Thursday Photo Prompt—Small #writephoto

The monochrome image shows the base of a tree with a hole, like a doorway, through its base…

It would appeared small, but in reality the tree, in which it was, was huge. An aperture like a door in the massive trunk of that tree. It helped to highlight the contrast between the two sides of the scene. On my side it was dark, the tree’s bark had turned almost black with age. And on the other side it was light. The sunlight had thrown the floor of the forest into a sharp relief.

It struck me that this is how we sometimes look at life. But we at times see just one side of the picture. Either the light or the dark. Whereas life is all about the light and the dark combined. It needs a anomaly in between, to show us how there have to be two opposites to make a complete picture. We won’t know what dark is, if we hadn’t experienced light. If there was no sorrow, happiness would lose its meaning. Good is good because we know what evil is. If we go through life expecting only good or only happiness, we will be sorely disappointed. As it is not the law of the universe. We are shown both sides of the spectrum and then we get to experience them too.

So a bit of both make a balanced life!

In response to;

Thursday Photo Prompt-Choices #writephoto

A Prompt by;

Sue Vincent

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50 Words Thursday #24

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“The Kraken stirs. And ten billion sushi dinners cry out for vengeance”

Good Omens, Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

The diving and snorkeling experience was out of this world. Mark and Tracy were so happy that the choose to come to Mauritius for their vacations. The brilliantly colored fish going about their way, not noticing the humans amidst them was something novel for them. Their guide/ instructor was very good at handling the novices and was expertly shepherding them from one point of interest to another. Suddenly, the coral seemed to move and the water got all murky. Tracy clung to Mark, and they both looked towards their guide for explanation. But they couldn’t see him in all that murky water. There arose giant waves in the ocean and the fish scurried in all directions.

” Quick people, follow me” came the voice of the guide.” We must leave these waters immediately ”

But what’s wrong?

“The Kraken stirs. And ten billion sushi dinners cry out for vengeance” came the reply.

Word count; 150

In response to;

50 Words Thursday #24

A prompt by; Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith

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Three Lines Tales week #176

photo by Alex Guillaume via Unsplash

The three archers stood ready to set their arrows sailing through the air on the command, each confident of hit the target precisely.

As soon as the word was given, the three arrows took flight and pierced the same target simultaneously.

The boy stood quaking in his shoes as the apple on his head fell of, disintegrating into many pieces.

In response to;

Three Lines Tales week #176

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Eclectic Taste

Food is what we all need to live. Most sensible people eat so that they can live. And then there are people like me who live so that they can eat. Pretty unwise, I would say. We have eclectic tastes in food and we shamelessly cater to them. Always tempted by something sinfully rich and decadent. If an ice cream scoop has not enough calories, we need to drizzle some syrup on it to make it more so. We would choose food with most calories and least health benefits, at least that is my first instinct. I even would like to smother my fresh fruit with whipped cream or maple syrup, or both to make it extra yummy. Upon reflection I know it’s not a good idea. In fact it is a very very bad idea because it is NOT GOOD FOR MY HEALTH! But when I go by instinct, this is where I head. I literally have to stop myself all the time from making unhealthy choices. I am trying to train my mind so that I become a sensible eater. So far, very little success.

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word prompt:

Eclectic

FOWC;

Reflect

Word of the day challenge;

Tempt

RDP;

Drizzle

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What do you see June 11/2019

It has been here for such a long time

No one remembers what it looked like

Time and its ravages has crumbled the beauty

Which adorned the statue’s face long time ago

But it still represented what people revered

A persona which was faceless but was the embodiment

Of all the qualities which were admired by the people

In response to;

What do you see June 11/2019

A Prompt by Hélène Valiant

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MLMM-Photo Challenge #267

– bookbadaboom/Pikabu

Sally was a loner. Her parents wanted her to play with other kids in the neighborhood but she was usually playing hopscotch by herself. And when her mom asked her why was she playing alone, she would say that she was with Jane. Now her mom knew there lived no one by that name in their neighborhood and so would urge Sally to play with kids her age.

One day when Sally insisted that she did play with her best friend Jane, Sally’s mom decided to see for herself. She went in the cul-de-sac where she knew Sally played each afternoon and peeked to see what she was doing. She must have made a sound because she saw a little girl carrying a backpack just disappearing through the wall. Sally was very upset at this invasion of her play place.

Jane never came back to play with her.

The prompt;

Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.

Alternatively,

If you are an artist or photographer, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.

You have 1 week to complete this challenge.

Please credit the artist!

In response to;

MLMM- Photo Challenge #267

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MLMM-Wordle #137

1. Seize
2. Hollowness
3. Creak
4. Radiance
5. Wrinkles
6. Massive
7. Burden
8. Attribute
9. Profusion
10. Patronize
11. Prolong
12. Confinement

Seize him, the one patronizing and using a profusion of foul language. Let not his radiance of appearance, or the wrinkled clothes fool you. The attributes of a rebel are all present in his character. The hollowness of his principles, the massive amount of lies he has told to prolong his rein over the minds of innocent people has betrayed him at last. Its a wonder that his conscience is not creaking under the burden of all his lies. Put him in confinement now!

In response to;

MLMM-Wordle #137

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Broken Trust

How I dislike when something is lost to me

But what hurts the worst is when I lose trust

The trust I placed on someone who appeared worthy

But betrayed my faith and broke that sacred bond

I would still stay in their orbit but would avoid

Their phony overtures and gestures as I know now

What lies underneath it all is not trustworthy

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word prompt;

Trust

FOWC;

Orbit

Word of the day challenge;

Dislike

RDP:

Lost

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BrewNSpew Café June 10/2019

How I wish I was a witty conversationalist

People would be amused with my words

Bringing about smiles and spreading joy

Being the heart and the soul of the party

If I was witty I would be the popular friend

But I would be careful not to be cynical

Not making people the butt of my witticism

That is just unkind and selfish not desirable

But as it is, I am seldom humorous, usually serious

I try to spread wisdom, not very amusing

So I wish sometimes that I was witty!

Word of the Week – witty (adjective) – showing or characterized by quick and inventive verbal humor. synonyms – humorous, amusing, droll, funny, comical, clever, chucklesome, jocular, lively, waggish.

In response to;

BrewNSpew Café June 10/2019

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