12 Bloggerz – April Edition

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Would you want to be a millionaire and if so why and if not why not?

Has anyone said no to this question?

I wouldn’t refuse millions, it would give me the means to help others around me. Make an effort to improve the lives of those less blessed.

Do you listen more to the voice in your head or your gut when making difficult decisions?

Mostly it’s my head that I listen to, but I am respectful to my gut feelings too. Sometimes the gut knows stuff the mind hasn’t caught on to yet.

Should we be afraid of our nightmares or see them as a sign of improvement?

The good thing is that I seldom remember any of my dreams, or nightmares ( if I have them). If I recall any scary dream, I don’t pay much heed to it anyway.

Are you a fan of cult movies and if so which ones and why?

Cult movie?

Like a specific genre?

I like marvel’s movies so I like superheroes cult, I reckon. There is a lot of stress and tension in real life that’s why fantasy movies are so popular. It’s a way to get out of humdrum daily lives and escape into a universe where everything is possible.

What a comedy film you could watch over and over?

Perhaps I can watch a new comedy movie a couple of times but over and over again is beyond me. It stops being funny the third time for me!

How often can you listen to your favorite music for more than an hour in a day or a week without interruptions?

I can if I am given the chance. Like walking with no one beside me talking. Also when I blog at night, I put on music and listen to my favorites.

What is in your opinion the best way to make an omelet?

By cracking eggs!

A very important first step, otherwise there won’t be any omelets cooking.

When was the last time you were completely naughty?

In med school. In a very innocent way. 😜

What’s the secret to making someone laugh hard?

Tickle their funny bone!

How forgetful are you and why does the word look so silly when written?

Very in some respects and not at all in others. I guess if it’s important, I’ll remember it. Otherwise, it’s going to fly away from my mind till after it was supposed to be done.

Hmmm….. yes, it looks a bit funny!

What advice did your parents give you about LIFE that you too have passed on to your own children or friends?

My father used to tell me to “wait till I come to the bridge before I think about crossing it”

I found it very useful in dealing with anxieties of what will happens regarding something in the future.

I gave this advice to my kids.

I wasn’t received in the same spirit!!!

How often do you surf for something on the internet but end up hours later looking at something else … why does it happen to you, what causes you to stray?

Previously, lots of time I lost track of what I was looking for and ended up buying something else. Now, not so much. I go, I look up and I exit!

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WritePhoto – Newborns

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Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Sticking with the springtime photos. I captured this little guy along with his mother in a pen alongside some very expecting mothers. Is spring an inspiring time for you? I hope so, I can’t wait to read your entries.

The New Arrivals – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a group of mother sheep about to give birth, with one newly arrived lamb visible.

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One little lamb already here, how many left to go?

Too many moms-to-be waiting for the joyful event

The farmer and his wife tired with black circles around their eyes

Spring is a time for joy and new birth

But bringing newborns into the world is no easy task

Everyone will be rejoicing when all the lambs are present and accounted for!

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WritePhoto- Rabbit

KL Caley is the host of WritePhoto

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

In celebration of this weekend’s forthcoming Easter Celebrations, I’ve dug out this gem. It almost had a bit of the Cheshire cat feeling to it, disappearing into the hedgerow. Hopefully, you’ll have a bit of fun with it. Enjoy!

.The vanishing rabbit by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a pair of comical glasses shaped like a rabbit’s ears and whiskers, the glasses are in a hedgerow

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“There!”

“Where?

“I just saw it hop behind the bushes”

“But I can’t see it anywhere”, Beth moaned.

MommyAndy is messing with me again”, she yelled

“Look Beth I am telling the truth, just look behind that hedge you’ll find it”.

Beth slowly crept behind the bushes and gave a loud shriek of joy.

“I found it ….. I found it!!!”

She came out from behind the hedgerow, carrying a funky pair of glasses shaped like a rabbit’s ears and an armful of chocolate Easter eggs that her mom had hidden there.

A good beginning to Easter morning.

She ran off to show her mom her treasure!

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Sunday Writing Prompt – The End of the Road – March 28th

Michael is the host of Sunday Writing Prompt for the last time.

My prompt this week is to write your response to the phrase, “The End of the Road.”

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At last, the end was in sight!

It had taken them ages to achieve their goal

But finally, they could see the end of the road

They laid down the heavy burden they had been carrying

Wiped down the sweat from their shiny brows and

Felt the joy of having successfully completed their task

The leader walked up to each of them separately

And gave words of praise to them, lauding their fortitude

Okay now boys, we need to pitch the tents and make camp”

A collective groan went up in the air!

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge- Karma bites

Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge

Welcome to Week 178!

PROMPT #178

The prompt words for this week are

Karma Bites

You are free to use any medium you like to describe

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How often we have wished that karma does its thing instantly

Instead, we desire and wait for fate to step in and do what we hope

Revenge is sweet but not everyone wants to take matters into their hands

We leave it to karma to set the balance right without our active role

It often takes its victim unawares, playing out its righteous maneuver

Generating ultimate satisfaction in the breast of the unjustly wronged

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#WritePhoto – Table

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Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

This week’s prompt photo has a really fun feel to it. I can already envisage so many creative responses. It’s certainly had my mind whirling with ideas. Enjoy!

Top of the table by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a white table in a woodland with 9 chairs. The bottom of the table is the largest chair, each chair gradually gets smaller and smaller until you get to a tiny child’s chair at the top/head of the table.

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The place at this table is by invitation only

We can seat only the very clever, the extra talented

And what’s the deal with the different sized chairs?

Oh that’s simple, people are ranked according to their abilities

Most able sits in the biggest chair the least in the smallest

This arrangement reeks of arrogance and imperiousness

Precisely, you have grasped the heart of the matter

We proclaim our lofty ideals openly for all to see

Then I must decline a seat at your table, without regret

As I believe in giving equal opportunity and equal respect

Thank you but no thanks!

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 41

Glen is the host of LTPP

Art(including pictures and images) should evoke an emotional response in those who are viewing them. That’s why art can leave such a long-lasting and poignant imprint within the depths of our psyche

Your challenge or writing prompt is this:

  • what emotions or feelings get evoked or aroused in you when you look at this photograph taken by Lynn

Remember, the goal isn’t necessarily to tell me and others exactly what the picture is.

The creative goal for all of us is “what does the picture evoke in you; what emotion; feeling; memory or whatever it may be – what does it arouse in you and to share it that with others.

Our Week 41 picture is a forty gallon drum full of old golf clubs. Lynn took this picture when she went on an outing to a local salvage yard with the camera club from out town.

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“Honey, I cannot find my bag of golf clubs, any idea where it might be?”

Steve asked his wife. He was getting late for his weekly meet-up with his golfing buddies and couldn’t find his clubs anywhere.

Just then his phone started ringing. It was Matt, “sorry Steve, I’ll have to cancel today’s game. I seem to have misplaced my clubs”

Steve stared at his phone in a perplexed manner. He thought he should tell Jeff that he was running late when he saw that Jeff was calling him. ” I am sorry” Jeff started to say and Steve interrupted him, Don’t tell me that you cannot find your golf clubs,” he said.

“How did you know? ” Said, Jeff.

“Because both I and Matt are also facing the same problem. I think something fishy is going on! Let me check” Steve told his friend. He then went to the living room where his wife was talking to someone on the phone.

“Do you happen to know anything about missing golf clubs? “

Jane suppressed her giggle and said innocently that she had no idea where they were.

Meanwhile, the garbage collector was surprised to find so many golf clubs in the recycling bin the next day!

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Thursday Photo Prompt- Neptune # WritePhoto

KL Caley is hosting this challenge

I thought I would start things off with this guy. He’s definitely very alluring.

Neptune Image by KL CALEY

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What hand fate has dealt to me

I, a powerful entity, residing in a stagnant pond

Frogs and bees are my companions

Passerby gawk at me and utter rude comments

Don’t you know who I am, I want to ask them

I am Neptune, a deity of the sea and water

But, alas I cannot move my lips to have my say

I am made of stone, forever fixed in this humiliation

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Crimson Creative Challenge # 123

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Welcome to my weekly challenge—open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUN

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Beware,

I stand guard here

No one can pass by me, unaware

Hey,

Don’t do that

I am a dragon not a pet

I don’t take kindly to your familiarity

Yes,

It is better now

You’ve learned to behave, how

To pay proper courtesy to a majestic being like myself

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 40 and Tuesday Writing Prompt

Glen is the host of LTPP

Art(including pictures and images)should evoke an emotional response in those who are viewing them. That’s why art can leave such a long-lasting and poignant imprint within the depths of our psyche

Your challenge or writing prompt is this:

  • what emotions or feelings get evoked or aroused in you when you look at this photograph taken by Lynn

Remember, the goal isn’t necessarily to tell me and others exactly what the picture is.

The creative goal for all of us is “what does the picture evoke in you; what emotion; feeling; memory or whatever it may be – what does it arouse in youand to share it that with others.

Our Week 40 picture is pretty much as it appears. A traffic signal light attached to a tree in the forest.

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It was on my brisk walk in the forest

That I passed by this empty house

An unusual sight met my bemused eyes

I saw a traffic light affixed to a tree in the yard

And to my further amazement, it was blinking red, amber, and green

The critters waiting to cross the driveway

Would wait on red and cross on green

I was sure that no one would believe it when I told them

How can it be, they’d say, bring someone to corroborate

I was alone, on a solo walk, I’ll tell them

Nobody else was a witness to this unusual situation

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Tuesday Writing Prompt

Today’s prompt: Write a poem about an empty house. Use the words brisk and solo.

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