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Daily Prompt: Wake Up Call


Daily Prompt: Dulled

You encounter a mysterious man offering you a magic potion that, once sipped, will make one of your senses (sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch) super sharp — but dull the others. Will you sip it, and if so, what sense do you choose?

For an extra challenge, link your response to this prompt

As the original was written, I decided to go with a fictional story to intrigue the senses.

Shelly was a young girl by some standards, yet old by others.  She had lived a unique life, most would never know.  She was a loner, a stranger to even those who knew her.  When she met Jake, she had felt like she had drank a magical potion.  She felt alive again.  She felt a part of herself that she did not even know had existed.  She awake in the morning and was excited to start each new day.  She could hardly wait to see what new adventures they were going to explore.

The senses that had awakened in her were ones that are deeper than the basic five.  She suddenly had felt alive again.  She was feeling emotions that she had not encountered in many years of her life.  Emotions of joy, happiness, laughter, a feeling in the heart where there had been a void.  With these feelings, she had also found a dark side of Jake.  It was a side that she was not sure of and not certain how to cope with.  Jake liked to drink a lot of vodka.

They were well into the marriage before the secret began to unfold and come to light.  She was now faced with a dilemma.  What would she do.  Would she stay and hope for just the happy days to try and stay as much as they could.  Were there going to become less and less of the happy days as the dark side took over his life?  She did not believe in divorce.  She was so many miles away from home.  She could feel the sadness slowly creeping into her veins like a poison lurking in the night.  Slowly pouncing upon each shred of happiness that she had found that had brought her back to a happy place and had made her feel alive again.

She had tried to talk to Jake about the dark side to only get the answer “I know” each time.  When she would ask if he was going to get help or wanted to try to make a go of it.

She was at a crossroad in her life.  At a place that she did not like.  She had to make a decision.  She had to do something or be sucked into the black hole of  despair that she had walked into once before to become a walking zombie.  Just an existence.  Not able to feel emotions, not able to express any feeling or compassion.  Feeling totally numb about life.  She could feel herself slowly slipping back there again.

Jake had the ability to make her laugh.  When he was not preoccupied and was not drinking, he could make her so happy by just making her laugh.  There had been a time when they watched tv and cuddled.  How she had longed for that now.  How he used to want to dance while she was cooking and he would sweep her off her feet, just for a brief few minutes, as they would dance closely then she would carry on with dinner. They always danced to the same song that he sang in her ear or played on the stereo.

She had come to resent Smirnoff Red Top and felt as if it were a “Red Head” that he was cheating on her with.  In a way, she was right.  It had cheated her of a perfect marriage.  It had cheated her of a life of love and happiness.  It had stripped away the joy and had brought tears and sadness in it’s place.  It had stripped away the sexual desires that had once been there.  They came with less and less frequency as well.

She had felt as if she were living in a huge balloon that had a small pin prick in it and the air was slowly being seeped from it.  She felt no desire to be with another man.  It was certainly nothing like that.  She truly loved Jake with all her heart.  The decision to stay and suffocate or leave and breathe was what she had to sleep on.  When she was to awake she would have her answer.  She would pray about it for a week and each night she would try to cleanse her mind of all thoughts of the day as to not tarnish her decision.

The week was over, as she made preparations to get ready for bed she knew her decision would come that next morning with an answer from God.  She again prayed and as she layed down to go to sleep, she again felt that same calm and peacefulness that she had not felt for a while.  She felt as if she had again drank from that bottle of magic potion.

Here are what some other Daily Prompt Writers Had to say:

  1. Elixir | The Magic Black Book
  2. Is this thing permanent? | Daily Prompt: Dulled | likereadingontrains
  3. Daily Prompt: Dulled « Mama Bear Musings
  4. Should You Drink The Potion? [POEM] | Ramisa the Authoress
  5. Dulled- no thanks… (Daily Prompt) | The Rider
  6. Dulled | Nanuschka’s Blog
  7. If I Was A Tree In The Forest… | The Jittery Goat
  8. Through the looking glass(es) | vicariously in love with you
  9. Dull the senses | Geek Ergo Sum
  10. Daily Prompt: Dulled | बंजारा
  11. Potion Perfect. | ayimas
  12. A cross word to madness | Miss Moiety
  13. Natural Magic | Travellin’ Thru Rambles
  14. Daily Prompt: Dulled | suzie81’s Blog
  15. Speak to me | Polyprotic Amory
  16. Daily Prompt: Dulled | Storm In A B-Cup
  17. Mysterious Man. | Hope* the happy hugger
  18. Daily Prompt: Dulled | No Effect Observed
  19. Daily Prompt: Dulled | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  20. Dulled: No need for change | mystudentstruggles
  21. Daily prompt: Dulled | Exploring Utah with MS and Apples
  22. Eagle Eye | Matthew Vett’s Development Blog
  23. Let’s hear it ! | Spunky Wayfarer
  24. thematticuskingdom
  25. More or less, no. | Relax…
  26. What Is This? | Maggie’s Stories
  27. Petals of Intensity | windandlaughter
  28. Daily Prompt: A Game of Chance | One Starving Activist
  29. One Night With a Vial Named Tasty | Cozy Compulsions @ Midnight
  30. A potion for unlimited emotion, dulled! | Love. Life.
  31. Daily Prompt: Dulled | The Tarot Alchemist

Hope you enjoyed my little twist on the prompt.  Since I had already written it once at
https://layedbacklife.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/daily-prompt-early-morning-smells-and-sounds/

Hope that you have a great day,

TammyeHoney


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Daily Prompt: Early Morning Smells and Sounds


Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses

Write down the first sight, sound, smell, and sensation you experienced on waking up today. Pick the one you’re most drawn to, and write. (For a bigger challenge, pick the one you’re least drawn to.)

Photographers, show us one of the five senses — bonus points for depicting a smell! 

Before the mask came off the eyes, the feel of the dog at her back and the one at her feet stirring told her it was time.  The cat gently tugging at her mask with his whimpers to be fed was a clear indication of time.

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She was not in need of an alarm clock.  The sound of the rooster outside in the distance that was crowing was just as clear as the owl in the tree just outside the window.  Begging for a few more minutes was not an option.
Hearing the steady sound of the ceiling fan above as each rotation brought a cooling breeze across her was so relaxing.  To just stay in this position and not move would be wonderful.
The faint aroma of coffee getting stronger with every sound of the purk of the huge 30 cup that her hubby had started, anticipating her arrival in the kitchen to get her first cup.coffee

It was time.  As she layed there and quietly said to the animals “Potty Time”, the room filled with noise like a three ring circus.  Dogs dancing in circles, while the cat was doing a tight rope act across the dresser to not be trampled by the huge elephant sized dog below.
She herself does a quick slip into the tiny bathroom that is tucked in the corner of the bedroom as her day has begun.

Taking the dogs to the door and meeting the cats in the laundry room to give them their food.  Letting the dogs back in and letting the cats out.  Her thoughts are that in her former life she must have made a great doorman.

Off to grab that cup of coffee, do the late night dishes of her hubby’s snacks and then on to her blog site to see what adventures await her before her day of housework and work were to begin.  That was what one called “All in a day’s work”.

What is your morning routine like?  Is it the same or different every day?

Do you take time to smell the aroma of the ions in the air from the rain about the begin or the aroma from the brewing of the coffee?

Leave me a comment an let me know.

Here are what some other Daily Prompt Writers had to say on the subject:

  1. Cigarettes and Cheesecake | The Magic Black Book
  2. An English breakfast | Geek Ergo Sum
  3. vicariously in love with you
  4. Early in the morning | vicariously in love with you
  5. Nothing Really Stands Out | Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | likereadingontrains
  6. Feed your senses | Nanuschka’s Blog
  7. It Shouldn’t Be Strange, But Somehow Is | Ramisa the Authoress
  8. The Best Sensation Of The Day | The Jittery Goat
  9. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses « Mama Bear Musings
  10. Birds Feed my Senses | بيسان
  11. Oh for the sounds of silence… Especially at stupid o’clock. | thoughtsofrkh
  12. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | suzie81’s Blog
  13. Feed your senses- (Daily Prompt) | The Rider
  14. Feed your senses | mcpw
  15. Lilacs And Dog Breath | The Temenos Journal
  16. 18.5 Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | family photos food & craft
  17. Travellin’ Thru Rambles
  18. Sense It | Travellin’ Thru Rambles
  19. Marriage in Limbo: The In-Between State
  20. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | Playing for Time
  21. Smoky Dreams | Virginia Views
  22. Hairy Scary Eyeball | HpWpBp
  23. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | L’S THOUGHTS….
  24. smack smacks | thematticuskingdom
  25. A Temporary Loss of Sight (and Sense) « The Robotic Hermit
  26. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  27. My Alarm Clock… | Haiku By Ku
  28. Rise and Shine | aishaditta
  29. Wake Up Call – 3 Part Haiku | Cozy Compulsions @ Midnight
  30. The bizarre day to Sleep Alone | Completely Disappear
  31. Nausea, Ugh… | Donbury Pond
  32. Cabo no rabo e pá de terra por cima | SCOMBROS
  33. Noise | Positivity Prevails
  34. Feed your senses | A Teacher’s Blog
  35. DP – Feed Your Senses | Life With Pink Princesses
  36. Feed Your Senses – Kids, Coffee & Pancakes | Khana’s Web
  37. Feeding the senses | The Nameless One
  38. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | My Endless Rants & Ramblings
  39. Write down the first sight, sound, smell, and | A Sign Of Life
  40. Daily Post: The Sense of Intuition | A Sign Of Life
  41. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | Nomad Scribbles
  42. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | Postcards from
  43. Found
  44. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | The Tarot Alchemist
  45. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | Overcoming Bloglessness
  46. Missing You | Angelyn’s Crimes of Passion
  47. The OCD Leaf-blower and How he makes my Ears Bleed | Style and a Story
  48. “Houston” & The Five Senses | Chasing Rabbit Holes
  49. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | Running After Ale
  50. Sensing the Senses | Code Name Incog
  51. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | writinglikeastoner
  52. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | Basically Beyond Basic
  53. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | The Blogging Path
  54. May 18 Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | Nadeen’s Reading Corner
  55. Feed your senses! | Melanie Ryding – Ryding2Health BLOG
  56. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | phoenix journies: a story about starting over
  57. Senses of a Sunday morning | Freya’s Halls
  58. i wake and i sleep | Bubonicboon
  59. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | biancadventures

Thank you for reading,

Tammye Honey