Tale Weaver/Fairy Tale – #311 – How To Be A Prince Charming – January 21st

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver

You have been asked to contribute your thoughts to the yet to be published “Fairyland For Dummies” on what is required to be a Prince Charming.


How to be Prince Charming in easy steps;

• Be nice clean and presentable, not everyone can be handsome

• Oral and personal hygiene is very important, even if you are a royalty

• Learn to ride a horse and how to wear an armor

• You should be a good dancer

• Impeccable manners are a must

• Remember she is a delicate beauty in need of your chivalry

• Pick up that glass slipper, and don’t, ever lose it or drop it

• It’s okay to kiss her if she looks dead at first glance. She is just waiting for that.

These are a few tips to start with. The rest of the guidelines can be found in;

“Fairyland For Dummies”




Tale Weaver – #310 – Tired and Run Down – 14th January

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver

With a new year upon us and the stresses of 2020 behind us, (or are they), consider the new year and what it brings to us.

For many of us older folk, being tired and run down is often a daily event.


Normally , I wouldn’t admit to being tired and rundown!

Nopes, not at all I’d say even when I am. But today, or rather since yesterday I am feeling very much tired and rundown and grumpy too.

The reason is that I got what I wished for. That’s why it is dangerous to wish for things before one thinks them through. I was wishing that I could just stop eating so much and go back to my weight losing habits.

I suffer from these bouts of hyperacidity and stomach discomfort when I became careless of my intake of coffee, tea, and spices. That’s what happened to me and now I am not happy with my tummy.

I can’t have coffee or regular food. I am taking a bland diet and meds to deal with this episode. I’m hoping that there is some positive impact of this incident and I may have lost a couple of pounds. Hopefully!

So I am feeling out of sorts and tired. I hope this passes away soon.




Tale Weaver – #309 – 7th January – A Basket Case

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver

Write your response to the topic, “A Basket Case”.

Be it literal or just an exercise in imagination and creativity.


It’s not kind to call someone a basket case

You’re implying that they are in a bad state

Unable to cope and handle their own affairs

Rather than saying unkind things we should instead

Extend a helping hand accompanied with words of sympathy

Understanding that we all go through tough times

When stress and life itself overwhelms us

With its unexpected demands and complexities

And we all need a shoulder to rest our head on

And a sympathetic ear to listen when we share

All that has happened to undo our tight control

An act of kindness is a reward in itself, giving joy




Tale Weaver – #308 – New Beginnings and WQWWC # 5

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver

Today is New Years Eve. It’s been a tough year for so many around the world.

As the new year approaches, write about the “new beginnings” you would like to see in 2021.

New Beginnings




A new day, year, and decade

Though time is a continuous flow

We look at it through the clock and the calendar

Divided up into days, weeks, months and years

It doesn’t seems as daunting as one huge block of time

We all are starting this new year with sincere hope

That all that sickness, depression and trials of the last year

Are left behind in that year and don’t mar our new beginnings

Hoping and praying for a kinder and gentler new year for us all!




Tale Weaver – Gift – December 24th

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver

This week because it is Christmas Eve write about a gift you received or gave.

Or about being gifted in some way.

Have fun and a Merry Christmas to you all.


I think I am extremely lucky to have this gift

A gift of a caring heart, a gift of crying tears of sympathy

Of offering a hug and holding close a friend in need

Empty words without sincerity cannot comfort

So I think I am blessed to have an empathetic heart


I have included the following prompts in this post as well;

Cry, empty, hug






Tale Weaver – Badges – December 17th

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver

This week it’s all about badges.

What does the concept mean to you?

Do you wear a badge?

Is yours a badge of courage?

Do you wear one to celebrate your birthday?

Go where the prompt leads you.


You try your best

To be the best you can

The best daughter, the best sister

The best you can be as a wife or a mom

They do not hand out badges as a testament

To the success of your efforts, of trying so hard

At times, a thumbs-up sign, or ” you are the best”

Can lift your heart and console you for your hard work

But it is that feeling of satisfaction that you get

When you look back, that is better than a badge or even a medal




Tale Weaver/Fairy Tale – Fairies – 10th December and Sunday Writing prompt – 13th December – Confident: It was a sure thing.

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver

This week write about Fairies.

Do you see them as friendly, helpful, benevolent creatures or is your perception one of fairies as evil, malicious creatures.

Write about their personality, their good and bad traits.

Go where the prompt leads you and have fun.

I am also combining another prompts by Michael who is also the host of Sunday Writing Prompt this week!

This week write your response to the statement above.

What context will you use to illustrate your thoughts on this statement?


A fairy is fairly uncommon

So it was a surprise when

You though it was a sure thing

Come this way and I’ll show you

I know where they lived, you said

Eagerly I followed you full of anticipation

But I was so disappointed when I couldn’t see

What you claimed was right in front

Years later I came to know that

You had special connection to them

You were the only one who believed

Implicitly, never a doubt in your mind

Magic happens only for those who believe





Tale Weaver – #304 – Barriers – December 3rd

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver

This week’s Tale Weaver is about ‘barriers’.

What barriers exist in your life?

Are they barriers that can be overcome?

Compose a story that reflects your response to this word.



You cannot go any further

This is your limit and not an inch more

More often than not, the society we live in or our culture imposes these barriers and expects us to conform. But what is even worse is when we put these limits on ourselves.

Often we can break the barriers imposed upon us by our society or culture as a challenge to ourselves. But we don’t or won’t break the limits we imposed on ourselves because we THINK we cannot do it.

The fact that we are what we think we are comes into play in this situation. We convince ourselves that this task or achievement is way above our skills and then give up. Self-belief is essential to break out of this thinking. Be convinced that you CAN do it and you’ll see that it wasn’t all that difficult.

Go ahead and break those barriers and cross the finish line!




Tale Weaver – #303 – Confusion – November 26th

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver

The prompt;

This week consider the notion of ‘confusion’.

What does it mean to you?

It’s not hard to be confused about any number of things.


Confusion seems to be a constant in my life these days. A bit more to do than usual and I am confused. It could be a result of overthinking simple things or maybe because I feel overwhelmed.

I have learned a few tricks to calm the turbulence in my mind;

Break the task at hand into smaller tasks;

This makes things simple and easy to execute. It also has the beneficial effect of making the job at hand appear smaller.

Take a break and do something else for a while;

Again this method quietens the mind and eases the confusion by removing the stress of getting things done now and getting them done perfectly.

If the confusion is overwhelming, postpone the chore for another day;

This is usually my last choice but when the need arises, I have come to accept my limitations and put that task to do another day.

Confusion can be a result of overloading our minds with too much information. We can handle this if we give ourselves some breathing room.

What makes you confused?

Please share your thoughts in the comments.



Tale Weaver – #302 – Beginnings – November 19th

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver

The prompt;

This week write about the word ‘beginnings’. Maybe it’s starting a new job, moving to a new town, a new relationship, an old relationship that you reviving.

Most people don’t like too much change but sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and go with it.

Go where the prompt leads you and have fun.


As I open my eyes for the first time each morning

I feel excited to begin a brand new day

A day where I have yet to make any mistakes

Or blunder blindly into something not my concern

A day where I can be as good and wise as I’d like

Or kind and helpful as I always want to be

A new beginning gifted with each new day

A gift to redo and start all over again!