Daily Prompt : Express

In response to daily prompt : Express

Caught between Express and Impress,

I put my mind in a terrible stress.

I tried my best to convey my thought,

My words jumbled and I sounded rot.

I took a short breath and tried to talk,

But the interviewer was in a shock.

On the paper he said, ‘Goodbye,’

Perhaps tomorrow give one more try!

…………………………………. 😦







365 Writing Prompt: Taglines

Often our blogs have taglines.But what if humans did, too? What would your tagline be?

I remember when I was very young a vendor used to come to our house, his intention was to sell fried spicy lentils. He made up a song to attract the attention of the children. It was all about his dried spicy fried lentils.

The lyrics of his spicy fried lentils was: my lentils are the best,

they are eaten by Bengalees who wear loose dhotis(these are worn instead of                                                                          trousers)

They are warm they are hot, come one,come all.

Each house he visited he changed the lyrics, he only went to houses where there were children. I remember running to the gate to eat his tasty goodies.

I realize now hot spicy fried lentils was his tagline, he was describing his delicious lentils to attract kids.

I cannot imagine humans having tagline, then again that car salesman comes to mind. He knew my husband and I were potential car buyers, because the one we drove to see him was on its last leg.Like a perfect salesman, he offered coffee, when we declined he went so far as to say, he’d mow our lawn, clear our snow, all we had to do was to call him.We smiled we knew what he was trying to do. The immediate feeling we got, ‘He is such a nice man.’

He tried to impress us by his demeanor and it certainly worked.

If I were to use a tagline, I’d probably talk about teaching, about the scholarships I was awarded, but having used that I can’t see droves of people coming to me to ask for help for their slow learner kid.

I don’t think I can use a tagline to impress people. The car salesman has done his sweet talk for years, it works for him. It will not work for me.





DP Daily Prompt: Silver Screen

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Take a quote from your favorite movie—There’s the title of your post.Now Write!

The title I have chosen is: “I’d do anything for you, dear Anything”~(Oliver Twist) 🙂

Once upon a time in the land of the unknown, there lived a sweet little girl, her beauty was known in this unknown land.She was out for a walk and suddenly she realized she is too far from her home.

While traveling she met a strange guy who loved to travel, he was not fussy about what kind of a place, he was prepared to go anywhere, he was  a man gentle in nature and not so good to look at who  wanted  to visit this land of the unknown but had no idea how to get there. He was what you’d call a well-to -do man, he had strange habits, he’d go anywhere to show off the treasures accumulated by his parents.It was his luck or misfortune (didn’t matter what you’d think) his wealthy parents left this world to explore the hereafter.

I wish to introduce this man to all of you mortals, he is, Revilo, “Did you say, Revilo,what kind of a  name is it, said a young lady?”

Revilo was perturbed by this question,”It does not matter what kind of a  name it is, my parents could not think of a name so they picked five letters from the English alphabet: R is rich; E is efficient; V for valiant; I for intelligent; L for lonely; and the O for opulent.”

“Oh my! said the young lady, are you really rich?”

“Yes my dear said Revilo.”

“E in your name stands for Efficient, are you really efficient, tell me what can you do asked Patricia the young lady.”

“I’d do anything for you,dear Anything,” replied Revilo.

“Then come with me said Patricia I will take you to my land and show you a place which needs all the letters of your name, you have to transform it into a thriving happy place for the inhabitants, this is what I’d like you to do for me.”

Revilo thought it over, he had money, he knew how to do things well,he was brave, he considered himself very intelligent, he was lonely, no one was waiting for him to go back, and he was wealthy, he was not lacking any of the gifts required to carry out the project.

He wanted to impress Patricia, he agreed to take on the job.

Patricia and Revilo walked for days to reach this land, on their way they met travelers who warned them not to go to this unknown land. Revilo wasn’t afraid he disregarded their advice and went on with Patricia by his side.

After a long thirty days they reached the place. What Revilo saw clearly discouraged him he could not go back on his word, therefore he planned in his head how he’d start this project. He wished in his mind the letter L in his name would stand for Lucky, it was too late, it couldn’t be done.

Patricia was confident Revilo would be able to make the land a gorgeous place for everyone.

Revilo sat on the stump of a tree, he was worn out by the traveling and decided to rest, soon he fell asleep, he dreamed he was in a magical place, there he met a starving man crying for food, how can this be magical when there is a starving poor man, surely everyone should have plenty to eat and drink here, He asked the man why he was starving in a magical place.

What the man told him completely befuddled him. There is a man here who is called a magician, he can do anything anyone wants at the push of a button. The poor man told Revilo to be careful, he’d be asked to find the button, if he is unable the magician has the power to change him into whatever he wants.

“Is this why you are poor he asked the man?”

“Yes, he said, I could not find the button.”

Someone’s pinch awakened Revilo, who could it be, he was disturbed , he was getting so close to solve the mystery of the button, now he is back to zero and has this insurmountable task before him.

Slowly he opened his eyes, it was time to wake up and start planning he thought.He heard a bone chilling noise, he jumped up and found a huge man staring and smiling.

“Hello, said the man, and what brings you here?”

For a fraction of a second Revilo froze, words were stuck in his mouth, he shook himself and looked at the man.

The man said,”I’m sorry, my name is, Fiddlehead , I’m here to help anyone who needs me.”

Revilo  straightened himself, in his fit of excitement he stood up, “can you really help?” he voiced.

I wouldn’t say it if I couldn’t uttered Fiddlehead.

Revilo calmed down and related his story from the time he met Patricia, Fiddlehead was unmoved, he declared, “this is not a tough job, tell me when do you want this done.”

“Oh my God pronounced Revilo, I cannot believe I’m so blessed, thank you, thank you thank you, is it possible to do it in a week?”

“One whole week, that long? Remarked Fiddlehead, why I can get it done in Two days, what will you give me for my effort?”

Revilo had a long gold chain his mother gave him to keep with him in case he ran short of cash on his travels. He quickly took it out and gave it to Fiddlehead, “this is my gift to you for your effort, said Revilo and handed it to Fiddlehead.”

“You do not have to give it now, I’d love to get it after my job is done.”

” No,no you keep it, I want Patricia to know,When I said, I’d do anything for her, I meant it, announced Revilo.”

With these words they parted and Fiddlehead promised he’d see Revilo, on the third day.

Revilo and Patricia arrived on the designated place on the third day, there was no sign of Fiddlehead, morning turned to afternoon,then to evening followed by night.

Neither Revilo , nor Patricia expressed anything, they could not believe they were cheated.

On the fourth day there was an uproar, a bunch of people were busy taking away  Fiddlehead who was all tied up to the nearest police station. It is believed he had deceived far too many people, they were ready to get him. The opportunity presented itself when Fiddlehead was trying to bluff another innocent soul.

Patricia thanked Revilo for his efforts and admitted it was an impossible  task and Revilo was only human,to expect something like this was her fault.

They went their separate ways and promised to meet each other some day!

: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/dp-daily-prompt-silver-screen