42 Words #18

Hi All,

First of all a big thank you to Chelsea for giving me a number and please remember anyone can nominate the next selection.  Check out what has been chosen then pick away, or else it is Princess’ selection and she isn’t disconcerting.

So first of all before the big reveal lets check out the oddball stories from last week.

Dave Madden from MMA Storytime

Chelsea from A Wife, My Verse, And Every Little Thing

Ok, so what theme did Chelsea pick with her selection of 18

MONSTERS

The possibilties with this one are endless.  Monster fish caught last week?  Monster headache from too much chocolate?  Monster relative who likes to sing the soundtrack from The Sound of Music or just a monster?

Your choice just like slecting a number from the list below but remember 42 words is all you have.

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Here’s my take on this week’s prompt:

Accommodating aliens from far-away places.

As the footsteps retreated down the hallway Mary smiled.

Mark had been dead set against her renting out a room through Airbnb; he’d said a monster would rent it.

As Mark screamed, she silently stirred her tea, well monsters took vacations too.

monster

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© Deb Whittam 2020

42 Words – A Special Edition

oddball

A special entry from my Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy loving partner.

Ford gripped his towel, “42?  That’s the meaning of life, the universe and everything?”

“Yes,” said Deep-Thought

Marvin sighed, “Life, don’t talk to me about life.”

Just then a wormhole appeared in the space-time continuum and out popped,

“DON’T PANIC”

© Peter Whittam 2020

42 Words – A Special Edition

Hi All,

So before we get into this weeks very special theme first lets recap those who participated this week.

Cabinetto reshuffle

Flash Fiction: The Great Escape

The Bag Lady’s – 42 Word Cabin

So as many of you would be aware Monday the 25th of May is Towel Day, a day in honour of Douglas Adams and bearing that in mind I want everyone to do their best and channel the great man with the following theme

ODDBALL

So what exactly is oddball??? Well if you are struggling you could watch Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy but in short oddball is listed in the dictionary as strange; bizarre.

If that doesn’t give you scope, nothing will.

So let us do our best and participate in honor of Douglas Adams and Towel Day

PS – If you want to leave a number for next week please feel free to do so in the comments otherwise the cat is going to pick.

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oddball

 

Here’s my take on this week’s prompt:

You want insight at a gut wrenching price?

“The cat’s an oracle.”

“Sure and I’m Douglas Adams.”

At my sarcastic quip Dan dragged me upstairs and looking down I nearly gagged.

“She’s throwing up fur balls, Dan.”

“No, look.”

“Oh.”

He was right, clear as day was the number 42.

 

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© Deb Whittam 2020

50 Word Thursday #72 – The Results

Hi All,

Thanks to all that contributed last week and I’m sure you are all waiting with bated breath to see what Kristian offers this week.  So let’s recap 50 Word Thursday #72.

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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“She had thought it a game.” – Madeline Hunter’s A Devil of a Duke.

And here are the submissions for this week:

Sadje from Keep It Alive

Kristian from Tales from the mind of Kristian

Rhen Laird from Cobbled Contemplations

And here’s my submission for the week:

Mary rubbed her arms briskly, when John had suggested hide and seek she had thought it was a game but now it didn’t seem that much fun.

There was no one around and the only sign of life was the lighthouse at the end of the railway track but instead of inspiring relief, the sight of it filled her with dread.

Turning around Mary decided she would return to the hotel, John would grow bored and return eventually.

She shivered as she stepped onto the road, unaware that the clown sighed with regret as she moved beyond his reach.

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

42 Words #5

Hi All,

So before we get into this weeks theme first lets hear it for Rhen who came up with a great 42 word piece for the theme of Caberets.  It made me chuckle and you can view it here.

Preacher’s Kid Wows Cabaret

This week Rhen did me the favor of selecting our theme and he decided on number 5 and I think this is a great topic for inspiration so what is number 5??? (Insert Drumroll here)

CABINS

What type of cabin?  Where?  When?  Why?  The choices are endless.

Is it the cabin of your childhood, is it the cabin you built for your pet frog, is it the cabin where you caught your first fish, broke your toe or lost your mind???

The possibilities are endless but the word count is not.  42 words you have, so use them wisely.

Ok, yet again I am after audience participation, so even if you don’t want to take the challenge please select a number and post in the comments.  I can’t do this on my own folks.

Lots of choices still remain.

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Here’s my take on this week’s prompt:

Stepping over the threshold is the journey

Mark had fond memories of the cabin.

It was the scene of his first drink, his first kiss and his first fight.

It was probably the most significant place he’d ever visited, which seemed to be common where intergalactic portals were involved.

cabin

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© Deb Whittam 2020

42 Words #4

Hi All,

Ok, so despite the title this is the first of the 42 word challenges and thanks to my partner picking a not so random number, we are starting with theme 4.

What is theme 4, you ask apprehensively and the answer is

CABARETS (ta dah)

So for all those who want to try they’re hand a cabaret is defined as a form of theatrical entertainment featuring music, song, dance, recitation, or drama. It is mainly distinguished by the performance venue, which might be a pub, a casino, a restaurant, or a nightclub with a stage for performances.

So we’re talking Le Moulin Rouge, sparkle and Liza Minnelli … I’m sure we can all think of 42 words to fit and if not we’ll improvise.  I really don’t care where we go as long as it is kept within the constraints of 42 words.

And because I’ve had a full week to think about this I’ve decided to make this challenge interactive.

Each week I will prompt someone to choose the next number and keep the game running along and this week I have chosen Chelsea to pick a number.

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Anyway, here’s my take on this week’s prompt:

It all concluded with a whimper not a bang

Dolly threw her head back and thrust her shoulders out as they spun.  The chorus line of Cabaret singing in ecstatic unison.

It was all a wild delight until Mary went down.

One broken heel and it was dominos.

C’est la vie.

chorus line

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© Deb Whittam 2020