50 Word Thursday – A goal achieved.

This story was written for the 50 Word Thursday Challenge, this week hosted by Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith, click the link below to see the post:



“Elmer Gantry was drunk.”—SINCLAIR LEWIS, ELMER GANTRY (1927)


He’d tried hard to find a suitable job but no one was hiring. He’d had more knockbacks in the past two weeks than he’d ever had before. Work was very hard to find.

He’d tried learning a different trade, begin his life anew, but there was just as little work for a Steeplejack as there was for a lumberjack. Now his rent was getting dangerously into arrears. He’d already managed to avoid his landlord by turning all the lights out and hiding behind the sofa until the man had stopped banging on the door and gone back to his own house in a more salubrious part of town.

Despite money being as scarce as hen’s teeth, he’d managed to keep some cash rolled up in his shoe. He hadn’t eaten much all week, just stale bread soaked in tinned soup, but he’d happily go without food as long as he had money to get good and drunk at the end of the week.

He walked into his favourite bar and ordered a pint from the barmaid, nicknamed Luscious Lola.

In next to no time he achieved his goal. Elmer Gantry was drunk.

[200 words]


I have also included the following word prompts:



FOWC with Fandango — Arrears



50 Word Thursday #17 – The Results (A Day Late).

Good Morning everyone.

The 50 Word Thursday challenge is over for another week and here are the results.

I must admit I was very busy yesterday and so forgot to post this, I usually post the results on Wednesday, this week I am in arrears. 😉

I take turns hosting this challenge with Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith.

Last Thursday is just a distant lingering memory, so here is a reminder of my post from last Thursday:


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.

So here’s the picture for LAST week:


And the words:
“It was difficult, on the whole, to know how reliable they might be” – Postern of Fate by Agatha Christie.

And Here are all the excellent entries for last week.

50 Word Thursday — Yoga Rocks!



50 Words Thursday #17





We have had lots of problems with Pingbacks this week, so If I haven’t included your contribution please send me a link and I will update my post.

Please take this opportunity to have a read of these great tales.

It’s over to Teresa now to begin this week’s challenge anew. 🙂



FOWC with Fandango — Arrears