50 Word Thursday #3

Hi All,

Please find below this week’s picture and quote prompts.

The prompt will appear at high noon on Thursday and close high noon Wednesday. (This will be Australian time)

So here’s the rules if you wish to partcipate –

1 Completed piece must be in mutiples of 50 words – maximum of 250 words. Anything is acceptable – poetry, story, anecdote.

2 There will be a photo and a random phrase that I will take from the current book I am reading – you can use either or both

3 Please pingback and tag 50 word Thursday, so I can do a summary on the Thursday morning.  You can either put your piece in the comments on this post or do a post of your own.

Love to have you participate and here is this week’s photo and phrase prompt.

31-05-18

“You had to take your shoes off when you went in and you weren’t allowed to jump on the furniture or tease the cat.”

From Robert Rankin’s Snuff Fiction

Here’s my attempt for this week:

The sign was explicit and in silence he considered it … who said you couldn’t tease the cat?  Wasn’t that the purpose of cats?

Deciding to ignore it he went in search of the beast and set about his task but the cat just surveyed him with its superior expression refusing to be rankled and after half hour he left in a huff.

The old woman sighed, “They think I’m protecting the cat, they don’t think the warnings for them.  Don’t tease the cat … it will only bring bitterness.  Tabby will remain unflustered but you won’t be the same.”.

Thank you to all the participants last week, please have a read as there are some great pieces here.

Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday – The Tradition

Tammy from God Inspired Art and Quotes

His green weary eyes, gazed beyond the familiar image as it grew closer towards his bar. He grasped. “Harry, is that you?” Anxiously placing the straw-hat on his head as the little lad skipped alongside the dirt trail. “Harry!”
“Papa!” As both shared a bear hug immensely. The old man whispered to himself, “Truly, God answers prayers.”

Michael from Morpethroad – 50 Word Thursday #2 – When a Grandson Visits.

 

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WPC – all time favorites

Well I don’t know if it should be the last photo challenge, I can think of one blogger who can take over this awesome challenge, which is such an integral part of wordpress but here are some of my favourite snaps. Hope you enjoy.

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All-Time Favorites

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Deb’s Tuesday Captions

Here we are – a last one for May and I thought we might go a little out of the box on this one.  Love to see what you can come up with. (PS – sorry about the fence – just imagine its not there)

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And here we have a lifesized replica of that illusive beast – the red and black spotted dog.

Now for last weeks captions.

 

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So, if Isaac is correct then if I let go …

And last week’s responses

Tammy from God inspired Art and Quotes – “I can swing on my hands and feet, yeah that’s right! Watch! Watch! WATCH!”

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Hey Harry, did you hear the one about the lizard that walked into the bar??

Michael from Morpethroad– “Psst, hey good lookin’, wanna go back to my place?”

Kate from aroused – “I told ya to scale things back!”

Paul from parallax – “Get outa my way loounge lizard”

Tammy from God inspired Art and Quotes – “Are you dead? Pete. Pete! PETE! TALK TO ME!”

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50 Word Thursday #2

Hi All,

Please find below this week’s picture and quote prompts.

The prompt will appear at high noon on Thursday and close high noon Wednesday. (This will be Australian time)

So here’s the rules if you wish to partcipate –

1 Completed piece must be in mutiples of 50 words – maximum of 250 words. Anything is acceptable – poetry, story, antidote.

2 There will be a photo and a random phrase that I will take from the current book I am reading – you can use either or both

3 Please pingback and tag 50 word Thursday, so I can do a summary on the Thursday morning.  You can either put your piece in the comments on this post or do a post of your own.

Love to have you participate and here is this week’s photo and phrase prompt.

24-05-18

“The old man would have loved that – an unexpected visit from his clever half-English grandson”

From Jack Higgins A Fine Night For Dying

Here’s my attempt for this week:

As he walked around the perimeter the weight on his shoulders increased, the place had fallen into rack and ruin … because no one cared enough to make time.

To make time to help, to make time to listen.

To make the time to make an old man feel loved.

If you are interested you can read Kate’s piece here for the prompt last week.  It was a fantastic example of using the prompt to address a current political issue.

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Deb’s Tuesday Captions

Well, May is coming to an end but the silly photos just keep coming – if you would like to participate please add your caption to the comments.

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So, if Isaac is correct then if I let go …

And last week’s responses

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Hey Harry, did you hear the one about the lizard that walked into the bar??

Michael from Morpethroad– “Psst, hey good lookin’, wanna go back to my place?”

Kate from aroused – “I told ya to scale things back!”

 

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50 Word Thursday #1

Hi All,

So I do a lot of these weekly writing prompts and I thought why not start one of your own Debbie and see if anyone is interested … but how to make it a little different.

The prompt will appear at high noon on Thursday and close high noon Wednesday. (This will be Australian time)

So here’s the rules if you wish to partcipate –

1 Completed piece must be in mutiples of 50 words – maximum of 250 words. Anything is acceptable – poetry, story, antidote.

2 There will be a photo and a random phrase that I will take from the current book I am reading – you can use either or both

3 Please pingback and tag 50 word Thursday, so I can do a summary on the Thursday morning.

Love to have you participate and here is this week’s photo and phrase prompt.

17-05-18

“Doubtless he might have found someone else to take pity on him”

From M R James Casting The Ruins

Here’s my attempt for this week:

[similarities]

The brightness of the day

Made him shiver

As he beheld the spectacle

Victor consumed victim

A familiar theme

He had come as bid

And though doubtless

He may have found

Someone else to

Take pity on him

It wasn’t to be

He nodded to the raven

Acknowledging their similarities.

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