Tale Weaver #227 A wedding!

A wedding made in…..

Wedding is synonymous with the unity of two people, who decide that they are ready to spend the rest of their lives together, in a legally and often religiously binding ceremony.

The why of this decision is something which only the people involved can tell you about. The how is also relevant only to the people involved and their families. Each culture and region have their own way of getting married. It could be a quiet ceremony or something on a grand scale with much fanfare. It’s again a matter of personal choice. Sometimes an exclusive ceremony with just a few close friends and family members is enough. And some people and cultures like to make a huge fuss about the whole thing, turning it into a many day event with hundreds of guests involved. Again it’s a choice.

What comes after the vows are taken is much more important than the actual ceremony. The promise to love and honor should be a binding one, which should last a lifetime. Unfortunately it doesn’t do that more often then not. The romance wears off soon after the honeymoon period is over in many cases and rifts and cracks start to appear in the perfectly perceived facade of marriage. The differences become unsurmountable in certain cases ending in a split in the union.

This is not meant to scare people off from getting married but rather in the spirit of an advisory to be more open to understanding the viewpoint of your spouse, to be willing to make compromise and to give it as many chances as you can possibly can. Because like everything in life, love also demands hard work and effort.

Sorry if I went a bit off the brief, but to me marriage is more important than wedding!

The prompt;

So this week consider the notion of a wedding to be the topic for you to write about.

Your story could be the fairy tale account of true love finding itself.

In response to;

Tale Weaver #227

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday June 15

How social are you? Or are you anti-social?

This question was asked of me once and I was confused as to what I should say in reply. I like meeting new people but in a reasonable number. Like a one to one conversation would be perfectly fine. But I would be uncomfortable talking to a large number of strangers at one time. Similarly I can be comfortable traveling by myself, I enjoy movies by myself, but I won’t say that I am anti-social. The truth is that spending time with myself is no hardship. I like my own company. I can be alone and be happy with my books my puzzles or my writing ( which is a new thing for me)!

Does that make me anti-social? Maybe. But if the company is not better than my own than I would be happy to be alone. But I do enjoy going out with my family and friends. I enjoy the outings I plan with friends and it’s usually my idea. So I would think that I am a careful mingler! I like to select the people I want to be with. I guess I am not gregarious, but an introvert!

What about you?

Do you like to be in company of people more often then yours?

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “social.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

In response to;

Stream of Consciousness Saturday June 15

A Prompt by; Linda G Hill

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Fibbing Friday June 14

It’s FRIDAY! That means it’s time for another round of fibbing. What are the best fibs you can create to answer these questions:

1. Who was the first person to sail around the world?

Popeye the sailor man!

2. Why did the Egyptians build the pyramids?

The wanted to catch the signal for their cell phones for the top.

3. What is Ursa Major?

Ursa is a motor in the Krypton army.

4. Lady and the Tramp wasn’t about two dogs… what was it about?

It was about a dog and a bitch!

5. What does “Law and Order” mean?

Law can be ordered around by some people.

6. What does Hell look like?

A place without internet and cable.

7. What do cars do when you’re at work?

They crib about they are driven and also about the quality of fuel these days.

8. What is the best song ever written?

Baa baa black sheep…..

9. What are gnomes looking for in your garden?

Mushrooms to use as umbrellas.

10. What is in fruitcake?

Nuts and bolts.

11. What are the Seven Deadly Sins?

Being truthful, honesty, helpfulness, believing in equality, generosity, hospitality, being witty and being loving.

12. Why were Cinderella’s slippers made of glass?

The use of leather was banned because of animal rights movement.

13. What is wind?

Movement of molecules of hydrogen di sulphide escaping from the guts of a living being.

14. Why do cars have bike racks without bikes?

They got left at home.

15. What is the secret meaning behind the Mickey Mouse Club?

It’s a secret only known to Disney.

In response to;

Fibbing Friday June 14

A Fun Game by Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith

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Thursday Inspiration #8- Am I a Stranger

Photo found on Pixabay

There are times that when you look in the mirror and see a stranger. Because even we never truly know ourselves completely. It is at a time of crisis that the true nature of a person is often revealed. When we are faced with difficult and impossible choices that the inner stranger is unmasked. We think in our minds of what we are, what are our values and what direction we will take in life but do we really are what we believe ourselves to be?

It is only in the time of crisis that we know.

The prompt;

This week’s theme is stranger and the picture. Here is the song snippet from “The Stranger” written by Billy Joel in 1977:

Why were you so surprised
That you never saw the stranger
Did you ever let your lover
See the stranger in yourself

In response to;

Thursday Inspiration #8

A Prompt by: Paula

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Fandango Provocative Question #27

Fandango’s Question this week;

“If you could choose one — and only one — particular malady, condition, or disease for which a safe and effective treatment was available, what one condition would you choose to treat and why is that your choice?”

My response;

I have read many responses from people on this question. Many have chosen illnesses which affected them or their loved ones which is quite natural. We will want what is causing pain and discomfort to us or our family to be gone. And if a cure is discovered for it to completely eradicate it, what could be better!

But there are so many diseases in the world today which are the cause of mortality and morbidity. The first and the major one is cancer. It is a disease which strikes terror in the heart of a person when they hear of the possibility of having it. There are so many faces of this disease, some of them treatable and some even curable. The number and types of malignant disease is growing daily and so are the number of people effected by it. Some doctors have come up with cure for a type of cancer while billions of dollars are being spent in research every year for this type of disease. I would say if people discovered a cure/ treatment for cancer all forms it would save many lives.

On the other hand, on a completely personal note, I would love for someone to come up with a cure for obesity….. Anyone???

In response to;

Fandango Provocative Question #27

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Thursday Photo Prompt—Small #writephoto

The monochrome image shows the base of a tree with a hole, like a doorway, through its base…

It would appeared small, but in reality the tree, in which it was, was huge. An aperture like a door in the massive trunk of that tree. It helped to highlight the contrast between the two sides of the scene. On my side it was dark, the tree’s bark had turned almost black with age. And on the other side it was light. The sunlight had thrown the floor of the forest into a sharp relief.

It struck me that this is how we sometimes look at life. But we at times see just one side of the picture. Either the light or the dark. Whereas life is all about the light and the dark combined. It needs a anomaly in between, to show us how there have to be two opposites to make a complete picture. We won’t know what dark is, if we hadn’t experienced light. If there was no sorrow, happiness would lose its meaning. Good is good because we know what evil is. If we go through life expecting only good or only happiness, we will be sorely disappointed. As it is not the law of the universe. We are shown both sides of the spectrum and then we get to experience them too.

So a bit of both make a balanced life!

In response to;

Thursday Photo Prompt-Choices #writephoto

A Prompt by;

Sue Vincent

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50 Words Thursday #24

Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay

“The Kraken stirs. And ten billion sushi dinners cry out for vengeance”

Good Omens, Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

The diving and snorkeling experience was out of this world. Mark and Tracy were so happy that the choose to come to Mauritius for their vacations. The brilliantly colored fish going about their way, not noticing the humans amidst them was something novel for them. Their guide/ instructor was very good at handling the novices and was expertly shepherding them from one point of interest to another. Suddenly, the coral seemed to move and the water got all murky. Tracy clung to Mark, and they both looked towards their guide for explanation. But they couldn’t see him in all that murky water. There arose giant waves in the ocean and the fish scurried in all directions.

” Quick people, follow me” came the voice of the guide.” We must leave these waters immediately ”

But what’s wrong?

“The Kraken stirs. And ten billion sushi dinners cry out for vengeance” came the reply.

Word count; 150

In response to;

50 Words Thursday #24

A prompt by; Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith

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Three Lines Tales week #176

photo by Alex Guillaume via Unsplash

The three archers stood ready to set their arrows sailing through the air on the command, each confident of hit the target precisely.

As soon as the word was given, the three arrows took flight and pierced the same target simultaneously.

The boy stood quaking in his shoes as the apple on his head fell of, disintegrating into many pieces.

In response to;

Three Lines Tales week #176

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MLMM-Photo Challenge #267

– bookbadaboom/Pikabu

Sally was a loner. Her parents wanted her to play with other kids in the neighborhood but she was usually playing hopscotch by herself. And when her mom asked her why was she playing alone, she would say that she was with Jane. Now her mom knew there lived no one by that name in their neighborhood and so would urge Sally to play with kids her age.

One day when Sally insisted that she did play with her best friend Jane, Sally’s mom decided to see for herself. She went in the cul-de-sac where she knew Sally played each afternoon and peeked to see what she was doing. She must have made a sound because she saw a little girl carrying a backpack just disappearing through the wall. Sally was very upset at this invasion of her play place.

Jane never came back to play with her.

The prompt;

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

Alternatively,

If you are an artist or photographer, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.

You have 1 week to complete this challenge.

Please credit the artist!

In response to;

MLMM- Photo Challenge #267

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MLMM-Wordle #137

1. Seize
2. Hollowness
3. Creak
4. Radiance
5. Wrinkles
6. Massive
7. Burden
8. Attribute
9. Profusion
10. Patronize
11. Prolong
12. Confinement

Seize him, the one patronizing and using a profusion of foul language. Let not his radiance of appearance, or the wrinkled clothes fool you. The attributes of a rebel are all present in his character. The hollowness of his principles, the massive amount of lies he has told to prolong his rein over the minds of innocent people has betrayed him at last. Its a wonder that his conscience is not creaking under the burden of all his lies. Put him in confinement now!

In response to;

MLMM-Wordle #137

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