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Travel theme: Statues

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Posted in Six Word Saturday

Soaking Up

My Saturday in Six Words:

SOAKING UP THE RAYS, IN PREPARATION

 

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And while I’m at it, I might as well do some gardening with my one and only garden assistant, Bandit, who inspects,

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checks the quality of the soil,

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and approves.

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For in exactly four weeks, my fellow travelers (students and teachers) and I will be leaving for Malawi (south-east of Africa) on an Education Expedition.

 

 

Have a splendid weekend!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

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Posted in Six word story challenges

Six Word Story Challenge: Friends

The Six Word Story Challenge of this week is all about FRIENDS.

Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between two or more people. Friendship is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an association. Friendship has been studied in academic fields such as sociology, social psychology, anthropology, and philosophy. Various academic theories of friendship have been proposed, including social exchange theory, equity theory, relational dialectics, and attachment styles. A World Happiness Database study found that people with close friendships are happier.

Although there are many forms of friendship, some of which may vary from place to place, certain characteristics are present in many types of friendship. Such characteristics include affection, sympathy, empathy, honesty, altruism, mutual understanding and compassion, enjoyment of each other’s company, trust, and the ability to be oneself, express one’s feelings, and make mistakes without fear of judgment from the friend.

While there is no practical limit on what types of people can form a friendship, friends tend to share common backgrounds, occupations, or interests, and have similar demographics.

 

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The challenge for you:

Write a story about FRIENDS in just six words. Let a photo or image inspire you to write a story. Or first write the story, and then make or search for a picture to go with it.

Here’s a Six Word Story by Ernest Hemingway.

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Such an impact and unseen images in only six words…

Publish your Six Word Story on your own website/blog and paste the link to that post in a comment to this one here at Figments. I will include your contribution in this post, forming a list of stories.

Will you join me? Will you? Say you do. :) And share the challenge news!

I look forward to your stories.
Marion

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READ THE STORY ABOUT FRIENDS OF:

 

The next challenge will be published on April 9. Doe je liever mee in het Nederlands, ga dan naar Verhaal in zes woorden met beeld: Vrienden.

Older stories:
130226 – Poverty
130313 – Spring
130327 – Writing

130410 – Light
130424 – Music
130515 – Transport
130529 – Pets
130612 – Regret
130616 – Inspiration
130703 – Commercials
130814 – Vacation
130829 – Memory
130911 – Terrorism
130925 – Youth
131030 – The Weather
131113 – Film
131127 – Art
131211 – Food
131229 – Retrospect
140122 – Puzzle
140205 – Shopping
140219 – Dilemma
140312 – Daredevil

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

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Travel theme: Pink

Pink. Apart from this cool and talented singer

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click for her song Dear Mister President – YouTube

it’s a color I tend to stay far away from. The exception are these lovely flowers.

And this is also kind of cute.

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But what is this supposed to mean, Christmas in heaven? Or in hell? 😉

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Colorful garbage bags.

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And be very careful how you dress your daughters: girls in pink get eaten!

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What a fun theme, thanks so much, Ailsa 😀

Ailsa

   

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Posted in Personal

Internet Hug

Thank you. I really mean it. Thank YOU! For taking the time to read my posts and look at my pictures. For liking and commenting. For dropping in and leaving beautiful footprints. You bring joy into my life, smiles and sometimes tears. But always warmth and gentleness. So again, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Come here for a huge hug.

~ Marion

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