Daily Prompts- Mind your language

Can you please be a bit more clear

Your use of grandiloquent words

And juggernaut phrases may make you seem

More in control of this sticky situation

But the fact is that using exotic language

Does not make it easier for others to understand you

It’s your long lost love, the desire to impress

You pet hobby to depress the pretentious by words

Lobbying words like tennis balls into the air

Whoops, there you go again with high sounding words

For the umpteenth time dear sir, please be clear!

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Umpteen

3TC;

Exotic, Pets, Tennis

FOWC;

Juggernaut

RDP;

Whoops

Word of the day challenge;

Grandiloquent

FDDA;

Lost love

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Share Your World 8-3-2020

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(Image Courtesy of Paula Light, with subtle tweaking by me)

Welcome to Share Your World!

Questions:

What will finally break the Internet?  Do you believe it can be broken at all?

With the lockdown, the internet is so heavily overloaded. Everyone who has a device is connected to it. Work, school, and entertainment, we are relying on the internet for mostly everything. Shopping, travel booking, blogging, reading books, most things are possible due to it. But if this massive load hasn’t broken it yet, I doubt if it can be done. Maybe an intentional criminal attack could do it. But that would really be bad news for us all!

What are some ‘red flags’ to watch out for in daily life?  (take it as you want)

Healthwise, being out of breath, feeling undue stress or heart beating very fast. These should not be taken lightly and properly investigated.

There are other red flags which we should pay attention to, like greedy politicians trying to subvert the election process, banks wanting to take your money and not giving anything back or food prices hyper-inflation! All things to be aware of!

What’s the silliest thing someone has argued with you about?

It must have been a good 25- 30 years ago when my kids were really young 2-3 years old. They would argue with each other as to who should be enjoying the view from their side of the car window. They were pretty serious about not letting the other kids see from their window!

What’s the strangest thing you’ve found lying on the ground / side of the road?

I won’t say strange, but disgusting! A dead rat lay in my path where I was walking. I had to choose an alternate way for my walk that day. Finally, a raven, with much struggle flew away with the offending carcass.


Gratitude Section (optional as always)

Please feel free to share your photos, stories, poetry, or memes that promote gratitude! 

Saw this on a blog and saved it for it spoke to me;

And this one just cracked me up. No disrespect to the Black lives matter movement.

Keep smiling.

#Keepitalive

#SYW

Everything is changing so I think I should too!

More than half of this turbulent and strange year has passed. And I feel it’s time for a change!

As you might have read on my blog before, I have often deliberated on my posting routine. I feel that following so many prompts, I am posting too many times a day. This not only puts pressure on me to come up with 3-4 good posts daily but also causes those who follow my blog to feel that they have to keep up with my posts!

The result is that due to this stress, some of the posts that I have spend a lot of effort and time on, get hardly noticed. It’s my fault. So starting from now, I am ( hopefully) adopting a new schedule, 2-3 posts a day including the daily Prompts.

It is very tempting to write more as I can do that but if no one can spare time to appreciate them, then what’s the point?

Writing less may mean that I might drop a few of the regular prompts that I follow but it’s all for a good cause. That you shouldn’t be burdened by too many posts, and the ones I write can be given proper attention.

Thank you all for reading!

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Sunday Photo Fiction – Aug 2 2020

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Colors are bursting

From my heart and soul

Diffusing into the atmosphere

Can you see the delightful hues mixing in the air

In this world where we see struggle and strife everywhere

I like to throw colors into the air coloring the clouds

So that rainbow-colored rain can fall on us all

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Sunday Writing Prompt – 2nd August – Choosing your Context

Michael is the host of Sunday Writing Prompt this week.

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From the statement below choose the word from the three given to create a story within its context. Compose your response in prose or poetic form.

A funny thing happened on the way to the;

kitchen/bedroom/laundry.

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A funny thing to have happened on my to the bedroom

The walls bent out of shape and the door morphed into a hole

The light color of the ceiling became dark

My world was going crazy and I didn’t know

Had I arrived was I about to depart

I came to, after a while I think

Slumped on the floor near the bedroom door

It took me a while to figure out what happened

I had a fainting spell, my sugar level dropping

It did teach me an important lesson

When feeling a bit strange, just to stay put

Better check my blood glucose level first

Before venturing anywhere on my own

~*~

This is an actual account that happened a while ago. The purpose of this post is that we should be careful when we are feeling a bit strange or off-kilter. Heed the signals your body is sending!

I have also included Saturday Mix Prompt by Sarah ;

– dark and light (suffix “-ness” may be added)

– arrive and depart

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You are the Reason #whatdoyousee

First in this week, a beautiful poem by Michnavs in response to this week’s prompt.
Enjoy

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the world is in need 

of a gentle touch

and a gentle smile,

a kind heart

and a kind reminder

and for whatever reason

you remain my gentle touch 

my gentle smile;

my kind heart 

and my kind reminder

you are after all my poetry

my lovely verses and metaphors

my song, my melody, and my symphony

you are my story

and you are always and forever 

the greatest love of my life

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The image shows a baby monkey, admiring the view from above the tree. I could almost see his eyes glow with so much joy. He is so adorable and so cute. And I am reminded of all the good reasons that made me smile amidst the pandemic.

{for Sadje’s What Do You See https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2020/08/03/what-do-you-see-41-3-august-2020/}

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What do you see # 41 – 3 August 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 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- Lewis Roberts- Unsplash

( For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a baby monkey looking down from branches of a tree)

This week is very busy for me, with packing, covid testing and traveling, I might be late in seeing your posts. But comments and ping backs are pre approved and I will get them. Sorry if I respond late. I thought about missing this week but I think a little is better than none!

So hope you catch your responses sooner rather than later.

Waiting eagerly for your responses.

Thanking you all for joining this prompt.

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#Whatdoyousee

#WDYS

What do you see # 40- A roundup

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A table set and waiting for guests to arrive

Friends to share a few stories and laughs with

Getting together gives meaning to my days

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A load of thanks to these wonderful people who have participated in this week’s challenge. Do click on their links to read their contributions.

Michnavs

Goutam

Chris Hall

Jude

Reena

Jules

Eugenia

Susi

Happy Soul

Carol

Radhika

Kittysverses

Jenanita

Punam

Fandango

Msjadeli

Era

Dora

Hecblogger

Irma

The bold girl

Shweta

Tanya

Nima

I will be posting next week’s prompt on Monday at 12:00 am PST.

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#WhatDoYouSee

#WDYS