42 Words #29

Good Day All,

Another week and another 42 words, but let’s be honest we’re getting close to the end, so congrats to all who have stuck around for the final countdown and I hope you’ve enjoyed the trek so far.

So this week Dave has selected the mighty 29 but before we follow that projectory let’s first see where we hit the ball with Sara’s selection of 31.

Dave from MMA Storytime

Sadje from Keep It Alive

Sara from Relax, It’s All Write

Now I know you’re all absolutely beside yourselves to find out what theme Dave has selected this week and I can confidently state that he has smashed it out of the stratosphere, he’s in orbit around jupiter, he’s fuelled up the space ship and he’s outta here.  (I think I’m still reliving the sports theme here) so anyway, what is the intergalatic theme that Dave has selected this week?

Well, its the riverting …

SCI FI

Now if last weeks theme was big, this one is ginormous, I mean sci fi … or as it is defined on my mate and yours, google

science fiction
 
noun
noun: science fiction; noun: SF; modifier noun: science-fiction
  1. fiction based on imagined future scientific or technological advances and major social or environmental changes, frequently portraying space or time travel and life on other planets.

Ok folks, this is a call to arms, its time to put on your A Game and create a universal gem that will fuel my imagination into outer space.  I want it all folks, space, rockets, and moon dust (I made that last one up).  I know you have it in you guys and gals but just remember you have limited oxygen for this gem – 42 words, to be precise, so let’s all be concise.

GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE 6 GONE
GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE
GONE GONE GONE GONE 19 GONE GONE
GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE
GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE
36 GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE

Here’s my take on this week’s prompt:

Tripping into the outer realms for relief.

Michael sighed, Covid-19 had changed so much.  At one stage this would have been impossible, but where there’s a market, they’ll find a way.

Taking a sip of his drink he stared out of the window.

So, this was life on Mars?

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© Deb Whittam 2020

sci fi

50 Word Thursday #108

Hi All,

Hope all is going well your end, here is Australia its a bit warm but nothing stops 50 Word Thursday so let’s roll on.  First of all I encourage you to check out the results from last week on Kristian’s blog here and now on with this week’s prompts.

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:

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And the words:

” … grabbed the pistol from me and fired it into the couch.” – Louisiana Longshot – Jana DeLeon

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

42 Words #31

Hey everyone,

Well it’s been an interesting week as we forayed into Sadje’s pick of 16 and the topic of identity but this week we have a new topic for you to tackle but let’s take a drink’s break and review the submissions from last week first.

Rugby43 from The Bag Lady

Dave from MMA Storytime

Now I couldn’t find Sadje’s post but I’ll point you to her site just in case its hiding in plain view.

Well this week it’s Sara’s turn to step up to the pitcher’s plate, to pull up her socks and smash one into the outfield and I reckon you might be getting an inkling of what this week’s theme is already, so before I run out of pun’s let me announce over the loud speaker that this week’s theme is …

SPORTS

Wow, what an immense topic, its bigger than the olympic stadium, its bigger than the one that got away, it’s bigger than armchair wrestling at the local nursing home.

You can go anywhere you like with this one, playing a sport, watching a sport, inventing a sport, being a good sport, sporting a new beard, sports cars,  crocheting your team’s sports beanies, or even your local sports day.  You can catch the ball, toss down the bails and score the home run but remember there is a very specific limit here … 42 words and then your time is up.

Now I love this topic but I’ll admit I got it wrong when I wrote my piece and headed off to the next prompt, but don’t worry, like a good sport, I fixed my error and rejigged my piece, so please don’t cry foul.

GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE 6 GONE
GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE
GONE GONE GONE GONE 19 GONE GONE
GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE
29 GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE
36 GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE

Here’s my take on this week’s prompt:

When godly distractions swerve off course.

 “It’s just not the same now Apollo, I’ve got nothing to ricochet off.”

“You’re just losing, Zeus, there’s always Earth.”

“But Pluto was my go to …”

“It’s only planetary pinball Zeus, just release the next comet and get on with it.”

sports

PS Don’t forget to pingback.

© Deb Whittam 2020

50 Word Thursday #106 – The Results

Hey Everyone, So here we are again at the results show for 50 Word Thursday and I hope you have all had a great week.  It’s getting hot again in Australia but it is summer, so that’s to be expected and I’ll not go on about it, instead I’ll point you in the direction of Kristian’s blog and remind you that next instalment  will appear shortly and now for the recap.

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:
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And the words,

“I stared at her as if she’d lost her mind.” – Louisiana Longshot – Jana DeLeon

Isaiah46ministries from Help From Heaven This is my take on the prompt: “So George, I stared at her as if she’d lost her mind, I mean really did she think I was going to demean myself like that again?” “What happened then?” “Well, you know.” “No Max.” “Well, I kind of got, you know …” “Max?” “Calculus George, I did calculus.” “Oh.”

© Deb Whittam 2020