Daily Prompts- Harry and friends in the Three Broomsticks

Harry met Ron and Hermione at Three broomsticks for butter beer. They were all excited at the prospect of at last finding that last clue that would lead them to the wishing glass. Ron took out the list and went over it again. ” Let’s see when we cross the quarry, we need to head towards the woods and then find the hidden door in the ancient oak” “But don’t forget that we need to be very careful that none of the Slytherins see us or follow us” Hermione piped in. She took her role as the sage in this trio very seriously.

They stepped out of the tavern and sneaked towards the quarry, and for added protection against prying eyes, Harry took out his invisibility cloak and now they all were hidden from anyone who might try to follow them. They followed the list of clue and were almost at the ancient oak when a flash whizzed past Harry’s head. It was Malfoy. They had somehow found them. Then ensued a battle between the teen wizards and witch. They hurled spells on each other.

But as is true in life, so was in this story that the right trimphed over evil and our the heros were able to revive the wishing glass. It was such a heady sensation, to defeat the bad guys and finally get hold of the magic glass which they needed to complete their mission of defeating Lord Voldemort.

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;

List

3TC;

Quarry, Battle, Revive

FOWC;

Heady

RDP;

Butter

Word of the day Challenge;

Glass

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#3TC

#FOWC

#RDP

#Dailyprompts

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #37- The stranger in the shadow

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FFFCWelcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from Fandango at fivedotoh.com.0B949F8E-3C42-46FC-BD5A-24AD44E43351For visually challenged writers, the image shows the silhouette of a man standing on a bridge reflected on the concrete below.

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The stranger in the shadow

I look at you and ask of you

Who really are you?

Are you a reflection of me,

My shadow or are you what I’m not

The darkness that embodies your shape

Does it represents the dark of my soul

Or is it an antithesis of me?

Am I the light which illuminates

Hidden flaws and defects in you

Or are you the cloak which hides my sins

I look at you and ask of you

Who am I really?

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#FFFC

Are You A Sheeple or People?

Rory has asked a Question;

Are you a people pleaser?

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Are You A Sheeple or People?

Are you now or have you ever been a people pleaser?

I was a people pleaser most of my young life. Or maybe even later, till the age of forty. It wasn’t forced on me. It was what and who I was. I had this desire that people should like me and so I tried to please everyone.

If you were, how and why were you?

I would try to be nice to them. To be helpful and would go out of my way to do things for others. I would help my friends study at the cost of my own time. I would help everyone that asked. The reason was not that I did it out of fear or compulsion. It was in my nature. It was maybe a psychological issue deep down in myself, that I wanted approval or appreciation.

How did you break free of the bonds?

This came about gradually. I started to realize that even when I am nice to everyone, they weren’t always nice to me. I would hear things about myself from those people which weren’t nice or complimentary. Another thing was that I matured and realized that no one can win the approval of everyone!

This really changed my attitude. By the time I was forty, I became aware of a very important truth of life;

You don’t have to please people around you, you just need to be at peace with your own conscious!

This really liberated me from this desire to be a goody-good, people pleaser. Now I am nice to others, kind and considerate even but I don’t try that they should be happy with me all the time. Now I am free of this bondage!

#Keepitalive

SHARE YOUR WORLD 10-21-19

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  1. Create a SYW post.  Then post the link to your blog in my comment box or leave your answers in the comments box of my blog.
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Questions Of The Day

  1. Had any good conversations with yourself lately? Did you listen to yourself? And how’d that work out for you?   (Credit Allie Bean   https://thespectacledbean  )

I have conversations with myself daily. It’s a sort of ritual. I analyze what is on my mind and then talk them through with myself. It sounds wacky, but it really isn’t. It helps me identify my issues, problems and irritations. When we had a good talk, we decide what to do about things bothering me/us.

When I talk to myself, I also listen to myself and implement the advice that I give, to myself.

Sounds totally bizarre!

What is gravity and how does it work?

Gravity is a power that is there so that we don’t fly off the face of the planet. But it also has a devious role. It waits and lurks in the shadows and seeing an opportunity, makes whatever is in our way, to rise up and hit us with full force. The bumps and bruises caused are solely due to gravity. A very naughty and tricky thing, is this gravity.

What is more real – Mind or Matter?

“If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matters” That’s the matter in a nutshell.

Should a vegetarian (or vegan) eat animal crackers? 

Preferably not! They should only choose crackers which are shaped like vegetables. It does gives a wrong impression if a vegan is bitting off a cow’s head!

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Lastly

Halloween Question:   

(Gratitude questions will resume after Halloween is past)

Name (describe) something you wouldn’t want to run into in a dark and deserted wood or alley.   Politicians are a given, so skip those please.  Thanks! 

I really don’t want to run into anyone/ anything in a dark and deserted alley or woods. No sir, no one at all. Human or spirit, zombie or ghosts, undead or ghouls.

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#SYW

Twittering Tales Week 159- 22 October-2019

Kat Myrman is the host of Twittering Tales.

About the challenge: Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less. When you write your tale, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale.

A final note: if you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at charactercountonline.com.


Twittering Tales #159 – 22 October 2019

This week’s Photo prompt comes to us from Pexels at Pixabay.com. What’s the story here? I have a feeling you’ll tell us…in 280 characters or less, of course! See you next week at the Roundup.

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The time read 11:54 and he had just six minutes to finish his story. The deadline was looming ahead and his mind just froze. He couldn’t think that last sentence to give his story the ideal finish. Why oh why did he chose to become a writer?

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Character count: 241

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#TwitteringTales

The Sunday Whirl- Wordle #426 – The sham

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Laugh now but you will rue it later

This sham of a facade you wear

It is just a shallow mask to hide

Your crafty and devious thinking

It may bring you success temporarily

But this spiral of deceit you’ve drafted

Won’t damage the dense shell that surrounds

My stronghold over the truth and facts

So no use to offer a sop of an excuse

To hide your plans, as you are sending

Mixed signals and the lies are visible

For all to see and perceive

In response to;

Sunday Whirl- Wordle #426

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#Wordle

Daily Prompts- The unheard screams

In my head I can hear the silent screams

Of souls in pain and in desperate need

The meek, those in the bottom of the food chain

Cry out in agony at the injustice doled out

I ascribe this noise to a malady in my head

I cannot face that I am the cause of this injustice

But staring ahead doesn’t abolish what coming

Chasing me, taunting my hypocrisy and falseness

The bubble I’m existing in will not hold me for long

It is time to stand and be accountable for my actions

The ruin brought on by favoring a few over many

Has brought us all to this tragic end

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;

Ascribe

3TC;

Precious, Bottom, Meek

FOWC;

Ahead

RDP;

Scream

Word of the day Challenge;

Bubble

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#3TC

#FOWC

#RDP

#DailyPrompts

Writing Prompt # 42

Sunday.

The worst disguise you can wear is…

that of hypocrisy...Beingoneselfcourage.howimperfect.

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My first Real Neat Award

Anna of Stralthy has nominated me for The Real Neat Award. Thank you so much, Anna! I appreciate your kind gesture.

The rules for the real neat blog award

  • Display the award logo.✔️
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog.✔️
  • Answer the questions from the blog who nominated you.✔️
  • Nominate seven to ten bloggers.✔️
  • Ask them seven questions.✔️

Anna’s questions:

What is one thing that you love about yourself?

My optimism. I am blessed with this personality trait and I am so grateful for it.

What is one book and one movie everyone should read and watch?

I wouldn’t presume to suggest that I know better than everyone, what they should be reading or watching. Besides it is such a very personal thing, I might love a book or movie and be inspired from it and another person may be totally unaffected by it.

How do you stay on top of things on a busy day/week?

I plan ahead. Sometimes I plan to the extent that I get on the nerves of my family. But planning is the answer to managing time. When I fail to take into consideration my commitments, vis-à-vis my time, I end up in stress.

Would you change your past if you would ever have the opportunity? Explain your answer.

Like everyone else, my past has shaped who I am. If I change my past, I will change who I am. It would be very uncomfortable to live with a person whom I don’t know! So thanks, but no thanks.

What is your favorite person on Instagram?

I don’t follow people on Instagram. Just a few of my favorite businesses, like Sephora or Clinique.

What are your most top 5 used apps on your phone?

My WordPress app, my card games, jigsaw puzzle, YouTube and mail.

Do you keep a journal? If yes, has it helped you in any way?

No, I don’t keep a journal. It is a good habit and always helps to keep one’s thoughts together but I am too lazy to do so. I do admire people who can maintain a journal.

My nominees;

Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess

Dr Tanya of Salted Caramel

Melanie of Sparks from the Combustible Mind

Leigha Robbins

Aditya of the Rendezvous club

Just me of HappymessHappiness

Fandango of This That and the Other

Kristian of Tales from the mind of Kristian

Suze of Suziland

Suzette Benjamin

My Questions;

Where does blogging fits in your daily life?

Have you ever tried to do;

a) Paragliding?

b) Horse riding?

c) Deep-sea diving?

Do you celebrate your birthday?

If you have free time at hand, would you go for a walk or a long drive?

Your best friend calls in the middle of the night and asks you to meet them at a deserted place, will you go? BTW, this friend has known to pull pranks!

Congratulations to all those who are nominated/ awarded the award. You’re under no obligation to accept the award. Or to go the whole nine yards. Answering the questions will do if you are too busy to do the rest of the stuff. This award is to acknowledge your blog. Not an imposition on your time.

Congrats once again!

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#AwardsAndNominations

Weekly Song Challenge round #35

Laura is the host of Weekly song challenge.

Beckie has tagged me for it!

Rules:

Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to this post.
Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.
Tag two people to participate!
Easy!

1. Post a song that has either in title or lyrics the name of a state in the US.

California Gurls- Katy Perry

2. Post a song that either in the title or lyrics the name of a town.

Take me back to London – Ed Sheeran

3. Post a song that either in title or lyrics has the name of a country or continent.

 

Made in USA – Demi Lovato

I am opening this challenge to anyone who wants to take it up.

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#WeeklySongsChallenge

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