What do you see # 57 November 23, 2020

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 caption.

I will try to reblog your response on my blog.

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.

Please tag your responses with #Whatdoyousee

Or

#WDYS

Today is my 59th birthday. I have selected this image with this event in mind. Birthdays can be happy or traumatic events. They can bring joy or sadness. Go where this prompt leads you.

Does this picture inspire you to write something?

Image credit: Angéle Kamp @ Unsplash

( For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a single cupcake with a lit candle on top of it)

Waiting eagerly for your responses.

Thanking you all for joining this prompt.

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What do you see # 56 – A roundup

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Waiting

The brightness of her gaze is dimming

Her grip on the door jamb tightening

Waiting for the future

When she would be free

To pursue her own dreams

And would not be encumbered

With the burden of expectations

Waiting!

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My heartfelt gratitude to my fellow bloggers who participated in this week’s challenge. Please click on the links to read their contributions.

Chris Hall; Only suffer in silence

Reena; look again

Roshni; My home, my own

Sangeetha; Unthought

Radhika; Unrecognizable

Jules; The Damned family

Regina; Finding our strength in ourselves

Susi; A craving

Eugenia; Mythomania

Christine Bialczak; What do you see # 56

Tessa; What do you see # 56

Ramya Vivek; The inspiration

Fandango; The knocking

Goutam; Stupor

Liyona; My fairy

Happy Soul; Grey eyes, grey stories

Lisa; What do you see # 56

Jenanita; What do you see # 56

Michnavs; How much more

Kittysverses; Possibilities

Jude; Boy in a girl’s world

Usha; Ecstasy to agony

The dark Netizen; She hides

Dr.Tanya; Pandemic dilemma

I will post next week’s prompt at 12:00 pm PST on Monday.

Thanks again to all those who read, wrote, and shared these posts.

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#WhatDoYouSee

#WDYS

What do you see # 56 – 16 November 2020

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 caption.

I will try to reblog your response on my blog.

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.

Please tag your responses with #Whatdoyousee

Or

#WDYS

Does this picture inspire you to write something?

Image credit; Phmaxiestevez @ Pixabay

(For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a young woman looking out the glass pane of a partially open door, with an indecipherable expression)

Waiting eagerly for your responses.

Thanking you all for joining this prompt.

#Keepitalive

#Whatdoyousee

#WDYS

What do you see # 55 – A roundup

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I stand here contemplating my future

The way ahead is perilous and tricky

Going back was never an option for me

I deal with my journey, one step at a time

The same as I deal with life, one day at a time

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Wow! A fantastic turnout this week. Thank you friends for an overwhelming response. Please click on the links to read their contributions.

Chris Hall; Uncertainty

Dr Kanya; Razor’s edge

Tina; Blue hope

Reena; Calculated risk

Radhika; The Dilemma

Ramya Vivek; Carve your own path

Di; What do you see # 55

Melanie; What do you see # 55

Sara; Rebirth

Jules; Damned family

Susi; The beast

Happy Soul; Balance

Dora; Journey

Kittysverses; Conquest

Eugenia; Filtering figments

Carol Anne; What do you see # 55

Lady Lee Manila; In his defense

June; WDYS # 55

Tessa; New friends or class clown

Michnavs; Still

Jeff; A reflection poem

Goutam; An illusory journey

Liyona; Chasing morning light

Priya; Balanced

Usha; To be or not to be

Kate; Inclusion

Sangeetha; Dream up

Jenanita; What do you see # 55

Fandango; Spokesperson

Irma; Curiosity

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

Thanks once again to all those who participated, read, commented, and share these posts.

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#WDYS

What do you see # 54-A Roundup

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Growing up

It is time to step out of the nest

That first hesitant step in the world

To stand on my own feet without the support

Of those nurturing and protecting hands

I may not be ready but I still have to try

I may not be big enough to fend for myself

But I will try, as it is my instinct to be independent

Hello world, I hope you will welcome me kindly!

My heartfelt thanks to all these wonderful people who have participated in this week’s challenge. Please click on the links to read their wonderful contributions.

Ramya Vivek; How content are you?

Chris Hall; Curiosity

Reena; Innocence

Happy Soul; Un-happy panda

Jen; Panda parable

Susi; His royal cuteness

Eugenia; Baby steps

Sara; The attack

Radhika; Beyond the comfort zone

Jules; Damned family

Di; What do you see # 54

Christine Bialczak; What do you see # 54

Rory; The upside down eyes bears

Sangeetha; See-Sawing

Jenanita; What do you see # 54

Michnavs; Six months after

Goutam; The search

Anisha; Balance

Irma; Curiosity

Thanks to everyone who participated, reblogged, commented, and liked these posts.

I will be posting next week’s prompt at noon, Monday at noon,12:00 pm.

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#WDYS

What do you see # 54 – 2nd November 2020

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 caption.

I will try to reblog your response on my blog.

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.

Please tag your responses with #Whatdoyousee

Or

#WDYS

Does this picture inspire you to write something?

Image credit; Billow 926@ Unsplash

( For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a baby panda standing in a mosses basket. Next to it is a wicker basket it is leaning into)

Waiting eagerly for your responses.

Thanking you all for joining this prompt.

#Keepitalive

#Whatdoyousee

#WDYS

What do you see # 53 – A roundup

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I hold the torch high in my hand

Come follow me for I know the way

The night is dark, the path unknown

But I have courage, so follow my footsteps

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Don’t follow the leader blindly

Always use your own judgment to

Discern what is right and wrong

Don’t trust blindly not without faith

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I am grateful to all my blogging friends for showing such tremendous support. Thank you all for your participation in this week’s prompt. Please click on the links to read their contributions.

Reena; Uncovered

Chris Hall; The good fight

Reena; Counter- force

Michnavs; Rest

Ramya Vivek; The treasure hunt

Di; Deja vu

Susi; The tomb

Sara; The cavern

Eugenia; Forever silent

Kittysverses; Mired

Jude; Chosen one

Punam; The night of reckoning

Sangeetha; Woman

Happy Soul; Guiding light

Jules; Full groan

Jenanita; What do you see- Poetry

Goutam ; Savour

Kate; Casper

Jeff; A wonder poem

Jen; Legacy

Cheryl; What do you see # 53

Irma; November lament

I will be posting next week’s prompt on Monday, at noon, PST.

Thanks

#Keepitalive

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#WDYS

What do you see- 53 – 26 October’20

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.

I will try to reblog your response on my blog.

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

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

Please tag your responses with #Whatdoyousee

Or

#WDYS

Does this picture inspire you to write something?

Image credit; Linus Sandvide@ Unsplash

( For the visually challenged reader, the image shows back of a man who is standing in a dark medieval entrance holding a flaming torch in his hand)

Waiting eagerly for your responses.

Thanking you all for joining this prompt.

#Keepitalive

#Whatdoyousee

#WDYS

What do you see # 52 – A roundup

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That look on her face

Held me spellbound, mesmerized

Never had I seen such serene, calm contentment

Who is she, I asked

She lives by herself in the village

All by herself, no family to call her own

Then what is the secret of this happiness

That shines through her bright eyes

Or reflects on her lined face, I ask

She helps without being asked

She gives even when has little

She loves even if not loved back

They said

Ah, a secret to a contented life, I say to myself

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My heartfelt gratitude to all those who participated in this one year anniversary prompt. Please click on the links to read their wonderful contributions.

Michnavs; Who am I

Ramya Vivek; Behind that smiling face

Lady Lee Manila; What do you see # 52

Chris Hall; On a life well lived

Kittysverses; She runs yet waits

Tina; Memories bloom

Reena; Paths

Sangeetha; Onesomeness

Susi; Her spirit

Happy Soul; Wrinkles

Di; All seeing,all knowing

Melanie; What do you see # 52

Regina; A contented soul is beautiful

Jules; Miss Mildred says call her Millie

Fandango; Philosophy of life

Lisa; I would have it no other way

Radhika; My life story

Eugenia; Roads traveled

Goutam; Mother’s love

Jeff; A wisdom poem

Sara; What do you see # 52

Jude; Nature’s spirit lines

Angela; A tale of life

Punam; Age not a cage

Irma; Making phō

I will be posting the next week’s prompt at noon PST Monday.

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One year anniversary of What do you see- What I saw

After one whole year of running this prompt, I wanted to share some of my observations;

The amazing versatility of human imagination never fails to amaze and astound me.

No matter how ordinary or extraordinary the prompt image is, nearly all the submissions are different in how the viewer is looking at them.

When the writer writes about the prompt, they put little bits of who they are in their poems, stories, and posts.

The community in our part of the blogosphere is amazingly kind and generous. They make time to respond to the prompts posted by a host of bloggers, and support them with their contributions.

Writing for a prompt, be it an image or a word/ phrase takes the writer out of their safe zone and into unknown territory. It expands their imaginative muscles and increases the ability to tackle new and varied subjects and ideas.

I have selected the image on the top as the badge of my prompt post. Please look for this badge and keep on participating in “What do you see“!

With much gratitude, thank you for making the first year of WDYS a success.

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#WhatDoYouSee

#WDYS