Category Archives: Creativity Challenge

dsc04462 January 02

Creativity Challenge 40 – Finish

Finish the story begins with: “I watched the vulture looking at me hungrily as I lay on the ground bleeding and injured.” My heart’s pounding, wallowing in self-pity with the stark reality that anytime now, when worse comes to worst and I’m dead, the vulture will strike and take me for his dinner. Why didn’t […]

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Creativity Challenge 39 – Silence

In this technicolour but sometimes Stygian world, I feel inept of handling things. The confusion and betrayal make me frustrated and lonely. The silence of the moon geminates some sour events into words. However much it grates on my nerves, something in the back of my mind tells me to leave it as it is. […]

imgp1776 December 28

Creativity Challenge 38 – Relief

The meeting at the café was supposed to be quick and easy, but it quickly became complicated. My friend hasn’t arrived yet so I decided to queue at the coffee shop. “Can I have a cup of coffee, please?” I said loudly at the barista. “Which one, Sir?” “White, no sugar” I answered. “We don’t […]

imgp6273 December 28

Creativity Challenge 37 – Path

This week’s photo prompt is provided by, Louise, author of the blog, “The Storyteller’s Abode.” Thank you Louise! In the empyreal blue sky, I’m hoping I can track your last movement. Like a bloodcrow eager to find some treasure, I’m as fanatic as my feet allow. Perhaps I’d be able to reach your spirit in […]

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Creativity Challenge 36 – Invigorate

A story of strength and spirit Grandparents lived in a hamlet A fire burning in the hearth A spark of light, lay it thwart Grandpa sat with his defiant mood For several hours the situation brewed An ancient game he played with Grandma A status quo both of them not foresaw Grandma stuck to her […]

dsc04189 December 25

Creativity Challenge 35 – Greetings

Ang Pasko ay sumapit Mano po Ninong at Ninang Pagmamahal sa mundo Magdiwang tayong lahat Christmas has finally come Bless godfather and godmother Love is for the whole world Let’s all celebrate Christmas The crumpled paper and tinsel meant that all presents were given and opened, greetings and thanks were said, the waiting and the […]

dsc04200 December 24

Creativity Challenge 34 – Gift

She wanted to find the perfect gift to express how she truly felt about her mother. Her mother will be 80 soon. And that’s a great achievement, to be able to reach 80 and she’s still cool, i.e. still here, still going to the gym, still looking after herself by not going out without a […]

dsc04138 December 23

Creativity Challenge 32 – Prayer

praying before meals saying grace for what we eat together we pray all things come from Him glad heart brings glory to God bountiful blessing Brown bear, brown bear, where are you? Are you hiding anywhere? Come out of your lair You’re my Winnie the Pooh Walking one day and you came to my view […]

imgp4089 December 21

Creativity Challenge 31 – Breathe

just breathe no reason some mistake no turning back, just go don’t be glued to what we do life’s full of ups and downs just breathe finding peace remain as one piece it’s inside us key is being free no pressure normal to err One morning I woke up and immediately felt very, very strange. […]

imgp4124 December 20

Creativity Challenge 30 – Beautiful

He was a Captain of the Ship from a Spanish lineage, tall, dark and handsome. She was a short, native Filipina, with big brown eyes, flat nose, and long wavy hair. Both young and beautiful, they fell in love and got married. Everything was rosy. They had many children. They called each other “dear” until […]

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