MLMM- Tale Weaver # 249 – Holiday – 14th November

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver.



Pack your bags and take a break

A holiday is long overdue so let’s plan

Book a flight and the accommodation

But first, decide where to go

Should it be a secluded getaway

Deep in the mountains, a hut

Away from the crowd, just you and me

Or should we head for an island

Relaxing on the sandy beach getting a tan

Do you fancy a trip to explore the historic sites

Taking our hardhats, torches and ancient maps

Why not go on a shopping extravaganza someplace

Posh and trendy, where we can satisfy our aesthetic senses

The choices are too many and decision hard to make

We will go next year, right now I need a break

All this thinking and planning is hard work

I am going to take a nap in the lounge


The Challenge;

This week some good friends are heading off on a holiday through Europe.

So our task is to write a holiday story. It could be a past holiday, a present holiday or even a dream holiday to some place or location you dream about visiting.

Go where the prompt takes you and have fun.

Please link your response using the linking tool below.

Fandango Friday Flashback/What was I thinking 🤔!

I write this post exactly one year ago, on 15th November 2018.

I am sharing it here today as a part of;

Fandango Friday Flashback.

Have you ever lost the thread and wondered aloud what was I thinking just now?

Is your mind like mine, jumping from one thought to another in a nanosecond, often unrelated to each other.

I would forget what I want to recall and it would pop-up in my thoughts after an interval, unbidden.

A song I heard a snatch of or a face I saw for a bit and now my brain is busy trying to work out what and who! And a day after tomorrow or yesterday past, it is all going to come back to me without an effort.

I have lost my keys or the password of my account, and no matter how hard I try to find it, I cannot. Even though when I had thought of the hiding place, I was thinking that it’s so easy, I won’t forget ever. Or that the password is extra secure but not difficult to remember at all.

Why does it seem so simple and gets so hard to control my thoughts and remember it all?

Have you ever lost the thread and wondered aloud, what was I thinking just now?

Let me know if that happens to you as well!

Waiting for your comments and feedback.





Daily Prompts- Tell the truth!

When you go to a doctor try to be as honest as you can. It doesn’t do to embellish the truth. Neither it is helpful to lie about your age. Lies are like a beehive, they flourish at a surprising rate. Once a seed of a misstatement is sown, it becomes a huge tree in no time at all. Don’t expect a miracle to happen if you are not upfront and totally honest with your doctor at the start.

In response to the following prompts;


Tree, Hive, Flourish





Word of the day Challenge;






Fibbing Friday: 8th November

pensitivity101 is the host of Fibbing Friday this week.

1. What’s a cyclops?

It’s a cycle for pops!

2. What’s next in this sequence? Y, G, B, B, 


3. Patty has 4 apples and Pete pinched a pair. What do Patty and Pete have now?

A huge row, with kicking, pinching and pullout of hair.

4. How would an alien describe sheep? 

A wooly cloud with four legs.

5. What is Fool’s Gold?

It’s the chocolate which is in shiny golden penny wrapping. Fools think they are golden pennies but kids know that it is candy.

6. Ginger, Scary, Posh, Sporty and Baby were the original Spice Girls. If you were to audition to be a sixth Spice, what would you be and why? Guys you can answer this one too!

Puffy! I would prefer that instead of portly.

7. Why are traditional teapots brown?

So that the tea stains don’t show even when no one washes them for years.

8. What are the Winds of Change?

Well you know when you have had too many burritos and after certain events you have to leave the room. The “winds” demands that.

9. What is an amaryllis?

I think…… hmmm…….well I thought I new the answer but it flew it out of my mind.

10. What are blues and twos?

Dumbo’s ears!



Three Line Tales, Week 197


Welcome to Week 197 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales, week 197: vinyl albums in a record shop, bowie, the cure, fleetwood mac, joy divisionphoto by Yanko Peyankov via Unsplash

Happy three-lining!


After looking through all his cupboards, storage boxes and everywhere he could think of, he finally called his mother.

“Hey mom, do you remember the record collection that grandad left to me, I can’t find it anywhere, any ideas where it could be” there was a long pause on the other side “I donated to the local charity to raise money for our church”

“Oh, mom don’t you know these records are now selling for a high price because they are in vogue again” He said with great disappointment.


I got the idea from a post by Fandango, where he wanted to sell his collection of old comics/ records and couldn’t find it! ( I don’t recall if it were both or one)



Daily Prompts- The judgement

“You are in deep trouble” said the lawyer after the jury verdict was announced.”The conviction means that the official sentence will be a long one. Maybe ten years”.

“The carrot and the stick policy won’t work this time, which you have used to keep the people silent previously” the lawyer said with a stern expression.

“Maybe they will go light on the sentencing” 45 said hopefully.

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;






Word of the day Challenge;



Carrot, Chicken, Chocolate





Pop of Positivity- Funny live TV Skits

Beckie is the creator of Pop of Positivity.

Welcome back to “POP!” Pop of Positivity! #7 



“What is “Pop!” – Pop of Positivity?”

“Pop of Positivity”   It’s based on one simple thing.  “Life doesn’t have to suck all the time.”  Let’s face it… There’s a Helluva lot of negativity in the real world, and it’s pretty hard to escape it.  I thought of this as a means to brighten up everyone’s day.  Taking time away from thinking about the negative and switch gears and think of the positive.  Perhaps,  we can all share some smiles along the way too.


The Theme for Week #7

Post Some of Your Favorite Funny Live Skits From TV.

Black jeopardy with Tom Hanks

Amazon Echo ad- SNL

Scene from Despicable Me




BrewNSpew Café- November 4, 2019 – Enchanting

Eugenia is the host of BrewNSpew Café.

And the dead leaves lie huddled and still,
No longer blown hither and thither;
The last lone aster is gone;
The flowers of the witch-hazel wither …

–Robert Frost (1874-1963) 

Presenting the week’s prompt – You may use the word(s), phrase and/or image to interpret the prompt. 

Because of my blog having some youthful readers, please and thank you for not submitting anything you wouldn’t want a ten year old to peruse or see.

Weekly prompt – enchant/enchanted/enchanting – placed under or as if under a magic spell; having or seeming to have a magical quality; made to feel delightfully pleased or charmed. 


In her innocence, she enchants

Her smiles are so charming

My heart, she holds in her tiny little hands

It so gladdens me when wrinkling her tiny nose

She beams at me, her lips parted in a toothless smile

( Written for my seven months old granddaughter)



MLMM- photo Challenge # 288

Nekneeraj is the host of MLMM- Photo Challenge

Online bookings are so convenient. We can plan the whole trip just sitting in our comfy chair. Everything taken care of, air tickets booked and hotel reservations done.

It was the same for us last summer. We had every detail planned to the nth degree.

Traveling in summer is always hectic because of the sheer number of people traveling but it was not bad. The shuttle from the airport to our hotel was comfortable and we were picked right away, on time. We were so glad that the arrangements were so good.

When we reached the hotel, it was as if all the bad luck that could have befallen us on the trip, was hitting us in one fell sweep.

There was a few feet of water surrounding the main building of the hotel, the steps leading up were also underwater. We checked and rechecked the address and location to see if a mistake was made. But no, this was what we had booked for our week long stay…..

My husband rolled up his jeans and ventured inside to talk about a refund with the hotel management.


Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.

When you’re done, TAG the post Photo Challenge and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie, and add your link to the Link Button. Also don’t forget to link to this post or copy your post’s URL into the comments. We can read your post sooner that way.




Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #39 – For the love of music


FFFCWelcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.” Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenge bloggers to write a relatively short flash fiction piece inspired by the photo. While there are no definitive style or word limits, I suggest trying to keep your posts to under 300 words.

The image below is from Papafox at the visually challenged, the image shows a large chimpanzee sitting on a stool on a stage strumming on an electric guitar and smoking a cigarette.


The music was loud, the cords discordant and clashing. But he sat there like a rockstar, expecting applause and adulation. There was just one man in the audience. He sprang up from his seat at the end of the performance and barely containing his anger cane on to the stage.

“What did you think of my song, Mr. G?”Barry said in a nonchalant tone.

George couldn’t keep back the sarcastic retort which was dying to be let loose.

” If I gave a chimpanzee a guitar, he would sing and perform better than you…. much better”

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