Old Habits Die Hard – Friday Fictioneers 20 April 2018


PHOTO PROMPT © Douglas M. MacIlroy

Old Habits Die Hard

“See that, Brierly, that’s where you’re at. Chained, trapped in the illusion of powerlessness.
So much so you think everything and everyone around you needs to change in order for you to feel safe and happy.
Well, I’ve some good news for you.
You were sold that reality by your forefathers, who were well intentioned but equally fearful.
All they had to do was take their attention from outside of themselves, to within themselves and they would’ve come to realise, that is where their power lies… within.
Try it son, what have you got to lose?!”

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The Dead Rose Dilemma – Friday Fictioneers 23 February 2018


PHOTO PROMPT © Marie Gail Stratford


The Dead Rose Dilemma

Another week, another image.

This time a dead rose?

Sometimes I cringe.

“What the hell can I write about that?“

She drew a blank.

OK… so I know now… just leave it alone… eventually I’ll be inspired…

…but only if I really leave it alone! It doesn’t work if I ‘pretend’! She laughed at herself,

remembering the times she’d done this. Well I’m human.

They say meditate on a flower…

“I wonder what happens when I meditate on a dead flower?….”

“…Oh my goodness… it’s not dead! Such Beauty! Such Joy!”

She basked in appreciate of another challenging opportunity.

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Ooh, shiny! – ‘Ooh, Ohh, wow!

Anvil cloud or space ship?

My ‘Ooh Shiny’ is probably an ‘ Ooh, Ooh, wow, look at that!’

Then …

‘Where’s my camera?’

Panic.

‘Got to get this one!’

‘Wow!’

Drink it in.

Indulge in the moment.

Wonder at the amazement of it all.

Take a few more shots.

And, knowing I will never see it again that way,

Hope I have at least captured some of the essence of that moment.

Ooh, Shiny!