A review

She held the pages in her hand and thought hard. She was caught in a conundrum when her friend had asked her to review the book she was writing. She did tell her that she would not be able to be totally objective since they were such good friends. And now her worst suspicions were confirmed. The story was good but the writing was not up to the standard. If she were to be cruel to be kind, she would point out all the reasons that this should be rewritten all over again. The inner voice in her head was shouting at her to be brave and tell her friend that. But she knew her friend well enough to know the plaintive words which would follow. She would be hurt and would complain that the book was being judged too harshly. What to do now? She asked herself repeatedly. And didn’t know the answer. I guess I will have to be straight with her, she thought. Wasn’t it her friend’s dearest ambition to become a writer?

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;

Review

FOWC;

Conundrum

RDP;

Plaintive

Word of the day Challenge;

Cruel

#keepitalive

#fowc

#rdp

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Humor? I don’t think so!

When you can only rely on cynicism for humor

Then be aware that the enjoyment will come

Only from the perceived, not the actual

People are not fools and don’t like to be made one

Instead of enriching your personality it’ll take away

Because there is a cruelty behind the remarks

That you utter in the name of “just joking”

Eventually, flirting with this type of “humor”

Will make you a laughing stock for others

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;

Enrich

FOWC;

Cynicism

RDP;

Eventually

Word of the day Challenge;

Flirt

#keepitalive

#fowc

#rdp

Antagonizing Words

I am very disappointed, she says

At this un-civilized tone of your speech

Acerbic and argumentative words never help

When you are trying to win someone over

Why not use authentic logic to put your point across

Instead of drowning in the quagmire of endless clichés

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;

Civilize

FOWC;

Authentic

RDP;

Acerbic

Word of the day Challenge;

Endless

#keepitalive

#fowc

#rdp

The newbie

The newbie wants to learn

Improve his skills and acquire new ones

A wish to be better is remarkable

And admitting to ignorance is exceptional

Not many of us can or want to do that

It takes a strength of character to own up

That we need to learn, when we don’t have the answer

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;

Improve

FOWC;

Newbie

Word of the day Challenge;

Wish

#keepitalive

#fowc

Courage

Despite the destruction around you

You show an enviable amount of courage

Even when circumstances are not fortuitous

Getting up again after falling down

Then again and again

How can I not be totally impressed

By your demeanor of reflecting wellbeing

And ignoring the shadows which try

To overwhelm your courage every time

I salute the mothers and their inordinate resolve

When they fight the battle all on their own.

A tribute to all the ( single) mothers out there who make me feel humble by their courage and determination.

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;

Destruction

FOWC;

Shadow

RDP;

Fortuitous

Word of the day Challenge;

Wellbeing

#Keepitalive

#fowc

#rdp

The Spoiler!

Looking around the spacious hall, he felt that he had made the right choice for the venue. Today was his wedding day and he had wanted the reception in a place which could hold the large number of guests they had invited. His lady was one of the well known social figures and he himself was a leading business magnate. It would be a party to remember. But as karma would have it, the authorities were ready with a warrant for his arrest when they reached the venue. It happened that his business activities were not all legitimate.

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;

Karma

FOWC;

Authority

RDP;

Spacious

Word of the day Challenge;

Lady

#keepitalive

#fowc

#rdp

Find the inner spirit

Layers upon layers of pliable matter

Keep on peeling till you get to the core

But wait there is more to it than that you imagined

You will find plenty of gumption and spirit

Inter mixed with joyful giggles unsupressed

This is what a strong reflective mind is made of

The power to enjoy, the power to reason

Held together by a strength of resolve

Yet ever ready to accept new ideas and frolic in the ridiculous

All you need is a mind not burdened or limited by

The preconceived and prejudiced by the society

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;

Pliable

FOWC;

Layer

RDP;

Gumption

Word of the day Challenge:

Giggle

#keepitalive

#fowc

#rdp

Through the glass

We may differ in our opinions and views

But there is no need to be juvenile about it

Glimpse into my world and mind

And you will see that we aren’t that different after all

Be intrepid, bold and daring and try

To take a view from my side of the glass

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;

Juvenile

FOWC;

Differ

RDP;

Intrepid

Word of the day Challenge;

Glimpse

#keepitalive

#fowc

#rdp

A delicate matter!

It is very tricky thing, to correct someone

You really don’t want to humiliate them

Tread in a way as to put across the message

That it shouldn’t seem like you’re preaching

Stepping delicately and choosing the words with care

The tone has to be gentle and not judgmental

Try not to blunder into a hive of bees or an ant’s nest

Let your heart choose the words and not the brain

Gentle dips of water can change rocks

Return the favors that were awarded to you

When your character was molded without breaking

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;

Humiliate

FOWC;

Nest

RDP;

Return

Word of the day Challenge;

Delicate

#keepitalive

#fowc

#rdp