Solving a puzzle

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For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows the silhouette of a woman walking her bicycle at sunset (or possibly sunrise) and her dog is walking ahead of her.

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She was confused when she opened the letter addressed to her recently deceased father and what she found inside was something she needed to think about and make a decision. With both her parents gone and no siblings, it fell to her to take a decision regarding the news in the letter. She took her dog Rory and went for a long bike ride.

Walking home with her bike, Andy was pleasantly tired. It was true that the flat tire had added to her exercise minutes but she got to enjoy the beautiful sunset with Rory beside her. Her time alone had helped her to think of a solution to the riddle of the letter.

Her father apparently had been estranged from his own siblings, which he had never mentioned. Now one of his brother had written to him to ask for a reconciliation. Andy thought that since she was all alone in the world, she’d reach out to her uncle and perhaps they will mend the broken bridges.

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Written for FFFC # 186, hosted by Fandango

Also included, FSS # 65, hosted by Fandango

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Oh no!

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For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows an upset or angry woman squeezing her head with her two hands, fingers outstretched.

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He hadn’t realized that he had passed the point of no return until he walked in the bedroom and saw his wife with her hands clutching her head and screaming loudly; “I know what you do for a living Mark! How can you!”

Mark tried to think of something to say but his mind seemed frozen. “ It’s like this….. what you’re thinking is not correct……”

Don’t lie to me. I know that the FBI is investigating your company and they even came to our home today. As soon as they get hold of any evidence they’ll arrest you. And you’ll end up in jail and I’ll lose everything, even our home. How could you?”

Mark changed track and became aggressive. With unbecoming boastful pride he said, “they won’t find anything to connect me to the drug smuggling. I’ve handled this business in a way that there will be nothing to connect me to it!”

You mean to say that your name is nowhere linked to the rent of the warehouse where they found the drugs?” she said.

Yes, there is no document that can implicate me. And if you say anything, it won’t be acceptable as you’re my wife!”

At that moment, the door to the bedroom opened and a police detective, followed by armed men entered. “Thanks, Mrs. Jones, we now have evidence connecting your husband to the smuggling ring,” he said as he cuffed Mark and Jennifer extracted the hidden wire from her shirt. Thanks to her cooperation, the FBI had evidence to investigate her husband, soon to be former.

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Written in response to FFFC # 185, hosted by Fandango

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Unfounded suspicions

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For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a woman lying on a sectional sofa draped by a large, bluish terrycloth towel or blanket that covers all of her body, including her head, except for her lower legs and feet.

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When he decided to spy on his wife, the last thing he expected was to discover that she would just be spending a lazy afternoon on the couch while he had said that he was going on a trip outside the city.

Silently, he peeked through the living room window and saw her lying on the sofa, her body covered by her favorite blue blanket. He was relieved that his suspicions were unfounded and Martha wasn’t having an affair in his absence with his best friend, James.

He crept away, got in his car, and left. As soon as the sound of the car driving away reached Martha’s ears, she flung away the blanket and called to James who was hiding behind the sofa.

He’s gone now! Let’s do some planning!

Both got busy working out the details of Mark’s 40th surprise birthday party!

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Written in response to FFFC # 184, hosted by Fandango

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A plea

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For the visually challenged writer, the image shows a woman standing in an eerie forest and her arms transition into bare limbs of a tree and her lower torso into a tree trunk with long roots spreading out across the ground .

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Today she would find out if her entire life was a lie, as she stood in the forest and chanted the spell taught to her by her mother. If the spell worked, it would mean that she had inherited the magic from her mother, and if the spell failed, she would be daubed a fraud and charlatan.

Taking a deep breath, she said the incantation and raised her hand skywards. It started happening almost immediately. Her feet elongated and turned into root-like structures anchoring her to the place. Her arms took the shape of branches and extended towards the sky.

Now she uttered the plea. “Please keep my tribe safe in this time of hardship. We seek the shelter of mother nature and grant us the form that would protect us from the enemy

One by one the people of her tribe started to change like her into different forms. And soon they blended into the forest and the enemy which came looking to destroy her tribe couldn’t find them.

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Written for FFFC # 183, hosted by Fandango

Also included FSS # 62, hosted by Fandango

Putting puzzles back

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For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a young couple lying on a rug working together on a jigsaw puzzle.

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I loved doing jigsaw puzzles. It was my daily routine to do at least one puzzle on my phone. The app was so easy to use and there was no fear of losing the pieces. But then I stopped!

Why? You’d ask!

The reason is simple. It was putting too much stress on my vision. The more piece of the puzzle you select, the smaller they are. Identifying the pattern and fitting it in takes a lot of concentration so it was getting too stressful for my eyes. And health comes before entertainment, right?

So no more putting the pieces of puzzle back for me!

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Written in response to FFFC # 182, hosted by Fandango

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A chance encounter?

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(For the visually challenged writer, the image shows two men walking in opposite directions in the middle of a downpour).

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It would be easy enough to come away from that encounter thinking that nobody had noticed that clandestine exchange of notes between the two men walking in opposite directions in the rain. Walter was sure that his passing of information was not on the radar of his bosses.

But he was mistaken!

When the next morning he was called into his boss’s office he was not apprehensive at all. Little did he know that the guy he had passed on the vital information, was a spy for the management and he was there in the boss’s office with the info he had given him.

Walter was asked to clean his office and collect his dues on the way out. What the management didn’t know was that Walter had made copies of the vital documents which were now in a safe place at his home. He would soon be contacting a rival firm for a position in exchange for that information.

Written for FFFC# 181, hosted by Fandango

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Energy crisis

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For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a woman standing on a stone dock by a lake tossing morsels of food into the air. She’s surrounded on the dock, in the air, and on the water, by various birds and waterfowl going after the food.

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After the shock of seeing the amount of her latest electricity invoice wore off, Tammy decided that, in order to save energy going forward, she would find a boat and live on it.

She contacted many people who dealt in selling boats and also went online to research the pros and cons of boat living. Her research convinced her that it was a good decision. She put her house on market and started looking around for a nice boat to buy.

Today was her first day on her new boat. She took some bird food with her to celebrate with her new neighbors.

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Written for FFFC # 181, hosted by Fandango

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Clean energy project

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For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a schoolboy pushing a table with his science fair project, which is on wind energy.

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I woke from a sound sleep with a start, turned on my nightstand light, and realized that I had fallen asleep before I had put finishing touches to my clean energy project for the science fair being held in our school tomorrow.

Frantically, I started making the labels for the different parts of my project and making sure that the wind Mills blades were glued on properly and could move when I blew on them. At last, when I was done I gave my project a satisfied look. I thought I had done a great job and was sure that tomorrow I would win at least a recommendation from the judges. Maybe a prize too.

My parents had helped me think up this idea for the project and they were great proponents of advocating clean renewable energy.

I went back to sleep with a smile on my face!

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Written for FFFC # 180, hosted by Fandango

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Don’t be afraid

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For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a mother and father helping their young child riding a two-wheeler bicycle (with training wheels).

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Building relationships are very much based on trust. Children trust their parents and take them on their word. I’ve found that if we trust God, He won’t ever let us down, just like most parents.

I’ve got your back, don’t be afraid

You think you might fall but I’ll catch you


The bike may go sideways but make a quick recovery


Paddle hard and see yourself take off


See……


It wasn’t all that difficult, you just needed


To trust yourself and let go


Isn’t cycling fun?

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Written for FFFC # 179, hosted by Fandango

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Also included;Tuesday writing prompt: Write a poem using the words might and recovery.

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Flying

The image is from Kristine Robbie at Pinterest.com.

For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows three children playing. A girls and a younger boy are sitting in a toy car going down a hill very fast and another boy is being pulled behind them parallel to the ground.

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Veeeeee……

Down we go faster and faster

It’s like we are flying without wings

Bump……

Coming down to earth is not pleasant

It hurts the feet and knees

Wanna do it again?

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Written in response to FFFC # 178, hosted by Fandango

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