50 Word Thursday #78 – The Results

Hi All,

So, this is number 78 over but don’t forget that Krisitan will be providing the next challenge shortly on his blog Tales from the mind of Kristian but before that let’s return#78.

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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“She launched herself at their leader.” – Lorraine Heath’s When A Duke Loves A Woman

And here are the submissions for this week:

Caramel (Learner at Love)

Sadje from Keep It Alive

Kristian from Tales From the Mind of Kristian

And here’s my submission for the week:

It hadn’t taken her long to realize the truth, survival wasn’t a game, it took vigilance, hard work and persistence and she’d been pleasantly surprised to discover that she had plenty of all three qualities.

She’d searched until she found a remote location near a river; she’d made a basic camp with a campfire of course, she’d even managed to steal a boat.  Food, water, shelter, things didn’t get any better than this.

It was only when she saw the smoke rising that she’d realized her error but she refused to be defeated.

Angrily Monica launched herself at the leader

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

42 Words #1

Hi All,

So last week we I was so happy as I had been given a number in advance by Dave from MMA Storytime but before we have another grand reveal let us first see where SATIRE took us.

Thanks to all who participated, I was a bit uncertain about this one but you all took the bull by the horns and the results were impressive.

Teresa from The Haunted Wordsmith

Dave from MMA Storytime

Charles from Potatoes and the Promise of More Potatoes

So, what is at the top spot, what it the amazing first theme we have, well Dave thanks for this selection, I think it will prove interesting as we have ….

ALTERNATE REALITY

When I saw this one I will concede that I thought it might be a bit limiting so I’m going to broaden the horizons.  Alternate reality not your thing, then let’s go anything alternate – a shirt, a door, an alternate cheese on your pizza.  The skies the limit literally, in 42 words anyway.

Now I’m really pleased that people are picking numbers with a bit of prompting (Sadje, Rhen???) but we still have a lot of themes to go, so please select a number, I promise they won’t bite.

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

Here’s my take on this week’s prompt:

Youthful folly carry severe penalties here

The guilty verdict hadn’t been surprising and he’d shrugged then but now he realized that the consequences were unimaginable … well, to him at least.

Stealing the car had been exhilarating experience; unfortunately the fine of a thousand brain cells was stupefying.

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PS Don’t forget to pingback.

© Deb Whittam 2020

50 Word Thursday #78

Hi Everyone,

So I found this photo and I thought it was perfect for 50 Work Thursday #76 but first don’t forget to check out Kristian’s blog for last week’s participants.

Now to the rules:

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 launched herself at their leader.” – Lorraine Heath’s When A Duke Loves A Woman

 

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

Wordle 461

Wordle 461

The smoke from the campfire trailed over the mountain, a vapor of dew in the chill of the early morning, and as it reached higher it began to swirl and twist.

As the sun peaked over the horizon a yearning came upon those who had sheltered in the valley and as a chorus of birdsong proclaimed the night over and the current day begun the monarch butterfly took flight.

It ignored the chopping of the axe, urgent in its desire to breed but this wasn’t to be for the observant bird was hungry and plucked it from the air effortlessly.

Wordle 461

© Deb Whittam 2020