Posted in 30 days blogging challenge, Awards and Challenges

Day 2- 30 Days Blogging Challenge

Day 2: How have you changed in the past two years

Holla! If you’re just joining in, I’m currently doing the 30 days blogging challenge as a way of pushing myself to write consistently for 30days. Yesterday was fun and I trust today to be better.

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Posted in Awards and Challenges, Weekend Extra

3 Quotes Challenge

Hey guys!

How’s the weekend going? I hope it’s been restful as mine has been.

Thanks to Emily from Fearfully Wonderfully Me for nominating me to do the 3 quotes challenge. You should totally check out her blog!

Here are my 3 favourite quotes:

1. quote

I really like this quote because it reminds me to leave my favourite safe harbor where nothing exciting happens. I’d hate to regret things I coulda/shoulda done.

2. pink

I absolutely love this quote by Audrey Hepburn! To see the reasons why I love this quote, please click here.

3. my quote

With a lot of awkward friendships, I’ve learned that not everyone we meet is meant to be in a romantic relationship with us. Some are just there to help. Or we are meant to help them. Either way, we lose the chance of doing so when there’s awkwardness after a failed attempt at a relationship.

So there you have my 3 quotes!

What is your favourite quote? Please share in the comment sections! Thanks!

xoxo

daintym

Posted in Awards and Challenges, Funny

Ten Minutes Challenge

Pause. I’m moving too fast. I’m trying to beat the clock and still have a perfect piece… impossible right? Yeah, I know. I don’t know what to write about… this isn’t the first time my mind is going blkank on me. Haha, I just saw that error and it’s talking all of me to stop muself from going to correct it. Dang! Another error. I hate them! I wish I could correct every error in my life. Every mistake I’ve made. Coulcnt there be a big eraser somewhere? These errors are driving me nuts. I hear I’ve got OCDs but is this one of them? Trying to make sure everything is perfect. Including the people I meet. I mean, don’t laugh so loud. Be courteous. Why are you always talking? Can’t you just be… perfect?

Am I perfect? Probably…not. It’s no surprise I push myself to insatiable points. Beaying myself up about every mistake. These things drive me crazy. Perfection. No one really attains that in a world that seeks to constantly remind us of our imperefections.

I’m grinding my teeth oover every red line on the screen which indicates a word spelt wrongly. I could take my time- but I’ve got only ten minutes. This is ridiculous! I should probably quite this. I quit trying to spell ‘quit’ correctly. I’ve quit a lot of things. Things I just wasn’t perfect in. like really, why do it when you wouldn’t do it perfectly?

Haha, reminds me of school. I’d cry my eyes put (out0 for…aarrrgh! I missed the sepelling of ‘out’ and a freaking bracket sign. Just three minutes left ion the clock, I bet I haven’t made any senese. Haha, welcome to my mind.

It’s an incredible web of loose thoughts flung around, some tied in knots and others- just wild and free. I hate that this piece isn’t perfect. I hate that life isn’t perfect. I hate that you’re not perfect. I hate that I’m not perfect.

But there’s beauty in it all. There’s beauty in an incomplete and somewhat uncoordinated piece. There’s beauty in that smile that seems feign and in that laugh that drives me insane. Theres beauty in imperfections. I’m driving myself to the point where I’m fine with my imperfections and not so crazy. It’s time. Don’t I have a few seconds left? Maybe one..two.. dang!

Time: 10 minutes. Word count: 392

This post was written in response to a blog I read where writers are challenged to come up with a post of about 500 words in 10 minutes.

PS: It took everything within me to publish this with all its mistakes. I’m sorry it’s messy and imperfect! 😦 But that’s the ‘fun’ part of this challenge 🙂

Rules

  1. You are to time yourself in 10 minutes
  2. place a stopwatch by your side as you type
  3. backspace or delete button is a no no
  4. You must not edit what you type

Anybody want to try? 😀

Posted in A-Z Blogging Challenge 2016, Awards and Challenges, Poetry

Undying Love

tree
I saw this tree on the wall yesterday on my way to church and I found it fascinating! Couldn’t help taking a picture. It’s creepy in a cute way 🙂 

I love you till death do us part 

We part for a moment as I watch over your apartment  

Up in Heaven 

Waiting for you 

Praying for you 

Nothing can come between us 

This bond we have 

Is definitely not James Bond 

Even though he is our favourite character – 

The bond we have is God 

He sees my heart 

He knows my thoughts 

He’s teaching me to love you more 

Despite my past hurts and bruises 

I will love you with everything I’ve got 

Death isn’t enough to separate us 

Even in the grave, we’ll lay side by side 

And in paradise

I’ll long to see your face 

As we sing hallelujah praise 

My undying love I give 

For that’s all I have to live 

Accept it my beloved 

Concentrated, undiluted 

Love, till it kills you  

©Mfon Etuk, 2016

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PS: This was written for the man of my dreams. I hope he reads this wherever he is *dreamy eyes* 

Posted in A-Z Blogging Challenge 2016, Awards and Challenges

Remember Me

Remember me 

When you’re gone 

Miles away from home 

When your heart longs for 

What it can’t reach 

What it can’t touch 

The longing so strong 

The desires insatiable 

Remember me 

When you get lost 

And your belief system gets tangled 

When you don’t know  

What to believe 

Who to trust 

Through the mounting insecurities 

And the daunting identity crisis 

Remember me 

The blood in my hands 

The tears on my face 

The strain in my voice 

When I gave it all up for you 

When I said it is finished 

So your life can get started 

Never forget me 

It’s you I love 

It’s you I have chosen 

It’s you I let live 

It’s you I died for  

Wherever you go 

Whatever you do 

Whoever you’re with 

Remember me 

©Mfon Etuk, 2016

R

 

Posted in A-Z Blogging Challenge 2016, Awards and Challenges

Poems

Hi guys!

It’s day errr…I’ve lost count. The letter however is P for Poems. 😉

PI read this really lovely, thought provoking poem by Nikkita Robert and I thought to share. To visit her blog, please click here. She’s got mind blowing poems, you’ll thank me later 🙂

Sometimes

Sometimes, it is better to leave 
than stick around. 
If we’re honest 
sometimes being the one who held out 
the longest isn’t a worthy crown. 
And sometimes, 
know when the game’s up 
and when the referee calls the end. 
Sometimes, know when to walk away, 
keep your head held high 
and don’t even say goodbye! 

© 2016 Nikkita Robert 

This poem had me pondering for days. The lines are full of depth! I just couldn’t help sharing! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! Thanks again Nikkita!

Quick reminder! 

Please if you have any questions to ask me, kindly drop them in the comment section or send a mail to contact@daintym.com. I would really appreciate this as it would help in tomorrow’s post 😀 Feel free to ask anything and I’ll do my best to answer them! Brace yourself! Thanks!

Lots of love,

daintym

Posted in A-Z Blogging Challenge 2016, Awards and Challenges, Fiction

Over

‘It’s over’ she screamed as she banged her bag on the coffee table right in between her boyfriend and the girl whose hands he was previously holding.

‘Babe…’ he tried to start explaining. Shock and fear registered across his face. ‘It’s not what you think it is’

‘Oh really?’ Elizabeth glared down at the other girl who seemed more interested in sipping her cup of coffee than in the ruckus ensuing.

‘She’s just my friend’ he blatantly lied to her face without blinking.

Elizabeth couldn’t believe it. The relationship had been going through ups and downs; a little more downs than ups but she was naive enough to trust him. To believe every lie he told. Until the truth broke out.

The truth, they say, sets one free. But she felt more bound than free. She desperately wanted to believe him. To forgive him. But for how long? How long would she keep patching it up before finally accepting the hard truth?

‘It’s over Sam.’

Tears stung her face as the sun tortured her on her way out of the restaurant. The little teardrops glistened as she walked briskly.

‘Lizzy, wait! It’s not over until we say it is.’

She stopped in her tracks and turned to see him on his knees with a ring in his hand. All her friends were holding up placards with the question ‘Will you marry me?’

Cut!!!

Hope you enjoyed the little piece of fiction. I intend to play around with this a bit more before the end of the challenge. Watch this space! 😉

15 down, 11 to go!

Ciao! ❤

~M.

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