Nature's Fury,posted by ranu

Hurricane winds and snowstorm got together,

To teach us humans a thing or two about weather,

The skies in St. John’s turned amazingly white,

On a Friday when folks are not in a mood to fight

The snow came down fast recording 4cm an hour

The mighty hurricane exhibited its power

It blew away anything that came its way

It humbled the locals so much that day

They agreed to stay home and pray.

A state of emergency was declared

Some got their cameras to catch the horror

Houses broken to pieces, wind spreading terror

All I could do was repeat ninety-nine names of God,

Hoping we’d be forgiven and live to see,

Another fine day, the sun shining in glee.

Daily Prompt:Break the Silence

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When was the last time you really wanted( or needed )to say something, but kept quiet? Write a post about what you should’ve said.

Yesterday we went to watch live tennis, we bought our tickets in June. The day started with rain, I’m an optimist and told myself, well we still have time the skies will clear out and we will watch the match. It wasn’t our lucky day. The rain kept falling. I was tired of standing around, trying to stay dry. My daughter realized our tickets allows us to go to the lounge in case of inclement weather.

We went on the hunt looking for the lounge after about ten minutes we found the place, we walked in ,there were people sitting at tables,there were four chairs in each of these places, the ones who occupied the tables reserved two chairs for their bags and the other two for themselves to sit on.

I totally understand these people sitting on chairs which is exactly what one must do, I failed to comprehend why the other two vacant chairs were filled by their bags.Everywhere I turned around it was the same story.I wanted to let them know how mean they were,  I didn’t, I went all the way from St. John’s to Montreal to watch live tennis not to argue about lack of decency on the part of these so called hot shot elites.

I moved on further, I found a man sitting at a table with three vacant chairs, I was exhausted at that point, I built enough courage to ask him, if he was holding those chairs for someone. “No, he said you can sit on these two, but I’m holding one for my wife.”

I was glad I spoke or else, no one would offer. 🙂

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DP Daily Prompts: Most precious thing(pet)I ever lost

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I know when you lose a thing you can always somehow replace it.

I will write about the most precious pet I  ever lost and in my  mind she can never be replaced. Her name was Thursday,my daughter named her because she got her , one Thursday morning. She was a  tabby, she loved to eat, if there was leftovers Thursday was too glad to oblige. This habit made her overweight but she didn’t care, neither did we, let’s face it she wouldn’t compete in the “Beauty ” show . She was a tabby and loved everyone which includes us and her fellow cats.

One of my daughters was extremely allergic to cat hair, we moved her and JD to our home in Gander. JD loved our Gander home, Thursday did not. I am sure if she could talk she’d definitely complain. She had to adjust, but did she really I thought one day.

We were visiting St. John’s for a few days we brought the pets with us too. As soon as we arrived I noticed Thursday was very happy, she went up to the porch lay down and stretched herself, she recognized her favorite place and relaxed. JD came in, moved around, didn’t seem happy or sad.

Then we decided to sell our home in Gander and move to St John’s, Thursday was happy to be back in her home. We had a lot of fun with her. She knew what we do not allow, she never sat on the sofa but loved to be in the same room with us, so she was contented to lie on her bed on the carpet.

Whenever I lay down on the sofa, she’d jump and sit on my tummy, as far as she was concerned she was not breaking any rules. I thought how cute and clever she is.

A time came when Thursday like the other cats had her time on earth and it was time to say goodbye to us . We took her to the vet,but there was nothing they could do. My daughter went to bring her home, as soon as they were in the driveway, Thursday lifted herself up to make sure she was home, she then closed her eyes and was gone ):

: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2015/04/05/dp-daily-promp…peti-ever-lost

DP Daily Prompt: Leftovers Sandwich

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Today, publish a post based on unusual material from a previous piece–a paragraph you nixed, a link you didn’t include, a photo you decided not to use. Let your leftovers shine!

In one of my previous post I wrote about Mr. Melendy, how thoughtful he was, I wasn’t able to thank him enough for his kindness.

I didn’t mention another thing he did for me. He called me one day and asked if I’d be interested to go to St John’s, because he was going and it’d be no trouble for him to pick me up from my house, he knew my husband was in the hospital and I might want to go to see him, I was delighted but had a bit of a problem, I had our two cats in the house and I wondered if he’d mind taking them along.

I was surprised when he said, ‘sure take them along.’

I did feel guilty, but Mr. Melendy did not mind taking me and the cats in his vehicle all the way to St. John’s, which is two hundred miles from Gander.

He was unbelievably kind, in case you are wondering I could not rely on anyone in Gander to look after the felines!

ink: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/dp-daily-promp…overs-sandwich/

 

DP Daily Prompt: Never Too Late

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Is there a person you should’ve thanked, but never had the chance? Is there someone who helped you along the way without even realizing it? Here’s your chance to express your belated gratitude.

There is a person who has helped me more than once, I did not have a chance to thank him. He is the Vice -Principal of the school where I taught.

I was living in Gander at the time, he came to our house one day when my husband was admitted in a hospital in St. John’s, he told me any time I needed help I must call him, he also said anytime I was not prepared to teach because of my husband’s ill health to call him and request him to get a substitute for that day or days.

In reply I said, ‘ but what if I’m not sick, how can I call you and  say to get a substitute for my class?’

He smiled and said, ‘Chaman, mentally you will not be able to carry on your job,if there is a sickness in the family.’

That day I was so relieved he understood  my problem. I was in a very stressful situation and was unable to thank him.

So this is from me i.e, Chaman, Mr. Melendy , thank you so much for your kind visit to my house, I’ll always remember your thoughtfulness!

ink: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/11/27/dp-daily-prompt-6/

 

DP Daily Prompts:Circuitous Paths

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A stranger knocks on your door, asking for directions from your home to the closest gas station(or cafe, or library, your pick!). Instead of the fastest and shortest route, give him/her the one involving the most fun detours.

I thought instead of showing the stranger the nearest gas station, which would be terribly boring I’d like him to watch this video of St.John’s, which is far more interesting than  the way to a gas station.

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/dp-daily-promp…rcuitous-paths/

 

365 Writing Prompts: these boots were made for walkin’

Tell us about your favorite pair of shoes, and where they’ve taken you.

My favorite pair of shoes is an ordinary pair, they are actually sneakers I always wear when I go for a walk.

A few years ago I  had some problems with one of my heels, I do not recall which one, I went to the physician to see if he could help me.

He gave me a long lecture about how women wear high heel shoes which is not good for them. I told him I don’t wear high heels. His advice was I should always wear sneakers to avoid any problem with my feet.

I took his advice seriously and bought a black pair of sneakers. They took me to the streets of London, Montreal, Atlanta, Chicago,Baltimore, Calgary and also my city st’ John’s . I find them comfortable, I do not have any aches and pains that I had when I wore the fancy shoes.

My black pair of sneakers are the most comfortable shoes I own and I’m delighted to have them!

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/365-writing-pr…ade-for-walkin/

DP Daily Prompts: Back to Life

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After an exceptionally long and exhausting drive or flight, a gruelling week at work, or a mind-numbing exam period–what’s the one thing you do to feel human again.

I actually experienced this in 2010, I was flying from Dhaka Bangladesh, to St. John’s, Canada.

We boarded the flight at 6  am on our way to Doha as soon as we landed and came into the building we were called to board the flight to Heathrow, London,UK , once again we were hardly in the building the video at the airport was showing “Air Canada” boarding, it’s a long walk from the lounge to the building. This time we  were on our way to Montreal,Canada.

After twenty hours of flying I waited to catch another flight to St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. I sat on one of the benches, to catch my breath, everything seemed to be too fast for my tired body. I tried to stay awake but fell asleep the moment I sat on the bench. I felt someone trying to wake me up gently, I opened my eyes and saw the concerned look of the flight attendant, “Are you okay?” she said.

I straightened up and apologized for falling asleep, she was very kind she took me to board the flight immediately. There was another two and a half hours of flight time for me. When the flight took off I felt relieved this would be the last time taking off and landing and I’d be home safely.

When I reached home, I took a shower first to feel better oh it was heavenly, after my shower, I ate something and went to bed, knowing I would not take another flight in the near future and it will only be a short flight if I go anywhere!

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/dp-daily-prompts/

 

DP Daily Prompt: Road Tripping

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‘Tis the season for road trips– if time and money were out of the equation, what car -based adventure would you go on?( if you don’t or can’t drive, any land based journey counts.

I’d love to take a road trip to Montreal, I know from St.John’s to Port aux Basques will take at least ten hours by car, we’d have to get a ferry from there to North Sydney, Nova Scotia. From North Sydney we’d drive to New Brunswick, we have to stop overnight in a motel. Early morning after breakfast we’d drive as far as Quebec City. We will stay overnight in a hotel or motel near the highway. From Quebec City we’d take the highway to the city of Montreal. We’d stay in the same apartment we stayed the last two years.

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/07/26/dp-daily-prompt-road-tripping/

DP Daily Prompt: A Tale of Two Cities

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If you could split your time evenly between two places and two places only, which would these be?

 

The two cities I’d love to pick are: St. John’s where I live, and Montreal the city I love to visit.

I like St. John’s a lot,it is a city of about two hundred thousand people, the weather in winter is cold,in summer it is cool,it does not get very hot. This year we had a very long snowy winter, the winter was terrible everywhere,I’m not going to hold it against my city. Our people here are very friendly and co-operative. We can find everything from food to clothing and other essentials without any trouble. 

Our transportation system is excellent,in the city and outside. We have an excellent university, we also have technical colleges for students who’d want to learn a trade right after high school.

I like to  spend part of my time in Montreal, it is a much larger city, I like it because I get to meet my good friends and watch some tennis matches.

It is not really possible to divide my time  evenly between these two cities, but I’d like to go  for a short vacation. 

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/dp-daily-promp…-of-two-cities