Daily Prompt: Journey

Tell us about a journey—whether a physical trip you took, or an emotional one.

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I’ve taken physical trips several times. My most memorable journeys are those we took to Makkah and Medina.The whole atmosphere was special, there were people from all over the world, we all had one purpose pray for ourselves and for our near and dear ones.

We got ready for prayer at the call of the muezzin daily, we came out of our dwellings and walked towards the mosque in Ka’aba, after prayer we came back and had  our breakfast.

We’d congregate in the early and late afternoon, then sunset and the last one hour and a half after the sunset prayer.

In between the prayers we made our rounds around the Ka’aba seven times and a place called Al  Safah and Al  Marwah, here also we walked the whole length seven times.

In Medina we visited the prophet’s grave, it was open for women at 11 am daily.We prayed in the large mosque five times a day. We stayed there for a week.

We had a wonderful experience.


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365 Writing prompt: Morphing

Language evolves.The meaning of a word can shift as we use it differently—think of “cool,””heavy,” or even”literally.” Today give a word an evolutionary push: give a common word a new meaning, explain it to us, and use it in the title of your post.

I cannot think of any word that hasn’t already been morphed in several different ways. Let me pick one and see if it can get an evolutionary push.

The word I have chosen is,  “Who.” My meaning is shiver or shivering.


Emily went for a walk one day, the wind was blowing, the sky was overcast, “Oh gee” she said,  “I forgot to wear my warm clothes, what will I do now can someone tell me?”

Along came Raggedy Ann, “Did I hear someone doesn’t have warm clothes, my oh my, why aren’t people careful these days you will now suffer from “Who,” disease.”

“You’re not making any sense, ” said Emily, “I’ve never heard of a disease called, “Who.”

“Well it’s a new disease, coined by I forgot her name.”

“Okay, what happens when you have this disease.”

“Emily you’re so naive, you shiver, this is how the “Who” disease affects you, you are shivering aren’t you?”

“Raggedy Ann, you made up this weird disease and you  are  trying to convince me it actually is one, I think you should go and leave me alone.”

“Jeepers weepers, I don’t want to catch, “Who” disease, oh no I can hear me shiver, did I catch it?”

Old man Tommy was trudging along, he heard the last few words, “did I catch it?”

“Dear Emily what on earth did you catch?”

“The “Who” disease,” she said .

“Enough wisecracks, now run along before I turn you  into a, “Who.”

“Oh no Uncle Tommy don’t do that, I’m running home right now!” 😦

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Ghazal : Singer Munni Begum: ai ishq hamein itna toh bata anjam hamara kia hoga posted and translated by Ranu

Tell me this much love what will be my consequence

Oh fate tell me how much worse can the outcome be

The foolish buds in the garden opened their lips to laugh

They are asking the dew, tell us what will be our destiny

There is no boat nor there is a  seacoast

I have no desire for a seashore

It is obvious those who are asking

What my fate will be!

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