This week I’m doing something a little different. Still questions and answers, but this week I’ve gathered those from other bloggers. There are a few more than usual too, which you can choose to answer all of or some of. If you’ve done the questionon that other blogger’s site, feel free to use the answer you gave to them if you want. Each blogger is credited for their contribution.
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Courtesy of Rory:
Are we losing the art of listening in comparison to simply hearing?
We are! Mostly we are impatient and don’teven let the talker finishbefore we lodge into our own dialogue. I am myselfguilty of this because of my impulsive nature. We should not only listen but also think when we are in conversation with someone.
How often do you openly discuss with friends or here in WP with your readership topics that make you feel uncomfortable or may be taboo or stigma laden?
The issues which are considered taboo in polite company are mostly politics and religiousbeliefs. Other than these, mental illness, our own or other’s are also considered taboo. I do discuss all and any subject that IfeelI can discusswith any authority. One should have a proper grasp of the topic before we express our opinions on it. But most subjects are open for discussion on my blog. The only exceptions are topics of very personalnature. I don’tfeelcomfortablediscussing them or commenting on them.
Do you think that these discussions should be freely discussed and written about more?
I definitely do.Discussion is good way to enrich our knowledge.
Did you have a nickname as a child and if so, what was [or what is it now]?
Not that Iremember.
Why is there still ‘stuff’ we simply just don’t understand despite our progressive world?
There will always be “Stuff” that would be beyond human comprehension. And frankly we are better off not knowing Everything!
Would you rather double your height or lose half your weight? (In response to last week’s double your weight, half your height query). Thanks Leslie!
Suggestion by Leslie – Swot8
Definitely half my weight. It would make me the ideal weight for my height. Perfect solution to my health problems.
What is your most essential kitchen tool? (Can be a person you know. For the non-cooks in the crowd).
Courtesy of Roger Shipp
Coffee maker, hands down.
Who is one blogger you really admire and why?
I admire a lot of bloggers here on WordPress.Specially those who keep us busy and involved as a community. All those lovelypeople who are giving us dailyprompts and weeklychallenges. You, Melanie are one of them.Fandango, Rory, Di, Paula, Reena, Michael, Eugenia, Sue Vincent, Kat Myrman and Patricia are some of the bloggerswho are keeping us involved as a community.
Presenting the week’s challenge – You may use the words and/or the image for the weekly prompt.
Weekly prompt– harvest moon (noun) – The Harvest Moon is the Full Moon nearest the September equinox, which occurs around September 22, but this particular name depends on the autumnal equinox. It is also called Full Corn Moon or Barley Moon.
When a slubber, buys the shoes for you, you will find outwithin a 100 yards the mistake in trusting them with this purchase. The shoes are going to kill your feet before that rarefied party you were going to attend on Saturday.And you won’t be able to brag about themto anyone. Better slip them off, and toss them north. Make a rule not to entrust shoe shopping to someone else.
If you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at charactercountonline.com.
I will do a roundup each Tuesday, along with providing a new prompt. And if for some reason I missed your entry in the Roundup, as I have occasionally done, please let me know. I want to be sure to include your tale.
Finally, have fun!
This Week’s Twittering Tales #154 – 17 September 2019 – Photo Prompt
This week’s photo prompt comes to us from Tama66 at Pixabay.com. What do you think is in this trunk? Where did it come from? Who does it belong to? It’s a mystery! Can’t wait to find out!
They said these trunks belonged to Houdini, the famous magician. How grandpa got them in his attic was beyond Mick. He was forbidden to even touch them, let alone open. But how can you expect a fourteen year old be so obedient. Now the family is looking all over for him.
Let the whole picture tell you a story, or dive into the small intricate details to make one up! Write a poem, a fiction piece or come up with a picture or drawing of your own, that you feel relates to it.
Feel free to copy Kira’s drawing, to add it to your own post!
Everyone had said their goodbyes and now Cathy was sitting here to keep her mom company till the end. The doctor had told the family that she would not last tonight. Her mom was suffering from senile dementia, but pancreatic cancer was going to be the cause of her death. She was in coma since she came to the hospital. Suddenly she opened her eyes and gave Cathy a smile. Her hand gripped her’s in a strong grip. And then she passed away quietly. Cathy felt it was the greatest gift that she recognized her daughter at the end.
Word count: 99
September 12, 2019, prompt:
In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes the greatest gift. Answer it as if it were a question, or show what it could be. Go where the prompt leads you!
The atmosphere was electric in the club. Jazz band playing and people swaying to the beat of the music. A fewadventurous souls had the pluck to jive. Sandy felt a tap on her shoulder and looked around to see her friend Max behind her. She wasn’t expecting him but was happy to see her and her excitement was mirrored in his eyes too. They started to dance and she felt empowered by the ardor in Max’s expressions. Soon he lead her to a table and ordered a bottle of champagne for them. As the cork was pulled out, the champagne bubbled out of the bottle.Their eyes clashed and Sandy felt tears of joy in her eyes. On Max expressing concern, she said it was just the smoke in her eyes.