50 Word Thursday #90

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed last week’s 50 Word Thursday, you can see the results here at Krisitan blog.  This week I wanted to give you plenty of scope, so I went vague.  I hope you have fun with this combination 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.

I’m looking forward to what these prompts inspire, so here’s the picture:

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And the words:

“You worry me, Catherine. You seem to think you’re quite invincible.” ― Lorraine Heath, In Bed with The Devil

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50 Word Thursday #89

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“What do you call yourself?” the Fawn said at last. Such a soft sweet voice it had!

Monty rolled his eyes, the stuff they were showing kid’s nowdays, it was enough to put a seagull off of his cold chips but at least the kids did come.  Last winter he’d nearly died of starvation!

As the performance came to an end he strutted over, now he’d play his part.

Dutifully he cawed but they all hurried past and confused he frowned, what were those things over their mouths?

Mournfully he eyed the sea; perhaps he’d learn to fish after all.

50 Word Thursday #89

 

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

42 Words #27

Hi All,

Well this week has brought such poetic beauty with Rhen’s choice of 26 I wonder whether we’ve set an unattainable benchmark but before we go and see where Astrid’s selection of 27 will direct us, lets recap POETIC PROSE.

Rhen from Breathing Shallow Poetry

Sadje from Keep It Alive

Jenna from Raspberry Ripples

It was poetic, it was prose but it didn’t have a theme, but don’t worry about that this week for Astrid has selected one hell of a theme for this week, we get head into the clouds and trip the light fantastic and head into …

ROMANCE

So what does romance entail, well I don’t do traditional so it can be any kind of romance you chose.  The romance of chasing your dreams, of chasing you partner, of chasing your dog as it heads into the woods.

You can be romantical in any fashion you like but make it brief, for the limit is 42 words.

Now my mate Charles has thrown the number 42 into the mix for next week but I love getting numbers so keep them coming and yes Jenna I’m looking in your direction here. Post in the comments and make me smile.

GONE 2 3 GONE GONE 6 GONE
8 9 GONE GONE 12 13 GONE
15 16 GONE GONE 19 20 GONE
GONE GONE 24 25 GONE GONE GONE
29 30 31 GONE GONE 34 35
36 GONE 38 39 GONE GONE 42

Here’s my take on this week’s prompt:

It was more than a koala bear could bear.

The sun was setting as he appeared but as he spied her he gaze a hopeful grunt.

Hopeful he began the climb and reaching her side he offered it to her.

Tonight love would be in the branches of the eucalyptus tree.

romance

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© Deb Whittam 2020

50 Word Thursday #88 – The Results

Hi All,

So, Week 88 is over and we’re heading into Week 89 and I’m sure you are as excited as I am to see what prompts Kristian has chosen for us this week but first lets go see what fodder last week provided 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,

“One should not allow untoward events to interfere with one’s regular habits or social obligations.” ― Carola Dunn, The Bloody Tower

Rugby43 from The Bag Lady

PCGuyIV from My Author-itis

Rhen from Breathing Shallow Poetry

This is my take on the prompt:

“One should not allow untoward events to interfere with one’s regular habits or social obligations.”

Martin pursed his lips, it seemed like a mighty understatement to him, “Untoward events?”

“The show must go on and all that.”

The other’s jovial tone was mighty annoying when one was staring at the burnt out wreck of one’s car, but it was teeth grinding when your dog had also disappeared.

“Reverend, we ain’t gonna make it to the church in time.”

“The Lord will provide, my dear Martin.”

Lighting a smoke Martin sat down on a rock, stating noncommittedly, “We’ll see ‘bout that.”

 

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

42 Words #26

Hi All,

So we are on a roll folks, Rhen has already chosen 26 and much to my delight Astrid has chosen number 27 for next week already.  She was a wonder and posted it in the comments and I’m really hoping she’s starting a trend and someone will select another number this week but before we see what Rhen’s selection brings lets saddle up and recap WESTERNS.

Rhen from Breathing Shallow Poetry

Dave from MMA Storytime

Sadje from Keep It Alive

Rugby43 from The Bag Lady

Jenna from Raspberry Ripples

Well I’m going to admit that WESTERNS went a lot better than I anticipated but this week we have a real difficult one (for me at least).  We are wandering into the field of …

POETIC PROSE

Ok, so I needed to google this one and Wikipedia provides the following definition:

Prose poetry is written as prose, without the line breaks associated with poetry. However, it makes use of poetic devices such as fragmentation, compression, repetition, rhyme, metaphor, and figures of speech.

Now that seems a bit much in 42 words so I’m widening the definition and in this instance anything which has an imaginative or sensitively emotional style of expression will do.

So wax on lyric but contain your poetic sentiment to the 42 words and as always I am always accepting number nominations for future weeks.

GONE 2 3 GONE GONE 6 GONE
8 9 GONE GONE 12 13 GONE
15 16 GONE GONE 19 20 GONE
GONE GONE 24 25 GONE 27 GONE
29 30 31 GONE GONE 34 35
36 GONE 38 39 GONE GONE 42

Here’s my take on this week’s prompt:

Expressionless, they create a dark allure.

The sun hung its head as darkness reached out with spidery fingertips to caress the fragile skyline but others watched eagerly as the moon’s dappled light illuminated the forest and a willowy figure slipped into view.

The scarecrows had come to play.

poetic prose

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© Deb Whittam 2020

50 Word Thursday #88

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed last week’s 50 Word Thursday, you can see the results here at Krisitan blog.  This week I struggled a bit to come up with a good combination, so I hope you can find adequate stimulus from the prompts below but lets peruse …

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:

88

And the words:

“One should not allow untoward events to interfere with one’s regular habits or social obligations.” ― Carola Dunn, The Bloody Tower

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #87

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Tabitha suspected when the sorrow came, it would be a gentle sorrow but it wouldn’t be a disagreeable consciousness, more an awareness that she would never do this again.

“Are you sure you want to do this?”

His voice brought a few glances but Tabitha shrugged them off, they’d never comprehend what this moment meant, but Adam did.

“It’s kind of now or never Adam and besides where else do we have time to go?”

Adam pursed his lips and looked away.

This was her last chance to climb; the amputation of her left leg was scheduled for early tomorrow.

50 Word Thursday #87

 

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

42 Words #41

Hi All,

Thie week I am a happy woman, for we had two selections of numbers.  Charles has given us 41 and Rhen has chosen 26, which will be next week’s number of choice but before we go see where Charles is directing us, let’s head into the fartherst reaches of OUTER SPACE.

Dave from MMA Storytime

Caramel from Learner at Love

Rhen from Breathing Shallow Poetry

Sadje from Keep It Alive

Jenna from Raspberry Ripples

Absolutely loved the diversity of this week’s submissions but lets see which path Charles is leading up this week and I know this is going to get some grimaces but saddle up we’re off on a …

WESTERN.

So we’re all going to channel our best John Wayne (Younger readers may need to google him) and head out into the open plains for an adventure, a short one though for you only have 42 words in which to explore.

As always we need more numbers so please pop a selection in the comments and make my life easier.

GONE 2 3 GONE GONE 6 GONE
8 9 GONE GONE 12 13 GONE
15 16 GONE GONE 19 20 GONE
GONE GONE 24 25 26 27 GONE
29 30 31 GONE GONE 34 35
36 GONE 38 39 GONE GONE 42

Here’s my take on this week’s prompt:

Pride stolen for the clink of golden coins.

Standing back to back with his opponent Bob grimaced, painfully aware of the audience that watched on.

He’d done this a million times but as he spun he knew he was too slow.

Daffy Duck was the fastest draw in this town.

western

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© Deb Whittam 2020

50 Word Thursday #86 – The Results

Hi All,

Here we are at 50 Word Thursday Results time and though this week might be over remember that Kristian will  post a new challenge tomorrow to keep you all on your toes so lets 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:

Prompt Idea 1

And the words,

“Benny gave her an admiring look. He had never heard a woman swear so much in such a short time. He thought it sounded delightful.” – The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson

H.S Monroe from WriteFunnyDramaTrue:

Lady Ashley never questioned her father the King when it came to matters of state, but when she finally met her betrothed she felt a slight stirring towards insurrection. Lord Vlssssssp, as it was pronounced on his Planet, clearly adored her. His eyes glowed through that bulbous head dripping adulation.

She took his talons in her hand, his skin, rough as sandpaper. She tried not to balk. When he spoke, a black tongue flickered out. She thought she might faint. “Issssss everything okay, my love?” “Oh,” she fumbled quickly, “yes–it’s just–being in your presence is overpowering, my lord.”

Isaiah46 from Help from Heaven

Sadje from Keep It Alive

This is my take on the prompt:

“So you know how it is, Benny gave her an admiring look. He’d never heard a woman swear so much in such a short time. I guess he thought it sounded delightful.”

“Well, it is Benny, he’s always had his own opinions.”

“I’ll concede at first I couldn’t warm to her but she does grow on you.”

“And the curses?”

“I just didn’t hear them after a while.”

“Well, it’s your choice I guess, though I wouldn’t want to live with her in such close confines.”

Angelique sighed, choice, it was the zoo keeper decided who co-habituated, not her.

 

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

42 Words #23

Hi All,

This week Sadje has stepped up to the plate and selected the wonderful number 23 and I know you are just as freaked out as I was about that but before we go in to orbit and reveal the topic, lets recap where HUMOR lead us.

Dave from MMA Storytime

Sadje from Keep It Alive

H.S Munroe from Writefunnydramatrue

“It’s not funny, Bob!” Sue steamed, her elbow held firmly in her hand.
“I beg to differ.”
After clotheslining her rival trying to catch the bouquet, she was embarrassed.
“My elbow hit her chin.”
“Isn’t that why it’s called the funny bone?”

Charles from Potatoes and the Promise of More Potatoes

Rhen from Breathing Shallow Poetry

So thanks to all who participated last week, we all got a few good chuckles out of that one but what is the theme for this week?

Well I’m glad you enquired for Sadje has given as a theme as big as the entire universe with her selection of …

OUTER SPACE.

Now its time to head intergalatic and explore the fartherest dimensions or just next door if you skew the definition of the term.  The choice is entirely yours but there’s a limit – 42 words only.

And like always I ask kindly for a few requests from the remaining themes.  Any one can chose just post in the comments or alternatively on your site.

GONE 2 3 GONE GONE 6 GONE
8 9 GONE GONE 12 13 GONE
15 16 GONE GONE 19 20 GONE
GONE GONE 24 25 26 27 GONE
29 30 31 GONE GONE 34 35
36 GONE 38 39 GONE 41 42

Here’s my take on this week’s prompt:

Real Estate came with an expensive price tag.

When they’d agreed to co-habitat after the breakup she had expected compromise, not this.

Pursing her lips Taylor remarked caustically, “With your new girlfriend’s hoarding I might as well be living in outer space.”

“I’ll book the flight,” Was the dry response.

outer

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© Deb Whittam 2020

50 Word Thursday #86

Hi Everyone,

So Krisitan was back on deck again last week and you can see the results here.  This week I thought we’d go a bit wacky but before you peruse the prompts lets 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.

I’m looking forward to what these prompts inspire, so here’s the picture:

prompt-idea-1.jpg

And the words:

“Benny gave her an admiring look. He had never heard a woman swear so much in such a short time. He thought it sounded delightful.” – The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

42 Words #14

Hi All,

Before we go reveal the topic that H.S. Monroe from WriteFunnyDramaTrue with her selection of number 14 let’s all take a trip down memory road and visit the alternative world of Steampunk.  With the fantastical inventions of today powered by steam and perhaps you are wondering where we ended up landing.  Well, wait no longer for here are the submissions from last week…

Kristian from Tales From The Mind of Kristian

Charles from Potatoes and the Promise of More Potatoes

So last week the theme was pretty narrow and perhaps that accounts for the limited uptake but this week you have no excuse for this theme is a broad as an elephant’s behind (And Charles given the topic, your participation is compulsory) so what theme has been selected well, bring on your inner comedian for we are entering into the dimension of ….

HUMOR

What type of humor?  Does it have to be funny?  What should it be about?

Seriously I’m going give you all an open slather.  ANYTHING.  ANYTHING.  ANYTHING.

The only obstacle, 42 words.

Now I thought I you might be wondering why I ask for you all to pick a number each week, well its really simple really.

I have a list of the themes but if I selected the number we would do all my favorites and then I would be stuck.  This way its as much a surprise to me as it is to you, as I don’t look until I go to set up the weekly post.

So it would be really nice if I could have a selection or two.

GONE 2 3 GONE GONE 6 GONE
8 9 GONE GONE 12 13 GONE
15 16 GONE GONE 19 20 GONE
GONE 23 24 25 26 27 GONE
29 30 31 GONE GONE 34 35
36 GONE 38 39 GONE 41 42

Here’s my take on this week’s prompt:

The alternatives were thin but imaginative.

Marj had been in a good humor until her Mother arrived.  It wasn’t the fact that she was berated for not marrying, that she’ld live with.

It was when Mother offered Bozo the clown as husband material, then it went downhill rapidly.

humor

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© Deb Whittam 2020