The Weekly Terrible Poetry Contest – free verse

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I stare at it in defeat,
My heart it don’t want to beat
Me, run up that?
Yeah right, I would also like
To invite Mike Tyson to a fight.
Lofty and high it will prevail,
I, well, I am destined to fail.
But I grit my teeth,
And take that first step,
Pause and gasp,
Time for a rest.
Four hours later at the top I am,
Now how the hell do I get back down.

© Deb Whittam 2020

The Weekly Terrible Poetry Contest #55

50 Word Thursday #55

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They called it the Iron Man Challenge, he called it torture.  First there was the swim, then the bike ride and after that, he had to make his way all down the parade to the West Pier and he had to run.

Whoever came up with this idea was a masochist.

Marty pursed his lips, glanced around and then did what he knew he shouldn’t.

Hopping onto the motorized scooter he took off, ignoring the looks of contempt from his fellow competitors.

He didn’t care about them; if he didn’t beat his wife he’d never hear the end of it.

© Deb Whittam 2020

Still time to take part if you desire, 50 Word Thursday #55

50 Word Thursday #55

If you have been waiting for it, here it is

Tales from the mind of Kristian

It’s time again for that brilliant creative writing challenge, the 50 Word Thursday challenge.

I am taking it in turns to host this challenge with Deb Whittam of the blog Twenty Four. Click on the link below to see her post about the results of last weeks challenge:

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2020/01/16/50-word-thursday-54-the-results/

And a big thank you to Deb for keeping the Thursday challenges going over the last few weeks while I have not been organised.

So, now to this weeks challenge:

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.
  • HAVE FUN!

So here…

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50 Word Thursday #54 – The Results

Hi All,

Well thanks to everyone who participated during 2019 and we promise to keep providing the prompts for as long as we can.  This week it’s Kristian turn and you can check out his post on his blog.  So let’s recap last weeks adventures.

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:

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And the words:

“It was Heather who had made the whole thing work.” – Death of a Gossip – MC Beaton

And here are the submissions for this week:

Kristian from Tales from the mind of Kristian

Violet from Thru Violet’s Lentz

Sadje from Keep it Alive

And here’s my submission for the week:

They all said it was Heather,

Who made the whole thing work.

They all said it was Heather,

The calm, helpful friend.

They all said it was Heather,

But he didn’t need to pretend.

Heather did what she wanted,

She was a demanding girl

That playful young puppy of his.

© Deb Whittam 2020