We have a tendency to overcommit, To pack as much as possible into every day. Planning a task for every moment, Our lives become overscheduled. Juggling family, work & community, Why do we forget our time is finite ? written for: Word of the Day Challenge — commit FOWC with Fandango — finite You may also enjoy: 7 Little Stress Busters 5 Easy Ways … Continue reading Our tendency for overcommitment
A desire for comfort food, Plagues us in times of stress. In tacit agreement with our emotional chemistry, Our body makes us crave familiar treats.. Warm apple pie with vanilla ice cream, Chicken baked in a rich creamy sauce. Favourite flavours and aromas comfort us like a warm blanket, Or bring joy like a surprise package in the mailbox . Written for FOWC with … Continue reading The Desire for Comfort Food
Lisa was a little girl with a fertile imagination. She loved to create stories about fairy creatures. Pixie, gnomes, fairies and elves all featured prominently in the tales she spun. Lisa told these stories to her younger siblings and cousins. She tried telling them to her classmates but they were not interested; they just wanted to talk about PlayStation and X box. Once Lisa wrote … Continue reading Lisa Tells A Story
It was Tuesday evening, Dr. Elizabeth Strange was just back from the laboratory. Instinctively, she turned on the lights and then turned on some music. The apartment was filled with the melodious tones of Chamber music. Elizabeth worked as a genetic engineering research consultant. Her calling was a noble one, but involved long hours and high levels of alertness and accuracy. Her home, particularly her … Continue reading The Garden on the Balcony
Do not take umbrage, At people who offend you; With their backbiting, slander and gossip. Instead, pity them: For their empty lives, and small minds, That take pleasure in belittling others. Written for : FOWC with Fandango —– umbrage. Image courtesy Pixabay. Continue reading Do not take umbrage…..
Robert Simms was a lowly bank clerk. He led a dull, humdrum existence.Every morning, he joined scores of others like him on the tube to town. From the tube station he caught a twenty minute bus ride to his bank. At the bank, he went through several of the formalities concerned with the counting, depositing and withdrawing of money. To Robert, these procedures concerning the … Continue reading Robert’s Inheritance
It is magical, When one season changes imperceptibly into another. You cannot see the moment, Nor hold it in the palm of your hand. When soft, shiny new leaves of spring, Appear on brittle and dry branches. When the afternoon sun begins to scorch, But summer mornings are filled with the scent of jasmine. When leaves turn golden, red and brown, Before … Continue reading Magical FOWC : Magical
A Parody of Macbeth on the school stage. The word “parody” brought back a memory. I had not thought of this in several decades. The year was 1981, when I wrote a parody of Shakespeare’s play Macbeth. We were doing Macbeth for our Literature class that year. We planned a variety program as part of a farewell party for our senior class. I wrote a … Continue reading A Parody of Macbeth