Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 137- Their reality or ours

Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge

What does it all do to a writer’s sensibilities?


I give below three phrases

  1. Writer’s platform
  2. Writer’s Cave
  3. Writer’s Reality

Choose one or more to elaborate on your writing journey – not necessarily through this phase. It could be anything that happened before, or you foresee as happening after this


Reading can broaden your mind

You’ll learn new things and points of views

New facts and a new way to look at old ones

But at the end of the day, it’s the writer’s reality

Pontificating from their writer’s platforms

Sitting in their writer’s caves, sometimes away

From real life, it’s real struggles and challenges

You can take it as the gospel truth or you can

Analyze it, dissect it and put it together again

It is important to learn the truth from the source

To get the facts right whichever way possible

It’s the truth that matters in the end, not its source




Fandango Friday Flashback- Ine Liner Wednesday- 29 May 2019

Sharing this post from 29 May 2019, As part of Fandango Friday Flashback.

One can not escape making wrong decisions. That is how we learn. And living is all about learning! So don’t be afraid to make mistakes, we all do. But don’t stop living because you are afraid of making the wrong choices.

In response to;

One Liner Wednesday May 29-2019

A prompt by Linda G Hill 




Daily Prompts- Confuse me no more

Your words are confusing, hard to understand

Like circles in a spiral they turn and twist endlessly

The notion may be sound but the words are jumbled

They do surpass my mental powers to grasp them

The boom is loud when words explode in my mind

What transpires in its wake, no one can rate

Stop confusing me and do say it in simple words

Or maybe I will turn the other ear to hear you better

In response to the following prompts;




Other, Rate, Boom




Like a circle in a spiral

Word of the day challenge;








Fandango’s Provocative Question #71


FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question.

You’re probably familiar with the old expression, “You’re only as old as you feel.” Or maybe you’ve been told by someone at some point to “act your age.” Or perhaps you, yourself, when asked your age, have said, “Age is just a number.”

Well, that brings me to this week’s provocative question(s). 

How old are you* and how old do you feel — older or younger than your actual chronological age? Do you generally act your age? And what does “acting your age” mean to you?

*If you’re uncomfortable revealing your actual age, maybe you can just say something like, “I’m in my twenties.” Or fifties. Or “I’m a senior citizen.”


I turned 58 last November.

So that’s one part of the question answered.

When I was younger, I used to think that forty was a ripe old age. In school, I would imagine my self being 39 when the 21st century would start and it used to look ancient to me.

Boy, how my outlook has changed.

Before I turned 50, I was not in good health. Both my knees were in a bad state and taking over the counter pain meds for them was playing havoc with my gastric and renal health. At that time I felt old and sick.

And then magic happened. I turned 50 and my doctor agreed to perform the knee replacement surgery on my right knee. I started walking, cut down on my pain meds drastically, and started feeling much better. Three years later I got the other knee replaced and slowly worked to restore my health.

To say that I feel much younger now than I did at 50 would be true. I feel much younger than my age now, fitter, and happier.

Good health and self-care can do that. The fact that I was diagnosed with type II diabetes last October has given me the added incentive to lose weight and eat healthy.

Do I act my age?

Perhaps not.

Sometimes I am this mature 58+ years old woman who is sensible. And sometimes I just act like a happy twenty-something, going with the flow. I think that it’s a privilege we earn when we reach a certain age. To behave as we like and not be bothered by the conventions or opinions.

Acting according to your age is perhaps mandatory for younger people. For people like me, it’s not necessary at all.




Crimson Creative Challenge # 81- Cool Blue

Crispina is the host of Crimson Creative Challenge


The cool blue water

Flowing gently under the bridge

Calms my mind, soothes my fears

Things look bad when I take a glance around me

But when I sit here and enjoy this calming scene

The apprehension and anxieties leave me

And I get up from here refreshed and made whole again




Riddikky # 5

Rory is the host of Riddikky

Season 2 – Game 5

5 questions …..

What puts or could put the bounce in your day?

I love being in charge of my day. When things are going according to my timetable, I am relaxed. A good walk early on, some quality blogging time,( where I schedule my posts for the next day), and all household chores under control.

And if at the end of this all, I get a bit of free time, it’s an added bonus.

What would you class as a weird question?

This one!

Well, any question that people don’t want to answer can be said to be a weird question.

But some are really weird;

What is the color of your mood?

How can you eat the moon and the sun in one bite?

What is the best way to die?


I can do weird too!

Why did 6 cry?

Because it has a huge belly.

Not because 7 8 ( ate) 9.

I know it for a fact.

List 6 items that would make a shop cashier look wide eyed at you in disbelief and horror?

Six packs of toilet paper.

It is likely that she will ask the store management to arrest me for hoarding.

How would you answer my question of ‘Hey How are you doing today?!” If l deliberately asked you to NOT answer it typically?

I am feeling rosy pink, floating in the ether of forgetfulness and enjoying the upside-down universe.

Is that Not Typical enough?




Thursday Photo Prompt- Guardian # WritePhoto

Sue Vincent is the host of Thursday Photo Prompt

Welcome to this week’s #writephoto prompt!

This week’s prompt ~ Guardian

(For visually challenged writers, the image shows a flower-strewn cliff-top above the sea, where a rocky outcrop, seemingly shaped into many forms and faces, looks out over the waves.)



As I sit

Along with them

I am also guarding

The flowers speak in gratitude

And the wind and the water watch

Beholden to those who are protecting

For they have been here ages


Ever watchful, ever vigilant

Overseeing and standing alert

I sit and I too guard with them

The sea, the landscape, this kingdom




Sharing responses to this week’s prompt, What do you see; Michael, Anita and Roshni

“There’s a light, over at the Frankenstein place” funny how I thought that as I trudged up the path towards the old house seeking help in the middle …

What do you see # 31 -25 May 2020 – A Dark and Foggy Night.


What Do You See? Prompt


via A Place Called Hope

Daily Prompts- A thing of beauty

Rows of flowers blooming

Tubs of roses, spilling out in profusion

The thorns may snag at your clothes

But their fragrance is enough compensation

A thing of beauty, a joy to behold

Gloom and sadness will slink away in shadows

Open the eyes wide, see the whole picture

No problem will seem insurmountable if you will

Break it down into manageable parts and

Tackle each with ease, and grace

In response to the following prompts;




Problem, Ease, Whole





Word of the day Challenge;








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