50 Word Thursday #15 – The Results!

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.

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:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/50-word-thursday-15/

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:

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And the words:
“Ah! The Wonder House! Can any enter?” – Kim by Rudyard Kipling

And Here are all the excellent entries for last week.

https://thedarknetizen.wordpress.com/2019/04/11/microfiction-shrine/

WONDER HOUSE

50 Words Thursday #15

50 Word Thursday

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/04/13/karma-can-bite/

https://saltedcaramel670.wordpress.com/2019/04/13/the-curio-shop-50-word-thursday-15/

https://trulymilly.wordpress.com/2019/04/13/his-collection/

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/04/15/50-word-thursday-a-wonderful-world/

https://wideeyedwanderingspoonie.wordpress.com/2019/04/15/long-ago-along-the-silk-road/

https://apausefornature.wordpress.com/2019/04/16/remains/

 

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

It’s over to Teresa now to post this week’s new challenge.

 

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

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/04/17/rdp-wednesday-busy/

 

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321 Quote Me Challenge – ATTITUDE

I have been tagged by Li of Tao Talk to take part in this Quote Challenge. Click below to read her post. 🙂

321 Quote Me ~ Attitude

Thanks for tagging me, Li. 🙂

Rules: 3.2.1 Quote Me!
Thank the Selector
Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.
Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’

 

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See the source image

Here’s a couple from me:

“Gratitude for the things you have puts you on the path to a positive attitude. “

“You can’t be positive every day, don’t beat yourself up about it, some days are just rubbish, but don’t wake up the next day expecting more of the same.”

 

Who shall I nominate?

Well Nova already posted about attitude and said that no one nominated her, well, I have now, Nova 🙂

3-2-1 Quote Me: Attitude

Anyone else fancy having a go at this? Be my guest.

🙂

 

 

 

50 Word Thursday #15

Good morning and welcome to this weeks 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/2019/04/10/recap-50-word-thursday-14/

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:

“Ah! The Wonder House! Can any enter?” – Kim by Rudyard Kipling

 

I hope you enjoy this week’s challenge.

 

Have fun

 

🙂

Mystery Blogger Award Nomination

Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess has nominated me for this award. Thank you very much, Beckie, you are a star. Please check out her post and blog here:

The Mystery Blogger Award – 04/08/2019

 

What is the Mystery Blogger Award?

“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.
https://www.okotoenigmasblog.com/my-greatest-creation-yet/

 

The Rules of the Mystery Blogger Award

1. Put the award logo/image on your blog 

2. List the rules 

3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog (thank you Beckie 🙂 ) 

4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well 

5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself 

6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people  (Cheating on This One)  

7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog 

8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question 

9. Share a link to your best post(s)

 

3 things about me.

  • I am obsessed with history.
  • My favourite tree is the Oak tree.
  • I make a very nice rhubarb crumble.

 

Questions from Beckie:

  1. What is your favourite Olympic Event?
  2. What colour makes you happy, and what colour makes you mad… And, why?
  3. What is your favourite meal of the day, and what would it be?
  4. Non-fiction or Fictional movies, what do you prefer and why?
  5. If a squirrel falls out of a tree in the forest, does anybody hear it?  (Hah!  I’m running out of ideas for questions here, folks!) LOL! 🤣

 

My Answers:

  1. I detest sport but have been known to watch a bit of Ice Skating or Athletics.
  2. I love bright yellows, they make me happy. I think a dingy grey/brown would make me feel low, not necessarily mad. I don’t know about mad….?
  3. I enjoy lunch (the meal that is eaten in the middle of the day for those of you who call this Dinner, for some strange reason). I really like a simple sandwich, two slices of buttered bread with ham, cheddar cheese and pickle that’s nice. I also like baked beans on toast for any meal. Hmm, I’m feeling really hungry now!
  4. It depends on what mood I am in. I prefer fictional films but recently have watched a lot of documentary films about Jack the Ripper. There is so much guesswork about the Whitechapel murders that is it practically fiction.
  5. When the squirrel fell from the tree tops it was probably captured by people on their mobile phones and sent all over the world on social media. It’s probably gone Viral by now.

 

So, my favourite personal post….

This one is a recent favourite. It was a comedy poem I wrote called the Ballad of Ted and Flo.

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/04/05/the-ballad-of-ted-and-flo-a-raunchier-genre-challenge/

 

My Nominees:

How about You? Do you fancy having a go? If so, please be my guest. 

Here are some questions for you. 

  1. Where did you last spend a night away from home?
  2. Who do you think was Jack the Ripper?
  3. What is your favourite meal to cook yourself?
  4. What mystery from the past would you like to discover the truth about?
  5. If Money grew on trees, would poverty still exist?

 

Have a nice day.

🙂

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/04/09/tops/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/04/09/rdp-tuesday-hungry/

 

 

 

50 Word Thursday #13 – The Results!

I ALMOST forgot to post the results of last Thursday’s 50 Word Thursday Challenge. I am most penitent and I seek your forgiveness, those who took part. 😉

If you haven’t come across the 50 words Thursday challenge as yet, then this may seem a little incoherent, but read on and you may discover a great weekly challenge.

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.

So here’s the picture for LAST week:

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And here are the words:

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

Here is my post from Last Thursday:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/03/28/50-word-thursday-13-a-weekly-challenge/

 

and here are all the excellent entries:

 

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/03/27/a-date-killer/

50 Word Thursday #13 — Panic in London

https://www.michele-jones.com/the-theatre/

https://moonisrising.wordpress.com/2019/03/28/50-word-thursday-13-descending/

Finding Love in London: 50 Word Thursday

50 words Thursdays #13

 

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

And once again I have forgotten to take part myself!

 

It’s over to Teresa now to post this week’s new challenge.

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/penitent/

Versatile Blogger Award Nomination.

I am very pleased to have been nominated for this award by Dr Tanya of Salted Caramel, see her post here:

https://saltedcaramel670.wordpress.com/2019/03/28/versatile-blogger-award-2/

Thank you, Dr Tanya, very much appreciated. 🙂

I admit that I do not like sticking to the same genre of writing, I like to try different things and try out lots of challenges.

The Rules

1. If you are nominated, Congratulations you have been awarded the Versatile blogger award!

2. Thank the person who gave you the award and include a link to their blog.

3. Select 10 -15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.

4. Nominate those bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.

5. Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

 

So Seven things about me:

  1. One of my favourite Authors is Agatha Christie,
  2. I can speak a bit of Russian.
  3. I went to school for six months in Perth, Australia.
  4. I am very fond of Roses, particularly wild roses.
  5. I have visited Malta twice and absolutely love it. I wish they didn’t kill so many migratory birds though.
  6. I am absolutely anti-fur for fashion.
  7. My ideal job would be the supreme leader of the world and I’d like to create my own utopia where everyone is forced to like my stories and poems (a bit like Nero who fancied himself as a composer). Not really, just joking.

 

OK, now for my nominees.

https://lifelessonsaroundthedinnertable.wordpress.com/2019/03/27/march-music-videos-day-27/

https://daisymae874.wordpress.com/2019/03/28/my-bad/

Oh Prompt me, Do!! Season 2

~*~ Throw Your Dreams ~*~ (Advice to Inspire and Encourage) #9

Hands in your pocket

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/03/28/overly-stimulated/

https://crushedcaramel.wordpress.com/2019/03/28/how-jim-was-impaled/

 

Have fun, 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 😉

321 Quote Me – Ain’t it the Truth?

So that Grand Master of the blogosphere (If you don’t believe me, go check out his blog. Would I Lie to you?), A Guy Called Bloke, has tagged me in one of his 321 Quote Challenges, this one about Truth.

Click below to see his post:

321 Quote Me – Truth

Rules: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

  • Thank the Selector
  • Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.
  • Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’
    Please Note: Rory will be reblogging your responses unless you tell him NOT do so.

Thanks again Mr. Bloke. 🙂

 

George Orwell

  1. “In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
    ― George Orwell

Who’s real name was Eric Blair and not George Orwell, way to go at telling the truth, Eric! (Only kidding).

2. “Telling lies, that’s teachable, telling the truth is unimpeachable. People usually lie because they perceive the risk to be less than telling the truth.”

You can quote me on that. 🙂

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Who shall I nominate:

How about:

Cocky Young Meno – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Twittering Tales #129 – 26 March 2019

https://saltedcaramel670.wordpress.com/2019/03/22/genre-challenge-paranormal-romance/

 

There is no pressure to take part if it isn’t something you want to do.

I wish you all the best, now it’s over to you.

 

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/03/25/teachable/

Mystery Blogger Award – Naked Edition.

I have been nominated for the second time this week for the Mystery Blogger Award! I must be particularly mysterious this week. This time Rory, A Guy Called Bloke has kindly nominated me. I am always thrilled to receive a nomination. I admit sometimes it takes a while to get the post done though.

Thanks Rory, you are great.

Here is his post:

Mystery Blogger Award 9

So? What is the Mystery Blogger Award?

“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.

https://www.okotoenigmasblog.com/

The Rules

  • Thank whoever gifted you and include a link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • Answer the questions from the person who gifted you the Award.
  • Choose 3 bloggers that you wish to gift the Award to.
  • Ask 5 questions of your choice with one weird or funny one
  • Notify those you gift the Award to.

 

Here are the questions from Rory.

  1. Would you do the above dance naked on the rooftop for a cookie?
  2. Why Not?
  3. You would? Really? Why?
  4. Ok, how about for 1000 in your currency?
  5. Ok, how about for a 100,000 in your currency?

Here are my answers:

  1. No
  2. Because I would not want to invite derision or inspire jealousy. What I look like beneath my coverings is a complete mystery to most and I’d like to keep it that way.
  3. No, I wouldn’t!
  4. NO!
  5. and still NO!!!

Well, this picture may give you an idea of why I wouldn’t.

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I owe it to the world to remain fully clothed!

 

Three things about me:

  1. I used to enjoy Rowing (Which is what I am doing in this picture.)
  2. I used to enjoy playing table tennis (Ping Pong).
  3. I once took part in the Great River Race, also known as the London Rowing Marathon. I rowed as part of a team from Richmond Bridge to Greenwich Bridge, 21 Miles!!!

 

My Nominees:

If you are reading this (I’m sorry, by the way) and you’d like to take part, then you are nominated.

I would also like to nominate anyone with the letter P in their name.

 

My Questions:

If there was a fire in your house, what two items would you save above all others?

What is the most unusual place you’ve ever been to?

Have you ever worn something you’ve made yourself?

If you became a famous film star what name would you like to be known as?

Have you ever found a politician attractive?

 

Happy Sunday, and many apologies for any distress this post may have caused.

🙂

 

 

 

Not Just My Verse, Your Two Two Too! — The Night Out [multiverse] – A poem challenge from A Guy Called Bloke.

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I missed this one, sorry about that.

Rory, A Guy Called Bloke, started a challenge, to add an additional 4 lines to his poem about a Night out.

Not Just My Verse, Your Two Two Too!

He passed it to Sadje of Keep it Alive who then added 4 more lines then passed it on….

Eventually, it was passed to Li of Tao Talk who then tagged me. And there it has languished until now.

Check out Li’s post here:

Not Just My Verse, Your Two Two Too! — The Night Out [multiverse]

The Night Out!

Rory’s bit:

Quite excited l am, seriously,
Not often that my friends and l go out,
For a night on the town so mysteriously,
To have a laugh and a fool about!

Sadje’s bit

Though we have plans to go to town
But it is pouring down by buckets
We may go to see the circus and the clown
Let’s start the evening by first buying the tickets

Di of Pensivity 101’s bit

Oh what a shame, they’re all sold out
Whatever will we do now,
I know, we’ll all go down the pub,
Have a pint and some decent chow…………..

Paula’s bit

But I hear an unearthly sound
Along with fiendish laughter and howls;
I would prefer to turn back around–
It’s two for one monsters’ night out!

 

Li’s bit

As we turn, our way is blocked

By something large and yellow

He’s Big Bird – but his eyes are red

A zombified, HUNGRY fellow!

My Addition:

And behind him appears a shape,

Woolly with some blood-soaked stains

The Snuffleupagus’s mouth agape,

Desperately hungry for some brains.

 

So who likes to write a bit of poetry now and then?

How about Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess?

😜March 21, 2019: Quote of The Day & My Thoughts

 

Have fun 🙂