Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wordy Wednesday: Camping Candle


Today's picture prompt is attributed to B-A-R (Blog-A-Rhythm) member, writer, and blogger Parul Kashyap Thakur.

I met Parul online via the April A to Z challenge where I was impressed by her fervent writings on pressing women's issues that I could tell were dear to her heart (and wish were on everyone's heart).

Parul writes about "Everything about my idea of happiness, food and a lot of food for thought!" according to her site's home page (https://happinessandfood.wordpress.com/).

Her recent post, a tribute to fathers on Father's Day is an easy-to-read post mostly made up of infographics with some rather interesting statistics about fathers: https://happinessandfood.wordpress.com/2015/06/21/for-fathers-on-this-day/

I find Parul to be a kind, warm, compassionate being expressed through her writings in terms of what she blogs about. I highly recommend you consider reading her blog: I doubt you will regret it as you will probably learn something new at least!

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The Kampers loved to camp (and not just because of their name). Their favourite pastime was lighting a fire to sing campfire songs, tell stories (especially ghost stories), and roast marshmallows.

Sometimes they would camp afar, sometimes closer to home, and even at times in the event of inclement weather on their house deck.

It was this one impending storm that drove the Kampers to their deck. They gathered round in their cozy hoodies and blanets, hot drinks in hand, not around their usual campfire unfortunately.

Instead, one lit candle stood tall and glowed, sheltered by glass as if from potential harm. It occasionally flickered at first, and eventually more fervently where the flame tossed mercilessly as the wind gathered force.

The wind howled picking pace and along with it anything on its path. The Kampers fled to their basement in fear, forgetting the lone candle standing there, at least for now.

23 comments:

  1. That's a nice take on the prompt! How about writing a sequel to this post...looks like something is about to happen...

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    1. Ah, not necessarily as there were no dots at the end, like this: .... ;) It was for your imagination to fill in the blanks! :) <3

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  2. I agree with @the little princess. There seems to be more coming. What happened to the 'lone candle' and the Kampers when they were out of sight of each other....?!

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    1. Well, something is certainly 'coming' but not necessarily a sequel. It was meant for you to fill in! ;) <3

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  3. Thank you for that sweet intro and how sweet of you to write that. You are such a wonderful person :)
    Your post - well, I find it a little freaky too..what happened next? Tell us more!

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    1. Same likewise Parul! :) It takes one to know one, eh? ;) I had something in mind; however, there can be so many variations. What do you think or what would you like to happen? It is actually for the reader to decide! ;) <3

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  4. This lone camping candle definitely needs a sequel. Go on and share the part 2 with us, Elly :)

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    1. Ah, I had no sequel in mind when writing this Shilpa, none at all! ;) The purpose was for the reader to imagine the ending of which there could be many, albeit I had one in mind. ;) <3

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  5. Makes one wonder what will happen to the lone candle in that strong wind :) Do write a sequel to this interesting story!

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    1. Yes, you are meant to wonder actually Beloo, didn't you know?! ;) A sequel...hmmm, wasn't in the cards. We'll have to wait and see if that happens. ;) <3

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  6. We need a sequel - what happened to the candle and the campers?

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    1. Ah, that was up to your imagination Suzy! What did you think happened or what would you like to see happen? ;) <3

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  7. Poor candle.. left all alone

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    1. Oh, that is a very interesting take on the story in terms of reflection. Hmm.... ;) <3

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  9. Nice story. One of the best things about camping is watching the fire burn.

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    1. Yes, I agree with you on that Kathy! :) Watching the embers die down is for some reason extremely entertaining...not sure why. ;) <3

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  10. So what next for the candle? :P

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    1. Well that IS the question Lux? ;) What do you think might have happened or what would you like to see happen? YOU fill in the blank! :) <3

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  11. Elly this is a wonderful post. It perfectly fits the prompt..

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    1. Thanks Usha, I am glad you like it! :) <3

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  12. Ah. Fear can sometimes override even what comforts us or what we're habituated to the most. Lovely story :)

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    1. That certainly can be the case! Thanks for your comments. :) <3

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