An Urban Cacophony

cacophony A stream of cars Horns honking, radios blaring. Newspaper hawkers Shouting the days headlines. A cement mixer, Churning to repair a road. A fire engine Clangs en route to a fire. A siren wails, Signalling an ambulance. A mob gathers Shouting political slogans. Always some noise Suggesting panic and urgency. Such are the Sounds, Of an urban cacophony! Written for FOWC with Fandango– cacophony … Continue reading An Urban Cacophony

Wednesday Writing/Journal Prompts- Out The Window

Out of the window, I can see the rain. As it falls to the ground In an endless downpour. Turning the street Into a giant puddle. Bathing the dusty trees, Making leaves glossy again. What a lovely way To spend a rainy afternoon. Looking out the window, And enjoying a cup of tea. Written for Wednesday Writing Prompts Out the window. https://wp.me/p146gK-1Hu Continue reading Wednesday Writing/Journal Prompts- Out The Window

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Grimace

A grimace, A scowl, A furrowed brow, Can sometimes do more harm than words. Conveying disgust, displeasure, disapprobation, Expressions and gestures have great power. They can hurt, annoy, offend. Be careful, my friend !   (exactly 33 words) Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay   Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where we are challenged to write a poem or piece of prose using the word “grimace” in … Continue reading Grimace

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Chinese Whisper

“I am getting married,” Pam said in a hushed voice to her colleague and best buddy, Lynn; “but keep it to yourself for now. Jim and I haven’t even told our parents yet.” “Don’t worry ! I won’t tell anyone,” Lynn reassured her, and later told her neighbour, who told her boyfriend, who told his buddy, who told his girlfriend, who told her sister Anna. … Continue reading Chinese Whisper

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Book Review: The Bookwoman’s Last Fling by John Dunning

The book I am reading currently is set in two parallel worlds that I barely know anything about. These are the world of book collectors and the world of horse racing. I am learning a lot about both these fields. The icing on the cake is that the book also involves a murder mystery (my favourite recreational reading). For me, a book is something to … Continue reading Book Review: The Bookwoman’s Last Fling by John Dunning

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What’s the best way to approach a depressed person so he/she can feel better?

Depression and anxiety are becoming so prevalent that you often find yourself faced with counseling/comforting a co-worker, friend or family member. Some people know just what to say to make other people feel better. For us lesser mortals, it can sometimes be awkward. I drew up this list of do’s and don’ts that you might find useful: 5 Things to Do  1.Be there  This is probably … Continue reading What’s the best way to approach a depressed person so he/she can feel better?

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Black berries —- so berry good for you

Blackberries are so very good for you and so delicious too ! They can be found in hedgerows and in fresh produce shops in many parts of the world these days. Even  where blackberries are not native to the country they are widely available in the frozen fruit section of good suoermarkets. https://images.app.goo.gl/HNDmEpf2VPxeHLDT7   Here are some of the yummy and healthy ways you can … Continue reading Black berries —- so berry good for you

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3-2-1 Quote Me: Hope springs eternal…….

I was tagged by Sadje, of Keep It Alive for the Quote me challenge. Thanks a lot for the tag Sadje Rules: 3.2.1 Quote Me! Thank the Selector Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day. Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’ A tag created by Rory, AKA Bloke My selection of quotes on hope; Photo by S O C I A L . C U … Continue reading 3-2-1 Quote Me: Hope springs eternal…….