Here we are at 50 Word Thursday Results time and though this week might be over remember that Kristian will post a new challenge tomorrow to keep you all on your toes so lets recap.
- 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:
And the words,
“Benny gave her an admiring look. He had never heard a woman swear so much in such a short time. He thought it sounded delightful.” – The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson
Lady Ashley never questioned her father the King when it came to matters of state, but when she finally met her betrothed she felt a slight stirring towards insurrection. Lord Vlssssssp, as it was pronounced on his Planet, clearly adored her. His eyes glowed through that bulbous head dripping adulation.
She took his talons in her hand, his skin, rough as sandpaper. She tried not to balk. When he spoke, a black tongue flickered out. She thought she might faint. “Issssss everything okay, my love?” “Oh,” she fumbled quickly, “yes–it’s just–being in your presence is overpowering, my lord.”
This is my take on the prompt:
“So you know how it is, Benny gave her an admiring look. He’d never heard a woman swear so much in such a short time. I guess he thought it sounded delightful.”
“Well, it is Benny, he’s always had his own opinions.”
“I’ll concede at first I couldn’t warm to her but she does grow on you.”
“And the curses?”
“I just didn’t hear them after a while.”
“Well, it’s your choice I guess, though I wouldn’t want to live with her in such close confines.”
Angelique sighed, choice, it was the zoo keeper decided who co-habituated, not her.
© Deb Whittam 2020