Freestyle Writing Challenge – Take 3 – Sunset

This time I was challenged by Author SBMazing to this awesome freestyle writing challenge.

Here are the rules to the challenge:

1. Open a blank Document
2. Set a stop watch or your mobile phone timer to 5 or 10 minutes, whichever challenge you prefer.
3. Your topic is at the foot of this post BUT DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH YOUR TIMER!!!
4. Once you start writing do not stop until the alarm sounds!
5. Do not cheat by going back and correcting spelling and grammar using spell check (it is only meant for you to reflect on your own control of sensible thought flow and for you to reflect on your ability to write with correct spelling and grammar.)
6. You may or may not pay attention to punctuation or capitals.
7. At the end of your post write down ‘No. of words = ____” to give an idea of how much you can write within the time frame.
8. Do not forget to copy paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new topic for your nominees and copy paste these rules with your nomination (at least five (5) bloggers)

Ready?

The topic I was given … Sunset

I love a good sunset…

My ideal sunset is sat on a sandy beach, watching the waves lap onto the shore, my loved one beside me, head on his shoulder, and seeing the magnificent sun dip down, lower, and lower as if it is a giant biscuit that is being dunked into the huge cup of tea that is the ocean!

Wow! That sounded a bit poetic, didn’t it!?

I do love a good sunset, the colours, and the peace you feel, if you are in the right place, is unreal.

Something else that also comes to mind when I think of the word sunset is those elderly people who are at the ‘sunset’ of their lives, you know, the tail end. They have seen many days, good and bad. Sunny and rainy. Their dawn was long, long ago, and they have now settled into the blissful retreat that is that sun, slowly going down, after blazing hard all their life long.

And they should be having a peaceful sunset. After all, they’ve worked hard all their lives. But it’s sad to see how many ‘sunsetters’ don’t have the peaceful end to their days nowadays. One big issue is money. So many of them, and I fear, many of us, once we reach the ‘sunset’ of our lives, will find it a struggle to live comfortably, unless there is support for them. A lot of old folk have to sell up their family homes, and go move into nursing homes, or old people’s homes to be cared for, as they can’t afford to keep their own house, and get care there, and the cost of a home is exorbitant too.

And that leads me on to support. How many elderly people actually have support? I mean the support of family? In our community, it is the norm to support your elders, to respect them, and once retirement hits, or they are no longer able to do things for themselves, we step in. The younger generation. There are not many Indian old people in homes, unless it is a health issue and special care is required.

So what do I think? Please support your elders in the sunset of their lives, so they may also see an idyllic end to their days, instead of pain, and suffering.

Word count: 386

And on to those I would like to challenge…

The Blog Of Tony Burgess
Life Of An El Paso Woman
Lady Lee Manila
BDHESSE
Cornfed Contessa

And your topic is…

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Fantasy!

Happy writing chappies!!!!

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19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. perpetualadmin
    May 29, 2015 @ 14:44:24

    I love freewriting, and I love to read stuff like this, where the mind flies through something- about the topic, in this case, the sunset.

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  2. relationspdbeverly
    May 28, 2015 @ 18:11:48

    Very nice, Ritu – both descriptions.

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  3. IamrealJazz
    May 27, 2015 @ 19:58:12

    Wow you were Good
    I Will try this !!

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  4. edwinasepisodes
    May 27, 2015 @ 13:43:35

    What a lovely way to describe those in the last years of their lives. As you know, I look after elderly patients when they come into hospital. It is so sad that some of them have nobody at all, and they try to prolong their stay as they know they have food and company,.

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  6. wafflemethis
    May 27, 2015 @ 10:30:44

    Another great piece Ritu😊

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  7. ladyleemanila
    May 27, 2015 @ 10:14:29

    I love what you’ve written about sunset, Ritu 🙂 lots of memories and images. Thanks for the challenge. I’ll have some lunch first then write about it. Thanks again and have a lovely day x

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  8. Erika Kind
    May 27, 2015 @ 10:00:48

    You did amazing on that, Ritu! Such wonderful thoughts on sunsets. I love sunsets and you captured it so perfectly in such a spontaneous way!

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