The Daily Post Discover Challenge: Opening lines

For this week’s challenge, publish a post — any kind of post, be it fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, illustration, video, or anything else — inspired by this line:

It was the first time, and it wouldn’t be the last.


It was the first time,

And it wouldn’t be the last,

When I discovered the joy

Of expressing my ideas and feelings

With as less words as possible,

In Writing 101, Poetry, The Commons.

I hesitate to call my expressions


For I do not know the rules.

But rules are just rules.

What I write is for myself,

Having fun with the prompts

And a sense of satisfaction

As I express myself,

The feelings in my heart.

It was the first time

In December 2015,

For Writing 101,Poetry, The Commons,

And it wouldn’t be the last.

Reflections            ( 8-12-15)   WP

The quiet, serene waters of the lake

Reflected the world outside

And the quiet reflections  within,

Of the people sitting and reflecting.

The sun rays touched the glass walls

And  reflected  a shimmering light

On the quiet, serene waters  of the lake.



By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. Due to the pandemic I could not go to the Home for the mentally challenged for two years. I had been going there since 2011. I have started going again. I was happy that some members remembered me :) All of them are an important part of my life. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made our lives richer.


  1. Great job with the challenge! I’m thinking of doing this challenge too but waiting for some inspiration to get me started.


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