Twittering Tale #114


As children they had spent their days in the park, basking in the warmth of the sun but as time they became consumed with the need to excel in the material world.

Sometimes when he looked outside he recalled those days and smiled as he returned before returning to his work.

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Twittering Tales #114

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50 Word Thursday #31

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is as usual to write a piece using the following prompts but in this instance to mix your genders.

As always, should you or any of your Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds.

Good luck.

Please find below this week’s picture and quote prompts.

The prompt will appear at high noon on Thursday and close high noon Wednesday. (This will be Australian time)

So here’s the rules if you wish to participate –

1 Completed piece must be in multiples of 50 words – maximum of 250 words. Anything is acceptable – poetry, story, anecdote.

2 There will be a photo and a random phrase that I will take from the current book I am reading – you can use either or both

3 Please pingback and tag 50 word Thursday, so I can do a summary on the Thursday morning.  You can either put your piece in the comments on this post or do a post of your own.

Love to have you participate and here is this week’s photo and phrase prompt.


You better watch out, you better not cry.

John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie’s Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Here’s my attempt for the week:

Errol was aware that things could have been worse, he’d have been bitten by that brown snake if his mother hadn’t exclaimed, “Watch out.”

He knew he had got off light when she reprimanded him for crying with, “Grow up, Australian’s don’t cry unless they are bitten, for pities sake.”

Thanks to all who participated last week.  Check them out below:


“She discovered it by accident on her fourth day at the lake.”

Mary Kay McComas’ His Brother’s Keeper

Kristian Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday #30 – Family Ties.

JA Case from Keyhole Poetry – Waiting for Something Forgotten

VJ Knutson from One Woman’s Quest – Meet You At The Station

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If you are looking for a challenge to participate in Cee has put a list up on her blog, which can be accessed here.