50 word Thursdays – # 9

50 Word Thursdays

The rules
1 The completed piece must be in multiples of 50 words – a 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 50WordThurs so I can do a summary.

As you may be aware, I have taken over hosting this challenge that Deb Whittam used to host but decided to move on to new things. I am now co-hosting this competition, taking it in turns with Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith. Last week was her turn, click the link below to see her challenge, and check out the links to the entries.






So here is the picture for this week:


And here are the words:

“They travelled in comfortable companionship, talking about their daily lives.” – Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith


I hope this week’s challenge provides you with infinite possibilities. 🙂

Have fun





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People are far too complicated to be able to describe in a few words so I am not even going to try.

26 thoughts on “50 word Thursdays – # 9”

  1. Having written my piece and edited it down to 50 words I then found that you could do 250 words btu I haven’t time so you’ll have to settle for 50 and I still have no idea of pingbacks. There must be an idiots guide somewhere.
    Four friends went on a trip, they travelled in comfortable companionship, talking about their daily lives. Good friends can lose touch for years but it doesn’t matter. One of them said, “I killed my wife, I’ve been in prison. “Oh,” said the others and continued to look at the view.

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    1. I like the story, with a twist at the end, I do love a good twist.
      To create a pingback you go to the page you want to link to then highligh the address at the top (The bit that starts https:// etc) then copy and paste that line into your own post. Then when you publish the post it should automatically link to the original page, plus the author of that page gets a message in their reader. I am a complete technophobe, so it took me a little while. 🙂

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    2. Thank you for that, I have latterly been doing that but it seemed too simple compared to the explanation when you look up how to create a pingback. As with a lot of things computer related, I often wonder how they can make the simplest things so complicated. My online bank just updated so to pay a bill I used to do with two clicks then took four, I wrote and complained as I imagine a lot of people may have done and I am delighted to say they reverted to the old simple way.

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