Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #49 – My left Brain


FFFCWelcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from MarinaPriest at Morguefile.229AE3EF-59EC-4EFB-A4AC-DFC4828417A7(For the visually challenged writer, the image shows a large silver brain in a wooded area surrounded by trees.)


I had a lot of difficulty in remembering

Everything and anything and was puzzled

Then I realized that I had left my brain

Behind in the pasture for a bit of grazing





Five Things- That I like about me

Cranny of Cranny’s Cove has written a wonderful post. It explores the idea of being kind to yourself.

She has shared five things she liked about herself. I will be doing the same.

Furthermore, I will start a Prompt, (for as long as ideas last )of ;

5 things

I hope you will join me in this prompt.

This week;

Share five things that you like about yourself.

My five things;

1• My optimism;

I get upset and worried about things in life like everyone else, but I have the ability to see the glass half-full. I think that this has helped me in coping with the challenges life has thrown my way, in a better way. Even when things look very dark, I manage to find something that make me less anxious.

2• My sense of humor;

When in stress, I have this habit of cracking jokes. It might irritate others, but it lightens up things for me. Sometimes in my serious moments, I remember something funny and it makes me smile.

3• My ability to be alone;

I value this so much because especially now that I am an empty nester, I have a lot of alone time. I enjoy this time by walking, listening to music, reading and of course, blogging.

4• My love of reading;

A good book can divert my mind off my own problems and pass time quickly. I love reading all genres of literature except horror. Suspense thriller and murder mysteries are my favorites, along with historical fiction.

5• The recently acquired ability of not caring what others think of me, my appearance and my actions;

This is such a liberating feeling that I would encourage everyone, who hasn’t gotten to this stage to try to inculcate this trait. It makes life so much fun when you just need to please yourself. I don’t mean that I have become selfish, but I am above the opinion of others not. I think it’s a perk of growing old(er).

These are my 5 Things.

Please share 5 things you like about yourself.

And use the tag #5things

And link it back to my post so that I can see your responses.




JusJoJan # 16- Experience & Daily Prompts.

Linda is the host of JusJoJan .

Today’s prompt:


was given to is by; Dan


Do you have enough experience?

No one asks this when we decide to become parents. And being parents is the hardest job imaginable, at least for me. The mistakes we make can affect the lives of our children for a long time. It is sheer luck when they turn out alright. Because we really don’t possess the instincts other animals have when it comes to looking after your child. We learn on the job, so to speak.

There are a lot of crises that teaches us how to not do things during our parenthood. We make mistakes and then learn how to do things right.

Nowadays, new parents have the help of millions of online articles about taking care of babies but they also have to learn many things by doing them wrong first. I think the secret of being a good parent is the willingness to learn from your own experience and also from that of your parents.

Nothing prepares us in advance for parenthood till we finally are there. And all said and done, being a parent is the most awesome job!

In response to the following prompts;


Secret, Luck, Marshmallow