50 Word Thursday #98 – The Results

Hey Everyone,

Here we are yet again at the results for 50 Word Thursday but before we peruse the submissions let’s remember that Kristian will have another round tomorrow and you’ll be able to see it here.

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,

“He took a deep breath and his nostrils flared, almost as if he tried, like a hunting hound, to take my scent.”  The Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief – Lisa Tuttle

My Tryst With Evil – The Wide Blue Yonder

This is my take on the prompt:

Mother told me not to wander off the path.  Mother told me that god wasn’t on my side.  Mother told me adventure was a risk.  Mother told me; if you must folly make it quick.

This day I was tempted by what I saw.  This day I chose to ignore.  This day I wandered off the path.  This day I learnt when not to laugh.

Through the darkness I saw the house.  Through the darkness I crept quiet as a mouse.  Through the darkness I began to run.  Through the darkness I fled undone.

He took a deep breath, his nostrils flared.  He was a hunting hound, I was his hare.  He did not hesitate, he ran full throttle.  He was upon me and I was besotted.

Home is in the darkness.  Home is in his arms.  Home is in eternity.  Home is in the devil’s lair.

I am insane.

© 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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