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/

50 Word Thursday #105 – 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/2021/01/07/50-word-thursday-105/

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:

And the Words: “I have to remind myself to breathe – almost to remind my heart to beat!” – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.

So here are all the entries to this weeks challenge,

Please click on the link and have a read of these excellent short stories:

https://guardedhearttapestry.wordpress.com/2021/01/09/no-escape/

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2021/01/12/50-word-thursday-105/

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/01/13/50-word-thursday-105-a-summer-surprise/

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 the next 50 Word Thursday Challenge!

Deb, over to you 

50 Word Thursday # 105 – A Summer Surprise.

 

And the Words: “I have to remind myself to breathe – almost to remind my heart to beat!” – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.

 

“I have to remind myself to breathe – almost to remind my heart
to beat!”

I said to my boyfriend standing
next to me.

As I stood looking out at that dazzling white snow, I couldn’t believe my
eyes.

What a delight and a surprise for a fourth of July Celebration.

[50 Words]

This story was written for the 50 Word Thursday Challenge:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/01/07/50-word-thursday-105/

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/01/13/dazzling/

50 Word Thursday #105

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:

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: “I have to remind myself to breathe – almost to remind my heart to beat!” – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.

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 #104 – The Fixer Upper.

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And the words:
“Cowards”, Ida Belle yelled out the front door. – Louisiana Longshot – Jana DeLeon

They’d viewed the property online at first. It was the only one that was within their price range but the photos were a little blurry.

When they arrived, Sharon looked at the property with the sloping roof that needed attention, then looked at her partner, Keith.

They were just turning to leave when the man from the Real estate office arrived in his slick suit and smiling like a crocodile.

“Hello there, I spoke to you the day before yesterday, or Nudiustertian, as it says on my word a day calendar!”

Sharon took an instant dislike to the man.

“Now let me introduce you to the owner, Miss Ida Belle. She can show you around.”

Ida Belle was an elderly, large lady with holes in her stocking and an odour of stale cigarettes covered by cheap perfume.

After a tour of the place, they had seen enough. It needed a complete overhaul. The bathroom was in a separate building in yard.

They had to wrest themselves away from the owner and the attentive estate agent.

He grinned at them and said “Look, It’s a fixer upper!”

Sharon and Keith ran for it.

“Cowards”, Ida Belle yelled out the front door.

[200 Words]

This story was written for the 50 Word Thursday Challenge – This week hosted by Deb Whittam.

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2021/01/01/50-word-thursday-104/

I have also included the following words:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/01/05/nudiustertian/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2021/01/05/rdp-tuesday-wrest/

50 Word Thursday # 103

It’s time again for that brilliant creative writing challenge, the 50 Word Thursday challenge.

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/2020/12/24/50-word-thursday-100-the-results/

Thank you, Deb.

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:

“But in the song there was a secret little inner song” – The Pearl by John Steinbeck

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

Have fun. 🙂

Silver Bells – Some Christmas Music

The Word of the Day is Bells and that reminded me of one of my favourite Christmas songs. Silver Bells, which was sung in an old film called the Lemon Drop Kid.

I’ve recorded my own version here:

And another Christmas song that I didn’t sing is a song by the Band the Darkness.

Christmas Time (Don’t let the Bells End).

A peaceful and Safe Christmas to everyone 🙂

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/12/21/bells/

50 Word Thursday # 101

It’s time again for that brilliant creative writing challenge, the 50 Word Thursday challenge.

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/2020/12/10/50-word-thursday-100-the-results/

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:

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

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 #100 – To Smell a Rat.

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And the words:
“Something was going on in the borough, something sinister, and he could smell it.”  The Brentford Triangle – Robert Rankin

It was clear, when they turned up on the banks of Lock Ness, that all was not what it seemed.

They’d been told that today they would finally get to see the mythical Lock Ness Monster.

Fraser the dog had been behaving restlessly all day but he suddenly decided to run off and in desperation I called out to him but Something was going on in the borough, something sinister, and he could smell it.

He growled and started pulling at a tarpaulin that was draped over a mysterious pile in the corner of the car park. Our tour guide looked overcome with embarrassment as the tarpaulin was pulled off to reveal an inflatable monster strapped to a raft made up of smelly old beer barrels. Clearly the ruse had not gone to plan and the local economy was not going to get the boost that it so sorely needed.

[150 Words]

This story was written for the 50 Word Thursday Challenge:

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2020/12/04/50-word-thursday-100/

I have also include the Word of the Day: Desperation

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/12/09/desperation/