A retro ride

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll
The amusement park had installed a new ride and claimed it to be fastest. Only invited adult couples were allowed the first ride. Leaders, government-officials, CEOs and other elites came for the ride.
After much fanfare, all were seated according to their seniority and protocol. Finally the ancient mayor (too old to be on the ride) pushed the start button. The carriages started rotating. Slowly it picked up speed  –  till the crowd could just hear the whizz and were unable to visualize individuals or the cabins.
Ultimately it stopped and a crowd of teenagers got off.
Words ~ 97
A round centrifuge would slow down time as it gets faster – thus increasing the Gravity in that location. A space-time like blanket would cover something that has a high mass in comparison to other areas as it possesses more gravity in comparison as well. The higher gravity “weighs down” the blanket. In these weighed down areas time moves at a slower rate than that of a spot with less gravity/mass. A good example is if you’re near a black hole, which has a lot of mass and thus gravity, your perception of a few minutes or hours there could be, in comparison, years on Earth. There may be academic errors in this …..  but it provided the theme for this tale.
Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.



Dress material

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PHOTO PROMPT © Victor and Sarah Potter

The beautiful model sashayed down the ramp in a shimmering gown made of spider silk and entrapped a number of rich men to become her net-fans.

The net was too strong for anyone of them to escape.

Words ~ 37

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.



An imagination coming from a pure and intense desire of the heart acts instinctively and without any conscious effort. The power of a strong imagination directed upon another can kill or cure him according to the nature of the desire that impels the force ~ Paracelsus.

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot
The trio of mages watched the admiring crowd applaud at the art-show.
Shall we give them a real reason to applaud?
Others signaled a yes.
The youngest concentrated on the fabric for a few seconds and the whole thing came crashing down. It was total chaos …… the visitors ran helter-skelter.
The remaining two concentrated on the chaos for a few seconds and like the Indian rope trick the nets rose up and organized themselves as they were.
Incomprehension and then lust filled the eyes of the visitors as they watched their most lascivious dreams come true within the nets.
Words ~ 100
 Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.


Of the people ….

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The professor of political-science displayed the title slide – Participatory Governance.

We have already discussed the salient features of good governance. Today we shall talk about how it is practiced across the globe. I shall explain with the help of this graphic –

The machine represents governance.  It is impossible to discern what it does or how it works. However, it is resource intensive for turning its many wheels and gears. Now, does it produce anything like other machines – NO! And who pays for the resources to run it – I & YOU!

The professor continued explaining the technicalities of the subject.

Words ~ 100
 Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.


The defiant cap

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Björn Rudberg

An Indian lawyer was incarcerated at the Old-Fort jail on Constitution-Hill in Johannesburg on a two-month sentence for refusing to register and have his fingerprints taken while resolutely staying at Transvaal in the first decade of last century.

He was forced to wear the prisoner’s uniform that included a cap which the lawyer made his USP in India.  A white-cap pointed at front and back with a wide band gave it a near military-look. The cap wearer in those times was identified as a person opposing the British-rule in India. The cap is today known as Gandhi-cap.

Words <100
The cap in its many avtars continues to rule Indian politics and elections till date.

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.


The game

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

The agent-provocateur met the revolutionary at the lamp-post and said …..

This is a game friend – a power game. All the players are rich, cunning, smart and deadly.

This is only about money, status and power. I just poked the bee’s nest, retorted the revolutionary.

You did not just poke – you threw a stone and nearly dislodged it and now they are chasing you.

So what do I do?

Put a match to the hive and cross the border. The honey is waiting for you.

Shall it end the game?

No! Just reduce the competitors to a manageable count.

Words ~ 99
 Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.



Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Samil (a weasel) lived in the roots of the tree. One winter the tree literally froze with needles of ice hanging from each of its nodes.

Samil cozy in its hole with his thick fur and plenty of food – felt sorry for the tree. The tree sensing its thought retorted …… I am compassion personified – please do not pity me.

Yet, the supreme one has done immense injustice with your type. You provide fruit and shelter to all yet bear all hardships without a complaint. Very unfair!

Not at all – dear Samil. We are blessed with eternal life as reward.

Words  ~ 100

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.