My vreugdes en frustrasies


IBCM #06 Ghost me!

GHOST ME? Is it me that you were calling out? What were you thinking of? Did you stop for one minute to think of the effect it would have on my life or, even worse, did you go through with it knowingly, spitefully, selfishly?

If you really were that lonely or that angry, why didn’t you just pick up the telephone and let me have it? No, of course not, that is not your style. You had to act out the drama queen scene, as usual, hoping to shock me.

Do you remember how we used to laugh at the morons out there that were likely to fall prey to scammers and stalkers? I thought that you were savvy about the dangers of life, that you would think twice before issuing a challenge such as this:

search of skin,
color no matter,
brighter or darker,
tell no one,
I will take someone,
–  ghost, me!

So, in the end, you had your fifteen seconds of fame, after all. If only you can imagine the shock I felt when I first saw it on television and later read the horror story in the newspapers … I will never visit our special place at the lake again without thinking of you there, alone and helpless.

This challenge really had me stumped. I had to do some research. The Urban Dictionary 😊 provided me with the following clues:

  • “ghost me” Kill me. Usually used to call someone out when you know they are just bluffing.
  • “skin” Said when guys discuss how their time with a girl was if their time involved an unclothed woman.

Mass media, of course, refers to any of the means of communication, such as television or newspapers, that reach very large numbers of people

Here are the results of my effort to string together the picture, the word and the poem.

IBMC #06: The Mass Media Challenge

I am taking part in the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge (IBMC). Prakash Hegade is the event organiser. The IBMC is a series of ten diverse tasks, set to prove the versatility of the participants. Read all my responses to this series here.

{For the 6th challenge in this series] – You are given with a poem, picture and a word. You will combine all and write a post. All the three have to be interlinked in your post. They can be used in any context.



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  1. Uitstekend!

  2. Ek lees elke keer met groot oë! Hierdie keer sou ek defnitief nie kon deelneem nie.

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      Ek het ook maar lank en lekker kop gekrap! Gelukkig lyk dit asof die vertolking heeltemal oorgelaat word aan die blogger – “anything goes”.

  3. Klink heeltemal te moeilik vir my…wegedaan, Hester!

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      Ek moet sê dit kos ‘n bietjie kopkrap en ek sal bly wees om klaar te kry met hierdie een. Ek leer egter geweldig baie.

  4. Jy is heeltemal te oulik vir my. Ek lees ook met groot oë. Wag nou vir my Ingelsman om huistoe te kom…. wil hoor of hy weet wat beteken Ghost me 😕

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      Ons leer nou ‘n hele nuwe taal aan. Ek het net vandag gesê, ek wens daar is soveel inligting beskikbaar oor die Afrikaanse taal op die internet. Meesal , wanneer ek vashaak met Afrikaans, gaan lees ek die Nederlandse Wikipedia – dit help darem.

  5. Ja ek stem saam die Nederlandse Wikipedia help my ook baie. Jong ek sal jou dit vertel, jy kan darem maar skryf hoor! Sjoe, hoe kry jy dit uitgedink? Ek dink jy moet vir ons so n tipe van uitdaging in Afrikaans gee. Dit moet net makliker voorbeelde wees asb. Ek lees ook elke keer met aandag jou stukke deur, sjoe!

  6. ooo… I like this one. Glad to know about all the research carried out. The devices given were used well. I like the way how the poem was arrived. 🙂

  7. Oh wow! Well done, Hester. I’m a little useless these days. Slowly but surely… I’ll be back, reading your posts timely not months later. 😁