The Light Within…
The Light Within…
PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Wayne Fields
It’s crazy the things you have to do today. Our weather patterns are changing; it’s
either erratic or miserable, not very good for the morale.
Well, today is different. We’ve decided to tackle it head on and head for the hills.
With a long hike ahead needs must, if we get an early enough start we should be able
to thoroughly enjoy our destination by early afternoon.
”At last! Finally, we’re above the cloud! Sunshine!”
“Beautiful, warm, nurturing Sunshine!”
“Oh I so feel like I‘m in Heaven!”
“Such a good idea of yours.”
“Hmmm? Maybe not every weekend though!”
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?!”
PHOTO PROMPT © Yarnspinnerr
“This must be it.”
“Can’t be… the place is crawling!”
“Well, we’ve hobbled back and forth… it’s the only place matching the description.”
“God! Why did we ever come here?”
“An act of pure stupidity!”
“Desperation more like!”
“What choice did we have?”
Finding a doorway we cautiously entered the dilapidated building.
The smell of incense greeted us.
A glow emanated from a side room and a feeling of optimism coursed through me.
As we edged inside… he met our gaze… warmth and love poured from his eyes.
My friend turned to me…
“Worth the journey?”
“Yes,” I beamed.
PHOTO PROMPT © Fatima Fakier Deria
We sat around the table
there were 6 of us.
Indulging in some moments
due to wine
were now, somewhat nonplus.
We sat and laughed
and joked and shared
our memories of the past.
All the time our unawares
of life beyond our
As time evolved and
talk moved to food
Lent’s end was now in sight.
Our rumbling tums now audible
and saliva fired for our first bite.
We lifted baskets crammed
with culinary delights.
Unhooked the lids
then shrieked in horror
the food in side
had come alive
attendant to devour!
PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz
Stomping my feet, doing a jig and waving my arms about like a raging lunatic, I finally gave up.
The night was so black I’d winded myself locating my car earlier than I’d anticipated, the only light a dazzling glow from the camera’s ever-ready presence comforting me in my frozen stupor.
Diving back into the car I started the engine. There was no way I’d even be able to operate the shutter and time was running out.
My phone beeped. An email!
“Aargh… better check it!”
‘Log in for updates on the Boson’s Meteor’
“No! Damn! Damn!”
“It’s tomorrow night!”
…lying on my back
in the long grass
basking in the warmth
of a highland summer’s day
the vast array of sensations
no words can define
the buzz of the bees and flies
the tunes of breeze
through the grasses
the call of the sheep
to their growing lambs
the bouquet of scents
and watching the clouds
gently floating by…
… succinctly… in Heaven!