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

42 Words #16

Hey everyone,

So last week Dave took us to war and we had a few interesting pieces come back but I’ll be honest, this week Sadje’s choice of 16 might prove challenging to say the least but before we take that road let us first review.

Dave from MMA Storytime

Chelsea from A Wife, My Verse

Doug from Six Crooked Highways

Sadje from Keep It Alive

So this week Sadje has selected good old number 16 and when I saw the theme I will admit I went ohhh.  You know that long drawn out questioning ohhh and then in about sixty seconds I’d written my piece, so it wasn’t that difficult after all.  So what is this week’s theme you ask?  Well its ….

IDENTITY

So to good old google identity is defined as …

Identity is the qualities, beliefs, personality, looks and/or expressions that make a person (self-identity as emphasized in psychology) or group (collective identity as pre-eminent in sociology). One can regard the awareness and the categorizing of identity as positive or as destructive.

But I think (yep there’s identity right there) that you can go a bit further than that in this prompt.  Identity theft, social identity, digital identity, just to name a few.  I am giving you free rein to explore this topic in any way you like but I have one limit .. or rather 42 words.

So, another week down but we still have a few to go, so if you feel the urge please participate and just because I like to give you all something to do, anyone want to guess what our last theme will be?  If so put it in the comments.  I’ll go that cold, warm, hot thing in response.

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 31 GONE GONE GONE GONE
36 GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE

Here’s my take on this week’s prompt:

Commit a crime?  Social media here you come.

The Capitol Is Stormed

The Headlines Read

But in this time of digital

There were no cries of off with her head

Cameras, surveillance, social media

Did the rounds real quick

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Find the culprits, just take your pick.

protect-identity

PS Don’t forget to pingback.

© Deb Whittam 2020

50 Word Thursday #106

Hi All,

Well I don’t know about you but its been a pretty hectic start to the year here so I’m hoping things quiet down a little and I’m going to be honest I picked the prompts based on this fact, but before I unveil the combo don’t forget to check out Kristian’s results here.

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:

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

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #105

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Some things had to be seen to be believed, Megan decided as she stared out on the bleak, hostile landscape in distaste.

When she’d received the note she hadn’t taken it seriously, she hadn’t seen her older brother for years, so to hear from him out of the blue was disconcerting to say the least.

But it wasn’t until she read the note that she had to remind herself to breathe, almost remind her heart to beat which had led to this moment and the realization that she hated her brother.

How dare he get held hostage in this wasteland.

50 Word Thursday #105

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

42 Words #39

Welcome one and all and I’m really excited this week because I think Dave has picked the bestest number ever to represent current going ons, but before we get to that, let’s see what tall tales and parental advice we received with Chelsea’s 25.

Sara from Relax It’s All Write

Dave from MMA Storytime

Sadje from Keep It Alive

Now perhaps the old parent story didn’t prove as popular as other themes but I anticipate that this next theme will invoke a response.  You’ll all become primed to fire, you’ll have your backs up against the wall and you’ll let the blows fly for this week’s theme is the incrediably apt …

WAR

Now I don’t want to give you any preconceived notions on where to take this prompt for there are a lot of different wars in this world.  Perhaps its the war on the back yard grass, perhaps its the war with the second cousin who scoffs all the drinks, perhaps its the war on your dwindling self confidence, perhaps its Errol Flynn’s war on the woman in Hollywood, perhaps its another type all together.

You pick it, you decide but just remember 42 is the number of words you have, so you better be brief and too the point and not meander for 2 hours where your not wanted.

Now thanks to all the votes for the final pick, its locked in and I will reveal in due course, until then we can just watch the numbers be marked off.

GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE 6 GONE
GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE
GONE 16 GONE GONE 19 GONE GONE
GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE
29 GONE 31 GONE GONE GONE GONE
36 GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE GONE

Here’s my take on this week’s prompt:

No longer would she grit her teeth and endure

It was time to take the gloves off.

This time he wouldn’t scoff.

Some things were worth throwing the first punch for,

She wouldn’t take this anymore.

She would stand her ground,

James, put the toilet roll on the right way round.

war

PS Don’t forget to pingback.

© Deb Whittam 2020

50 Word Thursday #104 – The Results

Hey Everyone, Well I’m back at work so everythings right with my world again and yes it’s also that time, Results for 50 Word Thursday, but before we go peruse the offerings lets not forget that Kristian will be putting the next instalment up shortly. 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: 104

And the words,

“Cowards”, Ida Belle yelled out the front door. – Louisiana Longshot – Jana DeLeon

Kristian from Tales from the mind of Kristian Sara from Relax It’s All Write This is my take on the prompt: It was her birthday; the least her invited guests could do was embrace the day, not scurry like panic stricken mice out of the door. “Cowards,” Ida Belle yelled at their retreating backs. Who said skinny dipping was for those between 18 – 28? She had a fine figure at 80.

© Deb Whittam 2020