50 Word Thursday #19

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.

18-10-18

“So the murdered man was a dinosaur prospector.”

Douglas Preston’s Tyrannosaur Canyon

Here’s my attempt for the week:

Even now he found it hard to comprehend but the evidence spoke for itself and as they moved away from the crowd Doug stated, “So the murdered man was a dinosaur prospector.”

His companion nodded, twisting the end of his moustache as he surveyed the discovered fossils, “It certainly appears that way but the question is, was that relevant to his death.  Is there some connection?”

Doug was silent as he considered this point, “What do you think he wanted the bones for?”

“Money, I guess, there are some rich collectors out there.”

They had paused on the edge of the plains and Doug stilled, “I think there may have been another reason why he was murdered.”

“What makes you say that?”

Doug gestured towards the farmlands and his companion turned, to stare into the distance baffled, “What?”

“Don’t you see them? Look.”

“Oh.”
“Oh indeed.  Their tracks, dinosaur tracks.”

Thanks to everyone who participated last week, I’m really enjoying reading your pieces.

P1030596

Books had histories, and history was a form of remembering.  And occult books were better at remembering than most

John Connolly – Night Music.  Nocturnes. Volume 2.

Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday #18 – A little knowledge is Dangerous!

The Dark Netizen – Flash Fiction: Supplement

VY Knutson from One Woman’s Quest – The Conjurer’s Demise

© 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 #18

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.

P1030596

Books had histories, and history was a form of remembering.  And occult books were better at remembering than most

John Connolly – Night Music.  Nocturnes. Volume 2.

Here’s my attempt for the week:

As he paused in the doorway to extinguish the light, he paused, unnerved by the heavy silence that hung in the air.  Books had histories, and history was a form of remembering.  And occult books were better at remembering than most.  Perhaps he would consign the new books to the vault; perhaps he would lock them up and throw away the key.

As he departed the library he was unaware of the books which shifted in response to his unspoken thoughts.  They made plans for times such as this; they remembered the book burnings.

There were always places to hide.

Thanks to everyone who participated last week, I hope your enjoying the prompts.

06-09-18

The old man stopped to look keenly at my attentive and wondering face; and then said:

William Morris from News From Nowhere

Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday #17 – The Romantic Gesture

Fandango from This, That, and The Other – 50 Word Thursday — Naughty or Nice

The Dark Netizen – Flash Fiction: Writing in the San

VJ Knutson from One Woman’s Quest – Superstitious

© 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 #17

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.

06-09-18

The old man stopped to look keenly at my attentive and wondering face; and then said:

William Morris from News From Nowhere

Here’s my attempt for the week:

The old man stopped to look keenly at my attentive and wondering face; and then said: “Well the letters began appearing last week.  They make no sense to me but I am told they are an ancient language from the time of the txt.”

I gazed down at them baffled.

Thanks to everyone who participated last week, I hope your enjoying the prompts.

30-08-18

He had lived his life at one remove from the world around him, and now he was paying the price in madness.

 

The Haunted Wordsmith – A Faded Memory

Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday #16 – Lonely Being Different.

Writtly On – 50 Word Thursday: A True Mad man

VJ Knutson from One Woman’s Quest – Complacent

 

© 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 #16

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.

30-08-18

He had lived his life at one remove from the world around him, and now he was paying the price in madness.

John Connolly – Night Music.  Nocturnes Volume 2

Here’s my attempt for the week:

He had been dawdling along, his mind consumed with his latest book, when he had realized two things.  The sky had grown darker and the English countryside was gone.

He stilled, taking his surroundings in, noticing that the houses were the colours of rainbows.  A silly smile twisted his lips, he had lived his life once removed from the world around him, and now he was paying the price in madness.

He sighed; well it could be worse, no dragons watching from the parapets.

He didn’t see the werewolf peering around the corner of the building, licking its lips hungrily.

Thanks to everyone who participated last week, there was quite a versatile response.

23-08-18

“I’m not a songwitch,” Kassa protested.

Tansy Rayner Roberts – Splashdance Silver

Michael from Morpethroad – 50 Word Thursday #15 – Songwitch

Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday #15 – Song of Sacrifice

Fandango from This, That and the Other – 50 Word Thursday — The Songwitch

VJ Knutson from One Woman’s Quest – Sacred Fire

© 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 #15

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.

23-08-18

“I’m not a songwitch,” Kassa protested.

Tansy Rayner Roberts – Splashdance Silver

Here’s my attempt for the week:

“I’m not a songwitch,” Kassa protested, aware that her protest sounded to vehement even to her own ears.

“I think doth protest too much,” He stated in a clear succinct tone and Kassa tossed her head belligerently aware that the others were eyeing her warily.

“Anyway, what does it matter if I am?”  She asked as the silence stretched uncomfortably.

“If you’re a songwitch, then it’s your duty.”  He stated, his tone implying that she would have little choice.

“To do what?”

As he smiled she felt her heart sink.

“To entertain us and sing, of course.”  He replied smugly.

Thanks to everyone who participated last week, do yourself a favour and check out the selection below:

16-08-18

He had just violated a fairly elemental rule; he had snitched.

 

Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday #14 – The Dancing Vicar

VJ Knutson from One Woman’s Quest – Sacrilege

Fandango from This, That and the Other – 50 Word Thursday —Time to Move On

© 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 #14

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.

16-08-18

He had just violated a fairly elemental rule; he had snitched.

David Eddings – The Losers

Here’s my attempt for the week:

There were consequences to every action, it was the reason he stood here now, for he had just violated a fairly elemental rule; he had snitched.  When he had fled his home, his mind had been teeming with wild ideas of how to escape retribution but eventually realization had dawned, there was nowhere to hide.

Disheartened he had walked the streets, with no destination in mind … but his feet hadn’t led him astray, they had led him to safety and relief flooded through him.  Here he would be safe; for not even they would violate the sanctity of this building.

Without pausing to consider his surrounding he ran out into the road, oblivious to the car until it roared from the side street.  He turned, his eyes widening as he identified the driver … but it was already too late.

The impact tossed him aside like a rag doll.

Thanks to everyone who participated last week, we had a great selection:

09-08-18

Holly found it quite impossible to suppress his permanent smirk.

Tammy from God Inspired Art & Quotes

“I swear I don’t where it is!” She shouted as they both paraded down the bridge.
“You’re lying!”
“Why would I?”
“Tammy, I know you too well. Now tell me the truth…where is it?” His sapphire eyes peered on disruptively.
“I-,”
“Where?”
“There…” She pointed towards the opening of the cave as he dived in for Holly. The boat.

Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday #13 – The Smugglers Inn

The Haunted Wordsmith – The Love Boat

Ron from Ron Lanham Writing – 50 Word Thursday #13

 

© 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 #13

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.

09-08-18

Holly found it quite impossible to suppress his permanent smirk.

Better Than Life by Grant Naylor

Here’s my attempt for this week:

It had been a prank months in the making but it had been worth the effort and Holly found it quite impossible to suppress his permanent smirk.  All night he had waited in the freezing cold for this moment – to see his brother’s mortified expression as his boat drifted away.

02-08-18

He still wanted to go there, one way or another, and to find that brunette, if she existed.

Total Recall by Piers Anthony

Thanks to everyone who participated last week, we had a great selection:

 

Tammy from God Inspired Art & Quotes

He resisted the temptation of going down there. He doubt he would find that brunette, if she ever existed by the way. What was he telling himself. Maybe she was taken after all. Or who knows maybe she was never real. Maybe, just maybe but there was no giving up hope.
Just yet.

Charlie from Potatoes and The Promise of More Potatoes 

He still wanted to go there, one way or another, and to find that brunette, if she existed. But, existence is a subjective thing… she might exist for him but not for a door-to-door magazine salesman. Scouring the globe would be fruitless, considering his globe was cleaned yesterday.

Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday #12 – An Unexpected Liaison.

Fandango from This, That, and The Other – 50 Word Thursday — When in Rome….

Ron from Ron Lanham Writing – 50 Word Thursday #12

The Dark Netizen – Flash Fiction: Target Sighted

VJ Knutson from One Woman’s Quest – A Tragic Flaw

© 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.