42 Words #21

Hi All,

So, this week we have Caramel’s selection of 21, which I think we will all find challenging but first lets hike up the trail of FANTASY and see where it led.

Dave from MMA Storytime

Rhen from Cobbled Contemplations

Teresa from The Haunted Wordsmith

Sadje from Keep it Alive

Rugby 843 from The Bag Lady

Ankushmaster from The Unconditional Guru

Caramel from Learner at Love

rue202 from Racheal’s Novels

And now for the big reveal and while this one is a bit specific remember I don’t care where you take the prompt as long as you stick to the 42 words.  So with that bit of advice what did Caramel select?  The topis this week is …


I’m sure we’ve all come across this theme before but for those who like the specifics noir fiction is defined as:

Taken from the French word meaning “darkness” or “of the night,” noir is a category of modern crime fiction. Used for fiction of crime and detection, often in a grim urban setting, featuring petty, amoral criminals and other down-and-out characters, and permeated by a feeling of disillusionment, pessimism and despair.

So we’re looking for dark seedy stories in the limit of 42 words and if there is a crime all the better.

Also, just a reminder that the grid below has a purpose, the numbers represent the themes and yet again I need someone to select one.  There are plenty to go so please participate.  It makes it fun for all of us.  Just post in the comments below.


8 9 GONE GONE 12 13 14
15 16 GONE GONE 19 20 GONE
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:

There were facts and then there was truth.

Leaning against the lamppost with his hat low upon his brow and cigarette drooping from his bottom lip Dick sighed, brothel owner dead after tumbling down the stairs.

This was no accident though; Miss Patti had slipped on conveniently positioned used condom.


PS Don’t forget to pingback.

© 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.

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