50 Word Thursday #33

Hi Everyone,

This is the very last 50 Word Thursday and in honor of the occassion I have decided to use a sentence from a book I was published in The Crux

I have really enjoyed reading all the stories inspired by this prompt and suggest if you are looking for a prompt in the future that you check out Cee’s listing.

So 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.

I will do a summary on New Year’s Eve.

Regards,

Deb

TheCrux ebook

Nursing a chronic hangover, Jeff winced as the door slammed

Deb Whittam’s A Mystery Wrapped in a Riddle

Thanks to all who took the challenge last week, links below if you would like to check them out.

20-12-18

Around here, anything’s possible.

Teresa from The Haunted Wordsmith – Can You Believe It?

Kristian Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday’s #32 – All Things are Possible

Douglas from Help From Heaven – Will Justice Ever Reign?: 50 Word Thursday #32

VJ Knutson from One Woman’s Quest – Routes

The Dark Netizen – Flash Fiction: City

© 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 #32

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.

20-12-18

Around here, anything’s possible.

Cherie Priest’s Boneshaker

Here’s my attempt for the week:

It had been her mantra,
For as long as they could recall.
She chanted it day and night,
To all the attentive fools.

They listened avidly to her cries,
They nodded knowingly,
But they didn’t understand,
What her schemes might be.

It was only when she decided,
To make her grand stand.
That they realized survival
Wasn’t in her plans.

Distraught they protested
But to no avail
She had made up her mind
To make the sacrifice and prevail

She went out with a bang,
But like so many good intents.
No one truly realized,
What her protest had meant.

Thanks to all who took the challenge last week, links below if you would like to check them out.

13-12-18

You better watch out, you better not cry.

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

Teresa from The Haunted Wordsmith – Santa’s Visit

Kristian Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 word Thursdays #31 – Blank Stares

VJ Knutson from One Woman’s Quest – Naughty or Nice

© 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 #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.

13-12-18

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:

06-12-18

“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

© 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 #30

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.

06-12-18

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

Mary Kay McComas’ His Brother’s Keeper

Here’s my attempt for the week:

It had been quite by accident that she had even discovered it on her fourth day at the lake, the railway platform in the middle of nowhere and upon one of the seats sat a toy train.

Repressing a shiver she backed away, this wasn’t a place for the living.

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

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Familiarity drugs thought, and begins to blur instinct.

The Dark Netizen – Flash Fiction: Chase 2

Kristian Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday #29 – Blurred Instincts

VJ Knutson from One Woman’s Quest – Letting Go is Complicated

JA Case from Keyhole Poetry – Familiarity, as Drug

© 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 #29

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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Familiarity drugs thought, and begins to blur instinct.

Arthur Upfield’s Bony and the Mouse

Here’s my attempt for the week:

They had been travelling for so long that even the exotic scenes seemed mundane.

That was why she hadn’t noticed the young boy dashing past her, his face alight with enthusiasm, though in all honesty she knew that familiarity had drugged her thoughts to such an extent that her instincts had become blurred.

Her profuse apologies hadn’t mattered to the sobbing mother whose child’s bruised and battered body had been recovered from the sea, just as they hadn’t mattered to her either.

She was his nanny; she had killed him as surely as the sea.

That was the painful truth.

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

22-11-18

The van bounced along the dirt road, running like an arrow across the desert.

Douglas Preston’s Tyrannosaur Canyon

Tammy from God Inspired Art & Quotes

Looking out the never ending horizon, thoughts of escape started to plague me. Life had thrown so much my way and I needed a place to rest my head a bit. Just for a moment. Or maybe a lifetime. But then I recalled. The one who created the breadth that measures the horizon is bigger than all the circumstances that seems like a deep ocean before me. He has my back and is always ready to fight for me. Now thoughts of hope and peace plagues me. Jesus Christ my Savior for eternity.

Kristian Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday #28 – Realisation in the Desert

The Dark Netizen – Flash Fiction: Chase

VJ Knutson from One Woman’s Quest II – A Healing Place

© 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 #28

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.

22-11-18

The van bounced along the dirt road, running like an arrow across the desert.

Douglas Preston’s Tyrannosaur Canyon

Here’s my attempt for the week:

The van bounced along the dirt road, running like an arrow across the desert and as his son yelled in joy Don smiled. To be young at heart, such a delight.

As he pressed the accelerator to the floor he felt a surge of adrenaline and then it happened, there was a clunk, a bang and they ground to a stop.

Don felt his heart lurch as he looked out the window, at the endless sand which stretched into the distance even as his son piped up from the backseat, all innocence.

“You did tell Mum where we were going?”

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

15-11-18

Thoughts of escape began to plague me.

Isobelle Carmody’s Obernewtyn

The Haunted Wordsmith – They Don’t Do They

Kristian Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday #27 – Thoughts of Home

We Wander … We Wonder – Introspect

VJ Knutson from One Woman’s Quest – Tempting

© 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 #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.

15-11-18

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:

08-11-18

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.