This week’s prompt is a post with a difference – our JULY guest photo!
For visually challenged writers, the 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!
“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?”
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…
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……..
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;
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!
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
“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.
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
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