50 Word Thursday #27

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 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.

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Thoughts of escape began to plague me.

Isobelle Carmody’s Obernewtyn

Here’s my attempt for the week:

Is life a trap?
From which there is no relief
Consistent but monotonous
An existence to be endured
As it turns dreams into
Harsh brutal reality
Draining my enthusiasm
From my soul
So joy is but
A distant memory
Perhaps I should rebel
And make my escape
And be free

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

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But then I reflected that nothing could be as bad as the kitchens.

Isobelle Carmody’s Obernewtyn

 

The Haunted Wordsmith – How Bad Could It Be?

Kristian Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday #26 – Kin In The Kitchen

VJ Knutson from One Woman’s Quest – Superwoman Has A Dark Side

 

© 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.

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50 Word Thursday #26

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 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.

08-11-18

But then I reflected that nothing could be as bad as the kitchens.

Isobelle Carmody’s Obernewtyn

Here’s my attempt for the week:

She had believed nothing could be as bad as the kitchens but when she had encountered the house keeper’s disdainful glare, she had realized her error. Unfortunately if she was sent home a fate worse than death awaited. Her father hadn’t taken kindly to the fact that she had outsmarted him and obtained a position in the first place and he had taken great pains in making his displeasure known.

Sarah sighed, Father was determined that she would marry old Mr. Thomas, he’d get a bull in exchange.

The thought of which was enough to make her shudder in repulsion.

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Right now, at this moment and in this place, Pike and the girl were invisible.

Thanks to all that participated last week:

The Haunted Wordsmith – Not this time

Kristian Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday #25 – Tantrum in the Park.

VJ Knutson from One Woman’s Quest – Grey Clouds Hover

The Dark Netizen – Flash Fiction: Cpt. Pike

© 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 #25

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 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.

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Right now, at this moment and in this place, Pike and the girl were invisible.

Robert Crais’s The Watchman

Here’s my attempt for the week:

He glanced to his right, painfully aware of the precarious nature of their position.  They weren’t getting any younger and the day wasn’t getting any longer – a decision needed to be made, for right now, at this moment and in this place, they were invisible.

The homeless always were.

Thanks to all that participated last week:

25-10-18

The Haunted Wordsmith – What is owed

Kristian Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday #24 – A trip to the Sea.

VJ Knutson from One Woman’s Quest – Fishing

The Dark Netizen – Flash Fiction: Sea Bones

© 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 #24

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 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.

25-10-18

The fishing boats had returned from their morning runs; sea creatures of every sort lay atop the metal tables along the ports eastern flank

Daniel Silva’s The Heist

Here’s my attempt for the week:

Deep blue,
Conceals secrets,
From prying eyes.

Infrequently brought,
Within reach,
Of curious eyes.

We consider,
In silent awe,
Aware of the truth.

Below the surface,
Lies another world,
One we are denied.

What plays in this,
World beyond,
We can only guess.

What is revealed
Is but the start.

Thanks to all that participated last week:

 

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Except for two old men playing dominoes in the corner, the pub was empty

Jack Higgins The Judas Gate

The Haunted Wordsmith – Population of Two

Kristian Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday #23 – The Last Festival.

 

© 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 #23

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 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.

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Except for two old men playing dominoes in the corner, the pub was empty

Jack Higgins The Judas Gate

Here’s my attempt for the week:

Except for two old men playing dominoes in the corner, the pub was empty and she wouldn’t have it any other way.  The days when the mob had ruled her town were over, no longer would she feel the weight of their oppression on her back.  She had been strong, she had defied them and now it would be her way or the highway.

Marj mopped the top of the ivory bar and smiled her satisfaction, whoever said a woman could be pushed around didn’t know her.

It was five past twelve when the Molotov cocktail came through the window

Thanks to VJ Knutson for joining in with the prompt this week, a wonderful piece yet again.

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VJ Knutson from One Woman’s Quest – Smoking Pit

© 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 #22

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 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.

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His memory might still have holes, but he was indisputable sure of that.

Stephanie Laurens’ The Brazen Bride

Here’s my attempt for the week:

As he stood in the large, dark amphitheater he felt a shiver course down the length of his spine and he knew beyond doubt that this was where it had all occurred.  For though his memory might still have holes, he was indisputable sure of it.  Raising a hand to push back his long black hair he wondered if the memory would ever be crystal clear and if it what it would cost him in the long run.  His therapist had stated that his mind was providing protection but he couldn’t help wondering if it was protecting him or them.

And here are the responses from last week :

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Which presumably made his hostess the lady of the manor.

Stephanie Laurens’ The Brazen Bride

Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday #21 – A Dainty Hand

VJ Knutson from One Woman’s Quest – The Lady Calls It

© 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 #21

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 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.

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Which presumably made his hostess the lady of the manor.

Stephanie Laurens’ The Brazen Bride

Here’s my attempt for the week:

Thomas paused on the threshold of the room, his brow furrowing as he considered the scene before him.  He’d been advised that tactfulness was a must, that his interference was unwelcome, for his hostess, presumably the lady of the manor, was held in high esteem.

Now, usually that wouldn’t have bothered him, but her youthfulness added complexity to the case, for it was difficult to envisage one so charming as being involved in illegal activities, like smuggling and deliberately orchestrating shipwrecks.

Thomas scowled, how was he to obtain witness statements when those who surrounded her were charmed by her beauty?  How was he to nail her to the cross of shame when she was perceived as being virtuous and beyond vice?  Most importantly how was he to convict her, when all he wanted to do was take her in his arms and ravish her?

It was a quandary.

We had some excellent pieces last week, you can check them out here:

04-10-18

“As the train pulled into Gare du Nord two days later, Ambler felt a wave of nostalgia.”

Robert Ludlum’s The Ambler Warning.

Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday #20 – Mission in Paris.

VJ Knutson from One Woman’s Quest – Exit Strategy

© 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.