Fandango Friday Flashback/What was I thinking 🤔!

I write this post exactly one year ago, on 15th November 2018.

I am sharing it here today as a part of;

Fandango Friday Flashback.

Have you ever lost the thread and wondered aloud what was I thinking just now?

Is your mind like mine, jumping from one thought to another in a nanosecond, often unrelated to each other.

I would forget what I want to recall and it would pop-up in my thoughts after an interval, unbidden.

A song I heard a snatch of or a face I saw for a bit and now my brain is busy trying to work out what and who! And a day after tomorrow or yesterday past, it is all going to come back to me without an effort.

I have lost my keys or the password of my account, and no matter how hard I try to find it, I cannot. Even though when I had thought of the hiding place, I was thinking that it’s so easy, I won’t forget ever. Or that the password is extra secure but not difficult to remember at all.

Why does it seem so simple and gets so hard to control my thoughts and remember it all?

Have you ever lost the thread and wondered aloud, what was I thinking just now?

Let me know if that happens to you as well!

Waiting for your comments and feedback.





Crimson Creative Challenge # 53- Escape

Crispina is the host of Crimson Creative Challenge.



Standing on the pier I have the urgent desire

To step in my boat and sail far far away

To places unknown, leaving all the stress behind

To escape what threatens to destroy my peace

Can I find a safe harbor away from the storm

That I feel looming large on my horizon?




Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 113

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #113

Welcome to yet another brilliant week!

I’m still reeling under the magic of multiple responses to multiple prompt words. I’m more than happy to see the creativity that flowed in, encompassing the prompt words, and intermittent spaces being filled up with brilliance.

I can’t resist the temptation to repeat it at least once. So, here is a set of images. Choose one or more or all, and create magic once again.


I am using these two images for my poem.


Seal your lips with a pretty smile

Let no words of censure escape them

Stay quiet and bear all that is dealt to you

It is a women’s place to absorb all the abuse


As for me, you know I don’t see so well

My myopia makes it hard for me to discern

The harsh realities of life often escape my notice

I just try to look inwards and here I see no evil


The death of innocence and birth of cruelty comes together

One dies when the other is born out of human apathy

Staying quiet when it is time to speak up can do so much harm

Not seeing what is wrong right under our noses can destroy


Tear away this gag of silence and speak up your mind

Throw away these myopic blinds and see how wrong

The world has become when people are turning a blind eye

To all that injustice, hatred, and bloodshed going around us




MLMM- Photo Challenge # 289

Nekneeraj is the host of MLMM- Photo Challenge


– Jonas Peterson


I stand and look

The way is difficult

The climb is too steep

Should I turn back without trying

Give up without a struggle

I don’t think so

Not yet

I am not one to admit defeat without trying

I know I may fail

But I will give it my best try


The Challenge;

Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.




Pop of Positivity- Mellow Mood

Beckie is the creator of Pop of Positivity.

Welcome back to “POP!” Pop of Positivity! #8 


“What is “Pop!” – Pop of Positivity?”

“Pop of Positivity”   It’s based on one simple thing.  “Life doesn’t have to suck all the time.”  Let’s face it… There’s a Helluva lot of negativity in the real world, and it’s pretty hard to escape it.  I thought of this as a means to brighten up everyone’s day.  Taking time away from thinking about the negative and switch gears and think of the positive.  Perhaps,  we can all share some smiles along the way too.


The Theme for Week #8

Mellow Mood, What’s Mellow Mood?  It’s a quote that fits your current mood and a song that relaxes and chills you out.


My mood is contentment now! Being happy and peaceful with what I want.

Relax and count your blessings.

All the right ingredients for relaxing.


Walking on sunshine- Katrina and the waves

Enjoy. Relax. Be contented.



Daily Prompts- A mystery

The mysterious circle appears overnight

Nobody can say what or who made them

There are a lot of theories going around

Some say that the architect of these are aliens

Some think that they are formed by nature

The people with imagination have a wonderful time

Playing this theory and then the other

Our minds wrapped up in the image of UFOs

Landing in our field and demanding ransom

Holding out buddies hostage and threatening

To obliterate the human race if we don’t acquiesce

To their demands of complete surrender

Whatever the cause, it does intrigue the mind

How and who formed these circles?

In response to the following prompts;


Circle, Wraps, Buddy





Word of the day Challenge;







Blogging- Another WordPress issue!

Disappearing comment tabs.

The users of WordPress know that we are often hit with new glitches every other day on our blogging platform.

This issue came to my notices when a blogger friend commented on one of my posts that my recently published post had no option for commenting. I went and checked it and they were right. No comments tab was there at the bottom of the post. I fixed it after trying various ways and by a lucky chance hit on the correct way to do it.

The same issue happened a few times with other posts of mine. Sometime I would notice it myself and sometimes some kindly soul would point it out by commenting on another post.

But now I have seen more and more posts from other bloggers whom I follow where there is no comments option. I am almost 99% sure that it is not optional. It is another gift from our considerate WordPress team. They probably think that it is too much effort for us to write comments and then the blogger had to reply to them.

So if you notice that you haven’t received any comments on your post, please go and check.

How to fix it;

Open your post in the browser.

Go to the Post settings.

Click on more settings tab.

Here you will see that the comments and linkback enabling boxes are both unchecked.

Check both boxes by clicking on them.

Save the Post settings.

Go back to the Post to see if the comment b option is showing.

This fixes the company problem usually. If it doesn’t works contact the

” (un) Happiness Engineers”

And do check your posts after they are published. There are many posts where I couldn’t comment because of this issue.



Working on Us- Week# 23- Medication

Beckie is the host of this series on mental health– Working On Us

Hello, All! Welcome back to “Working on Us” – A series that represents people with mental health illnesses/disorders. 

Image result for pixabay medications


Help Break The Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

Question Prompt:

  1. When you first were diagnosed with your mental illness/disorder, did it take a while to get used to your medications that were prescribed to you?  If you answer the question, (YES), How did you feel initially?
  2. Depending on how long you have been on medication, how many times do you think it has been adjusted to make you feel stable?
  3. Have you ever had a bad reaction to medication?
  4. Have you ever suffered withdrawals from a certain type of medication, and if so… What type was it?
  5. Do you work closely with your doctor in regards to your medication intake?  (In other words, do you have a good relationship with your doctor?)
  6. Since your diagnosis, have you ever tried to not take medication and see if you can handle your symptoms of mental illness/disorders on your own?  If so, how did that work out for you?
  7. Tell us briefly how medication has affected your life?

Picture Prompt:

What do you see and how does it make you feel when you see this picture?


Image result for pixabay medications


 My response to the picture prompt;

Life hangs in limbo

A balance needs to be struck

These medications slow my mind

Makes it drowsy and it feels as if I am

Trudging through thick molasses when I try to think

Stopping the medications is not an option that I should consider

Learning to live with their various side-effects is where my well being lies

It is okay to feel a bit overwhelmed when starting the treatment because this is the way

To gain back the control that I need and want over my thoughts and reactions

It’s true that these prescriptions are digging a deep hole in my pocket

But nothing is more precious that my mental health, I know

So I bravely tackle both issues with steadfastness needed

Sticking with my regimen of medicines religiously

And not minding what it costs as long as I

Benefit and my health keeps on improving

My life is getting better because

I believe that it will



I have had episodes of depression like many people. I have never used any medications for it, but have friends and family members who are under medications for treating depression, anxiety and other mental issues, I have seen how it effects them and their thinking. Being steadfast in continuing the medications and believing in the therapy, brings positive results.



Thursday Photo Prompt – Glass # WritePhoto

Sue Vincent is the host of Thursday Photo Prompt.


Welcome to this week’s writephoto prompt.

Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose.

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a bay with clear, glassy water, reflecting bue sky and clouds. The bay is surrounded by green hills, one of which may be an island in the distance…


I see my future reflected in the glass like surface

The open vista reflecting the blue sky

Bright like my coming days are going to be

Calm waters and smooth surface free of turmoil

My hope is that life goes on without trouble

These child-like dreams and hopes I harbor

They say if you wish for something strongly

It may come your way as a gift from destiny




Daily Prompts- Tell the truth!

When you go to a doctor try to be as honest as you can. It doesn’t do to embellish the truth. Neither it is helpful to lie about your age. Lies are like a beehive, they flourish at a surprising rate. Once a seed of a misstatement is sown, it becomes a huge tree in no time at all. Don’t expect a miracle to happen if you are not upfront and totally honest with your doctor at the start.

In response to the following prompts;


Tree, Hive, Flourish





Word of the day Challenge;






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