A Photo a Week Challenge: Masks

More eyebombing … this time with a mask

You might not remember but Cee had a great challenge of eyebombing … this is yet another one of the photos I took.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Masks

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50 Word Thursday #93


Bob had a plan, it wasn’t the best of plans, but it was a plan.

First he had to escape this room and after that, he had to make his way down the parade to the West Pier and finally once he overcame his fear of water board the boat that waited, then, he would finally be free.

Bob, who was overly cautious by nature, knew that the others thought he’d gone mad when he discussed his plan with them, but he craved more that this life of ease.

Sitting himself at the back door he started step one.


50 Word Thursday #93


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42 Words #24

Hi All,

So what is in store this week, well Dave over at MMA Storytime has selected the grand number of 24 but before we go and discover where that might lead, lets first see what we were escaping from with last week’s selection.

Chelsea from A Wife, My Verse And Every Little Thing

Dave from MMA Storytime

Caramel from Learner at Love

Sadje from Keep It Alive

Sara from Relax It’s All Write

How do you escape your mind
When it follows you everywhere
It won’t let you eat, sleep, breathe
Without reminding you
The past is the past
You can’t change anything now
But your brain will never forgive you
Never let you forget

Ramya from My Musings

Rhen from Z & Z Poetry

Jenna from Raspberry Ripples

So a big thanks to Chelsea for nominating a number but now onto this week’s pick of 24 and what wonderous theme has Dave selected for us, what amazing ideas are we going to formulate, what fantastic boundaries are we going to bound over.

Well not to keep you in suspense this week’s theme is …


What exactly does the paranormal encompass you ask with wonder in your voice wll googling the definition (for what else would one do) paranormal is denoting events or phenomena such as telekinesis or clairvoyance that are beyond the scope of normal scientific understanding.

Easy, huh?  Well kids I know you are all going to be keen on this one but remember not to be too keen for there are limits … 42 words to be exact.

Yet again this week we have a future pick of a number as Sadje has chosen the theme I have just been waiting for since we began with her choice of 3 but as I keep saying there are so many more to chose from so please feel free to throw one out there.

15 16 GONE GONE 19 20 GONE
29 30 31 GONE GONE 34 35

Here’s my take on this week’s prompt:

Icy fingertips bring clarity in the end.

She was always sensitive but the cold spot in the hall really creeped her out.
Whenever she had to pass it she would cringe, almost hugging the wall.
No one understood why until they pulled up the floorboards.
Nightmares conjured forever then.


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50 Word Thursday #92 – The Results

Ok, I picked the wrong picture when I put this post up, so sorry if I inhibited your creativity but hopefully you had something to work with.

Anyway on with the results post and remember tomorrow Kristian  will post the next installment of 50 Word Thursday, so be on the look out for that.

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.

Here’s the picture:


And the words,

“The words couldn’t have been delivered with more force if they’d been accompanied by a swift kick to this gut.” ― Lorraine Heath, Surrender to the Devil

Ramya Vivek from My Musings

Sadje from Keep It Alive

Kristian from Tales from the mind of Kristian

Hemalatha from Frame of Soul

This is my take on the prompt:

It’s with great regret that I need to inform you that your dearly departed Father made some unwise investments in his later years.

The words couldn’t have been delivered with more force if they’d been accompanied by a swift kick to this gut but more had come.

Gone was the country estate, gone was the prosperous farms; his Father had sold it all to begin again in Australia.

Marcus sighed, recalling his dejection at the realization.

Luckily he’d not taken after his Father and the resort he’d built on the coast was now thriving.

Australia, he’d drink to that.

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MMA Storytime #37


Martin strode down the corridor his eyes fixed to the floor but he still heard the murmurs as he pass.

It was official; his downfall had been broadcast on the office grapevine.

For a moment he wallowed in self-pity but then he recalled how they had paled as he announced he would no longer be party to the atrocities they committed on a daily basis.

His resignation had been a statement.

Raising his head he saw his co-workers, they weren’t looking away, they met his eyes defiantly and then they began to clap.

News of the rebellion would travel fast.

100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge #37 – Travel

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