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#WRITEPHOTO – BRIDGE by Keep it alive 

Wonderful pearls of wisdom and a lovely insight to her father by Keep it alive 

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

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a red and white Vertical Lift Bridge crossing an expanse of water.

Bridge
Bridge – Image by KL Caley

“We will cross the bridge when we will come to it” This was what my father used to say when I was worrying about things that might happen.

I know I’m biased but I have never come across anyone who was as patient or kind as him. He would always listen to me when I’d share my fears and apprehension about my future. And was always ready with good advice.

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WritePhoto # Bridge – Keep it alive 

Much Love
KL 

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#WRITEPHOTO – BRIDGE by Ladyleemanila

An intriguing entry by Ladyleemanila

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

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a red and white Vertical Lift Bridge crossing an expanse of water.

Bridge
Bridge – Image by KL Caley

In the journey of life, it’s not always smooth sailing
Rough ways, getting lost, storms and other set-backs
We can’t stand still as the sky might fall
After rainy days we see flowers blooming
The daffodils, tulips, bluebells and the lilacs
We go through life, don’t have to look for cure-all

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Much Love
KL 

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#WRITEPHOTO – BRIDGE by pensitivity101

Di shows us that a little local knowledge can go a long way to avoiding disaster over at pensitivity101

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

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a red and white Vertical Lift Bridge crossing an expanse of water.

Bridge
Bridge – Image by KL Caley

Sam looked on as they put the finishing touches to the bridge. It had been erected in record time and would be an alternative to travelling some ten miles downriver.
He was joined by an elderly man out for the day on his bicycle who stopped to chat.
‘Nice lookin’ bridge,’ he said.
‘Thanks!’ Sam replied.
‘You design it?’

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Much Love
KL 

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Walking Through The Flames

“In order to rise
From its own ashes
A phoenix
First
Must
Burn.”

– Octavia Butler, Parable of the Talents

Left Foot

Right Foot

One step

After another

Ever forward

Even though it often felt she was still

Or going backwards

Yet she never repeated

Life was for learning

Sometimes the pain felt unbearable

Yet through the flames

She could see just a glimpse

Of the life she wanted

Step

Step

Step.


In order to rise from its own ashes a phoenix first must burn Quote. - Octavia Butler
In order to rise from its own ashes, a phoenix first must burn Quote. – Octavia Butler

I was going to write a long-winded post here about how whilst going through one of the most difficult times in my life one of my closest and oldest friendships came to an end. Yet, just 12 months on from that I had made a new group of friends to who I am very grateful. However, the post ended up reading like a sob story with me prattling on endlessly, so I have removed it. I am sure everyone has their moment in the flames, and I truly hope (although you might not see it at that moment in time), bigger and better things await you in the future, that one day you will look back on and be thankful for.

Originally written in response to

  • Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge (#WQWWC) – Order
  • FOWC with Fandango – Prattle.

Take Care.
KL

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#WRITEPHOTO – BANDSTAND by Stine Writing

A relaxed day by Stine Writing

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

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a green bandstand in a park. Nearby is a long building with windows overlooking the bandstand.

Band Stand
Band Stand Image by KL Caley

You could hear the squeal of laughter as the children ran round and round the bandstand. In a few hours the grass surrounding the bandstand would be filled with checkered blankets laid out with wine and cheese.

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Much Love
KL 

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#WRITEPHOTO – BANDSTAND by pensitivity101

A look back on the bandstand of days gone by from pensitivity101

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

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a green bandstand in a park. Nearby is a long building with windows overlooking the bandstand.

Band Stand
Band Stand Image by KL Caley

They say you cannot go back, that places are never the same as we remember them.
How very true, but the memories are always there.

In my younger days, there was a bandstand in the park which was in use every weekend throughout the Summer. Flanked by aromatic flower beds in riotous colour, you could hire a deckchair for an hour or so to sit and listen to the band as they played. It was a respite for parents too as their kids could paddle safely in the little stream that ran alongside, one which was carefully maintained and never deeper that a few inches. Paper sail boats were popular, most handmade from a scrap of wood, a stick for a mast and a paper napkin.

There is something about the sound of a brass band, be it of the Salvation Army, armed forces, or even a school concert. The music is in a class of its own,  even the most melancholy of ballads touches your soul, makes your skin tingle, and gets into your heart, raising your spirits. Or at least it does for me.

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Much Love
KL 

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Roll up! ROLL UP! #WRITEPHOTO BLOGGERS

Today, I’ve got my top hat and red jacket on and I’m feeling quite shouty and excited!

Roll up!

ROLL UP!

#Writephoto Bloggers.

WE NEED YOU!

Do you want to join in with the breath-taking, hair-raising, thought-provoking, imagination-exploring, secret-revealing, world-renowned (sort of) weekly writing prompt?

As many of you know, every Thursday at Noon GMT I post a new #writephoto prompt, where I ask users to use the image and/or prompt title as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.

But wait, there is more…

Well, I have been a busy bee, in the background of the new #writephoto HQ and I have mapped out my favourite photo’s for the remaining Thursdays of the year and I currently have 1 last space for 2021 up for grabs (but of course there are plenty of spaces in 2022).

So, in honour of Sue, who kindly gave me permission to continue her #writephoto prompt, I would like to pass this sharing over to you.

Do you have a photo squirrelled away that you always thought would make a great #writephoto prompt?

If you are happy for it to be shared, please email me a copy of it at kl.caley@yahoo.co.uk

My intention is to once a month have a guest spotlight photo.

I hope you all agree, this is a nice tribute to Sue, who shared so much with us all. If you have time, this post of hers outlining how the #writephoto challenge not only came about but grew into what it is today, makes for a lovely read. Who really made the rules? | Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo 

A special THANK YOU to the following superstars who have already participated in our monthly spot:

#writephoto Guest Photos – 2021 so far.

Much Love,
KL

P.S. Please share this with others who may wish to take up the #writephoto challenge too:

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#WRITEPHOTO – BANDSTAND by Ladyleemanila

A busy day in the park by Ladyleemanila 

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

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a green bandstand in a park. Nearby is a long building with windows overlooking the bandstand.

Band Stand
Band Stand Image by KL Caley

Cycled to Waldwirtschaft
We had beer and Brezen
The weather was brilliant
Our favourite jazz band

Cycled to the forest
With joggers and cyclists
Children having ice-cream
Cycled to Waldwirtschaft

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Much Love
KL 

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Stick a pin in it!

So, it happened again…

This week whilst taking the mother for a quick browse and lunch in a local town, I had a few quick glances around the book section of the charity shop. Low and behold these beauties found their way into my basket:

Charity Shop Haul
Charity Shop Haul – Image by KL Caley

How pretty are those covers?

Whilst I love browsing charity shops and second-hand shops for pre-loved books, my to-read bundle has grown quite ridiculous and is now hoarding a whole bookcase of its own (and that doesn’t include the hidden collection lurking on my kindle).

So, for the moment I think I need to pop a pin in it. All book shopping is on hold until further notice. At least until there is one clear shelf on my bookcase!

Anyone else found some pre-loved bargains that they just couldn’t resist?

The To-Read Shelves.

Originally written in response to Prompt for #SoCS – Pin. by Linda G Hill

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Take Care.

KL

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#WRITEPHOTO – BANDSTAND by Masons Mind Menagerie

A lyrical love story by Masons Mind Menagerie

Cassidy has severe stage fright. Can Brady save her special performance?

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

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a green bandstand in a park. Nearby is a long building with windows overlooking the bandstand.

Band Stand
Band Stand Image by KL Caley

“Just think, in two days this park will be buzzing with people all here to listen to you perform,” Brady said with a glance at the traditional, hexagonal park bandstand beneath the trees on the wide lawns.

“I can’t do it,” Cassidy took a deep shaky breath and turned away from the performing place. She gathered her curls of auburn hair over her right shoulder and began to walk away.

“Why? I’m so excited to watch you perform. I want to feel the pride as everybody cheers for the musical princess I love.” Brady stopped her leaving by interlinking his fingers in hers and gently turning her to face him.

“I’m scared, Brady. I’ve never performed in front of anyone like that before.”

“That’s a natural feeling. You’re such a wonderful performer your musical soul is indigenous to that stage. I know once you begin you’ll relax and love every second of your performance.”

Cassidy shook her head, “I’m sorry, I won’t be coming.”

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Cassidy’s Song – Masons Mind Menagerie

Much Love
KL