Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday – Our Naughty Kitty

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “the last photo you took.” Take the last photo you snapped. What’s the first word that comes to mind when you look at it? That word is your prompt. Enjoy!

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This is the picture I took yesterday!

And looking at him, I think of not one but two words, innocent and naughty

Our Kitty has been with us for two months now. He has grown almost twice in size. He still bites us when ever an ankle or toe is found in his proximity. These are not the only naughty things he does.

Today he sneaked out when the main door was opened. I found him trying to play with a poor worm going about his business. It took three people, 15 minutes to bring him back, indoors.

Afterwards, he was all innocently looking at me, as if asking what did I do wrong? I am an outdoor cat so I should be allowed to explore the great outdoors. I told him that I cannot let him out by himself as he can get lost or even injured.

Anyway, this is him trying out the discarded packaging box for size!

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Fandango Story Starter # 4

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It’s time for my weekly Story Starter prompt. The purpose of the teaser is simply to spark your imagination and to get your storytelling juices flowing

This week’s Story Starter teaser is:

I’d been planning the perfect vacation for months, but then…

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I’d been planning the perfect vacation for months, but then something fantastic happened!

I won a free cruise in a draw and I could take a companion along with me. Now the question arose, who should I ask? My best friend, my cousin who was so found of adventure or my wife who wasn’t keen on traveling at all but was insanely jealous when I went away and had a good time.

Time was short so I played it safe. I asked my wife if she wanted to go on a vacation to the Maldives with me. I was super clever and made it sound like more of a drudgery than a luxury vacation. Sadly she is a very intelligent woman and caught on to me from the start.

We were due to travel on there 28th of February, 2020. But fate intervened and all traveling by sea was suspended because of the covid-19 epidemic breakout. I was promised that they would give me another chance as soon as the company started sea cruises again.

I’m still waiting. And this time my wife has categorically told me that she isn’t willing to expose herself to the risk of getting sick so I can take anyone with me. I can’t wait……..

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MLMM-Photo Challenge #375 – Dragon

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– NEKNEERAJ

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

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Do I suffer from Pareidolia?

Whenever I look at the clouds in the sky

They assume the form of a creature I know

A rabbit hopping away to nibble at grass blades

Or a hungry lion riding the waves in search of a prey

A giant butterfly or a mighty eagle soaring high

It it just my imagination or is there a dragon in the sky?

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WritePhoto # Community

KL Caley is the host of WritePhoto

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

What does this little community mean to you. Toy takeover? Drama at the neighbourhood watch? 

I can’t wait to read your entries with this one, I think it could prove an interesting challenge!

Community – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a collection of toy people all gathered around a sign with the word “Community” on it.

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Come on people, get your act together. The guests will be arriving soon. Is everything ready?”

Candy, stop messing with your phone and check if all the seats have name cards in front of them. And Joan, are the cakes and pastries all decorated and ready for serving?”

Why it’s just me who is worried about the success of the party? Why are you all relaxed, chilling!”

Just cool down cap’ it’s all in order. Everything is spic span and on the dot. This community get together will the best ever!”

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Share Your World – July 12, 2021

Melanie is the host of SYW

QUESTIONS

Okay we’re flipping things over this week with three rather silly questions and one philosophical one.

What would be much better if you could just change the color of it?

Peanut butter! If you know what I mean! 😛

Do You Think Cats Have Any Regrets?

I think sometimes when my kitten bites my toes too hard and I squeal in pain, he looks a bit sorry for perhaps a few seconds!

Sitting in my lap while I watch a movie!

Do you ever count your steps when you walk?

You know I actually did that when I hadn’t gotten an odometer. I was supposed to do a mile in the morning and another in the evening when I got my knee surgery. So I measured my step, then counted the steps in my driveway. After doing the math, I found out that doing 40 round laps would make a mile, (or was it 25 laps?). Anyway I was happy when I got my Fitbit!

Is there a supreme power? (you choose over what, and please be respectful)

I believe in a supreme power, God, or as we call Him Allah in Arabic. My faith centers around this concept and for all the good and bad deeds, we are answerable to Him.

GRATITUDEPlease feel free to share some gratitude with everyone! 

(Thanks to my wonderful readers who share these amazing gratitude memes!)

It rained today. A heavy downpour with a loud thunderstorm. The air has cooled down a lot and it is so nice outside.

My lemon tree is producing lemons

Many thanks Melanie for these questions.

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WritePhoto # Stairway

KL Caley is the host of WritePhoto

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Where are you climbing to (or from), what’s beyond the light? I’d love to know. 
I can’t wait to read your entries!

The Stairway – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a stone stairwell with an opening obscured by a bright light.

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Thick stone walls
Crumbling stone steps
An inviting halo of light at the end


The stage all set
For a thrilling story to begin
Just now need the characters to play their part


Will it be an adventure,
A horror or a thriller?
Or maybe it will be a hilarious tale


An image to prompt my imagination
But I am sitting here undecided
Which direction should my story go?

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Reena’s Xploration Challenge # 189

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Reena's Xploration Challenge

Welcome back!

I want to change the mood to a light-hearted tone this week.

PROMPT #189

The images look funny, but the interpretation and theme is your choice. It’s not necessary that you have to write a humorous piece.

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I am an early bird, looking for that first worm

Up with the first beam of sunlight, I call out

To all those still slumbering, oblivious to the day’s challenges

Get up and grab the opportunities
Time is wasting, get up and go



I need some rest now that I’ve lived a full life

Been to places, seen the world, did all that I wanted

I lived at a hectic pace, cramming everything in a short space

Now I can sleep the sleep of contentment, without stress

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I’ve decided to treat both the images as a challenge and response. The first one wants action and the second one responses with justification of having earned the chance to rest.

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Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – Sign

Sue W and GC are the hosts of Weekly Prompts

“Signposts are our intuition asking inner wisdom to be set free.” ~ Kami Guildner.

This week GC and my Wednesday Challenge is the word Sign.

Its presence or occurrence indicates the probable presence or occurrence of something else.

A gesture or action used to convey information or instruction.

Perhaps you’d prefer to use the word Signpost – a physical sign giving information.

How you choose to translate the challenge is entirely up to you; please interpret in any way you wish – Words, Pictures, Poetry or Rhyme. 

Please tag #Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge.

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Directions, when expressed by the GPS as north, south, east or west totally confuse me. Even living in Seattle for five years ( off and on) I could never get the hang of how my GPS would describe the route.

Can you imagine how funny I looked when holding my phone in my hand I’d walk first in one direction and then in the opposite and see where the dot ( that was me) was moving in respect to where I was supposed to go. I’d cross the road only to realize that I needed to go in the opposite direction! I used to laugh so much when I told my daughter how I reached my destination that day.

I try to see the landmarks and remember which way I am supposed to go from them. AND I am never shy to ask for directions, but I ask them to tell me by telling me if I needed to go right or left. I guess this is because I grew up before things like GPS were in use. We would take a good look at the route we were taking and remember it.

Look out for the signs 
Ask for directions and
Don’t fell shy admitting when lost


No one is all knowing, always right
Admit that you can make mistakes like others
Only then you will be able to correct your direction


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Sunday Writing Prompt- Treasured Trash

Sara is the host of Sunday Writing Prompt

Welcome back to, Sunday Writing Prompt!

What constitutes “trash”? Dirty diapers…yes. Rotten food…should probably be composted, but yes, something to discard. What about that barely beaten sofa you upgraded? Or the vanity that still holds a breath of life, but needs a little TLC. Grandma’s attic…everything needs to go! Garage sales and thrift shops are all about turning one’s trash into another’s treasure. Even a spouse, who their significant other decided to “discard”, but became the most valuable person in YOUR life! It really comes down to perspective…

I’ve been looking everywhere for this!”

Paid $3.00 for a painting I discovered was worth $50,000!”

He is the best Stepdad I could have ever imagined!”

Adopted this puppy from the pound, and he became my best friend.”

Image from pixabay.com

I encourage you to write about “trash” that became treasure. Base it on personal experience, or compose something entirely fictional. All is welcome 🙂

Today’s Sunday Writing Prompt is: One Person’s Trash

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I inherited the trait of holding on to stuff long after its original purpose had died from my father. We both were keen on repairing broken things and making them usable again. Lots of miscellaneous screws, pins, bolts, or other pieces filled a big box stashed away in a “secure place”

And yes, you guessed it correctly, I never found it when I needed it. When I had no use for it I’d see it sitting in “that place” but when I needed something from it, it was nowhere to be found. One day in frustration I threw the box away, only to find that same day that there was one piece in there that would be perfect to fix a broken gadget!

I still find it hard to pass on the opportunity of saving something that may be useful in the future, but I resist the urge. The trash may become a treasure one day, but I’ll probably won’t find it when I need it!

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The Snifty Seluth – My detection

Although Rory has solved the mystery for us all, I made my own investigations and wrote this post a few weeks ago. I am publishing this post, because…… I put a lot of effort into it and it may amuse you all!

Rory has set this mystery for us to solve. All the narration is by Kristian

The Characters

Miss Lucinda Marbles – An Old lady who pokes her nose into everything and is a resident of the Luxury Care home for Former Sleuths. 

Former Lieutenant Stanley MumboJumbo – A retired police detective and another resident of the above.

Miss Vanessa Fisher – A former crime fiction writer who is now another resident of the above. 

Doctor Whatsup, – A former sidekick to Skylark Haymes who had been a resident but has now died. 

Ercool Parrot – A continental type who has just been admitted as a new resident of the home. 

David Snodgrass – The new owner of the Home who plans to make changes. 

Matron Emily Pushover – The old owner of the home who used to allow things that are now forbidden under the new regime. 

Miss Melon – A friend of Ercool Parrot who along with Captain Haslet has recently put her former employer, Ercool Parrot, into a home. 

Captain Haslet.  – See above. 

Who Is The Victim?

David Snodgrass

And Miss Vanessa Fisher

Where Were They Found?

In their respective bedrooms.

Who Is Guilty?

I think it was Miss Marbles and Matron Emily Pushover who killed Snodgrass. Miss Fisher was murdered by Captain Haslet. He was being blackmailed by her. Both the murders were committed for different reasons.

How Did They Do It?

Miss Marbles made Snodgrass’s cocktails very strong and added a few drops of sleeping draught in there as well. When every one has gone to bed, she snuck in and bashed his head with the fire poker. She and Matron carried the body to captain’s room and left it there. Captain Haslet after giving an overdose of sedative to Miss Fisher, took her gun and shot the already dead Snodgrass to throw suspicion on her.

What Was Their Motive?

Miss Marbles carried a grudge against Snodgrass for his stingy ways and the fact that he had banned cocktails. He was always putting her down and didn’t give her enough credit for her detective skills. While Matron was just angry because she had to sell her home to Snodgrass and then work for him.

Miss Fisher was killed because she knew a dark secret in Captain Haslet’s past. He gave her an overdose of sedative and made it look like suicide and hid the rest of the confession letter.

What Was Their Murder Weapon?

Snodgrass was killed by the poker and then shot by Miss Fisher’s gun to confuse the police. Miss Fisher was given an overdose of the sedative.

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Here’s my jumbled up story. I hope no innocent party was unjustly accused in the writing of this story.

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