Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge

Hi guys! This post is more of an announcement than a post. The awesome, Aletta, who blogs at Nowathome, nominated me for Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. I’m so glad to be doing this fantastic prompt as I was already planning to start writing stories with daily photo prompts. I already have ideas for 2 short-stories and will try and write up 1 poem for atleast 1 photo for this prompt.

Thank You Note

“The rules of Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge require you to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo (It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or simply a short paragraph) and then nominate another blogger to carry on this challenge. Accepting the challenge is entirely up to the person nominated, it is not a command.”

As I’m a writer, I’ll try to write atleast 4 stories, but if something comes up then I might just do a small writeup. I’ll start posting from Saturday or Sunday as my Fridays are booked with WOW posts. It’ll give me 5 free running days to post for this awesome prompt.

Once again thanks to Aletta for nominating me.

Have a great day guys!

See ya on Friday with a new WOW post! 🙂

Word Of The Week (WOW #16)

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me), it’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week. WOWIf you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.

Here’s this week’s WOW:

JadedWord:

Jaded

Part Of Speech:

jaded: adjective

jadedly: adverb

jadedness: noun

Pronunciation

jey-did |  /ˈdʒeɪdɪd/

MEANING: 

Bored or lacking enthusiasm, typically after having had too much of something

Irish (informal): physically tired; exhausted

Synonyms:

Sated, surfeited, cloyed, glutted, gorged, deadened, benumbed.

Tired, weary, exhausted, worn out.

Antonyms:

Fresh

Word Origin: 

late 16th century (in the sense ‘disreputable’): from jade2.

Use In Sentence: 

There are soups exotic enough for the most jaded palate.

She didn’t know if he’d welcome the gift or if his recent ordeal left him more jaded toward his past.
After being on an airplane for nearly twenty-four hours, Henry is a bit jaded and never wants to travel again.
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Book Review: Arrival (From The Sky #1)

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Author: David McGowan
 Release Date: September 15, 2014
 Genre: Science-Fiction | Fantasy
 Edition: Kindle (mobi)
 Pages: 251
 Publisher: Self-Published
 Source: Author
 Buy it here: Amazon

Caged

Hello everyone! I hope you all are having a great week start 🙂

Last week I had a lot of things going on and as a result I had to abandon most of my reads and my 3 blog posts. My mother stayed with me for almost a week and we had quite a lot of fun this time playing cards (rummy and bridge.) But as always whenever I spend more than 3 days with my mother, my brain starts to get flooded with loads of depressing poems. I know it’s weird but my mom has that kind of effect on me. As I’m no poet, getting a ready poemin my mind is always good!

This is my second attempt at “poem” (the first one was My Father.) While reading please remember that I’m not a poet and neither do I know anything about it’s devises, etc. So if you see any mistakes or you feel that it’s a bit incomplete then please ignore.

Caged

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I’m a bird and I live in this cage

I don’t know why they never let me out

 I have no more desire to be free,

for I have no feathers left that will take me away.

I bit all my feathers and slashed and tore them out

For I have nothing else to do in this prison of mine

And only anger, and fear and endless fearful bouts

They come to feed me

and then they watch me eat

like it is really amusing

They get happy when I sing

like I am a good singer

They have a name for me

they take  good care of me

But if they love me so

then why do they keep me locked inside?

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I’ve never been free

but I know it in my heart,

that the moment I will fly

I will be able to touch the sky.

What it is like to spread thy wings and fly

I don’t know, because never ever did I try

for they keep me locked up inside

and now I have no feathers left.

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You keep me caged

like you are the God,

who will decide my fate.

What fun is this that you get,

seeing me tear up my feathers in frustration?

What fun is this that you get,

seeing me cry my heart out?

What fun is this that you get,

seeing me so helpless and weak?

 I can’t understand the definition of your fun

for I can never hurt anyone the way you do.

How can you be happy in someone else’s sorrow?

Seeing you, I feel like there is no better tomorrow.

I cry, I yell and sit here in complete harrow…

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Word Of The Week (WOW #15)

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me), it’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week. WOW If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.

Here’s this week’s WOW:harrowWord:

Harrow

PART OF SPEECH:

harrow: noun harrowed: noun harrow: verb [with adj.] harrowing: gerund or present participle harrowing: adjective

Reading ‘ascm’ files on MacBook

how-to-open-acsm-filesI wouldn’t have come across this horrific file type had I not been a NetGalley addict. I requested a dozen Graphic Novels and when I was approved, I found out that their format was “.ascm” which doesn’t open in Kindle and most of the e-readers.

I did ferocious Google searches every time I had free time but was mostly mislead. Now that I know the procedure, it seems only too easy, but when I did”t it seemed like the hardest task I faced in the entire year!

jimcarreytypinggif I’m sure a lot of you already know how to read these files and I’m really glad that you do, but there are some (like me) who find it difficult, especially because the links of the concerned software were wrong in all the articles.

Finally I found the correct link for downloading this software and was able to read these seemingly horrendous files with ease.

One of the problems with this ascm  files/books is that the book expires. Yea, it just stops functioning after the date set by the author. Hence, you need to be prepared beforehand with the software and time to read these files if you don’t want to end up loosing them.

I’ve wasted months and lost a lot of books in searching the right article that addressed my problem, so now I’ve decided to write one in hopes that atleast one of my readers will get benefitted by this.

The software that opens ascm files/books is: ADOBE DIGITAL EDITIONS and the link to download the authentic FREE software is here.

As I use MacBook Air, I’ve jotted down the procedure for Mac users only. Though, I’m sure it’ll be somewhat same for Windows users as well.

Steps to read .ascm files on your Mac:

Graphic Novel Review: Copperhead #2

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Author: Jay Faerber
Illustrator: Scott Godlewski and Ron Riley
Release Date: 1st April, 2015
Series: Copperhead
Genre: Science-Fiction | Western | Mystery | Suspense | Action | Comics 
Edition: ascm file
Pages: 77
Publisher: Diamond Book Distributors (Image Comics)
Source: NetGalley 
Preceded By: Copperhead #1 (A New Sheriff In Town)
Followed By: Copperhead #3

Word Of The Week (WOW #14)

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me), it’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week. If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post. Here’s this week’s WOW:

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Here’s the WOW for this week :

Enervate-3Word: Garrulous

Part Of Speech:

garrulous: adjective garrulously: adverb garrulousness: noun garrulity: noun

Pronunciation: 

garuh-luh s

Meaning: 
excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters.
Synonyms:

Talkative, loquacious, voluble, verbose, long-winded, chatty, gossipy, gossiping, babbling, blathering.

Antonyms: Taciturn, reticent, concise.

Word Origin: 

early 17th century: from Latin garrulus (from garrire ‘to chatter, prattle’) + -ous.
Use in sentence: 

adjective: A garrulous cab driver. noun: The character’s comic garrulity.

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Word Of The Week (WOW #13)

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me), it’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week.

WOW

If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.

Here’s this week’s WOW:

Enervate-2

Word:

Feckless

Part Of Speech:

feckless: adjective

feck′less·lyadv.
feck′less·ness n.