, others are easier. I think one lesson we all would benefit from is how it feels to experience unkindness. We never notice if we are being unjust, unfair or unkind to others until it happens to us. That is an eye-opening moment and at that moment we realize how it really feels when others are unkind. And we also realize how essential it is to be kind, to be fair and thoughtful.

First-hand experience has no equal. When we are at the receiving end we know exactly what it feels like. So in my opinion this is one lesson we all will benefit from learning!

What in your view is the one thing that life teaches us that can improve us?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.



Never ever

Never again tell me
That this incident is not your fault
Never pretend that the guns in the hands of criminals
Aren’t because you advocate for them
Never again fool everyone into believing
That money isn’t dearer to you than the blood of innocents

Imagine if these were your children, loved ones
What would you feel and what would you do?


Tuesday writing prompt: Use “never again” in a poem