50 Word Thursday #106

Hi All,

Well I don’t know about you but its been a pretty hectic start to the year here so I’m hoping things quiet down a little and I’m going to be honest I picked the prompts based on this fact, but before I unveil the combo don’t forget to check out Kristian’s results here.

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:

“I stared at her as if she’d lost her mind.” – Louisiana Longshot – Jana DeLeon

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #105

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Some things had to be seen to be believed, Megan decided as she stared out on the bleak, hostile landscape in distaste.

When she’d received the note she hadn’t taken it seriously, she hadn’t seen her older brother for years, so to hear from him out of the blue was disconcerting to say the least.

But it wasn’t until she read the note that she had to remind herself to breathe, almost remind her heart to beat which had led to this moment and the realization that she hated her brother.

How dare he get held hostage in this wasteland.

50 Word Thursday #105

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #104 – The Results

Hey Everyone, Well I’m back at work so everythings right with my world again and yes it’s also that time, Results for 50 Word Thursday, but before we go peruse the offerings lets not forget that Kristian will be putting the next instalment up shortly. But first …

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: 104

And the words,

“Cowards”, Ida Belle yelled out the front door. – Louisiana Longshot – Jana DeLeon

Kristian from Tales from the mind of Kristian Sara from Relax It’s All Write This is my take on the prompt: It was her birthday; the least her invited guests could do was embrace the day, not scurry like panic stricken mice out of the door. “Cowards,” Ida Belle yelled at their retreating backs. Who said skinny dipping was for those between 18 – 28? She had a fine figure at 80.

© Deb Whittam 2020

50 Word Thursday #104

Hi All,

Here we are, the last 50 word Thursday for 2020 and I’m thinking we’re all pretty happy that this year is about to conclude but before you go and celebrate, remember to check out Kristian’s results here.

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:

“Cowards”, Ida Belle yelled out the front door. – Louisiana Longshot – Jana DeLeon

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #103

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As he leant forward, his expression earnest, Jamie had the first of many forgiving’s.

“But in the song there was a secret little inner song.”

Nodding agreement seemed the wisest course as she glanced over his shoulder, hopeful someone would interrupt.

“It’s in between the beats, you just have to listen really hard.”  Perhaps sensing her doubts he frowned, “Don’t tell me you can’t hear it.”

She could hear it, the melody loitering in the song but that wasn’t the problem.  Pursing her lips Jamie glanced around quickly, this could be one fatal mistake.

“You’re a dog and you’re talking.”

50 Word Thursday #103

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #102 – The Results

Hey Everyone,

Sorry for the delay in posting but I have a cold, a plain and simple cold, no Covid-19 here, but a running nose, lots of sneezes, I’m sleeping a lot cold … so hence the delay but I have dragged myself out of bed to put together this post and remind you that Kristian might post the follow up soon and you can look for it here.

But first …

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,

“He backed carefully into the room, turned, and stared.”  Lord of The Rakes – Darcie Wilde

Paula from Light Motifs

Fandango from This, That, And The Other

Jen from J.E.Goldie

Tammy from God Inspired Art & Quotes

He backed carefully into the room, turned, and stared. He couldn’t believe what eyes had beholden. A golden box half way wrapped in bronze gift paper. “It better be money.” as he proceeded towards the unmasked treasure. He lifted the latchet from the top snail likely. An ancient scroll peeped to the top as green orbs tried to verify the uncommon writings. “What…is this?” Now taking out the scroll.

This is my take on the prompt:

Martin had been struggling for a while, denying the truth but as he navigated the hallway with the tray containing the cooked to perfection turkey he was forced to concede the truth.  The old football injury was getting worse, that knee replacement couldn’t wait much longer.

Determined not to let his agony put a dampener on the show he backed carefully into the room, turned and stared.

He’d not been to his daughter’s house before but now he understood her tentative tone when he’d offered to assist in serving Christmas dinner.

The flight of stairs was daunting to say the least.

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #100

Hi All,

Ok, I’m going mad but that’s immaterial because 50 Word Thursday will go on regardless.  Anyway before the full descent into lunacy, inspired by WordPress’ Block Editor, let’s first go and see what treasures Kristian inspired last week by viewing the results here.

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:

“He backed carefully into the room, turned, and stared.”  Lord of The Rakes – Darcie Wilde

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #101

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Mark was a perfectionist, taking pride in the fact that he always succeeded no matter how foolhardy his plan appeared and this time it was foolhardy indeed.

Stealing the Wainwright Diamond from the widow’s very finger wasn’t only ambitious but his friend’s assured him it would lead to a long stint in jail.

But he’d done it and as always he’d made his way down the parade to the West Pier to gloat with his friends, friends who were now laughing hysterically, for what he’d pulled from his pocket was a beer can ring. 

The widow had won this round.

 

50 Word Thursday #101

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #100

Hi All,

Here we are at week 100 and aren’t we all excited.  Now I will admit I was a bit stressed about picking a good combination this week but then I thought, these guys want a challenge, nothing easy for them.  So, I’m relaxed but maybe you’re not, anyway before we get onto this week’s challenge let’s first remember to check out Kristian’s blog and the results from last week…

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:

“Something was going on in the borough, something sinister, and he could smell it.”  The Brentford Triangle – Robert Rankin

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #99

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She’d looked on so many unlovely places in her life, but this was as lovely as anything she’d ever dreamed, unfortunately it was a deception.

The beautiful flowers perfume burnt ones nostrils, the shrubs bore leaves which tore the skin and barbs which poisoned the flesh and the water was toxic.  Anything which touched it died on contact.

Anne stared at the seeming paradise, it was enough to make most girls run, but she wasn’t any girl.

Anne turned to her Uncle and smiled sweetly, “Thanks Uncle, but your services are no longer required.”

She pushed him into the water.

50 Word Thursday #99

 

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #98 – The Results

Hey Everyone,

Here we are yet again at the results for 50 Word Thursday but before we peruse the submissions let’s remember that Kristian will have another round tomorrow and you’ll be able to see it here.

But first …

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,

“He took a deep breath and his nostrils flared, almost as if he tried, like a hunting hound, to take my scent.”  The Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief – Lisa Tuttle

My Tryst With Evil – The Wide Blue Yonder

This is my take on the prompt:

Mother told me not to wander off the path.  Mother told me that god wasn’t on my side.  Mother told me adventure was a risk.  Mother told me; if you must folly make it quick.

This day I was tempted by what I saw.  This day I chose to ignore.  This day I wandered off the path.  This day I learnt when not to laugh.

Through the darkness I saw the house.  Through the darkness I crept quiet as a mouse.  Through the darkness I began to run.  Through the darkness I fled undone.

He took a deep breath, his nostrils flared.  He was a hunting hound, I was his hare.  He did not hesitate, he ran full throttle.  He was upon me and I was besotted.

Home is in the darkness.  Home is in his arms.  Home is in eternity.  Home is in the devil’s lair.

I am insane.


© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #98

Hi All,

I’m a bit tired this week, so I’ve gone through ideas I had for prompts and selected one from long ago.  I’m not a hundred percent sure it is attributed correctly but we’ll just have to hope so, but before we get to that make sure you check our Kristian’s blog and the results from last week…

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:

“He took a deep breath and his nostrils flared, almost as if he tried, like a hunting hound, to take my scent.”  The Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief – Lisa Tuttle

© Deb Whittam 2020