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


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.

1 2 3 GONE GONE 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
GONE 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 32 33 34 35
36 37 38 39 40 41 42



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.”


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


PS: Don’t forget to pingback so I can find your delightful entries.

© Deb Whittam 2020

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Deb Whittam

With a keen interest in travel, photography, sports and writing I hope to encourage discussions on how culture has impacted on society in the 21st Century.

16 thoughts on “42 Words – A Special Edition”

    1. No the prompts aren’t inspired by it and use them any way you like. Perhaps a lizard who likes football, or a cake made to look like a beer bottle. Anything odd will do 😊


    1. Its simple Chelsea. Write a complete story in 42 words on the weekly theme, oddball in this instance and if you like nominate a number in the comments to select next week’s theme and prevent the cat selecting.

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