Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday 4 July 2020

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

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

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Sitting on the couch all day can turn one into a couch potato….. really! You are unwilling to get up for anything other than going to the bathroom.

“Hey toss me that packet of lays”,

or “toss me my book I’ve left in my room”.

“Do be a dear and toss me that pillow. I think I’ll take a little nap on the couch!”

The result of this daytime activity is pretty predictable;

All night you will toss and turn in your bed because you are not tired at all. How can one get tired by sitting or sleeping on the couch all day long?

I think it is better to toss this attitude out the window, put on your walking shoes, and get out in the fresh air to burn some of that energy. I will guarantee that you will enjoy a good night’s sleep. No more tossing and turning in the bed for you!




Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 184- It is out in the open

Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge


“The genie is not getting back in the bottle”

Yes, the line above is your theme or prompt for the week. Twist it any way, try to push it back, experiment with formats and words, and let us see the story that emerges.


Once you’ve opened your mouth they’re all over the place

Like the leaves blown away by the wind, in all directions

Or the vapors that just dissolve into thin air

A thousand apologies cannot bring back those words

They’re like a genie out of the bottle that won’t go back in

So before you say the words do think twice

The wound inflicted by a knife would heal, not those inflicted by tongue




Five Things Tuesday

Melanie has stepped in to continue this prompt while Dr. Tanya is taking some time off due to personal bereavement.

She says;

     I love doing “Five Things Tuesday” and so I’m temporarily taking up the challenge for this week.   Dr. Tanya didn’t ask me to officiate, and I hope she won’t be offended that I presumed to do so.   

Today our theme will be five flowers you admire (to give to someone or for yourself).   That should be a relatively easy one, right?

My five favorite flowers to buy, give or grow at home;


I love roses. As they are not only beautiful to look at but also have a very nice fragrance.


I love all types of lilies! They are beautiful, glamorous and if I get them I will be very happy.


These are my birth flowers. I always try to have them around November. If proper care is given they can survive from one season to another.


Who doesn’t love tulips. A few years back I attended the tulip festival in Washington state and was fascinated by their beauty and colors.


I haven’t seen jasmine in the US but in Asia, they are very popular. When in bloom, they produce flowers in profusion and have the sweetest fragrance. People would just pick buds and put them in the room for their lovely aroma.




Tale Weaver – #282 – New Start – 2nd July

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver


This week, write a response in which you discuss the notion of a ‘New Start’.

Go where the prompt leads you, I look forward to reading where you go with this prompt. Have fun.


Let’s start again

It is time for a do-over

Bin all previous efforts

Discard all the attempts

Make a fresh beginning and

Let it be the first, the best, the last

Let us succeed in our latest effort

Let our endeavors be selfless and honest

Let’s us all work together to make this place

A perfect home, fit for all

A paradise on earth

Let’s start afresh!




Thursday Photo Prompt- Dream # WritePhoto

Sue Vincent is the host of Thursday Photo Prompt

Welcome to this week’s #writephoto prompt!

This week’s prompt ~ Dream


(For visually challenged writers, the image shows a pale pathway meandering through a field of purple heather towards the green of distant hills)


The vista I behold in front of my eyes

Seems like have walked into a dream

It looks surreal, the beauty is like something

My brain has conjured up from a fairytale

I tread cautiously so that I may not disturb

The otherworldly charm of this enchanting place

I draw the subtle scent of heather in my lungs

A calm descends upon my soul, refreshing it

I follow the path to the distant promise

My destination is just over yonder I can see

I tread with care not to disturb the beauty




Wordle #196

Wordle 196



This beautiful blue planet of ours shines in the blackness of the universe around it. It’s satellite, the moon is unique by its size and position. This world of ours is alone in known universe to harbor life. So what are we doing to preserve this great home of ours?

Nothing, I tell you. People feel free to go on wild rampage destroying the resources given to us. The soil is regressing and the atmosphere is polluted. Our first and intuitive response is not the preservation but destruction of our home. Why cannot the human society work as a whole to restore our planet and its resources? Let us be more responsible and reverse this curve of destruction and give autonomous authority to non-political agencies to improve the situation.

In response to;

MLMM- Wordle # 196




What’s Your Story Then # 2-2- The trip

Rory is the host of What’s Your Story Then

Word Story

The letters today;

Topic; The storm


Zoo, Zinc, cold, cajole, loud, Jean, lean, coin, zone, Lad, led, lead


The weather was fine in the morning and all the lads planned a trip to the zoo. Jeff was their leader. Dressed in his new jeans, he led the way. The line to the entrance was small. They paid their coin and excitedly went around looking at all the animals. It was a cold day. As they entered the zone where reptiles were kept, the zinc batteries In Jeff’s camera died. He wanted to look closely at the boa and leaned forward to get a better look. Suddenly the glass wall gave in and Jeff found himself face to face with a huge boa constrictor. He tried to talk to it in a cajoling way but the snake kept on advancing. Lucky for him the zoo admin stepped in quickly for a rescue. The boys thought it was time to head home when with a loud thunder, heaven opened up. It was a storm to remember.




Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #72


FFFCWelcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from Davidoasa at the visually challenged writer, the photo shows an interior corner with light shining through columns)


He just stood at the corner stunned. Was this it?

Was this the sign he was asking for, waiting for?

Unable to believe his eyes, he turned towards his companion, “are you seeing this Walter?”

“What’s this, exactly? ” Walt said a bit cautiously.

“This holy light coming through the columns,” Jeremy said excitedly.

“Sorry to disillusion you but this is not “holy” light. The church had installed modern lights because this part of the corridor was too dark. But don’t feel bad my friend, many people have mistaken it for a sign from above as well!”