Backstage

She had thought about and imagined this moment for years, but she’d never expected to be actually invited backstage when her favorite band was playing.

Millie was a fan of The eagles since she was old enough to appreciate good music. She was never able to attend any of their concerts but owned most of their albums and knew all their songs by heart. So it was a matter of great excitement for her that they had announced their latest concert and luckily it was near to her town.

She could finally see them live! She bought the tickets and on impulse wrote to the manager telling him of her lifelong dream of meeting the artists in person. To her immense delight and surprise, she was called backstage after the concert and got to meet her much-adored idols.

Dreams do come true after all!

For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a drummer from behind, spotlights shining on him and his band mates performing on stage.

Written for FFFC # 152, hosted by Fandango

Also included FSS # 29, hosted by Fandango

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Finding shelter

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Sprawled on the footpath, with all his belongings scattered artfully, as if marking his territory, the old man stared at the passerby defiantly like he was challenging them.

There was that peculiar scent around him that we find around people who had infrequent access to hygiene facilities and people were giving him a wide berth!

A young woman approached him with a package in her hand and offered it to him without saying anything.

He took it keenly and opened it too find a sandwich, fresh made and aromatically appetizing.

Grateful eyes turned towards his benefactor, but no words of thanks were uttered.

She understood the unsaid message for she was once like him before she found her shelter.

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Written in response to Six Sentences Story; PROMPT WORD: SHELTER, given by Girlie on edge’s blog!

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January 20th, 2022 – Looking

What are you looking for?
Aimlessly wandering around
Trying to remember what it was
That made you get up and venture out
It was just a few minutes ago that
You had a purpose, a quest
But now you find your mind blank
Totally at a loss to that mission
That made you come all the way to the kitchen?

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This happens to me so many times and I think I’m not alone in having these moments of feeling lost! I guess I’ve written about it before as well. A sort of recurring theme!

Written for Linda’s JusJoJan

Today’s word, Looking comes from Di of Pensitivity

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Positive affirmations

On a daily basis
There is waxing and waning
Of our faith and trust in ourselves

On a daily basis
We need to remind ourselves
That we are good enough, strong enough

On a daily basis
We make mistakes, take wrong turns
And then we give ourself a pep talk

On a daily basis
It is okay to make a fresh start
And ask ourself; Where we can begin again?

“When you change your thoughts, remember to also change your world.”—Norman Vincent Peale

Written for Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Affirmations January 18, 2022

Also included Go Dog Go prompt, TWP; Where we can begin again

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January 19th, 2022- Helpline?

I’m sure we all have had this experience when calling the (un-)help-line. If they were truthful, the conversation would go something like this;

Ok, let me put you on hold for 15 minutes, then when I come back, I’ll transfer you to somebody that can’t help either

Written for Linda’s JusJoJan and One Liner Wednesday

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Catching the sun

It was a misty morning 
The sun was this shimmering ball of orange
From the window of the moving car I tried to capture it
Its image would tantalize me elusively
First it’s on the left side then jumps to the right
Now it’s shining through the front windscreen
Many attempts later I stop the car and stepping out
Get the perfect shot!

This weekend, Sue W GC offer us the prompt word Window, for weekly prompts

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All by herself

Walking up the grassy knoll, Sam took a deep breath and sat on the wooden bench placed there for people like her.

It was a beautiful day to be out. The sky was slightly overcast but the sun was peeking through the clouds and it was comfortable, sitting in the open.

John had loved such days, and sitting by herself she missed him all over again. Life went on, people came and went, she thought. Another day, another year and someone else would be sitting here instead of her.

Written for CCC # 166, hosted by Crispina Kemp

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Hopes for the new year regarding blogging

Instead of a quote, Dr Tanya has chosen something different for today :

sign posts saying hope, regrets

In the image above, the sign saying HOPE points forwards and the sign saying REGRETS points backwards.

January is a good time to take stock of everything, your life, career, dreams or blog. Today I ask you to share your HOPES for your blog in 2022 as well as your REGRETS (if any).

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This year will be mostly like last year in terms of blogging.

I will be sticking to my schedule of posting 3 posts daily, on most days, except Mondays, and for January, when I may post 4 times a day because of JusJoJan.

The writing will be mostly in response to prompts, words and images. I do have some plans/ hopes of collaborating with Dr. Tanya for the A to Z Challenge. Let’s see how that pans out.

I was also thinking of compiling some of my poems into an e-book. This is a very ambitious venture and I have taken the first step of buying a Mac laptop. I hope that I can get this book published as an ebook on kindle. But I have to learn a thousand things before I can even start. Well that’s why we hope and dream so that one day we can actually do it!

I am very happy that I’ve organized my WP reader so that now all the blogs I follow are all showing there and I can read them almost daily.

As for regrets, I don’t think I have any regrets that are in regards to blogging. I thoroughly enjoy my blogging and am so happy that I took this road.

So here are my hopes and aspirations for my blog for this year/ future!

What your hopes and regrets regarding blogging?

Written for Blogging Insights NF # 26, hosted by Dr. Tanya