50 Word Thursday #84

Hi Everyone,

So here we are at week 82 and I guess you’re wondering what is in store for this week but before we go peruse the selection don’t forget to head on over to Kristian’s blog and check out the submissions from last week.

Now to the rules:

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.

I’m looking forward to what these prompts inspire, so here’s the picture:

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And the words:

“Agatha had that old feeling of being on the outside of life looking in.” ― M.C. Beaton, Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #83

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Later it would be remarked that her lips were red and perfectly shaped and her cheeks blushed prettily when she spoke, but that was much later.

At the moment when they’d all barged into her room there were only shrieks of how could you????

That they had all stood there in silence as she muttered out a laboured explanation had been curious to say the least.

When his sister sought him out he’d assured her that all was forgiven.

What else could he say?  It’s not every day you find your sister in bed with the big bad wolf.

Still time to take the challenge

 

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #82 – The Results

Hi All,

Number 82 is done and dusted but don’t forget Kristian will have number 83 up soon so don’t forget to check out his blog for this fantastic weekly prompt but first a review of 82.

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.

Here’s the picture:

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“All it takes is rumor…The danger itself is irrelevant.” – Sharon Weil, Donny and Ursula Save The World.

And here are the submissions for this week:

Sadje from Keep It Alive

And here’s my submission for the week:

Mother had stressed that all it took was a rumor, that the danger itself was irrelevant and as we approached the charming summer house I felt a frission of apprehension.

Here I was taking a turn in the garden with Mister Randolph unsupervised when I should be in the drawing room for it was imperative that I made a good match and glancing over my shoulder I wondered if I should insist that we return, but then he smiled and I let my worries fade.

That night I realized how easily mud stuck, when I was cut by societies finest.

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #80 – The Results

Hi All,

So, this is number 80 but Krisitan will be providing another prompt shortly, so don’t forget to check out his blog Tales from the mind of Kristian but now let’s have a look at what #80 brought forth.

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.

Here’s the picture:

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“You don’t need to know what you’re escaping from to become a fugitive.” ― Bella Pollen, Midnight Cactus

And here are the submissions for this week:

Ron from Ron Lanham Writing

Zack and Zelda from Breathing Shallow Poetry

Sadje from Keep It Alive

Kristian from Tales from the mind of Kristian

And here’s my submission for the week:

Hunkering down Sybil peered through the window, gnawing nervously on her bottom lip.  You didn’t need to know what you’re escaping from to become a fugitive, but at least the fog had lifted leaving a chilly but clear day.

When she’d signed up she had been fully of enthusiasm but that had soon waned in the face of his relentless dogged pursuit but Sybil was aware that she’d be discovered eventually and dragged back.

Rubbing a hand on her trendy workout pants, she sighed, wondering what demented demon had possessed her when she’d signed up for Big Dave’s Devastating Bootcamp?

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #78 – The Results

Hi All,

So, this is number 78 over but don’t forget that Krisitan will be providing the next challenge shortly on his blog Tales from the mind of Kristian but before that let’s return#78.

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.

Here’s the picture:

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“She launched herself at their leader.” – Lorraine Heath’s When A Duke Loves A Woman

And here are the submissions for this week:

Caramel (Learner at Love)

Sadje from Keep It Alive

Kristian from Tales From the Mind of Kristian

And here’s my submission for the week:

It hadn’t taken her long to realize the truth, survival wasn’t a game, it took vigilance, hard work and persistence and she’d been pleasantly surprised to discover that she had plenty of all three qualities.

She’d searched until she found a remote location near a river; she’d made a basic camp with a campfire of course, she’d even managed to steal a boat.  Food, water, shelter, things didn’t get any better than this.

It was only when she saw the smoke rising that she’d realized her error but she refused to be defeated.

Angrily Monica launched herself at the leader

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #76 – The Results

Hi All,

Thanks to all that contributed last week and keep tuned for Kristian will have the next prompt available very soon.  So let’s recap 50 Word Thursday #76.

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.

Here’s the picture:

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“Sometimes, it’s not your secret to tell.” ― Stephenie Meyer, New Moon

And here are the submissions for this week:

Celestial B Purposed from Live Free & Love On Purpose

Krisitian from Tales from the mind of Kristian

Sadje from Keep It Alive

Rhen fom Cobbled Contemplations

And here’s my submission for the week:

Success is always a matter of opinion but I never let others opinions thwart my ambitions.

I spent a long cold windy rainy night putting the finishing touches to my piece and then I sat back and awaited the world’s reaction.

Some later claimed it was a shameless prank, that I was taking advantage of others good nature and wasting the resources of the emergency services but to me that was success.

The note, the rickety shack, the fact people had believed.

Alright, some claimed my actions were a crime, but they obviously didn’t appreciate the truth of art.

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #74 – The Results

Hi All,

Thanks to all that contributed last week and I’m sure you are all waiting with bated breath to see what Kristian offers this week.  So let’s recap 50 Word Thursday #74.

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.

Here’s the picture:

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“The third month, when the box arrived, was very tricky indeed.” – Douglas Adams, Almost Harmless

And here are the submissions for this week:

Sadje from Keep It Alive

Rhen from Cobbled Contemplations

And here’s my submission for the week:

The first package to arrive was worrying, they appeared to be giant sized nail clippers, who would send such an item to a spinster who liked to do tapestries?

The second month it was a brush, a ginormous brush which certainly wasn’t designed for humans and she’d placed it beside the nail clippers with a scowl.

The third month, when the box arrived, was very tricky indeed.  She had visitors and their curiosity was overwhelming and though she’d hesitated to open it, in the end she was relieved for their presence.

The hellhound proved reluctant for his grooming to commence.

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #72 – The Results

Hi All,

Thanks to all that contributed last week and I’m sure you are all waiting with bated breath to see what Kristian offers this week.  So let’s recap 50 Word Thursday #72.

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.

Here’s the picture:

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“She had thought it a game.” – Madeline Hunter’s A Devil of a Duke.

And here are the submissions for this week:

Sadje from Keep It Alive

Kristian from Tales from the mind of Kristian

Rhen Laird from Cobbled Contemplations

And here’s my submission for the week:

Mary rubbed her arms briskly, when John had suggested hide and seek she had thought it was a game but now it didn’t seem that much fun.

There was no one around and the only sign of life was the lighthouse at the end of the railway track but instead of inspiring relief, the sight of it filled her with dread.

Turning around Mary decided she would return to the hotel, John would grow bored and return eventually.

She shivered as she stepped onto the road, unaware that the clown sighed with regret as she moved beyond his reach.

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #68 – The Results

Hi All,

Thanks to all that contributed last week and this week it’s Kristian turn again and you can check out his post on his blog.  So let’s recap last weeks adventures.

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.

Here’s the picture:

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“As she watched, Miss Tonks drew a pistol,” – M.C. Beaton’s Colonel Sandhurst to the Rescue

And here are the submissions for this week:

Michele Jones from Out of the Shadows

Rhen Laird from Cobbled Contemplations

Sadje from Keep It Alive

Kristian from Tales from the mind of Kristian

And here’s my submission for the week:

With a weary sigh George looked down the laneway, he’d known this was a big mistake from the outset.  You shouldn’t give jobs to sweet spinsters who’d never faced anything tougher than a garden spider in their entire lives but the decision hadn’t been his, his superior had been insistent that Miss Tonks take this task and proved her worth. 

Shuffling his feet, George scowled, assassinations were always difficult and this target was alternatively loved and despised making it even more trying.  For an instance George considered intervening as Miss Tonks drew a pistol but then he realized the woman who had set this all in motion was watching with a pleased smile.

Her smile faded quickly though as Miss Tonks pivoted with an unbelievable speed for a seventy year old and with stony features pointed the gun at the other woman.

“Hasta la vista, baby,” Miss Tonks stated dryly.

 

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #66 – The Results

Hi All,

Thanks to all that contributed last week and this week it’s Kristian turn again and you can check out his post on his blog.  So let’s recap last weeks adventures.

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.

Here’s the picture:

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And the words:

“She was murdered,” Rabbit says. – Kate Racculia’s Bellweather Rhapsody

And here are the submissions for this week:

Michele Jones from Out of the Shadows

Cheryl from The Bag Lady

Sadje from Keep It Alive

Kristian from Tales from the mind of Kristian

Christine from Stine Writing

And here’s my submission for the week:

“She was murdered,” Rabbit declared, even as the other settled nearby.

“Here?”  But she knew this part of the woods like the back of her paw.” Owl hooted.

“Then they knew it better,” Rabbit declared his tone darkly droll.

Before Owl could reply he erupted from the undergrowth furiously mad.

 

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #64 – The Results

Hi All,

Thanks to all that contributed last week and this week it’s Kristian turn again and you can check out his post on his blog.  So let’s recap last weeks adventures.

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.

Here’s the picture:

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And the words:

“I took a deep breath, put my hand on the doorknob and unlocked the door.” – Christiana Miller – Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She’s Dead

And here are the submissions for this week:

Sadje from Keep It Alive

Violet from Thru Violet’s Lentz

PCGuyIV from MY Author-itis

Kristian from Tales from the mind of Kristian

 

And here’s my submission for the week:

I took a deep breath and unlocked the door,

Staring bright eyed at the lighthouse’s light as the seagulls did caw.

I started up the steps two at a time,

I made haste, I did not whine.

Reaching the top I paused to draw a breath,

The sounds from above were making me fret.

Taking the last steps two at a time,

I made the top and stopped mid rhyme.

Before shocked eyes I did see,

Something which astounded me.

A polar bear and a hippo were drinking wine,

While swaying from side to side as they repeated the time.

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #62 – The Results

Hi All,

Thanks to all that contributed last week and this week it’s Kristian turn again and you can check out his post on his blog.  So let’s recap last weeks adventures.

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.

Here’s the picture:

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And the words:

‘ “Take me with you,” She whispers at the window.’ – Bellweather Rhapsody – Kate Racculia

And here are the submissions for this week:

Violet from Thru Violet’s Lentz

Sadje from Keep It Alive

Kristian from Tales from the mind of Kristian

And here’s my submission for the week:

“Take me with you,” She whispers at the window, her voice forlorn.

At first she had been hopeful, he had paused this time and she had met his eyes without blinking.  His lips had pursed and then, without a word, he had turned and left … like had had every time before.

She knew what he was thinking, she was too young, too inexperienced, too trusting but with a quick glance over her shoulder, Tiffany pulled the door open and rushed into the darkness.

She wouldn’t be left behind this time; tonight she too would fly to the galaxies beyond.

© Deb Whittam 2020