Crimson Creative Challenge #45- Windmills

Crispina is the host of Crimson Creative Challenge #45




Windmills in my head

Blowing the air in my hair this way and that

Wild ideas seldom making sense

But I am riding on my imaginary stead

Recklessly through the bush and bramble

Dislodging the fact and stories alike

Like husk falling from the grain

No need to lay thoughts sunder

I am sure to scatter them all across the table

Hey, wait a nebulous idea has just been born

In this jumbled up brain of mine

The fissures running through the reality

Bring the fascinating new thought to fore

I love when my mind goes on a bender

That’s when I get the best of my ideas

In addition to CCC I have included the following prompts in this post;

Your daily word Prompt;





Table, Husk, Hair



Word of the day Challenge;






Fandango’s Provocative Question #41


FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question.

This week I came upon a quote from Zadie Smith, an English novelist, essayist, and short-story writer.48F9BB42-DD80-4A1C-BEED-1D12CC1DB85E Here’s her quote:

“The past is always tense, the future perfect.”

So this week’s question is for you to discuss what you think about Zadie Smith’s quote. Do you believe that the past is always tense, the future perfect?

My response;

It is perfectly clear and right that our past shapes us into the humans we are today. There are many ways to look at the past and it usually depends on our personality type how we view the past.

The pessimist will find a lot of things to regret about the past. They will see every decision as a wrong one or a missed opportunity. While an optimist and a realist will see all the decisions, wrong or right as stepping stones to the place we are here today. We can see the past in retrospect and that can be regretful but hardly tense. Some people think that the past was perfect. But the past can only be perfect if you have a very selective memory and though some of our older generation are heard lamenting about the “good ol’ days” when things were so much better, they are mostly disregarding many painful and undesirable facts of the past.

Similarly the future can never be perfect even though we try to learn from our mistakes. There are unknown variables which intervene and the best laid plans go asunder!

And the fact that we learn from out past is also up for discussion. We usually don’t learn from our mistakes. That’s why we keep on making them through out our lives unless we make very marked changes to the way we think and react. A trusting type will keep on trusting people, and many of them the wrong type of people. Similarly the risk takers often take risks with their monies and other important aspects of life because they don’t even realize in most cases that they had made mistakes in the past.

The upshot of my thinking is that live in the present. Don’t make it tense, because it has the most propensity for making us stressed out. Let the past be because life doesn’t comes with an undo button. Have realistic expectations towards your future and if you’ve made mistakes in past, make a conscious effort to change how you think and react to avoid the same mistakes in future.

Thank you Fandango, a very interesting question and a thought provoking discussion as a result of it.



In Other Words -Repair

Patricia is the host of In Other Words.

Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay


Not every thing broken can be repaired

But make efforts to fix broken relationships

Never let it sit on your conscience that you could’ve

Done or said something to heal the rift

Render an apology or few words of understanding

The Prompt;

Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less
Use the picture and/or the word repair as inspiration



Thursday Photo Prompt- Murmur #Writephoto

Sue Vincent is the host of Thursday Photo Prompt


Welcome to this week’s writephoto prompt.

For visually challenged writers, the image shows dark clouds and bare trees against a fiery sunset, with a murmration of starlings creating a cloud of their own


A miraculous sight a lucky few witness

They move as one, these thousands of birds

A pattern even the most sophisticated equipment

Cannot predict with any firm logic

It is totally beyond what we know

But it just show us how the majestic nature

Can give the creatures of wild, the harmony

The coordination to move as one body

It reaffirms our faith in the Creators omnipotence




In the firelight

He garnered little twigs in a pile

Light up a fire to illuminate the site

Out here in the open there isn’t

A lamp to be lit, a bed to sleep in

Just him and his cat sitting in the autumn eve

A library book open to a dog eared page

Remembering the past with pain

Asking for clemency from his memories

What happened in the past never stays there

It haunts him in ways unimaginable

He is his own antagonist barring

Relief or solace from the guilt of past deeds

When will he forgive himself

So that others can do so too


In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;







Bed, Lamp, Cat

Word of the day Challenge;






MLMM- Photo Challenge #281- The rescue


– Google Images


Agonizing cries rend the air. The crew were working desperately to rescue the man trapped under the fallen tree who was close to being submerged in the raging currents of the rain swelled river. He had a fractured leg and was in agony whenever the torrents move it.

There was a big splash in the water. All the people turned to see what or who had jumped in. A man was standing on the bank and his dog was swimming towards the trapped man. “Sir your dog in in danger of being swept away in the flood”, the rescue team leader shouted to him. “Don’t worry, he is a trained rescue dog. He will support the victim while you arrange his extraction” And the presence of the dog calmed the man enough for extraction team to get him out to safety.

The Prompt;

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


If you are an artist or photographer, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.

You have 1 week to complete this challenge.

Please credit the artist!

When you’re done, TAG the post Photo Challenge and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie, and add your link to the Link Button. Also don’t forget to link to this post or copy your post’s URL into the comments. We can read your post sooner that way.

In response to;

MLMM- Photo Challenge #281




The Daily Four- Game 6

A Guy Called Bloke Banner Daily Four JPEG

Rory is the host of The Daily Four;

The Daily Four

Season 1 – Game 6

Question Fun Directory

Welcome to The Daily Four!

Today’s Questions to the Readers are….

What are you truly passionate about?

I am passionate about sharing my opinions with like minded people. To talk about philosophy of life. To make sure people follow the law and everyone should be treated with dignity and equality. And I am passionate about blogging too.

Have you ever experienced or suffered from writer’s block?

Not yet. Too many ideas running around my head. But I must give credit to all these wonderful people who give us daily and weekly prompts. Otherwise I may be looking around for ideas to write about.

Are you happy?

I am! Not fairytale, happily ever after sort but a contented and thank God for everything I have been given in life. Also very grateful for my optimistic personality.

Do you ever experience stress?

Hell no! Seriously you need to ask anyone this question and expect a negative reply? We all experience stress and almost daily. How we cope with it is what counts. Don’t let it get to the inner you to do permanent damage. Fend it off from the surface. Treat it as a temporary peskiness.



Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #32

FFFCWelcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from Tama66 at

Thomas looked around before closing up the door for the last time. He had spent all his life as in-charge of this post office. Now everything had changed. No one used his post office for sending off letters. No one dropped in to buy the newspaper or stamps. None of the oldies wanted to stop over for a chat anymore. It was a sign of change. Progress they called it. To him it was another sign of disconnect the society was facing these days!


The Prompt;

If this picture inspires you and you wish to participate, please write your post, use the tag #FFFC, and link back to this post.

In response to;

Fandango Flash Fiction Challenge # 32



One Liner is September 18-2019

Often the neglected part of our personality is the one we need the most!

It is truly in the time of a crisis that we know ourselves. We discover our hidden strengths and talents. So never give up without giving it your best try.

In response to;

One Liner Wednesday September 18-2019

A Prompt by Linda G Hill



Weekly Song Challenge #31

Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess has tagged me for this challenge.

Happy Monday, Folks!  Laura of “Lauravent69” and her series Weekly Song Challenge is climbing the charts to Round #31!


Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to this post.
Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.
Tag two people to participate!


1. Post a video of a song by a band with a number in their name.

One more night by Maroon 5

2. Post a song by a one-hit-wonder.

Seasons in the Sun by Tarry Jacks

3. Post a video of a song that has a number in lyrics and/or title.

Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams

I won’t tag anyone. The Challenge is open for whoever wants to do it.

Thanks Beckie once again for the tag.



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