Twittering Tales -The Reckoning.

Photo by Nadiya Ploschenko at Unsplash.com

 

She felt butterflies in her middle and an intense heat that made sweat roll down her back.

She used to think sweat was sensual, remembering a steamy night when Steve came to talk but left her so emotional.

The headlights pierced through the blinds and she faced her future.

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This story was written for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales challenge, click on the link to her post here:

Twittering Tales #153 – 10 September 2019

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/09/15/sensual/

FOWC with Fandango — Middle

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/09/15/your-daily-word-prompt-future-september-15-2019/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/09/15/rdp-sunday-talk/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/09/14/emotional/

 

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Sensual

The Word of the Day is Sensual,

I hope you are having a sensual sunday 😉 and that this word inspires you to write a story or a poem.

🙂

Word of the Day Challenge

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Today’s Word of the Day is Sensual.

If you want to participate, create a pingback to link your post. Not sure how to do that? See how to create pingbacks here. Please note that for the prompts that I publish, the comment box will now remain open for people who experience trouble with pingbacks. However, I won’t guarantee a quick response to actual comments, that would be left here. If you have questions, or ideas you’d like to submit, please use our “contact” page.

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Word of the Day Challenge #60-Untitled Poem

I just had to reblog this poem from Jay-lyn Doerksen.

Her poetry is always so deep and emotional and this one is no exception, the perfect use of the word prompt: Emotional. 🙂

The Wonderful and Wacky World of One Single Mom

Blackened eyes
fattened lip
sit in the corner
watch
he will drink his bliss.
Blinded with shattered tears
dreams
long dead turned to ashes
unseeing
a dark world
captured in sullen silence.
What had she done?
It never seemed to end
the list of evil ills
deeds
imagined or real
the sadness
grey mists
a fog she lives in
better than seeing the pity
wrapped on the faces
of all those around.
Rage
black
violent
worms its way through her soul
tattered morality
death is coming
it only matters who he will court first.
Brutality.
A way of life.
Fear.
Day to day.
Slow rising tide
anguish
his time has come to pay.
She stands over
blood
drip drip drip
hits the floor
plop plop plop
sinister grin
she had finally fought
and won
tears slide down her cheeks.
mutterings of a mad hatter
I will show him…

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EMOTIONAL

The Word of the Day is Emotional,

I hope you enjoy using this word in a story or a poem.

Happy Saturday. 🙂

Word of the Day Challenge

The Word of the Day is Emotional

Write a Poem, story or anecdote, inspired by this word.

Please create a pingback to your post by including a link to this page in whatever you are posting.

If you want to participate create a pingback to link your post. Not sure how to do that? See how to create pingbacks here.

https://en.support.wordpress.com/comments/pingbacks/

Most Importantly, Have Fun.

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The Inspiration Award – An emotional end to an emotional week. :-)

My Blogging friend, Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess, has nominated me for this absolutely brilliant award. I am thrilled and chuffed to bits. It has really been quite an emotional week for me and being nominated for this award is just fantastic. I saved posting this especially until tonight to round off my week on a positive note.

Check out Beckie’s post here:

The Inspiration Award

 

The Inspiration Award

The Inspiration Award was created by John of The Eclectic Contrarian – this is how he describes the Award itself.

“The Inspiration Award: The Inspiration Award is a token of appreciation to blog authors who have inspired you, your blog, artistic influence, and writing.”

 

The Guidelines

You may use the picture above as you have received the Award.

There’s no limit on how many or few you wish to award. Simply appreciate those who have inspired you!

I hope this is a blessing and everyone participates. But it’s not mandatory.

 

Who shall I nominate for this award?

Well a blogger who has always inspired me is the Britchy one,

A Lesson From 9/11

Also, Rory, A guy called bloke, but he’s been nominated already, so I’ll just give him an honorary mention.

Stoner on a Rollercoaster was one of my first followers and has always been an inspiration as a brilliant artist and writer but also in how she encourages others.

https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/09/13/hey-everyone/

Also, Punam of Paeansunplugged has always been very encouraging with positive comments that keep me blogging.

https://paeansunpluggedblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/13/the-process-if-any/

As Beckie said, there are too many people to name, basically everyone one who has visited and commented on my blog, has inspired me to keep blogging.

Thank you, everyone. 🙂

And once more, thank you to Beckie, who has collaborated with me on three poems now and has been a great blogging friend and given me much encouragement.

 

50 Word Thursday #37

The Latest 50 word Thursday challenge is not out. This week is hosted by Deb Whittam of the Blog Twenty Four, click on the link to see her post.

Twenty Four

Welcome All to Week 37 of 50 Word Thursday and I hope you’re all enjoying the challenges.  You can see the submissions for last week’s challenge by Kristian here.

For first timers:

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.

So, I am reading a great book this week and I hope you’re going to be inspired by this prompt.

Here’s the picture:

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And the words:

“I gasp and jerk my hand back, but it’s too late.” – The Archived – Victoria Schwab

© Deb Whittam 2019

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Underdog

The Word of the Day is Underdog

I hope this word inspires you to write a story or a poem – I hope the underdog wins 😉

Have fun.

Word of the Day Challenge

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Today’s Word of the Day is Underdog.

If you want to participate, create a pingback to link your post. Not sure how to do that? See how to create pingbacks here. Please note that for the prompts that I publish, the comment box will now remain open for people who experience trouble with pingbacks. However, I won’t guarantee a quick response to actual comments, that would be left here. If you have questions, or ideas you’d like to submit, please use our “contact” page.

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Mystery Blogger Award Nomination

I am absolutely thrilled to have been nominated for this Mystery Blogger Award by Rory, A guy called bloke, who is a fantastic blogger and definitely a blogging friend of mine, click on the link to check out his post:

Mystery Blogger Award

 

So? What is the Mystery Blogger Award?

“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.

Okoto Enigma

 

Here are the rules: 

  1. -Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. -List the rules
  3. -Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  4. -Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. -Answer the 5 questions you were asked
  6. -Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  7. -You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  8. -Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  9. -Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question
  10. -Share a link to your best post(s)

 

 

3 Things About Yourself!

  1. I’ve been to the Isle of Wight about 20 times.
  2. I have never been to New York
  3. I often sing Patsy Cline songs at the top of my voice.

 

My chosen post:

Last year, I thought I would try my hand a writing a story in the style of Agatha Christie, that brilliant crime writer of the 20th Century. Click on the link below to read my take on the Murder Mystery genre.

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2018/04/27/death-of-a-notable-a-murder-mystery/

 

Five Questions from Rory,

  1. Are we losing the art of listening in comparison to simply hearing?

there always were people who were more inclined to speak and only pause to think about what they are going to say next rather than listen to the other person. Are there more people like that now that before? I don’t know, maybe.

2. How often do you openly discuss with friends or here in WP with your readership topics that make you feel uncomfortable or maybe taboo or stigma laden?

My blog is to write fiction so I address difficult topics in my stories, I’ve written stories about murderers, psychotic killers and armageddon, but I don’t tend to directly talk about the problems that face us today, or politics or any other uncomfortable topics. Mine isn’t a current affairs blog, it’s about creative writing, but then art reflects life.

3. Do you think that these discussions should be freely discussed and written about more?

If that’s what your blog is about then, yes discuss away, we live in a free society where free speech is important.

4. Did you have a nickname as a child and if so, what was [or what is it now]?

I had and have lots of nicknames, I smile a lot so am often called ‘Smiler’ and not ironically. My name is shortened to Kris or sometimes, Krissy 😉 I also have various nicknames based on my surname. Call me anything you like, but call me, I’d hate to be ignored. 😉

5. Why is there still ‘stuff’ we simply just don’t understand despite our progressive world?

It would be a pretty boring world if we understood everything, the more we know the more we realise there is a lot more unknown out there to discover, and thank goodness for that!

 

My Questions for you:

  1. Where do you think all the things that are lost go to?
  2. If we go forward in time far enough would we end up back at the beginning?
  3. What is the greatest mystery that you would like to know the answer to?
  4. Do you think we’ll ever find intelligent life in space?
  5. Do you think we’ll find it on earth?

 

My nominees:

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2019/09/12/tale-weaver-239-flowers-6th-september/

https://crushedcaramel.wordpress.com/2019/09/11/i-will-never-ignore-my-phone-again/

Song of the Day-in Honor of 9/11-There She Stands, Michael W. Smith

Crazy screaming squirrel…

 

If anyone else would like to have a go, then consider yourself Nominated, after all, Life is the Mystery we are all a part of. 🙂

 

50 Word Thursday #36 – The Results

Well, another week has just flown by! The 50 Word Thursday challenge has come to an end. Click on the link to see the post:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/09/05/50-word-thursday-36/

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.
  • HAVE FUN!

Here was the picture:

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And the Words: “He built his fires in a thousand places and slept on the banks of rivers. The grass grew over his tracks, but he knew where they were when he came again.” – The Shiralee by D’arcy Niland

 

It has been another great week for entries, I’d encourage you to read all the short stories that are linked below, they are quite a spicy selection! 😉

 

https://thedarknetizen.wordpress.com/2019/09/06/microfiction-disturbed-zone/

 

“Gun’s a Blazing” (Short Prose) 50 Word Thursday #36

 

50 Word Thursday — The Long, Lonely Road

 

https://padresramblings.wordpress.com/2019/09/09/the-hope-giver/

 

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2019/09/09/50-word-thursday-36/

 

https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2019/09/09/tiny-tale-61-the-nature-reserve/

 

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50 Words Thursday #36

 

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/09/10/50-word-thursday-36-how-many-roads/

Deb Whittam, of the blog Twenty Four, who created this challenge originally, has agreed to co-host this challenge with me. I am honoured to hand the baton over to Debbie, who will post this week’s 50 Word Thursday Challenge!

Deb, over to you 🙂

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/09/11/spicy/