Reena’s Xploration Challenge #226

Welcome back! The lure of delving in the unknown supersedes everything else for a poet or story writer. It could be the depths of your own being, or the functioning of the Universe. The call of a non-fiction or blog writer is different, as they look for 'usefulness' of ideas or information. PROMPT #226 I … Continue reading Reena’s Xploration Challenge #226

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #225

Welcome back! PROMPT #225 Image Credit: Okalinichenko What does this image inspire in you? Let it all flow out. Create order in what appears to be disorder. Please give due credit to the artist. There is no restriction on length or format of the piece. There is no last date either, unless you wish to … Continue reading Reena’s Xploration Challenge #225

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #224

Welcome back! Quora deleted a post of mine, talking about the malpractices followed by money-lending apps to trap borrowers, labelling it as spam. The appeal to reinstate the post is also rejected. I was only creating financial awareness, as there are so many gullible borrowers out there. The same post attracted a positive response on … Continue reading Reena’s Xploration Challenge #224

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #220

PROMPT #220 We have a quote this week as your weekly prompt. "Life is a mountain. Your goal is to find your path, not to reach the top."Maxime Lagace WEEKLY WRAP Jim Adams at https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2022/02/24/fight-or-flight/ Susi Bocks at http://iwriteher.com/2022/02/24/peace-please/ Radhika at https://radhikasreflection.wordpress.com/2022/02/25/another-casualty/ Sadje at http://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2022/02/25/war/ Eugenia at https://amanpan.com/unite-for-peace/ Diana Coombes at https://writerravenclaw.com/ Brigid Faye at … Continue reading Reena’s Xploration Challenge #220

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #218

Welcome again! PROMPT #218 Image credit: Kelly Ann Tan on Unsplash Well, it's an image prompt. It shows a child looking at his image in a clear glass. No other conditions added. There is no restriction on length or format of the piece. There is no last date either, unless you wish to be featured … Continue reading Reena’s Xploration Challenge #218

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #214

PROMPT #214 Let us grapple with the word ICONOCLASM and its meaning. Iconoclasm is a breaking of established rules or destruction of accepted beliefs. Poetry The shortest example I could find is by Ezra Pound in In a Station of the Metro The apparition of these faces in the crowd: Petals on a wet, black … Continue reading Reena’s Xploration Challenge #214

Reena’s Xploration Challenge

First in this week ….Michael’s take on the first Xploration Challenge of 2022.

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It’s new … does it mean it’s welcome?

My wife went into labour at what I thought was the most inopportune time. Barely a year before my son had been born. He was a difficult child, demanding, and a law unto himself.

I felt as though I had finally gotten a handle and how best to deal with him when I was faced with the prospect of having to go through it all again.

As we drove to the hospital my resentment grew. I felt trapped into an everlasting struggle with babies.

But when baby is due and making all the signs of coming out into the world there is not much you can do but be there and see what happens.

In the labour ward, there was a huge photo on the wall of a flowing stream, I think it was meant to provide mothers with a sense of…

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Reena’s Xploration Challenge #212

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! And the Xploration Challenge is back with a new image 🙂 PROMPT #212 It's new ... does it mean it's welcome? Ponder over the above line, and write whatever comes to mind. There is no restriction on length or format of the piece. There is no last … Continue reading Reena’s Xploration Challenge #212

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #211

It is reflection time once again. I wonder why ends and beginnings affect us so much. PROMPT #211 Here's a theme prompt once again. Flow with it. There is no restriction on length or format of the piece. There is no last date either, unless you wish to be featured in the Weekly Wrap.  Any … Continue reading Reena’s Xploration Challenge #211

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #210

Welcome back! PROMPT #210 The theme for this week is "On entering a tunnel....." There is no restriction on length or format of the piece. There is no last date either, unless you wish to be featured in the Weekly Wrap.  Any post that is found to be offensive, vulgar or something that hurts common … Continue reading Reena’s Xploration Challenge #210