DP Daily Prompt: Burning Down the House

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Your home is on fire,Grab five items (assume all people and animals are safe). What did you grab?

I am always scared when I read the news someone’s house burnt down. God forbid if such a thing really happens, I’m not sure I’d have enough sense to grab something anything, these are unusual circumstances, all I can think of is I’d  get out of the house as fast as I can.



DP Daily Prompt: Antique Antics

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What’s the oldest thing you own?( toys, clothing,twinkies,Grecian Urns, anything’s a fair game.) Recount its history from the object’s point of view.

I am a sofa set, I’m not sure when and where I was born, I have traveled in many places,I was tired I needed one place to call home. The owner was kind he let me stay in his well decorated store in Montreal. One day a family came to the store, they were looking for some furniture, I pleaded to God to keep me in the store, I was beginning to love my home. 

I was watching the customers going and coming but no one showed any interest to grab me, I was soooo glad, to my dismay I saw a family approaching towards me. Then their conversation scared me they were thinking of taking me away from my home. My owner tried to convince them the other set is better, but they refused to listen, they bought me and the dreaded thing happened, I’d be shipped to “NEWFOUNDLAND”, I thought I was done with the monotony of travel,but it was my fate, it took me to far away Newfie town. I arrived in the town safe and sound, the problem arose when the shipping agency tried to charge more than the store owner had promised for shipment. The family refused to pay more, they informed the agency, they will not pay any more than what they were promised.

The thought of sending me back to Montreal didn’t seem a good idea to the agents, they agreed with the original price and I was brought to my new home. I’m here for a long time, I see a lot of people they seem to enjoy the comfort I provide when they’re seated.

Lately I’m disturbed by their kittens, they have a bad habit of making me a scratch post, I can tell you this much, if the owner doesn’t stop the felines from damaging my body, I’d end up in the city’s garbage dump. I am very scared, I hope this doesn’t happen to me.

Would you dear readers help me from these naughty Felines?



Writing Prompt: Flangiprop

Flangiprop my definition of this word is: a device with which one can ensnare an object,a person  or animal.

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For decades I’ve had trouble controlling overactive kids. I tried everything, all kinds of devices in the market none of them worked. Mine is a difficult job I take care of kids from ages five to ten. If I lose anyone while taking care of them. Many things can happen i.e  I’d lose my job, end up in a bad place.

I thought all these famous inventors, could not think of a device to rein in these kids, how can I invent something that’ll work.

I put  my thinking cap on . I repeated everything I’ve read about trapping. Suddenly the word prop was echoing  in my mind. I know prop is a movable object.I didn’t think it’s the answer. I continued thinking, then I yelled out like “Madame Curie,”    ‘I found it,I found it’ everyone came running what did you find, tell us. “I found the name of the device, I only have to put a prefix with prop and it is , “Flangiprop”.

Everyone burst out laughing, the youngest said, “What is Flangiprop and why do you need it?”

“I need it to catch the kids,so they are unable to run away.”

“Why do you need this weird thing, all you have to do is use your arms to grab them,”  she said.

“Really I said is it that simple, okay I’ll try your method,if it doesn’t work , I’ll use my latest, Invention, i.e, “Flangiprop”.

Does my invention work,stay tuned for the next episode !

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/365-days-feb. 1st-frangiprop/

(Udaasheen) Indifferent by Tagore translated by ranu

Celebrating 150th Anniversary of Rabindranath ...

Celebrating 150th Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore (Photo credit: Cea.)

Udaasheen   Indifferent  by Rabindranath Tagore

Today I have given up everything , I no longer go after anyone;

I am not interested in anything

I fearlessly go after every opportunity,

I don’t think or keep in touch with anything;

If I am unable to go up

I am happy to stay down.

I go here and there,whatever I can get I take it;

I don’t use force to grab it.

Whatever I think I can’t keep I let it go immediately;

I don’t scold anyone, and no one scolds me;

Whatever  thoughts I have at the bottom of my heart

I let it remain there,I avoid bringing it up.

Do not say, 'It is morning,' and dismiss it wi...

Do not say, ‘It is morning,’ and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name. – Rabindranath Tagore (Photo credit: Tacos and turtles)

I have freedom now,I’m leaving my thoughts and running;

I quickly came into the play-house.

I refuse to take the burden of heart-break,

I’ll forget everything completely;

I’ll return the fetters to the owner

After a long time I’m able to pull myself together.

I did not appreciate the beautiful flowers of springtime;

I was busy collecting them.

I was a honey-bee only desirous of collecting,

I was thirsty for honey,I didn’t see the quality of the flower___

I only crushed the flower lazily

when I was completely involved with it.

I am moving around in far-off places,I’m interested in nothing,

This is why the universe is moving behind me.

I do not hold anyone in my grip,

I gave everyone an opportunity to blossom on their own;

When I gave up the hope of ever going up

I found all of them below me.