The Sandbox Writing Challenge #44 — Lighting Up Your World

Let me tell you what inspires me
Him, son, flowers, nature and sea
Places we’ve been, I like to share
Love stories and tales that scare
And of course, things that make me glee

Wordles, photos, fiction- my spree
Making me express, that’s the key
Got to write them because they’re there
Let me tell you

Wild life, food, they make me happy
Fish, chips and roast beef with gravy
Perhaps, write a play, fair and square
Sometimes nothing works as I glare
Even if I’m a busy bee
Let me tell you

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: The Sandbox Writing Challenge #44 — Lighting Up Your World

Never Do Anything Halfway


THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from Sonnet XXXV by William Shakespeare, and suggested by Cressida de Nova: roses, plea, mud, thorns, sins, sense, loathsome, love, canker, bud, thief, sweet

Never do anything halfway
Love someone with all your heart
Things you always have to weigh
You’ve got to be smart to impart

Like sweet roses in the garden
Be careful with their thorns
The sun’s out and life’s fun
Why don’t you plant an acorn?

Check buds for loathsome cankers
They come like thieves in the night
Along the riverbank some amblers
Each one fighting for their plight

Before you tread on muds
Or be tempted to commit sins
Use your judgment, I say with a plea
Don’t do things halfway, that’s the key

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER: WEEK #25 – 2016 by rogershipp and Whirligig 64 by Magical Mystical Teacher


Bear In There by Shel Silverstein


There’s a Polar Bear
In our Frigidaire–
He likes it ’cause it’s cold in there.
With his seat in the meat
And his face in the fish
And his big hairy paws
In the buttery dish,
He’s nibbling the noodles,
He’s munching the rice,
He’s slurping the soda,
He’s licking the ice.
And he lets out a roar
If you open the door.
And it gives me a scare
To know he’s in there–
That Polary Bear
In our Fridgitydaire.

For: Nurt Thurs – Worth of Worry

#WQWWC – Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Rebirth”

R – rebirth to rebirth, we can build on prior accomplishments and go further on the path
E – energy is needed for both physical and mental activity
B – bring ourselves back from the colourless world of despair by forcing ourselves to look at a single glorious thing
I – “I give you this to take with you: Nothing remains as it was. If you know this, you can begin again, with pure joy in the uprooting.” – Judith Minty
R – “…rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself to become a new person.” ― Gerard Way
T – “Tell a wise person, or else keep silent, because the mass man will mock it right away. I praise what is truly alive, what longs to be burned to death. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
H – “Hearts rebuilt from hope resurrect dreams killed by hate.” ― Aberjhani

For: #WQWWC – Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Rebirth”

Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Adventure”

A- adventure is like a box of chocolates
D- day after day one adventure till next
V- venture out more, take a risk and just wait
E- everyone lives in a wonderful world
N- no one knows what it will be till we try
T- time will tell what we miss if we don’t go
U- under, over, above, below, within
R- rain, storm, sunshine, snow, dry, wet
E- every hour, every day, every week

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Adventure”

The Great Book of lists, chapter 5.1 : People who inspired you

It’s not about Dedcartes, Churchill, Coelho ou any other inspiring thinkers, whose quotes flourish the internet and the social networks.

No, this week is about a list of real people, unknown (or almost) to the world who had a real impact on our life.

Sometimes, just a little thing, a park, a teacher’s precepts, a piece of advice from a friend, you surely had such encounters in your life,  or people who did little but changed the face of your world.

So much gratitude an so many memories for these little but so significant inspirations

Here is my list of people who have inspired me :

Him Indoors – his sense of humour is to die for. I love him to the moon and back and he inspires me to reach the highest star, climb the highest mountain and swim the deepest sea.

My Dad – his high regard of responsibility, generosity and kindness inspired me. I still miss him.

My Mum – her fun and closeness to family makes me love her more. Wish she’ll be with us for many years more.

HRH the son – ah, our pride and joy. His being so cool and takes his own time inspires me.

Jose Rizal – our national hero. His novels and the way he inspired people to fight for freedom is number one on my list.

For: The Great Book of lists, chapter 5.1 : People who inspired you by La duchesse d’Erat

#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – OBSESSION

Many moons ago, there was a boy obsessed with Power Rangers
He watched them, read them, played with them and used them as armours
Then he grew up and moved on
Power Rangers were now bygone
He’s into wrestling, football, metal music and of course, girls and burgers

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: #WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – OBSESSION


Don’t Let Evil Win


“The world is a dangerous place to live
Not because of the people who are evil but
because of the people who don’t do anything about it”
Albert Einstein’s quote is a wonderful quote
Makes us wrestle with our memories
Whether we are acting on its saintly cue
Cracking the code, holding the true meaning
Or tracking down the science behind it
We know we’re not angels and we do react
To different situations in varied ways
But what Einstein is trying to tell us is
To be responsible and look after each one
If we see something evil being done
We don’t just stand there and watch
We have to do something about it
We have to see to it that we are not
Just passive onlookers and self-centred
Don’t let evil win, be active and do it right

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: #Maydays Prompt – Evil lurking


Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Change”

C – change is inevitable if we want to improve ourselves
H – however we want to do it, it should start from us
A – and the more we are open to change
N – nothing can stop us
G – go for it, we’ll feel better
E – enjoy life and embrace the change!

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Change”. Also for: Nurt Thurs – Move On!