Ready to bloom again? ~ #FlashFiction

Ready to Bloom Again? ~ #FlashFiction Fiction Inspired by The Rose Inside The Glass dome In Beauty And The Beast

Ready to bloom again?

Ready to Bloom Again? ~ #FlashFiction Fiction Inspired by The Rose Inside The Glass dome In Beauty And The Beast

It was a tale as old as time.  A tale that was stuck in a bubble of time.

Time was standing still but the rose petals fell.

Each time a petal fell, Belle got older and with each petal that fell, a bud appeared in its place, ready to bloom again.  And so it went on, this tale as old as time.

And did Belle retain her youthful looks and beauty, like all good fairytales should?

Well, yes and no.  Inside, she was ageing, like a withered rose.  Outside not a wrinkle appeared.

Eternal youth was not blooming all over this beauty.

But what would happen to the rose petals when the body gave up?  Would it continue to bloom?  Or would it recognise that beauty of knowing when to also give up and stand still in time?

Time would tell.

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By Carol Cameleon 2017 ©

Inspired by the rose inside the glass dome in Beauty and the Beast.

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A Comfortable Racket ~ #FlashFiction

 

‘A Comfortable Racket’ ~ Flash Fiction

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When the shutters opened again, they would provide comfort to the community.

Nobody needed that comfort more than Sonny.  He had come he from – well he wasn’t certain where he had come from.  But even this clinical, draughty, nuts-and-bolts, industrial shell of a corridor was luxury compared to that place.

Most of which he had pushed from his memory.

He had heard the unmistakable racket of the shutters going up and down oh, so many times.  They were part of his daily routine now.  Part of daily comfort.

But no one knew when the shutters would open again…

…which was not a very comforting thought.

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Share your zen with #TheZenZing blog linky ~ it’s easy!

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Welcome to #TheZenZing blog linky where I share how you can put the energy back into your life and I invite you to share your blog posts on anything ‘positive, happy and full of zing’ by linking up.  A new linky opens on the 1st of each month and stays open until the 1st of the following month, so you can always share you zen.  Here’s the link to #TheZenZing page where there’s a link to the latest post…

I’ll share each post across my social media.

So get involved!  Spread #TheZenZing positive vibe !

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A Spectacle ~ #FlashFiction

 

‘A Spectacle’ ~ Flash Fiction

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He wasn’t sure what had brought him here.  In truth, he didn’t know where he was but looking at the window, he guessed it was an old converted church.

He hadn’t been to church for years.

Perhaps this was his calling?

Then, a distraction.

He could see a reflection in his glasses; they were lights that moved as he did and followed his every move.

Yet when he took his glasses off to see the source, the light was nowhere to be seen.

Was it a trick of the light or a trick of his mind?

A trick that resulted in him seeing things from a different point of view?

Ironic that taking his glasses off helped him to see more clearly.

He felt sure that he had lost his religion, as he moved to ascend the stairs.

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Square peg #FlashFiction

 

‘Square Peg’ ~ Flash Fiction

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The next clue was, “Take the key from ‘around’ the floor to be ‘this way up’ .”

“Unlock the round containers; next clue must be in the box on the windowsill,” the contestant thought out loud, head spinning, as he solved the clue.

You really had to think outside the box in this cryptic adventure…

but first you had to fit a square peg into a round hole…

The clock was ticking.

It was a lose-lose situation.

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No one knew when it was going to happen… #FlashFiction

Originally published in May 2014, this picture has come round again in Rochelle Wiseoff-Fields’ ‘Friday Fictioneers’.

It’s time for a second airing…  enjoy!

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No one knew when it was going to happen.  There was no warning.

The locals accepted ‘it’ as a part of village life which happened randomly twice a year;  although it was an inconvenience.  Most of them saw the funny side though… except those that got stuck on the only bridge into and out of the village.

No one knew when ‘The Curse of the Herder’ would strike and open the gates for the herds to escape… and run amok.  It was a game that the ghostly herder relished!

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“Platform to Another World” ~ Flash Fiction

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‘Platform to Another World’ ~ Flash fiction

Were it not for the tell-tale modern phone wire across the skyline, the wizard thought he could still be in his past life.

He gazed at one of the tools of his trade, namely the magician’s time-piece on the windowsill.

What of that time-piece?

A good friend had gifted it to him; a fellow wizard.  Oh, the wonderful journeys he had been on!

“So, where to next?” pondered Professor Severus Snape as he heard the familiar chug of the Hogwart’s Express in the distance…

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A little bit about this piece of flash fiction:

Inspired partly by my current read ‘The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August’; the theme (so far) being time-travel.

Partly by the intriguing ‘time-piece’ that I saw on the windowsill in the photo.

Partly by one of my favourite characters in ‘Harry Potter’

And of course partly by my imagination…

I wanted to get the theme of Platform 9 3/4 into the title by a clever play on words… 😉

I hope you enjoyed?

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‘S’ is for Smile #AtoZChallenge

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‘S’ is for Smile for #AtoZChallenge

 

A smile is such a simple thing, isn’t it?

Have you ever noticed that when you’re in a really bad mood, I mean a ‘the milk’s gone off, my alarm didn’t go off, I needed to wash my hair and the world can go awat!’ bad mood – yes that bad…

Have you ever noticed that when someone’s annoyingly happy and nice, you just want to go ‘grrrr’?!

On the flipside, have you ever noticed that a simple smile can lift your mood?  Even a really bad mood…

Put yourself in a good mood.  Have a laugh at my ‘Smile – give your face workout’ Pinterest board!

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Let me write a personal rhyme, especially for you.
Pop it in a card, on a pretty label or a letter,
A bespoke rhyme, what a great idea, sit back, relax… that’s better!

A personal rhyme from you to them,

it’s unique, bespoke and easy.
Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…

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‘P’ is for Pinterest #AtoZChallenge

Hello and welcome to my take on the #AtoZChallenge.  You can find out why I’m taking part in ‘From Alpha to Zulu and everything in between…’

Onward!

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P is for Pinterest for #AtoZChallenge

Are you the sort of person who doesn’t ‘get’ new social media platforms?

I didn’t get Facebook… then I got sucked in.

I didn’t get Twitter… then I got sucked in.

I didn’t get Google+… then I got sucked in.

There are tons more social media platforms out there and even with all the best intention in the world, I wouldn’t even have time to get sucked into them as well.

Which is just as well because my time is already getting sucked away by pinterest.  From funnies, to inspirational life quotes.  From blog posts I’ve written to blog posts I’ve read.  From ‘Just Wow’ moments, to ‘My Zen’. I’ve created boards which I think cover most aspects of my likes 🙂  Oh yes, I love a good pinning session!!

I also pin my posts to my blog board and have it in mind to get to grips with infographics in the not too distant future…

Want to pin with me?  Then follow along 🙂

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‘K’ is for Kudos #AtoZChallenge

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‘K’ is for Kudos for #AtoZChallenge

According to wikipedia, kudos is from Ancient Greek and
means acclaim or praise.
With that in mind, I would like to give kudos to the following blogs.  These are just a handful of the ones that I regularly read and I feel they deserve a bit of a ‘spotlight’ moment 🙂  Read, digest, comment, share the blog love…
  • And Then The Fun Began ~ Sam writes honestly and candidly about everything to do with parenting.  I also love that she runs a linky that focuses on the less rose-tinted aspects of life called ‘The Truth About’…
  • DadBlogUK ~ John Adams writes about all things Stay At Home Dad (though strictly speaking, he’s a Work At Home Dad too).  His background in journalism makes for an informative, non-patronising and also entertaining read.
  • Lets Talk Mommy ~ Jenny continues to inspire me and hold me in total awe with her endless energy for all things blogging.  And I literally mean all things blogging.
  • Mummy Tries ~ Renee regularly posts about changing the cycle of negativity and dysfunctionality.  For me, she rocks because she also has boundless energy and the love for healthy living and her family always shines through in her posts.
  • Teacuptoria ~ The most recent blog that I stumbled upon and now follow regularly, Tor creates fantastic doodles for her blogposts, writes humourous and heartfelt poetry and is very open and honest to boot.
  • Verily Victoria Vocalises ~ Vicky Welton has an amazing following and it’s not difficult to see why.  She runs 2 successful linkys and they must be successful for a reason.  She definitely has my respect on the blogging front.
  • Writing Bubble ~ Maddy’s blog has a lovely feel to it, which is pleasing to the eye and is a joy to read, thanks to her style of writing.
There are many, many more blogs that I regularly dip into but
these ones stuck in my mind…
Kudos indeed 🙂 

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Is it someone’s birthday and you don’t know what to do?
Let me write a personal rhyme, especially for you.
Pop it in a card, on a pretty label or a letter,
A bespoke rhyme, what a great idea, sit back, relax… that’s better!

A personal rhyme from you to them,

it’s unique, bespoke and easy.
Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…

Follow Carol Cameleon Writer & Blogger extraordinaire’s board Blogs I love and think you will too! on Pinterest.