Twittering Tales #132 – 16 April 2019

For this week’s prompt, a photo of a relic by Luis Quintero at You don’t see many of these around anymore, with smart phones and tablets. As I was writing my little tale, I thought about how quickly technology has advanced in my own lifetime. I can only imagine how we will communicate with each other fifty years from now! Feel free to use this week’s prompt as a launching pad for a look past or a look to the future. In 280 characters or less…and I’ll see you at the round up!


It is a relic of the past standing on the corner

Waiting for someone to step in and put a few coins

In the slot and dial a number

Wanting to talk to a loved one

Or sharing some urgent news

This is how life was in those days of the past

When even news traveled in a moderate pace

No rushing or chasing around trying to catch our own tail!

Character count; 266

Written in response to;

Twittering Tales #132 April 16/19




Reputation —— A reblog



It lay in tatters, besmirched and tarnished

A few words thrown carelessly, without thought

Was all it took to blot what was spotless before

The words are now traveling with the winds

Scattered like pollen dust, everywhere

That is all it takes nowadays, to spoil and blacken

The character and reputation of a person

It doesn’t matter if they are guilty or not

Just spread the rumors and you have done the harm

Now even if you beautify, and adorn the same

Put flowers, ribbons and tassels to make it look pretty

The harm that has been done, can seldom be undone

People are good at remembering the faults and flaws

It would take another lifetime to build it again.



Time waits for no one!

The day waits for no one and neither does the world

We need to participate in the community activities

Or we will be left standing alone on the sidelines

Waiting to be noticed, waiting to be acknowledged

The turnover rate is high in today’s world

People pass you by in a hurry

Going about their business

Not having a moment to spare

For the day doesn’t waits for anyone neither does the world

Written in response to the following;



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Fandango Flash Fiction Challenge #9

So now it’s time for ninth weekly Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. The image below is from AdnaeInviere at

The workshop was at the back of an old, rundown building. And Peter was the only person ever seen there. He was a gifted clock maker and used to have his own smart little shop in the affluent part of the town. But then the new trend of digital watches caught on and later people mostly stopped owning watches because everyone had a cell phone which made a watch redundant.

Now Peter kept his own company in the little derelict workshop, doing something with old watches, but nobody knew what. Then one day he had a very interesting visitor. He came in the evening, near nightfall. The big limousine stopped near the building and a well dressed gentleman stepped out of it. He told his chauffeur to wait outside and went in to the workshop. Peter was expecting him. As he entered, wasting no time on pleasantries, he asked if the item he ordered was ready. Peter went and fetched a big box and held it out to the man.” I think you should make the payment first,Sir” The man arrogantly took out a wad of bank notes and handed them to Peter without bothering to count.

He opened the box and looked keenly at the octopus like object inside the box.”So this is the clock of doom” he said. “Are you sure it will perform the function properly?” ” Of course sir. You just have to wind it up in the right way and it will annihilate the target in a few minutes” replied Peter with pride.

Written in response to:

Fandango Flash Fiction Challenge #9



Blogging——-3 Good thing about my blog?


QQ: What Are 3 Good Things About Your Blog?

Rory is always keen to know and today he has asked this question. What are three good things about your blog?

First of all, let me clarify that I write two types of posts on my blog.

1. The posts for which I created this blog. These are things about which I feel deeply and want to share my thoughts about them with my readers.

2. The daily and weekly prompts driven posts which sometimes carry my main theme and sometimes are quirky and spontaneous stories and poem. So although I get a lot of positive feedback on these too, I consider them my growing and improving post. This is how I am learning to write better.

So when I say what are the three good things about my blog, I am referring to the first type of posts.

I am not one of those who like to blow their own trumpet. And I honestly cannot say outright what are the three good things about my blog. So I am judging myself from the perspective of my readers. The comments I get on my posts have given me the idea the following are three reasons that people read my blog;

1. I write about a variety of subjects and try to write informed posts. So that whoever is reading, should get correct information.

2. I write on topics which are close to my heart and hence I convey a sincerity in my writing that appeals to the reader.

3. When I write about any issue which has a significant impact on our lives, it is from the point of view of a person who is equally affected by it. So it’s not in a sermonizing tone but in a let’s solve this problem together tone. This sharing makes it more real for the reader.

Written in answer to;

QQ: What are 3 good things about your blog?

By Rory, AKA Bloke



Weekend Writing Prompt #101

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


Hey, you

You charlatan,

You fraud you sham

Taking the money from us

And delivering nothing in return

It has worked in the past but not anymore

We now are wise to your antics and tricks

So don’t be surprised that there are no pigeons to pluck

The innocents have become sharp, astute

We have learned our lesson so no more!

Exactly;61 Words

Written for;

Weekend Writing Prompt #101

Writing Prompt #15

When it rains, it pours; Case in point…..

This is appropriate to describe the last week for our family. On Monday last, my first granddaughter was born, my daughter’s daughter. I previously have a grandson, my elder daughter’s son but this little angel was the first girl.

Then on Wednesday night, my daughter in law and my son had their first baby, a boy. So it was pouring babies in our family last week. The two babies are born two days apart and resemble each other too much. In fact they look like twins.

A moment of gratitude for us all!

Written in response to;

Writing Prompt #15

By Sarah Elizabeth Moore



Emergency maneuver

In an emergency move, the teacher had to recall

And modify all the work sheets given to the students

What had been a case of simple typing error in the search tab

Resulted in the printing of a naughty picture instead of that

Of a grasshopper which the teacher had intended in the first place

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My peace of mind is my decision

How often it is that we are affected by something someone has said or done?

In doing so, we give the power over our emotional wellbeing to others.

It is neither the responsibility nor the burden to be carried by someone else. We and solely we are responsible for our emotional well-being and happiness.

It is a tall order; To be unaffected by the stuff going around us. We are vulnerable emotionally and psychologically by the vibes we get from others, specially those whose opinions matter to us. We are sub-consciously seeking emotional support and validation from our friends and family. And instead of support if we are given a dose of indifference or criticism we react by feeling discouraged and unhappy.

What we don’t consider in this situation are the following factors:

1. The other person is not aware of saying or doing anything untoward.

2. They may have troubles of their own which make them oblivious to the problems you are facing.

3. They may be meaning the words in a different sense than what you took them for.

4. Maybe they did mean what they said but overreaction on your part are just making matters worse.

These are tricky issues which originate when we build our hope and expectations around others. We need to build a wall around our feeling, so that we are not hurt by any or all the remarks uttered by others.

At the end of the day, if we are unhappy, we suffer. So take the reigns of your emotional well-being into your hands and understand firmly that it’s your own job to keep yourself happy and not of anyone else.

Please share your thoughts and feedback in the comments.




Characteristics of Wackiness

What are the characteristics of a wacky person

You may well ask but no one can say for sure

It’s hard to keep track of their habits as they change

All too often, and there is no consistency to be found

Their attachment to things is not remarkable

You won’t see them carrying their portable chair everywhere

If they have an ingrained custom in April you will see

A different habit they will exhibit in the merry month of May

I like wacky as they are their own people not seeking approval

From those who are ready to sit in judgment around us

Written in response to the following;

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