50 Word Thursday #82 – The Results

Hi All,

Number 82 is done and dusted but don’t forget Kristian will have number 83 up soon so don’t forget to check out his blog for this fantastic weekly prompt but first a review of 82.

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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“All it takes is rumor…The danger itself is irrelevant.” – Sharon Weil, Donny and Ursula Save The World.

And here are the submissions for this week:

Sadje from Keep It Alive

And here’s my submission for the week:

Mother had stressed that all it took was a rumor, that the danger itself was irrelevant and as we approached the charming summer house I felt a frission of apprehension.

Here I was taking a turn in the garden with Mister Randolph unsupervised when I should be in the drawing room for it was imperative that I made a good match and glancing over my shoulder I wondered if I should insist that we return, but then he smiled and I let my worries fade.

That night I realized how easily mud stuck, when I was cut by societies finest.

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

42 Words #10

Hi All,

This week was a great week, not only was my granddaughter born but we also had two numbers selected.  Rhen chose 10, which is this weeks number and next week we’ll have Caramel’s selection of 21 but first lets take a gander at how the two options from last week went and revisit MORBID and LOST individually and in tandam.

Dave from MMA Storytime

Rhen from Cobbled Contemplations

Sadje from Keep it Alive

Caramel from Learner at Love

Jaquint in Writer

Teresa from The Haunted Wordsmith

Well, Rhen has made a choice that I think is divine and now for the big reveal, this week’s topic is …

FANTASY.

Its time for the goblins, elves, sorcerers and trolls to come out of the wood work everyone but remember there are limits … 42 of them in this case.  I can only wonder what fantastical weavings you will create in the 42 words.

And remember even though 21 is picked for next week you are more than welcome to keep the numbers coming.  It saves me asking my new granddaughter. 🙂

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8 9 GONE GONE 12 13 14
15 16 GONE GONE 19 20 21
GONE 23 24 25 26 27 GONE
29 30 31 32 GONE 34 35
36 GONE 38 39 40 41 42

Here’s my take on this week’s prompt:

When one man’s fantasy is another’s reality

She was near but as always she was elusive and as the mist parted he leant forward eagerly, despite his prior experiences.

Staring fixedly at the undisturbed water he watched as it turned opaque and she asked, “You want fries with that?”

fantasy

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© Deb Whittam 2020

42 Words #17

Hi All,

Well this week I have a bit of a confession to make, I changed the theme for this week and I’m going to give you the option of the original or my alternative, anyway, thanks to Charles for selecting 17 and I will serve up the two choices but before we get to that lets revisit TRAVEL STORIES

Dave from MMA Storytime

Rhen from Cobbled Contemplations

Sadje from Keep it Alive

So I guess your wondering at my angst but I think the original topic might explain that for it was …

MORBID

Now perhaps you see my issue, I’m not too sure if anyone will have a go at that so I am offering the alternative of

LOST

It’s all up to you, perhaps you’re even morbidly lost????  Whatever you chose just remember there is a limit … 42 words

Anyway remember that you can also pick a number.  Just head to the comments section and have a go.

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15 16 GONE GONE 19 20 21
GONE 23 24 25 26 27 GONE
29 30 31 32 GONE 34 35
36 GONE 38 39 40 41 42

Here’s my take on this week’s prompt:

Everything I lost, which you never did find

George felt like he needed to gird his loins before he entered the room, for what would happen was preordained.

With a smile pinned to his lips he entered, meeting his Father’s blank look with a sigh.

“Son, have you seen …”

lost

PS Don’t forget to pingback.

© Deb Whittam 2020

50 Word Thursday #80 – The Results

Hi All,

So, this is number 80 but Krisitan will be providing another prompt shortly, so don’t forget to check out his blog Tales from the mind of Kristian but now let’s have a look at what #80 brought forth.

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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“You don’t need to know what you’re escaping from to become a fugitive.” ― Bella Pollen, Midnight Cactus

And here are the submissions for this week:

Ron from Ron Lanham Writing

Zack and Zelda from Breathing Shallow Poetry

Sadje from Keep It Alive

Kristian from Tales from the mind of Kristian

And here’s my submission for the week:

Hunkering down Sybil peered through the window, gnawing nervously on her bottom lip.  You didn’t need to know what you’re escaping from to become a fugitive, but at least the fog had lifted leaving a chilly but clear day.

When she’d signed up she had been fully of enthusiasm but that had soon waned in the face of his relentless dogged pursuit but Sybil was aware that she’d be discovered eventually and dragged back.

Rubbing a hand on her trendy workout pants, she sighed, wondering what demented demon had possessed her when she’d signed up for Big Dave’s Devastating Bootcamp?

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

42 Words #37

Hi All,

This week Dave did the honours of picking the number for our next 42 word challenge and he chose 37 – which in all honesty will perhaps require a bit of imagination in the circumstances, but before we enter that dimension let us first review last weeks view of DAMES.

As I mentioned, there were plenty of alternatives with this one and we did venture in a number of directions.

Dave from MMA Storytime

Sadje from Keep It Alive

Joem18b from Does Writing Excuse Watching

Thanks to all who took the challenge but now its time for the huge reveal and I use huge for a purpose as the topic this week is …

TRAVEL STORIES

So the question is where will you venture.  Local, overseas of intergallatic?  Will it be a huge disaster or the trip of a lifetime?  Well its up to you to decide but brevity is the key for 42 words is the length of this trip.

Charles has already done the honor of picking a number for next week but I am always pleased if someone wants to get ahead of the game.  So, if you desire put your choice in the comments … we still have loads of options to go.

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15 16 17 GONE 19 20 21
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29 30 31 32 GONE 34 35
36 GONE 38 39 40 41 42

Here’s my take on this week’s prompt:

The decision was all in the tilt of her lips

Travel had altered significantly since the pandemic and he couldn’t help thinking it wasn’t for the better, “Do you think you should?”

“Someone needs to solve this mystery.”

Dora stated climbing through the frame of the Mona Lisa with a determined scowl.

travel

PS Don’t forget to pingback.

© Deb Whittam 2020

42 Words #7

Hi All,

Well this week we are on lucky 7 thanks to Rhen and I think that this one could go a number of ways but before we have the big reveal lets see where we ventured in the ALTERNATE REALITIES realm.

Thanks to all who took the time to participate and I must admit people took many different turns on this theme which was highly appropriate in the circumstances.

Teresa from The Haunted Wordsmith

Charles from Potatoes and the Promise of More Potatoes

Dave from MMA Storytime

Sadje from Keep It Alive

Rugby43 from The Bag Lady

Rhen from Cobbled Contemplations

So, what sits at Lucky 7, well this might be a bit of a surprise but its …

DAMES

Now this is one broad theme, you can go in so many directions its isn’t funny but for those who might be perplexed the official definition of a dame is as follows:

  1. The official title of a female member of the Order of the British Empire, equivalent to that of a knight.
  2. The official title of the wife of a knight or baronet.
  3. A form of address to any woman of rank or authority.
  4. A matronly woman of advanced age; matron.
  5. A term used to refer to a woman:Some dame cut me off and almost caused an accident.
  6. Ecclesiasticala title of a nun in certain orders.
  7. A mistress of a dame-school.

So you decide where you want to head but remember you only have 42 words.

As always I am on the hunt for next weeks topic, so feel free to pick a number, so we can continue the fun.

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15 16 17 GONE 19 20 21
GONE 23 24 25 26 27 GONE
29 30 31 32 GONE 34 35
36 37 38 39 40 41 42

Here’s my take on this week’s prompt:

Sometimes notoriety is its own calling card

Miss Patty was a hell of a dame, with more spunk than the sputnik.

I recall when the thugs descended on her bar, they wanted protection money.

She sent the first flying with a fabulous right hook.

No one fooled with her.

dames

PS Don’t forget to pingback.

© Deb Whittam 2020

50 Word Thursday #78 – The Results

Hi All,

So, this is number 78 over but don’t forget that Krisitan will be providing the next challenge shortly on his blog Tales from the mind of Kristian but before that let’s return#78.

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 launched herself at their leader.” – Lorraine Heath’s When A Duke Loves A Woman

And here are the submissions for this week:

Caramel (Learner at Love)

Sadje from Keep It Alive

Kristian from Tales From the Mind of Kristian

And here’s my submission for the week:

It hadn’t taken her long to realize the truth, survival wasn’t a game, it took vigilance, hard work and persistence and she’d been pleasantly surprised to discover that she had plenty of all three qualities.

She’d searched until she found a remote location near a river; she’d made a basic camp with a campfire of course, she’d even managed to steal a boat.  Food, water, shelter, things didn’t get any better than this.

It was only when she saw the smoke rising that she’d realized her error but she refused to be defeated.

Angrily Monica launched herself at the leader

© Deb Whittam 2020