Daily Prompts- Scrabble

I love playing scrabble with my family

It is congruous with how my mind works

We elucidated the rules to our kids when they were young

And used to have great matches with one kid siding with each parent

There were new words that we made up or discovered

Lots of vowels and “eerie” was the word of choice

Want to baffle your opponent and “apocryphal” is perfect

It was futile to try to discredit the other party

We both were making tall claims to achieving high scores

But our matches were friendly and no one got mad

I miss those days of leisure when we could spend hours playing scrabble

In response to the following prompts;




Futile, Mad, Tall





Word of the day challenge;




5 Things for Tuesday- Potatoes

Tanya is the host of 5 Things

She asks us what are our 5 Favorite ways to eat potatoes;

• French fries;

Though they have nothing to do with France or the French, I think they are the most recognizable way of eating potatoes all world over! Serve them with Mayo, garlic Mayo, ketchup or chantey.

• Baked potatoes;

I love baked potatoes with sour cream. They can be done in the microwave quickly but the real taste comes when you bake them in the oven on low heat. It takes way longer but is definitely worth it.

• Mashed potatoes;

Boiled either with skin or without skin, mashed with butter, cream, and/ or milk. They make the best accompaniment to most meat dishes.

• Samosas with potatoes;

Though samosas are a savory dish of our part of the world, they have become popular with the rise in the popularity of Indian cuisine. I love the ones which are stuffed full of potatoes and peas.

• Parathas filled with boiled potatoes

Most people wouldn’t have heard of this one. It is made by rolling out two thin layers of whole-wheat flour dough and putting a layer of well seasoned boiled potatoes in between. This is rolled out thin and cooked on a pan with ghee. Nothing can match up to this dish in yumminess for potato lovers.

This mouth-watering post is courtesy of Tanya



Friday Flashback -Tuesday Writing Prompt- Serenity

I am sharing this post from September 2019 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback

Tuesday Writing Prompt

Today’s prompt:

The theme or word to use is “serenity.”


The sky is getting lighter

The purples changing into blues

A time for awakening of the world

A time of quiet and serenity

How precious is this moment

When I sit here at peace with the world

Just me and my thoughts!


In response to;

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge-September 24-2019


Daily Prompts- A new challenge

Our world today is facing new challenges

A wave of awareness has woken up sleeping minds

The hole that has been cut into the fabric of society

By accepting less than stellar values is now gaping open

Don’t call it sedition, it is self-awareness when people

Stand up in vehement protest against injustice and unfairness

The pressure that is being generated by public protests

Will hopefully result in some changes in our attitudes

I would bet all my money that this wave of awareness

Will wake us up and shake the foundations of complacency

Are you awake?

In response to the following prompts;




Money, Pressure, Ticket





Word of the day challenge;




Reena’s Exploration Challenge- Layers

Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge


What you see below is neither an image prompt nor a theme. 

I prefer to see it as a background on which you have to write something. 

Do you see layers here, or is it just a two-dimensional image? Is something hiding out there, which you need to discover? Or something just pops into the mind as you see it one more time?

Let me see the creativity that pours out in the foreground.

So, here you go ….


Layers upon layers

Facts and truth intermixed

What is right and what is false

Is my eye sharp enough to discern

It is not all white nor it is all black

A thousand shades inhabit the in-between

Find your reality and your truth from this jumble

For each of have a unique way of looking at life




Fandango’s Provocative Question #88 – Control?

FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question.

This week’s provocative question is about control — or lack thereof.

To what degree have you been able to control the course that your life has taken? Or is being in control of your life just an illusion?


I think that there are two factors controlling our lives.

Our own actions and decisions;

Most of what happens to us is a result of what we do and how we do it.

• Like step off the pavement in oncoming traffic and you’ll likely be hit with a moving vehicle.

• Work hard in school and you get good grades.

• Eat too much junk food and you will end up overweight or with health problems.

• Make stupid choices about voting and end up with a president like Trump.

And so on and so forth……

External circumstances;

It’s the set of circumstances that bears a direct impact upon our lives.

• Where we are born.

• The set of genetic material we have inherited.

• The opportunities we are given in life.

• Those unique factors which are a result of the why, the when, and the how, all coming together to make our particular lives different from anyone else’s.

Both of these factors determine what happens and also what happens next.

So in short, some things are in our hands and others aren’t. There is no way we can control everything aspect of our lives. So we do what we can and hope for the best.




Photo Challenge #333

Nekneeraj is the host of MLMM- Photo Challenge

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


Goodbye my dear

It was good while it lasted

But with time we’ve both grown

Grown apart, away from each other

But I still think of you as a friend

A best friend that will forever

Hold a piece of my heart

In her tender hands