How we stand!

History is not good at remembering people. Many names have been overwritten as one generation has moved on and another takes its place. We are so sure of our own importance that we are sure that our presence is necessary to make things run smoothly. But unfortunately for us, this machine hums along, the cogwheels turning, irrespective of who is here and who has departed this world. But do we think, do we realize that we are insignificant in the larger scheme of things. Our ego is too big to take a hint. Even if universe shouted at the top of its voice, or even in a megaphone, and we will still ignore it! So what should we do to be remembered? There are so many options. See the endless possibilities and select the path which leads to the zenith and walk on it. History may not remember us, but we will leave a kind impression in someone’s heart.

Written in response to the following;

Your daily word prompt;

Overwrite

RDP;

Hum

FOWC;

Megaphone

Word of the day challenge;

Possibilities

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#FWOC

#RDP

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Clandestine rendezvous

It’s apparent that you admire her a lot

Hope she feels the same for you as it is known

That her tastes are eclectic and not everyone

Can win her approval or please her enough

A quick skedaddle to the tryst is required

If you want to meet her in the clandestine way

Go in a sneaky way, so that no one can see

And carry a posy of fresh flowers to woo her with.

Written for the following;

Your daily word prompt;

Clandestine

RDP;

Skedaddle

FOWC;

Eclectic

Word of the day challenge;

Admire

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#FOWC

#RDP

Three Things Challenge #35

Japanese fan dance is a part of centuries old Japanese culture.

The rudimentary fan first made a ‘cool’ appearance during the Jimmu and Akihito eras. Way back then, the fans were designed with paper or feathers and the thin material was mounted on slats. Today, the only difference is the preference for paper that is elaborately painted and folded. The basic design continues to be the paper-pivot attachment, a mechanism that allows the artist to fold and open the fan at the slightest maneuver of the wrist. The Japanese fans symbolize friendship and respect. They are exchanged even today, on special occasions, as ambassadors of good will.

Today, Japanese fans are symbolic of friendship or loyalty, and are no longer considered to represent social significance. Traditional Japanese fans are even exchanged as signs of good will. The fan symbolizes good wishes, respect and friendship. An ancient Japanese belief is that the handle of the fan denotes the beginning of life and ribs signify the roads of life going out in all directions. Fan dancing forms a key part of representations of Japan in Western popular culture and is depicted in many forms of culture like films and books.

Source: Historyplex

3TC

Japanese, culture, dance

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50 words Thursdays #5

And here is the phrase: Through April, May and into June there was no word of John, Ross, Giles and the others. 

The rules
1 Completed piece must be in multiples of 50 words – maximum of 250 words. Anything is acceptable – poetry, story, anecdote.
2 There will be a photo and a random phrase that I will take from the current book I am reading – you can use either or both

They were friends since school. Their adventures were usually harebrained and childish, but none of them wanted to grow up. But now their mad adventures were catching up with them. John had a fractured arm bone, which was healing albeit slowly. And Ross now had a bad knee. They were after all now in their fifties.

So they decided to pull their last job. It was going to be a bank heist. They parked the getaway car in the alley at the side of the bank, which was maned by Giles. Wearing the masks, they had purchased from a Halloween costume store, and waving their toy guns they managed to deprive the bank of a lot of cash, to the tune of a few hundred thousand dollars. As they exited the bank, Giles drove up and they all piled up in the old beaten down sedan. The job had gone perfectly, except one complication. Jack, their leader tripped, while leaving the bank and the rest of the gang didn’t wait for him. He was arrested and through April, May and into June there was no word of John, Ross, Giles and the others. The police is still looking for them.

Written for;

50 Words Thursdays # 5

Word count= 200

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Three Things Challenge # 34

My time is my own, sitting here in my rocking chair

The meal is cooked, the house is clean and there is

Nothing more to do, than sit and do some knitting

The family is expected to arrive soon, and I have

The roast beef ready and warm in the oven, waiting

But I need to be straight up with them,

And not go about it in a roundabout way,

Please, my dear family when you visit,

Do bring the food with you,

As this lady here is now too old

To be bothered, cooking for you all!

Written for;

3TC

rocking chair, roast beef, roundabout

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Weekend Writing Prompt #92- Wool Gathering

The challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose.  You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you.  The only rules are these:

• your poem / prose must contain this week’s word.  The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.

• the length of your poem / prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge.  No more.  No less.

Thoughts scattered and ideas fretting

Dreaming and staring into the space

My mind has gone wool gathering

Into the realms of what is possible

What is probable now or somewhere

In the days of coming future

Written for;

Weekend Writing Prompt #92

Wool Gathering

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Anything out of something

To make anything out of something

All you have to do is put in everything

All your best efforts all that you think

Can make it work and the outcome is

What will make them sit up and think.

Honesty is integral to make it float

Otherwise all is doomed to fail and sink

Written for;

FOWC;

Anything

RDP;

Effort

Word of the day challenge;

Integral

#Keepitalive

#FOWC

#RDP

Three Things Challenge 2019 #33

There was the candy machine right out side the gym

Right out side the gym, that is not fair at all, I say!

The efficient girl at the help desk hides her grin and

Tells me that they do have kids coming in to play

They are very happy to find this candy here she says

Just a few dimes and they can fill their pockets with

The goodies that are available,

If you have a few coins to spare

And do you have gin for adults too

I ask her, since she is so helpful soul

Definitely not, she says, this is a gym

Not a bar, so you should know!

Written for;

3TC

candy, efficient, gin

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #72

FOR THE NEW ENTRANTS

There is no restriction on the format or the length of the piece. It just has to be your reflection on the prompt from the core.

Write a post on your blog, and link it up with here with a pingback, or copy-pasting the blog link in Comments.

A strange encounter

She wasn’t supposed to go there by herself, certainly not alone. But there was a allure to the forest that she couldn’t resist. She stepped in the semi darkness and looked for the lake that she was told was in the middle of this dense forest. Her eyes took a while to get accustomed to the dim light. She approached cautiously avoiding the low hanging branches of the trees. Somewhere on the way, her dress got caught in a branch, or so she thought. She turned around to sort it out but the dress wasn’t caught in a twig, it was being held in a long boney hand. A feeling of fright overtook her mind. A scream escaped in the stillness of the forest dark. “Please don’t be frightened” A soothing voice came to her ears. She looked closely and saw that the hand belonged to a strange creature, part human, part tree. In wonder she stared at him, for it was a man and a tree.

“Who are you?” The question came trembling to her lips.”I am Prince of the forest, he replied. The witch has turned me into a tree, but every full moon, I can be part human” The prince explained with sadness. ” Is there no way to break this spell?” The tree man shook his head, ” None, unless I agree to marry the witch and let her rule my kingdom with me” Her heart was sad for the prince, but being a sensible woman, she knew that she was no match for the witch. Neither could she break the spell on her own.

Promising to plead his case with the leader of her tribe, she left the forest. Thinking that the warnings were well founded. “I should stay away from the forest in future”

All fairy tales don’t end in happily ever after!

Written for;

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #72

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday Feb 2/19

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing (typos can be fixed), and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. I will post the prompt here on my blog every Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The,’” or will simply be a single word to get you started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read all of them! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later or go to the previous week by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “affirm.” Either ask someone for a prompt word or, if you can’t, turn on a TV or a radio and choose a word from the first sentence you hear. Enjoy!

I am a bit confused. Should I write about affirm or ask someone for a prompt! In affirmation of the prompt that I got from my daughter sitting next to me , watching a lego movie was spin, I can write a post giving it a spin to fit in with both the prompts.

The need to affirm or agree,

Maybe fall in with the wishes

Or feelings of someone next to me

Can I do that with a clear conscience

Or do I need to pull the wool over the eyes

Of my inner self, maybe taking it for a ride

Or putting my own spin on it, whatever will

Suit the purpose of writing, can it be done

Or more importantly, should it be done

Do we agree just to agree, or do we genuinely

Feel that our thinking is of the same ilk

Can I re-affirm or would it be better to deny

Sorry, but I don’t agree with this though

That you want me to endorse!

Written for;

SoSc Feb 2/19

Affirm/ Spin

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