The 2022 Daily Writing Challenge – January 16

Jo Hawk

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2022 Daily Writing Challenge

Oh, what a sorry, sad day this was in 1919. A majority of states ratified the 18th Amendment to the US Constitution. You know the one that authorized the prohibition of alcohol. I’m sure authors across the land steeled themselves for perpetual writer’s block. Where would F. Scott Fitzgerald be without his Gin Rickey? Can you imagine William Faulkner abstaining from a Mint Julep or Ernest Hemingway saying “No” to a Mojito?

We can thank the Whiskey Sour for inspiring Dorothy Parker’s lament.

“I wish I could drink like a lady. I can take one or two at the most. Three, and I’m under the table. Four, and I’m under the host.”

Secretly, I wish I could share a drink and a conversation with Dickens, who referenced drinking in his works. In A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge, after waking from three ghostly encounters says

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Showing mercy

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My religion teaches us to be merciful as God is merciful. All verses of the Quran start in the name of Allah, most kind and merciful. And this quality of our Creator is celebrated in all revealed religions. Being kind and merciful makes us the best of humans!

Show mercy to receive mercy
Kindness begets kindness
Give love, you get more in return
Mollify the hard-heartedness
Don’t give in to hatred
Show mercy to receive mercy

Respond to this challenge, by either by using the prompt word mercy, or going with the above picture, or by means of the song ‘I’ll Take You There’


Writtenfor Thursday Inspiration # 142 – Mercy, hosted by Jim



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January 16th,2022- Ridiculous but fun!

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How ridiculous is this;

Hmmm….. perhaps you haven’t had your coffee yet!

Spellcheckwasn’t enough here. Some mistakes need proper attention!

The caption says it all!

Really! How convenient;)

I wonder what the students will learn here?

Slippery pedestrians are to be avoided at all costs!And cows should be taught how to open gates!

I think they should learn it first!

Written for JusJoJan, hosted by Linda

Today’s prompt word- Ridiculous is given to us by Lauren



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Sunday Poser # 63

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Welcome backto another Sunday Poser

Today my question to you is;

What do you forget to do on a regular basis?

I am usually good at remembering the important stuff, like taking my meds on time or washing my hair on alternate days.

Checking the front door before sleeping is one thing I do regularly. Also checking that all the electrical appliances are switched off before I go to bed is one thing I don’t forget.

But there are little things that I forget, regularly. One of them is flossing at night. One reason is that I’m very bad at the technique and usually make my gums bleed. Another thing that I forget, especially in winters is to wash my face properly before sleeping and put on the night cream that I have sitting on my nightstand! Perhaps that’s the reason that this night cream lasts a long time

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Socializing- What others think

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Meeting people, getting together for a meal or a game night are the sort of activities that have come to a grinding halt due to Covid. Those who thought that they were better off without people crowding into their personal space realized that socializing isn’t all bad. If nothing else, this pandemic has made us realize that we do need human company to some degree.

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” – Carl Jung

All that is good or bad in human behavior 
Is only when we interact with others of our kind
Being a good person or a bad one
Loses its meaning if we are by ourselves
Meet another person, and you’ll know
How good or bad we actually are!

Humans need human connections 
A common thread that runs through us all

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WDYS # 116- A Roundup post

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Was that sun or moon in the sky, she wondered 
The birds were doing their ritualistic dance in the air
Stark silhouettes outlined by the pinkish hue
Her eyes wandered in search, close and afar
When will he come?
She was prepared to wait for him till eternity


Fantastic response again this week in response to this image. Please click on the links to read the contributions of our lovely participants.

Lauren; What do you see # 116

Kittysverses; She keeps changing

Chris Hall; Afterwards

Fiery females; You will see her fly

Reena; Let them scoff

Ami; Safe

Lady sighs; The fire it burned

Radhika; The unending wait

Maria Michaela; Freedom dance

Sangeetha; Sky is on fire

Keith; Believe it or not

Michnavs; Indigo sky

The novel reader; What do you see # 116

Myrna; The wonders of thee

Regina; Travel dreams begin in the sky

Melanie; WDYS…

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Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 16th, 2022

Hey! I’m back with the Daily Prompt! Today is January 16th, so this is the 16th prompt for Just Jot it January 2022, and it’s brought to us by Lauren. Thanks, Lauren! Please be sure to visit her blog to read her post and say hello. And follow her while you’re there, if you’re not already.

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 16th, 2022, is “ridiculous.” Use the word “ridiculous” any way you’d like. Have fun!

If you’d like to see what I have so far on your prompt list, you can find it HERE.

Here are the rules:

1. Please be sure to link back to THIS POST for January 16th, 2022.

2. Just Jot It January starts January 1st, but it’s never too late to join in! Here, we run on the honour system; the “jot it” part of JusJoJan means that anything you jot down, anywhere (it doesn’t…

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Word of the Day Challenge


Today’s Word of the day is Restriction.

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