50 Word Thursdays #7 – The Results!

In collaboration with Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith, I am continuing the 50 word Thursday Challenge that was hosted by Deb Whittam of the blog Twenty Four. Deb has decided to call it a day with the challenge and move on to other things.

Teresa and I both thought it such a shame and have agreed to try keeping it going, taking it in turns to play host.

Here is my post from last Thursday:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/02/14/50-word-thursdays-7/

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Quite a few avid adventurists decided to take part this week. See below to view a great clutch of stories that have sprouted from the minds of an intrepid bunch of bloggers.

 

https://www.michele-jones.com/rakker/

50 words Thursdays #7

Mother Nature’s Juggling Act

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/02/14/lilys-tale/

50WordThurs #7

https://wideeyedwanderingspoonie.wordpress.com/2019/02/14/the-statue/

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/02/18/50-word-thursdays-the-catch-of-the-day/

 

I recommend you have a read and check out these great tales.

Thank you to everyone that took part.

If you are reading this and want to take part, watch out for the post from The Haunted Wordsmith tomorrow.

Teresa, it’s over to you. 🙂

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/02/20/clutch/

FOWC with Fandango — Intrepid

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/02/20/rdp-wednesday-sprout/

 

50 Word Thursdays #7

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 the wonderful selection of stories:

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/recap-50-word-thursday-6/

So here is the picture for this week:

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And here are the words: From the moment we saw him most of us lived in dread of him. – Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo.

I hope you enjoy this weeks Challenge.

Have fun.

🙂

An Elfchen Challenge – A new creation.

My pal, Mel of the blog Crushed Caramel, has tagged me in a new challenge. See her post below:

https://crushedcaramel.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/i-have-never-even-heard-of-an-elfchen/comment-page-1/?unapproved=6112&moderation-hash=31a298e9375e8babb6339ef4a020dffc#comment-6112

Like Mel, I had not heard of an Elfchen. I flippantly thought it was what you got when you crossed an Elf with a Munchkin, possibly with a bit of Oompaloompah thrown in for good measure.

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Photo by Public Domain Pictures on Pexels.com

Well, if you’d like an excellent explanation of what an elfchen actually is, click on Mel’s post, she explains it beautifully and wrote a lovely one to demonstrate.

Here is my attempt:

 

Innovate,

Create something

Worthy of adulation.

A tribute to God’s

Creation.

 

I think that meets the requirements, and I am also quite chuffed that I have managed to include three of today’s daily prompts. I couldn’t hope for better. (Oh there goes a fourth 😉 )

I have just realised that this is also the challenge for the Go Dog Go Cafe Tuesday’s Writing Challenge! Click the link below if you’d like to take part:

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge February 12, 2019

 

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/rdp-wednesday-innovative/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/your-daily-word-prompt-adulation-february-13-2019/

FOWC with Fandango — Tribute

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/hope/

50 Word Thursday #5 – The Results!

In collaboration with Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith, I am continuing the 50 word Thursday Challenge that was hosted by Deb Whittam of the blog Twenty Four. Deb has decided to call it a day with the challenge and move on to other things.

Teresa and I both thought it such a shame and have agreed to try keeping it going, taking it in turns to play host.

Here is my post from last Thursday:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/01/31/50-word-thursday-5/

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Quite a number of people took part and submitted their stories, click on the links below and have a read!

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/a-childs-imagination/

50 Word Thursday — Spring Break

https://www.michele-jones.com/50-word-thursday-5/

50 Word Thursday —Blasphemous

Something Dreadful Must Have Happened.

https://wideeyedwanderingspoonie.wordpress.com/2019/02/01/fifty-word-thursday-5-gone-to-ground/

50 words Thursdays #5

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/02/06/50-word-thursday-an-innocent-street/

Thank you to everyone that took part. I even remembered to have a go myself this time.

If you are reading this and want to take part, watch out for the post from The Haunted Wordsmith tomorrow.

Teresa, it’s over to you. 🙂

50 Word Thursday #5

The rules
1 Completed piece must be in multiples of 50 words – 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 50 word Thursday, 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 no co hosting this competition, taking it in turns with Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith. Last week was her turn, click the link below to see the wonderful selection of stories:

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/recap-50-word-thursday-2019-4/

So here is the Picture for this week:

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And here is the phrase: Through April, May and into June there was no word of John, Ross, Giles and the others. 

– Taken from Outback Heroes by Evan McHugh

I hope you enjoy this weeks Challenge.

 

Share Your World 28th January 2019

Melanie B Cee of Sparks from a Combustible Mind has posted this:

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/01/28/share-your-world-1-28-19/

So I have decided to answer the questions. I don’t do these all of the time, because I like my blog to be more about what I am writing and less about me, but from time to time my ego pokes through. 😉

QUESTIONS:

  1. Are you thin or thick skinned?   Are you easily offended or tend to let it just roll off your back like a duck does with water?
  2. How important are morals in a healthy society? What are the most important morals for citizens to have?  (Credit to Rory for this question)
  3. What will your epitaph be?
  4. (I don’t admire either/or questions much, which is why you won’t see ‘em often.  Today is an exception)  French toast, pancakes or waffles?
  5. What were you grateful for this past week?

My Answers:

  1. I am very thin skinned but also resilient. I also don’t take offence to what a lot of people find offensive nowadays. I am not offended by opinions that do not coincide with mine. I am very happy to have a respectful and amiable discussion with people who hold totally opposing views. I think that is becoming increasingly, and scarily rare. Come on guys, just shake hands and agree to differ. Conversely, I am extremely offended by rudeness, which I see everywhere. The people who think its fine to sit on the train with their dirty shoes on the seat in front of them. The people who sit on the end and take up loads of seats because they don’t want anyone to sit next to them. You can see I get very angry and stressed by catching the train.
  2. Morals are extremely important. It is not wealth that creates a civilisation, it is having a set of rules that people abide by. Manners and morals are very important. The most important rule of all is that you must show respect to everyone UNTIL they themselves proven they do not deserve it by their own behaviour and actions.
  3. Who cares? I’ll be dead, write what you like.
  4. None of them. I have never seen what all the fuss is about with Waffles. They are just pancakes cooked in a mould. I prefer Yorkshire Puddings.
  5. I was grateful I got through the week. Grateful for all the people who read my blog, comment and like. They keep me going. So if you’re reading this, Thank You.

 

 

 

Getting to Know You – Some questions from Laura.

Laura Venturini from the Blog Lauravent69 has tagged me in this post:

The “Getting to Know You” Challenge

Here are the rules:

The “Getting to know you” challenge. Just copy and paste the rules and the questions listed below and tag at least two people to take the challenge. Use the “Getting to Know You” pic and pingback to this post. Easy!

The Questions:

  1. Name a moment in your life when you felt you were most courageous.
  2. If you had to choose only one breakfast cereal for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
  3. When have you felt the most scared?
  4. If you could sing like any musical artist, who would you choose?
  5. Do you collect anything?
  6. If you could live inside a tv show or movie, what would it be?
  7. Have you ever had a reoccurring dream? If so, what was it?
  8. What’s your Zodiac sign?

 

My Answers:

  1. I can’t think of a thing. Life is one long challenge where I have to overcome fear so you could say, getting out of bed was my last big moment of courageousness.
  2. Porridge oats, made with milk and water with just a little bit of honey. It is the healthiest breakfast you can have.
  3. Similar to my answer for question number one, I would have to say, I live in constant fear. My last biggie was flying back from Budapest. It isn’t a long flight from there to the UK, but I spent the whole flight on the edge of screaming terror, for no rational reason, it wasn’t a bad flight. I haven’t flown since.
  4. I love singing and often try to sing like a number of artists (whose voices I could only dream to match) I sing a lot of songs by female artists who have quite deep voices, like Patsy Cline, Karen Carpenter and Alison Moyet. I also sing Nat King Cole songs, Elvis songs and songs by Matt Monro. I would like to sing like all of them but would settle to sing like any of them.
  5. I collect Memories, but unfortunately, I often can’t find where I’ve put them.
  6. I have friends who seem to be living in a soap opera (like Eastenders) because their life is full of drama, I would hate that. I’d rather live in a comedy. There is an old British SitCom called the Good Life, where a suburban couple decides to become self-sufficient and get chickens and goats and grow all their own fruit and veg. That’s the one I’d choose.
  7. I have lots of recurring dreams, one of my favourites is where I have tea with Queen Elizabeth II. We are good friends in the dream and often talk freely about life. I am always disappointed to wake up and remember that we actually don’t know each other at all.
  8. I’m a fiery Sagittarius. According to my Chinese Astrology, I am also a Fire Snake.

So there you go.

I am going to tag two Caramels:

Dr Tanya at Salted Caramel

https://saltedcaramel.blog/2019/01/27/sharing-a-spike-in-my-stats/

and Mel of Crushed Caramel.

https://crushedcaramel.wordpress.com/2019/01/28/my-first-job-back-in-london/

Happy Monday Everyone. 🙂

 

 

 

 

50 Word Thursday #3 – The Results

In collaboration with Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith, I am continuing the 50 word Thursday Challenge that was hosted by Deb Whittam of the blog Twenty Four. Deb has decided to call it a day with the challenge and move on to other things.

Teresa and I both thought it such a shame and have agreed to try keeping it going, taking it in turns to play host.

Here is my post from last Thursday:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/01/17/50-word-thursdays-3/

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And here is the phrase to include: ‘Although it was a simple thing to be doing, something strange was happening.’

– Paulo Coelho – The Valkyries.

 

I have to say, there has been a really good turnout this week with some excellent entries.

Fandango was quick of the mark with this entry:

50 Word Thursday — Hauling Boxes

From Michele Jones:

https://www.michele-jones.com/50-word-thursdays-3/

From Walk a Myelin my Shoes:

50 word Thursday: Relapse

From Sadje of Keep it Alive:

50 words Thursdays # 3

Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/01/17/keep-moving/

From Tao Talk:

50 word Thursday #3 Plea for Help

From JP The Wide-eyed Wanderer:

https://wideeyedwanderingspoonie.wordpress.com/2019/01/17/the-trap/

From The Story Files:

https://thestoryfiles.wordpress.com/2019/01/17/light-signal-50words/

From John Freda of the Magic Shop:

https://johnfreda.wordpress.com/2019/01/18/quiet-outside50wordthursday-horror-themagicshop/

From NeelWrites:

https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2019/01/18/neelwrites-shortstory-flash-18-01-2019/

 

Thank you all for entering and I hope you enjoyed taking part. Please take a few moments to click on some of the other entries and have a read, spread a few likes around.

I also realised, while collating these responses, that I forgot to write an entry myself! Oh well.

Keep a look out for the next 50 Word Thursday, hosted this week by Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith.

Over to you, Teresa. All the best. 🙂

Tell the Story 3 – I can dream, can’t I?

I was tagged to take part in this Tell the Story challenge by the lovely Isaiah46ministries of the blog Help from Heaven, see the post below:

The Warmth and Compassion of Angels

here is the picture provided:

Laying there in the soft sand, the sun beating down on his bare skin, he couldn’t help feel the power of the sun. He had liberally smeared his upper torso with suncream, to the point where he now looked like a ghost. He enjoyed the feel of the suns warmth but he was adamant he wasn’t going to end up with sunburn. Not this time.

This was a far cry from the dark, dingy rainy streets of London, where he had lived most of his life. He worked hard and this was now his reward. It had been a bit of a chore to find the right Island to buy, but he’d found one eventually and now he was content to live out the rest of his life in the sun.

Just then, he woke up. Someone was standing over him, blocking the sun. An affable voice said, “Are you OK?”

“Erm, yes I’m OK, I just fell asleep.” It was a sunny day on Brighton beach but the wind still made it too cold to lay out in without something to block the wind.

The fellow still stood there hovering over him.

“Look, I’m sorry but you’ll have to move, this is my spot, you see. I’m the Punch and Judy man and this is where I set up my show.”

“Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t know.” He got up and walked carefully over the cobbled beach back to his bed and breakfast. As he crossed the road, he couldn’t help think about the lovely feeling he’d had, laying on his own private island somewhere in the Caribbean. “Well, I can dream, can’t I?” he thought to himself.

The End.

I am not going to pass on this challenge this time, because this is the third one I’ve done in the past couple of days and I don’t want to be a nuisance.

However, if you’re reading this and you’d like to take part in a picture challenge, then you may want to click on this link to another picture challenge that I am hosting, in collaboration with Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith.

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/01/17/50-word-thursdays-3/

Have a nice Weekend everyone 🙂

 

FOWC with Fandango — Affable

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/01/18/rdp-friday-chore/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/01/18/your-daily-word-prompt-adamant-january-18-2019/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/01/18/power/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tell the Story 2 – Track Buddies.

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photo credit Pixabay

JP the Wide-Eyed Wanderer has nominated me to take part in this Picture Challenge. See the post below:

https://wideeyedwanderingspoonie.wordpress.com/2019/01/16/home-again-a-tell-the-story-challenge/comment-page-1/#comment-1360

 

Life was not always easy. Sometimes it was damn hard. In fact, every damn day.

She used to go and sit down on the train tracks. Just sit there and watch the rails disappear off into the distance. It made here think, about life, about where she wanted to go.

That’s where she met Boss. Boss was a street dog who used to limp up to her. At first, he used to growl and then whimper, wanting to come up and say hello, but also strangely scared. Then she noticed that his paw was swollen. He had a piece of something, a shard of metal, stuck in his toes. After she’d managed to get it out, they became firm friends. He’d come and sit next to her on the train tracks. He’d gaze off into the distance too. Just like her. They were two of a kind.

It was Boss who managed to hear the train in time and dragged her off the tracks.

After that, they became inseparable.

 

So now it’s my turn to pass the challenge on.

Here is the picture:

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So My Three Nominees are:

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/01/16/a-story/

https://rachealnovel.wordpress.com/2019/01/12/broken/

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/01/16/confession-shameful-but-not-short/

 

Have fun. 🙂

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