Sunday Photo Fiction – Oct 20 2019

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Photo courtesy of Colby Renee

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She knew that her face was well known. She tried to hide behind oversized glasses and a hat. If the Paparazzi got a whiff of her staying on this small resort, they would flock around her like buzzards, hungry for titbits of real or false news. Manufacturing scandal from nothing but speculations. 

It was after the traumatic experience of her divorce that she had agreed to meet her best friend here and to spend a few days in this secluded resort. But it was not a pleasant sensation, to apprehend recognition any moment by any of the guests here, all armed by their cell phone.

Sometimes she wished she wasn’t a famous actor, but an ordinary woman. But sometimes only…

She loved her fame, success and the wealth it had brought her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Prompt;

Welcome to Sunday Photo Fiction! Here is this week’s photo, your challenge is to use the picture as inspiration to write a story in 200 words or less. When you’re done, add your story link to the link party below. An alternative is to leave a comment and pingbacks are also accepted.

Please be sure to post the photo along with the photo credit
plus a link back to this post.

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50 Words Thursday # 42 – A hut by the lake

Kristian is the host of 50 Words Thursday.

I am taking it in turns to host this challenge with Deb Whittam of the blog Twenty Four.

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50-word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.
  • HAVE FUN!

So here is the picture for this week:

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And the Words: “She had looked on so many unlovely places in her life, poor child; but this was as lovely as anything she had ever dreamed.” – Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

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The first time when she saw it, her eyes filled with tears of joy. She had looked on so many unlovely places in her life, poor child; but this was as lovely as anything she had ever dreamed. Her little cottage by the lake. A place to call her own. Maybe it was small and in need of repairs but it belonged to her and she meant to make into a comfortable home for herself and the family she planned to have.

It was true, she thought: dreams do come true and hers came true in the most amazing way.

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Word count: 100

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Crimson Creative Challenge #49

Crispina is the host of Crimson Creative Challenge.

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I wonder why?

A statue of a boy

Ready with all the gear

To dive somewhere in the sea

Stands in a garden hugging a tree

Is he about to commence his adventure

Or has he returned triumphant, the hero

Has he found the sunken treasures

Or the long lost bounties of the pirates

What a mystery it presents

To my mind, so I wonder why?

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The Prompt;

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

Here’s how it works:

Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.)
You respond with something CREATIVE

Here are some suggestions:

  • An answering photo
  • A cartoon
  • A joke
  • A caption
  • An anecdote
  • A short story (flash fiction)
  • A poem
  • A newly minted proverb, adage or saying
  • An essay
  • A song—the lyrics or the performance

You have plenty of scope and only two criteria:

  • Your creative offering is indeed yours
  • Your writing is kept to 150 words or less

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MLMM- Tale Weaver – #245 – 17th October – Shopping

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver.

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I love shopping.

When I do grocery shopping, it eases my conscience that whatever I am buying is the necessity and not wasteful. So I do it with gusto. But even buying grocery I usually get too much stuff and then realize this when I am back home and sorting it out.

And if we talk about the good stuff like makeup or shoes or maybe bags, I behave like a child in a candy store. It’s such a bad habit and I am trying to break it. But since I am an impulsive person by nature, I buy a lot of things at a moment’s decision and then I have plenty of time to regret this move.

But having said that, I firmly believe in retail therapy. There is nothing like a shopping trip to get rid of the blues. Even if one does not get a lot of things, the mere act of going to the mall, seeing happy people and children there is enough to lift the mood. A nice cup of coffee and maybe a little something for yourself or your SO makes your day.

So, yeah, you can say that I enjoy shopping and find excuses to go to the mall to shop.

On the other hand, my husband is the exact opposite. He would rather not go shopping at all. Before everything was available online, I would shop for most of his stuff. I still do it but mostly online. The only thing that he buys himself is his shoes. He likes to try them on before buying them. For him, a shopping trip means going to one store only and then he is done. No going to different shops for him or browsing in stores. Well, I guess opposites attract. So that’s why we fit comfortably into each other’s lives.

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The Prompt;

We either love it or loath it.

Shopping.

A necessary evil or a joyous blessing.

Write your response to ‘shopping’ be it good or bad. Go where the prompt takes you and have fun.

Please link your responses using the linking tool below.

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday- 19 October-2019

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday.

Friday’s here, and so is your Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt.

And here’s your prompt for this week:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “oh.” Use it as a word or find a word that starts with “oh.” Bonus points if you start and end with “oh.” Enjoy!

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Oh my! This a bit of a conundrum!

Well first of all aloha to you all. I am going to cram as many words with oh in here as I can.

John couldn’t be excused for snatching Winnie the pooh from his sister’s hands as she was very possessive over it. There were boohoos after this incident but with cohesive strategy their mom handled it, sending John to his room and prohibiting him from playing with his younger sister’s toys. Putting on a mohair sweater, she lined her eyes with kohl and saw that she wore a bohemian air. She planned to join her friends for a shot of alcohol to ease the stress of the day but as she was ready to step out of the house, the phone rang. She answered it. “Hello, who is it? Oh………

Excuse this nonsense, as it’s all for the sake of oh!

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Weekend Writing Prompt #128- Aurora

Sammi Cox is the host of Weekend Writing Prompt.

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend. How you use the prompt is up to you. Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like. Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise. If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Word Prompt

Aurora

Challenge

Aurora borealis

I have seen the pictures and heard people raving

But one day I will go to witness it myself

To see this magic happening in the sky

Breathtaking!

Word count: 28

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Thursday Inspiration #26 – My heart

Paula is the host of Thursday Inspiration.

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration!

This week’s theme is heart and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Heart of Glass” recorded by Blondie in 1978:

Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing, only to find
Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind

Puzzle heart

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My heart

Maybe broken by betrayal

Or the unspoken words

The pieces are like shattered glass

When I pick them my fingers bleed

Or is this the blood of broken dreams

It will heal I am sure but would never be

The pristine core of my being it was before

Now it refracts emotions in a distorted way

Like a puzzle put together in a disordered way

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #109

Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge.

Welcome to Week 109!

So, here’s an image for this week.

PROMPT

As usual, there is no restriction on length or format of the piece.

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I wish I could capture a handful of memories

From those far off days in my past

To keep them safe and close to my heart

I would take them out when I feel down

And replay all those golden moments of the past

As an elixir they would lift my spirits

And chase away the doldrums and blues

The past was not perfect by any means

But my memories of it are idyllic

How we remember the good old days!

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The Daily Four Game 13

Rory is the host of The Daily Four.

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The Daily Four

Season 1 – Game 13

Question Fun Directory

Welcome to The Daily Four!

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Today’s Questions to the Readers are….

What’s your favourite Hot Beverage?

Need you ask! Coffee! Latté, cappuccino, black drip….

In short Coffee.

I like tea too but not my first option.

Do you ever use essential oils or perhaps burn incense?

Essential oils are good for massage. The relieve muscle pain and cramps. Also helps to ease tired muscles. So I use them sometimes.

Incense, well never. I don’t like strong fragrances.

Everybody loves cake – but what is your healthy favourite?

I am not so much a cake person. But I love carrot cakes from a certain patisserie! It has vegetables in it and walnuts too. So it could be called healthy option.

If I have to choose another treat in lieu of cake, I would choose sugar free chocolate. It satisfies my craving for sweet but has less carbs.

Fun Question – Are you a Puddle Splasher?? [Are you a Wellie Wearer or Thrower!?]

In the days long long ago, I would have jumped into puddles. But now I am super careful because I can’t afford to fall and damage my knee(s)! So no splashing or jumping. Carefully stepping away from puddles and slippery mud.

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