WritePhoto # Folly

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A folly is a building usually constructed strictly for aesthetic pleasure. I think this one is a little gem, what do you think? 

The Folly
The Folly – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows an almost symmetrical brick folly with gothic style arched doorways at either side.

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I first came across this word when as a young girl I read “Dead man’s folly” by Agatha Christie. I didn’t know what a folly was!

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It was midnight and Jackie couldn’t sleep. It was always the case when she was in a new place and for the first few nights, sleeping well was a struggle.

She and Rob had decided to shift to this old place left to her when her aged aunt passed away. The house was old but modernized with indoor plumbing, central heating, and a modern kitchen. The grounds were vast and included a folly. Coming from America, she wasn’t very familiar with this idea but was taken with the quaint structure.

She decided to walk in the moonlit garden to tire herself so that she may fall asleep. As she strolled in the lawns she detected light in the folly. She approached it cautiously and quietly. What she saw there was astounding.

Two ghostly figures were there having an animated conversation. A man, and a woman. The woman looked like her deceased aunt and the man was undoubtedly her father!

The two ghosts paused as they felt her presence, and greeted her with joy. Jackie didn’t believed in ghosts but seeing the evidence before her eyes she couldn’t dispute their existence. She didn’t feel any fear or awkwardness in their presence as they were family after all, albeit deceased.

After a couple of hours of talking with them, she returned to her bed and slept soundly. Next morning, she didn’t remember anything except as a dream.

Maybe it was a dream after all!

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WritePhoto # Bridge

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A bridge is usually constructed for the purpose of providing passage over an obstacle, which is usually something that is otherwise difficult or impossible to cross.

What will this bridge mean to you? I can’t wait to find out.

Bridge
Bridge – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a red and white Vertical Lift Bridge crossing an expanse of water.

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“We will cross the bridge when we will come to it” This was what my father used to say when I was worrying about things that might happen.

I know I’m biased but I have never come across anyone who was as patient or kind as him. He would always listen to me when I’d share my fears and apprehension about my future. And was always ready with good advice.

He had also gave me advise about not burning my bridges. He warned me to keep my options open and not to be hasty in making decisions. I find this a hard advice to follow because I am quite impulsive and make snap decisions. I do realize that sleeping on decisions is a good idea.

Another saying about bridges is about building bridges and not walls. This is especially relevant today because some people propagate divisions. After all, it suits their interests. Creating bias on basis of the color of the skin, culture, or religion is done so that some unscrupulous people can profit from it. We should realize that humanity will prosper in unity and suffer if divided.

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WritePhoto # Bandstand

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A bandstand (sometimes music kiosk) is a circular, semicircular or polygonal structure set in a park, garden, pier, or indoor space, designed to accommodate musical bands performing concerts. A simple construction, it both creates an ornamental focal point and also serves acoustic requirements while providing shelter for the changeable weather (well we certainly have that in the UK)!

Will this little prompt provide music to your ears?

Band Stand
Band Stand Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a green bandstand in a park. Nearby is a long building with windows overlooking the bandstand.

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Cathy and her two boys were having a great time. The walk in the park, followed by hotdogs from the vendor near the gates had put both the boys in a boisterous mood. They were running, joking, and laughing with real pleasure.

Cathy was glad that they had come out today despite the prediction of rain. After her husband, Rob had passed away at the beginning of the year, they seldom went out or had fun. It was time to normalize their life.

Suddenly a big fat drop of rain landed on her face. The boys shouted “rain rain” and Cathy took their hands in hers and ran towards the bandstand to seek shelter. Just then a man, carrying a briefcase also sought shelter there. They were soon talking about the weather. He also engaged the boys in conversation. When the rain stopped, and she was leaving, the man introduced himself as Bill and asked for her phone number.

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WritePhoto # Portal

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This week’s prompt is a post with a difference – our August guest photo!

Portal – Image by Rebecca M. Douglass

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a puddle with leaves and trees reflected in the surface.

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As I walked, avoiding the rain water in my way

Something glinted, sparkled like gems in my eyes

Looking towards the source of light, I found

That I was looking down at my own reflection

A little puddle of water on the road reflecting

The sky, the clouds, and trees around it

So much beauty concentrated in such a small space

Made me think how we pass ignorantly, the wondrous views

That nature has scattered all around us as a reminder

To look up, look around us and admire the world we live in

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WritePhoto # Office

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A bit of fun this week. This week is (supposed to be) my company’s return to the office. Most staff had agreed on some form of hybrid working, which seems to strike a better work-life balance for most. 

What does office mean to you?

The Dinosaur – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a small child who has commandeered control of the pc.

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Hmmm…. Let’s see how this works. Mummy pushes this button and the computer comes on.

Now let’s do some work here.

Robbie uses the keyboard to type random letters and presses enter.

Nothing happens and he thinks he should explore some more. What are these things on the screen? He clicks on one of the files on the screen and opens a document.

Just then mom comes into her home office and stops in shock.

What are you doing here Robbie? You are not supposed to touch mommy’s stuff, especially not her computer”.

But mom, I want to do office work just like you.”

Maybe in a few years my dear. Let’s see what damage you have done here”.

She heaves a sigh of relief as everything seems to be in order. “I must put a code on it. Next time I may not be this lucky”, she thinks as she ushers her four-year-old out of her home office.

I’ll be so glad when he can go back to school,” she says under her breath.

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WritePhoto # Cliff edge

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Cliff Edge – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a high area of rock with a very steep side, often on a coast. The cliff has a grassy top. The sea can be seen further out.

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She stood right on the edge of the cliff and took deep breaths. Michael stood next to her, his hand holding hers.

“Are you comfortable?”He asked, though he could feel her tension.

“Not really, but I will survive”, she answered jokingly.

I think it’s very brave of you confronting your fear like this. But if it feels too much, we can step back”

I think I can handle it. You know that my fear of falling from edges is new. It has started since I had that near accident! I feel if I can stand here voluntarily, I may realize that I won’t fall down the slope”.

“Gently, my love, gently! Don’t push yourself”, said Michael as he led her away from the edge. He was so proud of her and her determination to overcome her fear.

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WritePhoto # Arch

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An arch is a vertical curved structure that spans an elevated space and may or may not support the weight above it. Will this arch provide divine inspiration or prove to be an arch enemy – (sorry)?

Arch – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a stone archway, through which a pond and some steps are visible.

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Cali arched its back in a lazy way, and turned over to a more comfortable position. The dappled sunshine was just perfect for an afternoon nap.

There was a rustling nearby and she opened her tawny eyes. It was him…. Her arch enemy. She hissed at him hoping that he would take the hint. But Jack was made of sterner stuff. He came, selected a spot for himself on the sun warmed steps and prepared to sleep.

Well what could one do? Cali accepted the inevitable and ignored the dog, just making sure that she had the best spot, under the arch.

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WritePhoto # Feather cloud

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This week’s prompt is a post with a difference – our JULY guest photo!

Feather Cloud – Image by A Kehas

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a beautiful feathered cloud in the colours of a rainbow. 

A great big thank you to Alethea for agreeing to be the featured photo this month. What a beautiful photo for us. Pop over to her blog at https://aletheakehas.com/ to show her some love!

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Hey look at that! Is this even real? Or just an illusion?

“What are you going about Marla?“

“Look at that cloud, it’s a feather cloud, iridescent, colored like a rainbow. I think it’s a sign from the heavens above!”

“Oh wow, you’re right this is something exceptional Marla. I think I should fetch my camera and take a few shots. It maybe worth a few dollars in the market!

“Oh shut up Matt, just enjoy this beautiful sight and forget about making money out of it. I think it’ll bring us good luck on our venture. We should go ahead and invest in the bed’n’ breakfast opportunity, don’t you think so?”

“I hope this is a portend for good luck my dear”

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WritePhoto # Subsea

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What awaits you underwater with this weeks photo? 

Subsea – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a speckled fish emerging from a pot in an underwater scene.

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Swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving into the ocean

Meeting and greeting fish of every color and kind


Making friends with them is essential as we invade their kingdom


Being respectful and courteous is imperative on us


Take a picture but do not disturb their environment


Let them be at peace as they let us live in peace on land

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WritePhoto # Community

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What does this little community mean to you. Toy takeover? Drama at the neighbourhood watch? 

I can’t wait to read your entries with this one, I think it could prove an interesting challenge!

Community – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a collection of toy people all gathered around a sign with the word “Community” on it.

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Come on people, get your act together. The guests will be arriving soon. Is everything ready?”

Candy, stop messing with your phone and check if all the seats have name cards in front of them. And Joan, are the cakes and pastries all decorated and ready for serving?”

Why it’s just me who is worried about the success of the party? Why are you all relaxed, chilling!”

Just cool down cap’ it’s all in order. Everything is spic span and on the dot. This community get together will the best ever!”

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