Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #72

Not waiting for me, hopefully

Lens-Artists Challenge #71 – Waiting

© Deb Whittam 2019

50 Word Thursday #46


The view was majestic, divine, breath taking but it had come at a price and I also had to remind myself to breathe – almost to remind my heart to beat!  The climb up the sheer cliff face had sapped all my energy but as I turned to Joel I recalled that he had something he wished to ask and my heart accelerated even faster.

We had known each other for years and though there had never been anything romantic between us I had always harbored hopes, perhaps my dream was about to come true.

“Wendy I wanted to ask you when no one was around to interrupt,” He commenced and I bit my lip.

“You know I’ve been thinking of settling down recently and I have found the one, so I was wondering if you would be my best …”

“Yes, what?”

“I’ve asked Alan to marry me.”

“Oh, congratulations.”


© Deb Whittam 2019

There is still time to take part in 50 Word Thursday #46  so come and join in the fun.

Twittering Tales #162

Photo by raw pixel @ pixabay.com

I wouldn’t have applied but I’d my ex’s fiance was so excited that when I read that you must have nice arms and always smile, I decided it was perfect.

Later at her hen’s night I saw my error but be assured I did smile as she wrote on my speech bubble. I was planning her murder.

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© Deb Whittam 2019

Twittering Tales #162

Capture A Critter #2

So I thought I would start a new challenge based on one of the things I love – animals.

Each week I’ll put up a prompt and you can see where it takes you, I’ll post the any contributors at the bottom of the next post.

Now just to clarify you can do anything you want with the prompt – a photo, a poem, some facts you would like to share, that old antedote about how you survived ten days lost in the wilderness with a friendly echidna.  Anything, I am not fussed at all.

Please tag your response CaptureACritter so I can find it and please pingback.

Capture a Critter #2

Hi All,

This week I thought we would go a bit more specific and do animals unique to your home country.  In Australia we have a plethora of unique animals and I thought I would feature one of my favorites – the ecnidna.

The ecnidna evolved from another one of my favorite Australian animal – the platypus.

So if you feel the urge feel free to join in the fun, I look forward to seeing your critters and thanks to Chelsea for her fantastic Monkey Buffet Festival Poem from last week, you can check it out here.

© Deb Whittam 2019

50 Word Thursday #45 – The Results

Wow, we had a bit of everything this week, it’s quite amazing how everyone’s take on the prompts is so different and remember Kristian’s  prompt will be going up tomorrow.  

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.

Here’s the picture:


And the words:

“Only Agatha knew that she might be about to commit bigamy.”   – Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage – M.C. Beaton.

And here are the submissions for this week:

Rugby843 from The Bag Lady

Violet from Thru Violet’s Lentz

Sadje from Keep It Alive

Kristian from Tales from the mind of Kristian

© Deb Whittam 2019