Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

As it’s nighttime and I can’t go out I had to content myself by taking a photo of something inside my house. And what better than my favorite object, my Turkish lamp. Here it is with its reflection in the mirror.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

  1. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Object – Elephant
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Ese’ s Voice
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: OBJECT | Flickr Comments
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | MyBlog – solaner
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object (I) | Uncle Spike’s Adventures
  6. Object (Weekly Photo Challenge) | Icezine
  7. Silenced Inner Child | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Basically Beyond Basic
  9. Photoworld 31-1-14 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
  10. Underground in Villefranche-sur-Mer – (Pic du Jour) – PIRAN CAFÉ
  11. DP Weekly Photo challenge – Burst |
  12. The Beaten Path Insults My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  13. Posing toys | Till All Are Fun
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge – Object « LargeSelf
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Stephen Chapman
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | khaula mazhar
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge – object | Chittle Chattle
  19. Object | de Wets Wild
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge – Object | Just Snaps
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Paths Unwritten
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge – Object | Different Isn’t Wrong, It’s Just Different
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Milka Pejovic
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Travel Monkey
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | autopict
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Rooktopia
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Today, on Earth
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: What is This Object? | Rewired and Retired in Nicaragua
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | castelsarrasin
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Hope* the happy hugger
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | roastbeefandrakija
  32. A Drink With A View… | Steve Says….
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | TechPersonified
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Jennifer Nichole Wells
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | This, that and the other thing
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge – Object | Perceptive Pot Clueless Kettle
  37. Barely Chocolate Pound Cake | Miss Spicy Hat N’ Sugar Socks
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Cardinal Guzman
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge – Object | Travels and Trifles
  40. Object | About-One-Thing
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Sébastien Grobelny – Photography
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge – Object | Joe’s Musings
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | thoughts and entanglements
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Musings of a Soul Eclectic
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | What Is It?!?
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Deelusions Photography
  47. Many Miles | Pennine Photography
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Elämän katupeili
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Forest Garden
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object – Happy New Year Dragon! | Albatz Gallery & Blog
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | decocraftsdigicrafts
  52. WPC: Object | Books, Music, Photography & Movies : my best friends
  53. weekly photo challenge – object | myguiltypleasures
  54. 153 | jotpegi.me
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Cee’s Photography
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object « colderweather
  57. “Object” – Weekly Photo Challenge | “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”
  58. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Jinan Daily Photo
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Tim Wolverson – Photo Blog
  60. “Object” – WPC | “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”
  61. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object – Ein Ziegel mit meinem Namen | bambooblog hamburg
  62. A Penny, Sand Balls, Godzilla, and a Floating Flower | Chronic Nonsense
  63. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | marthalisek
  64. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Ruined for Life: Phoenix Edition
  65. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Natsukashi Kansai
  66. It Started in Asia
  67. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Momus News
  68. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object, Or: The Old Piano | Polymathically
  69. Object of her Affection | Babsje Heron
  70. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | 2812 photography
  71. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object « Dodger Blue World
  72. Weekly Photo Challenge – Object | Lins Doodles
  73. Object: Mooring post | Nature on the Edge
  74. Weekly Photo Challenge : Object | Les Petits Pas de Juls
  75. Object « Jag gör världen vackrare
  76. Weekly Photo Challenge : Object at Parade Rest | I see beauty all around by rob paine
  77. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Wind Against Current
  78. Memories Of Who I Am | Lillie-Put
  79. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object « Sasieology
  80. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Fiery Fluorite | puncta lucis
  81. A sex object | Every picture tells one
  82. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Creative Mind
  83. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | the thirdeyeworld
  84. Weekly photo challenge | Object | Caring and Creating
  85. Weekly Photo Challenge – Object | Escape from Chaos
  86. Ornithologie (Naturhistorische Sammlungen) | Empire of Lights
  87. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object Clothes Pins & Lunch Bags | Photography by Char
  88. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | TinaBHH
  89. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object « Leya
  90. Within my Reach | Daily Observations
  91. weekly photo challenge: object | wise monkeys abroad
  92. Object: Focal Point | Nature on the Edge
  93. Maui Pineapple Tour is Golden | Jaspa’s Journal
  94. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | For the Love of Living Things
  95. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | The other pictures.
  96. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | To Breathe is to Write
  97. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object « The Neophyte Photographer
  98. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | paintedwords
  99. A view with a flower.. | A Journey Called Life …
  100. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | PonderTheIrrelevant
  101. WordPress challenge – Object | Tvor Travels
  102. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object, Or: Anchors Aweigh | Polymathically
  103. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Diary of Dennis
  104. :: WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Belo Horizonte daily photo
  105. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object, Or: The Midnight Reverie Sundae | Polymathically
  106. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | At least we made it this far…
  107. Weekly Photo Challenge – Object | Journeys with Johnbo
  108. Weekly Photo Challenge: OBJECT | V A S T L Y C U R I O U S
  109. An object. Indeed! | Words ‘n Pics…
  110. WPT: Object and Opportunity | shunyata
  111. Weekly Photo Challenge : Object | Jejak-jejak yang Terserak
  112. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object « LIVING WITH MY ANCESTORS
  113. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Irregular Ventilator
  114. Weekly Photo Challenge / B4 Retouch: Object (Birds eating Nuts) | What’s (in) the picture?
  115. Objects of the past.. | For our tomorrows….
  116. The weekly photo challenges |
  117. Grow up | Thin spiral notebook
  118. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Retired2Travel
  119. Driftwood… | Life through a Lens
  120. Object Lesson (Weekly Photo Challenge) | 365 Days of Thank You
  121. Object | @vannilla
  122. Weekly Photo Challenge : Object / Obyek | bambangpriantono
  123. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Still Times – Our China and Life Adventures
  124. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | happyface313
  125. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Leigh’s Wordsmithery
  126. Object – WPhotoC | Ouch!! My back hurts!!
  127. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | The Amateur Camera
  128. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Beijing Daily Photo 2
  129. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Babbleogue
  130. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | A Wilderness of Words
  131. Weekly Photo Challenge : “Object” | SABAS LOG
  132. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | six degrees photography
  133. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Jejak Langkah
  134. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Number The Stars
  135. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object (Roll Your Karma) | Be Less Amazing
  136. Adam Ickes | Weekly Photo Challenge: Object
  137. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Musings
  138. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Snapshots & Smiles
  139. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Shannon’s Creative Work
  140. Object: A Forever Laugh | Mary J Melange
  141. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Memory Catcher
  142. duck | yi-ching lin photography
  143. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Ruth E Hendricks Photography
  144. Weekly Challenge: Object | Here & Abroad
  145. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Destino
  146. Weekly Photo Challenge: OBJECT | Duniya Ku
  147. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | The Gaia Experience
  148. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Picture the Pretty
  149. Weekly Photo Challenge – Object | alien shores
  150. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object – Beer Bottles | Billy’s Travel Album
  151. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object (or Objective of the Object: Kung Hei Fat Choi!) « Delightfully Different Life
  152. Weekly Photo Challenge: Objects of a Masquerade | @ The West Gate
  153. Clouds and Rain: Objects of Fascination | Thinking Through My Lens
  154. Pets | Kaleidoscope
  155. WPC: Object | dadirridreaming
  156. [WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGES] Object. | Fathia’s little cave
  157. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | stenoodie
  158. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Brian Mok
  159. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | The Mindless Musings
  160. weekly photo challenge : object | Time To Be Inspired
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Learning from my 4 year old

My son got a wonderful report from his nursery this last term. They tell me he is very intelligent and does his work with concentration. Now that’s he’s 4 I’ve got a tutor for him to start reading the Quran. And when she comes over to teach him, my son wants to climb on the table or sit under it. I can’t understand why he can’t sit still just for 20 minutes when he can spend 5 hours at school doing his work so well.

I also can’t understand why he must get up at 6 when the alarm is set for 7:15am and then jump on me in my bed. And why must he go to the park and then tell me he wants to do potty. Despite some of his odd habits there is much I can learn from him.

Last year when he had Animal day in his school he put a python around his shoulders and didn’t bat an eyelid. I could learn courage from him.DSCN1605

One day he was pretending to be a wolf and walking on all fours when he took a tumble and hurt his head. Instead of stopping he went and wore his bicycle helmet. I could learn resilience from him.

He always has an answer ready for everything. When I asked him why he wasn’t eating the cheese with his breadsticks, he said because he wasn’t a rat. And he wouldn’t have his carrots because he wasn’t a rabbit. I could learn to be witty like him.

He was singing a song and changing the words and laughing loudly at the result. I could learn from him to laugh more.20130712_074552

If he’s upset with me over something he’ll tell me to go away and when I leave the room he’ll come after me and try to be friends. I could learn from him to forgive easily.

And lastly he tells me about 10 times a day that I’m pretty and kisses me and hugs me. I could learn to be more loving like him.

Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ

  1. Secrets of the universe | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  2. Ethical Professor Boynton (Part 1) | The Jittery Goat
  3. Really! How much more 🙂 (for my US friends) | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  4. The younger years | muffinscout
  5. Daily Pormpt; Generation XYZ | Journeyman
  6. Internet Monsters: a very Grimm tale… Daily Prompt | alienorajt
  7. Another Day at the Gym | That’s Just The Way It Is
  8. Rock of the Ages | Exploratorius
  9. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | Incidents of a Dysfunctional Spraffer
  10. For Fun: The More, The Many-er | Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | likereadingontrains
  11. DP Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | Sabethville
  12. I’m not happy with Naked People | Hope* the happy hugger
  13. Jumping the gaps | Unlocking The Inner Creative
  14. Daily Prompt: XYZ | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  15. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | The Wandering Poet
  16. Dating Through My Eyes | The Story of a Guy
  17. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ – Facebook are for the oldies | littlegirlstory
  18. The wisdom of old age (Daily prompt Haiku) | Tales of a slightly stressed Mother!
  19. The Really Inconvenient Truth | The Dragon Weyr
  20. Daily Prompt: Don’t Stop Learning | Step It Up
  21. Age | Sue’s Trifles
  22. Purpose Not Power | The Photo Faith Challenge
  23. Generations | hitting a brick wall
  24. The Psychology of Managing Across Multiple Generations in the Workplace: The Sandwich Method « psychologistmimi
  25. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | My Endless Rants & Ramblings
  26. Generated Generation. « ayimas
  27. Oh to be 90! | Zeebra Designs & Destinations
  28. Goldilocks and Generational Snobbery | meanderedwanderings
  29. Zeebra Designs & Destinations
  30. S. Thomas Summers: Writing with some Ink and a Hammer | The Music of Steel
  31. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | laura-in-china
  32. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | Everyday Adventures
  33. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | ferwam
  34. Generation XYZ | The Nameless One
  35. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ – Celebration and Protest | The Pink Cucumber
  36. Maiden – Mother – Crone – Honoring Lifestages | Shrine of Hecate – Ramblings of a New Age Witch
  37. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  38. Mentoring: A Strand of Three | Live Life in Crescendo
  39. daily prompt: Generation XYZ | aimanss…
  40. Generation XYZ | Flowers and Breezes
  41. How Young are you? | Cascading Dreams
  42. GEN X VS. GEN ALPHA | DANDELION’S DEN
  43. Why Me vs Me Me Me | Reinvention of Mama
  44. Talking ‘Bout Yer Generation | The Shotgun Girls
  45. Why Do Young People Think ‘Just One Step’ =s Accessibility?
  46. My treasure | Life is great
  47. NOT Talking ‘Bout my Generation | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  48. How my story turned into a class project and gave me hope for the next generation | The Silver Leaf Journal
  49. Yesterday and today | Myriad Notions
  50. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | medicinalmeadows
  51. Learning Through the Ages | The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel
  52. The sun is the same in a relative way « Sithiram
  53. Inspiration Monday 27 January 2014 Meets the Daily Prompt: Never Send a Man to do a Boy’s Job | One Starving Activist
  54. UNDERSTANDING GEN X AND Y … SAY WHAT? | Serendipity
  55. IITYWTMWYBMAD?* (or How the Internet created a new language) | MC’s Whispers
  56. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ |
  57. Daily Prompt – Generation XYZ | Views Splash!
  58. Through the ages | Willow’s Corner
  59. Generation XYZ: What’s Age Anyway? |
  60. Like, gag me with a spoon! | The Flavored Word
  61. The Age of Cyber-Telepathy…(wp daily prompt) | Daily Observations
  62. Age | Rebecca Barray – Writer/Photographer
  63. Where live the giants? | Emotional Fitness
  64. Daily Prompt – Generation XYZ – Young Old Man |
  65. Every second turning us in Gold | Dreams to Reality !
  66. Give Me Money. | The Playground
  67. Respect « One Crazy Mom
  68. The Generation XYZ | Passionately Bored
  69. A Certain Disconnect | My Author-itis
  70. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ/The Stagen Family | Advocacine’s Blog
  71. Hurt Not The Earth | Making Life an Art
  72. Age | The Land Slide Photography
  73. Going for the Kill (# 9) | Rolbos ©
  74. Dear GenX, Boomers: Why Are You So Obsessed With GenY’s Shortcomings? | thanks for letting me autograph your cat
  75. X, Y and V: is for Vampire « Brigid’s Cauldron, Prometheus’ Fire
  76. Finding Wisdom Along the Mayan Path | Pairings :: Art + What Goes With It
  77. Generations | authenticallyannamarie
  78. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | I really just pretend to know stuff
  79. Daily Prompt: Age | That Montreal Girl
  80. Daily post: Age | Destino
  81. Daily Prompt Challenge ~ Age | soletusknow
  82. Daily prompt: The bliss of entitlement | helen meikle’s scribblefest
  83. 10 Reasons That I Wish I Was A Toddler | The Pinterested Parent
  84. There’s No App For That Revisited | Wiley’s Wisdom
  85. Millenial | My Infernal Imagination
  86. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | Basically Beyond Basic
  87. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ, 30 January 2014 | The San Francisco Scene–Seen!
  88. Somewhere Between X and Y | Polymathically
  89. If I’d only known then … | Brome Hill
  90. Daily Prompt: An Open Letter to Generation Z | Gradual Thought
  91. AGES: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow | The Christian Gazette
  92. Educating Our Kids to be Responsible Digital Citizens « Kakie’s Corner
  93. annerledesland
  94. Generation gap | The Word Trance
  95. Daily Prompt: Age | Wicked Words
  96. Daily Prompt: Age | Reflections on a Theme
  97. Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation | Edward Hotspur
  98. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | Your Daily Dose

Top 10 Weird Driving Trips

It was around two and a half years ago that I got my driving license after 5 attempts at the test. I was extremely delighted since it meant that I didn’t have to appear in the test a 6th time and also there would be no problem dropping and picking my son who was soon to start school.

Since then I have made some regular trips and some irregular ones. Here are some of the weird trips I have had to make:PicsArt_1391090110588

  1. Going to the park to pick up my son after an emergency call from his nanny because he needed to do potty and there’s no toilet near the park.
  2. Taking him back when he was done.
  3. Getting an ice cream for my husband from the nearby market late at night because he was craving for one and was too tired to get it himself. What can I say, I’m a dutiful wife!
  4. Rushing to the birthday supply shop to have helium balloons filled up in time for my husband’s surprise birthday party.balloons
  5. Going to my son’s school to pick up his little rubber monster toy which he forgot to bring back with him and threw a big tantrum when he found out it was missing.20140130_181343
  6. Bundling my aged mother, her wheelchair, my son, his stroller and his nanny into the car for a trip to the aquarium. It was worth it, we had a blast!20130714_160738
  7. Bundling 4 ladies and 4 children in my 7-seater with supplies for a ladies day out in the park. This one I could have skipped.
  8. Bringing two tables, 16 chairs and birthday supplies for my son’s birthday party on a day when it had rained heavily and flooded many roads. Thankfully the rain didn’t spoil the party and the tables and chairs looked lovely.P1010408
  9. Making a trip to the Oman consulate and getting lost in the process only to find out that we could get a visa on arrival.
  10. Rushing to the hospital emergency in the middle of the night with my son who wouldn’t stop coughing and was refusing to be nebulized. The staff was so inefficient they didn’t see him till half an hour, but thankfully the coughing had stopped more or less.

School assessment

Write a post entirely in the present tense.

We arrive at the school well in time for your assessment. Other children come in one by one with their parents. I check you in at the reception and wait with you in the area that they point us out to.

You are so excited to come to the big school and you want to go inside quickly. I on the other hand am a bit stressed. It feels like I’m in for a job interview.

Soon enough they call all the children to queue up. Parents accompany the children who are a bit nervous to be on their own at least up to the hallway. You on the other hand march off to stand in queue with your hands behind your back like you do in your own school. You don’t even look back at me. I come up to you and whisper in your ear that I’m outside while you do your assessment.

I wait outside with the other parents. I wonder why they take an hour to assess a 4 year old child. The first child comes out crying and the teacher looks for her parents. How disappointing for them.

I wonder what you are doing now. Are you following instructions, answering questions or just having fun? Whatever happens, I am so proud of you. Another child comes out also crying. What are they doing inside to the poor children?

I pass the time by talking to another mother seated next to me. We discuss about how difficult it is nowadays to get kids into good schools.

The hour is almost up and now the children start to come outside. This lot looks happy. I see you coming out too. You run to me and tell me you had fun. That’s a relief!

And now for the next two weeks I await the results.

Daily Prompt: Write Here, Write Now

  1. The Steps Of St. Paul’s | Experimental Fiction
  2. A Speck Of Green Part 2 (From Steve’s Window) | The Jittery Goat
  3. Enjoy YOUR present | From One Crazy Life To Another
  4. Punch my mind, why don’t you? Daily Prompt | alienorajt
  5. Harder than it is | Casually Short
  6. write here, write now. | hitting a brick wall
  7. of reasons « Anawnimiss
  8. Yellowstone snow coaches — then and now | Exploratorius
  9. Now | maritacamille
  10. Post in the Present Tense | Sunday Epidemic
  11. Love, actually | ब्‍लॉगते रहो
  12. [M.M.X.I.V. 29] TA busywork | Never A Worry
  13. 32 Minutes | Daily Prompt: Write Here, Write Now | likereadingontrains
  14. Daily Prompt: Write Here, Write Now | Being a Huntress
  15. Daily Prompt: Write Here, Write Now | Journeyman
  16. we connect to | y
  17. DP Daily Prompt: Write Here, Write Now | Sabethville
  18. Daily Prompt: Write Here, Write Now | Incidents of a Dysfunctional Spraffer
  19. Daily Prompt: Write Here, Write Now | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  20. Living in the present | Sue’s Trifles
  21. Here and Now « colderweather
  22. As I sit here now | Geek Ergo Sum
  23. It’s raining at the moment, which isn’t really news anymore. | thoughtsofrkh
  24. Write Here, Write Now | Blessed Zyra
  25. everyday | peacefulblessedstar
  26. Red, gold, pink / Daily Prompt | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  27. The Quiet Hour | The Dragon Weyr
  28. Enjoy YOUR present | Emotional Fitness
  29. Daily Prompt: Write Here, Write Now | sixty, single and surviving
  30. I DON’T WANT TO BE FRESHLY PRESSED! | DANDELION’S DEN
  31. Write Here, Write Now Or Something Like That | Lisa’s Kansa Muse
  32. Write | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  33. Hey, What About Now? | meanderedwanderings
  34. very present | sarahscapes
  35. Just Now – Passionately Bored
  36. Today Is What Matters Now | Flowers and Breezes
  37. To the Sea | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  38. Daily Prompt: Write Here, Write Now | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  39. Caught in a Deep-Freeze Polar Vortex Moment: Feeling Pensive about the Health of our Nation | Institute for Hispanic Health Equity

 

Friday Fictioneers: No Smoking

claire-fuller-2Sami had been smoking since he was 18. When he married at 27, his wife begged him to stop but he wouldn’t listen. Holding his son for the first time he decided he had to quit. So he did. But after a year he was back again.

When his wife was going to have her second baby she reminded her husband how he had quit because of his son. “Do this for your daughter” she said.

Sami has not touched a cigarette since that day. But he does tease his wife about how many children they will have to have.

This story has been written for the Friday Fictioneers. For details see the link below:

http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/31-january-2014/

There’s a space-ship in my neighbor’s garage

This is the winning post for the Jan 2014 What if challenge (link given below).

What if you discovered a space-ship in your neighbor’s garage?

I was coming home from my afternoon walk when suddenly I stopped dead in my tracks. There in broad daylight was a shiny white space-ship parked in my neighbor’s garage.

“I knew it” I thought to myself, “I just knew it”. I always knew there was something strange about the neighbors. They had never returned my calls or thanked me for the cookies I sent them nor the chocolates on New Year. And then their two boys were so odd because they never made any noise. I mean how strange is that? I never saw them playing in the garden or heard them shouting or laughing.

I giggled to myself. So my neighbors were aliens. I wondered what they actually looked like. Did they have green skin and one eye in the middle of the forehead? Mrs. Jones always looked so prim and proper with not a hair out of place. But I must say they were being very daring, not even bothering to hide the fact that a space-ship was parked in their garage.

I was just opening my front door when I heard a voice behind me.

“Hello there!” It was Mrs. Jones standing in my driveway in a neat little blue dress.

“Xertang from Mercury is here to see you. They landed in the wrong house and asked if they could keep their space-ship in my garage. I told them of course, what are neighbors for?”

I swore. My secret was out.

http://okaywhatif.com/2014/01/06/new-feature-month-long-writing-challenge-with-voting/

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/daily-prompt-neighbors/

  1. Lonely Park | muffinscout
  2. Axe-wielding landlady: a true story! Daily Prompt | alienorajt
  3. JFK Ultra Walk | Exploratorius
  4. Mr Fall | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  5. Paradox | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  6. A bird and the boat | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  7. Daily Prompt: Good Fences? | DCMontreal: Blowing the Whistle on Society
  8. Neighbours | Sue’s Trifles
  9. Yeah, I’m in the habit of phoning weirdo’s and hanging out. | thoughtsofrkh
  10. Next Door | Melibelle in Tokyo
  11. Revenge of the Duck | The Jittery Goat
  12. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening | Ps and Qs: Photography, Poetry and Quiet
  13. Unseen and Unknown | Finale to an Entrance
  14. adversity | yi-ching lin photography
  15. DP Daily Prompt: Good fences? | Sabethville
  16. Two Hours | Lifeinpawprints’s Weblog
  17. Daily Prompt: Good Fences? « Mama Bear Musings
  18. Fences, Boundaries, and Relationships Prayers and Promises
  19. Mal Vecino! | growinolder
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie & Neighbors | LenzExperiments
  21. Neighbourhood. | The Word Trance
  22. Good Neighbors, Bad Neighbors « One Crazy Mom
  23. second home first | peacefulblessedstar
  24. Neighbors in a bus! | Notes to self…
  25. [M.M.X.I.V. 39] Mighty Murf | Never A Worry
  26. Who is Truly My Neighbor? | meanderedwanderings
  27. Daily Prompt: Good Fences? | Beats of Pieces
  28. Lasers, Conspiracies, and Aluminum Hats | Under the Monkey Tree
  29. Daily Prompt: Good Fences? | imagination
  30. The Good Doctor | My Author-itis
  31. Evening Jam Session | My Little Avalon
  32. Who is my neighbor? | humblegenealogy
  33. Daily Prompt: Good Fences? | An American in Norway, a Citizen of the World
  34. Daily Prompt: Good Fences? | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  35. Friendly | Active Army Wife
  36. Oh My Neighbor | Flowers and Breezes
  37. Daily Prompt: Good Fences? | Occasional Stuff
  38. Daily Prompt: Next Door | A Taste of Morning
  39. Living in a New York “Oz” Neighborhood: The Racer, The Smoker, The Harangued Mommy, and The Pet-Friendly Curmudgeon « psychologistmimi
  40. Two different stories | Life is great
  41. Good Fences Do Make Good Neighbors | Lisa’s Kansa Muse
  42. Neighbours | VirtuallyAllSorts
  43. Daily Prompt: Good Fences? | Basically Beyond Basic
  44. Best NEIGHbors in the World / Daily Prompt | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  45. From a Dog’s Eye-view…wp daily prompt | Daily Observations
  46. CHICKENS, COOPS, CRAZY TURKEYS AND ONE OLD FARMER | SERENDIPITY
  47. Good Fences Do Make Good Neighbours – Eventually | The Zombies Ate My Brains
  48. Childhood neighbors | My Weigh To Lose
  49. Is it really greener on the other side? | MC’s Whispers
  50. Daily Prompt: Good Fences? | The Wandering Poet
  51. The Strangest of Places | martha0stout
  52. the blackberry is a gooseberry | litadoolan
  53. Accidentally Aging | Kosher Adobo
  54. DP: Next door | As I See It
  55. Like a good neighbor, stay over there | Willow’s Corner
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  59. Daily Prompt: Next Door | Occasional Stuff
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  62. Rats with Wings | field of thorns
  63. lordmikle
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  65. Daily Prompt: Good Fences? | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)
  66. Good fences | An Italophile
  67. No One is Home | The Land Slide Photography
  68. Of Love (John Keats’ Next Door Neighbour) | Angela Hickman ~ Poetry
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  72. Neighbors: Daily Post | Destino
  73. Daily Prompt: Good Fences? | 2l2phant
  74. Good Fences | the word weaver
  75. Hello, Neighbor! | The Teen Theme
  76. Love Thy Neighbor | U Be Cute – Follow the child inside of you…
  77. Next Door | Travel with Intent
  78. Daily Prompt: Good Fences? | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  79. NED, THE BIKER WHO PLUMBED | SERENDIPITY
  80. Old Jimmy | Overcoming Bloglessness
  81. The Apartment of Sin | Writings of The Midnight Thief
  82. Good Fences? | Wandering Gypsy Spirit
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  84. NED, THE BIKER WHO PLUMBED | Feature Magazine

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Neighborhood

I guess the theme is to walk around your neighborhood and take some pictures. So that’s what I did this morning. The most prominent thing in my neighborhood is the bougainvillea. Every house has it. It flowers most of the year round and requires little water. That’s why it is very popular here in the desert. It comes in beautiful vibrant colors and I think its reflection in the water looks stunning.

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http://ceenphotography.com/2014/01/28/cees-fun-foto-challenge-walk-100-steps-or-less-and-take-new-photos/