A Beautiful View of India and Other Great Blogs

I am a little late getting out my introduction to bloggers post, and I apologize. I would like to introduce you to four wonderful blogs which I follow. Some of the blogs that I introduce are well established while others are new to the WordPress family blogoneers.

The first introduction, I have introduced before, but he has developed a beautiful short video of “India in Time Lapse.” This is seriously a must see.

Dr. Rohith Reddy, author of the blog, “My Life,” has developed this beautiful short video,

India: Change The Perception (Time Lapse)

~~~~~~~~~~~~

I would like to introduce you to myrandomness01, author of the blog, “My Random Musings.” I enjoy reading her posts and feel you will too. Please check out her post,

No Rest for the Guilty

~~~~~~~~~~~~

My next introduction is of a fantastic writer, justthrowstrikes, author of the blog, “Just Throw Strikes.” Please read her true story of someone she met on the bus (you will love it):

Making Connections on the Bus

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Last but certainly not least, is Kenneth, author of the blog, “The Culture Monk.” Most of us have probably heard of or are following his blog. His blog is currently going through some wonderful rennovations and tomorrow is his “grand re-opening.” Please check out his post:

The Culture Monk

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thank you so much for giving these blogs a little bit of your time. We are all here to learn from one another and that includes sharing bloggers that we love to follow.


Thank you!!

 

Sunday Photo Fiction: Words

Life was so simple then. You were tall, dark, and handsome and I, the nerdy bookworm filled with a hope for some kind of a future, of which, I don’t know, but something. Our romance picked me up off my feet and we flew through life high and then higher, from one city to another and from one country to another country, never looking back. We were the unstoppable Rosy and Cruz. They would write a book about us and make a movie about us. We would be famous and never to be forgotten.

You captured my heart with your gaze and I melted into your laugh. That special laugh that told me life was good and you were happy and I was happy. Dear God, we had fun and life couldn’t be better. And every day just got better.

“There’s no stopping us now,” you’d say, “There’s no stopping us now.” I would say. You would laugh and I would laugh while our feet left prints in the sand and our toes were tickled by the rolling tide.

The bookstore closed, never to be opened again, and you became just a memory… to me. A sweet memory of words, beautiful words.

Alastair Forbes hosts this wonderful flash fiction, called, “Sunday Photo Fiction.” We are all challenged to write a story of about 200 words which should reference, in some way, back to the photo prompt.

It’s fun! It’s addicting! Would you like to play with us? Click on,

“Sunday Photo Fiction.”

 

Flash Fiction Chain #5 – Jithin of PhoTraBlogger


This is my first attempt at Flash Fiction being written in a continuous Chain.

This Flash Fiction, titled, Toy Soliders, is being written by a motley of some fabulous writers. These are the writers that are contributing to this story:

Part 1: Written by Abirami

Part 2: Written by Sona

Part 3: Written by Yinglan with “Hidden Stars Fiction”

Part 4: Dr. K.O.

Part 5: Austin

Part 6: Phaena

Part 7: “Itchy Quill”

Part 8: Priceless Joy with “Beautiful Words.”

Our galant host is Jithin with “PhoTraBlogger”.

Part 1by Abirami

Part 2 by Sona

Part 3 by Yinglan

Part 4 by Dr. KO

Part 5 by Austin

Part 6 by Phaena

Part 7 by Itchy Quill

 

The Story Characters are as follows:

Protagonist: Rick: No so ordinary boy, 10 years old

Jenna: Social Services employee

Jack: Jenna’s Boss (introduction into this scene).

Mrs. Montgomery: Foster Mother to 13 children and her only child, a son.

Jake: Mrs. Montgomery’s only child, a son.

Sun (Sunne): “The” Monkey

*** Elaborated Characters ***

Table1:

Mesa (boy) 14 years old; Toro (boy) 12 years old; Wheeze (boy) 8ish years old.


Table 2:

Danus (boy) 11 years old; Makaya & Kumba (boys and twins) 7 years old.

Moses (boy) 6 years old.


Table 3: Marilyn (girl) 11 years old; Britney (girl) 8 years old; Kanya (girl) 6 years old.


The Tiny Toy Soldier Part 8 Fiction Chain #5

From part 7:

The phone answered with a click. It was a man’s voice on the other end.

“Jack, it’s happening.”

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

“Where are the kids?”

“I don’t know. They aren’t here. No one is here. And, there is a half eaten banana on the floor.”

“The kids could have left that there.”

“No. I don’t think so. The place is a complete mess. They all had a food fight. You know as well as I do what that means.”

“I’ll be there in fifteen minutes. Don’t leave. You need to be there if someone comes home.”

Just as the phone clicked, Jenna heard the sound of the door knob turning. The place was thick with dread and fear. When the door squeaked open, Jenna about jumped out of her shoes.

As the door opened, there stood Mrs. Montgomery,

“Oh my Dear God. What has happened here?” She dropped her bag of groceries on the floor and covered her mouth with her hand in stunned silence.

“Mrs. Montgomery, where have you been? I went to the Post Office looking for you? How could you just leave the kids like this?”

“I…I’m..I’m sorry. I didn’t want to tell you that our power got shut off. I went to the church to get a payday loan to tide us over until my next check comes in. I… I just didn’t have the heart to tell the children that was where I was going. Please tell me. What is going on here?”

“Mrs. Montgomery, I don’t have time to tell you right now. I need to go find those children right now. It is very important. Jack is on his way here. Please keep him here until I get back.”

“I’ll make a pot of coffee and start cleaning this mess up. Oh Jen, I just don’t understand… her voice trailing off.

“Mrs. Montgomery, it’s that monkey again and at this point that is all we know. I don’t have time to explain right now. You just have to trust me.

“Jenna, please be careful and please bring me my babies back safe and sound.”

Those words had barely left Mrs. Montgomery’s mouth before Jenna ran out the door and headed for the jungle……

Part 8: Beautiful Words

Part 9: http://soulnspiritblog.com/about/

 

Nurturing Thursday

Every week, the lovely Becca Givens hosts, “Nurturing Thursday,” and is the author of the blog, “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea.”

Today I have chosen to share this image for Nurturing Thursday.

image

This week, Utah, Becca’s Husky is very ill and I want to dedicate a post to him and to his speedy and complete recovery.

image

Everyone, have a wonderful and “nurturing” week.  Utah, please get well soon.  Our hearts are with you.

If you would like to join “Nurturing Thursday”, please click on this link:

https://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2015/01/22/nurturing-thurs-1-22-2015/

Fireside Chat with You

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Fireside Chat.”

What person whom you don’t know very well in real life — it could be a blogger whose writing you enjoy, a friend you just recently made, etc. — would you like to have over for a long chat in which they tell you their life story? ~ Daily Prompt 1/22/2015

There are many friends which I have made on WordPress that I would love to sit down and chat with and hear their life story. We all have stories to tell and stories to write about. But, because I have known the pain and suffering of having a mental illness, both from the illness itself and from the shame that comes attached to it, I would love to sit down and visit with Cat and with Scarred and Scared (and others who share this experience). In fact, I would love for us to be able to share our stories of both pain and healing. I would love to be able to cry and laugh with them and give them both a hug.

I would also love to meet just about everyone I have interacted with in this WordPress world. I have come to care a great deal about many wonderful people (you know who you are). I actually started listing names but decided against it because I didn’t want to leave anyone out. You are all amazing people and I love getting to know you and sharing stories and laughter with you.

Thank you so much for being a part of my life and making it so much brighter!

Please Read: Blog Update

Have you ever had a thought or have thoughts in your mind that just wouldn’t go away? Such thoughts that persist until you act upon them?

This remind me of Michelle’s (Hope the Happy Hugger) latest blog post which is a picture of her cat, HRH, titled, “The Look.”

In other words, thoughts DEMANDING your attention? I have been having those ‘demanding’ thoughts the past several days and today I finally put them to rest.

I have changed the name of my blog again, (hopefully for the last time).

Please meet my new blog title:

~~ B E A U T I F U L    W O R D S ~~