Tale Weaver – #252 – Making Sense of Nonsense – jodhoeing

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver.

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The card games was not going well. Rob was short of Jack of diamond, that he needed to win the pot of $ 5 K. He kept on discarding his cards in hope of getting the card he wanted. “What are you up to, Rob” His opponent asked irritated.

“I’m jodhoeing, if you must know”

“And what’s that supposed to mean”

” I am looking for Jack of diamond, if you must know” Rob admitted in frustration.

” You are an ass who doesn’t know how to play, the first card that I discarded was Jack of diamond. At least you can pay attention to the cards!”


The challenge;

This week is a nonsense week and your task is to make up a story/poem in which you explore what you think the word means.

There is no ‘right’ answer but rather an exercise in using your creativity to create a believable tale.



MLMM- Tale Weaver – #251 – Jobs – 28th November

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver.


“It’s an easy job!”

“Just grab a paper and write whatever comes to your mind”

I stare at this command. It’s not easy to just write, I think.

For some people, writing may come as easily as opening a tap

But for the rest of us, we have to work at gathering our ideas and translating our thoughts into words. Sometimes if the topic resonates with us, the writing of ideas comes smoothly but anything that needs research takes a lot of time.

“If you want me to write”, I say, “then you will have to give me time. Enough time to compose something that is worth reading and publishing. I just don’t want to put random words on paper, I want them to make sense. I want my words to have an impact, to carry some weight”, I explain.

It is essential that I make it clear that if I write, it has to be up to a standard.

“Anyway, the job is yours. You just do the best that you can. I have full confidence in your ability”

I accept this new commission, albeit reluctantly.

And that was the dialogue I had with myself when I started my blog!

Blogging is not a job, not in the traditional sense but it still is something I do daily, following my self established schedule and trying to put out the best content that I can.

Hope it’s up to the mark!

The challenge;

This week write about your response to the notion of a job be it a real one or a job you’d love to have or however the prompt appeals to you.



MLMM- Tale Weaver – # 250 – Cup of Coffee – 21st November

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver.


Taking a cup of coffee I walked carefully as not to spill it anywhere. As usual I had filled it to the brim. My OCD kicking in as always. Things have to be a certain way for me. Not in everything but somethings have to be done in a way that I like them to be.

Carefully I placed the cup of coffee on the table and grabbed my iPad to check on my blog. So engrossed I became in the blog that I forgot all about my coffee. It sat there getting cold. As I looked up I saw now almost chilled coffee and thought about getting up to get a fresh cup. But then the blog called me again and I just downed the cold coffee in one long gulp.

Putting my cup down I wondered for a moment that I was so particular about getting my coffee just the way I like it and then practically ruined it by neglecting it. Is this true for our life too?

We get so worked up about the things we want in life, how we want them and when we want them. But once we get them, we often ignore the hard-won prize! It is there. It is done, accomplished. Now we look something else to see our sights upon. When will enough be enough? When will we stop and enjoy all that we have worked hard for? Or we will spend all our lives in quests after quests, just living for the next goal?

As someone wise said to stop and smell the roses. We should take a break and enjoy what we have achieved in life. We should re-assess the goals we have set for our life so that we don’t die with the regret that we didn’t get to enjoy all that we had worked so hard for.

Take a break and have a hot cup of coffee!

The Prompt;

This week create a story in which the word ‘cup’ features. What associations do you have with it?



MLMM- Tale Weaver # 249 – Holiday – 14th November

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver.



Pack your bags and take a break

A holiday is long overdue so let’s plan

Book a flight and the accommodation

But first, decide where to go

Should it be a secluded getaway

Deep in the mountains, a hut

Away from the crowd, just you and me

Or should we head for an island

Relaxing on the sandy beach getting a tan

Do you fancy a trip to explore the historic sites

Taking our hardhats, torches and ancient maps

Why not go on a shopping extravaganza someplace

Posh and trendy, where we can satisfy our aesthetic senses

The choices are too many and decision hard to make

We will go next year, right now I need a break

All this thinking and planning is hard work

I am going to take a nap in the lounge


The Challenge;

This week some good friends are heading off on a holiday through Europe.

So our task is to write a holiday story. It could be a past holiday, a present holiday or even a dream holiday to some place or location you dream about visiting.

Go where the prompt takes you and have fun.

Please link your response using the linking tool below.

Tale Weaver #248 – At the Bottom of the Garden – 7th November

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver.


At the bottom of the garden reside all my friends

No one but I can see them but not to worry

They are as real as you and me just different

They aren’t creatures of this material world you see

Not made of flesh and bone but of my imagination

Their gossamer wings shimmer in the light

Rainbow colors and starlit brightness

I weave stories around them in my mind

And go on adventures far and wide

At the bottom of the garden live my friends

Let’s go together so I can introduce you to them


The Challenge;

We haven’t had a fairy tale prompt for a while so today is the day.

What stories and or images does the title “At the bottom of the garden” conjure up for you?



MLMM- Tale Weaver – #247 – Caught – 31st October

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver.


I am caught between a rock and a hard place

Neither can I move ahead nor go back to the beginning

Why are decisions so difficult to make even when you know

What you want and what you like, the options are never easy

Maybe I will decide on the toss of a coin as it will have the

Same chances of being right or going wrong, I guess

Or maybe I will pray for Divine guidance from the higher power

Hanging on the horns of dilemma, I look for a solution all around




The Prompt;

This week explore the concept of ‘caught’.

You can be caught out, catch something, caught between two worlds, caught up, we can say we caught the flu, a cold, an unwanted malady, we caught the train or bus or a flight.

Write about what this word conjures up for you. Have fun and link your response using the link below.

MLMM- Tale Weaver # 246 – Eternity – 24 October 2019

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver.



It seemed an eternity has passed and I am still standing here

Waiting for you, waiting to catch a glimpse of your face in the crowd

Each second passes like an eon and yet here I am standing waiting

I wonder why I haven’t shriveled away to dust a long time ago

No mortal lives for eternity, the time I have stood here and waited

Death has taken you away forever otherwise I am sure that you

Would have returned at least once to show me your beloved face

‘Cause you know I will wait here till eternity till I could see you again



The Prompt;

This week consider the concept of eternity. It doesn’t always refer to the next life. Sometimes waiting for the doctor can seem like an eternity….so any long wait can leave us frustrated and thinking we’ll never get seen to.

Go where the word takes you, and have fun.

Please link your responses using the linking tool below.

MLMM- Tale Weaver – #245 – 17th October – Shopping

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver.


I love shopping.

When I do grocery shopping, it eases my conscience that whatever I am buying is the necessity and not wasteful. So I do it with gusto. But even buying grocery I usually get too much stuff and then realize this when I am back home and sorting it out.

And if we talk about the good stuff like makeup or shoes or maybe bags, I behave like a child in a candy store. It’s such a bad habit and I am trying to break it. But since I am an impulsive person by nature, I buy a lot of things at a moment’s decision and then I have plenty of time to regret this move.

But having said that, I firmly believe in retail therapy. There is nothing like a shopping trip to get rid of the blues. Even if one does not get a lot of things, the mere act of going to the mall, seeing happy people and children there is enough to lift the mood. A nice cup of coffee and maybe a little something for yourself or your SO makes your day.

So, yeah, you can say that I enjoy shopping and find excuses to go to the mall to shop.

On the other hand, my husband is the exact opposite. He would rather not go shopping at all. Before everything was available online, I would shop for most of his stuff. I still do it but mostly online. The only thing that he buys himself is his shoes. He likes to try them on before buying them. For him, a shopping trip means going to one store only and then he is done. No going to different shops for him or browsing in stores. Well, I guess opposites attract. So that’s why we fit comfortably into each other’s lives.


The Prompt;

We either love it or loath it.


A necessary evil or a joyous blessing.

Write your response to ‘shopping’ be it good or bad. Go where the prompt takes you and have fun.

Please link your responses using the linking tool below.



Tale Weaver – #244 – A Solitary Figure – 10th October.

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver.


All alone

Standing there

And waiting for someone

Or waiting for life to happen

Some of us spend too much time

Isolated and cut off from the crowd

Alone, in solitude and apart from others

We think that it is our choice

We feel we should have the right

To shun human company if we desire


Humans need other human contact

We need love and sharing of our lives

We thrive both physically and mentally

When we are in company of like minded people

No one should choose a solitary existence voluntarily

And if

It is a product of circumstances,

Do try to work out a solution

Because in loneliness we suffer

In isolation we falter and lose our identity

And when

You see someone who has chosen a lone existence

Be there for them because they need you,

Even if they do not realize it yet


This post/ poem expresses my views about loneliness and a solitary existence. I have seen the damage it can do.

The Prompt;

This week the image and wording can apply to any man, woman, object, figure whatever your imagination suggests to you.

Why is your figure solitary? Is it by choice or something imposed on the figure?



MLMM-Tale Weaver – #243 – Dreams For Sale – 3rd October.

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver



Dreams for sale

Brightly wrapped and packaged in all hues of the rainbow

These dreams are for sale

Dreams for success and dreams for riches

The vision for a future brightly lit

Everyone is paddling them to us

Selling the idea of getting wealthy

For an eternal life with robust health

I wish someone sold the dream of everlasting peace

A image of the humanity living in harmony

I wish they would full our hearts and mind with the lust

Not for money and power but for love and hope

I wish……….






The prompt;

This week consider the notion of “For Sale”.

Is it a house sale?

Street sale?

Market sale?

Where does this subject lead you?

Go where the prompt leads you and please link your response using the linking tool below.