Purple Prose

Enjoy this super romantic love letter from Chris Hall in response to WDYS # 65.

luna's on line

Like luminous petals falling
Over lush green lawns your
Violet verses float down in
Eloquent abundance.

Love-filled lyrics pervade the ether
Elegant stanzas resonate with rhyme
Tantalising texts torment my senses
Tempting cantos seep into my soul
Eternal love spills from your pen while
Rhythms of ecstasy permeate my heart.

Written in response to Sadje‘s What do You See #65 photo prompt.

Image credit: Simona Sergi @ Unsplash
The image shows an envelope hanging by a white thread. In the background there is a house entrance

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What do you see # 65- January 18 2021

Today is Monday. Welcome back to another prompt.


You can write a post on your blog and create a pingback to link to the original post.

Write an original story, poem or a caption.

There is no limit to words or format but keep it family-friendly.

If you post a response before next Sunday, I will be able to add it to my roundup post.

I will do a round-up next Sunday before the next Prompt is posted.

It is always helpful if you can give your post/story/poem a title.

Please tag your responses with #Whatdoyousee



Does this picture inspire you to write something?

Image credit; Simona Sergi @ Unsplash

( For the visually challenged reader, this image shows an envelope hanging by a white tread. In the background there is a house entrance)

Waiting eagerly for your responses.

Thanking you all for joining this prompt.




What do you see # 64 – A Roundup


Am I free?

Can I step out of these gates

Just a few feet ahead and I can

Let go of the chains binding me

Just a few careful steps ahead

And then I will be kissing freedom

Am I free or it’s just an illusion?


My gratitude to all these wonderful writers and poets for contributing to this week’s challenge. Please click on the links to read their posts.

Chris Hall; Stepping out

Reena; Through the iron gate

Radhika; The maverick soul

Pallavi; Realm of what if

Happy Soul; Gates to the future

Michnavs; Kiss

Sangeetha; Freedom

Roshni; Here she comes

Dora; Phantasm

Susi; Chosen destiny

Di; What do you see # 64

Regina; Free to travel again

Jim; Welcome to Shangri La

Eugenia; She wore a red dress

Jude; Traps of tradition

Jules; The Damned family

Michael; Flight

Lady Lee Manila; She floats and swirls

Books & Bonsai; What do you see # 64

Punam, WTF, WFH

Goutam; Journey of the soul

Sa; Spunky, bold entrance

Jeff; Gateway

Paula; The dancing girl

Suzette; Fortress

Kittysverses; To be with you

Carol Anne; What do you see # 64

I will be posting next week’s prompt on Monday, at 12:00 pm PST.


Looking forward to your posts.




Tale Weaver – #310 – Tired and Run Down – 14th January

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver

With a new year upon us and the stresses of 2020 behind us, (or are they), consider the new year and what it brings to us.

For many of us older folk, being tired and run down is often a daily event.


Normally , I wouldn’t admit to being tired and rundown!

Nopes, not at all I’d say even when I am. But today, or rather since yesterday I am feeling very much tired and rundown and grumpy too.

The reason is that I got what I wished for. That’s why it is dangerous to wish for things before one thinks them through. I was wishing that I could just stop eating so much and go back to my weight losing habits.

I suffer from these bouts of hyperacidity and stomach discomfort when I became careless of my intake of coffee, tea, and spices. That’s what happened to me and now I am not happy with my tummy.

I can’t have coffee or regular food. I am taking a bland diet and meds to deal with this episode. I’m hoping that there is some positive impact of this incident and I may have lost a couple of pounds. Hopefully!

So I am feeling out of sorts and tired. I hope this passes away soon.




Sunday Poser # 11

Welcome to another Sunday Poser

We are in the third week of 2021 already.

We naturally look forward to the start of the new year with hope and aspirations. But this year is not ordinary. It is preceded by a very difficult year in the memory of most people alive.

My question this week is;

What are you excited or apprehensive about this year?

I am excited about the new covid vaccine. We are hoping to get vaccinated when it becomes available to us. That will reduce the amount of stress we experience when anyone of us has to venture out of our home for work or essential shopping.

What I am apprehensive about is that people will relax their guard too soon and would treat the vaccine as a panacea and stop taking proper precautions. That would be so very dangerous.

What are your hopes and fears regarding this year?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

Thank you for visiting.



JusJoJan January 17 2021 – Check

Linda is the host of JusJoJan

One needs to keep the desires in check

Turn on the tv or visit a social media site

And they bombard you with things you should buy

They invoke the desire to get the latest and the best

But one cannot give in to these impulses

It’s better to take a step back and reassess the situation

And keep a check on what you buy and what you wish




The Friday Four – Game 8

Rory is the host of The Friday Four

Do you ever simply stop and wonder ‘Where has time gone to?’ or is it something that never bothers you?

In the past I would be rushed for time, running after it to get my chores done. But not anymore. Now I am a lady of leisure and very seldom short of time. So if it passes away quickly, all the more better.

If you had a warning label, what would yours read?

Beware, free advice ahead!

What fact amazes you every time you think of it?

How divided the human race is today. We should have been more united because we should be more aware of the similarities between us all.

What kind of activities do you enjoy doing and what would you never do?

I love blogging, walking, listening to music, and playing with my grandchildren.

I would never ( voluntarily) do scuba diving, parachute jumping, mountain climbing, or any other high-risk activity. I wouldn’t want to do anything to make myself incapacitated!




Thursday Inspo – Umbrella

Paula is the host of Thursday Inspo

Umbrella rain boots

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration!

This week’s theme is umbrella and the image is above. Here’s a snippet of song from Train’s “Umbrella.”

Now that it’s raining more than ever
Know that we’ll still have each other
You can stand under my umbrella
You can stand under my umbrella


How many umbrellas do you own?

None, when I need them!

How many have you bought?

Ten maybe more

Where do they all disappear to?

The same place where my socks go to. A land where it never rains.




Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 31

Glen is the host of LTPP

Your challenge or writing prompt is this:

  • what emotions or feelings get evoked or aroused in you when you look at this photograph taken by Lynn

Remember, the goal isn’t necessarily to tell me and others exactly what the picture is.

The creative goal for all of us is “what does the picture evoke in you; what emotion; feeling; memory or whatever it may be – what does it arouse in you and to share it that with others.

Our Week 31 prompt was taken through our front window last winter. It is a male Northern Red Cardinal.


A flash of red in the winter white

It livens up the desolate landscape

Just the presence of this majestic bird

Fills my heart with the hope of good things to come

I look into its eyes and feel the message it’s conveying

Appreciate the beauty of nature around you but

Never try to possess it or cage it for your pleasure

Let me fly free as you are born to roam free




Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday and JusJoJan 16 January 2021

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday and JusJoJan

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “first thing.” Start your post with the words, “first thing” and go from there. Bonus points if you end your post with the last thing. Have fun!


First thing that a baby does when it arrives in this world, she gives a loud cry! Where am I? What’s this new place, open bright, and full of strangers. Where is the cozy womb, dark and comforting, which held me safe for so many months?

Then she adjusts, nurtured by her mom and family, and grows up to love this new bigger world. Life goes on and there comes a time when it ends.

Now it’s time to go back into a small dark space but it won’t be warm or cozy. It’ll be cold and hard earth.

We will all go through this cycle and there is a beginning and an end. But it need not end with death. We can leave good memories and deeds behind. People who knew us would remember us fondly and we can live in their hearts and minds.