Tale Weaver – In the Dark

Stephanie Colpron is the host of Tale Weaver

Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s Tale Weaver. 

A late post as I had to bring my son to his follow-up for his broken wrist. Everything seems to be healing nicely.

We rely on our senses so heavily on a daily basis. Like sight. 

So for today’s tale, I’d like you to write a story where a character has no sense of sight, or has lost it. Or maybe how it would feel to you if you did become blind. I’ve got spectacles myself but even though I can’t see too well without I’m not blind… so yes a story on a loss of senses, or the reclaiming of it… Your choice.

In summary

  • Go where the prompt takes you and have fun!
  • Prose, poetry, fable… please share your stories in whatever style works for you.
  • Keep your stories/quests/tales below 1000 words
  • Post it on your blog and tag it MLMM, Tale Weaver, Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie
  • Be sure to leave a pingback or a link so we (I) can read your contribution

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We take many things for granted! Sight is one of the senses that we rely heavily upon and think that we have this amazing ability for life.

But life throws many unexpected challenges our way. Recently, I had some trouble seeing clearly from my left eye and blamed it on the fact that after my cataract surgery, the lens capsule had a bit of calcification on it. I thought after a quick laser treatment, It would be back to normal.

But it didn’t. It needed more investigation.

After a detailed exam of my retina, I was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration. This is unsettling and worrying! I have an elderly maternal aunt who has almost lost sight of both eyes due to this disease.

Suddenly, I have learned to value my sight much more because I don’t know the prognosis of this disease. I am going to get another opinion about it and I hope that this doctor would give me some good news because the possibility of losing my sight is a frightening one.

At the same time, I realize how brave are those people who have always lived without this gift. I appreciate their courage very much.

PS; I saw the ophthalmologist today and she reassured me that things aren’t dire, as yet. I just need to keep an eye( pun not intended) on things and get regular check-ups. ( Relief 😅)

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Tale Weaver 23.09.21 – Fear

Stephanie Colpron is the host of Tale Weaver

Hello everyone and welcome to this Tale Weaver,

So today I’d like you to share a story of fear. Because whether we like it or not, we all have them. They sometimes shape us as much as our successes and failures, our relationships or our education… So what place does fear have in your life? Is there one specific fear you have conquered? Or one you just can’t confront? I’ve tried numerous times to confront my terror of heights; but every time I lose.

In summary

  • Go where the prompt takes you and have fun!
  • Prose, poetry, fable… please share your stories in whatever style works for you.
  • Keep your stories/quests/tales below 1000 words
  • Post it on your blog and tag it MLMM, Tale Weaver, Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie
  • Be sure to leave a pingback or a link so we (I) can read your contribution

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We fear what we don’t understand

Fear is the face of the unknown

It is all that we don’t understand

Apprehension of things that may come to pass

Experiences that we haven’t yet undergone

Once we face these uncertainties boldly

We can lay the specter of nameless fear to rest

“There’s nothing to fear but fear itself

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Crimson Creative Challenge – 140 & Tale Weaver- Climate change

Crispina is the host of Crimson Creative Challenge

Welcome to my weekly challenge—open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUN

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Silently they move in the foggy morning. The gentle wind causing the wind turbines to convert the energy of wind into electricity.

Stretching for miles, these silent structures dominate the landscape. People have finally realized that using fossil fuel was destroying the environment and deteriorating the climate to a level where it was becoming a threat to human survival.

Now the majority of the energy used is electrical, manufactured through wind turbines and solar panels. Cars are now only operated on electricity!

Humans have realized that climate change has to be stopped by taking drastic measures and by behaving responsibly.

At least I hope that they would one day and soon.

I’ve also written this in response to Tale Weaver- Climate change

Stephanie Colpron is the host of Tale Weaver 

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Tale Weaver – Soulmates

Stephanie Colpron is the host of Tale Weaver

So for today’s tale I’d like you to consider the concept of “soul mate” – it could be yours or your character’s if you decide to write a fiction: it might be a partner, spouse or a friend.

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What is a soulmate?

A soulmate can be a romantic partner or a friend or a sibling even. The connection is intangible but it’s very much there.

Someone who understands you without you telling them. Someone who will answer the question before you have asked it. Someone who will say what you were going to say at that exact moment.

I don’t think romance has much to do with this connection. We gravitate instinctively towards people with whom we feel this connection. People who share similar values and views. They become our best friends whatever relationship we have with them.

I say similar, not exactly the same. Luckily, I’ve had many such connections. My younger brother was one! I say was as he had lived in America for last 33-34 years and we’ve grown apart. But when we were growing up, we were so much in sync that it was amazing.

I’ve had a few childhood friends who are also on the same wavelength as me. That’s why that we have been friends since our school days. Almost 50 years.

With my husband, I have a yin-yang relationship. We compliment each other. On the important issues of life, we think similarly but on other things, we are wildly different. But we work together as a team.

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Tale Weaver- Sound of silence

Stephanie Colpron is the host of Tale Weaver

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to lose one of your senses? Or have you even experienced it? 

Today I invite you to write a tale from the perspective of someone who has lost the sense of hearing. All they hear now is “the sound of silence” if you will.

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The hearing loss was gradual, not sudden. At first, she found peace when it all went silent. When the high-pitched tinnitus gave way to a peaceful silence, she was at ease.

But this relief was short-lived. She felt that she was excluded from all the family business because she couldn’t hear or understand what they were discussing.

Her friends also took a step back because they felt inadequate and embarrassed, dealing with her. But Carolyn was made of resilient stuff. At the age of 55 she started learning sign language and soon mastered it.

Now though her world was silent, she still could communicate with her loved ones. It dawned on her that if life closed one door, it opened another.

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Tale Weaver 26.08.21 – It’s Not About Falling…

Stephanie Colpron is the host of Tale Weaver

So to our Tale Weaver Theme; It’s not how you fall it’s how you get back up…

This week I invite you to share a tale of resilience, of falling and getting back up to see the story through; it might be a grand quest or a project at work or at home… Yours to decide.

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The challenges life throws at us often unbalance us and we are close to giving up and throwing in the towel. But being a quitter is not the way to overcome hurdles.

Don’t lose heart when the chips don’t fall your way

When Lady Luck seems offended at you, ignores you


*It’s the fighter who falls in the battle


*Not the bystander who never ventured in the fray


Get back up after every fall for you are no quitter


The biggest loser is the one who never tried

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(I have paraphrased a couplet from famous Urdu poet, Alama Iqbal; Girte hein shahsawar hi maidan-e-jung me
Wo tifl kea gere jo ghutno ke bal chale”
It means that only the fighters fall from their horse in a battle, not an infant who walks on his knees!)

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Tale Weaver 19.08.21 – I’m the Sidekick

Stephanie Colpron is the host of Tale Weaver

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She says;

I’m wondering what your tale as the sidekick would be like? Not necessarily the sidekick’s origin story (as in, how do they react when they find out?) but rather the daily life/struggles/victories of the hero’s sidekick if it makes sense.

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I wait in the wings while they take the center stage

All the spotlight focused on them, their actions

Silently I do all background work while someone else is praised

It hard to be that invisible hand that supports without acknowledgment

But I know that they are the real heroes

And I am just the supporting cast

I do the stuff that’s not deemed important

Yet without which the story isn’t complete

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I have written from the perspective of aides, nurses, secretaries, and of course moms. Their contributions are often pushed to the sidelines while the main players get the spotlight.

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Take Weaver – Dream a dream

Stephanie Colpron is the host of Tale Weaver

Can’t find the original to credit so again if you do find it, please advise thanks

Dream a Little Dream of Me

Stories for me often start with dreams… It can be a scene though I’ve sometimes dreamt entire adventures. I have also dreamed the same thing several times but bringing about different outcomes by attempting new things within the dreams. Yes I’m weird like that. 

So what adventures/tales would you write that started with a dream – say from last night or from one of last week’s, last year’s if you’re so lucky as to remember them for so long? 

Or – from another perspective – what tale/adventure would you dream of living? Who would you become? A high priestess? A rogue werewolf? A different version of yourself; more daring, more patient?

After all, stories can be the stuff of dreams and inspire, lift us up in so many diverse ways.

So who/what would tell you to “Dream a little dream of me”? Share your tale.

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I bought a dream catcher to capture

The elusive dreams I dream at night


For they always evaporate like the morning dew


When I wake up the next day




But the dream catcher was as useless as my memory


I could never recall what transpired behind my closed eyelids


Just that some days I would wake up with a bounce in my step


And a desire to change the world with my heroic deeds


And on others, I would try to push down a feeling of doom



Then I realized that the dreams I dreamt while sleeping didn’t matter


The dreams that matter are those which I dream while awake


Those that set me on the path to achieve my goals


And when I aspire to reach for the stars or touch the rainbow


I can at least accomplish some fraction of this lofty ambition




We need our dreams for they lay the basis


Upon which we construct the fortress of life

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Tale Weaver 29.07.21 – A Question of Perspective

Stephanie Colpron is our new host at MLMM- Tale Weaver

Are people born wicked?” (from Wicked, No One Mourns the Wicked) 

A few days ago, I was contemplating the fact that most tales are told from the hero’s perspective. What if the story was told from the villain’s point of view?

Isn’t it all a question of perspective?

So this week, I’d like to invite you to write a story from the villain’s perspective.


Whether you decide to spin an old fairy tale in a new way or write a new story from your villain’s point of view, is your call. It’s your story after all. 

And feel free to include a moral if you wish 

In summary

  • Go where the prompt takes you and have fun!
  • Prose, poetry, fable… please share your stories in whatever style works for you.
  • Keep your stories/quests/tales below 1000 words 
  • Post it on your blog and tag it MLMM, Tale Weaver, Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie
  • Be sure to leave a pingback or a link so we (I) can read your contribution

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Story of a stepmother

Don’t believe anyone who tells you that I am wicked! Whatever I do, it’s for my survival and that of my child.

It is not easy to tolerate another woman’s child, but I do it with a smile. I may not be as loving to them as with my own child, but still I do all that is required. It is true that I keep what is best for my own child but tell me which mother wouldn’t? If I argue over who gets the bigger portion, it is my mother’s heart that is at fault, not me!

For too long, people have maligned stepmothers, calling them evil and wicked. Just look at life from my perspective and you’ll know that I’m no villain but a saint in fact!

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Tale Weaver – #320 – Time For Change – 25th March

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver

This week the topic is Time For Change.

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Nothing stays the same forever

Change is something we should always expect

And accept because it’s futile to resist

But some changes take a lot of time to become acceptable

Our head knows they are real, but our heart resists

Still, change is a sign of life, a way forward

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My best wishes for Michael in his new ventures.

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