What do you see # 32- 1st June 2020

Keep it alive

Welcome back to another prompt.


You can write a post on your blog and create a pingback to link to the original post.

Write an original story, poem or a caption.

I will try to reblog your response on my blog.

There is no limit to words or format but keep it family-friendly.

I will do a round-up next Sunday before the next Prompt is posted.

Please tag your responses with #Whatdoyousee

Does this picture inspire you to write something?

Image credit- Pixabay-DariuszSankowski

( The image shows an old-fashioned camera resting on a faded map. There are three photos in sepia print next to the camera)

Waiting eagerly for your responses.

Thanking you all for joining this prompt.



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A Jolly-less Jolly Monday

Filosofa's Word

Good Monday morning, my friends!  I’ll give you a warning up front … Jolly has taken a temporary (at least it darn well better be temporary) break and I don’t know if I can pull a rabbit out of a hat by myself.rabbit-hatSo, how was your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?  Nah, me neither.  I’m sorry there are fewer snacks on the table this morning, but hopefully you can find something to your liking, so grab a cuppa something and a bite, and let’s try to get this week off on the right foot … with a smile.  😊

Jack Rico graduated last Wednesday from Fullerton College in California.  Now, most of us graduated from college with a degree, but Jack earned four associate’s degrees in history, human expression, social behavior and social science, all the while maintaining a 4.0 GPA!  Jack, needless to say, is what we…

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Today is June 1st


White Bunnies, pinch punch, and all that.
Quiet day intended for us today, in fact, hopefully a quiet week as we are going to avoid everyone and be as anti-social as you can get.

Phoned in the weight this morning, and after a rocky week, the one that counts shows no change and I am still a pound within my target parameters. This is pleasing as we haven’t been walking the dog so often or as far, so exercise has been reduced.

It’s another sunny day, but we have a decent breeze so not uncomfortable. However, we will have to be careful going out because both of us catch the sun and burn easily. I’ve put Maggie’s blankets and towels in the wash again, and will be doing our own shortly.

Had a bit of bad news in the garden and our rhubarb root has died. The beans and tomatoes…

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Summary of May 2020



Reading has not been going brilliantly this month, but I was reading that epic novel The Eighth Life. Alongside it, I read four other crime novels, all quick and fun reads, and another chunkster, King of the Crows. Harriet Tyce’s Blood Orange was our Virtual Crime Club read for May and we all agreed that while we didn’t ‘enjoy’ it (the subject matter was too grubby and the characters too unpleasant for that), it was well written and kept us turning the pages. Two British Library Classic Crime titles also provided good entertainment: John Dickson Carr’s Castle Skull was atmospheric but with somewhat two-dimensional characters, while The Colour of Murder by Julian Symons was much better on the psychology (especially of the main protagonist). Finally, Boileau-Narcejac’s Vertigo (D’entre les morts) was far more interesting than the Hitchcock film, given the wartime background and a much more sinister…

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When the middle becomes the beginning…

Meeka's Mind

I’ve been writing this damn sequel for years now, yet the beginning has never satisfied me. Or perhaps I knew, deep down, that it wasn’t right, that one of its hearts was missing. Sorry, small pun there.

Anyway…after the umpteenth rewrite of the beginning, I gave up trying to massage the existing story into shape and sat down for a rethink, another one. I knew that Kaati [the Apprentice from book 1] had to meet a character called Death in book 2, but no matter how I tried, I couldn’t work out why Death would be at that location.

Everything I tried felt contrived. Either the social constraints didn’t quite work, or the internal motivation of the characters didn’t gel. I knew I was on the right track, but for my internal bullshit-o-meter to be satisfied, everything had to slot into place with a sense of ‘oh…of course.’ But…

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The Wonder…

Image by Larisa Koshkina from Pixabay

The Wonder

In dreaming, I have sailed the seven seas

Seen shadows hiding on the dark side of the moon

I was there when Solomon said, cut the child in half.

It felt wonderful to see the real mother

Offer her child to the other.

I watched in wonder as Moses turned the sea red

I stood beside Jesus when the devil tempted him

Feeling his pain, the struggle within.

Blood filled arenas as gladiators fought for their freedom

I have never witnessed anything as beautiful

As when the first light split the darkness

bringing our blue planet into being

And the many wonders that live here.

I thank God for dream time…

©anitadawes 2020

#Not so SilentSunday…

I walked down to the bottom of my garden this morning, the jungle, as it has become affectionately known. Hiding among the undergrowth, I spied a purple flash of colour and moved closer…

Fighting for its life was the glorious purple rhododendron that I vaguely remember seeing before in the distant past. I felt so guilty at leaving it to fend for itself and made a promise then and there to do something about it… and soon… Nothing that beautiful should have to struggle so much!

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Writing Romance? Check Out This – 5 Things About Writing Kisses @KileyDunbar #Romance

Lucy Mitchell

I am so excited about this post. As a huge fan of all things romantic and someone who gets very carried away at the sight of any romance, within a ten mile radius, this blog post is going to leave me lying on my sofa with a cold compress on my forehead. Today we are talking about how to write a good kiss.

Now, back in the day, when I was looking for love in Leeds (in the 90s) kissing was a big thing. Especially since most of my dating was done in Ritzy’s nightclub and once a male suitor had impressed me with his dance moves, surrounded by clouds of dry ice, we’d go in for the kiss.

The kiss was animportantstage – because I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life with anyone whose kissing skills reminded me of:

  • My washing machine on…

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Thursday photo prompt: Gaurdian #writephoto

Tessa Can Do It! Positivity is Catching!

Hosted by Sue Vincent

Thursday photo prompt: Gaurdian #writephoto

Photo by Sue Vincent

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a flower-strewn cliff-top above the sea, where a rocky outcrop, seemingly shaped into many forms and faces, looks out over the waves.

Hide and Seek

by Teresa Smeigh May 2020

“This is boring,” Carl said, wiping the sweat off of his face with his shirt.

“Oh, Carl, you are always bored. What do you want to do?” Susie said, also wiping the sweat onto the bottom of her shirt. “I am tired of coming up with ideas on what to do. You choose today.”

“Let’s head down to the sea wall. Lots of places to hide, and we can play hide and seek. I’ll even let you hide first.”

“I don’t know, my parents have always stressed that it was too dangerous down there to play.”

“Oh, Susie, you…

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