Sunday Writing Prompt – 11th October – A Change of Season

Michael is the host of Sunday Writing Prompt this week

This week write your response to what a change of season means to you. In the south its about the arrival of spring and the approach of summer, In the north its about autumn and the coming of winter.

It heralds the arrival of daylight saving for some and the end to it for others.

Do you welcome one season over another?

~*~*~

The time when it starts to cool down and days get longer

I love the anticipation that another season is making its appearance

Autumn arrives with colorful foliage and bare branches

And I start looking forward with keen anticipation

Towards another change in the season, it’s the time to welcome winter

For me, the excitement of change is greater than the change itself

The fun of looking forward to throwing off the mental of

One season and donning that of another excites my childlike fascination

So when winter gives way to spring or the spring to summer

I am always ready to welcome the new season with a smile

~*~*~*~

#Keepitalive

#SundayWritingPrompt

Sunday Writing Prompt – 13th September – Cards

Michael is the host of Sunday Writing Prompt this week

This week write your response in story or poetry form in which ‘cards’ of one form or another feature.
It doesn’t have to be limited to playing cards, it could card of any kind, credit cards, business cards, just go where the prompt sends you.

~*~*~*~

You play with the cards life has dealt you with

No use of crying over what was given to you at the start

But be assured that if you lack one thing, there is more of the other

There is a balance in each and everything that happens

We can spend our entire lives ruing what should have been

Or we can make of it what can be and what will be

~*~*~*~*~

#Keepitalive

#SundayWritingPrompt

Sunday Writing prompt – 6th September Choosing Your Context.

Michael is the host of Sunday Writing Prompt this week

This week an upgrade in this prompt:

There are two choices for you to make.

“I had the oddest feeling of elation/fear/apprehension as I entered the courtroom/restaurant/ghost train.”

~*~

Feeling apprehensive as I entered the restaurant

Glancing around I saw people in clusters with no masks

There was no special provision for social distancing

Eating and drinking and talking a dozen a minute

I looked at this animated crowd and made my excuses

Thanks for the invite to dine out but no thanks

I would feel much safer eating my sandwich alone at home

~*~

#Keepitalive

#SundayWritingPrompt

Sunday Writing Prompt – 30th August – Discovery

Michael is the host of Sunday Writing Prompt this week
IMG_0443

This week write about a discovery.

It could be one within your experience, something about yourself, discovering love and or heartbreak, a place or person you visited that exceeded expectations or a fantasy discovery

~*~

Discovering myself

Life is a journey of discovery

Being born totally clueless we start to learn

Step by baby step we gain the knowledge of living

Listening and understanding, then learning to say words

The school teaches us much more and yet we desire more

Knowledge that can be gained by higher studies or working experience

But this process of discovery should never stop

There are still a million things we need to find out

About the world and people around us and better still

We can explore our own selves and the mysteries hidden inside of us

Contrary to what we think, we really don’t know all about our potential

We can surprise ourselves if we plunge deep into our minds

And bring out the pearls of talent and wisdom hidden there

~*~

#Keepitalive

#SundayWritingPrompt

Sunday Writing Prompt – 2nd August – Choosing your Context

Michael is the host of Sunday Writing Prompt this week.

IMG_0430

From the statement below choose the word from the three given to create a story within its context. Compose your response in prose or poetic form.

A funny thing happened on the way to the;

kitchen/bedroom/laundry.

~*~

A funny thing to have happened on my to the bedroom

The walls bent out of shape and the door morphed into a hole

The light color of the ceiling became dark

My world was going crazy and I didn’t know

Had I arrived was I about to depart

I came to, after a while I think

Slumped on the floor near the bedroom door

It took me a while to figure out what happened

I had a fainting spell, my sugar level dropping

It did teach me an important lesson

When feeling a bit strange, just to stay put

Better check my blood glucose level first

Before venturing anywhere on my own

~*~

This is an actual account that happened a while ago. The purpose of this post is that we should be careful when we are feeling a bit strange or off-kilter. Heed the signals your body is sending!

I have also included Saturday Mix Prompt by Sarah ;

– dark and light (suffix “-ness” may be added)

– arrive and depart

#Keepitalive

#SaturdayMix

#SundayWritingPrompt

Sunday Writing prompt – Lockdown – July 26th

Michael is our host for Sunday Writing Prompt this week.

IMG_0426(1)

This week as we are all under some sort of lockdown, stay at home, shelter in place I invite you to write your thoughts at this time.

What are you doing to stay sane?

What would you like to be doing?

Your response can be your own story or simply a piece of fiction.

~*~

Lockdown to stay safe shouldn’t be such a hardship as it’s made out to be.

If the choice is to stay home for a while and stay healthy versus going out and about and run the risk of getting this disease, which is proving fatal for many, I would choose to stay put!

I do understand that it is;

Inconvenient

Limiting

Boring

Depressing

And it may mean going slightly bonkers with all the family cooped up in the house for weeks.

But looking at the alternative, I’d still choose lockdown.

There are many facilities that we can avail during this time;

Staying connected to work

Keeping in touch with family and friends

Benefiting from the lineup of thousands of movies and shows available for viewing

Shopping online

So for me, it’s a no-brainer!

Stay in and stay healthy.

~*~

#Keepitalive

#SundayWritingPrompt

Sunday Writing Prompt – Ode – 12th July

Michael is the host of Sunday Writing Prompt this week

ode

What is an ode?

a lyric poem, typically one in the form of an address to a particular subject, written in varied or irregular metre.

a classical poem of a kind originally meant to be sung.

For the purpose of this prompt consider your ode can be written as both poetry and prose.

Write an ode to something meaningful in your life.

~*~

What is the most important thing in my life

The free will given to me to choose my path

Do right or go wrong I have the freedom to make a decision

This is my test in life for I was given a mind to think

All my decisions are extremely important as a lot rests on them

The outcome depends on my choices and I am entrusted

With a great responsibility when I was given a free will

~*~

#Keepitalive

#SundayWritingPrompt

The Sunday Whirl- Wordle #463 & Sunday Writing Prompt “Fortune Teller”

B Warren is the host of The Sunday Whirl

~*~

She stepped in the dark room, keeping her panic at bay. She wanted to be here, to ask the question troubling her mind, yet she dreaded the answer. But might as well do it as she was here now! Taking a deep breath she held out her hand and gave the money to the fortune teller.

This crystal holds all the answers to your future”, said the man in the crazy hat as he took hold of Mandy’s hand.

“I see a cloud on the horizon”, he said in a deep voice. The future is challenging and demands sacrifices from you “

“What sort of sacrifice“, she asked in a low voice.

“You will have to do as I bid you so that I may help you overcome this curse,” the man said as he tried to steal a kiss.

Mandy pushed him back and shouted loudly, you creep! Get away from me. The crystal ball crashed to the floor and broke into many fragments. There was a strange perfume in the air and Mandy fainted as she inhaled it. The fortune-teller quickly moved to bind her hand and feet when a man entered the room.

“This is the last time that you’ve played your game, Marcus! I am arresting you for fraud and kidnapping. This young lady had agreed to expose you and was working for us

So be aware dear readers, most of the fortune-tellers are opportunists trying to hoax us!

~*~

Fortune Teller

For today’s prompt you are going to try your hand at fortune telling. Use whatever method you like. Make a prediction

Sunday Writing Prompt- Fortune Teller

~*~

#Keepitalive

#Wordle

#SundayWritingPrompt

Sunday Writing Prompt “Dark Night of the Soul”

Dark Night

Use the quote/concept for inspiration.

~*~

What a night it’s been

Tossing and turning

Awake and thinking

What is this magic of insomnia

That brings memories and reflections

That I thought were lost in the dust of yesterday

But they pop up in my mind in the wee hours

And torture my soul with things that went wrong

I repent, I lament

And I ask for forgiveness

From that person that I was in the past

And promise the person I’ll be tomorrow

To do better

To be better

To make better choices

And then I wait for the light of day to dispel

The ghosts of memories best forgotten

In response to;

Sunday Writing Prompt- Dark night of the soul

~*~

#Keepitalive

#SundayWritingPrompt

Sunday Writing Prompt “Guardian”

free dragons wallpapers New 20 Free and Stunning Dragon Wallpaper Collection GraphicLoads This Year

~*~

Taking a deep breath, the dwarf opened his mouth wide and started to dig the tunnel, eating the dirt at a great speed and tunneling deep. He was soon hitting the other side of the moat. Now to woo or trick the guardian into believing that he was the good guy. He gingerly approached the one-eyed giant snoring at the castle gate.

“Who goes there? “Said the giant as he smelled the dwarf.

“It is I, the keeper of treasure trove”, said Hookum in his best good guy voice.

“Keeper of treasure trove? I don’t know of any such character” said the giant suspiciously.

“I was appointed by the new king to guard the royal treasure. I just need the key to the gate so I can do my job”

As everyone knows that giants, especially the one-eyed ones are a bit simple-minded so the giant took Hookum at his word and handed the key to him.

The next morning the giant was fired with disgrace from his job. The dwarf had made away with most of the royal treasure.

The guardian was hoodwinked so easily. The king needed to find someone smarter to be the guardian!

~*~

#Keepitalive

#SundayWritingPrompt

For this week’s prompt we are going fantasy. Generally we write from the perspective of the hero, the villain, or the damsel in distress but for this week’s prompt I want you to write from the perspective of a “guardian”. Generally heroes on quests go traipsing into places where they are not welcome and take various items with which to complete or fund their quests. Occasionally the guardian is willing to part with an item once they have tested the heroes credentials/integrity but sometimes the hero pulls a smash and grab. Your guardian can be nobel, helpful, sage-like, they can be greedy, vindictive, and cruel, you could even go with a comedic perspective (ex: the guardian perceives the hero as a thief and reports them to local authorities for robbery). The choice is yours!

In response to;

Sunday Writing Prompt-Guardian