Freestyle writing challenge #4

This is a funny thing, I get another nomination for the Freestyle writing challenge. And the actual topic to write on is the very one I had put for my nominees last time! I like it! Things are going round!

Anyway, back to the challenge in hand… My Kenyan Blog Pal Emmanuel, has challenged me to do the old freestyle writing challenge! If you haven’t already, please check out his blog, he had loads of great posts from poetry, recently, jokes, and all sorts!
1. Open a blank document.

2. Set a stop watch timer to 5 or 10 minutes, whichever length 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! 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.)

5. You may or may not pay attention to punctuation or capitals

6. At the end of your post write down the number of words to give an idea of how much you can write within the time Frame.

7. Put the whole document onto your post and nominate 5 others and give them a new topic. Remember to copy paste the rules in!

What I thought life would be like as an adult, when I was a kid
Oh the innocence of childhood! It all seemed so simple then. We went to school, did all the hard work, the studying, the homework, the getting up early, the being forced to bed…
God, how I wished I was an adult! You got to get up when you wanted (it just happened to be earlier than us, for some reason!) you went to bed when you wanted. You ate whatever you felt like. When you went shopping there was always money in your purse, or that special plastic card that you inserted into that hole in the wall and it spat money out at you!
You chose what you wore, how you did your hair, went where you pleased, no one ordered you about, and made you do things you didn’t want.
What more could a kid want, than a life where you made your own choices, and we’re your own boss? I mean that’s what being an adult was all about right?
Jeez I wish that I could go back to my childhood self and tell her that one day she would be that adult, and she would be wishing she could be back in the cocooned safety of childhood, with no big choices to make, and no bills to worry about…”Bills?” She would say, “what bills?”
See, it’s far too easy to think you know everything as a kid! And that you are totally sure that life as an adult would be much better!
Oh boy, do we know better now.. As those very adults…!!!

Word Count: 257

Time:5 minutes

Challenge time!!!

I Refuse To Follow Your Blog
Cornfed Contessa
Jazzmelia
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Hopes and dreams…

Happy writing folks!

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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Freestyle Writing Challenge

Wow! Thanks Judy from Edwina’s Episodes for challenging me to the freestyle writing challenge.

First I would like to outline the rules before I get to my attempt:

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)

So, my task from Judy

You are meeting up with a fellow blogger who wants you to show them around your home town. Where do you take them and what do you do?

Here goes!

Welcome to my hometown, a little slice of South Eastern England!

Where would I take you first? Well it depends on how you came! If you came by train, ten I could show you the delights of our town centre, with the Civic Hall, the rows of shops, both open, and boarded up, as the recession has still got a few victims on our High Street.

I would take you to the Prom. We have a wonderful riverside area where there is a café to get yourself an ice cream, or cuppa and then, weather permitting (it is England, after all!), take a stroll along the banks of the River Thames, Kent-style, where if you look across the river, you can see Essex too!

There are parks, and playgrounds to keep you busy, and a pond where people fish too. Something for most ages, and if you are lucky, sometimes the fair is in town too!

Then we could visit the glorious, and beautiful Gurdwara. I would definitely take you there, it is a key part of my life, and if I was to show you where I lived, and places of importance, this would be most definitely one of them.

Then, since we were so close, you would have to come home! A cup of Indian tea, meet the family, and of course, meet Sonu Singh!

I would take you to St Georges Church where the real life Pocahontas was buried…yes really, she existed, and is buried here in our home town!

Drive by my school, and pop in to see the in laws too. Then if you feel energetic, maybe we could pop into the Cyclopark! By the Way, I don’t cycle… I’d be watching you!

There are more lovely parks to visit, oh, and of course the myriad of pubs that are dotted on every corner. Some are more tasteful than others, don’t worry, we’;; go to the better ones!

If you are hungry, we could go to Caesars… you do like Italian, don’t you? Peter Andre frequents this place I am led to believe! Or if you want home cooking, we can do that, my Mother in law always has a great selection if curry ready!

If we had more time, I would jump in the car and take you to Bluewater, the shopping centre 10 minutes away… a the saving grace of this place, when I first moved here…

But since I’ve been here a good 14 years now, I can see there is much more about this town, that is worth living in it for!

Number of words = 431

Time selected 10 minutes.

And my nominees are….

The V-Pub
Erica Kind
Encouraging Life
Sheldon Kleeman
Nutsrok

And you should write about..

The meaning of family…

Happy Writing!

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