Thursday Photo Prompt; Rift #Writephoto

Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT)  Wednesday 27th March and link back to this post with a pingback to be included in the round-up.  There is no word limit and no style requirements, except to keep it fairly family friendly.

The river flows

They say that the water flows gently, but it has mighty power

It can carve pathways through hard rocks and mountains

Splitting the rock, making a rift in the hardened earth and stones

This would have been the bed of a river at a time in the past

Now you can see the might this gentle element can wield

That is how the gentle nature can make its mark on the world

Slowly, slowly it erodes the hard matter and cuts its route through

Flowing and shaping, that is the way of Mother Nature all through time

Written in response to;

Thursday Photo Prompt;

Rift# Writephoto

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Royal treatment

What are the symptoms you are asking

You do no exercise and rest all day long

The health is deteriorating and what is the cure

Get up and move around, don’t give royal treatment

To this body of yours, if you want to live a happy life

Good health is not easy, it needs hard work and sweat

Written in response to the following;

Your daily word prompt;

Royal

FOWC;

Symptom

RDP;

Exercise

Word of the day challenge;

Rest

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Three Lines Tales week #164

“Mike please look where you are going, you are going to drive right through that crowd”

“That’s no crowd it looks like a host of spirits, waiting to take over our bodies”

“Will you just let me drive and stop trying to take over the wheel!”

Written in response to;

Three Lines Tales week #164

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Radar

She appeared on his radar, enticing

With her come hither looks and sashaying

He abandoned all pretense of disinterest

And followed her around with adoration

Not a bit of hate could be found in his nature

He didn’t mind that she was incoherent in her talk

Her love was all he needed to be her slave for life

Written in response to;

Opposites Attract Challenge #17

Today’s prompt: adore

Antonyms: abhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, hate, loathe

FOWC:

Radar

Your daily word prompt;

Hither

RDP;

Abandon

Word of the day challenge;

Incoherent

Mystery Blogger Award

Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith has nominated me for The Mystery Blogger Award. Thanks a lot, Teresa. I really appreciate the honor you have bestowed on my blog.

WHAT IS THE “MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD”? :

“The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for unique bloggers with witty messages. The blog not only captivates but inspires and motivates. They are one of the best bloggers that exist, and they deserve all the recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who have fun and inspire people in their blogs; and they do it with love and passion.”

Creator: Okoto Enigma

The prize is called ‘Mystery Blogger Award’ because the meaning of ‘Enigma’ is ‘mystery’, so it bears the name of its creator. In addition, it is a very appropriate name because there are many blogs that are still a mystery for all of us and when we know them, they result in being extraordinary.

Rules:

1. Put the award logo/image on your blog.

2. List the rules.

3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.

4. Answer the 5 questions from the blogger who nominated you.

5. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.

6. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.

7. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.

8. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.

9. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).

10. Share a link to your best post(s).

Three Things about me;

I used to avoid walking like a rash, but since last three years, I cannot be without my daily one hour walk. What a transformation.

I am ALWAYS on a diet, but haven’t had much success with weight loss recently .

I avoid watching TV and news programs as a rule. No News Is Good News!

Teresa’s questions:

1. What are your plans for this fine spring weekend?

I am currently house bound, due to a cast on my foot. Though I would dearly love to go and watch ” Captain Marvel “ I have to wait till I get an all clear from the doctor. I probably will spend my day reading and writing.

2. What kind of museum would you create if you could (what would you put in it)?

I would love to create a LEGO museum. I would get all the LEGO sets ever created and would place them there. I bet there is already such a museum.

3. What is something best served cold?

Three bean salad, potato salad, ice cream…….and revenge.

4. What can always bring you out of a slump?

Something good to eat. What I don’t eat due to my ongoing perpetual dieting. Something with dark chocolate!

5. What recently read book do you think everyone should read?

The book of life. This is the only book which makes the experience of living better.

My five questions;

Which season describes you the best?

Take a look around where you are now, and tell us which thing near you has the most impact on your daily life? ( Weird Question)

What do you think is more important in life, knowledge or experience?

Do you think if nobody had invented social media sites, the world would have been a better place?

Tell us about your favorite book?

My Nominees:

Chiru of Inspire and Change

The Rendezvous Club

Di, of Pensitivity 101

Kim, of I Tripped over A Stone

Darswords

EfiSoul63

Dr Tanya of Salted Caramel

Kate of Aroused

Yonnie of In His Care

Winnie of Musings

As a after note; All the blogs I have nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award are under no obligation to do an award post for I understand that it is a time consuming process. You all are RECIPIENTS OF THE AWARD. If you feel like paying it forward, it’s your decision.

Thanks

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Though Provoker #6 ; March 19/19

 

Rory of A Guy Called Bloke is asking;

Thought Provoker’s

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At what point in our lives do you think we think we are good enough?

Anytime in life when you attain the emotional maturity to realize that the standards you are judging yourself by are obsolete. You just need to satisfy your inner soul that you are doing the best you can in the given circumstances and you will be good enough.

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In life, what do you consider beautiful?

 

Nature, a child’s innocence, selfless love, a smile. Anything that stirs your soul towards positivity is beautiful. It lies in your eyes .

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Do you think that when we dream, we can dream within a dream? But if you don’t dream, why do you think that is?

 

Anything is possible in dreams, except what happened in “Inception” I dream but often forget about them when I wake up. The dreams that are important are those we dream when awake.

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How do you manage your stress or do you not suffer from stress?

I think everyone has stress at one time or another. It can be physical stress or mental stress. When I am physically stressed out I relax with a good book or music. When it is mental stress, I meditate. I talk to God, pray and ask for help.

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Are there things or maybe just one thing you wish to achieve before you die?

 

I don’t have a list of things I want to accomplish before I kick the bucket. Each day is a plus. I try to look forward to living each day the best I can. Help my family and friends and those around me to my fullest capability. Die happy, weighing far less than what I weigh now, that is one thing I do want to achieve!

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Some experience many things during their lifetimes, but do you think there is something that everyone should experience at least once?

 

Love in its purest and most selfless form.

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Are you afraid to be different? To stand out from the crowd, to push away your peers if needs be and say “I am ME!”

 

I was when I was growing up. Now I am just me. The truth that you can’t please all the people all the time is my motivation. I don’t try to please anyone. Just be myself.

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Which do you think is easier ‘to hate or to love?’

 

Both are different sides of the same coin. For me, it’s neither. I don’t experience very strong emotions. Like and dislike are more my cup of tea. Though if you talk about food, I do have very strong preferences!

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These are really very thought provoking questions. If you are interested, head over to Rory’s blog and answer these.

 

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Opposites Attract Challenge #16

Today’s word: crowded

Antonyms: bare, blank, devoid, empty, stark, vacant, void

Looking back, he saw the crowded railway platform, and suddenly his mind went blank. He just stared, trying to remember the face he was so desperate to see. But it seemed that his brain had become totally devoid of all thoughts. Than there was a break in the crowd, and like parting of the clouds, there he saw her. Standing and waving to him. All his emotions came rushing back and tears of joy came to his eye. She did care!

Written in response to;

Opposites Attract Challenge #16

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Twittering Tales #128; 19 March 2019- Pug in a blanket

Twittering Tale #128 – 19 March 2019 – Pug in a Blanket

Photo by Matthew Henry at Unsplash.com

Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less. When you write your tale, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale. If you would prefer to post your tale in the comments (some people have very specific blog themes but still want to participate), I am happy to post a link to your site when I post your tale in the Round Up.

A final note: 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.

First day is always the toughest. He won’t settle down and won’t stop uttering the tiny whines. I gave him a cuddle and a hug, a treat to make him happy. In the end I realized that he just wants to cuddle in a blanket on my bed.

Character count; 229

Written for ;

Twittering Tales #128

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Tuesday Writing Prompt March 19/2019

Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge which was started by our star writer Christine Ray. We hope to offer all of you something that will spark your creativity and willingness to participate

Today’s prompt: Write anything with the topic of flying

The flying carpet

There was an old trader who would go from town to town, buying and selling merchandise to his patrons. He had a good eye to spot a profitable bargain. One one of his trips to the very old market in Egyptian city of Alexandria, he discovered an abandoned warehouse, full of old and threadbare carpets. Most of them would crumble to dust at the touch of a hand. But he managed to salvage a few pieces which he planned to sell for a few coins.

Next day, he suffered an accident and was not able to walk without assistance. He called over one of his neighbors to help him pack his wares in exchange for a little sum of money.

They sent over their fourteen old boy, who asked to be paid in kind in exchange for the help he provided to the old man. The man gave him one of the old carpets in return of his services.

The old man went on his way in a few days, while the boy cleaned up the carpet by giving it a good brushing. It was now reasonably clean for use. He took it to the roof top, where he would sit and read during the day, and star gaze at night.

That night while star gazing, the boy fell asleep on the carpet and had a wonderful dream where his carpet was flying over the valleys and mountains. And he sat on top of it enjoying his fascinating ride. When morning came, the family came to the roof top looking for him but couldn’t find any trace of him or the carpet.

Written in response to;

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge March19/19

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