50 Words Thursday # 99

Kristian is the host of 50 Words Thursday

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:

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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May took a deep breath and exhaled. This was unbelievable. She had looked on so many unlovely places in her life, poor child; but this was as lovely as anything she had ever dreamed!

Was she awake or dreaming, she pinched herself to make sure. All this was hers, gifted by her grandfather in his will. After the humble and deprived life, she had lived this was like stepping into another world.

Tomorrow she would think of ways to put her inheritance to good use; today she would just let herself enjoy this slice of paradise that was only hers.

100 Words

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- November 28, 2020

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “opt.” Use it as a word or find a word with “opt” in it and base your post on that. Have fun! 

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After a lot of evolution, our internet connection is now fiber optic. When we started using the dial-up connection through the phone line, we were thrilled that it was happening. Remember the way it connected with beeps and tones and then slowly we got access to the internet .

Then the next step was the internet providers which gave us the service through the coaxial cable. Another jump in the speed of the data downloading and now we could watch programs and movies via the internet.

Just recently, a company has started providing the internet through fiber optic cable and now we seriously get high-speed internet. I am glad we opted for this service. It was a bit more expensive than our previous one but the benefits are great.

When we get the choice, we should opt for the latest technology if we can afford it. It enhances our experience.

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Tale Weaver – #303 – Confusion – November 26th

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver

The prompt;

This week consider the notion of ‘confusion’.

What does it mean to you?

It’s not hard to be confused about any number of things.

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Confusion seems to be a constant in my life these days. A bit more to do than usual and I am confused. It could be a result of overthinking simple things or maybe because I feel overwhelmed.

I have learned a few tricks to calm the turbulence in my mind;

Break the task at hand into smaller tasks;

This makes things simple and easy to execute. It also has the beneficial effect of making the job at hand appear smaller.

Take a break and do something else for a while;

Again this method quietens the mind and eases the confusion by removing the stress of getting things done now and getting them done perfectly.

If the confusion is overwhelming, postpone the chore for another day;

This is usually my last choice but when the need arises, I have come to accept my limitations and put that task to do another day.

Confusion can be a result of overloading our minds with too much information. We can handle this if we give ourselves some breathing room.

What makes you confused?

Please share your thoughts in the comments.

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321 Quote Me – Literature

Rory is the host of 321 Quote Me

Dedicated Topic For Today

Literature

Guidelines: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

Post 3 quotes on topic
Post 2 pieces of music on topic
Display one image which represents the topic in your eyes.

My selection;

Quotes;

This is my favorite!

If only I could do it too!

This is so true!

Songs;

Paperback writer; Beatles

https://youtu.be/yYvkICbTZIQ

White rabbit; Jefferson Airplane

https://youtu.be/WANNqr-vcx0

Image;

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Friday Flashback- Thursday Photo Prompt- Afar # WritePhoto

I am sharing this post from November 2019 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback

Sue Vincent is the host of Thursday Photo Prompt

Welcome to this week’s writephoto prompt.

For visually challenged writers, the image shows green fields leading to distant, snow-covered hills, lit with the pink-gold glow of sunset.

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It looks too far to be attainable, I think

A long trek through difficult terrain

Uneven ground to be covered, step hills to climb

The horizon looks inviting with a crimson glow

But I am not sure that I have the sustained will

To go all the way to reach the apex of the peak

Giving up even before I set on the journey is defeatist

I chide my failing resolution and negative thinking

Buckle up and look on the bright side I say to myself

Nothing is gained if one doesn’t try to put an effort

If the first step is not ventured, the chances of success are nil

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge ~ Loneliness

Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge

Reena’s Exploration Challenge

Welcome back to explore the innermost recesses of our minds!

PROMPT #163

We are getting ready for a re-lockdown here, after a sharp spike in the number of Covid cases.

Here’s a video depicting a poet’s interpretation of life in lockdown.

https://aeon.co/videos/lean-into-loneliness-like-it-is-holding-you-a-poetic-reflection-on-life-in-lockdown

Take us into your inner world., and let us see how you view this unusual space.

The piece you generate can be fiction, poetry, essay, art, photographs, or anything else that your creativity brings forth.

Write a post on your blog, and copy-paste the link in Comments. In case you are using a pingback, do check back to see if it has worked.

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There was a world before COVID

We all remember how we lived

A life where restrictions were unheard of

We were free to come and go as pleased

This disease has turned all our notions upside down

New norms are created, old way condemned

But….

Are we adjusting to this new way of living

Has everyone accepted that this should be the way

Have we achieved ease of mind in the inevitable

Or we are at war with what is real, still wishing for dreams

Still……

Do we have a choice

Should we embrace this new life

Learn to live with restrictions

And find peace and joy however we can

And wait till this too shall pass?

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5 Things for Tuesday- Happy Thanksgiving.

Tanya is the host of 5 things

I want to wish all my American friends a very Happy Thanksgiving.

5 Reasons to be grateful for;

1. My family;

All my children are in the same city after five years. This is a special cause for gratitude for us all. All three of my grandkids are getting to know each other better and my three kids are renewing their relationship with each other.

2. Great friends;

I need to give thanks for my amazing friends. Both real-life and blogosphere friends are marvelous. They are my other family.

3. Health;

It’s a great blessing that we all are safe from the dreaded Covid-19. And I feel that wearing a mask while going out of the house has protected all of us from the common seasonal illnesses like cold and cough.

4. Peace of mind;

Thankfully, my mind is at peace, not only with the world around me but also with myself. I feel that acceptance is the reason for this state of mind. It is true that we cannot socialize with friends and have a lot of restrictions placed on our lifestyle choices, but if we accept them as a call of today’s circumstances and move away from complaining to accepting, we are easier in our mind.

I saw this meme on Jim’s page;

It’s a fun way to see 2020.

5.Changing weather;

I really love when seasons change and I get to rediscover my winter wardrobe once again. Shawls, capes, and sweaters all come back in my current wardrobe. Hot drinks and warm blankets make life cozy again.

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