42 Words- Sports

Deb Whitman is the host of 42 Words

SPORTS

Wow, what an immense topic, its bigger than the olympic stadium, its bigger than the one that got away, it’s bigger than armchair wrestling at the local nursing home.

You can go anywhere you like with this one, playing a sport, watching a sport, inventing a sport, being a good sport, sporting a new beard, sports cars,  crocheting your team’s sports beanies, or even your local sports day.  You can catch the ball, toss down the bails and score the home run but remember there is a very specific limit here … 42 words and then your time is up.

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I loved playing cricket. One day, I badly twisted and broke a meniscus in my right knee. It needed a couple of surgeries to fix. Now, I watch cricket at home, in front of a tv. No more playing on the field.

42 Words

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JusJoJan January 26 2021 – Shutter

Linda is the host of JusJoJan

The shutter clicked and an image captured forever

So many photographs stored over the years

Reminders of happy and interesting moments of life

In today’s busy life we have cameras handy to take pictures

But seldom time to go through these hundreds of shots

Thanks to social media sites like Facebook to remind us

With a picture taken a year or 5 ago with many likes

Popping up in the feed makes us remember that moment in time

Still, the camera shutter is clicking and pictures being captured

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 32

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 you; what emotion; feeling; memory or whatever it may be – what does it arouse in you and to share it that with others.

Our Week 32 picture is pretty much what it shows. An old derelict piano in the snow. If I remember correctly, Lynn snapped the picture near the hamlet of Washago.

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Wanna hear some cool tunes

Tunes that’ll warm up your heart

Make your feet tap and get you movin’

I want my music to be chillin’ relaxin’

But this I think is too much, my piano is snowed over

Let me try to make some cold music anyway

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Sunday Writing Prompt – Driving – 24th January

Michael is the host of Sunday Writing Prompt this week

This week write about driving.

It could be to drive somewhere, – the shops, church, on holiday the movies; learning to drive, driving your kids places, having kids they might at times drive you up the wall.

Go have fun with the prompt 

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Learning to drive was a long process for me. It started when I was 16 but stopped as I was too nervous to drive. Then I learned when I was a young mother and had to do the school run.

It took me a long time to get comfortable driving. For one thing, we usually had a driver which was a perk of my husband’s job. Secondly, I used to get stressed out while driving, and thirdly, driving in Lahore is no walk in the park.

Just to give you an idea, sometimes the traffic here looks like this;

Well, I eventually got used to driving and now I can drive from point A to point B. But it still isn’t my favorite activity.

Though there is one thing I love about driving, listening to my favorite tracks while driving.

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Blogging Insights- Talking to aliens 👽 # 64

Tanya is the host of Blogging Insights

TODAY’S QUESTION 

How would you describe blogging to someone who has never heard of it before?

First of all, I wouldn’t have to turn any stones to find someone who hasn’t heard of Blogging. In my country, Blogging is not all that popular. Even the educated people aren’t that much into blogs and blogging.

Since everyone, including the semi-literate people, know of Facebook, I would explain Blogging to them as;

Blogging is a form of social media, like Facebook. We write what we think, feel, and want to express on our blogs in the form of a post. We sometimes add photos, images, or videos in these posts as well.

The purpose of a blog is to give us a platform to write whatever we want to write. It gives us the freedom of expressing our thoughts and ideas. We can tell stories, write poems, or bare our innermost emotions and fears in our blog. It is our place to write whatever we want.

We also have the option to publish our blog for others to see or we can keep it private so that only we can read it.

Basically, it’s like keeping a journal, which can share with other people or keep it private!

I hope a person who doesn’t know anything about a blog, gets a clear idea of what a blog is from this post.

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JusJoJan January 25- Specs

Linda is the host of JusJoJan

“You need specs the optometrist told me kindly. “I knew it I said, but people didn’t listen to me!” I was validated at last. All the blurred images and muddled words now made perfect sense.

I tried on different pairs and finally chose a cat-eyes shaped one. I thought it was trendy and cool. But other sixth graders thought it was hilarious. They called me different names, four eyes being one of them. But I liked my specs. I seldom broke a pair during my school life and was happy wearing them while I was awake.

By the time I was in college and close to turning 18, I heard about contact lenses. Now I wanted those desperately. I lost interest in my specs and began to pester my father to get me contact lenses. Finally when I started med-school, I got my wish.

Nowadays, I wear just my glasses for reading only. I got cataract surgery a few years back and now my vision is almost 20/20. It felt so strange not to wear specs first thing in the morning. Sometimes out of long ingrained habit, I still reach for my non-existent specs on waking up!

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What do you see # 66 – January 25 2021

Today is Monday. Welcome back to another prompt.

Rules;

You can write a post on your blog and create a pingback to link to the original post.

Write an original story, poem or a caption.

There is no limit to words or format but keep it family-friendly.

If you post a response before next Sunday, I will be able to add it to my roundup post.

I will do a round-up next Sunday before the next Prompt is posted.

It is always helpful if you can give your post/story/poem a title.

Please tag your responses with #Whatdoyousee

Or

#WDYS

Does this picture inspire you to write something?

Image credit; Teslariu Mehai @ Unsplash

( For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a person wearing a paper-bag over their head. Words ” Photo shop” are written by hand on the bag)

Waiting eagerly for your responses.

Thanking you all for joining this prompt.

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What do you see # 65 – A Roundup

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Here it hangs

The words and the message inside

Unknown and still a mystery

I think of opening it several times a day

But then I will know, and there will be no mystery

So I let it hang here, tantalizing me

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Thank you to all these wonderful people who participated in this weeks prompt. Please click on their links to read their posts.

Reena; Enveloped thoughts

Chris Hall; Purple prose

Michnavs; Vessels of love

Susi; With love at stake

Sara; The final gift

Jules; So close yet so far

Eugenia; The aura of love

Radhika; Scarlet love

Jude; Red shades of emotions

Books and Bonsai; What do you see # 65

Kittysverses; Unspoken words

Samita; A token of gratitude

Di; What do you see # 65

Pallavi; Stockholm syndrome

Sangeetha; Unsung

Pratibha; Stories

Happy Soul; As memories unfold

Jeff; A letter

Sammi ; Fight and flight

Punam; Frangible feelings

Suzette; The wax seal

Goutam; My words

Nelkumi; Dear me

Irma; The invitation

I will be posting next week’s challenge on next Monday at 12:00 am PST.

Thank you all once again for all your support.

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Weekend Quick Questions – Game

Rory is the host of Weekend Quickie

Are you more of a sarcastic or pleasant personality or alternatively a mixture of the two pending your mood of the day?

I’m mostly pleasant with people. Only when I am irritated at the stupidity of some people, I get sarcastic.

We live in a world of data, knowledge and information – but do we always have the right sort available at the right time?

Not always and not reliable every time even. But if you’re intelligent enough, you can usually get the right information after looking around. But always be sure to look at the source of the info and double-check it.

What are three of your favourite ‘go to’ websites [not blogs] for information or relaxation?

I Google ten times a day, from how to spell a word to getting info about something.

YouTube for music search. For listening to music, I use the YouTube music app. It is a wonderful place to find all sorts of music, many languages.

Unsplash for images. I also use Pixabay.

How lucky are you?

Very, thank God. I can appreciate the blessings I have been given.

What’s the best advice you have ever received from a friend?

I always remember my late father in law’s words;

Do your best and don’t worry about the results, the results are not in our control “. He advised me to be “CCL” meaning, Couldn’t Care Less about what others thought about me. I took his advice to overcome my extra sensitive nature.

You have five minutes to pack a bag with the absolute essentials to be away for a long weekend in an unknown location … what do you pack and why?

My phone and credit card. And of course my tons of medicines. The rest I can buy and if I have money.

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Thursday Inspo # 92 – Flowers

Paula is the host of Thursday Inspo

Alligator flowers

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration!

This week’s theme is flowers and the image is above. Here’s a snippet of song from Neil Diamond’s “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers.”

You don’t bring me flowers
You don’t sing me love songs
You hardly talk to me anymore
When I come through the door at the end of the day

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There was a bunch of wildflowers by the door

Tied with a blue ribbon, no card or name attached

She picked them and held them close to her heart

Every day, without fail these flowers appeared by her door

She could guess it was some who admired her secretly

And though she often tried to find out who it was

All her effort yielded no results, till one day

She caught sight of a man leaving the flowers

It was the homeless guy in the park she often helped

He wanted to show his gratitude or perhaps something more

But she never showed him that she knew it was him

This strange courtship continued for many months

One day he knocked and gave her the flowers himself

He was dressed well and now had a job as well

Now he could tell her how much he admired her

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