‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge 2021.’ Week #38. Entry Part 5) by Anita Dawes @jaydawes2 #IARTG #WritingPrompts #WritingCommunity #FlashFiction

Hello everyone and a warm welcome to Entry PART 5) for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge 2021.” Week #38.

Today I’m featuring a contribution from by Anita Dawes & Jaye Marie.

Last week I set the following Challenge:

Hello everyone and welcome to my new “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!” Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing.  Maximum word count: 750 words.

Here is the image prompt and the contribution.

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Like dust dancing in sunlight, free running,
the dolphins do it better. their joy is catching
I swim with the memory in mind
Trying to dive in and out of the water
A smooth grey dolphin for a few seconds
Is all I can manage
Their energy and strength is missing from my body
Yet floating like dust, I feel the peace at being one with the water
In my mind, a small child takes hold of my dorsal fin.
Waiting for that special moment when we cut through the waves
Like a hot knife through butter
A warm feeling of joy, like nothing you can buy…

© Anita Dawes 2021

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‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge 2021.’ Week #36 Entry Part 3) by Ladyleemanila @Ladyleemanila #IARTG #WritingPrompts #FlashFiction #WritingCommunity

Hello everyone and a warm welcome to Part 3)  of the entries for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge 2021” Week #36.
Today I’m featuring contributions from entry Part 3) By Ladyleemanila
Last week I set the following Challenge:
Hello everyone and welcome to my new “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!” Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing.  Maximum word count: 750 words.

Here is the image prompt and Ladyleemanila’s contribution.

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Painted words on the bus down the street

Justice to sway and call as people cheer

Peace and love not war,  we tell that is clear

Private and public chain and web to greet

Failed to settle but that’s not a defeat

Will be alright in a month or in a year

Painted words on the bus down the street

Justice to sway and call as people cheer

The bus drives on and on even in sleet

Spreading the message in their frontier

Lots of volunteers and they persevere

Children with costumes playing trick or treat

Painted words on the bus down the street*

(c) ladyleemanila 2021

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https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/

https://twitter.com/ladyleemanila

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‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge 2021.’ Week #34 Entry Part 4) By Anita Dawes @jaydawes2 #IARTG #WritingPrompts #WritingComminity #FlashFiction

Hello everyone and a warm welcome to Entry PART 4) for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge 2021.” Week #34

Today I’m featuring a contribution from by Anita Dawes & Jaye Marie.

Last week I set the following Challenge:

Hello everyone and welcome to my new “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!” Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing.  Maximum word count: 750 words.

Here is the image prompt and the contribution.

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Early morning fingers of sunlight
Warms the water below.
Where young life drinks its fill
Shadows vanish, he is safe.
is mother carefully nudges him.
To go deeper for a bath
She will teach him by being at his side.
 his days are filled with love…

© Anita Dawes 2021

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‘Fiction In A Flash challenge 2021.’ Week #33 Entry Part 7 by Karen Ingalls @KIngallsAuthor #IARTG #WritingCommunity #FlashFiction

Hello everyone and a warm welcome to Part 7)  of the entries for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge 2021.” Week #33
Today I’m featuring a contribution from Karen Ingalls
Last week I set the following Challenge:
Hello everyone and welcome to my new “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!” Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing.  Maximum word count: 750 words.

Here is the image prompt and Karen’s Contribution.

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Here is Karen’s Tanka poem based on the photo prompt.

A Word from Karen “Cherishing each day is an important part of my life. When I was diagnosed with cancer, I made a conscious decision to live each moment with love as best as I could. There is a wonderful song by Jason Mraz titled “Living in the Moment,” which describes my philosophy so beautifully. Here it is for you to enjoy!”

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‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge 2021.’ Week #33 Entry Part 3) by Anita Dawes @jaydawes2 #IARTG #WritingPrompts #WritingComminity #FlashFiction

Hello everyone and a warm welcome to Entry PART 3) for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge 2021.” Week #33.

Today I’m featuring a contribution from by Anita Dawes & Jaye Marie.

Last week I set the following Challenge:

Hello everyone and welcome to my new “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!” Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing.  Maximum word count: 750 words.

Here is the image prompt and the contribution.

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Sunrise, I stand alone with my blue ocean
The land beyond
I am King of all I survey, at least for another hour
Before the human ants
come crawling out of the woodwork.
I enjoy this hour, I bathe in it
It will sustain me through the day.
Those sullen voices, grumpy faces
It rolls off my back,
I have become a duck for the day.
To hold back the nightmares
I will watch the sun set
Bathe in the peace of it at the end of my day
Armour against the night terrors
I shall sleep peacefully,
knowing all is well with the world…

© Anita Dawes 2021

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‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge 2021.’ Week #32 Entry Part 6) by Anita Dawes @jaydawes2 #IARTG #WritingPrompts #WritingComminity #FlashFiction

Hello everyone and a warm welcome to Entry PART 6) for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge 2021.” Week #32.

Today I’m featuring a contribution from by Anita Dawes & Jaye Marie.

Last week I set the following Challenge:

Hello everyone and welcome to my new “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!” Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing.  Maximum word count: 750 words.

Here is the image prompt and the contribution.

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In the dark of night any light is welcome
This tiny orange glow, held by a helping hand
Yet I could not walk towards it
A whispering voice in my mind
Telling me there is danger that way
Turn around, come back to me
I have lived here in the dark a long time,
Waiting. Each day you tread this path
So many times I almost touched you
Whispering, hoping you would hear me
Tonight, I know you heard my voice
You remember the times we lived together
The many years that pass your mind
The hand that holds the light
Wants to take you from me
Don’t let them, turn around
I am waiting…

© Anita Dawes 2021

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‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge 2021.’ Week #31 Entry Part 3) by Karen Ingalls @KIngallsAuthor #IARTG #WritingCommunity #FlashFiction

Hello everyone and a warm welcome to Part 3)  of the entries for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge 2021.” Week #31.
Today I’m featuring a contribution from Karen Ingalls
Last week I set the following Challenge:
Hello everyone and welcome to my new “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!” Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing.  Maximum word count: 750 words.

Here is the image prompt and Karen’s Contribution.

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‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge’ Final Image Prompt for 2020. Week #29 Entry Part 5) by Anita Dawes @jaydawes2 #IARTG #WritingPrompts #WritingComminity #FlashFiction

Hello everyone and a warm welcome to Entry PART 5) for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge” Week #29. FINAL IMAGE PROMPT for 2020.

Today I’m featuring a contribution from by Anita Dawes & Jaye Marie.

Last week I set the following Challenge:

Hello everyone and welcome to my new “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!” Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing.  Maximum word count: 750 words.

Here is the image prompt and the contribution.pexels-frans-van-heerden-830829

The rainbow bridge from Valhalla
Appeared for a small moment in time
Bathed in orange, the colour to change your luck
Inviting you to take a chance
Walk across, a rare gift from Odin
He is not known for his kindness towards mortals
Do you have the courage to take the first step?
See what Odin has in store
For anyone daring enough to take up his offer
Remember, he is known as the Trickster
Mostly for changing his mind
It would be my luck to have him change his mind
Just as I reach the middle of the bridge
Leaving me God knows where
I would say, beware gifts from the Gods
They are rarely what they seem…

© anita dawes 2020

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‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge’ Final Prompt for 2020. Week #29 Entry Part 1) by John Howell @HowellWave and Suzanne Burke @pursoot #IARTG #WritingCommunity #WritingPrompts #FlashFiction

Hello everyone and a warm welcome to Part 1)  of the entries for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge” FINAL IMAGE FOR 2020 Week #29.
Today I’m featuring contributions from entry 1)By John Howell and Entry 2) My own contribution.
Last week I set the following Challenge:
Hello everyone and welcome to my new “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!” Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing.  Maximum word count: 750 words.

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This one-line contribution by John Howell.

“If I hadn’t had three margaritas, Marge, I’d swear I see a rainbow in the desert.”

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A few words about my own contribution.

Thanks so much for joining me here. This will be the final prompt for 2020. Thank you all for taking part in the journey. I have always been humbled in the presence of Rainbows. For me they speak of life’s journey. They speak of beginnings and endings. They gift us with hope to light the way into an uncertain future.

The nightmare year that has been 2020 is coming to its own end. I had so much I wanted to say yet I struggled with the way to find the words, and then a memory caught my attention. A sweet memory of a marvelous poem that says it all for me.

I share it with you here, along with the marvelous musical adaptation. There have been a few recordings over the years but this one is for me the most moving.

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DESIDERATA

By

Max Ehrmann.

Desiderata

GO PLACIDLY amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

By Max Ehrmann © 1927

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‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge’ Week #28 Entry Part 2) by Anita Dawes @jaydawes2 #IARTG #WritingPrompts #WritingComminity #FlashFiction

Hello everyone and a warm welcome to Entry PART 2) for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge” Week #28.

Today I’m featuring a contribution from entry 2) by Anita Dawes & Jaye Marie.

Last week I set the following Challenge:

Hello everyone and welcome to my new “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!” Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing.  Maximum word count: 750 words.

Here is the image prompt and the contribution.

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The sign reads Road Closed
It should be World Closed
It’s no longer spinning
In a way we understand
Thank God for human nature
There are so many that fight on,
they won’t have a bar of this closure
Without breaking the rules
They manage to keep their chins up
Spread cheer and help where they can
Just remember,
it truly is a wonderful world,
as we head towards 2021
I hope the world can spin
The way we remember
Where we can act
without double thinking every move
Touch without fear
A little voice in my head screams No!
The world has forever changed
An even louder voice says Don’t be daft
Leopards don’t change their spots…

© anita dawes 2020

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