Christopher Lee – “Words to Write By” Prompt #9

words: impunity, preacher, grim, evocative, conspire, clinch, eastward, humanely, charcoal, doorstep


Christopher Lee, his powerful and evocative voice and his memory will live on in our hearts.
Each character that he played from Dracula to Lord of the Rings to Star Wars conspired us to believe in his talent and skills.
It was just a grim reality that he passed away recently.
He was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films.
He was like a preacher to the other actors, showing them how to portray varied characters on screen.
He clinched a lot of awards from BAFTA in 2011 to Best Actor in the Wicker Man in 1979.

Vanilla Ice-Cream – Nurturing Thursday and “Words to Write By” Prompt #7

naive, unite, curve, magenta, efficiency, dazzle, impervious, dejected, vanilla, garland


vanilla ice-cream
impervious to the heat
treats myself at break

dazzled by garland
worn by people in parade
united they stand

magenta costumes
dancers have their hair loose
flowers inserted

looks are misleading
she looks sweet and naïve
but so efficient

stay ahead of curve
even when feeling dejected
something good comes up

That Mountain – Finish It! #4 and “Words to Write By” Prompt #6

azalea, century, wine, disturbance, skirt, steal, wade, habit, incompatible, illusion

view from the top
view from the top

They were standing on top of the mountain, overlooking the valley and the ocean. It was hard to believe that they were here after all they’ve been through.

They used to climb this mountain, overlooking the valley and the ocean. It felt like that was a century ago. That long time ago… when they have just got married and the world was full of azalea, snowbells, lilies and irises and they ran up and down the hills. Then there was a disturbance that stole their happiness and togetherness.

Thomas was assigned to Afghanistan and Joanne had to wait for him. Unfortunately, Thomas was hit by one of the tanks and ended up losing his left foot. Years of agony and pain, of rehabilitation, of having an artificial leg, of getting used to the whole idea that their lives have changed.

Joanne was always on his side, encouraging him, giving him all the love and support to make him whole again. Slowly, they went back to their habit of walking, of climbing some hills, and eventually, of climbing that mountain. So they were standing on top of that mountain and saying thanks to what they have achieved.