The naughty dozen

Reena is the host of RXC

Welcome to yet another week!

PROMPT #203

We have an image prompt this week. Just have fun 🙂

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There is no restriction on length or format of the piece. There is no last date either, unless you wish to be featured in the Weekly Wrap.

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We all know that everyone is different, even twins exhibit different personality traits. So how or why should we think that the eggs in a case would all be the same?

Some are naughty and some are nice

A couple are pranksters always on the lookout to get a rise

You’ll find a simpleton here as well swallowing every tale

And also one know-it-all who thinks himself font of wisdom

No two are alike in this naughty dozen

But I bet when you cook them, they all taste delicious

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PCF # 7 – Autumn fire/ Golden flame

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Welcome to my Friday afternoon paint chip prompt. There are other paint chip prompts out there, but they’re very precise in what they ask for. Mine is open ~ write a poem, a story, a memory, whatever you like. Take your inspiration this week from Valspar’s “golden flame” and/or “autumn fire.” Tag your post Paint Chip Friday, or PCF, if you wish

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Golden flame flickering in the darkness, beckons invitingly

The nights are just cold enough to enjoy the autumn fire

Sitting under the vast canopy of twinkling stars

Breathing in the air scented with smoldering logs

Many times I have pictured this idyllic scenario

And long to be back home in fall to sit by the fire

On an October evening with my beloved, once again

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MLMM- Photo Challenge # 385

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Photo credit Mark Payton

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

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I stand tall and proud on the top

I have conquered my fear of height

Now I can shout to the world at the top of my voice

Here I am, I climbed the hill of hesitation and dread

And overcame the debilitating fear

Now I am free

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Crimson Creative Challenge – Heart of stone

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

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When he broke her heart

It shattered into a million pieces

It was the shock that turned her

Into a stone-hearted shrew

Now she has no kind words for anyone

Her broken heart is only full of spite

In her hurt, she doesn’t see

How badly she hurts others with her callousness

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Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge Quiet Places

Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge Quiet Places from GC & SueW

This Wednesday’s Challenge on partner Susan and my site is QUIET PLACES.

Have you ever noticed that no matter how gregarious and people-oriented a person happens to be we all seek a quiet spot for ourselves away from the roar and confusion of friends, family and co-workers?

This week you are invited to tell us a tale or two or show us your own secret refuge from reality.  A place that always seems to help calm your jangled nerves and offers a temporary respite from the everyday pressures of living.

As always The challenge is flexible, so please interpret in any way you wish – Words, Pictures, Poetry or Rhyme.

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There is a quiet place where I love to sit

Alone with my company and with my thoughts

Away from the hustle-bustle of the busy life

A few precious moments of peace and quiet

It’s not that I am unhappy in the company of people

But there are times that I prefer my own company

So I retreat to a quiet place to be alone with my thoughts

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Thursday Inspiration – Family

Jim is the host of Thursday Inspiration

Respond to this challenge, by either by using the prompt word family, or going with the above picture, or by means of the song ‘That’s The Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be’.

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Family

Sometimes a source of affection and support

And at times, causing frustration and pain

We cannot live without them and

Sometimes they make living, hell

It’s often said that blood is thicker than water

And I agree that blood ties pull us to each other

When despite estrangement, one of us needs help

Family comes together in crisis

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Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Autumn

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I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” – John Muir

Your Weekly Prompt – Autumn – October 7, 2021

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The advent of autumn brings double joy

The heat leaves us for another year

And the color show of nature that beguiles our hearts

Change of season is always welcome

For in change lies life and stagnation is death

I wander in the wilderness to savor

The beautiful colors of fall

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Reena’s Xploration Challenge – Word play – Anguish

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PROMPT #202

Let’s play around with words a little today. Yeah, we do it everyday, but let this word play be a word game.

Unforgettable

One can extract forget, table or able from this word.

I give you three more

  1. Languish
  2. Shipwreck
  3. Customer

You can even change the order of alphabets  (like ‘peck’ from shipwreck, or ‘route’ from customer).

Choose any one of the four options given above.

  • Mention the original word and your derived word.
  • Use it in the piece you write.
  • Publish on your blog.
  • Copy paste the link in Comments here

Wait for the engagement to happen

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I choose; Languish

My word; Anguish

Anguish

A sharp pain I felt

Like a dagger plunged

Deep into my heart

The anguish, the agony unbearable

I teetered, held out my hand for support

It met empty air………


There was no one there

To hold my hand, to console

This aloneness has taught me a lot

A valuable lesson to rely

Only on myself and myself alone

The pain still hurts sometimes

But the anguish has died down

My courage has lulled it to sleep

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WritePhoto # Tomb

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Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

The Tomb
The Tomb – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a table tomb. Whilst a lot of the stonework is eroded, it is obvious this was quite an ornate tomb in its time. 

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Sitting forlornly by the tomb of her beloved
Shedding tear of sorrow and regret
It was her burden for ever and eternity

People often become aware of a presence
When they visited this historical place
A wave of sadness often engulfed them

No one was able to find out the story
Of how these lovers were separated by betrayal
Now he was at peace, moved on to a better place


While she still sits and mourns her cowardice

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Tuesday Writing Prompt- Shadows of our past

Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge.

Today’s prompt: Use the phrase or theme “shadows of our past” in any form of writing

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Don’t spend all your days in the shadows of the past

What happened then, let it remain in the past

Don’t carry the burden of regrets and unfulfilled desires

And let it ruin your all your todays and tomorrows

A clear sight and clear thinking is what we need

To see that there is never an option of going back

What is done is done and the next step to think about

Is how we will use today, the gift that is given to us

In a way that we are proud of what we achieve

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