50 Word Thursday #73


“So which one am I supposed to be?” I said. “The shooter, the maniac or the idiot who hid the body?” 

I delivered the line, with, what I hoped was a ring of authority but his expression suggested it was a wasted effort and desperate to conceal my dismal I endeavoured to distract him.

“I do think this is going a trifle overboard, it isn’t like they’ll be missed.”

“That is beside the point sir, there has been a death and it will be investigated and punished to the full extent of the law.”

“But it was the class budgie.”

Still time to take the challenge


© Deb Whittam 2020


42 Words – A Special Edition


A special entry from my Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy loving partner.

Ford gripped his towel, “42?  That’s the meaning of life, the universe and everything?”

“Yes,” said Deep-Thought

Marvin sighed, “Life, don’t talk to me about life.”

Just then a wormhole appeared in the space-time continuum and out popped,


© Peter Whittam 2020

The Weekly Hilarity Contest 5/23 – 5/29/2020


Beware, the Vogon or Swans die a ghastly death

In honor of Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Greenbridge, Essex

Resistance is useless,
My love will always transpire,
It will grow mold, as does
My unwashed towel,
Which travels in the vicinity of my armpit,
Where a small lump of green putty resides.

Resistance is useless but
Flesh may rot, flesh may drop off
The stench may be unbelievably bad but
I will dispel it and find a stick and
Use my towel as a slingshot.

Resistance is useless,
Life, don’t talk to me about life.
The swan died a graceful death
But my towel was unfortunate,
It became stained with blood
Beware the VOGONS.

The Weekly Hilarity Contest 5/23 – 5/29/2020

42 Words – A Special Edition

Hi All,

So before we get into this weeks very special theme first lets recap those who participated this week.

Cabinetto reshuffle

Flash Fiction: The Great Escape

The Bag Lady’s – 42 Word Cabin

So as many of you would be aware Monday the 25th of May is Towel Day, a day in honour of Douglas Adams and bearing that in mind I want everyone to do their best and channel the great man with the following theme


So what exactly is oddball??? Well if you are struggling you could watch Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy but in short oddball is listed in the dictionary as strange; bizarre.

If that doesn’t give you scope, nothing will.

So let us do our best and participate in honor of Douglas Adams and Towel Day

PS – If you want to leave a number for next week please feel free to do so in the comments otherwise the cat is going to pick.

1 2 3 GONE GONE 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
GONE 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 32 33 34 35
36 37 38 39 40 41 42



Here’s my take on this week’s prompt:

You want insight at a gut wrenching price?

“The cat’s an oracle.”

“Sure and I’m Douglas Adams.”

At my sarcastic quip Dan dragged me upstairs and looking down I nearly gagged.

“She’s throwing up fur balls, Dan.”

“No, look.”


He was right, clear as day was the number 42.


PS: Don’t forget to pingback so I can find your delightful entries.

© Deb Whittam 2020