50 Word Thursday #29 – 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/2019/07/17/50-word-thursday-challenge-29/

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 here are the words:

“Ellen tended to be insecure and worried. And it seemed as if in recent years she had mostly worried about losing her looks.” – Michael Crichton – Jurassic Park.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this week’s challenge, we had an extravaganza of entries this week, and here they all are:

50 Word Thursday — Friends for Life, or Trouble at the Rubbles (Jim Adams’ title)

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/a-proper-homemaker/

https://brazycitch1981.wordpress.com/2019/07/18/eupd-in-130000-bc/

https://thedarknetizen.wordpress.com/2019/07/19/microfiction-cave-men/

https://writeville.wordpress.com/2019/07/19/acts-of-hope/

50 Words Thursday # 29 -A distraction needed

50 Word Thursday — The Cavewoman

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2019/07/22/50-word-thursday-29/

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/07/23/50-word-thursday-when-time-dies/

So that’s it for another week, over to Teresa, the Haunted Wordsmith, to host this week’s challenge which will be posted tomorrow.

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/07/24/rdp-wednesday-extravaganza/

 

50 Word Thursday Challenge #29

Good morning and welcome,  it’s time once again for the 50 word Thursday Challenge.

I know you have been looking forward to this all week. I hope you enjoy this challenge.

I am hosting the challenge again this week, Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith hosted it last week. If you’d like to read some of the excellent short stories from last week’s challenge please click on the link below:

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/recap-50-word-thursday-28/

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:

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and here are the words:

“Ellen tended to be insecure and worried. And it seemed as if in recent years she had mostly worried about losing her looks.” – Michael Crichton – Jurassic Park.

 

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 #21

Good morning and welcome to this week’s 50 Word Thursday challenge. I take turns hosting this challenge with Teresa, the Haunted Wordsmith. Click the link below to see the results of last weeks challenges and read some of the entries.

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/05/22/recap-50-word-thursday-20/

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 this weeks picture:

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And the Words: “Her lips were red and perfectly shaped, her cheeks blushed prettily when she spoke.” – Neil Gaiman, Stardust.

I hope you enjoy this week’s challenge, please include a link to your posts in the comments section as Pingbacks no longer seem to work, at least not for everyone.

Happy Thursday Everyone.

50 Word Thursday #19

Good morning and welcome to this week’s 50 Word Thursday challenge. I take turns hosting this challenge with Teresa, the Haunted Wordsmith. Click the link below to see the results of last weeks challenges and read some of the entries.

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/05/08/recap-50-word-thursday-18/comment-page-1/#comment-17904

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 this weeks picture:

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And here are the words:

`What do you call yourself?’ the Fawn said at last. Such a soft sweet voice it had! – Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

I hope you enjoy this week’s challenge, please include a link to your posts in the comments section as Pingbacks no longer seem to work, at least not for everyone.

Happy Thursday Everyone. 🙂

 

50 Word Thursday #13 – A Weekly Challenge

Welcome to the 50 Word Thursday weekly Challenge.

 

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.

 

I am co-hosting this competition, taking it in turns with Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith. Last week was her turn, click the link below to see her challenge, and check out the links to the entries.

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/03/27/recap-50-word-thursday-12/

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/03/21/50-word-thursday-2019-12-sorry-im-late/

So here is the picture for this week:

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And here are the words:

“How could anyone be tired of London?” – Bizarre London by David Long

 

I hope you enjoy this weeks Challenge.

On Wednesday I will post the results (unlike last time, which I forgot and posted them on Thursday instead!)

Have fun 😉

50 Word Thursday – The Results!

So, Fire the Cannon! The contest is over for another week.

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.

 

The Challenge was to write a story or poem in 50 word multiples up to a maximum of 250 words in response to a photo prompts and a sentence.

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And here are the words:

“They travelled in comfortable companionship, talking about their daily lives.” – Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith

Here is my post from last Thursday:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/02/28/50-word-thursdays-9/

We had a really good selection of entries this week.

 

50 Word Thursday – Left to Right

https://www.michele-jones.com/road-trip/

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/02/28/family-trip/

https://wideeyedwanderingspoonie.wordpress.com/2019/02/28/final-judgment/

50 Word Thursdays 9 –Friends for Life

How Do Women Do It?

From The Diary of a Country Bumpkin:

Four friends went on a trip, they travelled in comfortable companionship, talking about their daily lives. Good friends can lose touch for years but it doesn’t matter. One of them said, “I killed my wife, I’ve been in prison. “Oh,” said the others and continued to look at the view.

http://lordjoewells.wordpress.com/

https://crushedcaramel.wordpress.com/2019/03/01/this-year-is-going-to-be-much-better/

50 Words Thursday # 9

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/03/03/50-word-thursdays-hidden-narcissism/

https://dontforgetthehalf.wordpress.com/2019/03/06/celebration-of-life/

And not forgetting this one by Fandango!

https://fivedotoh.com/2019/03/01/50-word-thursday-best-of-friends/

 

 

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

Thank you to everyone that took part.

I feel it has been a fantastic achievement.

 

Now I am passing the baton on to that guru of writing challenges, Teresa, the Haunted Wordsmith and I’m off to relax with a nice cup of tea and a shortbread biscuit.

 

🙂

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/03/05/three-things-challenge-pl20/

Today’s prompt: shortbread, cannon, guru

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/03/06/your-daily-word-prompt-achievement-march-6-2019/

 

 

50 word Thursdays – # 9

50 Word Thursdays

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 her challenge, and check out the links to the entries.

 

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/02/20/50-word-thursday-8/

 

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/02/28/recap-50-word-thursday-8/

 

So here is the picture for this week:

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And here are the words:

“They travelled in comfortable companionship, talking about their daily lives.” – Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith

 

I hope this week’s challenge provides you with infinite possibilities. 🙂

Have fun

🙂

 

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/02/28/your-daily-word-prompt-infinite-february-28-2019/

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.

🙂

50 Word Thursdays – Unexpected Hedgehogs – A Tale in 250 Words.

  • “Maybe I needed to learn to stay more alert when traveling in a foreign country” – Lisa Bullard, Turn Left at the Cow.

This story was written for the 50 word Thursday challenge, this week hosted by Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith:

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/01/23/50-word-thursdays-4/

I have also included Teresa’s Three Things Challenge, the Prompt words today are: Philosophy, 1999 and Hedgehog.

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/01/24/three-things-challenge-2019-24/

Unexpected Hedgehogs

As I sit here at my desk, my maps and pens and diary in front of me, I think back to the way things were.

Life was simpler then. I look back on 1999 as a halcyon time. I was at University and had dreams of becoming a Doctor of Philosophy. I had no inkling of where my life would end up. At the time, I didn’t feel things were so great. I was living a lonely existence, studying hard with no time and little money to spend on ‘fun’. I now realise that it was a golden time.

That was back before the world seemed to turn in on itself. When dictators took over and freedom was sold off cheap.

I never got that Doctorate. I was forced to this life of travelling strange lands instead. It was practically vagabondage.

I was stuck in this place while the local garage mended my tyres. They’d become so full of holes. I hadn’t expected there to be so many hedgehogs all over the road. Some leakage of chemicals into the waterways had caused their population to explode, and I was unused to the experience of driving on foreign roads and having to dodge the spiky creatures along the way. After running several over, it was clear that they had exacted their revenge by perforating my tyres.

Maybe I needed to learn to stay more alert when travelling in a foreign country. Hedgehogs were not the only creatures taking over in Europe.

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 24/January/2019

50 Word Thursdays – #3

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 on the Thursday morning. You can either put your piece in the comments on this post or do a post of your own.

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/2019/01/16/recap-50-word-thursday-2019-2/comment-page-1/#comment-9894

So here is the Picture for this week:

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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.

So, Have fun and pass on the challenge to anyone you think might like to take part.

I will post all the entries on Wednesday.