50 Word Thursday #60

Hi Everyone,

Here we are on number 60 and as it was Kristian’s turn last week, now it is mine.  Just remember to check out the submissions from last week here.

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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“It wasn’t fair that Dorry couldn’t get her hopes up.” – Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts – Kate Racculia

 

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #59

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Beginnings, especially new beginnings, were always trying and at this moment it seemed to him that time stood still, and the Soul of the World surged within him, though that may have been a bit of an exaggeration.

Looking around the class room Josh sighed, he needed to do the best job he could, a lot was depending on it and pushing aside the doubts that always assailed him in these circumstances he entered..

All went silent and Josh felt his cheeks grow hot as he met tried to meet the others eyes.

“Sorry, but I have cleaning to do.”

© Deb Whittam 2020

There is still time to take part in 50 Word Thursday #59  so come and join in the fun.

50 Word Thursday #58 – 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:

“To be at liberty and out in the London streets was like being out of prison.” – Mrs Budley Falls From Grace – MC Beaton

And here are the submissions for this week:

Violet from Thru Violet’s Lentz

Kristian from Tales from the mind of Kristian

Sadje from Keep It Alive

And here’s my submission for the week:

To be at liberty and out in the London streets was like being out of prison, Marc and George decided with wide smiles as they strode along heading nowhere in particular.

University was out and ahead of them the break stretched invitingly, they were young, they were free and they didn’t have a dollar to their names.

Marc sighed, “So, what are we going to do?”

George was silent for a moment and then he scratched his head, “We could rob a bank.”

Marc laughed shortly, “No really what are we going to do?”

George turned, Macca’s here they come.

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #58

Hi Everyone,

So, last week was Krisitan’s turn and you can check out all the fantastic results here.  This week I’m taking a bit of political license with the photo in this prompt, but I am sure you will allow me a bit of leeway.

Here’s 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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“To be at liberty and out in the London streets was like being out of prison.” – Mrs Budley Falls From Grace – MC Beaton

 

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #57

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“One of the hardest things for boys to learn is that a teacher is human. One of the hardest things for a teacher to learn is not to try and tell them.”

Martha had to try very hard not to roll her eyes at this pronouncement, instead she nodded encouragingly reminding herself that all he had was the glories of the past … even if they had not been that glorious.

Quickly she stifled the smile, leaning over to adjust his pillow.  Sometimes she thought it was a shame to relegate one’s relatives to a nursing home but in his case she understood completely.

“Now, now Mr. Trump, don’t let it worry you, I’ve turned on the TV for you and look your favourite shows playing.”

Martha turned and left the elderly man as the theme for The Apprentice began to play.

“You’re fired,” She quipped with a sly smile.

 

© Deb Whittam 2020

There is still time to take part in 50 Word Thursday #57  so come and join in the fun.

50 Word Thursday #56 – 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:

“Miss Tonks, the weakest, had been persuaded to go on a raiding mission,” – Miss Tonks Turns to Crime – MC Beaton

And here are the submissions for this week:

Tammy from God Inspired Art & Quotes

Miss Tonks, the weakest, was persuaded to go on a raiding mission. It was 5:30 in the morning and the sun didn’t came out of her chamber as yet. “Are you sure this….this….this…phew! Is a good idea?” Knees wept below her weakly breathing harshly.
“A one minute walk from the hall to the benches and you’re tired already?” Mia responded sternly watching down at her colleague. She continued, “We’re on a mission and people’s life’s are on the line. You need to be strong. If you wish to discontinue, have a sit on the bench.”
“Ah! Why are you making this so hard on me?” Raising up.
“In or out?” Beginning to move forward. “In.”
“That’s the spirit.”
“I’ll thank you for this therapy when I retire! I promise you.”

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:

Miss Tonks, the weakest, may have been persuaded to go on a raiding mission but it wasn’t going to go the way they insisted.  She had been directed by toffy nosed Tracey not to return until she had Skip’s underwear in hand, Skip being the local hunk on the football team.  Miss Tonks had not even bothered to blink at the command.

Dutifully she had walked to Skip’s house and knocked on the door.  When Skip answered she had told him Tracey’s demand and the consequences of failure.  Skip had smiled, headed upstairs and returned with his briefs.

Tracey had gushed when she received them and told Miss Tonks she could accompany them to the movies after all.

Miss Tonks had smiled, sorry but she would have to decline.  Skip was taking her on a date.  He thought she was cute and he wanted her help in picked new underwear.

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #54 – The Results

Hi All,

Well thanks to everyone who participated during 2019 and we promise to keep providing the prompts for as long as we can.  This week it’s Kristian turn 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:

“It was Heather who had made the whole thing work.” – Death of a Gossip – MC Beaton

And here are the submissions for this week:

Kristian from Tales from the mind of Kristian

Violet from Thru Violet’s Lentz

Sadje from Keep it Alive

And here’s my submission for the week:

They all said it was Heather,

Who made the whole thing work.

They all said it was Heather,

The calm, helpful friend.

They all said it was Heather,

But he didn’t need to pretend.

Heather did what she wanted,

She was a demanding girl

That playful young puppy of his.

© Deb Whittam 2020