50 Word Thursday #94 – The Results

Hey Everyone,

Here we are at the results again but don’t fret, as always the challenge will continue tomorrow on Kristian’s tomorrow.  Until then let us review the submissions from last week.

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:

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And the words,

“She reached the door, threw it open, and, as the train picked up speed, she leapt out.” -The Duke And The Lady In Red – Lorraine Heath

Ramya Vivek from My Musings

This is my take on the prompt:

George had been insistent.
George was always insistent.
George had been persistent.
George was always persistent.
George had been a complete pain until she had agreed.
And like always George had been wrong.
She reached the door, threw it open, and, as the train picked up speed, she leapt out.

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

MMA Storytime #39

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Hi Folks, on our nightly review today we’ll have a look at the highlights of the track and field and wasn’t it an amazing day in the arena McFlea?

Sure was Tick, I just couldn’t believe that they broke the record for the 100m, who would have thought they’d be sliding in today’s conditions.

I have to agree with you McFlea, I thought the water would slow them down but only 5 hours and 42 minutes, another new record.

Slippery Snail from the tip was in top form, taking it out by an antenna, let’s go look at the highlights.

100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge #39 – Olympics

© Deb Whittam 2020

The A Mused Poetry Contest 10/24 – 10/30/2020

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C’mon my chums, don’t be shy
Don’t you want to take a peek?
C’mon give it a try,
It could be the start,
Of your winning streak.

Five quid to look behind,
The Mask and try your luck.
Five quid for a quick glance,
C’mon fellows,
I promise you won’t barf.

It could be an angel,
Of delight and arouse your passion,
It could be a mad man,
With a very loud voice,
In need of a good thrashing.

Perhaps it’s your great Aunt,
Or, that cute girl down the street.
Perhaps it’s that annoying niece,
C’mon mates,
Don’t you want to compete?

Stand up lads,
It’s time to try your luck,
Five quid can’t be beat,
I’ll scream now when you turn green,
I promise we’ll have time to duck.

The A Mused Poetry Contest 10/24 – 10/30/2020

© Deb Whittam 2020

42 Words #3

Hi All,

Before we go and see what wonderful, exciting, thrillseeking theme Sadje has selected with her choice of number 3, let’s first see where Dave lead us with the choice of 24.  It was a venture into the great unknown of the PARANORMAL and wow what a ride, we got some amazing micro stories, which you can peruse below.

Sara from Relax It’s All Write

I hear you
I see you
But, are you really there
You bump in the night
Your eyes gleam from the corner
But, are you really there
Why haunt me so
I loved you
I still do
Please, stop torturing me
Dad

Ramya from My Musings

Rhen from Z & Z Poetry

Charles from Potatoes and the Promise of More Potatoes

Sadje from Keep It Alive

Dave from MMA Storytime

Now you may have noticed that I was really excited by Sadje’s pick of number 3 last week and I will now clarify why.  This theme is huge, this theme has so many options, its probably the one with the most paths to pick from and I am expecting BIG things, guys.

For this week’s theme is …

CLOWNS

Yep, big shoes, red noses, honking horns or … creepy smiles, dark laughter and all things terrifying.  We are sooooo lucky, we have clowns, lets bring in the clowns, the sad clowns, the mad clowns, the happy clowns, the funny clowns, I ain’t fussed, any clowns.

The world is your oyster folks, the big top your scene but remember the underlying rule, 42 words and its the final curtain call.

Also, this week I am giving a big shout out to Sara from Relax It’s All Write for she has chosen the theme for next week with her pick of 34 but as always if any one wants to nominate a number you’re more than welcome.

GONE 2 GONE GONE GONE 6 GONE
GONE 9 GONE GONE 12 GONE GONE
15 16 GONE GONE 19 20 GONE
GONE GONE GONE 25 GONE GONE GONE
29 30 31 GONE GONE 34 35
36 GONE 38 39 GONE GONE GONE

Here’s my take on this week’s prompt:

One minute you’re here, the next you’re gone.

He smeared the white cream thick and then with a steady hand he painted the markings around his eyes and applied the rouge to his cheeks.

He even smiled as he positioned the bright red nose.

Then he picked up the gun.

circus

PS Don’t forget to pingback.

© Deb Whittam 2020

50 Word Thursday #94

Hi Everyone,

Another week and another 50 Word Thursday and I know that you all enjoyed Kristian’s prompt from last week and will want to check out the results here.  So, you may not know this but when I first started this challenge it was prompted by the fact that sometimes I would read a book and think, gee I wish I’d thought of that line and this couldn’t be more true than the words I’ve picked for this week but before we get to that lets review …

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:

“She reached the door, threw it open, and, as the train picked up speed, she leapt out.” -The Duke And The Lady In Red – Lorraine Heath

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

MMA Storytime #38

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If I’m elected I will thwart this diabolical plan and reinstate the natural order.

There will be walks in the parks, there will be as many cuddles as we desire, there will be endless praise as we deserve.

I will ensure those who judge us unjustly receive the punishment they deserve and we will be shown the respect we are due.

My fellows no more will we whimper in fear, no more will we hang our heads in shame, no more will we be shown the door.

I urge you to vote for DIET – Dogs Indoors Everywhere Tonight.

Thank you.

100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge #38 – DIET

© Deb Whittam 2020