A special place

Solitude – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a castle on a tiny island.

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It looks like a real castle from distance. But in reality, it’s a small, child-size castle made on a small island for special children to play.

Who are these special children? You ask! Children who haven’t had opportunities like other kids to enjoy toys or outings with their families. Kids who aren’t privileged to be born to affluent parents or those who love them unconditionally.

Someone who wants to remain anonymous built this play-place and the only condition for entrance is that you are approved by the manager, who also runs the orphanage in the city which houses most of these special children.

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Written for WritePhoto # Solitude, hosted by KL Caley

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Living in sunshine

Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays (Photo or Writing Challenge)

Living in a country located near the equator, I’m not a fan of sunshine except in winter months. But Sunshine also stands as a analogy for happiness.

I feel a surge of immense gratitude

When my optimism makes me realize

Whatever is going wrong, will right itself

Because at the end things take care of themself

An that sun will rise tomorrow, regardless of clouds

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Gloom and despair 

Eat away at the soul

Wishing you sunshine

Of hope and positivity

Always shining on your day

Be the sun that is cheerful

Not a dark cloud on the horizon

People value those more who

Bring joy and smiles with them

And add to the spirit of the party!

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Written for;WQW #28: Livin’ in Sunshine Even When the Sun Don’t Shine, hosted by Marsha

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The paths we have treaded

A single line prompt for this week –

The only ghost that scares is a past version of you.

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No one said that loving was easy
No one ever said life and living were easy
The journey is convoluted
It’s riddled with traps
A one-way ticket that has no returns
So what scares me is to relieve the past
To face the challenges I have already conquered
To relive the trials and tribulations of yesterday
And worst of all to face the past version of you
You…
Who has evolved with me
You who have changed and mellowed
You, now a person I’m proud of now
I dare to go into a future yet unknown

Than to return a past that I have already traveled

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Written for RXC #241, hosted by Reena

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Dramatic Displays

Dramatic displays 
We like children
Entranced with the view
The theater of nature
Shows perspectives extraordinaire

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Written for; Moon-washed Weekly Challenge- Dramatic – July 26, 2022, hosted by Eugenia

Also included; Tuesday writing prompt: Write a poem using the words theater, children, and perspective

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Sunday Poser # 90

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

How are you changing the world?

One can argue that one person cannot change the world but we can do it by changing our attitude. We can be more kind, more forgiving, more understanding and by smiling more. That is my aim. To be a better version of myself and to make my corner of the world more tolerant and kinder.

Environmentally, we can do a lot to leave our planet in a better shape than it’s now. We can stop wasting water, conserve energy and recycle as much as we can.

How are you making the world a better place?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.

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A narrow window

This week KL Caley has given us this photo as our prompt;

Slit – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows an ancient window slit beyond which you can see water and trees.

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Looking through a narrow slit
All you can see a partial view
The rest is hidden behind the walls
So much is there that we don’t see
So much more that can change the whole scenario
Before you judge from a narrow view
Go outside and take in the whole vista

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Written for KL Caley’s WritePhoto# Slit

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Avoiding the extremes

Sometimes we are motivated to go to the extremes

Extreme diets and extreme workouts all to get instant results

But life works at its own pace and has a way to equalize everything

So starving yourself seldom works in the long run

And overexerting with physical exercise doesn’t work the way we want

In the end, it’s slow and steady that wins the race for us

But all’s well that ends well when we do it in moderation

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Written for; WednesdayThoughts, hosted by Jim; you can write anything that you feel is appropriate, as long as you use the title phrase of “All’s well that ends well”

Also written for;Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – Extreme, hosted by Sue W and GC

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Changes we cannot see

This week Reena has given us a collage as the prompt;

There is no restriction on length or format of the piece. There is no last date either, unless you wish to be featured in the Weekly Wrap.

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A hype
Instilling fear
Apprehension in hearts
Resulted in something entirely different
Views of vistas unprecedented, awesome
A sigh of relief from those concerned
Nothing bad happened!


But there are changes 
Our eyes cannot perceive
Too minute to be noticeable
On a day to day basis by common people
Only the very sensitive equipment can record theses changes
But most of us are oblivious to them
We go about our daily lives in total disregard
The changes seem and unseen both
Can have far reaching implications
Consider all your actions
Weigh all the risks
Beware of the unseen

A crack opened in earth’s magnetic field and stayed open for 14 hours

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Written for; RXC PROMPT #240, hosted by Reena

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Floating

What floats your boat? Or your dandelion fluff, or ever-changing cloud cover?

July 18, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about floating. Who is floating, where, and in what? Is the floating real or felt internally? Whatever floats your boat, go where the prompt leads!

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Imagine yourself floating serenely on a white cloud. A pleasing wind ruffles your hair gently. It’s all very calm, nothing hurried or urgent about it.

Then suddenly, your cloud deflates and descends towards terra firma, and you’re deposited with a rude shock to the living room of your home.

The whole experiment of disassociating the mind from the body and floating through space failed.

Hmmm…..

“If you weigh down yourself with the weight of worries and stress, you won’t be able to soar. Let go of all that’s holding you down”,said the the instructor.

“Let’s try again!”

It worked!

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Word count; 99

Written in response to 99 Words Story- Floating, hosted by Charli Mills of the carrot ranch

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