Ruminations

Prompt ~

Lyssa Medana

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Narcissism is a human trait. The tree did not enjoy its reflection.

It pined for the view behind the reflecting-pane. It pined for the man who climbed it as a boy. It pined for the lad who had told him about his date. It pined for the man who relaxed under it after a hard day’s labor. It pined for the old-man who could just walk up to it and sit on the folding-chair placed for him.

The same man had sought solace just gazing at it from his bed.

The tree rued the closed window.

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Plenty of data to suggest that plants are sensitive. The burr cucumber can detect and respond to a weight of 0.009 ounces (0.25 grams). If humans, who can barely detect 0.07 ounces (two grams), possessed the same level of sensitivity, a lover’s kiss would resemble a slap in the face. Review of the book – What a Plant Knows (2012) by Daniel Chamovitz.

 
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His Land!

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©Tales_From_the_Motherland

Copyright – Dawn Q. Landau

Global warming or climate change, frequent flood and droughts; and infrastructural development has severely depleted fertile land. However, none of it was his concern.

He was bothered about his livelihood ……. his land. Occasionally he rued his decision to resign from the agricultural university and farm his ancestral land as per his late father’s desire.

The farmer labored hard. The soil was chemically analyzed, surface drainage laid, tube-wells bored and gypsum applied. The land was ready for flushing with water and then planting grass before it could be fruitfully farmed.

He detected a spring in his father’s steps today.

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

The Sunday Yarn ~ The Big Bad ……. !

Prompt ~

Rail track taken in colour and adjusted to sepia via the after touch menu on the camera to age the image

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The agents brought the offering to BBB. They knew that it may not suffice as it was long overdue; and they knew that the existence of each one of them was at stake.

The remnants of the submarine and its occupants and their belongings placed on huge gold platters were paraded before BBB by a caravan of beautiful ladies.

Initially a glint of interest sparkled in BBBs huge aviator goggles. However, soon the goggles turned opaque. The countenance of agents reflected the forthcoming doom. BBB raised a hand and two large giants materialized, ‘behead all of them and send me the next group of spirits’ squeaked the gaping hole beneath the goggles.

Another group of agents walked in. The squeaky voice ordered them to get him something novel.

After some time another caravan brought in the new offering.

The glint in the goggles burned bright ……. and suddenly sparks came of it. The hole let out a screech …….. , ‘you picked up a train from north of India; do you realize they are much stronger than me … Go and return it soonest’.

The Big Bad Bermooda rolled on the ground wailing -the stupidity of his agents.

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Inspired by news item -
http://www.pardaphash.com/news/patna-official-trace-missing-train-after-17-da/762354.html#.VBb72MlSx4I

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Thanks Al for the lovely prompt.

 

Roots!

Prompt ~
Image courtesy of Amber who released this image into the Public Domain and taken from Wiki Commons

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Richard Dietrich* has spurred many Americans to trace their roots.

Ms Barret a second generation millionaire is a permanent resident of Kliczków Hotel and researches the history of the castle – especially the stables.

A genealogical-expert traced her roots to a Count Solms-Baruth; though she suspects otherwise. She has photographs of a stable attendant that shows a brown mole below his left eye ……… all the male members of her family have a similar mole.

Her family-tree got her in to the exclusive black-nobility club that helps her multiply the inherited millions.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Contrasting Colors

 

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Free show!

Prompt

Copyright - Janet Webb

Copyright – Janet Webb

The window reflected in the mirror barely merits a second glance though it was deliberately installed by the company at a great cost. It opens in to a small chamber that is used for surveillance and offers a direct view of the king sized bed.

The mirror is just a reflecting film pasted on another window. The setup is reminiscent of the Profumo-Keeler affair.

Today the agents vie with each other for getting the surveillance duty for where else can one watch the extreme-sex machines along with ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ in real life and get paid for it.

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.