Wait for instructions!

Sylvester stood by the railway line and read the sign;

Stop, it said, await instructions.

He wasn’t a patient sort of a fox but he waited. Waited for five full minutes before he ventured to cross the line, cautiously.

Just at that exact moment a fast train came roaring down the line. Sylvester made a mad dash to cross the line before the train came bearing down on him……

And he just made it. Next time, he’d wait a bit more, just to be safe.

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Written in response to CCC # 201, hosted by Crispina Kemp

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Wait

We used to wait by the phone, waiting for it to ring

Wouldn’t go out for the fear of missing important calls

Be it glad tidings or apprehension of bad news

Staying by the landline used to be our preference when waiting

Then came the mobile ( cell) phone settings us free

All you had to do to stay connected was to charge the battery

Now we get all the news and information we desire

On the go with a small device in our hands

Provided…….

There is a signal in the phone!

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Your prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ring.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Bonus points if you use it as both. Have fun!

Written for Linda’s SoCS- Ring

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Unfounded suspicions

The image is from the WordPress Free Photo Library.

For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a woman lying on a sectional sofa draped by a large, bluish terrycloth towel or blanket that covers all of her body, including her head, except for her lower legs and feet.

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When he decided to spy on his wife, the last thing he expected was to discover that she would just be spending a lazy afternoon on the couch while he had said that he was going on a trip outside the city.

Silently, he peeked through the living room window and saw her lying on the sofa, her body covered by her favorite blue blanket. He was relieved that his suspicions were unfounded and Martha wasn’t having an affair in his absence with his best friend, James.

He crept away, got in his car, and left. As soon as the sound of the car driving away reached Martha’s ears, she flung away the blanket and called to James who was hiding behind the sofa.

He’s gone now! Let’s do some planning!

Both got busy working out the details of Mark’s 40th surprise birthday party!

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Written in response to FFFC # 184, hosted by Fandango

Also included FSS #63 , hosted by Fandango

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Sharing my world- September 12,2022

Thank you Di for hosting SYW

Questions:

1. If you were to go to a desert island and could only take five things with you, what would they be?

I’d just take Aladdin’s magic lamp with me. The genie in it will take care of whatever needs I would have.

2. What popular song (any era) best describes you?

I don’t know of any song that can describe me! Either my knowledge of songs is very limited or such a song has not been written or sung yet!

3. If you could only use three basic ingredients to make a meal, what would they be?

Whole wheat bread, mayo, and cheese slices. I have simple tastes!

4. Do you allow your pet on the furniture?

When we had our cat living inside our house, it could sit or climb wherever he wanted. Now he lives in the great outdoors and is freer than ever.

GRATITUDE:

It’s the start of a new week. What are you most looking forward to?

This one is simple; On Friday, my leg+foot cast will come off ( Inshaa’Allah- God willing). I am counting the days. I hope everything is as it should be when they cut off the cast.

I received this notification from WordPress a few days ago!

Written in response to Share Your World, hosted by Di

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A Letter a week- X- Xander’s aquarium

Place – Xenia

Emotion – xany

Adjective – Xenial

Verb – xeroxed

My animal – X-ray fish

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Xander loved fish. In fact, people often thought him xany because he would spend thousands of dollars collecting rare fish for his aquarium.

In his quest for X-ray fish, he was told to go to Xenia by a xenial neighbor. He shared xeroxed images of the X-ray fish with Xander and also told him the name of the dealer who would procure the fish for him. Xander was very grateful to his xenial friend and neighbor and proceeded to acquire the rare fish.

Now his aquarium was the attraction of the town.

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Written for A letter a week- X, hosted by Deb of Nope, not Pam

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Message in a bottle?

Look there is a bottle in the water!

So?

It might have a message in it for you or me!

Who would be sending messages to us in a bottle?

Perhaps it’s a message from the past, just like the movies, or……. it could be a genie like the song!

You should start living in reality my dear sister. Let me just check it.

Whoosh……

Written for CCC # 200, hosted by Crispina Kemp

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Autumn is almost here

How often you wish you knew

When the season would change

When Autumn or spring will come

When to knit a sweater or tie a knot

Fasten the hatches or moisten the chapped lips

How often we wish we could predict?

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “a word that contains a silent letter.”Choose a word that contains a silent letter and use it in your post, or write about words with silent letters in general. Enjoy!

Written for Linda’s SoCS- Silent letters

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Band-aid

I could hear my 3 year old granddaughter crying, not really crying but the make-believe one, interspersed with little giggles.

What happened sweetheart?” I asked concerned and I could see her holding a box of band-aids in her hand and sticking them on her arms and legs.

“Oh nano, I have an ouchie!”

“But you’ve put on so many bandages my sweetie”, I said taking the box from her tiny hand.

“Because they look so pretty, with cartoons on them”, she replied with her naughty laughter echoing in the room.

She has a habit of finding imaginary ouchies and then treating them with the band-aids her mom buys, and I’ve often had to hide them because when there is a real ouchie, we are usually out of them!

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Written for Six Sentences Story- Band, hosted by Denise

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A letter a week- W- Wally and the wandering Albatross

Place – wheelchair

Emotion – wildly happy

Adjective – wishful

Verb – wobble

My animal – Wandering Albatrosses

Wally was six years old. Being an adventurous boy he broke his leg and had to be taken places on the brand new wheelchair.

He was very interested in birds and when he was told that a wandering Albatross was nesting near their home, it became very necessary for him to see the bird for himself.

His dad knew that Wally was wishful about going and observing the rare bird despite being bound to the wheelchair. So both the father and son started for the coast early in the morning. With the help of binoculars and a bit of luck, they spotted the Wandering Albatross, sitting on a rocky outcrop looking a bit wobbly.

Dad took lots of pictures of the Albatross, one even had Wally and the bird in the same frame. Wally showed the photo to his friends very proudly.

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Written for Deb of Nopes, not Pam’s Challenge- A letter a week- W

Saturday morning Question from Rory

What’s the difference between jelly and jelly fish?

Plain jelly can only wobble while a jellyfish can swim and sting too.

If you had the opportunity to travel back to a specific period in your life and alter it slightly or significantly – what age would you return to, what would you do, and why would you choose to relive it and if you wouldn’t, why not?

I’ve been asked this question many types and I always answer in negative. But now I think if I get the opportunity to go back to the past, I’d go to the time when I was very young and my flat feet weren’t discovered/ diagnosed by anyone. I’d force my parents to take note and get me treated for it. The current surgery to fix some of the issues in my left foot has made me realize the importance of early detection and treatment of this easily treatable malady.

What topics can you not write about with conviction?

I can’t write about things that I haven’t experienced myself, like traveling to far off places on the planet.

What does the phrase ‘make from scratch’ mean, and who or what does the scratch refer to?

Scratch is the sound we make when writing on the drawing board. So made from scratch would be something that’s made out of that original idea on the drawing board to completion.

What is the weirdest question you have ever asked or wanted to ask someone but haven’t had the opportunity?

I haven’t the guts to ask weird questions to people to their face. In my mind I’ve often wanted to ask people why they act so weirdly?

What makes for a good life and what would make your life good today?

I think peace of mind makes for a good life. Today my country is in a lot of problems due to floods. 30 million people have been rendered homeless due to heavy rains. I’d feel happy today if the world recognizes that this devastation is caused by climate change and do something about it.

Are you easily distracted or do you have focused concentration?

Oh yes, I am. I forget what I was about to say and often wonder why I went to the other room after getting there.

What distracts you or what keeps your mind piqued all the time?

Random thoughts are distracting. I have a monkey brain that jumps from topic to topic and one thought to another in seconds.

What was the last thing that blew you away in a good way? [Interpret as wish]

The birth of my grandson in July was a big deal for us all. Now I’m looking forward to September 16th when my cast will come off, finally.

When was the last time you did something totally outrageous or ridiculous?

I do it all the time, according to my family.

Describe your blog’s personality in only three words?

Simple, heartfelt, wise

Bonus Question

Can You Nail Jelly to the Wall and if so how?

First you need to glue it to the wall. Then use nails to affix a metal container below it. I think the jelly should stay put.

Written in response to Rory’s Saturday morning Questions

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