Daily Prompts – Smile for a picture!

What can we do, but endure

Fate and the curveballs life throws

There are no ways to change

What has already happened but to

Go along with the choices already made

Don a mask if you have to, to fool the people

But always be honest with yourself

Smile to hide the pain put on a brave face

Those you met socially seldom keep a track

Of your wins or losses, of your achievements in life

Sure they will be ready with a pen to sign

When you’ve made it big, they all would want

Your autographs and pictures together

In response to the following prompts;




Mask, Scout, Pen





Word of the day Challenge;








50 Words Thursday # 59

Kristian is the host of 50 Words Thursday this week.

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: “At that moment, it seemed to him that time stood still, and the Soul of the World surged within him.” – Paulo Coelho – The Alchemist


He was ecstatic. His new discovery would change the way the world looked at energy forever. At that moment, it seemed to him that time stood still, and the Soul of the World surged within him! In his mind he could see himself answering the questions of the reporters at a news conference, bowing to a hall full of audiences at the end of a lecture explaining his new concept and of course, receiving the Nobel prize!

It was perhaps fortunate that he did check on previous discoveries and pending patents before he broke the news to the world! For it saved him the huge embarrassment of learning that his new discovery wasn’t that new after all. It still wasn’t the end of the road for him, his questioning mind would still wonder and he did eventually made his great discovery. No Nobel prize, but he earned millions from it.


Word count: 150



Three Line Tales, Week 211 – The monster truck

Welcome to Week 211 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales, week 211: an old bus in the Mexican desertphoto by Pablo García Saldaña via Unsplash


Andy was very proud of his truck collection and would look excitedly on every Christmas and birthday for the telltale square box which might contain another one for his collection.

This birthday was no exception, and he could tell straight away that the big box in the striped paper would have another truck in it. It was a wonderful antique looking truck, but the name was missing from the gift tag.

Late in the evening, when he was rearranging his toys to give more space to his new truck, he was amazed to see that it had lights on and was making engine revving sounds. Every evening after everyone has gone to bed, the truck took Andy on magical adventures!




Thursday Inspiration # 43- Fox

Paula is the host of Thursday Inspiration

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration!

This week’s theme is fox and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Foxy Lady” recorded by Jimi Hendrix in 1967:

I want to take you home, yeah
I won’t do you no harm, no
You’ve got to be all mine, all mine
Ooh, foxy lady

Fox couple

Image from the Happy Color app.


Foxes in the den, lively and wise

Smiling at the follies of the world

Looking after their interests cleverly

But not indifferent to those around them

They are noble critters bringers of guidance

Many a tales and myths endowing

Them with virtues of good spirit and vitality