Daily Prompt : Entertain

In response to prompt : Entertain

Ilahi or Divine

I find it amazing how one word can take me back to a time when I was a little girl. The word is Ilahi, it means, Divine.

My mom employed a helper, to help her in her cooking, her name was Ilahi(Divine), she looked after us as if we were her  children. In return I spent a fair bit of  time interacting with her.

One morning my mom was calling her by her name, then she jokingly said, ‘Isn’t it wonderful to have someone who reminds me of the Divine?’

You might wonder what does this have to do with the prompt, Entertainment?

I’d say a lot. One day Divine asked me if I’d go to her house to have dinner, that she’d cook for me. I saw nothing wrong, I immediately answered yes.

My Mom thought nothing of it and gave me permission to go with her. She had a modest house, but  a big heart, she cooked all kinds of delicious food for me. Which I found tasty, this was her way of  entertaining me.

There is a saying, “food is the best way of entertaining ones near and dear  to them.”

I loved her food, her cooking skill and more than everything her big heart.

This reminds me of a Haitian proverb, which observes that, ‘poor people have a big heart!’

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Writing 101 Day Eleven: Size Matters (in sentences)

Today’s Prompt: Where did you live when you were twelve years old? which town, city and country? Was it a house or an apartment? A boarding school or a foster home ” An airstream or an RV? Who lived there with you?

Today’s twist: pay attention to your sentence lengths and use short, medium, and long sentences, as you compose your response about the home you lived in when you were twelve years old.

Situated in Punjab, Pakistan is the city of Rawalpindi.It was restored by Jhanda Khan after the devastation by the white Hun. This was the  place where I lived when I was twelve years old.

Our house was located  on Peshawar Road. At the front, close to the main road were three majestic Eucalyptus trees, the scent of their leaves awakened the passers by who looked curiously at them.Behind the trees was a  fence  built with bricks, it was a tottering one , ready to collapse any moment. The herd of buffaloes obliged us by leaning on it. The fence came crashing down which made extra work for the gardener and the servant.

The house was a large one, it had to be, to accommodate fourteen living souls, Mom, Dad, and the kids.

In all there were twelve rooms, four larger, eight smaller with attached bathrooms.

Mom and Dad occupied one  large room. The bossy older sister wanted one large enough to entertain her friends,one was designated for our parents’s  friends, and the left-over for us unimportant kids.

Kitchen was a separate building where my mom cooked and the two servants, prepared the vegetables and washed the dishes.

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DP Daily Prompt:Masks Off

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We’re less than a week away from Halloween! If you had to design a costume that channeled your true innermost self, what would that costume look like? Would you dare to wear it?

I really do not participate in any of the festivities  in Halloween. The only thing I do to participate in is,   I give out candies to the little one’s that come by.

If I had to design a costume I’d design one with all types of goodies pinned on to the costume, it will be my way of entertaining the kids.

If I design one I will wear it!

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DP Daily Prompt: Bookish Choice

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A literary minded witch gives you a choice with the flick of the wand, you can become either an obscure novelist whose work will be admired  and studied by a select few for decades, or a popular paperback author  whose books give pleasure to millions. Which do you choose?

I’d be happy to be a paperback author.The fact my books will make millions happy is something I’d choose. These days life is hard,people need something that will entertain them,a paperback  book will help them read  it is cheaper and if it contains good stuff , they will influence others to read.

It will keep me busy I’d think of writing about everything the readers like and I’ll never be bored, I’d be writing.