Autumn or Fall in the light of quotes

Marsha is the host of WQWWC

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If you love this season, please join in with your quotes, pictures, stories, poems and other creative endeavors.

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This weekly writing challenge runs from Wednesday through Tuesday. The only rule is to use a quote. If you want to participate, create a pingback to link your post. Not sure how to do that? See how to create pingbacks here. Be sure to link to the most recent post not my page. I don’t see links to my page. 

Seasons change like clockwork

Spring follows winter and autumn follows summer

Each season brings a distinct flavor for our entertainment

Imagine how boring life would be if it stayed

The same season all year around

Like spring, autumn is a season of beauty

A season of change, death and rebirth

A season to remind us that our time here is limited

A chance for us to learn grace from the ever-falling leaves

Who exit this life with courage and selflessness

A season that teaches us to hope after the darkness

Thank you Marsha for this lovely topic.

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Destination

Approach your destination resolutely 

Keep on looking at the goal unwaveringly

There will be many temptations on the side streets

Enticing you to abandon your purpose just for a while

Just take a deep breath and follow your goal single-mindedly

The twists of destiny are mighty strange


They will lead you to a place already marked for you

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Judy has given us a prompt ;

Okay, for the first time, I have prompt words for you. I challenge you to write a poem or prose piece making use of these words: approach, looking, street, breath, strange.

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If….. if only or what if?

Linda is the host of One Liner Wednesday

If we stopped using “if only” or “what if” in our conversation or even in our thinking, I personally feel that we would fare much better in life;

Wishful thinking starting with 

If only…….


Or maybe


What if…….


It leads our hearts into an unending quagmire


We get so involved in what could’ve been or would’ve been


That we lose sight of what IS and what we have!

This week our prompt is;

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “if.”Start your post with the word “If.” Enjoy!

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5 ways of Beating Pandemic Blues

Tanya is the host of 5 Things for Tuesday

5 Things Tuesday – Beating the Pandemic Blues

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In no particular order;

Walking;

I walked for two hours daily. It was a time for thinking. Reflecting on life, mine, and of those around me. Walking gave me a chance to observe people around me too. Families, students, seniors were all trapped in that scenario and how they were reacting.

Blogging;

Blogging was a sanity saver. I would read blogs, reply to comments and write my posts for at least a few hours every day. It was a way to connect with friends all over the world. We all were going through similar situations and were supportive of each other.

Baking;

Since eating out was out of bounds, cooking at home was the other option. I’m not very fond of cooking but baking was always my favorite. Made bread, cakes, banana bread, and cookies too.

Long phone calls to family and friends;

For six months I was stuck in Seattle. I would spend a lot of time on calls to my kids and friends in Pakistan. There’s a 12 hours time difference between the two cities, Seattle and Lahore in summers, so the calls were either made very early in the morning or late at night.

Music;

I listened to music while blogging, walking or preparing meals. Music is such a mood elevator that it made all activities, fun. I had a playlist for all my moods. Hip-hop for walking, soothing music for blogging and spiritual music for contemplation.

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These are the ways I used to uplift my mood during the lockdown.

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The crooked house

Sonya is the host of Three Line Tales

photo by Toa Heftiba via Unsplash 

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

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People laugh at my crooked house because it looks funnily like a giraffe.

I enjoy the novelty of living in a place which is a tourist attraction.

I am seriously thinking of putting a fee on people ogling it for the sake of entertainment.

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Dusk

Eugenia is the host of Eugi’s Weekly Prompt

“The moon was so beautiful that the ocean held up a mirror.” —Unknown

Your Weekly Prompt – Afterglow – October 14, 2021

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Very quietly the sun crept away into the west

Leaving the sky lit in a purple afterglow

It is so hard to decide what is more beautiful

The departure of the fiery sun in a haze of dusk

Or the luminous moon rising in all its majestic grace

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The naughty dozen

Reena is the host of RXC

Welcome to yet another week!

PROMPT #203

We have an image prompt this week. Just have fun 🙂

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There is no restriction on length or format of the piece. There is no last date either, unless you wish to be featured in the Weekly Wrap.

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We all know that everyone is different, even twins exhibit different personality traits. So how or why should we think that the eggs in a case would all be the same?

Some are naughty and some are nice

A couple are pranksters always on the lookout to get a rise

You’ll find a simpleton here as well swallowing every tale

And also one know-it-all who thinks himself font of wisdom

No two are alike in this naughty dozen

But I bet when you cook them, they all taste delicious

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MLMM- Photo Challenge- Bird’s eye view

Weejars is the host of Photo Challenge

Photo credit Caters

Use the above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.

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A bird’s eye view they wanted

Perched high on the rooftop

Not a care in the world of his safety

Dangling his legs over the ledge

Hundreds of feet high in the sky

That’s what he wanted us all to think

But there was fear in his heart

As he gripped the wall behind him

Please take the picture quickly

He prayed in his heart silently

I want out of here as soon as you’re done

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Fandango Story Starter # 15

Fandango is the host of Fandango Story Starter

This week’s Story Starter teaser is:

She was shocked when she opened the envelope and saw that it was…

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She was shocked when she opened the envelope and saw that it was the card she had sent to her sister. Mary had returned the birthday card with a message scribbled instead. “Don’t get in touch with me again. We are finished. In fact, you should forget that you even have a sister”

Laura’s heart broke. There were tears in her eyes as Tom, her husband entered the kitchen.

What happened my dear?”He was concerned for his wife.

“I just got this” Laura showed him the returned card.

But why would Mary do this. I don’t understand! There wasn’t any falling out between you two?”

“Yes, that’s why it is more hurtful. After she got married to Bertie, we really didn’t had much contact. Maybe she’s still mad at me for opposing her marriage to that greedy man?”

Or…… maybe it’s something entirely different. Your sister is a successful businesswoman. Maybe Bertie wants to cut her off from her only sister and plans to play a dirty game! Are you sure it is Mary’s handwriting?”

Laura looked again at the card and now she wasn’t that sure. “ I think you should send her an email and mention this incident. If she really did send the card back, she’ll say so. Otherwise maybe she will be warned that someone is playing tricks on her”

She followed Tom’s advice. And a good thing that she did. Mary told her that she was planning divorce from Bertie and after this stunt that he pulled, she had asked him to leave her house.

Tom and Mary were relieved. Maybe they had saved Laura’s life.

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