42 Words #32

Hi All,

Ok, perhaps last week wasn’t a defining moment but a big thank you to H.S. Monroe from WriteFunnyDramaTrue for taking part and posting the following micro story in the comments:

Werewolves–I fought the urge deep inside, threatening to rip out from my skin and tear me apart. A growl so deep, it shook my inner frame. It took only one bite. I don’t understand. The neighbor’s dog shouldn’t have bitten me.

So next let’s peruse the topic Joanne selected and she has picked number 32 and this is one of my alltime favourite genres.

So, I bet you’re trying to guess what genre has been selected and will it tantalize or torture and yes Charles I am going to hold you to your promise of participation this week regardless

So without further ado the theme this week is ….


(Yes you are allowed to look baffled now)

For those of you unfamiliar with this genre it is defined as:

Its main concern was with reinventing Victorian technology, creating alternate histories or entirely new worlds built on 19th-century technology, making steam power evolve in different ways from reality. It was a genre for people who wanted to wear top hats and shout “tally-ho!”

So in 42 words you need an inventor (probably mad) who after a disaster in the 19th Century has created something around nowdays but is powered by steam.

Seriously, its as simple as that.

Now if you don’t feel up to the challenge then there is an alternative way to participate, yes you got it, pick a number from the grid below.  There are still plenty of choices and perhaps your favorite genre is awaiting your selection.

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

Here’s my take on this week’s prompt:

In darkness an illuminated mind will excel

Dash squinted, as she watched her Father but the finishing touches to his latest invention.

Since the earthquakes eternal darkness had reigned but as her Father flicked a switch, distributing steam into his gadget her optimism rose.

The light began to glow.


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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