50 Word Thursday # 95

Happy Halloween,

It’s time again for that brilliant creative writing challenge, the 50 Word Thursday challenge and I have chosen a Halloween themed picture and caption this week.

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 here are the words:

“If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

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 #94 – A frantic escape.

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Her plan was unravelling before her eyes. She thought no one would find her if she crawled to the back of the luggage compartment and hid behind the suitcases but Someone saw and called the guards.

She screamed causing a big fracas in order to escape. She ran the whole length of the train and could feel her heart pumping. Then, she had no where else to run, it was chilling but there was only one way.

She reached the door, threw it open, and, as the train picked up speed, she leapt out.

Next time she’d buy a ticket.

[100 words]

This story was written for the 50 Word Thursday challenge, click on the link to see the original post:

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2020/10/23/50-word-thursday-94/

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/10/28/chilling/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/10/28/rdp-wednesday-fracas/

50 Word Thursday #93 – 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/2020/10/15/50-word-thursday-93/

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:

“… 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,

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

https://ramyasmusings.wordpress.com/2020/10/16/241-the-reason-a-microtale/

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2020/10/20/50-word-thursday-93/

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/10/21/50-word-thursday-93-a-dream-come-true/

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 #93 – A Dream come true.

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

It was something he’d dreamed of all his life. It was his fantasy.

It wasn’t going to be easy, he’d have to catch a bus all the way into town and then, after that, he had to make his way all down the parade to the West Pier.

He worked hard on the farm, sleeping rough in the barn at night seemed to accentuate his desire to achieve his dream. Finally, he’d saved up enough and would elect to walk rather than take the bus.

On the pier, the Ferry waited. His ticket off this island and freedom at last.

[100 Words]

This story was written for the 50 Word Thursday Challenge:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/10/15/50-word-thursday-93/

I’ve also included the following word prompts:

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/10/21/rdp-wednesday-fantasy/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/10/21/elect/

50 Word Thursday – Yearning for Solidity.

This poem was written for the 50 Word Thursday Challenge, this week hosted by Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith. see her post here:

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/04/17/50-word-thursday-16/

Here is the picture:

gargoyle - Kids | Britannica Kids | Homework Help

and here are the words:

and ne’er was a creature so true and so loyal
Dav Pilkey, God Bless the Gargoyles

Yearning for Solidity

It sits atop its castle walls,
lingering smiles on granite lips.
Bare and prone to whatever falls,
from pigeon’s droppings to rain drop drips.

Baked by summer’s sunshine rays
it never complains or makes demands
Without compromise or need of praise
enjoying the view that it commands.

It’s solid truth; accepted fact
That patience is a virtuous act,
and ne’er was a creature so true and loyal
as the silent, stately granite gargoyle.

I wish I could return to my youth,
Before I made a mistake and wed,
That flawed creature, a male, forsooth,
And married a noble gargoyle instead.

[100 Words]

copyright: Kristian Fogarty 18/April/2019

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/04/17/lingering/

FOWC with Fandango — Prone

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/04/18/your-daily-word-prompt-sunshine-april-18-2019/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/04/18/rdp-thursday-compromise/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/10/20/gargoyle/

50 Word Thursday # 93

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/2020/10/15/50-word-thursday-92-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 #92 – Phantasm Emotions.

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And the words:
“The words couldn’t have been delivered with more force if they’d been accompanied by a swift kick to this gut.” ― Lorraine Heath, Surrender to the Devil

It was a lonely stretch of beach and he was surprised when she’d agreed to join him for a walk. She said that he’d managed to pique her curiosity. The car was parked up on the side of the road as if abandoned.

There had been a few people in the distance, dog walkers mostly, and in the interim, while he waited for these distant strangers to go, he chatted in a cordial fashion about the weather and other inconsequential matters, but finally they were totally alone.

He turned to her, the wind blowing those flaming red tresses that gave her the look of a wild beauty.

Then he knelt and took hold of her soft slender hand.

“Darling, Will you marry me?” he asked.

The look of amusement that he saw plainly on her flawless face took him by surprise. Clearly the feelings that he’d thought they shared were just a phantasm with no basis in reality.

“Are you serious?” she replied, throwing her head back and laughing like a wild demon.

The words couldn’t have been delivered with more force if they’d been accompanied by a swift kick to his gut.

How could he have been so mistaken?

[200 Words]

This story was written for the 50 Word Thursday Challenge, this week hosted by Deb Whittam. Click on the link to see the original post:

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2020/10/09/50-word-thursday-92/

I have also included the following Word Prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/10/13/phantasm/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/10/13/rdp-tuesday-interim/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/10/12/pique/

50 Word Thursday # 91 – 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/2020/09/17/50-word-thursday-89/

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:

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://ramyasmusings.wordpress.com/2020/10/01/183-you-can-never-pull-me-down-a-flash-fiction/

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2020/10/01/tea-for-two-flash-250/

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2020/10/08/50-word-thursday-91/

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 # 91

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

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2020/09/25/50-word-thursday-90/

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2020/10/01/50-word-thursday-90-the-results/

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

– Paulo Coelho – The Valkyries.

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 # 90 – Hell Hath No Fury

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As he stood there staring off into the distance he could just make out a lonely figure looking no bigger than an ant. He knew it was her. Clearly, she just didn’t know who she was dealing with. He was known for the fury of his temper, his ability to sustain any amount of injury and there she stood waiting for him, calmly.

He closed the gap and delivered his final eulogy. ““You worry me, Catherine. You seem to think you’re quite invincible.”

He lifted the iron bar, then she lifted up the gun and he knew she had won.

[100 Words]

This was written for the 50 Word Thursday challenge, click on the link below to see the original post:

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2020/09/25/50-word-thursday-90/

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/09/30/sustain/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/09/30/rdp-wednesday-fury/