Stream of Consciousness Saturday- 19 October-2019

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday.

Friday’s here, and so is your Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt.

And here’s your prompt for this week:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “oh.” Use it as a word or find a word that starts with “oh.” Bonus points if you start and end with “oh.” Enjoy!

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Oh my! This a bit of a conundrum!

Well first of all aloha to you all. I am going to cram as many words with oh in here as I can.

John couldn’t be excused for snatching Winnie the pooh from his sister’s hands as she was very possessive over it. There were boohoos after this incident but with cohesive strategy their mom handled it, sending John to his room and prohibiting him from playing with his younger sister’s toys. Putting on a mohair sweater, she lined her eyes with kohl and saw that she wore a bohemian air. She planned to join her friends for a shot of alcohol to ease the stress of the day but as she was ready to step out of the house, the phone rang. She answered it. “Hello, who is it? Oh………

Excuse this nonsense, as it’s all for the sake of oh!



Weekend Writing Prompt #128- Aurora

Sammi Cox is the host of Weekend Writing Prompt.

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend. How you use the prompt is up to you. Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like. Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise. If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Word Prompt



Aurora borealis

I have seen the pictures and heard people raving

But one day I will go to witness it myself

To see this magic happening in the sky


Word count: 28



To live our very best lives- How to manage a bad day.

Wendi of Simply Chronically Ill has asked a question.

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So, without further ado, here is the first question:  How do you handle your very bad days?

Here is my response;

As you have said, Wendi, we all have our good and bad days. That’s life!

Even if one is not suffering from any illness ( but who doesn’t) we still have days when things go haywire. Nothing falls into place or goes according to the plan. What do I do when I am having a bad ( to put it mildly) day?

I have the following steps to combat this sort of situation;

1. I give myself the permission to be unwell. It is human to be sick or ill from time to time. We should go easy on ourselves and take it slow. Relax, take the meds we need and pamper yourself too. After all if we aren’t kind to ourselves, who will be.

2. We are responsible for maintaining our health and keeping ourselves happy as well. Don’t look to family, spouse or children to provide you with care during an illness. Be strong for yourself. Take your meds on time. Take the supplements and get rest. Don’t wear the martyr’s mantel and try to do everything for others when you are unwell. People can take care of themselves if we can’t do it for them.

3. Always, and I stress it, always do something only for yourself. If not every day, then at least once or twice a week. This helps lifts our morale and gives the much needed “me” time.

4. Keep yourself busy. If you’re not well, then try to keep your mind busy by reading some book you love, watch a movie or tv series. Or just meditate and listen to music.

So here are a few suggestion that can make a bad day, menagable.

If you want to answer Wendi’s question, head to her site about.

We all benefit from our shared experiences.


Fandango Friday Flashback- Autocorrect hates my writing!

I wrote this poem a year ago. I hope that my written style and skills have improved since than. I am sharing it again in response to Fandango Friday Flashback.

Here, I am trying to write

There, it is bent on spoiling

Who, you may ask?

This blasted autocorrect!!

I want : we are

It writes, where

I type :there

It comes out : they are

“From here” becomes : former

“Hey there” becomes : hyper

My sentences look funny

My grammar all askew

Why is this autocorrect

Turning my post in a stew?

Writing is no picnic anyway

But throw in this well-meaning gadget

It’s bound to reduce you

To tears of frustration

(It just changed tears to years)

If I disable my autocorrect

Then who will check my spellings

If I don’t, how will I finish!

Why does autocorrect hate me so?

My autocorrect doesn’t like the word autocorrect!

Do you have issues with autocorrect?

Share them and your feedback with me.






Daily Prompts- Pimpled Ruler

We have a pimpled ruler

Who rules with a hand of greed

He cannot lead for he lacks the brains

He is jittery and sounds like a broken record

Oft repeating the same things over and over again

Having the personality of a scarecrow

If you stood him in front of the brisk wind

It is likely that he would be blown away

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;



Personality,Pimple, Lead





Word of the day Challenge;







Thursday Inspiration #26 – My heart

Paula is the host of Thursday Inspiration.

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration!

This week’s theme is heart and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Heart of Glass” recorded by Blondie in 1978:

Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing, only to find
Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind

Puzzle heart


My heart

Maybe broken by betrayal

Or the unspoken words

The pieces are like shattered glass

When I pick them my fingers bleed

Or is this the blood of broken dreams

It will heal I am sure but would never be

The pristine core of my being it was before

Now it refracts emotions in a distorted way

Like a puzzle put together in a disordered way




Reena’s Exploration Challenge #109

Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge.

Welcome to Week 109!

So, here’s an image for this week.


As usual, there is no restriction on length or format of the piece.


I wish I could capture a handful of memories

From those far off days in my past

To keep them safe and close to my heart

I would take them out when I feel down

And replay all those golden moments of the past

As an elixir they would lift my spirits

And chase away the doldrums and blues

The past was not perfect by any means

But my memories of it are idyllic

How we remember the good old days!




The Daily Four Game 13

Rory is the host of The Daily Four.

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The Daily Four

Season 1 – Game 13

Question Fun Directory

Welcome to The Daily Four!


Today’s Questions to the Readers are….

What’s your favourite Hot Beverage?

Need you ask! Coffee! Latté, cappuccino, black drip….

In short Coffee.

I like tea too but not my first option.

Do you ever use essential oils or perhaps burn incense?

Essential oils are good for massage. The relieve muscle pain and cramps. Also helps to ease tired muscles. So I use them sometimes.

Incense, well never. I don’t like strong fragrances.

Everybody loves cake – but what is your healthy favourite?

I am not so much a cake person. But I love carrot cakes from a certain patisserie! It has vegetables in it and walnuts too. So it could be called healthy option.

If I have to choose another treat in lieu of cake, I would choose sugar free chocolate. It satisfies my craving for sweet but has less carbs.

Fun Question – Are you a Puddle Splasher?? [Are you a Wellie Wearer or Thrower!?]

In the days long long ago, I would have jumped into puddles. But now I am super careful because I can’t afford to fall and damage my knee(s)! So no splashing or jumping. Carefully stepping away from puddles and slippery mud.



Thursday Photo Prompt- Calling #Writephoto – His kingdom

Sue Vincent is the host of Thursday Photo Prompt.


Welcome to this week’s writephoto prompt.

Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose.

For visually challenged writers, the image shows  a snowstorm with the silhouette of a stag watching between two trees.


The stag, a symbol of independence

Majestic and proud standing tall

Surveying all the snow-clad forest

Dares me to step into its domain

A gauntlet of challenge thrown my way

Do I have the guts to face nature in its own element

Perhaps not, as I turn around and

Make my way back to my warm home

We all are kings of our kingdoms

Giving respect and freedom to each other

To rule our domains by our own laws




Stream of Consciousness Saturday Badge contest

Linda has asked us to submit entries for a new badge for SoCS.

Here is what she said:

On to the contest! Break out your crayons, boys and girls, because I’ll be taking entries for the next seven days (today included) for our 2019-2020 Stream of Consciousness Saturday badge designs.

Here are the contest guidelines: please read them carefully before entering.

1. The design can be anything you want it to be, but it must include either “Stream of Consciousness Saturday” or “SoCS” and your name and/or the name of your website.

2. Any pictures (art or photo) must be your own.

3. All entries will be posted here on my blog on Thursday October 24th, 2019 along with a poll that will close the next day, on Friday the 25th. I would ask that each of the entrants make a blog post on their own website with their artwork so I can post links for voters to check them out, and that they link their post back HERE in the comment section no later than Wednesday, October 23rd, midnight EDT (GMT -5 hours). No entry posted after that time will qualify. All links included here within the specified timeframe will be added to the voting list.

4. The winner’s badge will be available for anyone who participates in Stream of Consciousness Saturday to post permanently on their website as a widget and/or to embed in each weekly SoCS post.

5. One entry per person. The contest is open to anyone with an active blog, WordPress or otherwise. I reserve the right to disqualify any blogger from the contest who regularly posts material that may be offensive to others, i.e. porn, highly political posts, or blogs that only exist to sell something.

6. Poll results will not be available while the poll is open. If there is a tie, I will choose the winner myself.

7. Entries are restricted to the first ten linked below (just in case we’re bombarded), so get yours in early.

8. If I’ve missed anything, or if you have any questions, please ask in the comment section below.

9. Have fun and best of luck!

Note: The posting of the winning badge with a SoCS post/on a participant’s website will not be a requirement. It’s purely for entertainment/recognition purposes.

Here is my entry.

Hope you guys will like it enough to vote for it.



Keep it alive

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