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What do you see # 126 – March 21st, 2022- Treacherous Man

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Treacherous Man

He takes off his mask

Presents impudently

Keep it as a souvenir

Says indecorously

To woo another innocent

He puts on a different mask

His suaveness makes 

It’s an easy task

The more the merrier

Says the treacherous rat

And walks off to add 

More feathers in his hat

The day he’s caught

And gets a good hiding

Hang him till death

Victims will be shouting

Friday Fiction-21 Dec 2018- OPTIMIST

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To read a moving tale from Rochelle Wisoff, please click here:

21 December 2018

Copyright – Adam Ickes

Sunny, who’s both feet had been amputated,  when he was four had long back accepted his disability and tried to be always happy lest grandma becomes sad, suddenly requested his grandma’ I want shoes! ‘
Grandma, who was taking him for a ride in his wheelchair, looked sadly at him.
‘ Don’t look so sad dear, I want them for my best friend, he cannot buy shoes and cannot play without them,’ said he.
Grandma lovingly showered blessings on him.
He laughed ‘ One day, with your blessings I am going to climb Mount Everest.

You want to bet?

(https://amaltaas.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/friday-fictioneers-13-december-2013-optimist)

Poem For Halloween

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A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017- day 30

Write a spooky poem in 13 lines for Halloween.

‘Your neighbor is spooky’ 

warned my friend  

but I never paid a heed

how can I believe it until I see her

performing a  spooky deed

then one day when she cut her hand 

and spilled not a drop of blood

I found it terrifying indeed

but she danced and sang swirling her head

in one hand at full speed

so blood-curdling was the sight 

I thought of taking a flight 

and to the nearest exit, I hurried

~Indira

A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017- Day 28

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A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017- Day 28

Write a story in less than 100 words that open with, “There once was a castle…”

 

There once was a castle, standing in its full glory serving its masters, witnessing many battles. Masters came and gone, seasons came and gone but it was unaffected hiding in its womb many secrets about its masters like a loyal servant.

 It witnessed hanging and burning of people in the pretext of practicing witchcraft till one queen ended all this. 

Some believed witchcraft was an important religious, cultural as well as political issue and for vendetta or greed at local and national level. 

The castle must have felt ashamed for the cruelty of its masters.

Photo Credit- Google Images

 

 

A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017- Day 27

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A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017- Day 27

The prompt is “crime”.  The length and format are your choice.

Behaved like mad dogs

Killed to save human beings

A crime justified

 

 

A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017- Day 25

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A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017- Day 25

Write a story in  75 words or less about an encounter with a stranger.

 

 

‘The stranger was asking me, ‘what shall I do now?’ 

‘You should know, why ask me?

‘It’s your dream, you should know. You might have seen me somewhere.’ 

‘No I haven’t get lost.’

 ‘’For that, you’ll have to wake up from your sleep.’ See the impudence, he was smiling.

Irritated I pushed him and got a hard slap in return.

My sister was shaking me, ‘why did you push me off the bed, you idiot’.


 

I opened the door as soon as the doorbell rang.

A stranger was standing there.

‘Why did you open the door without asking? You should see from the peephole first.’

‘I was expecting the pizza boy’, I mumbled as if giving an excuse.

I was irritated,’ strangers shouldn’t come knocking on the door.’

‘I’m your new neighbor, next time don’t open the door without inquiring.’

I was feeling like an idiot.

A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017- Day 24

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A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017

Friendship returns with
The return of borrowed books
A pleasant surprise
Image result for wallpaper- cat and dog enjoying books
Photo Credit-  https://in.pinterest.com/springrose6/cats-and-dogs-reading

A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017- Day 21

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A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017-Day 21

Write a story in 25 words or less about a book.

A book is not just a book if it teaches you about friendship, love, and mysteries of life. It becomes a solace.

 

Image result for images-cat lending a book

Books were my companion, my teacher, my solace. They taught me about the mysteries of love and life.

A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017- Fiction

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A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017

You’re on your way to work and a new, strange-looking shop has opened overnight.  You are drawn to it and go in but what – or who – is inside?  Tell us in less than 100 words.

A blood-red painted shop with a signboard in white ‘KILLING IS FUN, JOIN IN’ was strange enough for me to enter the shop. It was full of various kinds of Mannequins.

The receptionist, with a counter full of knives, invited,’  choose any knife, put the face of the one you want to kill on any mannequin and stab as much you like, you’ll feel light-hearted.’

My obvious choice was my rude boss.

I stabbed it to my heart’s content.

Delighted, I turned and noticed my boss entering the shop.

His face was still intact on the mannequin.

(98 words)

A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017-Day 18- Shopping List

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A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017-Day 18– The prompt is “shopping list”.  The format and length are your choice.

shopping list, oh shopping list

where do you hide when I need you most

enormous products in the market

confuse me and without you, I’m lost

you know well I am dependent on you

so please don’t play hide and seek with me

or I’ll load my home with the things 

I don’t need

and not with the things I needed most

 

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NobbinBlog

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Writer Ravenclaw

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Only 100 Words

a 100-word story every day

Keep it alive

A look at life, achieving good physical and mental health and happiness

Quaint Revival

quirks, quips & photo clicks

Poetry and Prose of Ken Hume

Engaging in some lyrical athletics whilst painting pictures with words and pounding the pavement. I run; blog; write poetry; chase after my kids & drink coffee.

Half earth, half sky

Sui generis👸

Cognac Project

Healing CPTSD with Poetry and Photography

michnavs

Poetry by Mich

Ongoing Whimsy

be all you can be

The Reticulum

Ruminations on networks

Light Motifs II

Paula Light's Writing Site | The Classic Edition

NobbinBlog

A place for the writings of Nobbinmaug, the man with the beard and magic cane.

Writer Ravenclaw

Books by author Diana Coombes

Moonwashed Musings

bemused razzle-dazzle

Reena Saxena

Experiments in Creative Writing, and more ....

lifelessons - a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown

Reflections on Life through poetry, essays and photos

Cee's Photo Challenges

Teaching the art of composition for photography.

Mindfills

Getting lost is not a waste of time