50 Word Thursday #107

I am taking it in turns to host this challenge with Deb Whittam of the blog Twenty Four. Click on the link below to see her post about the results of last weeks challenge:

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2021/01/21/50-word-thursday-106-the-results/

And my own attempt was here:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/01/20/50-word-thursday-106-step-right-up/

So, now to this weeks challenge:

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!

So here is the picture for this week:

And the Words: “It sounds plausible enough tonight, but wait until tomorrow. Wait for the common sense of the morning.” – H.G Wells, The Time Machine

I hope you enjoy this week’s challenge. I will gather together all the entries and publish a results post on Wednesday.

Have fun. 🙂

50 Word Thursday #106 – Step Right Up

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

“Step right up folks and shake hands with the star of our show” She said.

When it comes to making a fool of myself, I’m a pundit.

I stood right up and she laughed.

“I stared at her as if she’d lost her mind.” 

Behind me a queue was forming.

[50 Words]

This was written for the 50 word Thursday Challenge

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2021/01/15/50-word-thursday-106/

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/01/20/queue/

QUEUE

The Word of the Day is QUEUE,

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

Word of the Day Challenge

The Word of the Day is QUEUE

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

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WINKLEPICKER

The Word of the Day is Winklepicker,

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

Word of the Day Challenge

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The Word of the Day is WINKLEPICKER.

Definition:  If someday you ever manage to prepare mollusk skewers using pointy shoes, this will illustrate perfectly the sense of a winklepicker. Not clear about this yet? Winklepickers are shoes with such a sharp point that they evoke the utensils used to prise (force open) winkles from their shells.

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

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WILDLY

The Word of the Day is Wildly,

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

Word of the Day Challenge

The Word of the Day is WILDLY

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

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Snow

The Word of the Day is SNOW,

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

Word of the Day Challenge

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Today’s Word of the Day is Snow.

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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SMIRK

The Word of the Day is SMIRK,

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

I look forward to reading some of your responses, they never fail to make me smirk 😉 or at least smile.

Word of the Day Challenge

The Word of the Day is Smirk

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

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Pauciloquent

The Word of the Day is Pauciloquent,

If like me, you have no idea what it means, then click on the link to the word of the day site to find out. Actually, it’s a great word!

Word of the Day Challenge

WordofthedayheaderimageThe Word of the Day is Pauciloquent .  

DEFINITIONadjectiveRare.  Meaning:  Using few words in speech or conversation, terse

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

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Those Tender Roses – A poem

The Word of the Day was Tenderness and I remembered this poem that I wrote a couple of years ago and thought I would share it again.

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/01/14/tenderness/

I remember the roses,
You lovingly tended.
You nurtured them tenderly,
until winter was ended.

You pruned them, protected them,
From all harm intended.
Those prize winning blooms
They were highly commended.

Your presence has gone now,
Your spirit has departed.
Your roses, now long dead,
Like you’d never started.

But I’m here and I wonder,
I never comprehended
Would I have blossomed better?
If your care you’d extended.

Did you love me at all?
No, I think you pretended.

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 08/04/2018

This was written in response to a challenge from my friend Peter Dalby. Peter, having read my previous post, Tender Rose of Youth – Short story in 60 words, asked me If I could turn it into a poem. This is my attempt.