Daily Prompts & Saturday Symphony # 16 – A strange fairytale

Let me tell you a tale so strange

That you’ll find it hard to credit

There was a moth with velvet wings

That once flew too near the flame

The heat didn’t burn them but instead, they did melt

He approached the great wise elf of the garden

To seek a solution to this new predicament

The elf sighed and after vigorously shaking his head

Told them that they will have to freeze the wings

To undo the damage caused by the heat, don’t be nervous

It will take a lot of work but rest assured that it will work

The magnitude of the problem is huge but we can

With effort restore these velvet wings to their glory

Jude has asked us to re-write a fairytale with a different ending. My effort is “slightly” different! This is my effort at writing a fairytale. I hope it passes muster!

Also in response to the following prompts:




Velvet, Moth, Sigh





Word of the day challenge;


Saturday Mix;

melt and freeze

– rest and work




Three line tales # 247

Sonya is the host of Three Line Tales

three line tales, week 247: a white pony with a white girl

photo by Marian Oleksyn via Unsplash


They looked good together, adorned many magazine covers

She is a top model and he is the best racehorse on the circuit

She poses for the camera, all love and affection, off the camera she can only touch a horse if it is fenced behind a barbed wire, what hypocrisy!

Reena’s Exploration Challenge- Singularity

Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge

Welcome back!


The word that caught my imagination while surfing the net was 



I am me

But I am you too

We are similar but not the same

Yet the same blood runs through our veins

The joys and sorrows, the highs and the lows

We all experience these emotions in our own way

We have the same beginnings and would end in the same way

But in between, we diversify like colors of the spectrum

Which join together to form one brilliant white light

I am me, but I am you too




Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- 24 October’20

Linda is our host for Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “starts with ‘m’.” Use any word that begins with the letter “m” as the subject or theme for your post. Enjoy!


Mondays; for some, they are mundane, mediocre, and even macabre if they really dread going in to work. Some people make their Mondays magnificent and marvelous by their attitude. They look forward to getting out of their homes after spending the weekend with the family. This positivity can make all the difference to their life in general and their work in particular. To make what looks tedious into what is magical takes just a minor adjustment in the way we think and view our life.

Make Mondays more mindful and satisfying by tweaking your attitude towards this first day of the week.



Sharing responses to this week’s challenge, WDYS # 52 from; Jules, Fandango and Lisa

Miss Mildred Says Call Her Millie (fiction haibun) She’s seen it all. She’s been through the Spanish Flu from America too. “Darned president sent our…

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#WDYS — Philosophy of Life


What do you see- 52 – 19 October’20: I would have it look no other way

Sharing responses to this week’s challenge, WDYS # 52 from; Di, Melanie and Regina

Image credit; Pisauikan@ Pixabay (For the visually challenged reader, the image shows an old woman whose face is deeply lined. There is a faint smile…

All seeing, all knowing


What Do YOU See? #52


A Contented Soul is Beautiful: What Do You See? #52

Daily Prompts- Live in the day

Beware, be vigilant

It creeps up on you

Takes you unawares

Tries to drown the joie de vie

Sap the buoyant spirit of soul

Can really jeopardize the enjoyment of today

It can seriously hurt your chances of having a wonderful day

Fear of impending doom hanging like the sword of Damocles

Alway like a ton of bricks, weighing you down

So be careful and shun it always before it takes root

What may happen in future will be faced when that day dawns

Right now you have today to live to the fullest

And make it the best day of your life!

In response to the following prompts;




Tap, Hurt, Twin





Word of the day challenge;




One Minute Fiction- 21 October’20

Cranny is the host of 1 Minute Fiction

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;



She had to get out of here before they found the clothes she was concealing under her coat. She looked down the staircase but could see the store security.

She felt trapped.

Where was the back exit?

Can she sneak out without triggering the alarms?

She was startled by a tap on her shoulder, “if you don’t mind ma’am, the floor manager would like to talk to you”.

Her heart sank. It was going to be hard to explain why she was wearing four dresses under her coat, with all the security tags still attached to them.