50 Word Thursday #56

The Latest 50 word Thursday Challenge has been posted, this week hosted by Deb Whittam of the Blog Twenty Four, click on the link to see her post and to take part in this week’s great creative writing challenge 🙂

Twenty Four

Hi Everyone,

Last week was Kristian’s shot and you can check out the results here.  This week I’m anticipating a mystery solved but here are 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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“Miss Tonks, the weakest, had been persuaded to go on a raiding mission,” – Miss Tonks Turns to Crime – MC Beaton

 

© Deb Whittam 2020

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Holy

The Word of the Day is Holy,

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 Holy.

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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50 Word Thursday #55 – 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/2020/01/16/50-word-thursday-55/

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: “… after that, he had to make his way all down the parade to the West Pier” – Brighton Rock, Graham Greene.

So here are all the entries to this weeks challenge, click on the link to read the short stories:

 

The Parade

 

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2020/01/20/50-word-thursday-55/

 

50 Words Thursday # 55

 

50 Word Thursday #55

 

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/01/21/50-word-thursday-55-a-valid-recycling/

 

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 tomorrow’s 50 Word Thursday Challenge!

Deb, over to you 🙂

GUIDE

The Word of the Day is Guide,

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

Happy Wednesday 🙂

Word of the Day Challenge

The Word of the Day is GUIDE

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

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Most Importantly, Have Fun.

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50 Word Thursday #55 – A Valid Recycling

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“… after that, he had to make his way all down the parade to the West Pier” – Brighton Rock, Graham Greene.

 

It was a place she liked to hang out with her mates; A spot on the beach by the neatly painted huts. It was early in the day and more or less deserted. There she was, looking gorgeous as ever. As he walked over to her, trying to act cool, with his guitar hanging from its leather band from his shoulder, she called out to him.

“Hey, Dave, what are you doing down here?”

Her friends, Debbie and Sally, sniggered. One even said sarcastically, “What a surprise!”

He had practised for days to be able to play the guitar with total accuracy and he’d written a song, just for her.

Slowly he strummed out a riff and sang her his song.

Jane stared for a minute then she and her mates burst out laughing.

He felt humiliated. After that, he had to make his way all down the parade to the West Pier, and just like in a movie, where it had been deserted before, suddenly the beach was packed. He felt everyone was laughing at him.

When he got to the pier, he sat dejected on a bench and looked out to sea.

After a while, he heard a soft, gentle voice and looked up into a pair of beautiful green eyes.

“So, can you really play that guitar?” she asked, smiling.

“Yeah sure. What’s your name?”

“Elaine”.

Then he sang her his song, changing the name from Jane to Elaine.

It fit perfectly. A valid example of recycling.

[250 Words]

 

This story was written for the 50 Word Thursday challenge. It’s not too late if you want to have a go too, just click on the link below:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/01/16/50-word-thursday-55/

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2020/01/21/your-daily-word-prompt-accuracy-january-21-2020/

FOWC with Fandango — Valid

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/01/21/rdp-tuesday-movie/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/01/21/riff/

Frivolous

The Word of the Day is Frivolous,

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

Have a frivolous Sunday 😉

Word of the Day Challenge

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Today’s Word of the Day is Frivolous.

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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CLINCH

The Word of the Day is CLINCH,

I hope this word inspires you to write a story or a poem.

Happy Saturday 🙂

Word of the Day Challenge

The Word of the Day is CLINCH

clinch

verb
  1. 1.
    confirm or settle (a contract or bargain).
    “the Texan wanted to impress him to clinch a business deal”
  2. 2.
    grapple at close quarters, especially (of boxers) so as to be too closely engaged for full-arm blows. 
noun
  1. 1.
    a struggle or scuffle at close quarters.
    “breaking from a clinch, he crossed with his right”
  2. 2.
    a knot used to fasten ropes or angling lines, using a half hitch with the end seized back on its own part.

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.

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Most Importantly, Have Fun.

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