A Limerick – Lying Camera’s

This Limerick was written for Sadje’s What do you See Challenge.
Click on the link below:

What do you see # 36 – 29 June 2020

 

The camera, they say never lies

But so often it seems to disguise

the model’s face and its flaws

a bold nose or weak jaws

so the truth never reaches the eyes.

 

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/07/04/rdp-saturday-eyes/

50 Word Thursday #79

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/2020/07/02/50-word-thursday-78-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: “My orders are clear. Eleven o’clock was the deadline.” – The Moon is Down – 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. 🙂

 

Limerick – Chocolate Cravings

Esther Chilton has posted a challenge to write a Limerick with the word Screech in it.
Click on the link to see her post:

https://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/2020/06/29/laughing-along-with-a-limerick-15/comment-page-1/#comment-23899

 

So here is my attempt:

 

A lesson in weight-loss I thought I’d teach,

but then I heard an almighty screech,

I ran into the kitchen

and saw her cravings were itching,

I’d put the chocolate up way out of reach. 

 

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Photo by Alexander Krivitskiy on Pexels.com

Have a nice day. 🙂

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 29th June 2020

 

Awesome Blogger Award Nomination

 

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Tag the post with #awesomebloggeraward.
  3. Answer the questions you were asked.
  4. Nominate at least 5 bloggers and inform them of their nomination.
  5. Give them 10 new questions to answer.

I would like to thank Rory, A Guy Called Bloke who nominated me for this award, or Gifted as he likes to call it.

He is a brilliantly diverse and inspiring blogger and I recommend you take a look at his blog straight away. Click on the link below to see his post:

Awesome Blogger Award

 

So Rory asked 5 questions:

 

 Rory’s Five questions
1) What is your wierdest daily habit or ritual?
2) Which ancient or futuristic civilisation would you prefer to be living in NOW and why?
3) Back in the days when you were in your teens which band was your complete ‘go to band’ for entertainment and the one that your life resonated with the most?
4) Of all your personality traits and attributes which three are the most beneficial to you as a blogger?
5) Can you see anything else other than people?

 

My answers:

  1. I’ve thought long and hard about what my weirdest habit is…Pushing the snooze button three times before getting up maybe, is that weird? Or Singing in the shower? Saying good morning and good night to my pet chickens, is that weird?
  2. If I could create my own futuristic civilisation, a utopia of which I am supreme leader, then I’d prefer that. I wouldn’t mind living in Elizabethan England and watching a Shakespeare play, but as long as I could be fairly well off. It would be interesting being a Patrician in ancient Rome, maybe hearing a speech by Cicero…I think one thing is clear, if I can be wealthy or powerful then I’d like it, if not, then I’d rather stay here. I may not be wealthy I’m grateful that I’ve got what I have.
  3. I never had a go to band. I liked Classical music or the music of Glenn Miller and the big bands. I did like bands like Queen and Blondie but not to the point where I wanted to emulate them.
  4. I would say, Imagination, Enthusiasm and a sense of humour are my three most beneficial traits. I don’t know if that comes across in my writing…
  5. I can see animals and nature. I’ve never seen anything supernatural, but I feel things sometimes.

 

My Questions:

  1. What would you like to see on tomorrow mornings newspaper headlines?
  2. What advice would you like to give to your ten-year-old self?
  3. What song always makes you smile?
  4. What television programme would you love to see back on the airwaves?
  5. Have you ever played a practical joke on someone?

My Nominations

So, there are lots of people out there I would like to nominate, but I have always had an anxiety attack about whether people are too busy, or sick of doing these things or have already stated that they don’t do awards and I have foolishly missed it, so in order to bypass that whole stressful scenario, I am going to nominate anyone of you who reads this and wants to have a go.

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

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/2020/06/04/50-word-thursday-74-the-results/#like-13116

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

 

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

Have fun. 🙂

Kreative Kue – Not a time for Kisses!

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This poem was written for Keith Channing’s Kreative Kue challenge:

https://keithchanning.wordpress.com/2020/05/25/kreative-kue-264/

 

All I want to do is play with my duck

but it seems as though I’m just out of luck

I’ve been picked up and squeezed by hands so strong

I don’t like it, I think it’s so rude and so wrong!

I’d tell them to stop it, but I’m tiny and young

and I can’t seem to get the right words off my tongue.

And now they are pushing me into a face

Can I not have some dignity in this place?

I know you’re my mother and she is my sister,

but can’t you understand, I don’t want to kiss her?

It’s definitely a nightmare rather than a dream

so all I can do is to start crying and scream.

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 30th May 2020

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/05/29/duck/

 

 

 

 

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. 🙂

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. 🙂