The A Mused Poetry Contest 9/26 – 10/2/2020


Eyes glued to the box,
There’s drama to be seen.
Then it happens at the climax,
How can they be so mean?
Time is limited,
One and a half minutes to be exact.
Then the commercials will be over,
Quick, it’s time to act.
He puts the kettle on,
As I scurry down the hall.
So quickly, that I nearly skid,
And take a dramatic fall.
Teas brewing, he hollers,
As theme music begins to play.
Frustrated I curse,
Why is the loo so far away?
As voices sound I don’t have time to flush,
It will just have to wait.
The next bit will be dramatic,
I don’t want to be too late.
As I scurry to my seat,
He sighs in disbelief,
Another set of ads eight minutes away,
The tea will be ready then, what a relief.

The A Mused Poetry Contest 9/26 – 10/2/2020

© Deb Whittam 2020

42 Words #42

Hi All,

This week Charles has gone for number 42, the very last choice on the list and I suspect, for some, it might bring a little angst but before we stroll down that avenue lets recap Astrid selection which had us all dwelling in the land of ROMANCE …

Rugby43 from The Bag Lady

Rhen from Breathing Shallow Poetry

Sadje from Keep It Alive

Caramel from Learner at Love

Paula from Light Motif II

Jenna from Raspberry Ripples

So, last week we were all sighs, love and laughter but with Charles selecting I just knew it wasn’t going to continue, so what dark road has Charles steered us towards you’re querying, well grab hold of an uninfected friend for we’re entering the world of


Now I suspect there may be a few people who are hesitant to wander down this path but when you think about it, its only 42 words and I’m sure you can come up with an idea or two.

It doesn’t have to be the zombie apocalypse, perhaps someone becomes a zombie after a hard week at work, perhaps its a song, a street name, or even a chicken dance.  You get my drift here, let the imagination flow and see when it takes you.

Anyway, I’m estatic that Jenna over at Raspberry Ripples has chosen number 13 for next week but we need to keep them coming folks, so lets post them in the comments please and stop me stressing.

8 9 GONE GONE 12 13 GONE
15 16 GONE GONE 19 20 GONE
29 30 31 GONE GONE 34 35

Here’s my take on this week’s prompt:

The proclamation of one of the newly baptized.

I thought I was having one,
Instead I was blessed with two.
Diapers, bottles, bibs everywhere,
What’s a girl to do?
Wash the clothes, boil water,
How could this be?
In all honesty I think,
Motherhood’s made a zombie out of me.


PS Don’t forget to pingback.

© Deb Whittam 2020

50 Word Thursday #90

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed last week’s 50 Word Thursday, you can see the results here at Krisitan blog.  This week I wanted to give you plenty of scope, so I went vague.  I hope you have fun with this combination but first …

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.

I’m looking forward to what these prompts inspire, so here’s the picture:


And the words:

“You worry me, Catherine. You seem to think you’re quite invincible.” ― Lorraine Heath, In Bed with The Devil

© Deb Whittam 2020


MMA Storytime #35


“Helen we’re very impressed with your clear knowledge and extensive experience but we must admit that we do have some reservations.”

“Really, I can’t imagine what.  You would be hard pressed to find a more suitable applicate I would think.”

“Well, yes, you are infinitely qualified, there is no doubt of that, it’s rather the other matter.”

“The other matter?”

“Let us be frank Helen, it’s your referees.”

“My referees?  Well, I‘ll concede I was hesitant to include them, but they were so perfect.”


“Ronald McDonald is the perfect salesman and The Hamburgler, well he knows how to steal.”

100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge #35 – Referee

© Deb Whittam 2020