Truthful Tuesday 01-25-2022

This week, on Truthful Tuesday, Frank from Thoughts and Theories asks:

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#Bloganuary Prompt Day 24 – Vivid Dream

Day 24

Write about a dream you remember.

I had a very bizarre dream a few nights ago. That’s how bizarre it was. I still remember it despite what people say about us forgetting our dreams the next day.

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CFFC: Which Ways Around Sharp Curves

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

#Bloganuary Prompt Day 17 – 20: Short Answers

Day 17

What is a superpower you’d love to have?

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Friday Fictioneers: Wing Daughter


Emily tugs at her father’s shirt, “Daddy, who are you looking for?”

Her father smiles and picks her up, “Hey sweets, I was looking for you, who else? Did you enjoy story time with Ms. Rose?”

“Sure did, daddy.” Emily says then whispers, “Ms. Rose is over there, in case you’re wondering.” She winks.

He gives his daughter a look and wonders. How did my little girl come to know me so well? Before he can ponder further, Miss Rose strides over, “Hi,” she says.

“Uh hi.” He stutters. “I, I…”

“Daddy’s wondering if you wanna have coffee with him.”

(100 words)

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Share Your World – Week of January 17, 2022

Fill in: ‘If I were really completely honest, I would say that …’ This is a question for ‘radical honesty’. What are the things you wouldn’t normally say? Things you would otherwise actually hide?  What’s on your mind? What would you really like to be able to say?

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#Bloganuary Prompt Day 16 – Passions

Day 16

What is a cause you’re passionate about and why?

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#Bloganuary Prompt Day 15 – Life Lessons

Day 15

What is a life lesson you feel everyone can benefit from learning?

If there’s anything I’ve learned in my 30 years on Earth is you cannot count on anyone but yourself. This lesson was cemented into my core when I was young when my mom left for the U.S and I was left in China.

She recently revealed to me as we were scanning and digitizing old pictures that she didn’t know I was going to be treated so awful when she left.

I was 7-year-old when she left. She told me she was just going to tour America and that she was going to be back before I know it but she ended up staying and didn’t return until 3 years later, during which I was constantly lectured and punished for being a girl while my male cousins were being spoiled like little princes.

Less than a year after mom left, my aunt, uncle, cousin, and I went shopping in a department store. I was browsing when the ladies around me started screaming, one even fainted. At first I didn’t know what was going on but then one of them shrieked, “your hand.” That’s when I realized blood was spurting from my left hand.

Why I didn’t feel anything? I’m not sure.

Meanwhile, my tiny cousin was standing next to me, in his hand was a bloody cleaver, and my aunt and uncle were nowhere to be found. Who lets their 2-year-olds run around the store? Beats me. And what kind of department puts cleaver display on the lower shelf? Again beats me.

Anyway, it wasn’t long until the adults appeared and my bloody hand was wrapped in cloth and we were walking to the hospital, which, thankfully, was next to the department store. My uncle accompanied me to get my hand stitched while my aunt waited outside as she has a fear of blood.

It was during the stitching when my pain finally registered in my brain. “I’ll get you some ice cream when we’re done here, I promise.” My uncle said when I began sniffing, trying to hold back my tears.

He never fulfilled that promise. The moment we got home that afternoon was the moment they treated like the last few hours never happened. The ice cream never came up again and that’s when I realized, adults lie. They don’t keep their promises.

It was also that moment I promised to get myself whatever I want when I am grown up and have a job because the only person I can only ever trust is myself.

CFFC: Monday Windows

Folding Windows

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

#Bloganuary Prompt Day 13 – Ideal Day

Day 13

What does your ideal day look like?

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Friday Fictioneers: Dreaming of Paradise

PHOTO PROMPT © Bradley Harris

Where am I?

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Truthful Tuesday 01-11-2022 on a Wednesday

This week, Frank from Thoughts and Theories is back from his blogging vacation with a brand new edition of Truthful Tuesday where he asks:

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#SundayStills – Looking to the #Future

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Share Your World – Week of January 10, 2022

Who do you think is an example of a successful person?

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Blogging Insights #25 #Bloganuary – Carpe Diem

I am going to pair this week’s Blogging Insights with the Day 11 prompt for Bloganuary. Kill 2 birds with 1 stone.

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#Bloganuary Prompt Day 10 – I am grateful for…

Day 10

What are 5 things you’re grateful for today?

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#Bloganuary Prompt Day 8 and 9

Day 8

What do you like most about your writing?

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #181: Double Dipping

This week, on Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #181, host Tina asks to explore other photo challenges within the blogosphere.

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#WeekendCoffeeShare – Firsts of 2022

Hello and welcome to my corner of the world wide web and the first #weekendcoffeeshare of 2022! Please come in, shrug off your coat and join me for our first conversation of 2022.

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#Bloganuary Prompt Day 7 – Laughter is the best Medicine

What makes you laugh?

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CFFC: Fun with Water Water Everywhere

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

#Bloganuary Prompt Day 5 and 6

Day 5:

What is something you wish you knew how to do?

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Friday Fictioneers: Puzzled by Fascination


“Aren’t these wonderful? Wow!” Her daughter bends over to examine the paintings in awe.

She says nothing. The truth is, she’s miserable. What am I doing here? She keeps asking herself. Why is my daughter so interested in this stuff. She’s not an artist. She can’t draw to save her life.

She’s trying to spend time with you, you idiot. Another voice speaks in her mind. Smile, don’t be a sour-puss.

Reluctantly, she forces the corner of her lips to curl upward as she follows her daughter to the man at the table. She’s so fascinated by this stuff, why?

(100 words)

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