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January 9, 2019

Words for Wednesday — Jan 9

This month, I am hosting Words for Wednesday. Words for Wednesday is started by Delores and now is hosted by various bloggers. The aim is to encourage you to write - a poem, a story, a song or whatever comes to you - using some or all of the prompts.

This week's prompts are these two images:



You may write your piece in the comments or post it on your blog. If posting on your blog, please leave a direct link to the post so we can all visit you.

31 comments:

  1. here's my contribution to this week's prompts:

    "There she goes - always leading. She's not our leader you know."

    "I know, Cammy but Beth is our older sister and we should respect her."

    "I will respect her when she learns not to tell us what to do."

    "Cammy, please, she's our sister. We must not talk of her that way. She can hear you."

    "So? How long are we to stay here on this lamp post? The whole morning is wasting away. Just because she wants a tan."

    "That's not what she is doing."

    "Then what? Why the hell are we here on this lamp post on this sunny day? I want to go flying."

    "Cammy, you really aren't that smart are you?"

    "Joey, I think you have overstepped your boundary. I am your older sister and you should respect me."

    "How can I when you're so rude to me?"

    "Joey, I've never been rude to you."

    "Haven't you? Just last week, you ate my share of dinner just because I pause for a nap."

    "I thought you weren't hungry. How was I supposed to know? Alright, it's my fault. I'm very sorry. Are you happy?"

    "No."

    "Tell me, what are we doing here?"

    "Cammy, you can be so dense. Don't you remember you used to be human? That girl down there is Beth's daughter. Gosh, sometimes I wish the witch should have left you a human just so you can annoy them instead of us."

    "Who are you calling... Wait? Why are we leaving now? That girl is about to throw food for us... Joey, you come back here...."

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    1. I really, really like this. And would love Dr Doolittle's bird/animal language skills. Though I suspect I wouldn't always like what I hear.

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    2. Seagull chatter! Lovely, they're almost human with this conversation.

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    3. This is wonderful, lissa. :)

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  2. Oh I love this Lissa. REally caught the flavour of those birds.
    Mine is at: https://wisewebwoman.blogspot.com/
    I really enjoyed this week's.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. I really like writing conversations like these and that one just came to me this morning.

      off to read your take on the prompts.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  3. Such evocative images. Thank you.
    Image the first:.
    'If we are very, very lucky we will get a family group and can hit them all at once. Yes! Here they come!
    On the count of three...Ready, Aim, Fire!

    Image the second:
    On this soft, grey melancholy morning ghosts abound. As the commuter focus on their day few of them see me, standing precariously balanced on the centre line. I could not wait, and now I am doomed to remain here.
    Waiting, hoping, longing for the man who also waits on the other side of the expressway.

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    1. Sometimes i wonder if birds do have that good of aim, or are just lucky.

      Very sad, she couldn't wait, now she can only wait.

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    2. I like that first take, makes me laugh.

      have a lovely day.

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    3. One funny and one so sad EC, well done.

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    4. Again, you've nailed it, EC. Well done. :)

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    5. As always readworthy stories to make you laugh - or cry - and then think.

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    6. Oh, yes, I think we could all relate to this. It's supposed to be lucky, though, isn't it??

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  4. Standing in the sunlight, blessed by a clear blue sky above, the sight of the cheeky seagulls conversing between each other as they perched on one of the rather ornate, vintage street lights on the esplanade, lifted my spirits enormously.

    Smiling, I greeted the cheerful trio, asking which one of them was Jonathan Livingston Seagull. So involved in their own stories were they, my question was ignored, and went unanswered.

    The glorious day, the clear blue sky above and beyond, the carefree gulls, the cooling sea breeze and the gently rolling azure ocean were vastly different in every way to the bleak, cold, dampness of the dreary city I’d escaped the previous evening.

    The train station had been blanketed by a mind-numbing fog; a fog which, in its determination, had stubbornly hung around for days.

    My heart was singing. I was so happy to have finally shrugged off the burdens and unsolvable problems of the city...to have left them behind forever.

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    1. Lee: Lovely. 'What a difference a day makes...'

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    2. this is mellow, relaxing. a joyful thoughtful take on the prompts.

      have a lovely day.

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    3. Lovely take on the prompts, set my heart singing.

      EC: Love your 2 takes as well. The first made me laugh out loud :)

      XO
      WWW

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  5. Very nice Lee. I'd like to leave the city for the beach too.

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  6. I'll work on my imagination and have a story on my blog on Friday 11th.

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  7. Thanks, everyone...They are inspiring images.

    I'm not sure if it's my monitor or not...but the print/font is so very light, I'm finding it difficult to read.

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    1. I agree with you Lee, and the links are in almost the same colour. It might be OK for young eyes, but I'm an elderly and grumpy lady, I cant read, and even less see the links, without highlighting the text.

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    2. I agree on the light text, wonder can it be darkened a little? *old eyes*

      XO
      WWW

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    3. I have changed the font/text color to a darker gray. I would make it 100% black but high contrast colors makes it harder for me to read the text.

      but if you have problem reading it, try increasing the browser size - under view, there should be a 'zoom in' option - large size may make it easier to read.

      I have also changed the link color to be darker but please note, some bloggers does not make hyperlinks so they are in the same dark grey text - these you have to copy and paste the link into a new browser window to get to the blog page.

      I would changed the link colors to a bright red but seeing how almost everything has links, it really wouldn't be good for the eye to see all those bright links. plus if you hover over a link, it should change to a red/pink hue.

      it would also help if the blogger who make links bold their link text but I can't ask readers to go and style their comments, it's just not very easy to do.

      I hope these help. honestly, I wish I can please everyone but it cannot be done. everyone's computer screen is not set the same so colors can be either darker or lighter depending on your screen preferences.

      have a lovely day.

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    4. Thanks, lissa....this is much better...I appreciate you changing the font colour. :)

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  8. Another little chapter of Magical Me is ready at my blog. Now I'm taking a break, then bach to enjoy the creativity of all your takes on those prompts.

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  9. I like this. How sad to have to become a greedy gull . . .

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