50 Word Thursday # 89

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/2020/09/11/50-word-thursday-88/

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2020/09/17/50-word-thursday-88-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:

And 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. I will gather together all the entries and publish a results post on Wednesday.

Have fun. 

42 Words #32 – A steampunk short story

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Deb Whittam has posted a challenge, to write a 42-word story in the style of Steampunk.

Click on the link to see her post:

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2020/08/16/42-words-32/

 

Here is my attempt:

The crazy-haired inventor stared at his reflection in the looking-glass. His steam-powered hair rejuvenator made popping sounds as he lifted it to his head and tamed his wild white hair, His eyes protected from the diabolical heat by his green glass goggles.

 

 

50 Word Thursday #81

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/2020/07/16/50-word-thursday-80-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:

 

 

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And the Words: “Only the topmost ridges were in the sun now. The shadow in the valley was blue and Soft” – Of Mice and Men – 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. 🙂

 

 

50 Word Thursday #77

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/2020/06/18/50-word-thursday-76-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:

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And the Words:

“It is a puzzle. How can life go on its stupid course on such a day?” – Tortilla Flat, 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. 🙂

50 Word Thursday #75 – 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/2020/06/04/50-word-thursday-75/

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 the Words: “Nobody can be held responsible for the pranks of destiny.”
― Joan Lindsay, Picnic at Hanging Rock

So here are all the entries to this weeks challenge,

Click on the link to read the short stories:

 

50 Words Thursday- 75- Picnic or Panic?

 

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2020/06/08/50-word-thursday-75/

 

50 Word Thursday

 

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/06/09/50-word-thursday-strange-allegiances/

 

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 tomorrow’s 50 Word Thursday Challenge!

Deb, over to you 🙂

50 Word Thursday #73

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/2020/05/21/50-word-thursday-72-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:

 

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And the Words: ‘So which one am I supposed to be?’ I said. ‘The shooter, the maniac or the idiot who hid the body?’ – The Killing Floor by Lee Child. 

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

Have fun. 🙂

Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award Nomination

 

I am absolutely thrilled to have been nominated for this award by Sadje of the blog Keep it Alive, check out their post here:

Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award

Thank you, Sadje, much appreciated. 🙂

The Rules;

• Thank the person who has nominated you and provide a link back to his/her blog.

• Answer their questions.

• Nominate up to 9 other bloggers and ask them 5 new questions.

• Notify the nominees through their blog by visiting and commenting on their blog.

• List the rules and display the “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” logo.

• Provide the link to the Award creator, as Rising Star from https://idealinspiration.blog (It’s all about Inspiration).

Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award is a non-official Award to the bloggers as a reward of wonderful work on their blogs. It’s just as important because it really reflects the good impact we can have on other people’s lives. Awards are important for the inspiration, towards the success of our fellow bloggers and especially newbie’s to become future “Stars“.

 

Sadje’s Questions;

  1. How much time do you allocate to your blog, daily?

I used to blog much more frequently than I do now. I try to blog for an hour or so in the evenings but now I feel so tired all the time, I’m lucky if I blog something every few days now.

2. Do you feel positive about the future of written blogs?

I think blogging is here to stay. There are some amazing blogs out there on the blogosphere, some truly inspirational people.

3. What is more important to you regarding your blog;

Views

Followers

Comments?

I like to get views and likes and comments, but I blog because I need to write something now and then. I have found that there is a wonderful and encouraging blogging community that even when I don’t feel much like blogging, they keep me coming back.

4. What types of blogs you are more likely to read?

Creative writing blogs, mainly, but I also enjoy blogs that make you think.

5. How do you think a blogger can inspire others in the blogosphere?

Inspiration can come from anywhere; if a blogger writes then that will inspire others. It is also good to read, like and encourage others.

 

My Questions

  1. Do you find you are more creative at certain times of the day?
  2. What particularly inspires you?
  3. What do you find challenges you the most?
  4. What has surprised you the most about blogging?
  5. If you were to give a new blogger some advice, what would it be?

 

My Nomination:

  1. A Guy Called Bloke:

Can I Ask You A Question?

2. Angie, of KingBensGrandma

https://kingbensgrandma.wordpress.com/2020/05/11/my-lifes-soundtrack/

3) Mel of Caramel – learner at love

https://crushedcaramel.wordpress.com/2020/05/08/may-your-dreams-come-true/

4) Cyranny of Cyranny’s Cove

After Eight Moments…

5) Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess

https://beckiesmentalmess.blog/2020/05/09/in-a-nutshell-weekly-check-in-05-04-2020-05-09-2020/

 

That’s probably enough to be getting on with.

Happy Blogging 🙂

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/05/14/challenge/

50 Word Thursday #71 – 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/2020/05/07/50-word-thursday-71/

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 the Words: “Oh dear, a marriage specialist,” says Nancy. – In Sight of the Lake by Alice Munro.

So here are all the entries to this weeks challenge, click on the link to read the short stories:

 

Holiday Surprise (50-Word-Thursday)

 

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2020/05/11/50-word-thursday-71/

 

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/05/09/50-word-thursday-71-empty-tradition/

 

I hope you enjoyed the stories this week. I think we’ve had an excellent crop and they have surely met the challenge, if not exceeded it. 🙂

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/05/14/challenge/

 

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 tomorrow’s 50 Word Thursday Challenge!

Deb, over to you 🙂

50 Word Thursday #71

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/2020/05/07/50-word-thursday-68-the-results-2/

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:

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And the Words: “Oh dear, a marriage specialist,” says Nancy. – In Sight of the Lake by Alice Munro.

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 #69 – 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/2020/04/23/50-word-thursday-69/

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 the Words: “OK,” I said. “Let’s go meet your chief.” It was the first time I’d spoken since ordering breakfast. – Killing Floor by Lee Child.

So here are all the entries to this weeks challenge, click on the link to read the short stories:

50 Words Thursday # 69 – Keep it alive

 

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2020/04/27/50-word-thursday-69/

 

And once again, I have failed to write something for my own challenge…

 

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 tomorrow’s 50 Word Thursday Challenge!

Deb, over to you 🙂