WritePhoto # Feather cloud

KL Caley is the host of WritePhoto

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

This week’s prompt is a post with a difference – our JULY guest photo!

Feather Cloud – Image by A Kehas

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a beautiful feathered cloud in the colours of a rainbow. 

A great big thank you to Alethea for agreeing to be the featured photo this month. What a beautiful photo for us. Pop over to her blog at https://aletheakehas.com/ to show her some love!

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Hey look at that! Is this even real? Or just an illusion?

“What are you going about Marla?“

“Look at that cloud, it’s a feather cloud, iridescent, colored like a rainbow. I think it’s a sign from the heavens above!”

“Oh wow, you’re right this is something exceptional Marla. I think I should fetch my camera and take a few shots. It maybe worth a few dollars in the market!

“Oh shut up Matt, just enjoy this beautiful sight and forget about making money out of it. I think it’ll bring us good luck on our venture. We should go ahead and invest in the bed’n’ breakfast opportunity, don’t you think so?”

“I hope this is a portend for good luck my dear”

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Fandango Story Starter # 4

Fandango is the host of Fandango Story Starter

It’s time for my weekly Story Starter prompt. The purpose of the teaser is simply to spark your imagination and to get your storytelling juices flowing

This week’s Story Starter teaser is:

I’d been planning the perfect vacation for months, but then…

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I’d been planning the perfect vacation for months, but then something fantastic happened!

I won a free cruise in a draw and I could take a companion along with me. Now the question arose, who should I ask? My best friend, my cousin who was so found of adventure or my wife who wasn’t keen on traveling at all but was insanely jealous when I went away and had a good time.

Time was short so I played it safe. I asked my wife if she wanted to go on a vacation to the Maldives with me. I was super clever and made it sound like more of a drudgery than a luxury vacation. Sadly she is a very intelligent woman and caught on to me from the start.

We were due to travel on there 28th of February, 2020. But fate intervened and all traveling by sea was suspended because of the covid-19 epidemic breakout. I was promised that they would give me another chance as soon as the company started sea cruises again.

I’m still waiting. And this time my wife has categorically told me that she isn’t willing to expose herself to the risk of getting sick so I can take anyone with me. I can’t wait……..

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One Minute Fiction # 21 July, 2021

Cranny is hosting this challenge

What’s the ”One Minute Fiction” challenge about? Easy. Each week I’ll provide a prompt to inspire you to write a very short story. The idea is to manage to type your whole story in a minute or less. Of course, you can think about it before hitting the keyboard, and you can take all your time to edit it afterwards… Just make sure to tag your story with #1MinFiction, and create a pingback to my week’s challenge post, so I can easily find it! So, here is this week’s picture;

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After giving the matter a lot of thought, I bought myself a cycle. A regular bicycle which I could ride on the road. I wanted to exercise my knees but doing so on a stationary bike was tedious. I had been doing that in the gym but I felt that going cycling in open air would not only more entertaining and rewarding but I was sure that I will stick to it longer.

My only mistake was leaving it without a lock. When I came to ride my bike on second day, there was no trace of it!

I guess it’s back to the stationary bike again. Ah, sadness!

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Fandango Flash Fiction Challenge # 128

Fandango is the host of Fandango Flash fiction Challenge

Welcome to Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.

The photo below is from the Google Photo Frame.For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of a complex of on and off ramps at a multitiered highway interchange.

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Multiple lanes on multiple levels

People rushing to and fro

In a hurry to reach their destinations

We spend our lives in this frenzy

Rushing from point A to point B

Traveling from home to work, work to home

Some people traveling east, some traveling west

I wonder if we all stayed where we are


Will this pace ever slow down?

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Weekend Writing Prompt- Vivid

Sammi Cox is the host of Weekend Writing Prompt

Vivid

Challenge

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Vivid and real

The colors I see with my eyes closed

In psychedelic hues, swirling and mixing

Then separating into individual shade just to mingle again


They take the golden glow of the sun


Or the dark blue of the twilight at dusk


A starburst of shiny orbs lighting up the dark


Vivid and real


The colors I see with my eyes opened

Green blending in with earthy browns, representation of life


Cloudy grey mixing with the azure sky


Illuminating and brightening, dimming and then fading


Life’s vivid colors

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Word count; 89

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Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – The Bend

Sue W and GC are the hosts of Weekly Prompts

“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” ~ Helen Keller

This week the weekend challenge from partner GC and me

is the word The Bend.

Please interpret the challenge in any way you wish – Words, Pictures, Poetry or Rhyme. 

Please tag #Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge.

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look ahead!

Do you see the bend in the road?

We don’t know what lies ahead of it

We can guess but can never be sure

Till we come to that bend in the road





In life we are faced with many unknown situations


The bends often take us unawares and we stop suddenly


Apprehensive of a change that we might have to make


But to continue ahead we have to embrace this change




Think of these deviations in life’s journey as adventures


And be exited when destiny leads you in a different direction


Look ahead, and feel the excitement with all your heart

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What If (A look at the thoughts of Superheroes)

Reblog; In response to WDYS # 92; A thought provoking poem from Michnavs! Enjoy

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What If (A look at the thoughts of Superheroes)

what if dreams don’t really come true,
that they are just theories to fuel your ambition
or redirect you from reality to pure illusion?

what if dreams don’t really mean anything at all
that they’re but electrical brain impulses
of random thoughts and memories?

what if our superpowers don’t actually matter?
what if worst, we are not superheroes after all?
what if we are indeed products of creative imagination?

what if we’re not who we believe we are?
what if we’re just some make-believe characters?

what if dreams don’t really come true?
what if dreams don’t really mean anything at all?

what if I am not really Batman, and you are not Superman?
how do we save the world now?

for Sadje’s WDYS https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2021/07/26/what-do-you-see-92/

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Recharge

Reblog; First in this week a lovely poem in response to WDYS # 92, on recharging from Chris Hall. Enjoy

luna's on line

far from the cares
of everyday life
away from the sorrows
away from the strife
sitting together
on a distant shore
watching the tide
washing in
washing out
as the sun descends
and the stars appear
breathing in
breathing out
being mindful
just being


Image credit: Yulia Matvienko

A quadrille, written in response to Sadje‘s What do You See #92 photo prompt.

The image shows two lego mini-figures sitting on pavement. Batman has an ice cone and Superman has an ice lolly!

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What do you see # 92

Today is Monday. Welcome back to another prompt.

Rules;

You can write a post on your blog and create a pingback to link to the original post.

Write an original story, poem or a caption.

There is no limit to words or format but keep it family-friendly.

If you post a response before next Sunday, I will be able to add it to my roundup post.

I will do a round-up next Sunday before the next Prompt is posted.

It is always helpful if you can give your post/story/poem a title.

Paste a link of your post in the comments section so that I don’t miss anyone in the roundup post.

Please tag your responses with #Whatdoyousee

Or

#WDYS

Does this picture inspire you to write something?

Image credit; Yulia Matvienko

For visually challenged reader, the image shows two lego mini-figures sitting on pavement. Batman has a ice cone and Superman has an ice lolly!

Waiting eagerly for your responses.

Thanking you all for joining this prompt.

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What do you see # 91 – A Roundup

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A few carelessly spoken words can wreak havoc in another’s life

Malicious gossip can taint reputations for life


Don’t pour tar on pristine surfaces

Don’t malign innocent lives without reason

Be careful of words you utter because


Once spoken they can never be recalled

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Many thanks to all my blogging friends who responded to this week’s challenge. Please click on the links to read their contributions.

Chris Hall; Dripping poison

Mason; The sculptor

Lauren; What do you see # 91

Reena; Erasure

Tina; Drowning

Ivor; In the comments

Di; A slight imperfection

Jim; Getting dumped on

Jules; Not: Tout suite

Fandango; The bust

Punam; Vitriol

Pam; What do you see # 91

Michnavs; Tainted

Susi; Stuck

Usha; Marauding grasp

Radhika; A promise to myself

Suzette; Dreams

Goutam; Grief

Kittysverses; Solitary well

Shweta; Dark and light

Kritika; Creativity

Anisha; Surreal visage

Jeff; Haiku # 32

Thank you dear friends for reading, commenting and sharing these posts.

I will be posting next week’s challenge on Monday at 12:00 pm PKT.

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