50 Word Thursday #10

Hi All,

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 partcipate –

1 Completed piece must be in mutiples 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.

19-07-18

“Whatever presence it was that had been observing her as she made her way through the woods, it was now pursuing her.”

Here’s my attempt for this week:

Darlene paused to catch her breath, she had come to a realization – whatever presence it was that had been observing her as she made her way through the woods, might now be pursuing her but she wasn’t going to out run it.

For a moment she filtered through her options, which were few and then she smiled.  It was time to turn tables on her pursuer.  Dodging behind a nearby tree she waited, trying to still her beating heart so she could listen to their approach.

It seemed an age and then she heard them, she remained motionless and as they passed by she jumped – landing right in the mud and sinking.  Her heart lurched and she looked up to see him racing forward and then he was upon her.  Max, her dog, was wagging his tail frantically.  Darlene laughed relieved, unaware of the figure that approached from behind.

And here’s last week’s participants:

12-07-18

“He was the stuff schoolgirl dreams were made of.  Unfortunately, she was no longer a schoolgirl.”

Stephanie Laurens Regency Revels

Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday #9 – Rope and Lace

Ron from Ron Lanham Writing – 50 Word Thursday #9

Tammy from God Inspired Art & Quotes

“I don’t wanna!” She sobbed.
“Carla, you can do this. You’re a big girl now. Mommy loves you.”
“But it looks very big and scary and the trees are too tall!”
“Well, I can’t make it smaller for you nor cut the trees, but I know you’re gonna be fine if you. Just. Take. That first step forward. I’m right behind you.” Wiping the tears from her rosy cheeks.

newepicauthor from A Unique Title for Me – Word Limits

© 2018 Deborah Whittam

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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.

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50 Word Thursday #9

Hi All,

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 partcipate –

1 Completed piece must be in mutiples 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.

12-07-18

“He was the stuff schoolgirl dreams were made of.  Unfortunately, she was no longer a schoolgirl.”

Stephanie Laurens Regency Revels

Here’s my attempt for this week:

Maggie stood in the doorway, her heart pounding as she gazed down the hallway.  He was the stuff schoolgirl’s dreams were made of but unfortunately she was no longer a schoolgirl.  With a sigh she straightened her tunic and tucked a wisp of grey hair behind her ear before forcing a beaming smile.  There was no point in dreaming, she may as well continue as she had these last thirty years.

“Arthur, you old rogue, you dare to grace my sitting room?”

The Duke turned, appearing taken aback for a moment and then he replied, “Well, you are my wife.”

05-07-18

Then he pushed himself back from the reading table at which he had been seated and rubbed his eyes wearily.

From Terry Brooks The Elfstones of Shannara

And here’s last weeks participants:

Tammy from God Inspired Art & Quotes

He sighed, “I think I’m gonna fail this for once and for all. There’s no going nor coming back for me.”
“Shhhh! No. Talking.” The lecturer hastily yelled at him.
“Easy for you to say, you’re not the one writing the exam.”
“If you utter a word one more time, you’re gonna get disqualified! You got that?”
“Yes sir.”
“Good.”

Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday #8 – Resolution and Vocation

 

And Tammy has added to the week prior:

28-06-18

“The very next day, Carella got the fight he was spoiling for.”

From Ed McBain’s Give the Boys a Great Big Hand

Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday #7 – A Picture of Animosity

Michael from Morpethroad – 50 Word Thursday #7 – Thomas and the Cat

Deepa from Sync With Deep – Broken Story – 50 Words Thursdays #7

Tammy from God Inspired Art & Quotes :

“Get in!” He shouted callously at her as she collided face first to the ground. The stench of mud clogged her nostrils as she struggled to retain her balance.
“You’re weak!” Pushing her back down.
“Alright….*coughs* you asked for it!” Collecting all her strength as she locked her arms around his neck, flipping him over into the wooden table.

© 2018 Deborah Whittam

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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.

50 Word Thursday #8

Hi All,

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 partcipate –

1 Completed piece must be in mutiples 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.

05-07-18

Then he pushed himself back from the reading table at which he had been seated and rubbed his eyes wearily.

From Terry Brooks The Elfstones of Shannara

Here’s my attempt for this week:

It had been a long night for exams were looming and you could never be prepared enough for those but now was for fun.  He pushed himself back from the reading table at which he had been seated and rubbed his eyes wearily.  It wasn’t every day you turned twenty one.  He had thought long and hard on what to do today but he had finally made his decision.

Today he was going to the movies – he had heard they were thrilling, exciting, mesmerizing.  He wasn’t too sure that would be the case – how would they talk with no sound?

And here’s the review of last weeks prompt:

28-06-18

“The very next day, Carella got the fight he was spoiling for.”

From Ed McBain’s Give the Boys a Great Big Hand

Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday #7 – A Picture of Animosity

Michael from Morpethroad – 50 Word Thursday #7 – Thomas and the Cat

Deepa from Sync With Deep – Broken Story – 50 Words Thursdays #7

© 2018 Deborah Whittam

Twenty Four Archives

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

50 Word Thursday #7

Hi All,

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 partcipate –

1 Completed piece must be in mutiples 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.

28-06-18

“The very next day, Carella got the fight he was spoiling for.”

From Ed McBain’s Give the Boys a Great Big Hand

Here’s my attempt for this week:

All had noticed the growing animosity, it had been brewing for a while but the sly comments, dirty looks and shoving in the corridors had largely gone ignored by the teachers, attributing it to youthful hijinks, until the day Carella got the fight he was spoiling for.

It was over in the blink of an eye, a swift upper cut to the jaw and down he went.

Whether Carella had considered the consequences remained unknown though … for he fainted dead away.

It’s not every day you deck the son of the prison warden and live to tell the tale.

 

Please find below a review of the pieces from last week’s prompt.

21-06-18

“At last, the relative had left and – as with most promised things in life – there was no soaring joy accompanying the event.”

From Ed McBain’s Give the Boys a Great Big Hand

Michael from Morpethroad – 50 Word Thursday #6 – Aunt Jean

Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday #6 – The Old Days

The Dark Netizen – FLASH FICTION: COLD

 

© 2018 Deborah Whittam

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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.

50 Word Thursday #6

Hi All,

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 partcipate –

1 Completed piece must be in mutiples 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.

21-06-18

“At last, the relative had left and – as with most promised things in life – there was no soaring joy accompanying the event.”

From Ed McBain’s Give the Boys a Great Big Hand

 

Here’s my attempt for this week:

She had looked forward to the moment when she finally closed the door behind the last of them.  She had believed that being alone in the house would be soothing … that it was them who had worn her nerves and caused her short temper, but now they were finally gone the house seemed too dark, the rooms too cold and too quiet.  Hurriedly she lit the lamps before drawing forth a book.  She never got to open it though for there was a knock at the front door and with a sigh she rushed to see who had left what behind.

As she reached for the handle she paused, suddenly sure that this visitor wasn’t going to be to her liking.

“Hey Jean,” Her brother smiled, as he stepped through the doorway, “I need a place to stay, the cops are after me.”

Why couldn’t you choose your relatives?

 

Thank you to all who participated last week.  I think its amazing how creative everyone is getting with the prompts.  Have a look at the list below.

Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday #5 – A New Society

Paeansunpluggedblog – Crash Land

Michael from Morpethroad – 50 Word Thursday #5 – Failed Dreams

 

© 2018 Deborah Whittam

Twenty Four Archives

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

50 Word Thursday #5

Hi All,

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 partcipate –

1 Completed piece must be in mutiples 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.

14-06-18

“Peter Gericke loved airplanes as some men love horses, with a deep and unswerving passion.”

From Jack Higgins The Eagle Has Landed

 

Here’s my attempt for this week:

It was an abomination, it was an affront to all that he held sacred and he couldn’t pass it by.  He could see the embarrassment on the faces of his relatives, they’d anticipated his reaction but been unable to formulate a plan to avoid this moment, for they knew he loved airplanes and to see one torn apart to act as a tourist attraction would cut him to the quick.

As his fury built he felt a hand touch his and he looking down as his four-year-old grandson lisped, “Yours looks better than this one Grandpa.”

He smiled, it certainly did.

 

Thank you to all the participants last week, please have a read as there are some great pieces here.

Michael from Morpethroad – 50 Word Thursday #4 – Gallop’s Bad Day.

Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday #4 – Her Little Secret

© 2018 Deborah Whittam

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50 Word Thursday #4

Hi All,

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 partcipate –

1 Completed piece must be in mutiples 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.

07-06-18

“Life was a queer business, she thought.  On occasions it threw people together haphazardly without regard to consequences.”

From Frederick J Thwaites No Rainbow In The Sky

 

Here’s my attempt for this week:

He’d been standing here just minding his own business when it happened … she had come along with a laugh and a song and climbed aboard as if she owned the place.  It just wasn’t right.  Now he could comprehend her misunderstanding – some people just take things on face value but to assume he was here to take her to town was just ludicrous.

Humans, there was no one else like them.

Impatient he shifted his weight and then scowled at her with determination, just let’s see her misunderstand that, he declared silently with a toss of his head.

 

Thank you to all the participants last week, please have a read as there are some great pieces here.

Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday #3 – Aunties Tales

Tammy from God Inspired Art and Quotes

“How did she get up there?”
“What and who are you talking about?” She grumbled, making her way over to the scene.
“Well, take a look for yourself…”
Eyes widened as she squealed, “Tabitha! How did you…when did you…GET DOWN HERE!”
“And if she doesn’t make it on her way down…” The other female interjected.
“She’ll have eight more left.”

Michael from Morpethroad – 50 Word Thursday #3 – The Cat.

Elsie from Ramblings of a Writer – 50 Word Thursday #3

© 2018 Deborah Whittam

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