MLMM;Tale Weaver #220- April 25/2019 — Coffee or Tea

Image: ©morpethroad

Michael of Morpethroad says;

This week I invite you to write about your morning. Many people write about the need for coffee/tea in the morning to get their day underway.

Do you have any such stories?

They can be anecdotal or you may use story to discuss your thoughts on this topic.

I will be keen to see where your imagination takes you.

Please limit your responses to 500 – 600 words and link your tale using the linking device below.

I love food, that is not a secret

But another craving I have too

I want a well brewed coffee to

Make a good start to my day

But my coffee doesn’t crave me

It rather that I stayed away

It is at war with my system

Gives me all sorts of issues to cope with

So we have arrived at a compromise

Once a day, I can have my coffee

The rest of the day it has to be “de-caf “

In response to;

Tale Weaver #220

April 25/10-Coffee or Tea

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MLMM—Photo Challenge #260

– Google Images

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

Alternatively,

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!

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Two dozen

They were all waiting eagerly in the enclosure. Two dozen of them. All on loan from their owners. They were to be cast as the main characters in a movie made solely with dogs as actors. After the Disney had made jungle book, and Lion King with animals only, a top notch producer had the idea of making a movie with dogs only. He had arranged the auditions for the dogs and had selected those he thought would be most suitable. Now the only problem remained was to find a good story!

Written in response to;

MLMM-Photo Challenge #260

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The Sunday whirl

Wordle400

The holiday home

The rays of sunlight were striking the glass window and creating a colorful rainbow design on the objects lying near it. The small house located near the beach was not in a good repair due to the damaging effects of the salty air of the sea. At its back was a small shack which was quite out of the sight, partly concealed behind one lone tree growing there.

A car was parked in the front which was painted a bright red, with wings in golden color painted on its sides. It was a powerful vehicle able to go long distances without much effort. At the outer limit of the house, a small distance from it a small spring was flowing, carrying crystal clear water, which was falling to a small pool, in a tiny waterfall along the ridge in the rocks, spraying and splashing cool water. It was an ideal place to relax. The perfect holiday home.

Written in response to;

Wordle 400

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Photo Challenge #259

Image found on Mindcore @ facebook

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

Alternatively,

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.

A cottage near the lake

It is standing all by itself

A cottage near the lake

The fields lush green spotted with dandelions

The water blue, as blue as it gets

The heart content and at peace

How I wish to occupy this cottage

And spend my days in tranquility

Only one thing causes concern

That too much quiet can cause boredom

Written in response to;

Photo Challenge #259

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Saturday Mix Mad about Metaphors March30/19

Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Mad About Metaphor, 30 March 2019!

This week we are dipping our toes into the pool of METAPHOR. Our challenge is all about the use of metaphor in our writing. You will need to use the metaphor provided in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Our metaphor this week is:

– Raining cats and dogs.

 

 

Thunder and lightning, followed by a deluge

The storm has brought a rain likes of which

We haven’t seen in quite a while

It’s raining cats and dogs you say

But the cloud move away after they have emptied

All the water they were carrying in their bowls

Written in response to;

Saturday Mix; Mad About Metaphors March 30/19

 

 

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Photo Challenge #254

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie

-Erik Johansson

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

Alternatively,

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.

Cross roads

It was the most important day of her life. That was the thought that was upper most in her mind. After graduating she was offered a job in the city. But the question remained whether to accept it or not was playing havoc with her mind. She loved her ma and pa and her siblings. She loved the life in this rural village and now she had to make a decision that may take her away from this quiet and ordered life and immerse her in the turmoil of city life. It felt to her that her world was turning upside down.

How was she going to leave her family to move to the city?

 

 

Written in response to;

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Photo challenge #254

 

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Tale Weaver #214; Curiosity

 

 

This week your challenge is the word “Curiosity”.

What does it mean to you?

It did apparently kill the cat.

Write your reflections, story, poem about what the word means to you.

Please link your responses using the linking tool below.

 

 

Curiosity is a gift that is valued by few

Most think that it is an intrusion unwelcome

The mind that is curious wants to know

It needs to unravel before it can make anew

Curbing this instinct, we do no favors

It is like closing the book before it is read

There are treasures to be found if looked

All around us are the clues to unlock

Waken up the mind to look with child-like wonder

The mysteries of the universe are there for taking

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Tale Weaver #214; Curiosity

Tale Weaver #213— Wall

Michael from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie has challenged us;

This week I am challenging you to write about a wall.

What images, ideas come to mind with the mention of something we contend with in every day life.

Some stop us going places, some are for our safety, some are guides to help us navigate situations.

Go where your thoughts go and have fun.

Please limit your responses to 500 – 600 words and link them using the linking tool below.

 

Behind the wall

When you look up, you can’t see above it

And it extends on both sides as far as the eye can see

It is a barrier to crossing to the other side

It is here to keep them there

Who

Is behind the wall

That needs to be kept separated

Why

Should there be a division

Between us and them, between haves and have-nots

The thing that needs to be understood

That nobody is paying and attention to

Is that the solution is in itself a problem

That walls come down and destroy its builders

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Wall

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Photo Challenge #253

Google Images

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

Alternatively,

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.

The little decorator

Oh, mummy! I hope you are not angry with me. I thought I would save you some money by decorating the walls of my bedroom myself. Do you like the beautiful pictures I have drawn on the walls. You see, I heard you talking to daddy that the money was tight, so I decided that instead of putting expensive wall paper we can make the room look pretty by painting these fairies on the wall.

Do you like my art, mummy?

Written in response to;

Photo Challenge #253

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First Line Fridays March 1st- 2019

It is First Line Friday! Welcome and let’s get writing.

Below, I give you the first line, and you all get to write the rest. This prompt alternates with Amanda’s Music Prompts, so make sure to check back next Friday for some musical inspiration.

I’ll provide the first line, you get to write whatever comes afterward. Length, genre, and structure are completely up to you. Feel free to modify the line as you see fit, adding punctuation, quotes, or other bits if so desired. No need to tie it to the picture, unless you want to.

Or for more of a challenge, change nothing. You have a week to write it, enjoy!

Include the first line of course! Tag it Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, First Line Fridays, and short fiction. Create a link (ping-back) to this post and add your link to Mister Linky below.

This day was summer when the sun shone, and biting winter when clouds overtook the sky, a tumultuous mix of seasons in the span of an afternoon. It was that sort of weather. The end of winter and early spring , whatever you called it. You could never be sure how to dress for going out. Not that it mattered much to Lisa today as she planned to stay in and work from home. Her little girl wasn’t feeling that well and had to stay home from school today. Luckily, Lisa had the option of working from home so she opted for it.

At midday, she was feeling the urge to step outside and Linda was feeling better too. So they decided to pack a picnic lunch and stroll over to the local park to enjoy the sun peeping through the clouds. Their outing was curtailed when the clouds came together and rain started falling. They rushed home but on the way, Linda slipped and fell on the wet pavement. Lisa picked up her little girl and hurried home. And a surprise awaited them at their front door. A basket was sitting on the porch, and nestling in it was the cutest kitten Linda had ever seen. A note attached to the basket said the her Aunt Jane had come, but finding no one at home, had left the kitten for them to find on their return.

Written in response to;

First Line Friday March 1st- 2019

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