First Line Friday- What we see

Dylan Hughes is the host of First Line Friday

It is First Line Friday! Welcome and let’s get writing.

Include the first line of course! Tag it Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, First Line Fridays, and short fiction. Create a link (ping-back) to this post and add your link to Mister Linky below.

Your line for this week is:

People see what makes sense to them, reality notwithstanding.

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People see what makes sense to them, reality notwithstanding. If you show them something extraordinary, but seemingly impossible, they will try to come up with an explanation in their mind of what they are looking at.

Take for example, this photo of a statue holding a mirror. The face in the mirror looks alive and animated. But the viewer cannot think that the statue is alive. So they say to themselves, Ah, it’s a person, mimicking a statue. Little do they know how many so called ordinary things they see are actually something extraordinary!

Next time you see something that doesn’t look as it should, look again carefully!

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First Line Friday – May 21

Daylan Hughes is the host of First Line Friday

It is First Line Friday! Welcome and let’s get writing.

I’ll provide the first line, you get to write whatever comes afterward. Length, genre, and structure are completely up to you. Feel free to modify the line as you see fit, adding punctuation, quotes, or other bits if so desired. No need to tie it to the picture, unless you want to.

Or for more of a challenge, change nothing. You have a week to write it, enjoy!

Your line for this week is:

A perfectly brewed cup of tea can’t fix everything.

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A perfectly brewed cup of tea can’t fix everything. It cannot fix a broken heart or an empty wallet. It cannot bring back someone you lost or make things better between you and a friend you have fallen out with.

But a perfectly brewed cup of tea and good company can solve a lot of other problems. You can talk your heart out, lay out your troubles in the open so you can see them more clearly. Maybe you can see where you went wrong in your dealings and find a way to fix matters.

May be a cup of tea can fix most fixable things!

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First Line Friday- Into the night

Dylan Hughes is the host of First Line Friday

It is First Line Friday! Welcome and let’s get writing.

Your line for this week is:

He laid awake and said the name into the night

The wind echoed the whispers and scattered them in all directions

In vain he listened and wished there was a reply

The tears soaked his pillow and dried on his cheeks

Morning brought a strange kind of calm, a certainty

That she will return, his message had been delivered

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First Line Friday: May 22nd, 2020

Dylan Hughes is the host of First Line Friday

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It is First Line Friday! Welcome and let’s get writing.

Below, I give you the first line, and you all get to write the rest. This prompt alternates with Jim’s Music Prompts, so make sure to check back next Friday for some musical inspiration.

I’ll provide the first line, you get to write whatever comes afterward. Length, genre, and structure are completely up to you. Feel free to modify the line as you see fit, adding punctuation, quotes, or other bits if so desired. No need to tie it to the picture, unless you want to.

Or for more of a challenge, change nothing. You have a week to write it, enjoy!

Include the first line of course! Tag it Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, First Line Fridays, and short fiction. Create a link (ping-back) to this post and add your link to Mister Linky below.

Your line for this week is:

“Someday, this will be over– only remembered like some half-felt and fading nightmare.

And you’ll look back on it with mixed feelings of relief and disbelief.”

“Enough of that Derik, I am feeling starved and you’re making jokes. If it weren’t for Annabel’s wedding in the fall, I would never torture myself with this impossible diet. But I don’t want to attend my best friend’s wedding looking like I still am seven month pregnant!”

“As I said, your crazy diet will be over after the wedding”

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First Line Friday: April 24th, 2020

Dylan Hughes is the host of First Line Friday

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It is First Line Friday! Welcome and let’s get writing.

Your line for this week is:

Was that a knock?

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Was that a knock? It was strange. Who would be v knocking at the cottage door in the middle of the wilderness?

He put his food plate on the table and walked over to the door. Opening it a bit he looked outside. There was an old man dressed in strange clothes. ” Can I come in? I am looking for a kind soul to give me shelter and some food “

Gareth stepped aside. The man came in. He shared food and the roof with him. They had a little conversation and went to sleep.

When Gareth woke up the man was gone, but had left behind his knapsack. Gareth thought that he had stepped out for a while but when he hadn’t come back till nightfall, he took a peek into the knapsack. It had a bag of gold coins in it. There was a note written on a crumpled piece of paper.

“Thank you for trusting and feeding me. A little thank you for you”

A good deed never goes unrewarded!

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First Line Friday: March 27th, 2020

Dylan Hughes is the host of First Like Friday

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It is First Line Friday! Welcome and let’s get writing.

Your line for this week is:

Most spoke of the low but omnipresent rumble of water or its dulcet lap against a hull, but that was not how he missed the sea.

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Most spoke of the low but omnipresent rumble of water or its dulcet lap against a hull, but that was not how he missed the sea, to him sea was home. He had long ago forgotten his original home. The one where he was born and lived with his parents and siblings before he joined the navy. It seemed a lifetime ago. After thirty-five years in navy, and another fifteen as the captain of a cruise ship, he could not even visualize living on land. But this was now going to be his future. He was retiring and the little hut he had bought would be his home now. He was glad that it was near the coast, not far from the rolling and roaring sea waves.

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First Line Friday: February 28th, 2019

Dylan Hughes is the host of First Line Friday

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It is First Line Friday! Welcome and let’s get writing.

Your line for this week is:

Everyone breathed easier at the first signs of spring.

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Everyone breathed easier at the first signs of spring. The creatures and the plant life all were ready for the new cycle of life to start. It was a hard and long winter this year and it was with a lot of jubilation that coming of spring was greeted with!

Snowdrops pushed through the hard soil bravely and were happy to see that the forest trees were turning green with tiny buds. Birds and animals alike were overcome with the joy of the new season!

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First Line Friday: December 20th, 2019

Dylan Hughes is the host of First Line Friday

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It is First Line Friday! Welcome and let’s get writing.

Your line for this week is:

“That is the ugliest sweater I have ever seen.” 

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“That is the ugliest sweater I have ever seen,” the comment accompanied by a shrill laugh told her before she turned around, who had uttered this nasty remark. It had to be her cousin Meena! They were almost the same age and had grown up virtually like sisters. And just like some real sisters, Meena had shown her jealousy towards her ever since they had turned into adults.

But today she, Millie has the upper hand. She smiled a sweet smile and said “I will tell your mother, aunt Mel, that you liked this gift from her so much that you want one just like it “

And walked away before Meena could come back with a smart rejoinder.

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First Line Friday: December 6th, 2019 – Lucky escape

Dylan Hughes is the host of first line Friday.

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It is First Line Friday! Welcome and let’s get writing.

Your line for this week is:

A crack like a gunshot pierced the frozen air and the ice broke. 

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A crack like a gunshot pierced the frozen air and the ice broke. The skier looked apprehensively towards the peaks above her. All of her worst fears were confirmed. A huge plume of the snowy white stream was in the air and under it, hurling rapidly was the snow avalanche.

She zigged zagged trying to build up the speed and also to steer away from the path of the avalanche. The frozen lake lay directly ahead and she started praying that she would cross it before the surface of the lake was struck by the weight of the snow hurtling towards it. Who knew if it would hold or break under the weight of the tones of snow. Freezing to death in the water of the lake was even worse than being buried under an enormous amount of snow. She maneuvered herself towards the right bank of the lake and just made it out of the way of the snow, as the avalanche buried everything just to her left.

She was indeed very lucky to be alive to tell the story of her escape from the avalanche.

~*~

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First Line Fridays -Lucky escape

Dylan Hughes is the host of First line Friday

It is First Line Friday! Welcome and let’s get writing.

Include the first line of course!

Your line for this week is:

Eden saw doubt in their trembling smiles, they never expected her to recover. It was really a miracle. A fall from the long winding staircase and taking multiple tumbles, she had landed at the bottom of the steps in an unconscious heap. The doctor was summoned for a check up. He wanted to keep her under observation for a night in the hospital. But Sophie insisted that she was okay and requested for a discharge. As soon as she was able to, she’s walked out of the hospital and disappeared into the night.

She had to disappear to survive. Otherwise they would try to kill her again.

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