Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 128- WAR?

Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #128


The struggle for supremacy

So futile and wasteful

Where the cost is not only human lives

But we pay it by sacrificing our humanity too

We shed the civilized veneer and its trappings

The label of animal is so unsuitable

As animals always fight for survival

Unlike them, we fight so that we can profit

But what is the use of money or power

As sooner or later we too shall die

Leaving empty-handed and alone



So, here we are with three quotes to drive your thoughts.

War is hell. You can’t photograph a flying bullet, but you can capture genuine fear.

Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but capacity to prevent it.

Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy’s strategy.




Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday 28 March, 2020

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “beside you.” Write about whatever is beside you when you read this prompt. Not when you sit down to write, but whatever is beside you right now. Take note of it if you think you might forget. Enjoy!

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I am sitting in my room, which I share with my grandson during the day as his home-schoolroom. So I am beside him.

He is missing his friends, missing going to school with them and playing with them. I have had this comment thrown over my head that he’d rather go to school than study at home!

But one thing he says is better at home than school and that is lunch. At home, he can have what he likes for lunch, whereas at school he has to eat what is on the menu.

Anyway, it’s a learning curve for me too and it’s been quite a while since I have taught a kid his age fourth-grade math and English.

I hope I can teach him something as school seems to out till summer.




Sharing responses to the prompt, What do you see; Li- What do you see? 22 — Caged Oblivion, Christine- What do you see? and Dr.Tanya- What do you see # 22

Earth bound Wings clipped Terrestrial observer Only a spectator Vicariously enjoying The wonder of all Outsider to magic Willful arrogance Caged …

What do you see? 22 — Caged Oblivion

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via What do you see? # 21

50 Words Thursday # 65

Kristian is the host of 50 Words Thursday this week

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.

So here is the picture for this week:


And the Words: “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”—Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery


Looking back, Amanda thought that she had lived her life well. She was one of those people who always found something to look forward to in every situation and in every day. Now eighty, she was nearer to the end than the beginning and wanted to impart her wisdom to the younger people. But young people these days were quite gloomy in their outlook. She wanted to infuse optimism and positivity in their thinking but was mostly brushed off with the caveat, “oh grandma you don’t know anything. Things are very different now!”

Sitting by herself on a park bench she looked at children playing a little distance away. There were two young girls, around ten or twelve, probably sisters. As she was watching them, the younger one started telling her older sibling about how she made a lot of mistakes in her classwork that day. The older one reassured her. Telling her not to worry, and said, Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?

Amanda was so pleased to see that hope and optimism still lived in the new generation too. Now she could leave this world in peace.

Word count: 200




Fandango’s Provocative Question #62


FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question.

What activities have you cut from your life since this pandemic started that you DON’T really miss


I am in self-imposed isolation for the last two weeks as the things in Seattle were heating up fairly early on. My daughter and grandson are at home from school with me.






Fandango Friday Flashback-

I am sharing this post from 27 March, 2019 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback Challenge

Word of the week –  

escapism – (noun) – habitual diversion of the mind to purely imaginative activity or entertainment as an escape from reality or routine.

Synonyms –

fantasy, reverie, romance, fancy, imagination, woolgathering.



Escape into dreams

Close your eyes and open your mind

Build castles in the sky or on the sand

Sometimes you have to open the door

And step out of the real into the imaginary 

It is like a pressure valve that needs to release 

The pent-up steam in your life to ease the strain

Escapism is not a bad thing if it’s not a habit

It needs to be indulged as a special treat

Once in a while, occasionally and not daily 

We have enough dose of reality in regular days!

Written in response to;

BrewNSpew Café March 25-2019




Is it a bad habit or not?

Rory is asking us;

What are our good and bad habits?

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Welcome to  Season 2

That’s a bad habit ….. or is it?

To start off, let’s do bad habits.

• I love food. So whenever I feel stressed, I overeat. I am trying to break this habit by thinking what eating in between meals would do to my blood sugar levels. It’s an ongoing challenge.

• I am lazy at times. When I could be tidying up, reorganizing and doing other useful stuff, I procrastinate. It is a hard habit to break. But when I have to finish a job in hurry, it all gets done.

• Too trusting. I trust other too easily. I take them at their word and when they prove untrustworthy, I feel bad.

• Too impulse. I make snap decisions and often live to regret them. Most of my impulsiveness comes out when I see something and buy it. Only to regret it later.

• I cannot lie. I cannot convincingly tell a white lie. Somehow or the other the truth just comes out. Some may say it is a good habit but we all know that we have to tell little white lies to keep peace.

• I want things to be planned way in advance. I would start thinking about dinner after breakfast. It irritates people around me, but I like to do things in my own time and at my own pace. So I am not very spontaneous.

Good habits;

I take several walks daily and try to eat nothing in between the meals. I am staying consistent with my healthy eating and am slooooowly losing weight.

• I look at the bright side of life and see the glass half full. I really love this habit of mine.

• I like reading about new things and am open to new ideas.

• I am a peaceful person. I hate to pick fights or arguments with others. The only time I speak up is when someone is being unfair to others. Then I put my peaceful nature on the side and jump in.

• I love food. This is both a good habit and a bad one. On it’s good side, one can be cheered by food. It lifts the mood from crabby to happy in one meal.

• I love writing and blogging. I can keep myself busy and be happy with my own company for hours. This is quite a blessing in today’s world.

So this is me. What are your good and bad habits?

Do Share.


Tuesday Writing Prompt- 24 March, 2020


Poet’s lips are silenced but not her pen

Her words are not censored, never chained

She writes what she feels in her soul

She writes the truth, laying it bare

And in doing so, exposes the lie for what it is

They say the pen is mightier than the sword

Truer words have never been spoken

The Prompt;

Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge which was started by our star writer Christine Ray. We hope to offer all of you something that will spark your creativity and willingness to participate.

Today’s prompt: “Poet’s lips”

In response to;

Tuesday Writing Prompt




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