Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Happiness

Eugenia is the host of Eugi’s Weekly Prompt

Ah, happy day, refuse to go!
Hang in the heavens forever so!
Forever in midafternoon,
Ah, happy day of happy June!

–Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford (1835–1921)

Your Weekly Prompt Happiness – June 24, 2021.

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People are running after a phantom they call happiness

They find it’s just an illusion when they try to grab it

It evaporates like a pleasant dream does when we wake up

So where do we find this precious commodity

It lives deep in our hearts, waiting for us to discover ourselves

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Crimson Creative Challenge # 137

Crispina is the host of Crimson Creative Challenge

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Remembering life by the graveyard

As I sit here under the shady tree

My mind drifts to those we have lost

To old age and illness, to disease and accidents

And I ponder upon the life I am living

What have I achieved and what is my purpose

Does my life matters or am I just a statistic

These thoughts have a purpose, an aim

As I want to be sure that my being here is not useless

Looking at these graves, I realize that

These people have gone long ago, probably forgotten

And so shall I, one day not very far

But maybe with my good deeds I can leave

Memories in the mind of those, who’s lives I’ve touched

I sit by this graveyard and ponder on life

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WritePhoto # Tree man

KL Caley is the host of WritePhoto

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

This week’s prompt is a post with a difference – our JUNE guest photo!

Tree Man – Image by Willowdot21

For visually challenged writers, the image a tree that has partly been carved to represent a man (or an ape I’m undecided).

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Now this is just perfect, nature thought 

Man who has been an enemy of the trees since beginning


Has been served with just the right stroke of fate


A man-tree or a tree-man


In both situations their survival will depend


On one looking after the welfare of the other


An ideal arrangement which will teach them the respect for each other

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Many thanks to Willow for contributing this very interesting photo. Thanks KL for the challenge.

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MLMM- Photo Challenge # 371

Nekneeraj is the host of Photo Challenge

– George Natsioulis

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

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I am a bystander 
Standing here at the edge of life
Seeing the world go by in a blur


I am waiting patiently
Standing and waiting for a break
A time when life would take a pause


I am watching
People driven by a frenzy beyond understanding
And I think that I would just


Be a bystander, wait and watch for a while longer

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 54

Glen is the host of LTPP

Art(including pictures and images)should evoke an emotional response in those who are viewing them. That’s why art can leave such a long-lasting and poignant imprint within the depths of our psyche

Your challenge or writing prompt is this:

  • what emotions or feelings get evoked or aroused in you when you look at this photograph taken by Lynn

Remember, the goal isn’t necessarily to tell me and others exactly what the picture is.

The creative goal for all of us is “what does the picture evoke in youwhat emotion; feeling; memory or whatever it may be – what does it arouse in you and to share it that with others.

This is a wintery picture taken a few years ago at Walters Falls, located about an hour away from us. The black/white photo captures the old sawmill and dam. The actual falls would be just at the front of the picture. In addition, there is a lovely country inn located just to the left of the pic.

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Memories captured in black and white 
Days of old, reminders of peaceful days
The time we were unencumbered with burdens
Carefree vacations spend with family, near and distant
My heart yearns for those bygone days of easy laughter
Sitting with my gramps and learning to be wise
Ah, those were days of simple pleasures and joys

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This picture took me back to the days when we all would get together at our grandparents’ house for holidays. We, cousins would laugh and play without a worry in the world. Our grandfather would give us his company, tell us incidents from his life and teach us words of wisdom.

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5 Things Tuesday- Ice breakers

Tanya is the host of 5 Things Tuesday

5 Things Tuesday — Icebreakers

We have been talking about food related topics here on 5things. This week I wanted to break the mould. Oh dear ! That’s another food related metaphor. I am afraid I can’t help myself. I simply love writing about food. 

This week’s topic is Icebreakers or Conversation starters. Which are your favourites?

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In a big get together;

How do you know the host/hostess?

In a wedding reception;

The hosts are not here as yet! Even they are late!

In a queue for cinema tickets;

Are you a big fan of superhero movies like me?

At a salon;

I love your haircut!

In a grocery store;

Please go ahead, I’m in no hurry!

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Weekly Prompts Challenge – Rear

Sue W is the host of this Challenge

“Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.” ~ Unknown

Our Weekend Photo Challenge here on Weekly Prompts is Rear

Rear – Bringing something/someone to maturity, back, backend, tail end, hindmost, backside.

This one lends itself to a number of possibilities, and as usual, anything goes, feel free to present the word in any form you wish, photos, stories, poems, or music. In the meantime, GC and I look forward to seeing your choices!

In response to;

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge

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I copied this prompt exactly two years ago. The saying was what drew me in. I meant to write a post in response to this challenge but life happened.

Now today I had some free time to go over my draft folder and this caught my eye.

And coincidentally, our new car got rear-ended today. Thankfully I wasn’t driving it and it is fully insured. But it’s a bother to get it repaired. The guy who hit it drove off in a big hurry. My driver wasn’t able to get the number either. A total lack of civil etiquettes.

The first step was to contact the insurance people. That done, now we will wait for them to act. As I said, it was a good thing that I wasn’t driving it. I had gone out earlier to have breakfast with two of my friends and drove myself after a week or so. We have two cars, one is automatic, that is gear free and the other is shift drive. I always get confused when I switch between the two. The one with gears has three paddles and you drive using both feet. The automatic is driven using only one foot. So I make hilarious mistakes when I shift between the two. But I don’t mind when my driver stares at me with concern, thinking that I’m sure to cause an accident the way I drive!

Anyway, here’s to wishing you all a good week ahead, free of hassles and misfortunes.

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Share Your World- June 21, 2021

Melanie is the host of SYW

QUESTIONS

What’s one question you wish more people asked you?

Not rhetorical question but with a genuine desire to know what I think and feel. I think we should ask this question to those we call friends and then listen to their answer. Sometimes with just asking them about it can fix a lot of issues.

Do you like eggs? What’s your favorite way to have them served? (Optional obviously, I know there are egg dislikers in the crowd)..

I’m no egg lover but if cooked just right, I like them scrambled. I think my semi-dislike for eggs stems from the days of following the Atkins diet. I had so many eggs that they lost their appeal for me. But I still won’t say no to creamy, buttery scrambled egg with a warm croissant.

Thoughts on scary movies? (not horror necessarily, but suspense or action/thrillers)

Suspense, if done right is a great watch. But cheesy horror movies are just a no-no for me. Even the ones with humor won’t have me buying a ticket to see them.

Do you believe in Karma?

Yes, I do. I have even seen it in action. The sight is not pretty and one often feels for those under it’s wrath. But it is a moment to learn. Don’t do to others What you don’t want happening to you!

GRATITUDE (as always optional)

At this moment, what you are most grateful for?

Life is good and uneventful these day. And for that I am thankful. Days when nothing bad happens are good days.

Thank you Melanie for always asking such interesting questions.

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Fandango Flash Fiction Challenge # 123 – Summer rain

Fandango is the host of Fandango Flash Fiction Challenge

Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.” The painting below is by artist Chin H. Shin.

For the visually challenged writer, the painting is of three women walking on an urban street holding umbrellas on a rainy night.

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Summer rain

Drizzling jewels from the sky


Glittering in the neon lights


Inviting us out for a stroll




Grab your umbrella and let’s go

See the world cleansed of all the grime

That accumulated in the days of summer heat



Walk about


And smell the wet earth


Fill your lungs with the sweet aroma of Petrichor

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