The Weekly Terrible Poetry Contest – free verse

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I stare at it in defeat,
My heart it don’t want to beat
Me, run up that?
Yeah right, I would also like
To invite Mike Tyson to a fight.
Lofty and high it will prevail,
I, well, I am destined to fail.
But I grit my teeth,
And take that first step,
Pause and gasp,
Time for a rest.
Four hours later at the top I am,
Now how the hell do I get back down.

© Deb Whittam 2020

The Weekly Terrible Poetry Contest #55

50 Word Thursday #55

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They called it the Iron Man Challenge, he called it torture.  First there was the swim, then the bike ride and after that, he had to make his way all down the parade to the West Pier and he had to run.

Whoever came up with this idea was a masochist.

Marty pursed his lips, glanced around and then did what he knew he shouldn’t.

Hopping onto the motorized scooter he took off, ignoring the looks of contempt from his fellow competitors.

He didn’t care about them; if he didn’t beat his wife he’d never hear the end of it.

© Deb Whittam 2020

Still time to take part if you desire, 50 Word Thursday #55

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

 

50 Word Thursday #54

Hi Everyone,

So I’m a bit busy this week so I thought I’d put the results at the bottom of the new weekly challenge, hope that’s ok.

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

And from last week

Violet from Thru Violet’s Lentz

Sadje from Keep it Alive

Kristian from Tales from the mind of Kristian

And from the week prior

Tammy from God Inspired Art & Quotes

“If you kiss me you will live forever.” As green orbs peered into hazel one’s from the television screen. “Pahahaha!” Laughed the Frenchman holding his stomach weakly as Tammy stared at him. “What’s so funny Marc?” “Did you hear what he said? That’s a lie from the pit. You don’t receive eternal life from a kiss. You obtain eternal life when you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Who came up with that manuscript?”
“Amen. I have no idea but you gave me an idea on what to share with my class this week.”
“They need more producers like my brother!” Switching off the TV.
“Thank you!” She ended with a smile.
“De rien Mon amour…wait what?” Blinking once.
“Hmm that’s when you chose to listen to yourself more than to your wife. I’ll leave you to figure it out. Goodnight.” Removing from the chair.
The end. *translation* De rien Mon amour:- You’re welcome my love. *French* blessings! 🙂
 

© Deb Whittam 2020

 

50 Word Thursday #53

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He’d truly believed he was doing the right thing; let’s get away from it all.  Assess what’s happened and then make a decision.  He’d honestly believed that this would help but Tom could see her tears as she wrote the postcard in the small café he’d taken her for lunch.

He was such an idiot, how could leaving help her forget that she had lost the horse she had loved her whole life in the bushfires. 

As she finished the postcard and looked up he smiled sadly and wiped the tears which were gathering in his eyes in mournful regret.

© Deb Whittam 2020

Still time to take part if you desire, 50 Word Thursday #53

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50 Word Thursday #53

Hi Everyone,

I haven’t seen a 50 Word Thursday post go up from Kristian yet, so I thought I’d put one up just in case he’s indisposed. (Apologies Krisitan if you are about to post)

Anyway you know the routine:

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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“Tom could see her tears s she wrote it.” The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

© Deb Whittam 2020