Writing Prompt # 32

The Prompt;

A day late and a dollar short, but…

the best way to cool off is…

From the shores of Wicket Lake,


Thanks for joining me for a weekly writing prompt!


The best way to cool off is…….

To take deep breaths, or count back from ten

Put your head in a bucket of cold water

Maybe you can chill yourself by listening to a favorite song

Break out into a dance routine following your best melody

Try everything to simmer down, and cool that heated brain

It always pays to wait before you erupt

The words which once leave your tongue

Can never ever be recalled

They are like wisps scattered in the wind

Way beyond your control


In response to;

Writing Prompt #32

A Prompt by Sarah Elizabeth Moore



Fandango’s Provocative Question #36


FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question.

For this week’s provocative question, I am asking about means and ends. I have often heard people say that “the end justifies the means.” Conversely, I’ve heard others say that “the means justifies the end.” So what about you?

Do you think the end or the means is more important? Explain.

My answer;

In an ideal world the means would be totally moral and justifiable. In this world, however they usually aren’t always so.

The law is twisted around to suit the purpose daily. We want results which are sometimes not achievable in a short space of time and so the rules are bent to get to the end quickly.

Is this good?

Not to my mind. It has set a precedent that law, and rules are a commodity to play with. This breeds a frame of mind which gradually overcomes our moral hesitation about breaking the law and we are drifting towards anarchy.

As Paula mentioned in her answer that breaking the door by the firemen to save life and property is permitted but to do so for personal gain is not. So in extreme conditions the rules can be bent or broken even but not as a routine practice. As an aside, the firemen are authorized by law to break down the doors!

A point in reference;

Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour … If at my convenience I might break them, what would be their worth?

Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
In conclusion, I would say that the law should be respected as much as possible. Shortcuts and detours are not going to take us to our destination quickly. They will send us to the wrong destination. A quagmire of moral dilemmas!

Fandango Provocative Question#36



Weekly Song Challenge Round 26

This is a new challenge and I’ve been tagged by Di of Pensitivity 101 in her post

This is Laura Lavent’s challenge, which you can find out more about by clicking below


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

Well, I like all sorts of music, so these are my choices

1. Post a video of a song about wickedness or evil.

Thriller by Michael Jackson

2. Post a video of a song from an animated Disney movie.

How far I’ll go

By Auliʻi Cravalho

From the movie;Moana

3. Post a video of a song that is spooky.


Ghost Busters from the movie Ghost 👻 busters.

Hope you enjoy these songs.



Despite the destruction around you

You show an enviable amount of courage

Even when circumstances are not fortuitous

Getting up again after falling down

Then again and again

How can I not be totally impressed

By your demeanor of reflecting wellbeing

And ignoring the shadows which try

To overwhelm your courage every time

I salute the mothers and their inordinate resolve

When they fight the battle all on their own.

A tribute to all the ( single) mothers out there who make me feel humble by their courage and determination.

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;






Word of the day Challenge;





Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge August 13-2019

The setting sun casts ever lengthening shadows

And as it move below the horizon they coalesce

Into endless darkness, taking over the landscape

Wait patiently till another day arrives

Bringing the bright light to chase away

All the gloom of the dark night

With hopes for a brand new day to start anew

The Prompt;

Today’s prompt: Use the words “endless” and “shadows” in a piece of writing

Happy writing!

In response to;

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge August 13-2019



Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #26


So now it’s time for this week’s Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. The image below is from Joe Roberts at DeviantArt.com.AA7EBB3D-D71F-4575-A894-CFADFA6CAEC8If this picture inspires you and you wish to participate, please write your post, use the tag #FFFC, and link back to this post.


Too many sci-fi movies has made me a bit soft in the head

I see space ships in the air and floating street lights

I now think we can travel anywhere in a tardis

Call on an unknown doctor to help sort the messes

That we are creating on our planet

We will be saved from an unpleasant fate

By a team of super heroes dressed in capes

Flying over our head and defeating the alien monsters

Completely lost the grip on reality when I open my cell

And say ” Beam me up Scotty😛


In response to:

Fandango Flash Fiction Challenge #26



One Liner Wednesday August 14- 2019

There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

This quote is by a woman who was a pioneer in her time. But we all can identify with this feeling. I do! How about you?

In response to;

One Liner Wednesday August 14- 2019

A Prompt by Linda G Hill

Rory Asks; Habitually Speaking

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Habitually Speaking  – 

What are three of your negative habits that you wish you could or are trying to lose or at least change for the better? 

Equally, what three positive habits could you introduce to your life to enhance it?

Over time, I have gotten rid of a lot of things that I didn’t like about my personality.

My negative habits;

1. I was and am still quite over sensitive. But with effort the intensity is decreasing. Being sensitive is good, because you can feel empathy with others. But have too much of it means that you get hurt easily. It is a curse for oneself and others. To not be the person around whom people have to be careful with what they say. So I am trying getting there.

2. I am not very active. Not the friend who is going to invite you to go on a long walk or a hike. I like sitting more than doing something physical. Though after my knee replacement surgery, I make sure to walk an hour daily, it still hasn’t become my instinctive go to habit.

3. I love eating. Food is my idea of a good time. Eating more than cooking it. This leads to problems with my weight and health. I am trying to teach myself to eat for living and not live for eating.

My positive habits;

1.I am a born optimist. I am programmed to look at the bright side of things than the negative one.

2. I like to be helpful. But sometimes I help people without asking. That is a negative in a few people‘s minds. I give advice, though trying not to give unsolicited advice nowadays.

3.I am knowledgeable about a lot of things. My primary subject was Medicine so I still have a lot of basic knowledge retained somewhere in my mind. I can diagnose and treat minor conditions. And know when the condition is minor and when it’s serious. I also like to read and gain knowledge on various fields of science.

In response to;

Habitually Speaking

A tag by ; Rory AKA Bloke



Twittering Tales #149 – 13 August 2019

A final note: if you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at charactercountonline.com.


Photo by Wal_172619 @ picabay.com

The long line of taxis outside the airport was a familiar sight for John. It meant he was home at last. Ah! Home after ten long years away. Now to get into one of those taxis to get to his hotel.

Character count; 196

In response to;

Twittering Tales week #149

A Prompt by : Kat Myrman



The Spoiler!

Looking around the spacious hall, he felt that he had made the right choice for the venue. Today was his wedding day and he had wanted the reception in a place which could hold the large number of guests they had invited. His lady was one of the well known social figures and he himself was a leading business magnate. It would be a party to remember. But as karma would have it, the authorities were ready with a warrant for his arrest when they reached the venue. It happened that his business activities were not all legitimate.

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;






Word of the day Challenge;





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