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#WRITEPHOTO – Feather Cloud by pensitivity101

A magical entry by pensitivity101 

Thank you so much for taking part in #Writephoto – Feather Cloud prompt.

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a beautiful feathered cloud in the colours of a rainbow.

Feather Cloud – Image by A Kehas

Colours confined,
Contained, trapped,
Surfing on a blue sky.
Rolling ripples,
Teasing scrolls,
Phenomenal mystery.

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Feather cloud | pensitivity101

Much Love
KL 

I LOVE BOOKS

Review of Anti-Social by Nick Pettigrew

Anti-Social: The Secret Diary of an Anti-Social Behaviour Officer by Nick Pettigrew

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Anti-Social is a diary showing the day to day aspects of being an AS officer. His insight into life with individuals (and families) with a variety of problems; crime, drugs, mental health issues, elderly, isolation, court cases, tenancy disputes and more.

I often think it’s useful to see an extract of a book to get an idea of the writing style. Here is a brief extract so that you can see a sample of the writing yourself:

14 September
Not a good day. Tim calls our team and says he has serious concerns for the wellbeing of his neighbour, as well as the wellbeing of his own kids. Tim’s next door neighbour is Anne, who’s in her seventies and lives with her son Alex. And Tim worries that if something isn’t done soon, Alex is going to end up killing his mum.
Tim tells me that Anne can be heard pleading with Alex to leave her alone and to get out of the flat. This is usually accompanied with thuds and crashes, and Alex screaming abuse at his mum.

This book is interesting, it thrusts you straight into the office of a community worker from the first page, showing sometimes the only things that will get you through the day are a dark sense of humour, prescription meds and copious amounts of alcohol and Nick doesn’t shy away from telling us those facts and the toll this job can take on your mental health. It feels like a truly honest reflection (the good, the bad and the ugly).

Cover of Anti-Social by Nick Pettigrew
Cover: Anti-Social

The author offers both compassion and empathy were needed but also doesn’t shy away from the nastier individuals he comes across. He offers genuine insight into the paperwork, the funding issues, the court cases and more. There were often times on a few of his more sensitive cases when it really hits you in the gut just how hard life is for some of the individuals involved in these cases.
I would genuinely recommend this book. It’s the darker side of humanity with often the only lightness being the author’s wit. I feel anyone in the sector, particularly senior management level and above, MPs and probably the courts too, need to read this to better understand the individuals, the paperwork, and more. It’s probably the closest they will get to walking in another person’s shoes and it just might help make better-informed decisions and changes the sector needs.

I have read many books like this that give you insight into someone else’s profession (and life). Confessions of a GP by Benjamin Daniels is a similar book with some equally thought-provoking scenarios for those interested in further reading.

Overall View: Brilliant, upsetting, challenging, funny, emotional and more.

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#WRITEPHOTO – Feather Cloud by Tina Stewart Brakebill

A beautiful Haiku by  Tina Stewart Brakebill

Thank you so much for taking part in #Writephoto – Feather Cloud prompt.

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a beautiful feathered cloud in the colours of a rainbow.

Feather Cloud – Image by A Kehas

a moment of joy

written across the blue sky

the rainbow unfurls

Tina Stewart Brakebill

Normally I only post a segment and encourage others to navigate to the contributor’s site to see the rest but in Tina’s case she has prepared several, so here are the links to them all:

https://purehaiku.wordpress.com/2021/07/24/7-24-featured-haiku-writer/

https://purehaiku.wordpress.com/2021/07/26/7-26-featured-haiku-writer/

https://purehaiku.wordpress.com/2021/07/28/7-28-featured-haiku-writer/

Much Love
KL 

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#WRITEPHOTO – Feather Cloud by TanGental

Poor Arturo Despot can’t do right for doing wrong in this fun entry by TanGental 

Thank you so much for taking part in #Writephoto – Feather Cloud prompt.

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a beautiful feathered cloud in the colours of a rainbow.

Feather Cloud – Image by A Kehas

Arturo Despot shuffled his feet nervously. He’d been sure he’d come up with a nailed on certainty, but pleasing Artemis Poltroon was not easy. Not easy at all.

‘What is that, Despot?’ The tyrannical Chief Executive squinted at the sky.

‘A cloud, sir.’ Better to stick to the basics until it was clear which way the wind was blowing, Arturo thought. The temptation to cower, however was almost overwhelming.

‘A cloud? Just a cloud?’

‘A feather cloud, sir. Very a la mode.’

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Clouds On The Horizon #writephoto | TanGental 

Much Love
KL 

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#WRITEPHOTO – Feather Cloud by Tessa Dean

Riley and Randall get in a spot of bother when they stumble upon some private property in the latest entry by Tessa Dean

Thank you so much for taking part in #Writephoto – Feather Cloud prompt.

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a beautiful feathered cloud in the colours of a rainbow.

Feather Cloud – Image by A Kehas

The sun was shining after a week of almost solid rain and Riley and her boyfriend Randall were lying on a blanket on the greenest and softest grass they could find and they were interested in the clouds that were forming after the storm from last night. They were staring intently at this one in the shape of a feather and glowing with the colors of the rainbow. They were so intent on the cloud that they didn’t hear the movement around them.

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Three Things Challenge #675 and #WRITEPHOTO – FEATHER CLOUD – Tessa Dean – Author

Much Love
KL 

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#WRITEPHOTO – Feather Cloud by Priyanci Jain

An intriguing entry by Priyanci Jain

Thank you so much for taking part in #Writephoto – Feather Cloud prompt.

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a beautiful feathered cloud in the colours of a rainbow.

Feather Cloud – Image by A Kehas
Very hard to realize
But to be precise
Once upon a time
In the lands of wood
I loved consulting others and set the mood

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https://priyancijain.wordpress.com/2021/07/30/writephoto-my-floating-dream/

Much Love
KL 

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#WRITEPHOTO – Feather Cloud by A Unique Title For Me

How much do you know about a horses’ tail? Not as much as Jim I’d guess.

Thank you so much for taking part in #Writephoto – Feather Cloud prompt.

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a beautiful feathered cloud in the colours of a rainbow.

Feather Cloud – Image by A Kehas

That is not a feather cloud, it’s a mare’s tail and I ought to know as I carefully lifted many horses’ tails and I wondered what purpose they served.  I noticed that when it was swung around, it would deter flies from biting its ass and this was their defense in their war against insects.  This is a part of the horse that must be respected, as a tail can be used like a whip and it is a formidable weapon, especially when it is frantically swished and swayed around.  Animals’ butts may seem mundane to most people, but only creatures with an anus are able to physically segregate the acts of eating and defecating, so they don’t have to finish processing one meal before ingesting another, allowing their bodies to harvest more energy, so they can grow bigger.

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The Mares Tail – A Unique Title For Me 

Much Love
KL 

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#WRITEPHOTO – Feather Cloud by willowdot21

First word of this story and I was already smiling – the return of Morgarna and Merlin’s adventures.

Thank you so much for taking part in #Writephoto – Feather Cloud prompt.

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a beautiful feathered cloud in the colours of a rainbow.

Feather Cloud – Image by A Kehas

Morgarna, smiled as she open the roof of the BMW convertable, fiddling in the glove compartment and door pockets she found, sunglasses, cigarettes and a lighter.
She put the sunglasses on and lit a cigarette. Life was good right now and after the time she’d just had she was going to make the most of it.
Looking at her surroundings and the car she thought to herself, okay I am back … something went wrong but it is the right century.
Feeling her side she was relieved that her bag was there and in it the plans for Mars station 5.

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K.L. Caley’s #writephoto. Feather Cloud. | willowdot21

Much Love
KL 

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#WRITEPHOTO – Feather Cloud by Ladyleemanila

A beautiful Florette by Ladyleemanila 

Thank you so much for taking part in #Writephoto – Feather Cloud prompt.

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a beautiful feathered cloud in the colours of a rainbow.

Feather Cloud – Image by A Kehas

Frail feather clouds treading lightly

Drifting in the sky so slightly

Endless seeking for some meaning

Lonely as the clouds half dreaming to be timely

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#WRITEPHOTO – FEATHER CLOUD – Ladyleemanila

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KL 

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#WRITEPHOTO – Feather Cloud by Trent’s World

A journey guided by the ancestor’s by Trent’s World

Thank you so much for taking part in #Writephoto – Feather Cloud prompt.

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a beautiful feathered cloud in the colours of a rainbow.

Feather Cloud – Image by A Kehas

I lay down in feathered sleep where dreams and visions mix with the real world around me.  The spirits of the ancestors surrounded me and spoke to me as I floated in the part trance, part waking, part sleep that was so important to the Seeing. 

I say the ancestors surrounded me, but that was not quite true.  I knew the stories and legends and so understood that our people had moved in from the west and the way east was unexplored.  Yes, we have journeyed for days to the east, but never venturing beyond what we knew was safe.

The cold winters have become colder, the glacier has approached.  We had moved from the land of the ancestors to the west when my grandfather’s grandfather was a small child.  We occasionally met with our kin, but they have grown strange.

Or we have.

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Feather Cloud #writephoto | Trent’s World (the Blog) 

Much Love
KL